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Newly-crowned F1 world champion Nico Rosberg announces shock decision to retire

Nico Rosberg, Formula One's newly-crowned world champion, stunned the sporting world on Friday after he announced he was retiring from grand prix racing with immediate effect.

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Ex-Chelsea player says club paid him £50,000 to sign abuse claim 'gagging order'

A former Chelsea player has said he was paid £50,000 by the club not to go public with allegations that he was sexually abused by its former chief scout.

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Southampton contact police over historical child abuse probe

Southampton Football Club has contacted police after receiving information in relation to historical child abuse.

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Snooker fans blast BBC as five-hour game taken off air seven minutes before end

Angry armchair snooker fans criticised BBC coverage of the sport after a five-hour match at the UK Championship was taken off air moments before the winning balls were potted.

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O'Sullivan moves up a gear to beat Williams and reach UK Championship semi-final

Ronnie O'Sullivan stayed on course for a record-equalling sixth Betway UK Championship title as Mark Williams became the latest victim of his relentless march in York.

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Trevor Bayliss calls for lighter touch from ICC over on-field confrontations

England coach Trevor Bayliss fears the International Cricket Council may end up constraining his sport's most charismatic stars by taking too firm a hand with "by-play" on the pitch.

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Tiger Woods impresses with brilliant 65 on day two at Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods was in impressive form on the second day of his comeback as he posted a seven-under-par 65 at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

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Brandon Stone holds one-shot lead at Alfred Dunhill Championship

South Africa's Brandon Stone is looking forward to doing battle with defending champion Charl Schwartzel this weekend after firing an eagle at the last to lead by a single shot at the halfway stage of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

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6 shock sports retirements

Nico Rosberg has stunned the Formula One world by announcing his shock retirement - aged 31 and just days after sealing his maiden world championship title.

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7 key races in Nico Rosberg's Formula One title triumph

Nico Rosberg has retired from Formula One racing just days after winning his first drivers' championship.

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Usain Bolt: Sebastian Coe's IAAF reform package is bold move

Nine-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has called IAAF president Sebastian Coe's reform package "bold".

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Final stage of Tour de Yorkshire is as tough as we can make it - Sir Gary Verity

Sir Gary Verity admitted organisers have made the final stage of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire as brutal as they dare after unveiling a challenging route on Friday.

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British Boxing Board of Control hopes Nick Blackwell will contribute to hearing

The British Boxing Board of Control hopes Nick Blackwell will contribute towards the January hearing surrounding the sparring session that risked his life.

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Tour de Yorkshire organisers unveil 'challenging' 2017 route

The 2017 Tour de Yorkshire will finish with the toughest stage in the race's brief history, with organisers unveiling a challenging route on Friday.

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Woods takes positives from return after fading following flying start

Tiger Woods had mixed fortunes as he began his long-awaited comeback at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

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Russia making progress but IAAF ban stays in place

Russia's ban from global athletics will continue until at least February.

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Six tennis players amongst those arrested on suspicion of match-fixing

Thirty-four people, including six tennis players, have been arrested in Spain on suspicion of match-fixing.

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Johanna Konta splits from Spanish coach Esteban Carril

Johanna Konta has split from Spanish coach Esteban Carril.

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Cage fighter Conor McGregor moves step closer to possible Floyd Mayweather fight

Conor McGregor has been issued a boxing licence and is said to be pursuing a "high-level opponent".

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Wiggins remains on British Cycling Olympic podium programme as he ponders future

Sir Bradley Wiggins has been retained on the British Cycling Olympic podium programme as he continues to mull over his competitive future in the sport.

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