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We start with Formula 1 and it looks as though the sport's worst kept secret has been confirmed. Fernando Alonso's departure from Ferrari appears to have finally been confirmed by former chief Luca di Montezemolo. He's likely to sign for McLaren although the option of a year out ahead of potential talks with Mercedes hasn't been ruled out.

Dream over?

Next it looks like Steffon Armitage's hopes of playing for England in next year's World Cup are over. He's been named by Toulon for their clash against the Scarlets this weekend, meaning he would be cup tied which would effectively end Bath's interest in him.

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England have a policy of selecting domestic-based players only and as things stand Armitage won't be part of Stuart Lancaster's squad.

Decision

Ched Evans will be released from prison tomorrow - and the Sheffield United board will decide whether to re-sign the striker or not. Evans was jailed for five years in 2012 after being found guilty of raping a 19-year-old girl, and Blades boss Nigel Clough has confirmed that the club's board are considering their next step.

Conflict

As if there's not been enough conflict in cricket recently, Graeme Swann has hit back at Graham Gooch's criticism of his decision to retire mid-way through England's ill-fated Ashes tour over the winter. Swan said he felt as though it was the right time to go, and admitted his only regret was travelling down under in the first place.

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