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Former Great Britain swimming coach Bill Sweetenham, pictured, says Shane Sutton deserved a 'slap on the wrist' for his alleged sexist comments.

Bill Sweetenham: Shane Sutton should have been given "slap on the wrist"

James DeGale defended his IBF super middleweight title

James DeGale retains IBF super middleweight belt with points decision

Luis Suarez, left, helped Barcelona keep their advantage at the top of the table (AP)

Top three win to take Primera Division title to the wire

West Ham's Mark Noble celebrates his second goal with Andy Carroll

Mark Noble earns praise as Slaven Bilic fixes sights on Europe

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce was not happy with his side's display at Stoke

Sam Allardyce blames nerves as Sunderland struggle to draw

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez congratulates Andros Townsend on his winning goal

Rafael Benitez keeps focus on Newcastle's next game

A minority of Arsenal fans displayed banners calling for Arsene Wenger's departure

Arsene Wenger puts Arsenal protests down to 'disappointed love'

Leicester's Telusa Veainu scored their third try against Worcester

Leicester's Sam Harrison suffers 'nasty' nose injury against Worcester

Ding Junhui, pictured, has the world title in his sights but Mark Selby stands in his way

Ding Junhui and Mark Selby through to World Championship final

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg starts from pole position in Russia (AP)

Lewis Hamilton admits to feeling 'helpless' after Sochi shocker

Danny Van Poppel, right, won the sprint finish on stage two

Danny van Poppel wins stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire

The TV cameras missed most of the action on Saturday

TV difficulties give Tour de Yorkshire organisers an unwanted headache

Gareth Bale kept Real Madrid's title hopes alive (AP)

Gareth Bale comes to Real Madrid's rescue in narrow win over Real Sociedad

Mark Noble doubled West Ham's lead in their 3-0 win at West Brom

West Brom crushed as West Ham send a European signal

Kirsten Wild raced to victory in the Tour de Yorkshire

Lizzie Armitstead happy despite Tour de Yorkshire defeat

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck scores his side's winning goal

Danny Welbeck boosts Arsene Wenger on a mixed day at the Emirates for Arsenal

Jermain Defoe's late penalty thrilled Sunderland's fans

Jermain Defoe's late penalty rescues draw for Sunderland at Stoke

Andros Townsend, centre left, struck with 58 minutes gone to give Newcastle a precious lead

Andros Townsend and Karl Darlow the heroes as Newcastle's rescue mission goes on

Leighton Baines netted the winner against Bournemouth

Leighton Baines gives Everton victory as Roberto Martinez protests gather pace

Leicester's Vereniki Goneva scored the Tigers' first try

Leicester book play-off place with Worcester win

Troy Deeney's double swung the result Watford's way

Troy Deeney double adds to Aston Villa's misery

Yanic Wildschut scored twice for promoted Wigan

Wigan clinch promotion after victory at Blackpool

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has not won a top-flight title in his managerial career

Claudio Ranieri not getting carried away as Leicester close in on title

Francesco Guidolin says it is right to mark the Hillsborough inquest verdict with a tribute

Francesco Guidolin: Swansea must pay tribute to Hillsborough victims

Jurgen Klopp will concentrate on strengthening his defence next season

Reds boss Klopp eyes defensive reinforcements in the summer

Manchester City face Southampton in the Premier League this weekend

Manuel Pellegrini urges Premier League focus for Manchester City

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is eyeing a comeback before the end of the season

Luke Shaw hoping to return for Manchester United this season

Mauricio Pochettino believes there may yet be a late twist in the title race

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: Excitement could be dangerous for Leicester

Mauricio Pochettino is poised to extend his Tottenham contract

Mauricio Pochettino aiming to be Tottenham's Sir Alex Ferguson

Lewis Hamilton recorded a lap time of one minute and 37.583 seconds at the Sochi Autodrome (AP)

Lewis Hamilton cautious about Sochi win prospects despite fastest practice time

Sir Bradley Wiggins did not finish the first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire

Wiggins abandons Tour de Yorkshire as Rio hopes take priority

Marco Fu inspects his cue after the tip fell off during his match with Mark Selby

Marco Fu overcomes tip trouble while Ding Junhui goes close to Crucible 147

Shane Sutton stood down as British Cycling technical director on Wednesday

Review into discrimination allegations at British Cycling to conclude after Rio

Aston Villa caretaker manager Eric Black is the club's fourth boss of the season.

Players affected by staff job losses, says Villa caretaker Black

Claudio Ranieri's Leicester have spent less than £30million on their squad since last summer

Money doesn't guarantee success, says Ranieri, with title in sight for Foxes

Simon Yates tested positive following an administrative error, his Orica-GreenEdge team have admitted

British Cycling facing further criticism following Yates' failed drugs test

Manuel Pellegrini feels Manchester City could be at a disadvantage going into the Real Madrid clash

Pellegrini fears fixture scheduling could hamper City's Champions League hopes

Louis van Gaal hopes Manchester United can postpone Leicester's title party for a little bit

Louis van Gaal not embarrassed by Leicester's rise

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has taken the Foxes to the brink of the Barclays Premier League title

Claudio Ranieri urges Leicester to secure happy ending

Rob Andrew will leave the Rugby Football Union at the end of this season with Nigel Melville replacing him as director of professional rugby

Andrew to leave RFU after 10 years, with Nigel Melville arriving from USA Rugby

Middlesbrough's Gaston Ramirez scores in their 2-2 draw at Birmingham.

Middlesbrough held to controversial draw at Birmingham

Arsene Wenger has consistently led Arsenal to qualification to the Champions League

Arsene Wenger asks for perspective from Arsenal fans

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce says Crystal Palace will have 'been on the pop'

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce: I'd bet on Newcastle beating Crystal Palace

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is happy to bide his time

Ronald Koeman in no rush to sign new Southampton contract

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has been linked as a potential candidate to replace Roberto Martinez at Everton

Eddie Howe reaffirms commitment to Bournemouth amid Everton job speculation

Serena Williams will miss the Madrid Open because of flu

Illness rules Serena Williams out of the Madrid Open

Jason Roy, left, and Kumar Sangakkara are Surrey team-mates

Kumar Sangakkara: Jason Roy has more ability than I have

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is unhappy about Sunday's kick-off time.

Sunday lunch kick-off time is unappetising for Jurgen Klopp

Quique Sanchez Flores' Watford host Aston Villa on Saturday.

Quique Sanchez Flores admits doubts over his Watford future will affect players

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