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Root prepares to deliver on childhood dreams

As an 11-year-old Sheffield schoolboy Joe Root tuned out his teachers and daydreamed about making it as an England cricketer.

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Arrests made in £5million tax probe after dawn raids on Newcastle and West Ham

An Anglo-French investigation into suspected tax fraud in football has seen several men arrested in dawn raids at Newcastle United, West Ham and France.

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Barry Hearn says his door is always open to Ronnie O'Sullivan

Barry Hearn would welcome clear-the-air talks with Ronnie O'Sullivan after the five-time Crucible king bowed out of the Betfred World Championship.

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FIFA president Infantino confirms video referees to be used at 2018 World Cup

Video assistant referees will be used at next year's World Cup in Russia, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has confirmed.

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Maria Sharapova makes a winning return to action

Maria Sharapova's controversial return to competitive tennis was a winning one as she overcame Roberta Vinci 7-5 6-3 in the first round of the Stuttgart Open.

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Klitschko dismisses suggestions of delaying tactics to upset Joshua

Wladimir Klitschko dismissed suggestions he deliberately delayed Anthony Joshua's public workout in an attempt to get under his opponent's skin.

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Zafar Ansari could have been England Test regular - Alec Stewart

Zafar Ansari's shock retirement at the age of 25 has robbed England of a Test regular, according to Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart.

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Sir Ben Ainslie looking to bring America's Cup home to Great Britain

Sir Ben Ainslie has vowed to "put right" Great Britain's agonising 166-year wait for America's Cup glory and add to the country's list of international sporting honours.

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Johanna Konta beats Naomi Osaka in Porsche Grand Prix first round

Johanna Konta put a difficult weekend behind her to reach the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

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Kelly Sotherton does not want Chernova's 'dirty and tainted' bronze medal

Kelly Sotherton wants a "fresh, clean" Olympic bronze medal and not the one given to Russian drugs cheat Tatyana Chernova , which she regards as "dirty and tainted".

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Riders facing challenging Tour de Yorkshire route

The Tour de Yorkshire has quickly established a reputation for offering up unrelentingly tough stages, and a quick glance at this year's route suggests it might be the hardest yet.

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Ilie Nastase on the defensive as 'sporting legends' club condemns Fed Cup abuse

Ilie Nastase again insisted on Tuesday that he has not made any racist remarks following a controversial weekend which could result in the Romanian losing his membership of the prestigious Laureus Academy.

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Serena Williams admits she revealed pregnancy by accident

Serena Williams has admitted she accidentally made her pregnancy public having learned she was expecting a baby two weeks before the Australian Open.

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Dame Sarah Storey expecting her second child

Fourteen-time Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey was celebrating the announcement that she is expecting her second child on Wednesday by going out on her bike.

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Maria Sharapova set for return from doping ban at Porsche Grand Prix

Maria Sharapova will take a giant stride towards moving on from her 15-month doping ban later today when she faces Roberta Vinci in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

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Ding Junhui on top against Ronnie O'Sullivan at the Crucible

Ding Junhui produced a sparkling display at the Crucible to lead Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-6 in their Betfred World Championship quarter-final.

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Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill hopes for doping-free London World Championships

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill remains hopeful London's World Championships will not be tarnished by doping but warned any problems will not disappear overnight.

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Wild card Maria Sharapova set for Stuttgart return after doping ban

All eyes will be on Maria Sharapova as she returns to the WTA Tour on the day she is eligible to compete again following a 15-month doping suspension.

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Lennox Lewis tells Anthony Joshua he should fight in Las Vegas

Lennox Lewis has told Anthony Joshua to rediscover his ambition to fight in Las Vegas after he insisted it had no longer become necessary for a fighter to prove himself there.

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All I do is ride a bike but CBE is 'huge honour' says Laura Kenny

Four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny said it was a "huge honour" to be made a CBE alongside her husband Jason during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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