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Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari announces surprise retirement aged 25

Surrey's England all-rounder Zafar Ansari has announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect.

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Graves hails 'new era' after T20 competition overwhelmingly approved

Colin Graves believes English cricket's new city-based Twenty20 competition will rival the Indian Premier League and Australia's Big Bash.

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Johanna Konta beats Naomi Osaka in Porsche Grand Prix first round

Johanna Konta put a difficult weekend behind her to reach the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

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Sir Ben Ainslie looking to bring America's Cup home to Great Britain

Sir Ben Ainslie has vowed to "put right" Great Britain's agonising 166-year wait for America's Cup glory and add to the country's list of international sporting honours.

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Kelly Sotherton does not want Chernova's 'dirty and tainted' bronze medal

Kelly Sotherton wants a "fresh, clean" Olympic bronze medal and not the one given to Russian drugs cheat Tatyana Chernova , which she regards as "dirty and tainted".

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Riders facing challenging Tour de Yorkshire route

The Tour de Yorkshire has quickly established a reputation for offering up unrelentingly tough stages, and a quick glance at this year's route suggests it might be the hardest yet.

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Ilie Nastase on the defensive as 'sporting legends' club condemns Fed Cup abuse

Ilie Nastase again insisted on Tuesday that he has not made any racist remarks following a controversial weekend which could result in the Romanian losing his membership of the prestigious Laureus Academy.

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India miss ICC deadline for announcing Champions Trophy squad

India are the only team to miss the deadline for announcing their squad for this summer's Champions Trophy in England.

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Dame Sarah Storey expecting her second child

Fourteen-time Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey was celebrating the announcement that she is expecting her second child on Wednesday by going out on her bike.

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Serena Williams admits she revealed pregnancy by accident

Serena Williams has admitted she accidentally made her pregnancy public having learned she was expecting a baby two weeks before the Australian Open.

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Maria Sharapova set for return from doping ban at Porsche Grand Prix

Maria Sharapova will take a giant stride towards moving on from her 15-month doping ban later today when she faces Roberta Vinci in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

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Ding Junhui on top against Ronnie O'Sullivan at the Crucible

Ding Junhui produced a sparkling display at the Crucible to lead Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-6 in their Betfred World Championship quarter-final.

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Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill hopes for doping-free London World Championships

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill remains hopeful London's World Championships will not be tarnished by doping but warned any problems will not disappear overnight.

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Lennox Lewis tells Anthony Joshua he should fight in Las Vegas

Lennox Lewis has told Anthony Joshua to rediscover his ambition to fight in Las Vegas after he insisted it had no longer become necessary for a fighter to prove himself there.

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Wild card Maria Sharapova set for Stuttgart return after doping ban

All eyes will be on Maria Sharapova as she returns to the WTA Tour on the day she is eligible to compete again following a 15-month doping suspension.

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All I do is ride a bike but CBE is 'huge honour' says Laura Kenny

Four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny said it was a "huge honour" to be made a CBE alongside her husband Jason during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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Adam Peaty heads 29-strong British Swimming team for World Championships

British Swimming has announced a 29-strong team for this summer's World Championships in Budapest.

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Ex UK Athletics boss frustrated by British athletes' Beijing Olympic medal delay

Former UK Athletics performance director Dave Collins is frustrated Great Britain's track and field athletes were denied the recognition they deserved at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

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Dani King could swap England for Wales at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Olympic gold medallist Dani King is contemplating competing for Wales at next year's Commonwealth Games.

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Serena Williams hits out at Ilie Nastase after weekend of controversy

Serena Williams has launched a stinging attack on Ilie Nastase, accusing the Romanian of racially abusing her and her unborn baby and hurling sexist abuse at her fellow female tennis players.

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