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Laura Kenny has withdrawn from this month's British Championships, placing doubt on her participation in April's Track Cycling World Championships

Laura Kenny's Track World Championships participation in doubt due to injury

New father Joe Root is in no rush to get his hands on the England captaincy

Root confident of captaincy credentials but still hoping Cook stays on

Liverpool defender Joel Matip could face a spell on the sidelines

Liverpool could lose Joel Matip for a month as Cameroon dispute rumbles on

Rory McIlroy has been sidelined by a rib injury

Rory McIlroy withdraws from Abu Dhabi Championship with rib injury

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic, left, revealed last week that Dimitri Payet is refusing to play for the club

West Ham determined to keep Dimitri Payet after rejecting second Marseille bid

Valtteri Bottas has finally joined Mercedes

Mercedes urge new boy Valtteri Bottas to challenge Lewis Hamilton

Roger Federer, right, won in four sets (AP)

Nervy Federer finds return to action at Australian Open tougher than expected

Chelsea striker Diego Costa trained on Sunday and Monday at the club's Surrey training base

Antonio Conte to check on Diego Costa's fitness on Tuesday

Sir Andy Murray is through to round two (AP)

Sir Andy Murray pleased to get through tough Australian Open first-round match

Simona Halep was a big-name casualty on day one of the Australian Open (AP)

Fourth seed Halep suffers shock first round defeat in Melbourne

Fran Halsall has announced her retirement from swimming aged 26

Fran Halsall announces retirement

Yaya Toure could not prevent Manchester City suffering a heavy defeat on Merseyside

Yaya Toure believes Manchester City are still in the Premier League title race

Peter Nevill was injured in bizarre circumstances in the Big Bash

Australia keeper Peter Nevill injured in freak accident

Former coach Barry Bennell has denied eight child abuse offences

Former Crewe coach Barry Bennell denies child abuse charges

Roger Federer was back in action at the Australian Open (AP)

Roger Federer impresses on his return to action at the Australian Open

West Ham have been criticised over the level of disabled access at the London Stadium

Premier League clubs criticised in report into disabled access

Pascal Wehrlein will race for Sauber in 2017

Pascal Wehrlein confirmed at Sauber as Mercedes close on Valtteri Bottas

Justin Thomas recorded his second victory in the space of two weeks on the PGA Tour

Thomas sets new 72-hole scoring record to cruise to victory in Sony Open

Sir Andy Murray has reached the final of the Australian Open five times

Murray thinks experience of coach Lendl could prove crucial to future success

Dan Evans sealed a convincing victory after an hour and 56 minutes at the Australian Open

Dan Evans seals impressive straight-sets victory to progress at Australian Open

The Australian Open has not been a happy hunting ground for Aljaz Bedene in recent years

Bedene crashes out at Australian Open first hurdle for the fifth time in a row

Zinedine Zidane had a rare defeat to deal with

Sevilla score twice late on as Real Madrid suffer first defeat in nine months

 Jurgen Klopp, right, saw his side let their lead slip at Old Trafford

Long ball football got United back into match, claims Reds boss Klopp

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City suffered a heavy defeat at Everton

Pep Guardiola admits title race could be over for Manchester City

Eoin Morgan and England were beaten by three wickets in Pune

England captain Eoin Morgan rues letting India off hook in first ODI

Ronnie O'Sullivan, pictured, beat Liang Wenbo 6-5 at Dafabet Masters

Ronnie O'Sullivan given scare by Liang Wenbo before advancing in Dafabet Masters

Graeme Storm pipped Rory McIlroy in South Africa

Graeme Storm sees off Rory McIlroy in dramatic South African Open play-off

Glen Durrant is the BDO world champion

Glen Durrant wins maiden BDO World Championship title

George North, pictured left, has given short shrift to questions over his welfare following his latest head injury

Northampton wing George North plays down head injury concerns

Britain's Johanna Konta is seeded ninth at the Australian Open

Johanna Konta deserves more recognition - Naomi Broady

Rory McIlroy is set for a scan on a back injury

Rory McIlroy to have scan on his back

Diego Costa's Chelsea future is uncertain

Antonio Conte says "money isn't everything" as Diego Costa speculation grows

Defender Joel Matip has been withdrawn from the squad to face Manchester United

Jurgen Klopp demands answers from FIFA after Liverpool leave Joel Matip out

Newcastle beat Glasgow to win the BBL Cup

Newcastle Eagles win BBL Cup for third year in a row

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, right, rescued a point for Manchester United

Ibrahimovic heads late leveller to spare Pogba's blushes

Pep Guardiola cut a forlorn figure at Goodison Park

Everton stun Manchester City to hand Pep Guardiola his heaviest league defeat

Chris Ashton helped Saracens progress to the knockout rounds

Holders Saracens into last eight aftter snatching last-gasp draw with Scarlets

Michele Campagnaro scored two tries for Exeter

Exeter boost slim hopes of reaching last eight of European Champions Cup

Josua Tuisova sealed Toulon's victory over Sale with an 80th-minute try

Late tries from Jonathan Pelissie and Josua Tuisova help Toulon topple Sale

Virat Kohli starred again for India

Virat Kohli in the runs again as India overhaul England's 350 in opening ODI

Valtteri Bottas may soon be confirmed as Lewis Hamilton's new team-mate

Valtteri Bottas' future set to be clarified in coming week

James DeGale survived a 12th round knockdown to escape with a majority draw in Brooklyn

James DeGale draw puts plans for Anfield bout on hold

Tottenham's Harry Kane bagged a hat-trick in Saturday's Premier League win over West Brom

A week to remember for new dad Harry Kane

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech believes goal difference could prove crucial in the Premier League title race

Petr Cech: Every goal counts in Premier League title race

Andy Carroll, centre, scored a stunning bicycle kick against Crystal Palace

Andy Carroll proud of West Ham's 'professional' performance

Plans to re-start Bradford will be outlined this week

Andrew Chalmers ready to outline his plans for a new-look Bradford

Former Hull boss Mike Phelan is keen to return to management

Mike Phelan hopes to return to management after departure from Hull

Justin Thomas sailed into a seven-shot lead at the Sony Open in Hawaii

Thomas ties 54-hole record on PGA Tour to take seven shot lead in Hawaii

Johanna Konta plays Kirsten Flipkens at the Australian Open on Tuesday

Johanna Konta: Experience has helped me mature as a player

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