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Ashes third Test day five – in pictures and social

England have lost the Ashes before Christmas despite Dawid Malan’s late, lone-hand resilience and a controversial three-hour delay after overnight rain got underneath the WACA’s leaky covers.

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Juve sweep past Bologna as Milan’s misery deepens

Reigning champions Juventus stormed back into second place in the Serie A table, while AC Milan’s imploding season took another turn for the worse.

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LeBron James made a point in Washington

LeBron James sends a message in Washington

LeBron James has one of the greatest platforms in world sport and when it comes to social issues, he is never afraid to use it.

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Mo Farah celebrates after winning the men's 3000m during the Muller Grand Prix (David Davies/PA)

Sir Mo Farah named BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah upset the odds to be named 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Sunday.

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Bradley Lowery will be honoured at the BBC Sports Personality Awards (Peter Byrne/PA )

Bradley Lowery to be honoured at BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards

Bradley Lowery is to be honoured posthumously with the Helen Rollason award at BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017.

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In-form Ozil wants to stay at Arsenal, insists Wenger

Arsene Wenger insists Mesut Ozil is keen to stay at Arsenal and believes the German is playing the best football of his Gunners career.

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Mohamed Salah celebrates putting Liverpool 3-0 up (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Mohamed Salah nets again as Liverpool return to winning ways in style

Premier League top-scorer Mohamed Salah struck his 14th goal of the campaign as Liverpool thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 at Dean Court to climb to fourth place.

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Lionel Messi turned in a fine display despite missing a penalty (John Walton/Empics)

Barca rout Depor to warm up for Clasico

Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice as LaLiga leaders Barcelona tuned up for next week’s Clasico with a handsome 4-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna.

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LeBron James triple-double inspires Cavaliers to victory over Wizards

LeBron James notched his second triple-double in two games as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 106-99 on Sunday night.

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Jesse Lingard (left) and Romelu Lukaku (right) were on target for Manchester United (Tim Goode/EMPICS)

Manchester United fend off West Brom in drab Hawthorns clash

Manchester United survived a late scare to clinch an uninspiring victory at West Brom.

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Top two-mile chaser Douvan will miss the rest of the season

Douvan to miss rest of the season as connections take ‘conservative’ approach

Crack two-mile chaser Douvan will miss the rest of the season, trainer Willie Mullins has announced.

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Dawid Malan heads off after the rain arrived (Jason O'Brien/PA)

England on the brink of series defeat at the WACA

England were left needing a miracle in the middle or help from the elements to pull off a great escape in Perth.

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James Vince scored a half-century (Trevor Collens/AP)

James Vince: We must believe England can retain the Ashes

James Vince hopes England can remain in the Ashes despite the fact his rearguard effort was cut off by a devilish crack in the WACA pitch as Mitchell Starc served up an unplayable delivery.

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Australia v England – story of day five

England have lost the Ashes before Christmas despite Dawid Malan’s late, lone-hand resilience and a controversial three-hour delay after overnight rain got underneath the WACA’s leaky covers.

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England player ratings in the Ashes so far

Alastair Cook – England’s all-time leading run-scorer has made a paltry 83 in six innings on this tour. Others are asking questions about his future, and he may well be himself soon. 2

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say David Luiz could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge in the transfer window, according to the Daily Mail. The Brazilian has reportedly fallen out with manager Antonio Conte after a defeat to Roma in the Champions League in October, and both Real Madrid and Juventus could make a move for the 30-year-old defender in January.

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Patriots on cloud nine after seeing off Steelers to clinch AFC East title

Ben Roethlisberger was picked off as his Pittsburgh Steelers attempted to mount a last-minute comeback against the New England Patriots – as Tom Brady’s side clinched the AFC East for the ninth successive season.

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Josh Hazelwood celebrates the wicket of England's Dawid Malan (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Australia regain Ashes with innings victory over England in third Test

England have lost the Ashes before Christmas despite Dawid Malan’s late, lone-hand resilience and a controversial three-hour delay after overnight rain got underneath the WACA’s leaky covers.

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Joe Root failed to perform with the bat

5 reasons for England’s Ashes defeat

England’s hopes of hanging on to the Ashes urn Down Under have disappeared after Australia took a decisive 3-0 series lead on day five in Perth.

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Justin Rose signs off the year with stunning eight-shot win at Indonesia Masters

Justin Rose signed off for the year with a stunning eight-shot victory at the Indonesia Masters in Jakarta, playing 28 holes on the final day.

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