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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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Jesse Lingard (left) and Romelu Lukaku (right) were on target for Manchester United (Tim Goode/EMPICS)

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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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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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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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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Antonio Valencia is set to miss Manchester United's game against Bristol City

Manchester United wait on severity of Antonio Valencia hamstring injury

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits he must wait to discover the severity of Antonio Valencia’s injury.

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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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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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Guardiola expects City stars to be disappointed at some of his selection choices

Pep Guardiola says he cannot be afraid to upset Manchester City’s players with his selection choices as they chase multiple trophies.

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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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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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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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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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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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Manuel Lanzini has been charged for diving (Mike Egerton/PA)

David Moyes questions Manuel Lanzini charge

West Ham manager David Moyes is surprised by the Football Association’s decision to charge Manuel Lanzini for diving.

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Mohamed Salah celebrates putting Liverpool 3-0 up (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Mohamed Salah nets again as Liverpool return to winning ways in style

Premier League top-scorer Mohamed Salah struck his 14th goal of the campaign as Liverpool thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 at Dean Court to climb to fourth place.

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Elias Kachunga is set for a spell on the sidelines

Kachunga facing lengthy lay-off with knee injury

Huddersfield forward Elias Kachunga could be ruled out for up to three months due to a knee injury, the club have confirmed.

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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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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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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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