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Lionel Messi to have tests after Barcelona star suffers recurrence of kidney problems

Lionel Messi is expected to play in Wednesday's Copa del Rey semi-final against Valencia despite missing training on Monday to have tests on his kidneys.
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Blair Cowan braced for breakdown battle as Scotland backrow gear up to face Sam Warburton and Co in Cardiff 

WILL KELLEHER: When Blair Cowan sat down at John Hardie's house on Sunday to watch Wales draw with Ireland, he will have seen the task that lies ahead for the Kilted Kiwis.
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Going for gold! Oscars class of 2016 put their rivalries aside as over 150 nominees gather at star-studded Academy Awards luncheon ahead of biggest night in Hollywood

On Monday the nominees for the 88th Academy Awards gathered together at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hill, LA, for the annual Oscar lunch.
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Peyton Manning celebrates Denver Broncos' Super Bowl 50 victory against Carolina Panthers with parade in Disneyland

Following Sunday's seismic victory over the Carolina Panthers, Peyton Manning obliged a post-Super Bowl tradition for the winning team and went to Disneyland for a celebratory parade.
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London Marathon co-founder John Disley passes away, aged 87  

John Disley, one of the co-founders of the London Marathon, has died at the age of 87. The Welshman helped create the annual event - which was run for the first time in 1981 - with Chris Brasher.
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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic determined to keep Dimitri Payet for a 'long, long time' as club consider new deal for Frenchman

Slaven Bilic admits West Ham may have to offer Dimitri Payet an improved contract to ensure they keep him at the club. The Irons paid Marseille £10.75m to sign the Frenchman last summer.
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Henrik Larsson makes Barcelona return and visits club training ground as former striker hails Luis Enrique's 'PlayStation' style

Former Barcelona striker Henrik Larsson joined up with his old club at their Ciutat Esportiva training ground on Monday and posed for a picture with current captain Andres Iniesta.
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Leigh Griffiths happy to form double act with Celtic new boy Colin Kazim-Richards as striker sets sights on the Double

After a season of leading Celtic's forward line almost single-handedly, Leigh Griffiths sees potential in a newly-formed partnership with Colin Kazim-Richards.
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Tuppence Middleton scours a charity shop for bargains with Robert Fry

Apparently on the look-out for a bargain, the 28-year-old actress ditched her TV temptress looks and sported a scruffy ensemble as she went make-up free for a trip to a local charity shop in Muswell Hill.
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Premier League bosses in talks to block the illegal streaming of matches on the internet

Premier League bosses are in talks with cyber-security companies in a bid to crack down on the illegal streaming of matches. Around one million people watch illegal streams each week.
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Castleford captain Michael Shenton out for season after knee injury in club's first match

Castleford are reeling from the loss of captain Michael Shenton for the rest of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained in his side's opening match.
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BOA remain committed to sending two football teams to 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

The BOA has vowed to continue its efforts to send two Great Britain football teams to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Chief executive Bill Sweeney believes it's the organisation's 'duty'.
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Matt Kvesic and Josh Beaumont recalled to England squad ahead of Italy clash 

England have added back rows Matt Kvesic and Josh Beaumont to their training squad for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy in Rome.
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Stoke City chief Tony Scholes fears Premier League ticket price row may never be resolved but we have to make it affordable

'We make no secret of the fact that our aim is to keep football at the Britannia Stadium as affordable as possible. In an ideal world we never want price to be the reason why supporters cannot attend matches.'
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Scotland can get Six Nations bid back on track with few tweaks against Wales, claims coach Jonathan Humphrey

Scotland forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys claims he had seen enough even in defeat against England to make him confident that this team could still go down to Cardiff and win.
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Jeremy McConnell 'cancels first TV presenting job since leaving CBB'

He's been keen to court the limelight. But it seems that Jeremy McConnell isn't quite ready to embrace life in front of the camera...after cancelling his first TV presenting job since leaving CBB.
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Oscar nominees Rachel McAdams, Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander hit Academy Awards luncheon in Beverly Hills

