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Andy Murray ready for return in Dubai despite bout of shingles

Andy Murray insists he is "fit and raring to go" at the Dubai Tennis Championships having overcome a bout of shingles during a five-week lay-off.

The world number one has not played since a shock fourth-round exit to Mischa Zverev in the fourth round of the Australian Open, and revealed ...

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Keighley claim player had ear bitten in Challenge Cup win over amateurs Fryston

Keighley claim one of their players had his ear bitten and another sustained a broken jaw during their 50-32 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third-round win over amateurs Fryston.

The Kingstone Press League 1 club say the Rugby Football League has launched an investigation into events during the ...

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Romelu Lukaku determined to push Everton to 'greatness'

Romelu Lukaku's ambition is help Everton achieve "greatness" but believes the only way to do that is if every player pushes each other to the limit.

The Belgium striker is the Premier League's joint-leading scorer with 17 after his goal in the 2-0 win over Sunderland. Ross Barkley is his ...

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Claims MP Lewis registered websites in preparation for Labour leader bid denied

Claims that Clive Lewis registered website addresses in apparent preparation for a Labour leadership bid have been denied by a source close to the MP.

It comes after the Huffington Post UK said four domain names which appeared to support Mr Lewis for Labour leader were registered on June ...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic thrilled with 'special trophy' after United land EFL Cup

Zlatan Ibrahimovic heralded his move to Manchester United as a “special” moment for the club after his brace saw the Red Devils lift the EFL Cup at the expense of Southampton.

The 35-year-old struck twice, including an 87th-minute match-winning header, to secure a 3-2 win against a ...

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England coach Eddie Jones calls on World Rugby to act over breakdown tactics

Eddie Jones expects World Rugby to revise the laws that enabled Italy to frustrate England with unusual breakdown tactics described by George Ford as having the potential to "kill the game".

In a ploy devised by defence coach Brendan Venter, no player was committed after a tackle had been ...

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Roy expects to resume England opening partnership with Hales at end of week

Jason Roy expects to resume his England opening partnership with record-breaking Alex Hales at the end of this week.

Roy and Hales can be a frightening combined force for any opposition, as they have proved several times with a string of brutal stands against the new white ...

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Rhys Webb confident 'hurt' Wales will finish Six Nations strongly

Rhys Webb has backed Wales to deliver a strong Six Nations finish this season - despite suffering successive championship defeats for the first time since 2010.

Scotland's 29-13 victory over Wales at Murrayfield left Webb and company way off the title pace.

It followed a home loss to ...

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I had the time of my life on The Jump, says Sir Bradley Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins has told how he had the "time of his life" meeting new people on ski show The Jump, despite suffering an injury that forced him to drop out of the competition.

He praised his co-stars for their progress and said he was gutted to leave them after fracturing his ...

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Jose Mourinho concedes Manchester United were fortunate to beat Southampton

Jose Mourinho conceded Manchester United had been fortunate to beat Southampton in the EFL Cup final but that he was relieved to have won his first trophy at the club.

The United manager also again praised the contribution of their matchwinner Zlatan Ibrahimovic, before insisting he had no ...

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Welsh rugby star Elli Norkett killed in car crash at age 20

The family of a Welsh rugby international killed in a car crash have paid tribute to her as "loved and valued by many".

Elli Norkett, 20, sustained fatal injuries in the collision in Neath Port Talbot, south Wales, at 7.40pm on Saturday.

Miss Norkett, from Llandarcy, Neath, was the ...

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Britney Spears's niece 'fully recovered' after all-terrain vehicle pond crash

Britney Spears's niece has "fully recovered" after she was injured in an accident in an all-terrain vehicle, her mother has said.

Eight-year-old Maddie Spears-Aldridge was taken to hospital on February 5 after the vehicle she was in crashed into a pond and she ended up submerged, with ...

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Welsh rugby star Elli Norkett killed in car crash at age 20

The family of a Welsh rugby international killed in a car crash have paid tribute to her as "loved and valued by many".

Elli Norkett, 20, sustained fatal injuries in the collision in Neath Port Talbot, south Wales, at 7.40pm on Saturday.

Miss Norkett, from Llandarcy, Neath, was the ...

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Conor O'Shea issues impassioned defence of Italy after England Six Nations defeat

Head coach Conor O'Shea issued an impassioned defence of Italy after a 36-15 defeat to England at the end of a week in which the Azzurri's RBS 6 Nations place has been scrutinised.

Italy's refusal to contest rucks in the first half bamboozled England, who belatedly rallied in a six-try, ...

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Police investigating violent incident in Whitehaven

Police say they are investigating a violent incident in Whitehaven.

The force says it happened on Friday night on Duke Street.

No further details are available.

Call police with information on 101.

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Sam Billings pushing for improvement as England opening spot remains precarious

Sam Billings' hold on his unaccustomed opener's berth for England remains precarious.

There is a sense that the Kent batsman can barely afford to slip up even once, with the record-breaking Alex Hales due to fly out to join England's tour of West Indies before the first of three one-day ...

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Actor Bill Paxton dies aged 61 after complications from surgery

Hollywood actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61.

Paxton, known for films including Twister, True Lies and Aliens, died on Saturday after complications from surgery.

A family representative said in a statement: "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has ...

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Ibrahimovic winner gives Manchester United EFL Cup glory against Southampton

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late header secured Manchester United the first major trophy of the Jose Mourinho era, breaking Southampton hearts at the end of a thrilling EFL Cup final.

Wembley bore witness to a superb encounter as expectant United faced a Saints side looking to win just the second ...

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A66 shut as stormy weather continues to batter the UK

THE A66 has been closed to high sided vehicles tonight as winds of up to 70mph batter Cumbria.

The road has been shut at Brough.

The Met Office says a yellow wind warning which came into force at 11am today will remain in place until 6am tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile a flood ...

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Seething Eddie Jones criticises Italy over tactics

England head coach Eddie Jones was seething with sarcasm after his side's 17th successive Test win, the 36-15 RBS 6 Nations defeat of Italy.

The Grand Slam champions trailed 10-5 at the end of the worst half of Jones' reign, brought about by their inability to adapt to Italy's crafty ...

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Race is on for Carlisle sled dog team aiming for top championship spot

A SLED dog racer has his sights set on bagging a top place in a World Championship event next year.

Matty Clarke, of Dalston Road, Carlisle, is aiming to come in the top 10 of a competition in Sweden – and is looking for sponsorship.

He and his wife Adele own 24 husky dogs and have ...

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