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EFL Cup final win is key for developing Manchester United side, says Ryan Giggs

Manchester United great Ryan Giggs believes winning the EFL Cup is crucial for Jose Mourinho's developing side.

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Ben Te'o urged to seize England chance by scrum coach Neal Hatley

Ben Te'o and James Haskell have been challenged to carry the impact they have made as replacements into the starting line-up when England face Italy on Sunday.

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Steve O'Keefe and Nathan Lyon spin Australia to huge win over India

Spinner Steve O'Keefe finished with 12 wickets as Australia ended India's 19-Test unbeaten streak with a crushing 333-run triumph within three days in Pune.

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UK Sport chairman Rod Carr defends investment in medal pursuit

UK Sport chairman Rod Carr has defended the funding agency's high-performance remit and described as "highly questionable" research which said three in four Britons would prefer Government money going to improving grassroots sport above the pursuit of Olympic and Paralympic medals.

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Steven Finn given opportunity to stake a claim for England in West Indies opener

England gave an opportunity to Steven Finn to stake a claim at the start of their brief tour of the West Indies in the opening match against the UWI Vice-Chancellor's XI.

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Ranieri sacking 'shameful', says chairman of Leicester City Supporters' Club

Leicester City Supporters' Club chairman Cliff Ginnetta has called Claudio Ranieri's sacking "shameful and embarrassing".

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Jose Mourinho pondering Wayne Rooney start in EFL Cup final

Jose Mourinho is weighing up whether to start Wayne Rooney in the EFL Cup final after the Manchester United ended speculation about his immediate future.

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Eddie Jones: Dylan Hartley is first name on team sheet right now

Eddie Jones has reacted to scrutiny of Dylan Hartley's ongoing selection by insisting England's captain will remain the first name on the team sheet for the foreseeable future.

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Wembley clash can be a defining moment for EFL Cup rivals

Manchester United v Southampton - Jose Mourinho's well-drilled machine versus the constantly regenerating upstarts.

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Fernando Alonso reveals Mercedes talks

Double world champion Fernando Alonso has revealed he staged talks with Mercedes over the possibility of replacing Nico Rosberg.

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Lewis Hamilton confident of regaining world title

A confident Lewis Hamilton has claimed he is in the best shape of his career and vowed to regain his Formula One world title.

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Ryan Giggs remembers stand-out Marcus Rashford a year on from his Man Utd debut

Ryan Giggs likes watching "exciting prospect" Marcus Rashford as much as he used to enjoy coaching him, with Saturday marking a year since the teenager's whirlwind Manchester United debut.

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Pat Perez predicts Tiger Woods will not play again

American golfer Pat Perez believes Tiger Woods will not play again after being forced to pull out of last month's Dubai Desert Classic with back spasms.

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IAAF permits three Russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag

Three Russian athletes have been declared eligible to compete internationally under a neutral flag by the IAAF's Doping Review Board, the governing body has announced.

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Mike Catt's return to Twickenham with Italy adds spice to Six Nations clash

Mike Brown will welcome Mike Catt back to Twickenham despite knowing that England's former skills coach might still hold some key inside information on the RBS 6 Nations champions.

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Sailor Sir Ben Ainslie nearly turned to Sir Chris Hoy's pedal power

Sir Ben Ainslie contemplated calling on Sir Chris Hoy for help in his bid to win Great Britain's first America's Cup in 166 years.

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Olympian Max Whitlock reveals the Queen is a fan of gymnastics

The Queen loves watching gymnastics, according to Olympic star Max Whitlock who was appointed an MBE for his services to the sport.

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Lewis Hamilton not missing Nico Rosberg as he looks to new season with Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he will not miss Nico Rosberg and has drawn a line under last season's championship defeat to his long-term rival.

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BT Sport to broadcast FIFA 17 finals as e-Sports' rise continues

BT Sport has agreed a deal with EA Sports to broadcast people playing FIFA 17, the UK's most popular video game, for the first time on British and Irish television.

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Lutalo Muhammad using Rio 'tough pill' to fuel Tokyo Olympics gold mission

Lutalo Muhammad will never forget the agony of the last-second defeat that cost him Olympic taekwondo gold but has no doubt his story can have a fairytale ending in Tokyo.

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