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Trouble for England despite Steve Smith loss as Australia extend Ashes lead

Australia moved to a mammoth 643 for seven by lunch on day four of the third Ashes Test despite the early loss of Mitch Marsh and Steve Smith to James Anderson at the WACA.

Anthony Joseph scored twice as Bath beat Toulon 26-21 in the Champions Cup (Paul Harding/PA )

Anthony Watson double sinks Toulon as Bath run hot in Champions Cup clash

Anthony Watson scored two sparkling tries in front of England boss Eddie Jones as Bath produced some champagne rugby to down French heavyweights Toulon.

Steve West knocked world number 14 Benito van de Pas out of the World Championships ( Steven Paston/PA)

Benito van de Pas and Mervyn King crash out of World Championship

There were two shocks early on day three of the William Hill World Darts Championship as Benito van de Pas and Mervyn King were dumped out.

Bradley Lowery will be honoured at the BBC Sports Personality Awards (Peter Byrne/PA )

Bradley Lowery to be honoured at BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards

Bradley Lowery is to be honoured posthumously with the Helen Rollason award at BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017.

Paris Saint-Germain v Celtic ? UEFA Champions League ? Group B ? Parc des Princes

Neymar scores twice as PSG ease to comfortable victory over Rennes

Neymar scored twice as 10-man Paris St Germain asserted their dominance over reigning Ligue 1 champions Monaco with a 4-1 victory at Rennes.

Kevin De Bruyne was amongst the goals as Manchester City beat Tottenham 4-1 at the Etihad (Martin Rickett/PA )

Unstoppable City put sorry Spurs to the sword

Leaders Manchester City powered to their 16th successive win in the Premier League with a 4-1 thrashing of Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium.

2017 Christmas Package

Zinedine Zidane challenges Real Madrid to maintain trophy-winning run

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane challenged his side to achieve even more this season after retaining their FIFA Club World Cup title with a 1-0 win over Brazilian side Gremio in Abu Dhabi.

Mark Noble celebrates his penalty against Stoke on his 300th Premier League appearance

Pressure ramped up on Stoke boss Mark Hughes after West Ham loss

Stoke slumped to a fifth defeat in six to heap further pressure on Mark Hughes as West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic came back to haunt his old club in a 3-0 win.

Mesut Ozil scored for Arsenal in the 23rd minute against Newcastle (Joe Giddens/PA )

Mesut Ozil fires Arsenal to victory over Newcastle

Arsenal returned to winning ways but had Mesut Ozil to thank for scoring a wonderful winner on an otherwise average afternoon for the Gunners as they toiled against out of form Newcastle.

Real Madrid?s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of the FIFA Club World Cup final (Hassan Ammar/AP/Press Association Images)

Ronaldo takes centre stage as Real Madrid retain Club World Cup crown

Cristiano Ronaldo’s superb free-kick gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win over Brazilian side Gremio to retain their FIFA Club World Cup title in Abu Dhabi.

Leinster made it two wins from two in the Champions Cup against Exeter (Brian Lawless/PA )

Leinster battle back to claim Champions Cup double over Exeter

A tenacious fightback from 14 points down saw Leinster complete a Champions Cup double over Exeter Chiefs, with Luke McGrath’s 65th-minute try proving crucial in a 22-17 win at the Aviva Stadium.

Marcos Alonso broke the deadlock for Chelsea in first half stoppage time (Tim Ireland/AP)

Alonso scores winner for clock-watching Conte

Marcos Alonso’s pinpoint free-kick gave Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Southampton.

Adam Peaty wins gold in the 100m breaststroke at European Short Course Championships (Jens Dresling/AP)

Gold for Adam Peaty in 100m breaststroke at European Short Course Championships

Adam Peaty claimed his first major short-course title with gold in the 100 metres breaststroke at the European Championships in Copenhagen.

My Tent or Yours (left) on his way to winning the Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham

Nicky Henderson feels ‘real emotion’ as My Tent Or Yours finally takes top spot

Nicky Henderson was fighting back the tears after perennial bridesmaid My Tent Or Yours secured a heartwarming success in the Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Elias Kachunga scored Huddersfield's opener at Watford

Huddersfield grab second away win of season at Watford as Deeney sees red again

Aaron Mooy’s double fired Huddersfield to a pulsating 4-1 win at Watford and only their second away win of the season.

Napoli go top of Serie A as Udinese shock Inter (Alessandro Di Marco/AP)

Napoli go top as Udinese shock Inter

Napoli took full advantage of Inter Milan’s first defeat of the Serie A season to take over at the top.

Bayern Munich beat Stuttgart 1-0 thanks to Thomas Muller's goal (Marijan Murat/AP)

Sven Ulreich saves stoppage-time penalty as Bayern Munich win at Stuttgart

Sven Ulreich’s penalty save in the fifth minute of added time helped earn Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at stubborn Stuttgart.

Lionel Messi will look to lead Barcelona against Deportivo

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde keeps focus on Deportivo La Coruna game

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde assures his side are fully focused on Sunday’s visit of Deportivo La Coruna and not distracted by next weekend’s potentially key showdown with Real Madrid.

Brighton and Hove Albion v Burnley ? Premier League ? AMEX Stadium

Murray penalty woe as Brighton’s winless run continues

Glenn Murray squandered a first-half penalty as Brighton’s winless run stretched to seven games with a goalless draw against high-flying Burnley.

Bistol City players celebrating

Bristol City – The GIF that just keeps giving

Bristol City have garnered plenty of attention for their amazing GIF goal celebrations and that continued during their 2-1 victory against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

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