Northern Ireland manager O'Neill 'in drink-driving arrest'

September 12, 2017 12:52 am0 comments
Northern Ireland manager O'Neill 'in drink-driving arrest'

Northern Ireland’s football team manager, Michael O’Neill, has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. He was detained by police on the outskirts of Edinburgh on Sunday, according to the Scottish Sun. Police Scotland said they arrested and charged a 48-year-old man in connection with drink-driving eastbound on the A720 at […]

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Palace had no confidence in De Boer two weeks ago

September 11, 2017 1:07 pm0 comments
Palace had no confidence in De Boer two weeks ago

Crystal Palace were already considering replacing manager Frank de Boer two weeks before he was eventually sacked. De Boer, 47, met with Palace chairman Steve Parish and sporting director Dougie Freedman on Monday, 28 August. Parish and Freedman left that meeting very underwhelmed and with no confidence that the Dutchman […]

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Nadal wins US Open to claim 16th Grand Slam title

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Nadal wins US Open to claim 16th Grand Slam title

Rafael Nadal won his third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title with a one-sided victory over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in New York. The world number one powered to a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory in Sunday’s final at Flushing Meadows. The Spaniard, 31, has now won two Slams in […]

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Vuelta a Espana: Britain's Chris Froome completes historic victory in Madrid

September 10, 2017 1:37 pm0 comments
Vuelta a Espana: Britain's Chris Froome completes historic victory in Madrid

Chris Froome has cemented his place among the greats of cycling by becoming the first British winner of the Vuelta a Espana in Madrid on Sunday. The Team Sky rider’s winning margin was two minutes and 15 seconds over Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali. Russia’s Ilnur Zakarin was 36 seconds further back […]

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Unseeded Stephens thrashes Keys to win US Open

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Unseeded Stephens thrashes Keys to win US Open

US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 Sept BBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary. Unseeded Sloane Stephens completed a spectacular return from injury by beating fellow American Madison Keys to win the US Open at Flushing Meadows. Stephens, ranked 83rd, beat 15th seed Keys 6-3 6-0 […]

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Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome almost assured of win as Alberto Contador shines

September 9, 2017 2:08 pm0 comments
Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome almost assured of win as Alberto Contador shines

Chris Froome has effectively become the first Briton to win the Vuelta a Espana as Alberto Contador won the penultimate stage of this year’s race. Contador, who retires after the race, surged clear on the gruelling 13.2km ascent of Alto de Angliru. Team Sky’s Froome was third, 17 seconds behind […]

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Nadal beats Del Potro to set up US Open final against Anderson

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Nadal beats Del Potro to set up US Open final against Anderson

US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 Sept BBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary. Top seed Rafael Nadal swept past Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in brilliant style to set up a US Open final against Kevin Anderson. The Spaniard won nine games in a row […]

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England bowler Anderson takes 500th Test wicket

September 8, 2017 2:36 pm0 comments
England bowler Anderson takes 500th Test wicket

Media playback is not supported on this device James Anderson became the first England bowler to take 500 Test wickets, on day two of the final Test against West Indies at Lord’s. The Lancashire player, 35, reached the milestone when he bowled Kraigg Brathwaite shortly after tea. Anderson is only […]

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Fifa opens disciplinary case against Alli over middle-finger gesture

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Fifa opens disciplinary case against Alli over middle-finger gesture

Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli after he gestured with his middle finger during England’s match against Slovakia on Monday. Television pictures showed Alli’s gesture during the 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory at Wembley. The 21-year-old said it was a “joke with good friend” Kyle Walker. […]

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England stumble after Stokes' six-wicket haul

September 7, 2017 3:09 pm0 comments
England stumble after Stokes' six-wicket haul

Media playback is not supported on this device Third Investec Test, Lord’s, day one West Indies 123: Powell 39, Stokes 6-22 England 46-4: Holder 2-18 England trail by 77 runs Scorecard England bowled out West Indies for 123 but then struggled in reply as 14 wickets fell on a remarkable […]

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