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Andy Murray makes winning start at Australian Open

World number one Andy Murray kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a hard-fought straight-sets victory against Illya Marchenko on Monday. The top seed had been expected to make short work of Ukraine's Marchenko, having...

Chelsea handed council backing for stadium development

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has unanimously approved planning permission for Chelsea to redevelop Stamford Bridge. The proposed rebuild to increase capacity to 60,000 was presented in model form at a hearing at Hammersmith Town Hall...

Former England manager Graham Taylor dies of suspected heart attack

Former England manager Graham Taylor, who also led clubs including Watford and Aston Villa, has died at the age of 72. His family said in a statement: With the greatest sadness, we have to...

Hillsborough: Evidence on 23 criminal suspects handed to prosecutors

Hillsborough investigators have handed over evidence relating to 23 criminal suspects to prosecutors. Inquiries into the 1989 disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans died, were launched by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and Operation...
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Hastings United host Three Bridges at the Pilot Field

Hastings United aim to bounce back from their third home league defeat of the season tonight (January 10). Hastings United host Three Bridges at the Pilot Field tonight, with a quarter to 8 kick off.Tomorrow...

Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford criticises UK Anti-Doping’s David Kenworthy

Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford has criticised the chairman of UK Anti-Doping for interfering in the ongoing investigation into alleged wrongdoing in cycling. Speaking at a team training camp in Mallorca for the first...

Sharapova to make tennis comeback in Germany after drugs ban

Maria Sharapova will make her professional tennis comeback at the Porsche Grand Prix in April, following a doping ban. The former world No 1 is serving a 15-month ban after testing positive for meldonium in...

FIFA council agrees to expand World Cup to 48 countries from 2026

FIFA has unanimously decided the World Cup will be expanded to feature 48 countries from 2026. The football body's ruling council said on Tuesday the tournament would see 16 groups of three nations.Approval for the...

Liverpool star Roberto Firmino’s home burgled by hooded gang

Burglars stole valuables worth £70,000 when they broke into Liverpool star winger Roberto Firmino's home. Merseyside Police said a group of men, said to be wearing hoods, forced entry to the house and...

FIFA names Ronaldo the world’s best player

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world's best player at the inaugural Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich. The award comes off the back of Ronaldo winning the 61st edition of the...

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Psychic spoon-bender Uri Geller ‘convinced’ CIA

Self-proclaimed psychic Uri Geller's telepathic abilities were tested by the CIA, according to newly published documents.Famed for his spoon bending skills, Geller underwent a...

Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy swallowed 8in-long knife

A puppy called Macie was "extremely lucky to survive" after swallowing an 8-inch (20cm) long kitchen knife, according to experts.Fortunately, the handle went in...

A moo-ving story: Cow rescued from swimming pool in Oklahoma

A bovine visitor took a fancy to a neighbourhood swimming pool and couldn't resist an early morning dip.An Oklahoma City homeowner was enjoying his...

Finally! After years of trying, China celebrates ballpoint pen breakthrough

China has finally produced its own fully home-produced ballpoint pen after years of trying to master the complex techniques involved in making the...

US Congress broadcast interrupted by Russian channel RT

An online broadcast of a US network from the floor of the House of Representatives has been bizarrely interrupted by the Russian news site...

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