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Jason Brown of the United States falls as he competes during the Team Men Free Skating programme. Photograph: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters

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Ronnie O’Sullivan: struggling to control his inner chimp at The Crucible.  Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

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