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Dream over for Sam Allardyce as FA decides England manager has to go

Sam Allardyce's brief tenure as England manager ended in embarrassment and recrimination after just one game in charge.

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Contenders to replace Sam Allardyce as England manager

The shock ending to Sam Allardyce's ill-fated England reign has left the national team without a manager just days before resuming World Cup qualification.

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Former England captains say Sam Allardyce has made Three Lions a laughing stock

Sam Allardyce's behaviour has made England the laughing stock of world football, former Three Lions skippers Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand claimed.

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Europe Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke happy to accept the tag of underdogs

Captain Darren Clarke is happy to accept the tag of underdogs as Europe go in search of an unprecedented fourth successive Ryder Cup victory.

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Chris Froome speaks out about the use of TUEs in cycling

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has described the rules allowing athletes to take drugs that would normally be banned under sport's anti-doping rules as "open to abuse" and in need of urgent reform.

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England may be open to possibility of Eddie Jones staying beyond 2019 World Cup

England could be open to the possibility of Eddie Jones staying beyond the 2019 World Cup and are willing to look overseas once again if the Australian does step down.

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USA captain Davis Love insists his comments about his team were misconstrued

United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love insists his comments about selecting "the best golf team, maybe ever" were misconstrued - but he will still send his players out into battle on Friday with exactly the same message.

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Rory McIlroy keen to repay Darren Clarke for his 10th birthday surprise

Seventeen years after his 10th birthday present turned into a starstruck first meeting with Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy is desperate to ensure Europe's Ryder Cup captain leaves Hazeltine with equally happy memories.

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Conor McGregor to face Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205

Conor McGregor will return to the Octagon on November 12, moving up a weight to take on Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.

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Durham and ECB in talks over financial future

Durham face an anxious wait to discover the extent and nature of any sanction from the England and Wales Cricket Board as the county club continues to battle financial difficulties.

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Arsene Wenger hopes Sam Allardyce can 'clear his name'

Arsene Wenger hopes Sam Allardyce can "clear his name" after he was part of secretly-filmed conversations which show the recently-appointed England manager making a variety of controversial comments to undercover reporters.

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Players and fans to pay respects to Arnold Palmer at Ryder Cup

Players and fans will pay their respects to Arnold Palmer when the 41st Ryder Cup gets under way at Hazeltine on Friday.

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Now we have 12 players plus Bubba Watson we have the perfect team - Davis Love

US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love believes he has the "perfect team" after appointing Bubba Watson as his fifth vice-captain - despite having overlooked him for a wild card.

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Sir Dave Brailsford defends Sir Bradley Wiggins' use of banned drug

Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford has defended the decision to get special permission for Sir Bradley Wiggins to receive injections of a banned drug before three major races - insisting the team had done nothing wrong.

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English football and third party ownership

England manager Sam Allardyce is in hot water after being caught making unguarded comments in a sting by a national newspaper.

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Football Association seeks clarification over investigation into Sam Allardyce

The Football Association is awaiting further details of conversations Sam Allardyce held with undercover reporters after the emergence of video appearing to show the recently-appointed England manager making a variety of controversial comments.

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Jack Nicklaus: Arnold Palmer transcended game of golf and I'll miss him greatly

Golfing greats Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods led the tributes to Arnold Palmer after his death at the age of 87.

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Sir Dave Brailsford defends Sir Bradley Wiggins' use of triamcinolone

Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford has defended the decision to get special permission for Sir Bradley Wiggins to receive injections of a banned drug before three major races, including his historic win in the 2012 Tour de France.

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Tyson Fury "seeking help" because of "witch-hunt" against him - trainer

Tyson Fury's trainer has confirmed the WBA and WBO heavyweight champion is "seeking help" for issues arising over what he believes to be a "witch-hunt" against the boxer.

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Barry Hearn hopes to take Max Whitlock and gymnastics to the next level

Max Whitlock's historic double gold medal haul at Rio 2016 may have made him something of a reluctant superstar but the Essex 23-year-old insists he is ready to embrace his sport's surge in popularity.

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