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IOC wants answers in Williams row

Shamil Tarpischev will be asked to explain his derogatory comments about the Williams sisters by the International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee is to seek an explanation from Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for his derogatory comments about Serena and Venus Williams.

Cunningham chosen to lead Saints

Keiron Cunningham has been appointed the new head coach of St Helens

Keiron Cunningham says Wigan boss Shaun Wane was among the first to congratulate him on his appointment as St Helens' new head coach.

Trott and Archibald win gold

Laura Trott retained her European omnium title in Guadeloupe

Katie Archibald and Laura Trott won golds on Sunday as Great Britain completed the European Elite Track Cycling Championships in Guadeloupe with an eight-medal haul, six of them gold.

Ancelotti open to English return

Carlo Ancelotti is keen to manage in England again

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he would like to return to the Premier League should he leave the Spanish giants before he retires.

Rodgers' Sterling effort unchanged

Raheem Sterling, centre, celebrates forcing Steven Caulker's own goal as Liverpool won 3-2 at QPR

Brendan Rodgers insists there is no reason to protect Raheem Sterling ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Real Madrid at Anfield.

Murray won't rest on laurels

Andy Murray hopes to be able to qualify for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals (AP)

Andy Murray knows there can be no let-up in his quest to secure a place at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals as he heads to Valencia on the back of a hard-earned victory over David Ferrer in the final of the Erste Open in Vienna.

Strettle: Wing talent is wasted

David Strettle believes England need to give wingers a sustained run

David Strettle has questioned England's approach to wing selection after his two tries helped propel Saracens to a vital 30-23 Champions Cup victory over Clermont.

Biggar sets sights on Saints

Dan Biggar kicked 17 points during Ospreys' emphatic win

Wales star Dan Biggar wants the Ospreys to travel "full of confidence" when they tackle English champions Northampton at Franklin's Gardens next Saturday.

O'Connor pleased with comeback win

Leinster's head coach Matt O'Connor was a happy man following his side's comeback win over Wasps

Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor was delighted with the "great" contributions of his bench players after they helped the Irish province overturn a 12-point first-half deficit to beat Wasps in Champions Cup Pool Two at the RDS.

Rodgers full of praise for Sterling

Raheem Sterling's cross was turned into his own net by Steven Caulker

Brendan Rodgers hailed Raheem Sterling's "courage and cleverness" in providing the perfect riposte to "unfortunate" criticism of his England omission as Liverpool tiptoed to a 3-2 victory at QPR.

Monk fumes at penalty decision

Garry Monk was furious with the decision to award Stoke a penalty

Garry Monk accused Stoke's Victor Moses of cheating by making a "blatant dive" in Swansea's 2-1 defeat at the Britannia Stadium, adding that the winger should be ashamed of himself and punished for his actions.

St Helens start with Dragons clash

St Helens will begin their title defence against Catalans Dragons

Super League champions St Helens will launch their title defence against Catalans Dragons, who were their last opponents at Langtree Park in 2014.

Ospreys open with Treviso trouncing

Andrew Bishop, centre, breaks through the Treviso defence

The Ospreys opened their Champions Cup campaign in emphatic fashion by posting a bonus point 42-7 victory over outclassed Liberty Stadium visitors Treviso.

Walters earns Stoke win

Jonathan Walters, centre, heads Stoke's winner

Jonathan Walters' first Barclays Premier League goal of the season completed a come-from-behind 2-1 victory for Stoke against Swansea at the Britannia Stadium.

Redknapp blasts Taarabt's fitness

Harry Redknapp has claimed Adel Taarabt, pictured, is "about three stone overweight"

Harry Redknapp has launched an extraordinary rant against his QPR star Adel Taarabt, claiming he cannot "protect people who are about three stone overweight".

Murray moves eighth in finals race

Andy Murray celebrates with the trophy after winning the Erste Bank Open (AP)

Andy Murray battled to a 5-7 6-2 7-5 victory over David Ferrer in the final of the Erste Open in Vienna to boost his chances of reaching the ATP Tour Finals.

Caulker calamity costs Redknapp

Raheem Sterling, pictured left, celebrates after his cross is put into the net for an own goal by Steven Caulker

Steven Caulker's own goal condemned QPR to a crushing 3-2 defeat at home to Liverpool, rooting Harry Redknapp's men to the foot of the Barclays Premier League table.

Gunners will recover: Mertesacker

Per Mertesacker, centre, wants to take the positives out of the 2-2 draw against Hull.

Defender Per Mertesacker remains confident Arsenal's consistent performance levels will eventually see them claw back lost ground in the Barclays Premier League title race.