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Jaguars’ Leonard Fournette says he confronted fan after racial slur

Player was involved in heated exchange at Titans gameJacksonville coach says he has not considered disciplineThe Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette says he became involved in a confrontation with a fan after he was the target of a raci…

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Chelsea suspend supporters after alleged racial abuse of Raheem Sterling

• Four fans banned while club conduct investigation• Chelsea vow to ‘support any criminal prosecutions’Chelsea have suspended four people from attending their matches, pending further investigations into allegations of racial abuse directed towards Man…

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Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

Munster set the early pace after a standout performance from JJ Hanrahan while Saracens look in ominous formThe two most successful sides in the tournament’s history are in charge of the pool. Much is made of the regular rest given to Ireland’s leading…

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

Bournemouth are looking threadbare, Pep Guardiola shows the stomach for a fight and Leicester pine for Jamie VardyWith the issues piling up in terms of Arsenal’s defensive composition, it almost passed unnoticed that against Huddersfield they managed a…

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Raheem Sterling accuses newspapers of ‘fuelling racism’ after alleged abuse at Chelsea

• Forward says he expects ‘no better’ after alleged incident• Sterling screengrabs Daily Mail story alongside Instagram postRaheem Sterling has accused newspapers of “fuelling racism” and said he “expects no better” after he was the subject of alleged …

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Chloe Kim soars to halfpipe win in first contest since Pyeongchang Olympics

Kim wins World Cup halfpipe in first contest since OlympicsTeen tops US team-mate Maddie Mastro at Copper MountainChloe Kim isn’t just a gold medalist: she’s a transcendent starOlympic hero Chloe Kim dominated in her first contest since the Pyeongchang…

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Jadon Sancho settles derby with Schalke as Dortmund move nine points clear

Dortmund beat rivals 2-1, Leipzig lose 3-0 at FreiburgSevilla held by Valencia, Atlético cruise past AlavésJadon Sancho’s winning earned Borussia Dortmund all three points in their local derby at Schalke and sent Lucien Favre’s team nine points clear a…

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O’Sullivan into UK Championship final as war of words with Hearn goes on

Six-time champion defiant over his breakaway plansO’Sullivan beats Tom Ford 6-1 in semi-finalRonnie O’Sullivan cruised into his eighth UK Championship final with a 6-1 victory over Tom Ford, after stoking his war of words with the World Snooker chairma…

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Tyson Fury rematch with Deontay Wilder sanctioned by WBC

• WBC belt-holder Wilder under pressure to accept second fight• Fighters drew amid contested scorecards in last weekend’s boutDeontay Wilder faced fresh calls to accept a rematch with Tyson Fury after the World Boxing Council sanctioned a second fight …

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Ben Stokes and Alex Hales fined by ECB over Bristol incident but cleared to play

Stokes fined £30,000 over incident, Hales £17,500Both players are ‘eligible for immediate selection’Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been fined by the England and Wales Cricket Board for following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub but both have bee…

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Hazard finally has Chelsea manager who wants to attack, says Kompany

• Kompany takes apparent swipe at Mourinho among others• This is what Hazard needs, says Manchester City defenderVincent Kompany has taken an apparent swipe at José Mourinho among others by saying that Eden Hazard finally has an attack-minded manager a…

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Arsenal to talk to players seen apparently inhaling nitrous oxide

• Players including Özil and Aubameyang in nightclub incident• Those involved will be ‘reminded of their responsibilities’Arsenal have responded to footage showing some of their players apparently inhaling nitrous oxide in a London nightclub by saying …

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Washington’s Alex Smith battling infection after surgery, according to reports

Quarterback broke tibia and fibula in game last monthTeam releases statement saying family request privacyWashington quarterback Alex Smith is battling an infection and may still be in hospital after a serious leg injury he sustained last month, accord…

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Washington’s Alex Smith battling infection after surgery, according to reports

Quarterback broke tibia and fibula in game last monthTeam releases statement saying family request privacyWashington quarterback Alex Smith is battling an infection and may still be in hospital after a serious leg injury he sustained last month, accord…

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Gilets jaunes protests postpone Thierry Henry’s clash with Patrick Vieira

• Monaco v Nice one of four matches to be cancelled• Police resources stretched by protests against fuel taxThierry Henry’s much-awaited reunion with his former Arsenal teammate Patrick Vieira as managers of Monaco and Nice, respectively, has been post…

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Ada Hegerberg, a dog’s goal-line clearance and vomit in Madras | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features a British boxing love-in, a jazzy hockey song for the World Cup and Kevin Keegan singing1) Let’s have a look at the first ever women’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg being really good at football, rather than concent…

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Ada Hegerberg, a dog’s goal-line clearance and vomit in Madras | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features a British boxing love-in, a jazzy hockey song for the World Cup and Kevin Keegan singing1) Let’s have a look at the first ever women’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg being really good at football, rather than concent…

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Reading sack Paul Clement after poor start to season

• Former Swansea and Derby manager leaves post• Reading are 21st in Championship tableReading have confirmed the sacking of Paul Clement as manager after a poor start to the season.Clement, who was appointed in March and helped Reading escape relegatio…

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‘Significant mouse problem’: Crystal Palace’s training ground given zero food hygiene rating

• Premier League club failed environmental health inspection• 10 supporters arrested after Brighton v PalaceCrystal Palace say they have taken action “to remedy the issues highlighted” after the kitchen at the club’s training ground was given a zero fo…

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Southampton confirm appointment of Ralph Hasenhüttl as new manager

• Austrian takes over from sacked Mark Hughes• Hasenhüttl was at RB Leipzig last seasonSouthampton have confirmed the appointment of Ralph Hasenhüttl as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal. The Austrian takes over from Mark Hughes, who was …