Highlights & report: Murray shines on way to last four

Highlights & report: Murray shines on way to last four

Media playback is not supported on this device Andy Murray qualified for the semi-finals and stayed on track to retain the world number one ranking with victory over Stan Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals. The Briton only needed one set to reach the last four, but beat the Swiss 6-4 6-2 to top the John McEnroe Group. Murray extended his winning streak to 22 matches and goes on to face Milos Raonic at…

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Murray looks to seal World Tour Finals semi-final spot

Murray looks to seal World Tour Finals semi-final spot

Andy Murray hopes to recover from his epic win over Kei Nishikori in time to face Stan Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals on Friday. The Briton, 29, needed a tournament-record three hours and 20 minutes to see off Nishikori on Wednesday. He returns to London’s O2 Arena 48 hours later knowing he must take a set off Wawrinka to ensure a semi-final place. Murray will play the Swiss third seed at 14:00 GMT…

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Fifa takes action against England & Scotland over poppies

Fifa takes action against England & Scotland over poppies

Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against England and Scotland for wearing poppies in Friday’s World Cup qualifier. Players from both countries wore black armbands bearing a poppy during England’s 3-0 win at Wembley, with the game taking place on Armistice Day. Rules forbid “political” statements on shirts. Fifa, world football’s governing body, would not “speculate on any outcome or provide an estimated timeline”. How did this situation arise? The idea of players wearing a poppy…

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Price of Football 2016: Premier League cuts cost of tickets

Price of Football 2016: Premier League cuts cost of tickets

Media playback is not supported on this device The cost of attending Premier League football has come down in the first season of a record £8bn global TV rights deal, a BBC study has found. The Price of Football, the biggest study of its kind in Europe, looked at prices at 223 clubs. More than two thirds of ticket prices across the UK have been either cut or frozen for the 2016-17 season. However, an…

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Rooney apologises 'unreservedly' over late night pictures

Rooney apologises 'unreservedly' over late night pictures

Captain Wayne Rooney has “unreservedly” apologised to interim England manager Gareth Southgate after pictures emerged showing him at a wedding at the team’s hotel while on international duty. A statement issued on behalf of Rooney, 31, called the images “inappropriate”. The Sun has published the images, which it says shows Rooney at a party late on Saturday night – a day after England’s World Cup qualifying win over Scotland. The FA, meanwhile, says it will…

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Watch: Is Hameed the answer for England?

Watch: Is Hameed the answer for England?

Nineteen-year-old opener Haseeb Hameed made a successful England debut in the first Test against India, with an especially impressive half-century in the second innings. Before the start of the second Test on Thursday, BBC Sport asks whether the Lancashire right-hander can provide captain Alastair Cook with a reliable partner at the top of the order. WATCH MORE: England’s Jason Roy teaches NFL’s Osi to bat Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport – Sport

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McLaren boss Dennis forced to quit after 35 years in charge

McLaren boss Dennis forced to quit after 35 years in charge

Ron Dennis’ 35-year tenure as the boss of McLaren has come to an end. Dennis, 69, quit after being told by fellow shareholders on Tuesday that he must give up his position as chairman and chief executive of McLaren Group. He did not want to step down and failed in a High Court bid last week to prevent McLaren putting him on ‘gardening leave’. In a statement, Dennis said he was “disappointed” and called the…

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ATP World Tour Finals 2016: Andy Murray beats Marin Cilic in London

ATP World Tour Finals 2016: Andy Murray beats Marin Cilic in London

Andy Murray began life as the world number one with a convincing victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. The Briton, who replaced Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the top of the rankings last week, won 6-3 6-2 at the O2 Arena for his 20th win in a row. Murray and Djokovic are vying for the year-end number one spot. Japan’s Kei Nishikori beat Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-2 6-3…

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