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Robson ‘really, really lucky’ to escape Vegas shooting

Laura Robson said she got “really, really lucky” as she talked about being caught up in October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas for the first time.

Jamie Murray, pictured left. and Bruno Soares battled into the second round in Melbourne

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares reach round two

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares survived a tricky first-round encounter in the men’s doubles at the Australian Open.

Elina Svitolina had an unusual experience with a snake at the Australian Open

Slippery situation has Svitolina in knots

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina did not enjoy being introduced to a snake as part of an interview with a TV station at the Australian Open.

Mike Ashley has believed to have ended takeover talks

Newcastle takeover talks appear to be over

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has ended takeover talks with prospective buyer Amanda Staveley, Press Association Sport understands.

Kyle Edmund celebrates his second-round win

Mum’s the word as Kyle Edmund strikes it hot at Australian Open

Kyle Edmund’s mum makes sure he is always ready for the sun and the Yorkshireman is showing form as hot as the Melbourne summer at the Australian Open.

Eddie Jones has signed a contract extension as England head coach

England extend Eddie Jones’ contract

England have extended Eddie Jones’ reign as head coach by a further two years as part of their succession planning for his eventual replacement.

Glasgow Rocks basketball player and Great Britain captain Kieron Achara (left) will play at the Commonwealth Games in Australia (Andrew Milligan/PA Archive/PA Images)

Kieron Achara to lead Team Scotland’s basketball team at Commonwealth Games

Team Scotland have confirmed a further 19 athletes to their 2018 Commonwealth Games squad – including 12 basketball players led by Great Britain captain Kieron Achara and Glasgow Rocks veteran Gareth Murray.

Kelechi Iheanacho made history after his goal was awarded with the use of VAR technology

Leicester in historic first as Iheanacho awarded goal via VAR decision

Leicester made history as Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player in English football to score a goal via a video assistant referee decision on Tuesday night.

Ben Stokes is to resume his England career

Ben Stokes to resume England career next month

Ben Stokes is to resume his international career after being charged for affray and is due to rejoin the team next month in New Zealand.

Rob Baxter could be in the frame

Who are the likely contenders to succeed Eddie Jones as England head coach?

Eddie Jones’ two-year contract extension as England head coach means he will now leave the position in 2021.

The incident happened at Mount Maunganui

West Indies Under-19s hit the headlines again

West Indies were involved in another controversial dismissal at an Under-19 World Cup on Wednesday.

Caroline Wozniacki engineered a remarkable comeback in the second round of the Australian Open

Family fighting spirit helps Caroline Wozniacki battle back from the brink

Caroline Wozniacki credited her competitive family for the fighting spirit that helped her recover from a seemingly impossible position against Jana Fett in the second round of the Australian Open.

Andy Murray

Murray compares family lunch to a five-set match in the heat

Recuperating Andy Murray has been spending time with his mother Down Under as he recovers from a hip operation.

Rafael Nadal continued his progress in Melbourne

Rafael Nadal battles into round three

Rafael Nadal withstood a spirited performance from Leonardo Mayer to reach the third round of the Australian Open.

Jonny Bairstow brushed aside questions about Australia's post-Ashes celebrations (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Bairstow: England’s one-day win not down to Australian Ashes party

Jonny Bairstow laughed off suggestions England’s winning start to the one-day series was down to an Australian Ashes hangover.

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Alexis Sanchez’s highly anticipated move to Manchester United either lies in the hands of Henrikh Mkhitaryan or the Arsenal money men, according to reports. Expectations that the wantaway Arsenal forward was on the verge of moving to Old Trafford as part of a cash-plus-player swap appeared to have been somewhat set back, after agent Mino Raiola publicly warned that Mkhitaryan will only leave United on the player’s terms. However, The Sun says United are prepared to offer Arsenal £35million and Sanchez £350,000-a-week, should the swap fall through. The Times says Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, is hopeful of signing Sanchez and the Chile international is Jose Mourinho’s top target. According to the Daily Mail Mkhitaryan accepts he has no future at his present club and wants an increase on his £140,000-a-week contract. With more than one option open to United, the chances of a rumoured bid by Chelsea coming to fruition are looking slender.

2018 Dafabet Masters ? Day Three ? Alexandra Palace

Ronnie O’Sullivan puts on stunning Masters show despite ‘dizzy’ spell

Ronnie O’Sullivan overcame a dizzy spell to thrash Marco Fu 6-0 and reach the quarter-finals of the Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace.

Kelechi Iheanacho

Leicester in historic first as Iheanacho awarded goal via VAR decision

Leicester made history again as Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player in English football to score a goal via a video assistant referee decision on Tuesday night.

Phil Jones

Manchester United defender Phil Jones warns City that title race is not over

Phil Jones has warned Manchester City they can still be overhauled in the Premier League title race, just as Manchester United were six years ago.

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao nets late equaliser as Monaco rescue Nice point

Radamel Falcao scored a stoppage-time equaliser as Monaco rescued a 2-2 draw in the Cote d’Azur derby against Nice at Stade Louis II.

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