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6 shock sports retirements

Nico Rosberg has stunned the Formula One world by announcing his shock retirement - aged 31 and just days after sealing his maiden world championship title.

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Newly-crowned F1 world champion Nico Rosberg announces shock decision to retire

Nico Rosberg, Formula One's newly-crowned world champion, stunned the sporting world on Friday after he announced he was retiring from grand prix racing with immediate effect.

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Griezmann, Ronaldo and Messi on three-man shortlist for Best FIFA Player Award

Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann has joined Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on a three-man shortlist for The Best FIFA Men's Player Award 2016, with Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri nominated in the coaches' category.

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7 key races in Nico Rosberg's Formula One title triumph

Nico Rosberg has retired from Formula One racing just days after winning his first drivers' championship.

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Southampton contact police over historical child abuse probe

Southampton Football Club has contacted police after receiving information in relation to historical child abuse.

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Ex-Chelsea player says club paid him £50,000 to sign abuse claim 'gagging order'

A former Chelsea player has said he was paid £50,000 by the club not to go public with allegations that he was sexually abused by its former chief scout.

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Antonio Conte is one of the best - Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has billed Antonio Conte as one of the best coaches in the world as the pair clash for the first time this weekend.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte rues that Kevin de Bruyne is no longer at the club

Antonio Conte expressed regret that Kevin de Bruyne will be turning out in the light blue of Manchester City rather than the royal blue of Chelsea on Saturday.

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Brandon Stone holds one-shot lead at Alfred Dunhill Championship

South Africa's Brandon Stone is looking forward to doing battle with defending champion Charl Schwartzel this weekend after firing an eagle at the last to lead by a single shot at the halfway stage of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

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Eddie Jones: We behave in respectful way - Michael Cheika can say what he wants

Eddie Jones suggested Michael Cheika has been disrespectful of rugby as the rivals' war of words intensified ahead of Saturday's Twickenham showdown between England and Australia.

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Final stage of Tour de Yorkshire is as tough as we can make it - Sir Gary Verity

Sir Gary Verity admitted organisers have made the final stage of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire as brutal as they dare after unveiling a challenging route on Friday.

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British Boxing Board of Control hopes Nick Blackwell will contribute to hearing

The British Boxing Board of Control hopes Nick Blackwell will contribute towards the January hearing surrounding the sparring session that risked his life.

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Tour de Yorkshire organisers unveil 'challenging' 2017 route

The 2017 Tour de Yorkshire will finish with the toughest stage in the race's brief history, with organisers unveiling a challenging route on Friday.

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Woods takes positives from return after fading following flying start

Tiger Woods had mixed fortunes as he began his long-awaited comeback at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

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Joe Root expects Alastair Cook to lead England for years to come

Joe Root is convinced Alastair Cook will be England captain for "years to come".

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Russia making progress but IAAF ban stays in place

Russia's ban from global athletics will continue until at least February.

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Six tennis players amongst those arrested on suspicion of match-fixing

Thirty-four people, including six tennis players, have been arrested in Spain on suspicion of match-fixing.

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Johanna Konta splits from Spanish coach Esteban Carril

Johanna Konta has split from Spanish coach Esteban Carril.

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Cage fighter Conor McGregor moves step closer to possible Floyd Mayweather fight

Conor McGregor has been issued a boxing licence and is said to be pursuing a "high-level opponent".

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Wiggins remains on British Cycling Olympic podium programme as he ponders future

Sir Bradley Wiggins has been retained on the British Cycling Olympic podium programme as he continues to mull over his competitive future in the sport.

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