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China Open: Mark Selby & Ronnie O'Sullivan impress but Jimmy White is beaten

Mark Selby and Ronnie O'Sullivan reached the last 32 of the China Open with one-sided victories on Tuesday.

Selby, the world number one, made breaks of 88, 104, 95, 87 and 74 as he swept past Alfie Burden 5-0.

Five-time world champion O'Sullivan matched Selby with a 5-0 win over ...

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MPs criticise bat attack abuse sentence

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Two MPs have criticised a judge over a suspended jail term given to a man ...

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Chris Read: Nottinghamshire captain to retire at the end of 2017 season

Former England wicketkeeper Chris Read will retire at the end of the county season, his 20th with Nottinghamshire.

The 38-year-old Notts captain, who made 52 international appearances, is to take up the role of director of cricket at Uppingham School in Rutland.

Read has played 677 ...

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City-based Twenty20 tournament moves a step closer as ECB reveals more details

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A new eight-team, city-based Twenty20 tournament could "absolutely rival the Indian Premier League" says England and Wales Cricket Board chief Tom Harrison.

The competition, proposed ...

yesterday 08:51 open_in_new
Pedro Godinho named as Canonsleigh Road stab murder victim

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A man who was fatally stabbed during an attack in a residential car park ...

yesterday 07:45 open_in_new
Abuse charity slams judge's 'shocking ignorance'

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A domestic abuse charity has criticised the 18-month suspended sentence ...

2017-03-27 22:43 open_in_new
Mark Selby: World number one reaches second round in China

World number one Mark Selby is through to the second round of the China Open after a poor start in Beijing.

The 33-year-old went 2-0 down against Poland's Adam Stefanow, before getting on the board with a break of 61.

Selby levelled with a 136 and although Stefanow, 23, won the fifth ...

2017-03-27 20:31 open_in_new
Form 696: Concern over 'racist' police form to be raised

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The government is to respond to fears a police risk assessment form has ...

2017-03-27 09:31 open_in_new
Murder inquiry after Leicester car park attack

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A man has died after being found badly injured following an apparent ...

2017-03-27 09:31 open_in_new
Leicester car-park death: Man dies after 'attack'

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A man has died after he was found with life-threatening injuries ...

2017-03-26 16:57 open_in_new
IPCC clears police over double-fatal Leicester crash

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A police force has been cleared of wrongdoing after a suspect caused a ...

2017-03-24 22:07 open_in_new
Adam Peaty: Olympic champion passing on pressure and putting party time to bed

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There is no escaping 5am starts, lung-crushing 50m sprint sets, relentless double training sessions designed to push the body to the limit and the added bonus of punishing gym ...

2017-03-24 19:55 open_in_new
Premiership: Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers

England Six Nations winners Ben Youngs and Dan Cole return for Leicester.

Mathew Tait, Freddie Burns, Ellis Genge and Graham Kitchener are the only four Tigers to retain their places from the side that started the Anglo-Welsh Cup Final victory over Exeter last Sunday.

England centre ...

2017-03-24 16:37 open_in_new
Claudio Ranieri: Ex-Leicester City boss to get 'Golden Bench' award

Claudio Ranieri will get a special award from the Italian Football Federation for leading Leicester City to a shock Premier League title last season.

The 65-year-old Italian was sacked in February with the club in a relegation battle.

He will receive a Panchina d'Oro (Golden Bench) ...

2017-03-24 08:55 open_in_new
Next shares leads FTSE 100 higher

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London's main share index gained ground on Thursday led by retailer Next, ...

2017-03-23 21:53 open_in_new
Next sees first annual profit fall in eight years

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Next has reported its first fall in annual profit for eight years and ...

2017-03-23 10:53 open_in_new
Luther Burrell: 'Dynamic' Northampton Saints ready for Leicester Tigers clash

Northampton Saints centre Luther Burrell says they will be in "right in the mix" for a top-four finish if they can beat Leicester Tigers on Saturday.

Saints are sixth in the Premiership, four points behind fourth-placed Bath.

England international Burrell, 29, is available to make ...

2017-03-22 20:31 open_in_new
Brantano: collapse of shoe retailer puts 1,000 jobs at risk

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Shoe retailer Brantano has gone into administration, putting more than ...

2017-03-22 19:25 open_in_new
Leicestershire Police investigated over acid attack information

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A police force is being investigated over claims it knew acid had been ...

2017-03-22 17:13 open_in_new
Firm 'illegally felled' protected trees at Haytop Country Park

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A company has been served with a court injunction after protected trees ...

2017-03-22 17:13 open_in_new
Fossil find named to honour Sir David Attenborough

22 March 2017 Last updated at 00:24 GMT

A fossil - believed to be 430 million years old - has been discovered and named in honour of Sir David Attenborough.

Scientists, led by the University of Leicester, made the discovery in volcanic ash deposits in Herefordshire and named it ...

2017-03-22 02:51 open_in_new