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BBC Sport apologise for Jake Ballsack tweet

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Lewis Hamilton concedes his error in the Brazilian Grand Prix cost him a win that would have moved him one step closer to the Formula 1 world title.

The Briton finished second behind rival Nico Rosberg after spinning midway through the race, and now holds a 17 point advantage heading into the final event in Abu Dhabi. This season sees the introduction of double points in the final race for the first time, which means Hamilton's lead counts for little.

In previous years the 2008 champions could have finished 6th and still win the title if Rosberg won the race, but he'll have to finish second if his German rival makes it back-to-back victories. He said: "I think ultimately it cost me the win. I was much quicker up until that point and on that lap I went a second quicker after Nico stopped.

"I thought I was coming in on lap 27 and had used up my tyres, so when I had to go to lap 28 there was nothing left. I locked the rears in turn four and that spun me round. It was no one's mistake but mine."

Lawes ruled out of South Africa clash

England are counting the cost of their narrow defeat against New Zealand on Saturday in more ways than one. They fell to a narrow 24-21 defeat against their illustrious rivals, and now it has been confirmed that Head Coach Stuart Lancaster is likely to be without key man Courtney Lawes for the showdown against South Africa at Twickenham.

The lock suffered a concussion on Saturday and won't be risked against the 2007 world champions.

BBC Sport apologise over Balls gaffe

BBC Sport have been forced to apologise for an embarrassing faux pas on their website which was tweeted out to their followers. While posting the Wales team ahead of their game against Australia, lock Jake Balls was accidentally listed as "Jake Ballsack".

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The tweet was quickly deleted but not before going viral on social media sites. Wales centre Jamie Roberts was one of those to see the tweet before it was deleted, and posted his own mocking response on the site.

...And finally

Andy Murray’s run of bad form continues, he was beaten 6-4, 6-4 by Kei Nishikori in the opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

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