The 88th Academy Awards are about three weeks away, but campaigning is already getting serious. On Monday nominees flocked to the annual Oscar lunch in Beverly Hills.
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Lucy Watson sizzles in sexy scarlet lingerie for OK! magazine shoot

The TV beauty has detailed her role as the power player in her romance with hunky co-star James Dunmore in a new interview with OK! magazine.
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Borussia Dortmund boss denies rift with Shinji Kagawa after leaving him out squad because his 'mind was not free'

The former Manchester United playmaker was substituted after 55minutes of Dortmund's previous Bundesliga match with Ingolstadt and was omitted from Tuchel's 18-man squad on Saturday.
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Celtic ace Leigh Griffiths thanks rivals fans for support after sickening Twitter abuse

Leigh Griffiths has thanked rival fans from Rangers and Hearts for their messages of support after sickening online abuse was aimed at his four children. The striker was targeted on Twitter.
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Premier League reveal new plans to cap away ticket prices in bid to make football more accessible for fans

The Premier League have revealed they are trying to find a way to make football more affordable for away fans. Clubs in the top flight will receive at least £100m each from the new TV deal.
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Rhys Webb in line for shock Wales return as scrum-half prepares for Ospreys injury comeback three months ahead of schedule 

Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb could make a shock return against France this month after originally being ruled out of the RBS 6 Nations.
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Billy Vunipola and brother Mako can hold key to England’s Six Nations hopes  

It wasn't all brotherly love and mutual admiration when the Vunipola boys joined forces for England at Murrayfield last Saturday. Billy’s attempts to encourage Mako didn’t go down well.
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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he has sympathy for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after German underwent surgery

Slaven Bilic has told Jurgen Klopp not to come back too quickly from his appendix operation after a speedy return left the West Ham manager hospitalised for three months.
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Brendan Rodgers has turned down five jobs since Liverpool sacking as he admits he may not join 'top club' after time out

Brendan Rodgers has been offered work at five top clubs since being sacked by Liverpool, but insists he will not get back into management until the summer.
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Jamie Carragher: Premier League clubs have a duty to look after supporters... it wasn't nice walking out at Anfield, but fans need to make a stand

Sportsmail columnist JAMIE CARRAGHER has made a passionate plea for cheaper tickets for Premier League football fans and explained why he joined the Anfield walk-out on Saturday.
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Australia pick Peter Nevill for World T20 as Steve Smith takes over captaincy 

Australia have named Test wicket-keeper Peter Nevill in their 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 in India and dropped regular limited-overs gloveman Matthew Wade.
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Manchester United share price drops to lowest level since 2012

Manchester United's hopes of finishing in the top four took a blow on Sunday when Diego Costa equalised in stoppage time to snatch a point for the Blues against Van Gaal's men.
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Oliver Fisher dreaming of matching glory days of old pal Rory McIlroy a decade later

DEREK LAWRENSON WORLD OF GOLF: A tweet from Rory McIlroy to his 2.7million followers last week jogged the memories of lots of golfers and left just as many scratching their heads...
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Premier League clubs have no defence for bleeding fans dry... £8bn reasons to cut ticket prices NOW! 

IAN LADYMAN: When the Premier League member clubs learned the sheer scale of the staggering TV deal that will begin next season, they rightly thought that it would change the face of football.
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Lord Coe helped by secret emails in IAAF presidency campaign as he received guidance that may have broken rules 

EXCLUSIVE: Coe's rise to the position of president of world athletics was aided by the use of secret, coded emails from inside the IAAF that would appear to be at odds with the governing body’s code.
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Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe backs old club Arsenal to avoid their usual slump and end 12-year wait for the title

MATT BARLOW: ‘They can go on and win it but it has been the same every year,’ said Afobe, after his Bournemouth team were beaten 2-0 by former club Arsenal at Dean Court on Sunday.
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Danny Drinkwater lined up for England Euro 2016 audition after star turns for Leicester

Roy Hodgson is giving serious consideration to calling up Danny Drinkwater for England’s friendlies against Germany and Holland next month after watching him excel in Leicester's midfield.
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Victor Wanyama ruled out of action for six weeks after third red card

