Antonio Conte desperate to end Italy’s wobble against England
Italy face Turin friendly with manager’s future precarious against background of club-v-country rows with Serie A teams
• Conte gets death threats after Claudio Marchisio injury
• Roy Hodgson challenges England fringe players against Italy
Britain wants Kell Brook v Amir Khan but Khan has sights set on his own superfight
Amir Khan looks likely to ignore Kell Brook’s summer world title challenge at Wembley but there is still hope the pair will fight in the future
• Kell Brook: Bramall Lane bout against Juan Manuel Márquez would be my dream
Atlanta Falcons stripped of 2016 Draft pick over fake crowd noise
- Team’s president suspended from competition committee
- Falcons also fined $350,000
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Marco Botti escapes crisis as horse returns from Dubai with strangles
• Horse has infectious equine disease but did not enter Botti’s main yard
• ‘There is no problem in the main yard,’ stresses Newmarket trainer
London Marathon 2015: share your photos and stories
If you’re taking part in this year’s London Marathon, we’d like to hear from you. Share your photos and stories via GuardianWitness
Spartak Moscow rally round their 102-year-old fan after theft
• Club gives Otto Fischer helping hand after life savings theft
• Fischer: I bow my head to everyone who helped me in this situation
Cricket World Cup was excellent showcase but care needed for future
Australia were deserved winners but plans to tinker with format for 2019 risk folly of excluding associate nations
• OBO: Australia win 2015 Cricket World Cup
• Match report: New Zealand survive Mitchell Starc menace
Former West Ham player Jack Collison still chasing his footballing dream
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NL West season preview: why the San Francisco Giants won't repeat
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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Premiership action
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Kaká and Robert Earnshaw star but can MLS veterans thrive over a long season?
Wise heads showed the way this weekend, while the New York teams had siffering fortunes on the pitch
Field Notes ... England's football rivalry with Italy
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Football transfer rumours: Emmanuel Adebayor to Chelsea?
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Cricket World Cup 2015: writers’ awards
From the best player to the most thrilling moment and match, our cricket writers reflect on what they most enjoyed at the 2015 tournament
• Australia steamroller New Zealand to win final in style
• Vic Marks: Forget David, Australia’s Goliaths are worthy winners
• Russell Jackson: Clarke signs off with elegance and composure
AFL 2015 season preview: the cellar-dwellers
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Australia win plaudits for excellence throughout Cricket World Cup
Commentators full of praise for the victorious Michael Clarke and his team, with just a few gripes directed at former great Shane Warne’s interviewing techniqueREAD MORE...
Rio 2016 chiefs are planning a ‘fit, clean and fun’ Olympic Games
• Organisers pledge to learn from Brazil’s hosting of 2014 World Cup
• Countdown to Rio 2016 begins as tickets go on sale
• Tessa Jowell: Why I can’t wait for the Olympic Games
There is an excitement about England again, says Wayne Rooney
• England captain says ‘aggressive’ approach is paying dividends
• Harry Kane likely to start in attack against Italy on Tuesday
• Roy Hodgson challenges fringe players to step up in Turin
• England 4-0 Lithuania: Match report
Chris Smalling strives to repay enduring faith of England’s Roy Hodgson
Manchester United defender is benefiting from a long-standing link with England’s manager as he prepares to win a 16th cap in the match against Italy
• Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal upset with Chris Smalling over sending off