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Juve turn up heat on Napoli as Costa strike sees off stubborn Genoa

Douglas Costa scored the only goal as Juventus closed to within a point of Serie A leaders Napoli following a workmanlike 1-0 victory over Genoa.

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Ben Stokes will not be back until after a court date on February 13 (Mike Egerton/PA)

Stokes confirms delay to England return

Ben Stokes has revealed he will not make his England return until after his first court appearance on February 13.

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Sam Underhill

Sam Underhill examining his tackle technique ahead of Six Nations opener

Sam Underhill has modified his tackle technique as he hopes his new brain-over-brawn approach will help extend his career.

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Three USA Gymnastics chiefs resign in wake of sexual abuse scandal

Three members of the USA Gymnastics board of directors have resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal within the organisation.

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Alfie Mawson

Swansea shock Liverpool as Alfie Mawson upstages Virgil van Dijk

Swansea produced one of the shock results of the season as Virgil van Dijk’s Premier League debut for Liverpool turned into a nightmare.

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Swansea v Liverpool – story of the match

Swansea produced one of the shock results of the season as Virgil van Dijk’s Premier League debut for Liverpool turned into a nightmare.

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Klopp sorry for confronting Swansea fan as Liverpool suffer upset

Jurgen Klopp expressed regret after reacting angrily to a Swansea supporter during Liverpool’s shock 1-0 defeat at the Liberty Stadium.

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Kevin De Bruyne has been key to Manchester City's success this year (Martin Rickett/PA Images)

Kevin De Bruyne targets silverware after signing new Manchester City deal

Kevin De Bruyne wants to win multiple trophies with Manchester City this season after signing a new five-year deal with the Premier League leaders.

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A screen for reviewing decisions at pitchside (Gareth Fuller, PA)

Football’s law-makers reveal positive results from global video-replay trials

Video replays look set to be used at the World Cup this summer after the game’s law-makers described the results from two years’ of trials as “very encouraging”.

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Barcelona midfielder Rafinha has joined Inter Milan on loan with a view to a permanent deal

In Rafinha Inter have signed a Barcelona reserve, says Cambiasso

Inter Milan have announced the loan signing of Barcelona midfielder Rafinha until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent move.

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Gordon Strachan not surprised that Michael O'Neill's rejected chance to become his Scotland successor (Adam Davy/PA)

Michael O’Neill rejecting Scotland job not a shock, says Gordon Strachan

Gordon Strachan was not surprised Michael O’Neill turned down the chance to become Scotland boss to stay with Northern Ireland.

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Kevin De Bruyne will remain at Manchester City until 2023 (Anthony Devlin/EMPICS)

Kevin De Bruyne commits to Manchester City with new five-year deal

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new five-year deal at the Etihad Stadium, the Premier League leaders have announced.

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Jimmy Armfield

Jimmy Armfield’s ghostwriter recalls a ‘wonderful’ man who ‘enjoyed it all’

Jimmy Armfield was a “wonderful man” who never lost his love for Blackpool Football Club but disliked talking about his own achievements, remembers his ghostwriter Andrew Collomosse.

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Alexis Sanchez

5 things you may not know about Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez has completed his long-awaited move to Manchester United from Arsenal.

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Eddie Gray: Jimmy Armfield should have been a European Cup winner

Leeds great Eddie Gray has paid tribute to Jimmy Armfield and claimed the club’s former manager deserved to win the European Cup.

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7 great Manchester United number sevens

Chile international Alexis Sanchez has completed his move from Arsenal to Manchester United and will take the number seven shirt.

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Harry Kane scored seven times for England in 2017 (Adam Davy/PA Images)

Harry Kane named England player of the year for 2017

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been voted the 2017 Vauxhall England men’s player of the year after scoring seven times in six appearances for his country.

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Transfer round-up: Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap clubs

The deal of the window so far was finally announced at 6pm as Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan traded places.

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Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester United has gone through (John Walton/PA Images)

Alexis Sanchez joins Manchester United as Henrikh Mkhitaryan makes Arsenal move

Alexis Sanchez has completed his move to Manchester United from Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading the other way in one of the most high-profile swap moves of all time.

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Alexis Sanchez wore the number seven shirt for Arsenal (John Walton/EMPICS Sport)

Alexis Sanchez in numbers

Alexis Sanchez has completed his move from Arsenal to Manchester United.

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