The Kenyan was already dismissed for two yellow cards against Bournemouth in November and again for being booked twice against Norwich at the start of January.
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Everton No 1 Tim Howard in line for MLS return with Colorado Rapids in summer

The 36-year-old has been identified by MLS side Colorado Rapids as the man they want to be their new No 1, and believe Everton would let him have a free transfer as a reward for his long service.
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Robin Goodfellow's Racing Tips: All the best bets for Tuesday, February 9 

Sportsmail racing expert Robin Goodfellow gives his hottest selections ahead of Tuesday's races at Southwell, Market Rasen and Sedgefield.
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Willie Mullins-trained Gold Cup favourite Vautour at crossroads ahead of Cheltenham

The weekend destination of Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Vautour hinges on how the gelding works for trainer Willie Mullins on Tuesday morning. Vautour could go for the Denman Chase or Red Mills Chase.
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Phil Jones edges closer to Manchester United comeback after getting run-out in Under 21s match against Norwich City 

Phil Jones played just under an hour for Manchester United's Under 21s team on Monday night as he continued his route back to full fitness following an ankle injury.
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Paolo Di Canio makes second application to become Rotherham manager

Former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has made a second bid to become Rotherham's new manager. Di Canio has been without a club since leaving the Black Cats in September 2013.
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Liam Neeson reveals he's romantically involved with an 'incredibly famous' woman

Liam Neeson, 63, is a step closer to finding love once again after revealing he is romantically involved with an 'incredibly famous' woman.
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Espanyol 0-5 Real Sociedad: Carlos Vela stars as hapless hosts suffer worst possible preparation for Valencia clash

Former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela set Real Sociedad on the way to a crushing victory away at Espanyol, as the home side slipped further towards the relegation zone.
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Everton set to announce £200m takeover by two US businessmen

Everton are closing on a £200million takeover agreement with US businessmen John Jay Moores and Charles Noell. The deal could be announced before the end of the month.
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Will Keane impresses Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal with five goals including a stunning chip against Norwich

Manchester United may be struggling for goals and attacking fluency at first-team level, but in the Under 21 side Will Keane might be showing Louis van Gaal what he has been missing.
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Jurgen Klopp back on the training ground days after undergoing surgery as Liverpool prepare for FA Cup game against West Ham

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was back on the training ground on Monday evening just days after discharging himself from hospital. Klopp will be back on the sidelines on Tuesday.
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Conor McGregor will have nightmares when I'm finished, vows Rafael dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos has vowed to give Conor McGregor nightmares by ensuring he has a lightweight debut to forget. Dos Anjos will defend his belt against the featherweight champion.
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Six Nations Team of the Week: England's Billy Vunipola best of the bunch as Virimi Vakatawa enjoys superb France Test debut

The opening weekend of the Six Nations saw England and France record narrow wins and Ireland and Wales draw in Dublin, with all teams showing signs of promise. Here we rate the players.
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Celtic to face Morton in Scottish Cup quarter-finals after draw malfunction sees them avoid Dundee United

A Scottish Cup balls-up left SFA president Alan McRae red-faced at Hampden after he was forced to restart the live televised quarter-final draw because of a ‘prop malfunction’.
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Manchester United winger Memphis Depay sets up three goals for U21 side against Norwich as Will Keane scores FIVE in 7-0 victory

The match against Norwich came just over 24 hours after the Dutch winger cost United crucial Premier League points at Chelsea and Van Gaal was a keen watcher in the stands at Old Trafford.
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Derby appoint Nottingham Forest legend Des Walker as academy defence coach on same day manager Paul Clement is sacked

Des Walker, 50, made over 400 appearances for Forest over two spells in a career that also saw him play for Sampdoria and Sheffield Wednesday, as well as win 59 England caps.
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Mumford and Sons taunt South Africa fans by dedicating a song to the England cricket team as Stuart Broad and co watch concert 

Throughout their tour of South Africa, England's cricketers have had an incredible level of support, mostly from the travelling Barmy Army. Now they have found backing from a different type of tourist.