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Newcastle’s Peter Beardsley takes ‘period of leave’ as bullying investigation continues

• Under-23 coach has been accused of racism • Beardsley had earlier been summoned to St James’ ParkNewcastle United’s Peter Beardsley has taken an “agreed period of leave” as the club investigates allegations of bullying by the under-23 coach.“After di…

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FA to adopt ‘Rooney Rule’ for appointing future England managers

• Chief executive Martin Glenn says move proves FA is ‘for all’• Glenn also announces major increase in grassroots fundingThe Football Association has announced it will interview at least one applicant from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background…

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Azarenka withdraws from Australian Open amid ongoing custody battle

Two-time champion cannot leave California with her son until case resolvedAustralian and No108 Ajla Tomljanovic will take a wildcard in her placeTwo-time champion and former world No1 Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Australian Open.Azarenka ha…

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WSL roundup: Bethany England leads rout as Liverpool put eight past Yeovil

• Liverpool climb to third after 8-0 hammering• Sunderland 3-0 Birmingham, Bristol City 2-1 EvertonBethany England struck four goals as Liverpool stayed in Women’s Super League title contention with an 8-0 victory over bottom club Yeovil Town at the Se…

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Unstoppable Mikaela Shiffrin rolls on with eighth World Cup win of year

Shiffrin wins for third time in six days and seventh time in last eight racesAmerican’s latest trumph extends overwhelming lead in overall standings At 22, Colorado native is already halfway to Lindsey Vonn’s career recordAmerican skier Mikaela Shiffri…

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Trump to attend Atlanta title game with Kendrick Lamar set for half-time show

President will attend Monday’s college football national championshipTrump critic Kendrick Lamar scheduled for half-time performanceDonald Trump will attend Monday’s college football national championship game between Georgia and Alabama, Atlanta polic…

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Trump to attend Atlanta title game with Kendrick Lamar set for half-time show

President will attend Monday’s college football national championshipTrump critic Kendrick Lamar scheduled for half-time performanceDonald Trump will attend Monday’s college football national championship game between Georgia and Alabama, Atlanta polic…

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Trump to attend Atlanta title game with Kendrick Lamar set for half-time show

President will attend Monday’s college football national championshipTrump critic Kendrick Lamar scheduled for half-time performanceDonald Trump will attend Monday’s college football national championship game between Georgia and Alabama, Atlanta polic…

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Andy Murray a doubt for Australian Open after pulling out in Brisbane

• British No1 withdraws ‘due to pain in his right hip’• 30-year-old has been sidelined since WimbledonAndy Murray has pulled out of the Brisbane International because of a hip injury, tournament organisers have announced.The 30-year-old had been set to…

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Mikaela Shiffrin agonisingly misses out on another World Cup victory

American finishes third in Lienz giant slalom, 0.08sec behind winnerOlympic champion retains her giant lead in the overall standingsMikaela Shiffrin ended the year with yet another podium finish on Friday to retain her sizable lead in the overall Women…

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Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen pulled-up at Leopardstown

• Mick Jazz beats Cilaos Emery in shock Ryanair Hurdle result• Career of brilliant hurdler in doubt after jockey pulls horse upMick Jazz was a shock winner of the Ryanair Hurdle as favourite Faugheen suffered just the second defeat of his career after …

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Former Steelers star James Harrison signs with New England Patriots

Harrison, 39, signs with Patriots shortly after his release from SteelersLinebacker brags he finally has a team-mate older than him (Tom Brady)Bill Belichick insists signing is not about obtaining intel on PittsburghJames Harrison is no longer the odd …

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Perry reveals vision for women’s cricket after winning ICC player of the year

Player of the year hopes T20 World Cup will be played at MCG or SCGEnvisions Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) played as stand-alone eventEllyse Perry revealed her vision for the future of Australian women’s cricket after she was named ICC women’s player …

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US Olympic Committee chief sorry for ‘failing’ sexually abused gymnasts

Scott Blackmun says he was unaware of Larry Nassar scandalMcKayla Maroney’s lawyer blasts the apology as ‘repugnant’Scott Blackmun, the leader of the US Olympic Committee, has said he was not aware of the Larry Nassar sex abuse allegations before law e…

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Brisbane International organisers confident Andy Murray will play

• British No1 understood to be leaving for Australia in coming days• Murray has not played competitively since Wimbledon in JulyBrisbane International tennis organisers are confident Andy Murray will play in their tournament which starts on New Year’s …

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Struggling Swansea sack Paul Clement after nearly a year at the club

• Welsh side bottom of the Premier League after string of poor results• Manager joined from Bayern Munich where he was assistant coachPaul Clement has been sacked by Swansea after almost a year in charge of the Welsh club. Swansea were left rooted to t…

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Justin Gatlin denies taking PEDs after sacking coach Dennis Mitchell

• World 100m champion takes action after newspaper claims• Mitchell and agent Robert Wagner accused of supplying banned substancesJustin Gatlin has denied using performance enhancing drugs and has said that he has sacked Dennis Mitchell after a newspap…

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Antoine Griezmann apologises for painting himself black at party

• Atlético Madrid forward deletes photo he posted on Sunday• Griezmann criticised by Labour MP David LammyAntoine Griezmann has apologised for any offence caused after posting an image of himself on social media with his face painted black as part of a…

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Douvan, Willie Mullins’ top chaser, to miss 2018 Cheltenham Festival

• Mullins confirms Douvan will be out of action for rest of this season• Killahara Castle makes history with shock 200-1 win at ThurlesWillie Mullins confirmed on Sunday that his top chaser Douvan will miss the rest of the season. The seven-year-old, w…

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USA Gymnastics poised to lose key sponsors in wake of sex abuse scandal

Procter & Gamble to ‘evaluate’ whether to renew deal next year.Kellogg’s, Under Armour and Hershey’s are also ready to move on.Procter & Gamble will “evaluate” next year whether to negotiate another sponsorship deal with USA Gymnastics, it has …