England’s Anthony Watson will miss Six Nations opener against France

The England winger Anthony Watson has been ruled out for a period of three to four weeks by a hamstring problem. The Bath player will miss the opening Six Nations match against France at Twickenham on Saturday but it is hoped he will be available to the head coach, Eddie Jones, later in the tournament. A medical assessment confirmed that Watson has a slight muscular strain to his hamstring which will require a rehabilitation period of between three and four weeks. England’s Anthony Watson: ‘Eddie makes it like a club…

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Serena Williams insists: ‘I would be nothing without my sister Venus

There is by now a numbing effect to the decades‑long dominance of Serena Williams, who on Saturday captured the Australian Open championship for a seventh time to finally eclipse Steffi Graf’s record for major titles in the Open era, all but silencing the few stubborn holdouts who referenced the record book to deny that she is the best there’s ever been. Australian Open 2017: day 13 – women’s singles final – in pictures View gallery There was no congratulatory phone call from President Donald Trump like the one she’d taken…

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India v England: second T20 international – live!

So that’s the series tied up at 1-1 as India win a thriller. Nehra and Bumrah were so, so good at the death, having the confidence to bowl full and aim for the yorkers despite the dew on the ball and Jos Buttler at the crease. England will rue two key, shocking lbw decisions but don’t let that detract from the performances of those two. For England, Stokes and Root batted very well and their seamers and Moeen outstanding with the ball. Bowling has been their weakness in limited overs…

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Sir Mo Farah: ‘Queen made me a knight, Donald Trump made me an alien’

Sir Mo Farah has condemned Donald Trump’s decision to prevent travellers from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, calling it “ignorant and prejudiced” – and admits he is braced to tell his kids that “daddy might not be able to come home”. Britain’s double 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic champion, who lives with his wife, Tania, and their four children in Oregon, also starkly contrasted his treatment from the Queen, who recently gave him a knighthood, with that of Trump, saying: “On 1 January this year, Her Majesty the Queen made…

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