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Barca rout Depor to warm up for Clasico

Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice as LaLiga leaders Barcelona tuned up for next week’s Clasico with a handsome 4-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna.

With a trip to Real Madrid coming on December 23, Barca overwhelmed their visitors at the Nou Camp, with all four finishes coming ...

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Mo Farah delivers hilarious interview on his way to winning top award

Mo Farah was upstaged by his young son during a video-link interview for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award – but the four-time Olympic champion ended the evening well and truly in the spotlight.

The 34-year-old was among the 12 nominees shortlisted for the BBC’s 63-year-old ...

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Sir Mo Farah named BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah upset the odds to be named 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Sunday.

The 34-year-old was the third favourite coming into evening – with heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua the bookies’ tip – but ...

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Douvan to miss rest of the season as connections take ‘conservative’ approach

Crack two-mile chaser Douvan will miss the rest of the season, trainer Willie Mullins has announced.

The Rich Ricci-owned seven-year-old has not been seen since losing his unbeaten record over fences in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

He had been ...

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Putin thanks Trump for CIA tip-off stopping St Petersburg bombings

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his US counterpart Donald Trump to thank him for a CIA tip-off that helped thwart a series of bombings in St Petersburg.

The Kremlin said Mr Putin told Mr Trump during the call on Sunday that the information provided by the CIA was sufficient to ...

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British embassy worker found dead in Beirut ‘was strangled’

A British embassy worker whose body was found by the side of a motorway in Beirut was strangled, Lebanese police said.

Rebecca Dykes’s family said they have been left “devastated” following her death on Saturday.

Police are investigating whether the victim, believed to be 30, ...

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Justin Rose signs off the year with stunning eight-shot win at Indonesia Masters

Justin Rose signed off for the year with a stunning eight-shot victory at the Indonesia Masters in Jakarta, playing 28 holes on the final day.

The Englishman has now won three tournaments in the past seven weeks, sealing his latest success with a dominant display.

What a week in ...

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Mohamed Salah nets again as Liverpool return to winning ways in style

Premier League top-scorer Mohamed Salah struck his 14th goal of the campaign as Liverpool thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 at Dean Court to climb to fourth place.

Egypt forward Salah became the first Premier League player to reach 20 goals in all competitions this season, with Philippe Coutinho, ...

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Car plummets 130ft in Lake District crash as ice causes chaos on Cumbria's roads

A MAN has escaped serious injury after his car lost control on an icy Lake District pass, rolling nearly 40 metres - 130 feet - down a bank into a beck.

Emergency services - police, firefighters, paramedics - as well as the Great North Air Ambulance Service and members of Cockermouth ...

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Manchester United fend off West Brom in drab Hawthorns clash

Manchester United survived a late scare to clinch an uninspiring victory at West Brom.

17 December, 2016: West Brom 0 #MUFC 2 ⏩ 17 December, 2017: West Brom 1 #MUFC 2

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 17, 2017

Romelu Lukaku’s 15th goal ...

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Kyle Anderson sees off Peter Jacques to reach World Championship second round

Australia’s Kyle Anderson passed his first test in the William Hill World Championship on Sunday afternoon.

The world number 24 beat England’s Peter Jacques 3-1 to book his place in the second round at Alexandra Palace.

INTERVIEW | A solid performance from Kyle Anderson. He looks ...

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Police probe death of British embassy worker in Beirut

Police are investigating the death of a British embassy worker in Beirut.

Rebecca Dykes was murdered in the Lebanese capital and her body was found on the side of a motorway on Saturday, the BBC reported.

A family spokesman said: “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved ...

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Parking attendant assaulted in hospital car park

A parking attendant was assaulted in the car park of the West Cumberland Hospital.

Police say it happened at 3.30pm on Friday.

A police spokesman said: "The parking attendant received no injuries."

Call 101 with information.

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Killahara Castle shocks odds-on favourite with 200-1 success at Thurles

Killahara Castle – a 200-1 supposed no-hoper – caused one of the biggest upsets imaginable when taking Listed honours in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Boreen Belle Mares Novice Hurdle at Thurles.

The six-year-old, trained in County Tipperary by John Burke, stormed past the 8-13 ...

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French sailor Francois Gabart sets new solo round-the-world record

French sailor Francois Gabart has broken the record for sailing around the world alone after circumnavigating the planet in 42 days and 16 hours.

That is more than six days faster than the record set by fellow Frenchman Thomas Coville last year.

Think I just did it!!! ...

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Ryanair offers last-minute talks with union in bid to stop pilot strike

Ryanair has offered last-minute talks with an Irish pilots’ union on Tuesday in a bid to stave off a threatened pre-Christmas strike.

The budget carrier is one of Europe’s largest airlines and said it will recognise unions for the first time as it also faces challenges from staff in ...

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Jo Cox’s widower talks of challenges of bringing up children alone

The widower of murdered MP Jo Cox has spoken about the difficulty of being a single parent as he praised a campaign designed to tackle loneliness at Christmas.

In an interview with The Sun, Brendan Cox described how he and his late wife used to speak of their admiration for the way parents ...

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Juve sweep past Bologna as Milan’s misery deepens

Reigning champions Juventus stormed back into second place in the Serie A table, while AC Milan’s imploding season took another turn for the worse.

A day after Napoli removed Inter Milan from first place with their confident victory at Torino, Massimiliano Allegri’s Bianconeri went to ...

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Hearts emphatically end Celtic’s long unbeaten run

Hearts ended Celtic’s 69-game unbeaten domestic run in stunning fashion with a 4-0 hammering of the Ladbrokes Premiership champions at Tynecastle.

A much-changed home side surged into a two-goal interval lead as 16-year-old Harry Cochrane fired in his first goal for the Edinburgh club in ...

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Elliot Daly at the double as Wasps sting La Rochelle

Elliot Daly scored two tries as Wasps kept alive their hopes of progressing to the Champions Cup quarter-finals with a hard-fought 21-3 victory.

Wasps avenged their 49-29 hammering at La Rochelle last weekend but this game at the Ricoh Arena was a far cry from last week’s try-scoring ...

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Irish Government ‘needs to repair relationship with DUP’

The Irish Government’s relationship with the DUP needs to be repaired, a minister said.

Foreign affairs minister Simon Coveney blamed tensions around agreeing phase one of the Brexit deal.

He said he wanted to meet Northern Ireland’s largest unionist party before the end of the ...

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