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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.

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Mark Wood

5 bowlers who could bring some pace to England’s attack

England have surrendered the Ashes before Christmas after suffering another heavy defeat in Perth to go 3-0 down in the series.

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Ahmed Hegazi has signed a permanent deal with West Brom

Ahmed Hegazi completes permanent move to West Brom

West Brom have completed the signing of Egypt international defender Ahmed Hegazi on a permanent deal.

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Ashes third Test day five – in pictures and social

England have lost the Ashes before Christmas despite Dawid Malan’s late, lone-hand resilience and a controversial three-hour delay after overnight rain got underneath the WACA’s leaky covers.

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LeBron James made a point in Washington

LeBron James sends a message in Washington

LeBron James has one of the greatest platforms in world sport and when it comes to social issues, he is never afraid to use it.

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Joe Root lost the Ashes in his first series as England captain (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Root says ‘bitterly disappointing’ Ashes loss not down to lack of effort

Joe Root insists his England team cannot be faulted for effort despite losing the Ashes at the earliest opportunity this winter.

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In-form Ozil wants to stay at Arsenal, insists Wenger

Arsene Wenger insists Mesut Ozil is keen to stay at Arsenal and believes the German is playing the best football of his Gunners career.

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James Vince scored a half-century (Trevor Collens/AP)

James Vince: We must believe England can retain the Ashes

James Vince hopes England can remain in the Ashes despite the fact his rearguard effort was cut off by a devilish crack in the WACA pitch as Mitchell Starc served up an unplayable delivery.

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Miralem Pjanic

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.

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Patriots on cloud nine after seeing off Steelers to clinch AFC East title

Ben Roethlisberger was picked off as his Pittsburgh Steelers attempted to mount a last-minute comeback against the New England Patriots – as Tom Brady’s side clinched the AFC East for the ninth successive season.

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Australia

Australia v England – story of day five

England have lost the Ashes before Christmas despite Dawid Malan’s late, lone-hand resilience and a controversial three-hour delay after overnight rain got underneath the WACA’s leaky covers.

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LeBron James

LeBron James triple-double inspires Cavaliers to victory over Wizards

LeBron James notched his second triple-double in two games as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 106-99 on Sunday night.

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Josh Hazelwood celebrates the wicket of England's Dawid Malan (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Australia regain Ashes with innings victory over England in third Test

England have lost the Ashes before Christmas despite Dawid Malan’s late, lone-hand resilience and a controversial three-hour delay after overnight rain got underneath the WACA’s leaky covers.

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Joe Root has struggled for form during the Ashes

Statistics behind England’s Ashes defeat

Defeat by an innings in Perth cost England their chance at retaining the Ashes and set a number of unwanted statistical landmarks.

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Lionel Messi turned in a fine display despite missing a penalty (John Walton/Empics)

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.

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Bradley Lowery will be honoured at the BBC Sports Personality Awards (Peter Byrne/PA )

Bradley Lowery to be honoured at BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards

Bradley Lowery is to be honoured posthumously with the Helen Rollason award at BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017.

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say David Luiz could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge in the transfer window, according to the Daily Mail. The Brazilian has reportedly fallen out with manager Antonio Conte after a defeat to Roma in the Champions League in October, and both Real Madrid and Juventus could make a move for the 30-year-old defender in January.

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Joe Root failed to perform with the bat

5 reasons for England’s Ashes defeat

England’s hopes of hanging on to the Ashes urn Down Under have disappeared after Australia took a decisive 3-0 series lead on day five in Perth.

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Dawid Malan

England player ratings in the Ashes so far

Alastair Cook – England’s all-time leading run-scorer has made a paltry 83 in six innings on this tour. Others are asking questions about his future, and he may well be himself soon. 2

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Dawid Malan heads off after the rain arrived (Jason O'Brien/PA)

England on the brink of series defeat at the WACA

England were left needing a miracle in the middle or help from the elements to pull off a great escape in Perth.

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