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Sunday, December 17, 2017

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Gary Anderson beats Jeff Smith in World Darts Championship opener

Gary Anderson kicked off his bid for a third World Darts Championship title with a straight-sets victory over Jeff Smith at Alexandra Palace. The Scot dropped just two legs and fired seven 180s to breeze...

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to retire at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo insisted he wants to finish his playing career at Real Madrid after making more history with the goal that saw the Spanish giants crowned world champions on Saturday. The 32-year-old's free-kick in the...

Liverpool must learn from Bournemouth comeback defeat, says Phil Thompson

Ahead of Liverpool's Super Sunday return to the Vitality Stadium, Phil Thompson suggests last season's shock comeback defeat to Bournemouth epitomised a key flaw for the Reds. Bournemouth came from three goals down in the...

Ashes in a nutshell: All you need to know from day two in Perth

Jonny Bairstow celebrated his first Ashes hundred with a "headbutt", while Steve Smith led Australia's fightback. Here's all you need to know from the second day of the Perth Test… REPORTEngland's bowlers were made to...

Phil Taylor beats Chris Dobey in World Darts Championship opening round

Phil Taylor's dreams of a fairy-tale finish to his professional darts career remain on track after battling to a 3-1 victory over world number 38 Chris Dobey at Alexandra Palace. The Power, a 16-time...

Alexander Povetkin beats Christian Hammer to become Anthony Joshua’s WBA mandatory challenger

Alexander Povetkin put himself in line to face Anthony Joshua after out-pointing Christian Hammer in a final world heavyweight title eliminator on Friday night. The Russian dominated all 12 rounds at the expectant DIVS, in...

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal players have been left psychologically scarred by Manchester United loss

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal's recent 3-1 loss to Manchester United has been playing on the minds of his players. Draws against Southampton and West Ham since the defeat to Jose Mourinho's side has seen the...

Jose Mourinho hints at Manchester United January exits amid Henrikh Mkhitaryan speculation

Jose Mourinho has added to speculation over the future of Henrikh Mkhitaryan by saying every player has a price. Mkhitaryan has been left out of United's 18-man squad for seven of their last eight matches,...

Tyson Fury accepts backdated UKAD ban; still requires boxing licence

Tyson Fury is free to resume his career, subject to regaining his boxing licence, after accepting a backdated two-year ban from UK Anti-Doping. The ban ends on December 12 so Fury, and his cousin Hughie...

UCI asks Team Sky and Chris Froome to explain elevated levels of Salbutamol in...

Team Sky have confirmed the UCI has asked for an explanation about elevated levels of Salbutamol in Chris Froome's urine during the Vuelta a Espana. The team issued a statement on Wednesday morning confirming that...