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Sam Burgess says individual egos and selfish players cost England at World Cup

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Ashley Cole: LA Galaxy release former Arsenal, Chelsea and England left-back

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The Match: $9m event indicates dangerous direction golf is heading

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Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury: Gypsy King in peak condition and could cause on...

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Sean Cox: Liverpool v Roma attack victim’s wife on impact of serious assault

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Women’s World Twenty20: West Indies’ Britney Cooper takes a “fantastic” diving catch v Australia...

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Tony Bellew: Britain’s former world cruiserweight champion retires from boxing

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