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‘No evidence’ Ashes Test is at risk of corruption, say ICC governors

Cricket’s global governors insist there is no evidence the ongoing Ashes is in danger of corruption.

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Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring the winner (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Wayne Rooney scores only goal as Everton consign Newcastle to another defeat

Wayne Rooney’s 10th goal of the season condemned Newcastle to a seventh defeat in eight Premier League outings as the home fans prayed for Mike Ashley’s exit from St James’ Park.

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Riyad Mahrez (centre) celebrates the first goal (Adam Davy/PA)

Leicester thrash Saints as Puel proves point

Claude Puel exacted revenge on his first return to Southampton as Leicester romped to a 4-1 Premier League win at St Mary’s.

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David Silva celebrates his second goal (Nick Potts/PA)

Manchester City create history with 15th straight win after hammering Swansea

Manchester City set a new Premier League record of 15 consecutive wins with a 4-0 victory at bottom club Swansea.

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West Ham's Pablo Zabaleta (left) and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez battle for the ball (John Walton/PA)

Arsenal held to goalless draw at West Ham

Arsenal lost further ground on the Premier League pace-setters after they were held to a goalless draw at West Ham.

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England's Mark Stoneman plays a shot as Cameron Bancroft looks on during day one of the Ashes Test match at the WACA Ground, Perth. (Jason O'Brien/PA Wire)

Stoneman gives England promising start to crucial third Ashes Test

Mark Stoneman gave England a promising start at the WACA despite Alastair Cook’s early departure in his 150th Test.

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Serge Aurier (centre) celebrates the winner (Nigel French/PA)

Aurier and Son goals see Tottenham move back into top four

Tottenham climbed back into the Premier League’s top four as Serge Aurier’s fluke-goal and a header from Son Heung-min sealed a 2-0 victory over Brighton.

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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah reacts to a miss (Peter Byrne/PA)

‘Fab Four’ fail to help Liverpool to victory against stubborn West Brom

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reunited the ‘Fab Four’ but his prolific attacking quartet were all distinctly off-key as West Brom held out for a goalless draw at Anfield.

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Romelu Lukaku (centre left)  celebrates the winner (Martin Rickett/PA)

Romelu Lukaku strike gives Manchester United victory over Bournemouth

Romelu Lukaku hit back at his critics with the only goal of the game as Manchester United beat Bournemouth 1-0 in the Premier League.

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Joe Root hopes England can end their dreadful run in Perth (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Root hoping for ‘something special’ from golden generation in third Test

Joe Root is banking on England’s golden generation of senior players providing the spark which will keep his team in the Ashes.

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Chris Froome won his first La Vuelta title in September (PA)

Chris Froome fighting to keep Vuelta title and avoid ban after failing drug test

Chris Froome could lose his La Vuelta title and World Road Championships medals and miss most of next season after an adverse test for asthma drug salbutamol.

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Tyson Fury has been cleared to fight again immediately (Nick Potts/PA)

Tyson Fury sets his sights on Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight titles

Tyson Fury has set his sights on reclaiming the world heavyweight crown after being cleared to fight again immediately.

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Fury was cleared to return to the ring on Tuesday but needs permission from the BBBC (Nick Potts/PA)

Tyson Fury boxing licence to be considered by British board stewards next month

Tyson Fury could have his boxing licence reinstated by the British Boxing Board of Control when its stewards meet in January.

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Top Notch (right) on his way to victory at Ascot

Top Notch takes Taunton test in Peterborough Chase

Top Notch will face just four rivals in the rearranged Peterborough Chase at Taunton on Thursday.

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FAW chief Jonathan Ford will  face a disciplinary commission for comments over the vacant manager's job (Mike Egerton/Empics)

FAW chief Ford to face disciplinary over ‘definitely not English’ comment

Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford is to face a disciplinary commission over his comment that the next Wales manager will “definitely” not be English.

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Gareth Bale's late goal seals Real Madrid's win against Al Jazira (Hassan Ammar/AP)

Gareth Bale’s winner saves Real Madrid from humiliation against Al Jazira

Real Madrid avoided humiliation against Al Jazira as Gareth Bale’s late winner earned them a 2-1 victory and a place in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup.

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Willian starred for Chelsea  (Tim Goode/Empics)

Willian stars for Chelsea as they impress against Huddersfield

Willian scored one and made two others as Chelsea finally turned in a display worthy of Premier League champions to win 3-1 at Huddersfield.

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Manchester United v Manchester City ? Premier League ? Old Trafford

Manchester clubs given extra time to provide observations on derby incident

Manchester United and Manchester City have been given until 6pm on December 15 to provide observations on the alleged fracas following Sunday’s derby at Old Trafford.

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Australia set to bring in all-rounder Mitchell Marsh for third Ashes Test

Australia appear almost certain to change their winning team as they replace out-of-form batsman Peter Handscomb with all-rounder Mitchell Marsh in the third Ashes Test.

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Arsenal record signing Alexandre Lacazette looking for Premier League miracle

Arsenal record signing Alexandre Lacazette looking for Premier League miracle

Striker Alexandre Lacazette admits Arsenal need a “miracle” if they are to win the Premier League this season.

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