Controversial Swiss penalty dents N Ireland's World Cup hopes

November 9, 2017 6:33 pm0 comments
Controversial Swiss penalty dents N Ireland's World Cup hopes

Northern Ireland face an uphill struggle to reach a first World Cup since 1986 after losing to Switzerland in controversial circumstances in the first leg of their play-off at Windsor Park. Ricardo Rodriguez scored with a penalty just before the hour mark after Corry Evans was deemed to have handled […]

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Is England 'togetherness' just a hashtag? – Aluko

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Is England 'togetherness' just a hashtag? - Aluko

Media playback is not supported on this device Eniola Aluko says she has had no support from most of her England team-mates since her racial abuse case and questioned whether the squad’s ‘togetherness’ was “just a hashtag on Twitter”. After three inquiries, former England manager Mark Sampson was found to […]

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I'll fight Wilder on my terms, says Joshua

November 8, 2017 6:58 pm0 comments
I'll fight Wilder on my terms, says Joshua

Britain’s Anthony Joshua insists he is not “ducking” any fighter and says his heavyweight rivals are just “making noise” on social media. Joshua, 28, holds the WBA, IBF and IBO versions of the world title, with Deontay Wilder the WBC champion and Joseph Parker having the WBO belt. Wilder, 32, […]

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England & Germany confirm poppies tribute for Wembley friendly

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England & Germany confirm poppies tribute for Wembley friendly

England and Germany players will wear black armbands bearing poppies for Friday’s friendly at Wembley. The tribute is in remembrance of members of the armed forces, said the Football Association (FA) and German Football Association (DFB). FA chief executive Martin Glenn called it “a show of solidarity and unity”. It […]

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I won't return until I'm 100% fit – Murray

November 7, 2017 7:36 pm0 comments
I won't return until I'm 100% fit - Murray

Britain’s Andy Murray hopes to make his competitive return in Brisbane in January following a hip injury – but only if he is 100% fit. The Scot lost 6-3 3-6 10-6 to world number two Roger Federer as part of a charity event in Glasgow on Tuesday. It was the […]

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'Hungry to get things right' – Moyes named West Ham boss

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'Hungry to get things right' - Moyes named West Ham boss

David Moyes said he has a point to prove and is “hungry to get things right” after being appointed as West Ham’s new manager. The former Everton and Manchester United boss replaces Slaven Bilic, who was sacked on Monday with the Hammers in the relegation zone. Moyes has been out […]

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'My friend Slaven needs a break – I'm pleased West Ham sacked him'

November 6, 2017 7:56 pm0 comments
'My friend Slaven needs a break - I'm pleased West Ham sacked him'

Slaven Bilic needed a break from management for the sake of his health, says ex-West Ham striker Ian Wright. Bilic, 49, was sacked as Hammers boss on Monday with the club in the relegation zone after winning two of their first 11 games. “As a friend, I’m actually pleased, knowing […]

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Bilic sacked as West Ham line up Moyes for manager's job

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Bilic sacked as West Ham line up Moyes for manager's job

Slaven Bilic has been sacked as West Ham manager with former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes set to replace him on an interim basis. Bilic, 49, departed with the club in the Premier League relegation zone. His last game in charge was Saturday’s 4-1 defeat by Liverpool at […]

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Guardiola hails Man City's 'amazing' form after going eight points clear

November 5, 2017 8:29 pm0 comments
Guardiola hails Man City's 'amazing' form after going eight points clear

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised his side’s “amazing” run of form after they outclassed Arsenal to open up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League. City have won nine consecutive league matches, a club record for a single season, have progressed to the knockout stage of […]

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Three players 'too drunk to board plane' thrown out of Scotland World Cup squad

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Three players 'too drunk to board plane' thrown out of Scotland World Cup squad

Captain Danny Brough is one of three players released from Scotland’s Rugby League World Cup squad after being deemed too drunk to board a flight. Brough remained in Christchurch with Sam Brooks and Johnny Walker while the squad flew to Cairns for next week’s final group game with Samoa. Scotland […]

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