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Oct 18

Maria Sharapova knocked out of Kremlin Cup by Magdalena Rybarikova

Maria Sharapova is knocked out of the Kremlin Cup in the first round, two days after winning her first tournament since 2015.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41664482

Oct 18

Ireland to play Wallabies in three-Test series next year

Ireland will tour Australia next year in the first ever three-Test series between the teams.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41664213

Oct 18

Paul Nixon: Leicestershire head coach says players need “a bit of love”

Leicestershire head coach Paul Nixon says better communication and “a bit of love” for players is key to better results.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41653649

Oct 18

United States Grand Prix: Can Hamilton wrap up title at ‘little jewel’ Austin?

Lewis Hamilton stands on the brink of a fourth world title and can get the job done at one of the best race weekends of the season.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/41614621

Oct 17

English Open: Ronnie O’Sullivan could ‘pull out’ of tournament

Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan complains of a sprained ankle and could “pull out” of the English Open.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/41661147

Oct 17

Anthony Joshua: World champion says he is ‘in no rush’ to fight in the US

British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he is “in no rush” to fight in the United States.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/41660460

Oct 17

US Ryder Cup team ‘still have a chip on our shoulder’

US Ryder Cup skipper Jim Furyk says there is still work to be done to fully restore his country’s reputation in the tournament.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/41657015

Oct 17

Blues youngsters Rhun Williams and Corey Domachowski sign new deals

Full-back Rhun Williams, 20, and loose-head prop Corey Domachowski, 21, sign Cardiff Blues contract extensions.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41655289

Oct 17

Ben Te’o: England and Worcester centre could miss autumn internationals

Worcester Warriors centre Ben Te’o could miss England’s autumn international Tests in November with an ankle injury.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41659050

Oct 17

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Swiss Indoors Basel with knee injury

World number one Rafael Nadal pulls out of next week’s Swiss Indoors Basel with a knee injury and says it is “time for some rest”.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41640416

Oct 17

David Brooks: Sheffield united midfielder signs new four-year contract

Sheffield United’s highly-rated midfielder David Brooks signs a new four-year contract at Bramall Lane.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41658991

Oct 17

I’m not signing five-year deal & I’m not leaving for PSG – Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho distances himself from speculation he is keen to move to Paris St-Germain.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41657691

Oct 17

Craig Shakespeare: Leicester City sack manager four months after appointment

Leicester City sack manager Craig Shakespeare just four months after he took the job on a permanent basis.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41656917

Oct 17

Steve Diamond: Sale boss encourages entertaining rugby to bring in fans

Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond says they must play an entertaining brand of rugby to boost their local fan base.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41654901

Oct 17

Robert Kubica: Polish driver has ‘productive’ second Williams test

Robert Kubica completes a “productive” a second day of testing for Williams as the team assess his chances of making a comeback to F1.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/41653907

Oct 17

Cockerill vows to help suspended Bradbury

Richard Cockerill has no regrets over his choice of Magnus Bradbury as captain of Edinburgh, with the back-row currently suspended by the club.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41655617