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Hand up for Becher challenge
Connections of Knock A Hand are praying for plenty of cut in the ground at Aintree for the Betfred Becher Chase on Saturday week.
A legacy beyond boxing
Boxing’s Smith brothers are determined to extend their legacy by all becoming world champions, writes Sky Sports’ Ben Ransom.
Bent joins Brighton on loan
Brighton have signed Aston Villa's Darren Bent on loan.
Meade admits going concern
Noel Meade has his fingers crossed Road To Riches will be able to handle the soft conditions he is likely to encounter in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on December 28.
Connacht lose Harris-Wright
Connacht hooker Jason Harris-Wright will miss at least six months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in the win over Zebre.
O'Brien calls time on Tipperary
Tipperary’s two-time All-Ireland winner John O’Brien has retired from inter-county hurling.
Chelsea rout embarrasses Heldt
Schalke general manager Horst Heldt branded the team's 5-0 home defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League "embarrassing" and "unacceptable".
Cywka set for spell at Rochdale
Blackpool midfielder Tomasz Cywka has joined League One promotion hopefuls Rochdale on loan until January 3.
Robben rues Bayern errors
Arjen Robben admitted Bayern Munich were "brutally punished" by Sergio Aguero as Manchester City fought back to win 3-2 in their Champions League clash at the Etihad Stadium.
Davis chasing striker loan deal
Crewe boss Steve Davis has confirmed he is trying to bring in a new striker on loan before Thursday evening's deadline.
Done red appeal rejected
Matty Done will serve a three-game ban following Rochdale's unsuccessful appeal against his dismissal against Doncaster last weekend.
McCoy set for Merry ride
Tony McCoy is likely to look to Merry King to give him that elusive first victory in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday.
O'Sullivan not 100% for York
Ronnie O'Sullivan is set to begin his Coral UK Championship campaign on Thursday despite suffering a nasty ankle injury.
Smith facing four months out
Wales and Ospreys prop Nicky Smith could be out of action for up to four months after suffering a chest injury against New Zealand last week.
Walsh ready for Sceaux show
Ruby Walsh expects Un De Sceaux's new career to get off to a lively start in the Killinan Beginners' Chase at Thurles on Thursday.
Messi keeps focus on task ahead
Lionel Messi insisted it was all about the team after becoming the all-time leading scorer in Champions League history during Barcelona's 4-0 win at APOEL on Tuesday.
Double striker blow for Preston
Preston boss Simon Grayson has confirmed that Joe Garner is set for a lengthy spell out and that Callum Robinson is back at Aston Villa.
Smith sad as Mania retires
Sue Smith has expressed her sadness at losing stable jockey Ryan Mania, who has taken the surprise decision to quit the saddle with immediate effect.
Boullier: Honda potential 'huge'
Eric Boullier has spoken of the “huge potential” of McLaren’s new Honda engine with the Frenchman adamant that a return to works team status is the key to them returning to World Championship-winning ways.
Rankin and Hain sign Warks deals
Fast bowler Boyd Rankin and batsman Sam Hain have signed long-term deals with Warwickshire.
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