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Danny Willett apologises for brother's controversial Ryder Cup article

Danny Willett has apologised to USA captain Davis Love III for anti-American comments written by his brother in a magazine article just days before the Ryder Cup.European captain Darren Clarke was unhappy with the timing of the piece and insisted the views of Pete Willett were "not reflective of Team Europe", with Danny also quick to criticise the content of his brother's work.

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Arsene Wenger 'focused on Arsenal, not England - for now'

Arsene Wenger has stopped short of ruling himself out of the England running but says he is "completely focused" on Arsenal.But Gareth Southgate has been put in temporary charge for England's next four games, and there is just one further fixture scheduled before the end of the Premier League season.

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Switched-on Theo Walcott is now in the zone for Arsenal, says Charlie Nicholas

Theo Walcott's first-half brace that helped beat Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday night shows the Arsenal forward is now "switched on and in the zone", says Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas.And former Arsenal striker Nicholas believes Walcott, whose double took his tally of goals at the Emirates to 45, is currently in the middle of one of his occasional purple patches.

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Ben Duckett wins Professional Cricketers' Association's Player of the Year award

Northamptonshire batsman Ben Duckett has been awarded the Players' Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards by the Professional Cricketers' Association.The 21-year-old, who recently earned a call up to England's squad for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh, takes the top award ahead of fellow nominees Jeetan Patel, Keaton Jennings and the retiring Graham Napier.

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Manchester United v Zorya Luhansk

Facing Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Europa League on Thursday will be "frightening", says Zorya Luhansk manager Yuriy Vernydub.The side finished fourth in the Ukrainian league last season and are making their debut in the group stages.

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Gareth Southgate: It was important to step for England

Gareth Southgate said it was "important to step forward" and take charge of England following Sam Allardyce's departure as manager.His decision means a U-turn from June, when the 46-year-old had no interest in succeeding Roy Hodgson as boss of the senior team.

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James Anderson ruled out of England's Tests in Bangladesh

England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson has been ruled out of the Test series against Bangladesh with a shoulder injury.The 34-year-old, who has 463 Test wickets, has not played since the fourth Test loss to Pakistan in August.

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Warrington v St Helens: Super League play-off preview

Warrington coach Tony Smith says home advantage could be crucial in his team's bid to reach the Super League Grand Final.Warrington beat Hull 23-6 at the KCOM Stadium last Friday to win the League Leaders' Shield and secure a home play-off semi-final against St Helens, which is live on Sky Sports 1 HD on Thursday from 7.

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Sky sources: Jimmy Anderson to miss England's tour of Bangladesh

Jimmy Anderson will miss England's tour of Bangladesh due to a shoulder injury, according to Sky sources, but he hopes to return for the series against India in November.The 34-year-old has not played since the Test series with Pakistan in August as he looked to recover from the stress fracture to his right shoulder blade that he suffered against Sri Lanka in June.

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Ryder Cup: Rugby legend Paul O'Connell gives 'inspirational' address to Europe

Darren Clarke described his players as "thoroughly inspired" after rugby legend Paul O'Connell gave a motivational address in the European team room.O'Connell, who won a record 107 international caps for Ireland and also captained the British and Irish Lions, was invited by Europe's captain to deliver a rousing speech which apparently left the team "unbelievably impressed".

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Gareth Southgate honoured to take temporary charge of England

Gareth Southgate says he is honoured to take temporary charge of England, despite the "difficult circumstances" surrounding his appointment.Allardyce left his role as England boss following allegations he discussed on video how to circumnavigate the FA's rules on third party ownership.