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Jose Mourinho has earned the right to criticise players - Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Jose Mourinho has earned the right to criticise his players publicly because of the number of trophies he has won.

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Jim Mallinder offers no consolation to Dylan Hartley after red card

Jim Mallinder offered no consolation to Dylan Hartley after the England captain lasted just six minutes off the bench as Northampton were dominated 37-10 by Leinster at Franklin's Gardens.

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Anthony Joshua: I still remember chastening days as an amateur

Anthony Joshua can still recall the culture shock of walking into the GB Boxing gym for the first time as an impressionable amateur ill-equipped to begin a journey which would sweep him to the top of his sport.

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Police identify dozens of potential suspects in football child sex abuse probe

Dozens of potential suspects have been identified in connection with historical child sex abuse allegations in football, police have revealed.

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Badminton chiefs to appeal funding cuts

Great Britain badminton chiefs are set to appeal against the decision to cut the sport's funding for the Tokyo Olympics.

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London 2012 corrupted "on an unprecedented scale" by Russia says report author

Russian athletes corrupted the London 2012 Olympic Games "on an unprecedented scale", a s even-month investigation into the country's state-run doping programme has revealed.

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Jos Buttler makes his recall count as England graft for reward against India

Jos Buttler was glad he made the most of a chance he feared would be denied him on England's Test tour of India.

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Arsene Wenger: I didn't know if Alexis Sanchez could play as a striker

Arsene Wenger has admitted he was unsure whether Alexis Sanchez could cut it as a striker at Arsenal.

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola worried about player workloads

Pep Guardiola has warned football is going to "kill" players by demanding too much of them.

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IOC declares Russian doping 'an attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games'

The International Olympic Committee has described the extent of the state-sponsored doping in Russia revealed by the second report by Richard McLaren as an attack on the integrity of the Olympics.

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Anthony Joshua: Chisora v Whyte is right to go ahead

Anthony Joshua has backed the British Boxing Board of Control's decision to allow Dereck Chisora's heavyweight bout against Dillian Whyte to go ahead in Manchester on Saturday night.

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Badminton England chief Adrian Christy 'staggered' after UK Sport strip funding

Badminton England chief executive Adrian Christy says he is "staggered" by UK Sport's "incomprehensible" decision to strip the sport of funding for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle.

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London to host four NFL games in 2017

The NFL has announced that there will be four regular-season games hosted in London next year for the first time.

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Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte bout to go ahead despite fracas

Dereck Chisora has been fined £25,000 and given a suspended two-year ban following his part in a press conference brawl with Dillian Whyte Manchester on Wednesday.

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IOC president Thomas Bach wants lifetime bans for any Russian dopers

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach wants lifetime bans for any Russian athlete or official proven to be part of a state-sponsored doping system.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan praised by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho heaped praise on the ever-improving Henrikh Mkhitaryan after Manchester United's summer signing opened his account with a fine goal that helped secure progress to the Europa League knockout stages.

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Southampton crash out of Europe after sluggish home display

Toothless Southampton bungled the chance for their best continental run since 1977 after Israeli minnows Hapoel Be'er Sheva forced a 1-1 Europa League draw at St Mary's.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan opens his account in style as Manchester United progress

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's fine solo goal helped Manchester United through to the Europa League knock-out stages, opening his account in style as Zorya Luhansk were overcome on a testing night in Ukraine.

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Tracey Crouch says public money will fill any holes ahead of Tokyo 2020

Sports minister Tracey Crouch has written to Parliament to confirm that public money will fill any holes in the funding for Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic teams as they prepare for Tokyo 2020.

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Manchester United game in Ukraine set to go ahead despite pitch concerns

Manchester United's Europa League clash against Zorya Luhansk is expected to go ahead despite concerns over the icy pitch.

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