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Australian Open: Konta blames lack of match fitness after surprise second round exit

Johanna Konta insisted her Australian Open loss to lucky loser Bernarda Pera was not a “massive catastrophe” as she contemplated an early flight home (writes Eleanor Crooks).

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Australian Open: impressive Konta advances despite ‘blueberry debacle’

Johanna Konta eased into the second round of the Australian Open - but is still lamenting her forgotten blueberries (writes Eleanor Crooks).

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New coach Michael Joyce has high hopes for Konta

Michael Joyce has no doubt his new charge Johanna Konta is capable of winning a grand slam.

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Albion players celebrate Glenn Murray's winner in the FA Cup triumph over arch-rivals Crystal Palace on Monday. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Ian Hart: FA Cup no-show a disappointment

There was no sign of Sidney Greenstreet walking up to the guillotine, but in many ways Monday night was ‘the best of times and the worst of times’.
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Lifelong Brighton Albion fan Vincent McDonald will travel from the USA to watch Monday's game

Has this fan travelled the furthest for the Brighton match?

Would you travel thousands of miles to watch your favourite football team play?

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Action from Albion's New Year's Day clash with Bournemouth. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Ian Hart: It was a mixed festive period for Albion

It’s been a mixed bag for the Albion since my return from Down Under, four games, one win, two draws and an almost expected defeat at Chelsea – not quite relegation form, in fact far from it, and real room for optimism.
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England rugby squad start the new year in Sussex

The England rugby squad will be spending two days in Sussex at the start of 2018 in preparation for the NatWest Six Nations tournament.

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England captain Joe Root. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Ian Hart: It was Perth Déjà vu yet again for England!

Clearly the Australian arrogance I wrote about last week wasn’t misplaced as four years, almost to the day, that England surrendered the Ashes, the hosts went into an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five match series.
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Can England pull off a surprise win in the third Ashes Test?

Ian Hart: A fine line between arrogance and confidence

Right across sport there is a very fine line between confidence and arrogance.
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Goodwood Festival of Speed dates announced

Goodwood Festival of Speed dates announced

Dates have been set for next year’s Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival.

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Action from Albion's clash with Liverpool. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Ian Hart: Could the words of Stallone inspire Albion?

Whatever the division, and on the odd occasion even in cup competitions, hidings for the Albion are part and parcel of football.

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Action from Albion's clash with Crystal Palace on Tuesday. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Ian Hart: Hype can often exceed performance

The first top flight M23 derby for 36 years unfortunately didn’t live up to the hype, a point gained or two points dropped?

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Tennis ace Konta makes shortlist for BBC awards

Eastbourne’s Johanna Konta has made the shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017.

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Jana Novotna, Eastbourne favourite and Wimbledon champion, dies aged 49

Eastbourne and Wimbledon tennis champion Jana Novotna has died from cancer, aged 49.

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Beth Garner receives the young volunteer of the year award. Picture by Stephen D Lawrence Photography

Brighton ladies crowned winners at Sussex Sports Awards

Sarah Hogg of Sport Brighton, University of Brighton Sports Centre, and Beth Garner of the Sussex County FA Youth Council were both crowned winners at the Sussex Sports Awards last night.

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Southern National Day at Fontwell - preview and tips

Sunday is Southern National day at Fontwell - and it's set to be a cracker.

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Albion centre-half Lewis Dunk came through the ranks at the club. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Ian Hart: Clubs needs to invest in promising youngsters

England’s emphatic 5-2 Under-17 World Cup final victory against Spain – and that from being 2-0 down – should be celebrated the length and breadth of the country. It is a real shot in the arm for the beautiful game domestically.

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Albion celebrate one of Glenn Murray's goals at West Ham United on Friday evening. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Ian Hart: Victorious sides deserve more credit

That great British trait of negativity reared its ugly head over the weekend on the back of four classic Premier League games.

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Worthing's Lewis Crathern in his home town during Storm Brian. Pictures: EUNICE BERGIN

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex kitesurfer 30cm off record during Storm Brian

Spectators were treated to a show by some of the world’s best kiteboarders as Storm Brian struck.

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Injured Konta ends her season and splits from coach Wim Fissette

Eastbourne’s Johanna Konta has split from coach Wim Fissette after less than a year together.

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