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Romelu Lukaku calls for players’ racism summit with social media giants

Chelsea striker wants stronger action from platformsBelgian understands why some might stop taking the kneeChelsea striker Romelu Lukaku feels there is a need for football to adopt “stronger positions” than just taking the knee, calling for a players’ …

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Dundee’s Leigh Griffiths apologises for kicking smoke bomb into stands

Striker sent pyrotechnic into crowd during Dundee defeat‘My intention was just to remove it from the pitch’Dundee striker Leigh Griffiths has apologised after kicking a smoke bomb into a group of St Johnstone fans.The on-loan Celtic player stated he ha…

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Dundee’s Leigh Griffiths apologises for kicking smoke bomb into stands

Striker sent pyrotechnic into crowd during Dundee defeat‘My intention was just to remove it from the pitch’Dundee striker Leigh Griffiths has apologised after kicking a smoke bomb into a group of St Johnstone fans.The on-loan Celtic player stated he ha…

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Dundee’s Leigh Griffiths apologises for kicking smoke bomb into stands

Striker sent pyrotechnic into crowd during Dundee defeat‘My intention was just to remove it from the pitch’Dundee striker Leigh Griffiths has apologised after kicking a smoke bomb into a group of St Johnstone fans.The on-loan Celtic player stated he ha…

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Dundee’s Leigh Griffiths apologises for kicking smoke bomb into stands

Striker sent pyrotechnic into crowd during Dundee defeat‘My intention was just to remove it from the pitch’Dundee striker Leigh Griffiths has apologised after kicking a smoke bomb into a group of St Johnstone fans.The on-loan Celtic player stated he ha…

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Tottenham triumph on penalties after Wolves hit back from two goals down

Tottenham survived a scare after losing a 2-0 lead at Wolves to squeeze through in the Carabao Cup on penalties. Ruben Neves, Leander Dendoncker and Conor Coady missed in the shoot-out as Spurs progressed 3-2 following a 2-2 draw at Molineux. Related: …

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Former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels facing corruption charges

Charges relate to spell in Abu Dhabi-based T10 LeagueSamuels starred in 2016 T20 World Cup final against EnglandThe former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been charged with four counts of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board’s anti-corruptio…

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Former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels facing corruption charges

Charges relate to spell in Abu Dhabi-based T10 LeagueSamuels starred in 2016 T20 World Cup final against EnglandThe former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been charged with four counts of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board’s anti-corruptio…

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Premier League and Championship clubs to trial safe standing from January

Licensed standing can begin in pilot programme from 1 January‘We are beyond delighted,’ says FSA’s Kevin MilesClubs in the Premier League and Championship will be able to offer licensed standing areas from 1 January as part of a pilot programme. The Sp…

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‘Batters’: Laws of cricket to be amended to use gender neutral terms

MCC has officially replaced the word ‘batsman’Alex Hartley condemns negative response on TwitterMarylebone Cricket Club has officially replaced the word “batsman” with the gender-neutral alternative “batter” in the laws of the game.MCC, which owns Lord…

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Liverpool ready to start work on expanding Anfield’s capacity to 61,000

Anfield Road stand due to have 7,000 seats addedGround-breaking ceremony planned for next weekLiverpool will formally start work next week on a project to increase Anfield’s capacity to more than 61,000. The expansion, which was granted planning permis…

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Carabao Cup roundup: Jay Rodriguez hits four to punish Rochdale

Burnley come from behind to reach fourth roundLeeds and Southampton win on penaltiesJay Rodriguez scored four second-half goals as Burnley beat Lancashire rivals Rochdale 4-1 to reach the Carabao Cup fourth round. After Jake Beesley had given Rochdale …

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Ronald Araujo’s late equaliser spares Barcelona’s blushes against Granada

Ronald Araujo came to Barcelona’s rescue with a last-gasp equaliser to deny lowly Granada a second successive La Liga victory at the Camp Nou. Araujo struck in the final minute of normal time amid concerted pressure, to cancel out Domingos Duarte’s ear…

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Scottish Premiership: Celtic beaten at Livingston, Rangers held by Motherwell

Andrew Shinnie goal lifts Livingston off foot of tableRangers top despite 1-1 draw, Dundee United win derbyRangers dropped league points at Ibrox for the first time since March 2020 as they were held by Motherwell, but Celtic could not take advantage a…

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Louis Lynagh double leads champions Harlequins to opening win at Newcastle

Newcastle 20-26 HarlequinsDanny Care and Joe Marchant also score for HarlequinsHarlequins made a winning start to their Premiership title defence as an enthralling game at Kingston Park saw them edge Newcastle Falcons. Related: Sale survive spirited Ba…

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Danny Welbeck header gives Brighton edge over Leicester with help from VAR

Brighton maintained their impressive start to the Premier League season with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Leicester at the Amex Stadium.The home side found themselves on the right side of VAR throughout the game as Leicester had two equalisers ruled out …

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Amir Khan says he was escorted from US flight ‘for no reason’

British boxer claims to have been banned by American Airlines after colleague’s mask ‘not high enough’British boxer Amir Khan has said he was escorted from a flight in the US by police “for no reason”.The 34-year-old, who has also appeared on reality t…

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Birmingham fans arrested over alleged racist abuse of Nathan Thompson

Peterborough defender reported alleged abuse to refereeKelty Hearts striker Nathan Austin also subjected to abuseTwo Birmingham fans have been arrested following an allegation of racist abuse aimed at the Peterborough defender Nathan Thompson, the club…

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Ismaïla Sarr at the double as Watford sink pointless Norwich

Ismaïla Sarr struck twice as Norwich’s losing start to the Premier League season extended to five games after a 3-1 defeat to Watford at Carrow Road.The Hornets’ record signing, who had not scored since the opening-day win over Aston Villa, proved too …

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John Egan strikes twice as Sheffield United swat Hull aside in Championship

Billy Sharp scores on 300th Sheffield United appearanceHull remain in bottom three after lacklustre displayBilly Sharp scored and missed a penalty on his 300th Sheffield United appearance in the 3-1 win at struggling Hull.The 35-year-old striker put th…