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Feb 04

The Agenda: Badminton puts funding case and England seek netball upset

Women’s FA Cup reaches third round with Doncaster hosting Watford, Johanna Konta plays Fed Cup and England cross Severn to play Wales in Six Nations

Monday is a big day for the sport of badminton. Badminton England will put forward its case at a UK Sport appeal hearing into what it called the “staggering and incomprehensible” decision to strip the sport of its funding for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle. Marcus Ellis, who won bronze with Chris Langridge at Rio 2016 to secure Britain’s first men’s doubles medal in badminton, said the funding cut would give young players “no chance at all” of making a career in the sport.

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Jan 22

The Agenda: NFL championship games, EFL Cup, Frampton v Santa Cruz

The Super Bowl looms closer, Southampton seek to defend their lead at Liverpool, more Cup magic and Netball’s Quad Series

The eyes of the world remain on the USA on Sunday with the championship games of the NFL and places in the Super Bowl at stake. The Green Bay Packers travel to Georgia to face the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC match (Sky Sports 1, 8.05pm GMT), before the New England Patriots take home field advantage into their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC (Sky Sports 1, 11.40pm GMT). Oh, and the chance to meet Lady Gaga after her half-time show in next month’s final.

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Dec 30

Australia’s sporting year in review – fairytales, flops and fiascos of 2016

A trio of rags-to-riches stories did their best to mask an underwhelming year for Australian sport on the international stage

If there remains a stoical band of Australians who believe in the inherent superiority of Athleticus australis, 2016 must surely have given them pause. Seldom have so many Australian athletes given so much for such little return.

We’ll get to the woes of Australia’s First XI and the Wallabies soon enough, but the new world order – which looks remarkably like the old one, when you put aside the halcyon years of the 1990s and early 2000s – was most starkly illustrated at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, when Australia’s 421-strong team won 29 medals, eight of them gold.

Related: Australia’s well-planned, well-funded Olympic over-achievement is finished | Paul Connolly

Related: Rio 2016: Kim Brennan rises above sinking feeling to claim golden moment | Jonathan Horn

Related: Problems endure but 2016 was a big year for women in Australian sport | Merryn Sherwood

Related: The challenge for the W-League this season is to keep the hype alive | Lydia Williams

Related: ‘Did the Doggies win?’: Bulldogs fan survives AFL grand final heart attack

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