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Chris Ashton is serving the second of two lengthy bans in 2016

Chris Ashton still hoping to win back England spot after ban

Durham are facing financial difficulties

Durham and ECB in talks over financial future

Yaya Toure, right, appeared in good spirits as he trained on Tuesday

Yaya Toure trains with Manchester City despite Champions League ineligibility

Conor McGregor will fight at UFC 205

Conor McGregor to face Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205

Darren Clarke, right, is hoping fellow Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, left, delivers at the Ryder Cup

Darren Clarke acknowledges the value of Rory McIlroy to Europe's Ryder Cup bid

Great Britain's Chris Froome has spoken out about TUEs

Chris Froome speaks out about the use of TUEs in cycling

Arsene Wenger, left, hopes Sam Allardyce can clear his name

Arsene Wenger hopes Sam Allardyce can 'clear his name'

Sam Allardyce's position at the England helm is under scrutiny

Sam Allardyce fights for England job as FA investigates filmed comments

Bradley Wiggins, left, has been defended by Dave Brailsford, right

Sir Dave Brailsford defends Sir Bradley Wiggins' use of banned drug

England manager Sam Allardyce is in hot water

English football and third party ownership

Yaya Toure was a consultant to FIFA's anti-racism task force

Yaya Toure disappointed by FIFA's decision to disband anti-racism task force

Arnold Palmer has died at the age of 87

Players and fans to pay respects to Arnold Palmer at Ryder Cup

Bubba Watson has been made a vice-captain after missing out on a wild card

Now we have 12 players plus Bubba Watson we have the perfect team - Davis Love

Tottenham have received encouraging news on Harry Kane's injury

Tottenham receive positive news on Harry Kane's ankle injury

Sean Dyche's Burnley earned their second win of the season on Monday

Sean Dyche admits Andre Gray ban galvanised Burnley ahead of Watford clash

Captain Darren Clarke is taking nothing for granted despite Europe's impressive recent Ryder Cup record

Darren Clarke insists Europe's Ryder Cup winning streak is 'irrelevant'

Rory McIlroy hopes he can bring some winning momentum to Europe's Ryder Cup team

In-form McIlroy hopes Tour Championship triumph can spur on Europe in Ryder Cup

Winston Reid (front right) struggled as West Ham were thumped 3-0 by Southampton

Winston Reid admits Southampton worked harder than West Ham during 3-0 defeat

England manager Sam Allardyce is facing questions after an undercover sting

Football Association seeks clarification over investigation into Sam Allardyce

Tributes have poured in after the death of Arnold Palmer aged 87

Jack Nicklaus: Arnold Palmer transcended game of golf and I'll miss him greatly

Team Sky's Sir Dave Brailsford has broken his silence

Sir Dave Brailsford defends Sir Bradley Wiggins' use of triamcinolone

England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate guided his side to a 6-1 win over Norway in their last game

Kick-off time for England Under-21s' final European Championship qualifier moved

Tyson Fury at Manchester Arena on Saturday evening

Tyson Fury "seeking help" because of "witch-hunt" against him - trainer

Burnley's players celebrate against Watford

Burnley ease to comfortable win over Watford

West Ham owners David Sullivan, right, and David Gold say they are doing everything they can to fix the club's problems

West Ham owners: Be assured we will sort the problems out

Fatma Samoura says FIFA's anti-racism task force has "fulfilled its specific mandate"

Prince Ali of Jordan dismayed as FIFA anti-racism taskforce is disbanded

Max Whitlock is set to star at the Gymnastics World Cup in London next year

Barry Hearn hopes to take Max Whitlock and gymnastics to the next level

Rory McIlroy clinched the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup title (AP)

Rory McIlroy secures huge payday with Tour Championship and FedEx Cup glory

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he is unsure whether he will be able to wrestle the title momentum back from Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton unsure if he will be able to reclaim momentum in title race

Illness forced Heather Watson to retire

Heather Watson 'not feeling great' after retiring ill in China

Hull captain Gareth Ellis is back in the Dream Team after an eight-year absence

Hull and Warrington provide bulk of 2016 Super League team of the year

Manager Francesco Guidolin is to be given time to shift Swansea's momentum after a poor sequence of results

Swansea planning to give Francesco Guidolin time to improve club's fortunes

Mike Ford has joined the Toulon coaching staff.

Ex-Bath boss Mike Ford joins Toulon coaching team

Jamie Vardy fears he will always be remembered for the racism storm

Jamie Vardy fears racism storm has left 'permanent stain' against his name

Castleford Tigers' Denny Solomona is a record-breaker

Denny Solomona enjoys a record-breaking afternoon as Castleford see off Widnes

Weller Hauraki scored two first-half tries to put Salford on their way to victory

Salford see off Batley to tee-up crucial Hull KR clash

Raheem Sterling, pictured, is enjoying life at Manchester City under manager Pep Guardiola

Raheem Sterling steeled for a tough month ahead for Manchester City

Manchester City celebrate after Toni Duggan, centre, made it 2-0

Manchester City clinch Women's Super League title

Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City sustained their 100 per cent start to the new Premier League season

5 things we learned from the Premier League weekend

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne suffered an injury in the Premier League win at Swansea

Kevin De Bruyne facing a month out with hamstring injury - reports

Sir Bradley Wiggins has given his side of the story

Sir Bradley Wiggins denies trying to gain an advantage with triamcinolone use

Slaven Bilic and West Ham endured another difficult afternoon at the London Stadium

Slaven Bilic admits West Ham are hurting as Mark Noble calls slump 'laughable'

Manu Tuilagi faces missing England's autumn Tests with a groin problem

Blow for Leicester and England as Manu Tuilagi faces groin injury lay-off

Wayne Rooney started the Leicester game on the bench

Chris Smalling backs "main man" Wayne Rooney to start firing again

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is already closing in on records with the Premier League club

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola taking things one game at a time

Harlequins' Joe Marler goes off after being knocked out against Saracens

John Kingston hails replacements after Harlequins beat Saracens

Johanna Konta is in the hunt for a spot at the end-of-season finals in Singapore

Johanna Konta's focus remains on one game at a time

Svetlana Kuznetsova came through her opening match at the Wuhan Open after Belinda Bencic retired

Svetlana Kuznetsova advances in Wuhan after Belinda Bencic retirement

Anthony Crolla, pictured right, was well beaten by Jorge Linares at Manchester Arena

Jorge Linares defeats Anthony Crolla on points to secure WBA lightweight title

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