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Britain and the Davis Cup: history overshadowed amid chill of uncertainty — The BBC commentator and former Davis Cup regular Andrew Castle fears the final in Ghent will be a "joyless" affair. If so it would be a great pity for a number of reasons. Having twice been in the proximity of terrorist attacks, in Madrid and London, Castle admitted he was reluctant to travel.

Andy Murray and GB team-mates reassured over Davis Cup final security — Great Britain have put worries over security to one side as they prepare for the Davis Cup final - but Andy Murray understands the anxiety among some fans. The British team had been due to fly to Brussels on Sunday before travelling on to Ghent, where the tie will be held starting on Friday at the 13,000-capacity Flanders Expo.
Nov 24, 2015

Murray on security and David Lloyd while Smith talks selection:…?

Gennady Golovkin won’t lose sleep over threat from Canelo Alvárez — Gennady Golovkin has just about moved across the line from worst-kept secret in boxing to sports celebrity and Saúl "Canelo" Alvárez, a genuine superstar in Mexico, is being sold as one of the few rivals at middleweight capable of testing the remarkable Kazak champion.
Nov 25, 2015

Gennady Golovkin won’t lose sleep over threat from Canelo Alvárez | Kevin Mitchell

What do GWAS signals mean? — Genome-wide association studies ( GWAS) have been highly successful at linking genetic variation in hundreds of genes to an ever-growing number of traits or diseases. The fact that the genes implicated fit with the known biology for many of these traits or disorders strongly suggests (effectively proves, really) that the findings from GWAS are "real" - they reflect some real biological involvement of those genes in those diseases.
Nov 23, 2015

RT @WiringTheBrain: What do GWAS signals mean? On the variety of individual-level effects that could underlie population-level signals…

Nov 24, 2015

RT @WiringTheBrain: What do GWAS signals mean? My latest blogpost unpicks how population-level signals relate to effects in individuals…

Novak Djokovic sweeps past Roger Federer to underline No1 status — Both finalists were history men but Novak Djokovic underlined that he has more of it in front of him than does Roger Federer when he beat the Swiss in two sets to become the first player to win the ATP World Tour Finals title four years in a row.

GB Davis Cup team delay travel to Belgium amid Brussels security fears — Great Britain's Davis Cup team have delayed travelling to Belgium until Monday amid continuing security fears but are still planning to play in the final. Related: Andy Murray knows he has to pick himself up for Davis Cup final The terror alert level in Brussels, where the team were due to fly to, was raised to the highest category on Saturday because of a "serious and imminent" threat of a Paris-style attack.

Leon Smith faces up to the hardest Davis Cup decision of his career — Leon Smith admits he is about to have "the hardest conversation of my life". Some time next week, he has to tell either James Ward or Kyle Edmund they will play no part in Great Britain's Davis Cup final against Belgium in Ghent that starts on Friday, an event of towering historical importance in the history of British tennis.

Andy Murray knows he has to pick himself up for Davis Cup final — It was approaching midnight and most of the fans had long gone, hurrying for late trains away from North Greenwich, as Andy Murray hit ball after ball in the empty arena that had been the scene of his perplexing defeat in two sets by Stan Wawrinka.

Roger Federer beats Stan Wawrinka to set up Novak Djokovic showdown — When Novak Djokovic plays Roger Federer on the southern reaches of the Thames on Sunday night for the 44th time in one of sport's great rivalries, he will be driven by an urge to prove he is not only the best player in the world this week but the best of his era.

Andy Murray crashes out of ATP Tour Finals after defeat to Stan Wawrinka — A year after Mirka Federer called Stan Wawrinka "a crybaby" while he was blowing three match points against her husband, Roger, in the semi-finals of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, the Swiss are hurled back into another encounter to decide who goes through to 2015 final
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Nov 25, 2015

Frank Warren just announced .@terryflanagan5 will fight .@derrymathews23 in Liverpool on 13 Feb. Huge lead-in time. Should be a great fight

Nov 25, 2015

@cadelucas Only a three-hour drive, as it happens. Sure he has. Wlad will wait for his moment, though.

Nov 25, 2015

RT @AlexKayJelski: Done a @GayTimesMag piece on why it does matter if afootballer comes out and why people should lay off @LukeShaw23

Nov 25, 2015

Betway to sponsor Davis and Fed Cups. Fine. So will someone inform the rest of tennis that gambling is OK, now, please?

Nov 25, 2015

RT @ManUtd: The football world lost a true legend 10 years ago today when #mufc great George Best passed away.

Nov 25, 2015

@kpsundayworld Cheers mate. All fine in Ghent. Sun is even shining

Nov 25, 2015

RT @AP: The Latest on Paris attacks: Security presence reassures parents as Brussels schools reopen:

Nov 25, 2015

RT @OwenSmith_MP: If Osborne decides to cut housing benefit instead of tax credits today, 1 million pensioners will lose £500 a year…

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