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Former Everton manager Joe Royle leaves backroom role

Former Everton manager Joe Royle has left his role as development director at the club.

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UK Snooker Championship 2017: Shaun Murphy recovers from slow start to beat Jimmy Robertson

Watch five of the best shots from Shaun Murphy’s third-round victory over Jimmy Robertson, which saw him come back from two frames down to win 6-3.

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Ospreys: Four Wales players doubtful for Northampton match

Four British and Irish Lions “doubtful” for Ospreys’ Champions Cup match against Northampton, says defence coach Brad Davis.

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City’s Silva may miss Manchester derby through injury

Manchester City’s David Silva is a doubt for Sunday’s derby with Manchester United after missing the Champions League trip to Shakhtar Donetsk through injury.

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David Haye v Tony Bellew: Rematch to take place on 5 May at London’s O2 Arena

The postponed heavyweight rematch between Britain’s David Haye and Tony Bellew will take place on Saturday, 5 May at London’s O2 Arena.

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Olly Robinson: Bristol open-side flanker rejoins Cardiff Blues

Bristol open-side flanker Olly Robinson rejoins Cardiff Blues immediately after a successful loan spell with the Welsh team.

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O’Sullivan celebrates birthday with 6-1 win over White

Five-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan cruises past Welshman Michael White to reach the last 16 of the UK Championship.

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Elliott Stooke, Josh Bayliss and Tom Ellis sign new Bath contracts

Premiership club Bath give extended contracts to young trio Elliott Stooke, Josh Bayliss and Tom Ellis.

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UK Snooker Championship 2017: Ronnie O’Sullivan eyes next year’s ‘I’m a Celebrity’

Ronnie O’Sullivan says he wants to appear on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here during an entertaining interview at the UK Snooker Championship.

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Gloucester will replace Kingsholm pitch with hybrid playing surface in 2018

Gloucester are to install a new hybrid pitch at Kingsholm at the end of 2017-18 instead of an artificial surface.

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Southampton: Jeremy Pied delighted to make return to action after injury struggles

Southampton defender Jeremy Pied reveals his delight at finally returning to action after a long-term injury.

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Taulupe Faletau: Bath charged for releasing Wales number eight

Bath are charged by Premiership Rugby after allowing number eight Taulupe Faletau to play for Wales against South Africa.

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Watch: O’Sullivan’s 132 break on way to last 16

Watch the best shots from Ronnie O’Sullivan’s 132 clearance as he beats Michael White 6-1 in the third round at the UK Snooker Championship.

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John Hardie must earn Edinburgh return – Richard Cockerill

John Hardie faces a tough job to force his way back into Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill’s plans once he he returns from suspension.

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Wayne Pivac: Scarlets coach disappointed after player departures

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac says he is disappointed with the manner of some recent player departures at the region.

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Moyes targeting players with Premier League experience

West Ham boss David Moyes is set to pursue players with Premier League experience when he seeks to boost his squad in January.

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