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Saracens pummel sorry Welsh

Richard Wigglesworth came off the bench to score a hat-trick of tries

Saracens left their recent Aviva Premiership form in the dust as they notched 11 tries in beating winless London Welsh 78-7 to return to the play-off spots.

Hartley in trouble again after red

Dylan Hartley makes his way off after being shown the red card

Northampton captain Dylan Hartley could miss at least the start of England's RBS 6 Nations campaign after he was sent off for elbowing an opponent in the face at Franklin's Gardens.

Pardew wants cool heads in derby

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has ordered Geordie boy Steven Taylor not to allow the derby atmosphere to get to him as he plots victory over Sunderland.

Markovic is improving - Rodgers

Lazar Markovic impressed against Bournemouth in midweek

Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic looks like he is starting to finally settle into English football after manager Brendan Rodgers urged him to be more aggressive.

Wasps prepare for Ricoh Arena debut

Wasps rugby director Dai Young does not want his players to be distracted by the occasion on their Ricoh Arena debut

Dai Young has underlined that his players cannot be distracted by the occasion on Sunday when Wasps play their first home game at Coventry's Ricoh Arena.

ECB: No change on Pietersen stance

Kevin Pietersen, pictured, was never in contention for an England return, according to James Whitaker

Kevin Pietersen was not discussed as a potential shock inclusion for England's 15-man World Cup squad, according to national selector James Whitaker.

Trott to captain England Lions

Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott will captain England Lions in January

Jonathan Trott will resume his international career by captaining the England Lions four-day team on the tour of South Africa next month.

Sizzling Steyn seals Windies misery

Dale Steyn's bowling caused West Indies to collapse to a heavy defeat

Dale Steyn claimed a six-wicket haul as South Africa tore through West Indies' batting order to secure victory in the opening Test by an innings and 220 runs.

Premiership silent over cap report

Saracens and Bath could be in breach of the salary cap

Premiership Rugby has refused to comment on a report that Aviva Premiership clubs Saracens and Bath are being investigated for alleged salary cap breaches.

Johnson sets up Australia win

Mitchell Johnson played a key role In Australia's win

Mitchell Johnson and Chris Rogers played key roles as Australia wrapped up a four-wicket victory over India within four days of the second Test in Brisbane.

Cipriani catches eye of Diamond

Steve Diamond, pictured, was pleased with what he saw from Danny Cipriani

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond paid tribute to Danny Cipriani after the fly-half helped inspire a hard-fought 18-11 win over high-flying Exeter.

Silva strikes sink Palace

David Silva, right, scores his second goal as Manchester City beat Crystal Palace

David Silva struck twice as Manchester City made light of their absence of strikers to brush troubled Crystal Palace aside 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Cook in agony over England axe

Alastair Cook has been left out of England's 15-man World Cup squad

Alastair Cook was left "gutted" and "raw" after being stripped of England's one-day captaincy and dumped from the World Cup squad.

Cipriani shines in Sale win

Danny Cipriani was in fine form for Sale

Danny Cipriani created one try and scored another as Sale wrecked Exeter's hopes of climbing to the top of the Aviva Premiership.

Good news for Carter

Ali Carter has been given the all clear following treatment for lung cancer

Ali Carter has been given the all clear from cancer for the second time in two years.

Plenty of support for Cook removal

The news that Alastair Cook will no longer captain England in one-day internationals has been welcomed

The news that Alastair Cook's reign as England one-day international captain is all but over has been welcomed by several former leaders of the national side.

Hart signs new City contract

Joe Hart is enjoying a fine season for Manchester City

Joe Hart has committed his future to Manchester City by signing a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2019.