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Murray battles past Janowicz

Andy Murray battled into the second round of the China Open

Andy Murray fought from a set down to defeat Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (11/9) 6-4 6-2 and book his place in the second round of the China Open on Tuesday.

Hamilton hopes for straight battle

Lewis Hamilton, pictured, is hoping for a 'straight battle' for the title with team-mate Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton is looking to join the greats of Formula One by winning at Suzuka this week - with the Mercedes driver hoping for a "straight battle" for the championship against team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Collina hails new concussion rules

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after suffering a head injury against Everton in 2013

UEFA referees' chief Pierluigi Collina says new concussion rules that come into force in the Champions League this week will clear up any doubts about when players are able to continue after suffering a head impact.

Hoy backs Wiggins for Rio glory

Sir Chris Hoy, pictured, is backing Sir Bradley Wiggins to add to his cycling CV on the road to Rio

Sir Chris Hoy expects fellow knightrider Sir Bradley Wiggins to blaze a trail to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and return with a medal.

No immediate threat for Pardew

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew's job is under no immediate threat

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is set to remain in charge for the foreseeable future despite mounting calls for his dismissal in the wake of his side's dismal start to the Barclays Premier League season.

Sheridan calls time on career

Former England and British and Irish Lions prop Andrew Sherdian has retired from rugby due to injury

England international Andrew Sheridan has retired from rugby with immediate effect, his management company James Grant announced on Tuesday.

Garcia impressed by McGinley

Sergio Garcia, right, praised the captaincy of Paul McGinley, left

World number three Sergio Garcia intends to copy Paul McGinley's winning formula if he ever becomes Europe's Ryder Cup captain.

It's serious for Pardew

Alan Pardew's Newcastle are second bottom in the Premier League

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will not quit but accepted his future in the job was uncertain and expects "serious" talks with club owner Mike Ashley after the Magpies' 1-0 loss at Stoke.

Cole surprised by Lampard match-up

Roma's Ashley Cole during a press conference

Ashley Cole admits he never expected to come up against his old Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard again as the pair prepare to cross swords when Roma take on Manchester City on Tuesday.

I won't rest Costa - Mourinho

Diego Costa will be utilised in Lisbon

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho intends to risk Diego Costa's fragile hamstrings by starting the striker against Sporting Lisbon and Arsenal this week.

Jovetic back in contention

Stevan Jovetic is back for Manchester City after injury

Stevan Jovetic is back in the Manchester City squad to face Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday after the Montenegro striker missed five matches with a hamstring injury.

No sanction for Sakho

Diafra Sakho, right, was thought to have clashed with Luke Shaw in an off-the-ball incident

Diafra Sakho will not face any punishment from the Football Association for his alleged headbutt on Luke Shaw in West Ham's 2-1 loss at Manchester United on Saturday, it is understood.

Verstappen to make F1 history

Max Verstappen will take the place of Jean-Eric Vergne, pictured, in Friday's practice at Suzuka

Toro Rosso prodigy Max Verstappen will become the youngest ever driver to participate at a grand prix weekend when he gets behind the wheel in Friday's first practice in Japan.

Watson living his American dream

Menelik Watson, right, is flying the flag for Britain across the pond

Menelik Watson admits he can scarcely believe that his journey has taken him from Longsight in Manchester to one of the NFL's most storied franchises.