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England captain Chris Robshaw
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BOXINGForty years have passed since the Rumble in the Jungle, but the protagonists maintain an enduring bond
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The notorious London gangsters Reggie (left) and Ronnie Kray, pictured here with their mother Violet, were rebuffed when they knocked on the boxing door
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Jamie Roberts, the Wales and British & Irish Lions centre, in the Saint Germain neighbourhood of Paris where he lives. Roberts is enjoying playing for Racing Métro in the French Top 14
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Bill Ashurst at home in Wigan
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Chris Froome, Team Sky’s leader, says he has recovered from a fall last month
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David Warner (left) and Chris Rogers leave the field after helping Australia to a solid start to their innings in Dubai yesterday
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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
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