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Defending champion Angelique Kerber advanced to the third round with victory on her 29th birthday (AP)

Angelique Kerber avoids birthday blues by beating stubborn Carina Witthoeft

Roger Federer is searching for his 18h grand slam title (AP)

Roger Federer disappointed despite sailing past Noah Rubin in Australian Open

Manchester United's Luke Shaw has endured a stop-start campaign

Luke Shaw 'set for more game time with Manchester United'

Lincoln manager Danny Cowley will be looking to down Brighton in the FA Cup fourth round

Lincoln and Sutton fly non-league flag after dramatic FA Cup replay wins

Dan Evans secured the biggest victory in his career when he came back to defeat seventh seed Marin Cilic (AP)

Dan Evans springs Australian Open shock with superb win over Marin Cilic

Andy Murray had an ankle injury scare on his way to victory over Russia's Andrey Rublev (AP)

Andy Murray survives ankle injury scare to book third round spot

Joel Matip has been left out of Liverpool's squad for the FA Cup replay at Plymouth as the row over his eligibility continues.

Liverpool leave Joel Matip out of squad for FA Cup replay against Plymouth

Formula One could be under new ownership in time for the new season

Liberty Media moves step closer to F1 takeover

The number of clubs impacted by the historic child sex abuse scandal has risen to 248

Latest figures show 248 clubs impacted by historic child sex abuse scandal

Concussion is the most common Premiership rugby injury, a report has claimed

Concussion accounts for 25 per cent of Premiership Rugby match injuries - report

Thomas Bjorn will look to win back the Ryder Cup for Europe in 2018

Thomas Bjorn will have four Europe team wild card picks for the 2018 Ryder Cup

Danny Cowley was full of praise for his Lincoln side

Danny Cowley delighted after non-league Lincoln dump Ipswich out of the FA Cup

Bradford's new owners have been unveiled

Bradford's new owners seek coach after letting Rohan Smith go

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Striker Diego Costa now appears less likely to leave Chelsea for China this winter

Diego Costa returns to training with Chelsea first team

Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir has expressed frustration with British Athletics

Confusion surrounds David Weir after he airs grievances on Twitter

Yaya Toure is resisting the lure of the Chinese Super League

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure rejects offers to move to China

Australian Moya Dodd has called for more diversity in football

Top female official says more diversity in football may have prevented sex abuse

Sale's Tom Arscott has been suspended by the club

Steve Diamond: Players came to me about alleged leak of information

David Goodwillie will not feature against Liverpool

Judge rules footballer David Goodwillie and ex-teammate raped woman

Nathan Arnold scored a dramatic stoppage-time win as non-league Lincoln beat Ipswich

Late goal leaves Lincoln in FA Cup dreamland

Marco Fu made three centuries on his way to beating Judd Trump

Marco Fu wins final-frame decider against Judd Trump to seal Masters progression

An Olympic gold medal from the Rio Games

Eight sports start funding appeals as criticism grows of UK Sport approach

Manchester City's Bacary Sagna has been sanctioned by the Football Association

Manchester City could appeal against severity of Sagna fine

Manchester United's Paul Pogba is booked for diving by referee Jon Moss

FA may follow Scotland's lead with retrospective bans for diving

Alun Wyn Jones will captain Wales in this season's RBS 6 Nations Championshiop

Howley hopes Warburton can 'get his mojo back' as Jones takes Wales captaincy

Rafael Nadal eased into the second round of the Australian Open (AP)

Rafael Nadal eases past Florian Mayer at Australian Open

Heather Watson had a good win at the Australian Open

Heather Watson sinks Australian home hope Stosur and reveals toll of tour life

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen (right) faces two months out with an ankle injury, according to reports

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen wearing protective boot after ankle injury

Andy Murray, pictured, continued to berate his performance against Illya Marchenko - which John McEnroe feels will be underscrutiny as world number one (AP)

John McEnroe says Andy Murray's world number one status brings added scrutiny

Wasps' James Haskell was forced off against Leicester with a head injury

Wasps back James Haskell for Six Nations after recovery from injury

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Antonio Valencia's deal has been extended by Manchester United

Manchester United move to keep Antonio Valencia at Old Trafford

Liverpool's Joel Matip is at the centre of a dispute with Cameroon

Liverpool frustrated as uncertainty over Joel Matip's availability continues

Johanna Konta was far from her best but still prevailed in straight sets (AP)

Johanna Konta battles her way to victory in Australian Open first round

Naomi Broady came close to causing an upset in the Australian Open

Naomi Broady edged out of Australian Open by Daria Gavrilova

Dimitri Payet told West Ham last week that he no longer wants to play for the club

West Ham and Marseille remain apart on fee for Dimitri Payet

Glen Chapple is Lancashire's new head coach

Glen Chapple named Lancashire head coach

Ivo Karlovic powered down 71 aces in his victory

Records tumble as Karlovic wins Australian Open epic against Zeballos

Martin Olsson is Swansea's second signing during the current transfer window

Swansea sign Sweden left-back Martin Olsson from Norwich

Great Britain's women won hockey gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Great Britain name 15 new players in 33-woman squad after Rio 2016 success

Middlesbrough target Patrick Bamford spent the first half of the season on loan at Burnley

Middlesbrough hope for breakthrough in pursuit of Patrick Bamford

Jonnie Peacock defended his 100m T44 title at the Paralympics in Rio last year

Jonnie Peacock sets sights on world record

Serena Williams produced an imprressive performance in the first round (AP)

Serena Williams in ominous form as she beats Belinda Bencic at Australian Open

Jake Ball and his England team-mates need to find a way of stopping India captain Virat Kohli

Jake Ball hoping to keep Indian fans quiet as England look to level series

Tony Pennock opted not to return to his role as Hull's academy manager

Tony Pennock leaves coaching role at Hull

Sam Allardyce has yet to win as Crystal Palace manager

Sam Allardyce 'scared' by prospect of failure at Crystal Palace

Heather Watson defeated former US Open champion Sam Stosur to reach the second round (AP)

Heather Watson into Australian Open second round after beating Samantha Stosur

AB de Villiers has dismissed suggestions he might be about to retire from Test cricket

AB de Villiers eyeing 2019 World Cup success but won't retire from Tests

Kyle Edmund made light work in reaching round two

Kyle Edmund powers past Santiago Giraldo in Australian Open first round

Valtteri Bottas insists there will be no issues with new team-mate Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas looking forward to working with Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes

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