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Police issue warrant for Odell Beckham after apparent buttock slapping incident

NFL star appeared to slap security guard after LSU gameReceiver also attracted attention for handing notes to playersNew Orleans police have issued an arrest warrant for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr after he appeared to slap a securi…

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Which footballers have suffered injuries playing other sports? | The Knowledge

Plus: top-flight careers over four decades, more big non-league gates and Garth Crooks presenting a politics show on BBC2Mail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“After seeing Rory Burns miss an England cricket match because of an injury caused …

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Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson clinches tryout as kicker in XFL

42-year-old says he is ‘as excited as hell’ at opportunityRelaunched league will begin at start of FebruaryChad Johnson, who was named to the Pro Bowl six times as a wide receiver during his career in the NFL, is attempting a comeback in the XFL as a k…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Champions Cup action

Danny Cipriani’s injury has hurt Gloucester with a crunch match to come while Saracens and Racing 92 meet in a game to savourA sure sign of a good team is one that keeps winning convincingly even when not entirely striking its best form. Leinster curre…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Champions Cup action

Danny Cipriani’s injury has hurt Gloucester with a crunch match to come while Saracens and Racing 92 meet in a game to savourA sure sign of a good team is one that keeps winning convincingly even when not entirely striking its best form. Leinster curre…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Bournemouth need to find goals fast, Aubameyang’s red card has caused a headache at Arsenal and Ings is in England formThe Dozen: our pick of the weekend’s best imagesBournemouth’s defending left a lot to be desired as they crumbled against Watford but…

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Harry Kane needs surgery and is out until April, Tottenham confirm

• Striker ruptured hamstring tendon against Southampton• Kane to have little match time before Euro 2020 startsHarry Kane is to have surgery on his left hamstring and is not expected to return to training until April, Tottenham have said.Confirmation o…

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Cavaliers coach Beilein sorry after calling his players a ‘bunch of thugs’

Racially charged phrase caused tension in team meeting66-year-old says he meant to call his players ‘slugs’The Cleveland Cavaliers coach, John Beilein, has apologised to his players after describing them as a “bunch of thugs” during a team meeting on W…

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Six sixes in an over, finish-line drama and a slalom close call | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features shrill commentary, Peter Wright highlights and a spectacular NBA comeback1) Let’s start with a bang, as Leo Carter slams six sixes in an over for Canterbury Kings against Northern Knights in the T20 Super Smash, on his…

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What is the highest attendance for a non-league game in England? | The Knowledge

Plus: down-on-their-luck European trophy winners, ‘winter champions’ who never won the league and frozen-off footballMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Out of interest, and boredom at work, what is the highest attendance for a non-league …

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Málaga coach Víctor Sánchez ‘blackmailed’ over explicit video

• Former Spain midfielder claims ‘harassment and extortion’• Segunda División side suspend Sánchez with immediate effectMálaga’s head coach, Víctor Sánchez, has claimed he was subjected to an attempted blackmail after the 43-year-old was suspended foll…

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Málaga coach Víctor Sánchez ‘blackmailed’ over explicit video

• Former Spain midfielder claims ‘harassment and extortion’• Segunda División side suspend Sánchez with immediate effectMálaga’s head coach, Víctor Sánchez, has claimed he was subjected to an attempted blackmail after the 43-year-old was suspended foll…

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Swansea fans facing bizarre 200-mile round trip ahead of south Wales derby

Travel restrictions in place for game at Cardiff City StadiumSwansea fans living in Cardiff have to first go to SwanseaA number of Swansea City supporters are facing the prospect of having to make a bizarre and, for them, frustrating 200-mile round tri…

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Eagles say ‘dirty’ hit knocked Carson Wentz out of playoff loss to Seahawks

Jadeveon Clowney made helmet-to-helmet contact with QBTackle forced Philadelphia quarterback out of gameSeattle Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been accused of a “dirty” hit that knocked Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz out of S…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Premiership action

Willi Heinz is showing that Eddie Jones made the right call at the World Cup while there are encouraging signs at Welford RoadWilli Heinz was one of the more left-field selections in last year’s World Cup, called up by England at the age of 32 as one o…

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FA Cup third round: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Lallana may yet have a key role at Liverpool, Derby should be higher in the league and Leicester see value in trophy-winningThe Dozen: the best photos from the FA Cup this weekend Related: St Andrew’s empty stands a sign of FA Cup’s fading, but not for…

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FA Cup third round: match previews

All the news for this weekend’s FA Cup third-round matches as Premier League and Championship sides join the partySaturday 12.31pm Venue St Andrew’sReferee Oliver Langford Odds H 6-5, A 2-1, D 9-4 Continue reading…

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FA Cup third round: match previews

All the news for this weekend’s FA Cup third-round matches as Premier League and Championship sides join the partySaturday 12.31pm Venue St Andrew’sReferee Oliver Langford Odds H 6-5, A 2-1, D 9-4 Continue reading…

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Three arrested for homophobic and racist abuse at Brighton v Chelsea

Two home fans and one visiting supporter ejectedSeagulls’ Paul Barber laments latest incidentsBrighton & Hove Albion have confirmed that three supporters were arrested at the New Year’s Day game against Chelsea. Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored a spectac…

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January transfer window 2020: club-by-club guide for the Premier League

Arsenal need to strengthen their spine, Frank Lampard can finally spend and Manchester United could move early for their summer targetsMikel Arteta would like an active window and knows Arsenal have yawning deficiencies in the centre-back and midfield …