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Antonio Conte: Pedro dived because he was tired

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has admitted Pedro dived in Wednesday’s FA Cup win over Norwich, with the Spaniard citing fatigue.

Cameron Jerome made his Derby debut

Bristol City take a point on the road at Derby

Luke Steele came off the bench to help Bristol City hold promotion rivals Derby to a goalless draw in an incident-packed match at Pride Park.

Roy Hodgson and Jack Wilshere

Roy Hodgson backs resurgent Jack Wilshere for England return

Roy Hodgson believes injury-plagued Jack Wilshere is rediscovering peak form and has backed him for a place in England’s World Cup squad.

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland is going nowhere

Paul Lambert intent on keeping Jack Butland at Stoke

Stoke boss Paul Lambert has vowed to do everything in his power to keep hold of Jack Butland and says there is “absolutely no chance” of the goalkeeper leaving the club this month.

John Higgins is into the semi-finals

Higgins and Trump complete semi-final line-up

John Higgins raced into the Dafabet Masters semi final after demolishing Ryan Day 6-1.

Pep Guardiola, right, will not be reunited with Alexis Sanchez, left, at Manchester City

Guardiola put his club’s future stability ahead of signing Sanchez

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s future stability was more important than signing Alexis Sanchez.

Michael Carrick has accepted an offer to join United's coaching staff

Carrick accepts offer to join United coaching staff when he retires

Michael Carrick has accepted Jose Mourinho’s offer to join his first team coaching staff upon retirement, the Manchester United manager has revealed.

Cyrille Regis Obituary

Cyrille Regis funeral to be held on January 30

Cyrille Regis’ funeral will be held at the end of the month after the former West Brom striker died on Sunday.

Liverpool v Manchester City ? Premier League ? Anfield

Klopp tells Karius: You have to deliver

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told Loris Karius it is now time for him to deliver after installing the goalkeeper as his first choice.

Billy Joe Saunders has made three successful defences of his WBO middleweight title

Saunders to make fourth defence of his WBO middleweight title against Murray

Billy Joe Saunders will make the fourth defence of his WBO middleweight title against Martin Murray on the same April 14 bill as Terry Flanagan attempts to become a two-weight world champion.

Sport ? Mixed Martial Arts ? UFC on Fuel at the Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

Stipe Miocic looking to make history against Francis Ngannou

Stipe Miocic has history in his sights as he looks to make another defence of his UFC heavyweight title against the feared Francis Ngannou in Boston on Saturday night.

Robin van Persie has gone back home

Van Persie agrees Feyenoord deal

Robin van Persie has agreed to rejoin his first club Feyenoord after 14 years away.

Judd Trump reached the semi-finals

Judd comes up Trumps in tense quarter-final

Judd Trump will face Kyren Wilson in the Dafabet Masters semi-final after surviving Shaun Murphy’s comeback to win 6-4.

2017 Christmas Package

Yarnold back to form in Konigssee

Lizzy Yarnold made a timely return to form as she finished fourth in the final race of the Skeleton World Cup season in Konigssee.

Jose Mourinho has no news on the signing of Alexis Sanchez

Transfer round-up: No news from Mourinho on Sanchez signing

Jose Mourinho had no developments to report on Friday in Manchester United’s pursuit of Alexis Sanchez now rivals City have dropped out of the race to sign the Arsenal forward.

Soccer ? UEFA Europa League ? Group B ? PSV Eindhoven v Dinamo Zagreb ? Philips Stadion

Brighton sign Jurgen Locadia for club-record fee

Brighton have completed the club-record signing of striker Jurgen Locadia from PSV Eindhoven.

Michael Jamieson has become an ambassador for Laureus

Olympic silver medalist Michael Jamieson becomes Laureus ambassador

Former British swimming star Michael Jamieson has become an ambassador for Laureus and will focus on mental health and wellbeing issues, the global sports charity has announced.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty insists his club have the right to demand value for money in the transfer market

Graeme Murty defends Rangers transfer tactics

Graeme Murty has dismissed Kris Boyd’s claims that Rangers are unsettling their transfer targets with lowball offers.

Carlos Carvalhal

Carvalhal frets over “nightmare” window as Swansea wait on signings

Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal has called the transfer window “a nightmare” as he attempts to steer the Premier League’s bottom club away from danger.

New Everton signing Theo Walcott is keen to get going at Goodison Park (PA Video).

Walcott left Arsenal carrying his belongings in bin bags – but bears no ill will

Theo Walcott signed off after 12 years at Arsenal with a night-time departure carrying his belongings in bin bags but he bears the club no grudges as he starts a new career at Everton.

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