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Leicester's Mark Selby begins World Snooker title defence

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Leicester's Mark Selby begins the defence of his World Snooker title in Sheffield this weekend.

Selby was crowned Champion after beating Ding Junhui in the final twelve months ago.

He's been ranked number one in the world for the last two years, and is widely regarded as one of the favourites.

His first round match with Ireland's Fergal O'Brien gets underway this morning.

Leicester City fans 'jailed in Madrid'

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There are unconfirmed reports in the Spanish media that a number of Leicester City fans have been given prison sentences following charges of violence against police officers in Madrid.

It follows disturbances prior to this week's Champions' League quarter final against Atletico Madrid.

The Spanish football website Marca said eight fans were arrested and sentences of up to four months were passed to some alleged offenders.

The Foreign and Commonwealth office said they are in contact with Spanish police following the arrests of several British nationals in Madrid and are offering consular support.

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Champions League teams: Atletico Madrid v Leicester

Leicester will be without their captain Wes Morgan for their Champions League quarter-final tonight - Yohan Benalouane will replace the centre-back.

Leicester City fans defiant following Borussia Dortmund bus bombing

Leicester City fans in Madrid have responded to last nights Borussia Dortmund team bus blast in Germany with defiance.

Speaking to ITV's Steve Clamp ahead of their club's Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid later, they said the incident would not keep them away.

Security has been stepped up in the Spanish capital after a bombing thought to be targeted at the German football team Borussia Dortmund's bus, windows shattered in three explosions at around 7.15pm as the squad left their hotel.

A suspect has been detained by police probing the Borussia Dortmund team bus blasts after two people with Islamist backgrounds became the focus of a police investigation.

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