2015 Sporting Calendar: Rugby World Cup, Wimbledon, The Ashes, Tour de France and Cricket World Cup dates

Looking ahead to all the sporting events of 2015

Hitting back: Murray has high hopes of returning to peak form in 2015

Resurgent Andy Murray aims to make mark

Murray will return to action on New Year’s Day when he faces Gaël Monfils at the “Mubadala World Tennis Championship” exhibition event in Abu Dhabi

The best sport selfies and photobombs of 2014, featuring the Queen and Lukas Podolski

Everyone wanted to get in front of the camera during a vintage year for sport

Liam Broady finds a route to the stars

After getting ‘lost’ on the Futures circuit, the British No 3 tells Paul Newman he is now aiming for the top 100 after brave decision to cut ties with his dad

Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the winners trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their men's singles final tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London

Wimbledon could move to BT Sport as BBC considers sharing broadcasting rights

Cuts to licence fee could mean tournament is shown on pay-TV

The 10 biggest sporting events of 2014 on Twitter: World Cup 2014 wins, but what came next?

These were the events the UK was discussing this year

The stars of women's tennis pose for a picture ahead of WTA Finals in Singapore, which took place in October

WTA seals bumper TV deal worth £335m

New media rights contract worth more than $525m

View from the sofa: Are these golden oldies playing tennis for real? You cannot be serious!

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Andy Roddick at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday

Andy Roddick: Former world No 1 is happy as a 32-year-old retiree

The American says he doesn’t miss the tour’s grind, but is content to ‘moonlight’ at the Albert Hall

Jordanne Whiley: After completing calendar year doubles grand slam, Whiley sets her sight on singles success

Whiley won wheelchair tennis doubles crowns in four major tournaments this year

Andy Murray with his girlfriend of nine years, Kim Sears who he has got engaged to

Andy Murray announces engagement to long-term girlfriend Kim Sears – on day he axes coach and trainer

Scot prepares for married life as Amélie Mauresmo strengthens her position within 'Team Murray'

Roger Federer celebrates Switzerland's David Cup success

Davis Cup 2014: Roger Federer finishes the job to clinch Swiss triumph

17-time grand slam winner beat Richard Gasquet to set up Swiss' 3-1 victory

A back injury seemed to affect Roger Federer’s Davis Cup performance

Davis Cup 2014: Swiss hopes rest on reviving out-of-sorts Roger Federer

Federer lost 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 to Monfils to leave the final poised at 1-1 after the first day

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka appear to have forgotten their dispute at the weekend

Davis Cup 2014: Swiss Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka presenting united front

Mirka, Federer's wife, infuriated Wawrinka last week with 'cry baby' taunt

Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer, right, at the net straight after their three-set semi-final at the O2 Arena in London, when Federer won after saving four match points

Roger Federer's wife Mirka called Stanislas Wawrinka a 'crybaby' at the ATP Tour Finals

Video has emerged showing Mirka heckle fellow Swiss at the O2 Arena

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Carl Frampton celebrates after beating Kiko Martinez to win the IBF super-bantamweight title
BoxingBelfast fighter’s world-title defence sees boxing back on terrestrial TV
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tennisScot sets up semi-final showdown with Berdych and his old friend Vallverdu
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Maria Sharapova celebrates victory over Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open quarter-finals
Maria Sharapova’s father Yuri prefers these days to travel the world skiing rather than coaching his daughter, but he still keeps a watchful eye on the world No 2
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GolfWoods returns to action at the Waste Management Phoenix Open
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More tennisREPORTThe Scot comes through a tricky looking encounter in straight sets in Melbourne
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Kim Sears watches on as her fiancé Andy Murray takes on Nick Kyrgios
VIDEOBritish No 1 silences the crowd
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Rafael Nadal suffered a straight-sets defeat to Tomas Berdych
REPORTCzech finally beats for the former world number one at the 18th attempts
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Maria Sharapova celebrates victory over Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open quarter-finals
REPORTEkaterina Makarova awaits Sharapova in the next round
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Paul Pogba, Gabriel Paulista, Douglas Costa and Andre Schurrle
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Owen Farrell (in black) is a concern for England after injuring his knee playing for Saracens at Clermont Auvergne on Sunday (Getty)
RUGBY UNIONLATESTEngland fly-half suffers knee ligament damage
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Stuart Broad has spoken of a mood of excitement in the England camp ahead of the 2015 World Cup
cricketEngland fast bowler Stuart Broad has faced a backlash on Twitter
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Sean Abbott
Bowler named Australia's young cricketer of the year
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Pakistan all-rounder Haris Sohail claims to have been woken up by a ghost
Haris Sohail was forced to flee his hotel room
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NFLRobert Kraft denied wrongdoing from his franchise as the 'DeflateGate' scandal rumbles on
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Owen Farrell (in black) is a concern for England after injuring his knee playing for Saracens at Clermont Auvergne on Sunday (Getty)
No sugar-coating the fact England squad is in pieces
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Welterwight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather
BoxingThis week the $150m soap opera dominating boxing will finally end as Floyd Mayweather picks his opponent for May
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CyclingDisgraced former Tour de France champion Lance Amstrong has said he would dope again if faced with the same decision he made in 1995
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footballFormer Rangers defender Fernando Ricksen makes emotional statement after tribute match
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Dresden is believed to be the club most affected by meth use
FOOTBALLREVEALED Bundesliga gives you wonderful atmospheres, old-fashioned terraces, cheap beer and the odd line of crystal meth
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Stuart Broad has spoken of a mood of excitement in the England camp ahead of the 2015 World Cup
cricketEngland fast bowler Stuart Broad has faced a backlash on Twitter
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Sean Abbott
Bowler named Australia's young cricketer of the year
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Pakistan all-rounder Haris Sohail claims to have been woken up by a ghost
Haris Sohail was forced to flee his hotel room
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NFLRobert Kraft denied wrongdoing from his franchise as the 'DeflateGate' scandal rumbles on
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Owen Farrell (in black) is a concern for England after injuring his knee playing for Saracens at Clermont Auvergne on Sunday (Getty)
No sugar-coating the fact England squad is in pieces
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hockeyVIDEOThis ice hockey goal really sticks out
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Welterwight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather
BoxingThis week the $150m soap opera dominating boxing will finally end as Floyd Mayweather picks his opponent for May
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CyclingDisgraced former Tour de France champion Lance Amstrong has said he would dope again if faced with the same decision he made in 1995
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footballFormer Rangers defender Fernando Ricksen makes emotional statement after tribute match
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Dresden is believed to be the club most affected by meth use
FOOTBALLREVEALED Bundesliga gives you wonderful atmospheres, old-fashioned terraces, cheap beer and the odd line of crystal meth
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