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Brady inspires New England to Super Bowl showdown with Philadelphia

Super Bowl 52 Date: Sunday, 4 February Time: 23:30 GMT Venue: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, online and the BBC Sport app plus follow live radio and text commentary. Tom Brady threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes as champions New England Patriots reached the Super Bowl for the third time in four seasons. The Patriots overcame the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 to book a showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles. Quarterback Nick Foles threw three touchdowns as the Eagles thrashed the Minnesota Vikings 38-7. The Patriots will…

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Super League news: Michael McIlorum leaves Wigan to join Catalans Dragons

Michael McIlorum has ended a long association at Wigan to sign a two-year deal with Catalans Dragons while Anthony Gelling has also been granted an early release from his Warriors contract. McIlorum first joined the club as a junior in 2005 before making his first-team debut two years later, going on to play in 242 games and feature in the sides that won the Super League Grand Final in 2010 and 2013. Injury sidelined the hooker for the majority of 2016, when Wigan defeated Warrington in the Grand Final, but…

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Super League news: Fiji prop Ben Nakubuwai joins Salford

Nakubuwai was an ever-present for his country as they reached the World Cup semi-finals Thursday, November 30, 2017 Salford have signed Fiji prop Ben Nakubuwai from NRL side Gold Coast Titans. The 21-year-old was an ever-present for his country as they reached the World Cup semi-finals and has been likened to compatriot Petero Civoniceva, one of the NRL’s greatest props. “I am really excited with the signing of Ben as he is an outstanding addition to our group,” said Red Devils head coach Ian Watson. “He’s a great bloke off…

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Super League news: Mikey Sio leaves Wakefield by mutual consent

The 24-year-old finished the year on loan with Championship club Halifax Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Forward Mikey Sio has left Wakefield by mutual consent. Sio joined Trinity from Queensland Cup side Mackay Cutters in June 2015 and became a first-team regular. But he made only nine appearances last season and finished the year on loan with Championship club Halifax. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Wakefield,” said the 24-year-old. “I learnt a lot as a player under both Brian Smith and Chris Chester. “There is a good bunch…

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George Groves to fight Chris Eubank Jr in Super Series in Manchester

George Groves’ WBA super-middleweight title defence against Chris Eubank Jr will take place at the Manchester Arena on 17 February. The champion had wanted their World Boxing Super Series semi-final bout to take place in his native London, at a football stadium. It will be the first time Groves has boxed at the Manchester Arena since his controversial 2013 loss to Carl Froch. And it will be the first meeting between Groves and Brighton’s Eubank. Groves beat Jamie Cox in his first title defence, in the Super Series quarter-final at…

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Premier League 2017/18 table: Super computer predicts end of season final standings – *November update*

Click right to count down to number one Monday, November 20, 2017 The Premier League burst back into action at the weekend after the snoozefest of the international break, and has turned to the Super Computer to try and find out what the final standings might look like. The data has been fed and a predicted 2017/18 Premier League table has reached us, and it makes for very interesting reading. Check out how the super computer has predicted the final standings for the incoming season by scrolling through the gallery…

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