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Stokes cleared to play full IPL group stage

Ben Stokes will play the full Indian Premier League group stage after being given clearance to miss England's two-match one-day international series with Ireland at the start of May.

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UK Sport stand by decision to cut funding of seven Olympic and Paralympic sports

UK Sport bosses have denied being "brutal" in their choices about which sports to back with public money for Tokyo 2020 and warned that the funding landscape is only going to get tougher.

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UK Sport accuses British Cycling of covering up a 2012 report into bullying

UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl has accused British Cycling of covering up an internal report into athlete welfare in the Great Britain cycling team in 2012.

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UK Anti-Doping appoints retired police chief Trevor Pearce as new chairman

Trevor Pearce, one of Britain's most senior policemen over the last 20 years, has been appointed as the new chairman of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).

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Roger Federer commits to playing at Swiss Indoors event until 2019

Retirement plans appear to be far away from Roger Federer's mind after he committed to playing in his home-town tournament in Basle until 2019.

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Arsene Wenger 'astonished' by Sutton's performance as Arsenal progress in FA Cup

Arsene Wenger admits the performance of non-league Sutton was "astonishing" as they offered a stern test to his Arsenal side before falling to FA Cup defeat.

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Sutton vow to bring roly poly goalie down to earth after pie publicity stunt

Sutton have promised that reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw will be brought 'back down to earth' after he enjoyed five minutes of fame by eating a pie on the substitutes' bench during Monday night's glamour FA Cup tie against Arsenal.

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Tony Bellew sends strong warning to David Haye ahead of their heavyweight bout

Tony Bellew has warned David Haye he will not hesitate to hit out should he feel provoked when the two Britons face off again prior to their heavyweight bout.

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Rory McIlroy plays round of golf with US president Donald Trump

Rory McIlroy played a round with US president Donald Trump on Sunday as he continues his recovery from a rib injury.

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UK Sport bosses blame Brexit for making funding decisions harder

UK Sport bosses have blamed Brexit for making decisions about which Olympic and Paralympic sports to fund even harder.

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UKAD chief's appearance before select committee postponed by one week

The much-anticipated appearance of UK Anti-Doping boss Nicole Sapstead before the Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) select committee has been postponed by one week to Wednesday, March 1.

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Danny Cowley delighted with FA Cup draw as Lincoln face either Sutton or Arsenal

Lincoln manager Danny Cowley hailed a "win-win" draw after his National League side were pitted against either Arsenal or Sutton in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

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Dustin Johnson claims number one ranking with Genesis Open win

Dustin Johnson is the world number one for the first time after winning the Genesis Open.

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Anthony Davis breaks All-Star game points record as West win

Anthony Davis broke the record for most points in the NBA All-Star game as the Western Conference beat the Eastern Conference 192-182.

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Pochettino hails 'fantastic' reaction from team as Spurs return to winning ways

Mauricio Pochettino revealed Tottenham's 3-0 FA Cup victory at Fulham was inspired by meetings held in the wake of their defeat by Gent.

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Klitschko: Great for boxing that Joshua fight is being promoted without abuse

Wladimir Klitschko believes Anthony Joshua is strengthening his chances of success by not engaging in the "mind games" attempted by Tyson Fury and David Haye.

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Sir Mo Farah breaks European record in Birmingham after Laura Muir dazzles again

Sir Mo Farah broke his own European 5,000 metres record as he signed off his indoor career in style.

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Johanna Konta withdraws from Dubai Duty Free Championships through injury

British number one Johanna Konta has withdrawn from the Dubai Duty Free Championships because of an injury to her left foot.

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Great Britain to battle for bronze in women's team pursuit

Great Britain will ride for bronze in the women's team pursuit at the Track World Cup after qualifying sixth fastest in Cali, Colombia.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte gave Blues last-minute warning over FA Cup pitfalls

Antonio Conte says Lincoln's progress provided a last-minute reminder of the potential pitfalls of the FA Cup, which Chelsea avoided by winning 2-0 at Wolves.

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