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FA and PFA set up study into football’s possible links with dementia

• Glasgow-based doctors to compare former players with general population• Cases of Jeff Astle and England 1966 winners raised concerns about headingA Glasgow-based research team will investigate whether former footballers are more likely to suffer fro…

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Wolves pull clear in Championship with drubbing of 10-man Leeds

• Assombalonga scores both goals in Middlesbrough win over Birmingham• Nuhiu scores late equaliser for Sheffield Wednesday at IpswichWolverhampton Wanderers moved four points clear at the top of the Championship after a 4-1 drubbing of 10-man Leeds Uni…

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Neymar leads the charge again in PSG’s repeat rout of Celtic

Celtic suffered another night of European anguish against Paris Saint-Germain as they were taken apart in Paris. The former PSG youth player Moussa Dembélé fired Celtic into a second-minute lead but the home side reacted to conceding for the first time…

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Uefa fine Everton after fan carrying child hit out at Lyon player in fracas

• Club get £26,600 penalty following incident at Europa League game• Everton found guilty of ‘aggressions by supporters against players’Everton have been fined £26,600 by Uefs after a fan hit out at the Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes during their Europa…

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England players will not give part of their match fee to ‘bankrupt’ Samoa

• Twickenham hosts will earn £23,000 while Samoans will get £600• ‘As players we feel it isn’t our place to get involved in a complex issue’England’s players have opted against giving a portion of their match fee to their Samoan counterparts ahead of S…

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England players will not give part of their match fee to ‘bankrupt’ Samoa

• Twickenham hosts will earn £23,000 while Samoans will get £600• ‘As players we feel it isn’t our place to get involved in a complex issue’England’s players have opted against giving a portion of their match fee to their Samoan counterparts ahead of S…

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Liverpool investigate claims fans ‘assaulted’ by police at Sevilla game

• Match kicked off with nearly half away section empty owing to delays• Unverified claims on social media of fans being assaulted by policeLiverpool are investigating claims that fans were mistreated by Spanish police with some allegedly assaulted and …

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Rhyl friendly with Leeds Under-23s abandoned after second-half brawl

• Punches thrown after melee in second half of friendly match • Leeds Under-23s coach Carlos Corberán ‘proud’ of players’ behaviourRhyl FC have launched an investigation after a friendly with Leeds Under-23s was abandoned in the second half following a…

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Jake Ball confirmed in England’s first Ashes Test team ahead of Overton

• Seamer was declared fit on Monday for selection and Ashes debut • Root: ‘Jake has bowled well when he’s had opportunities on the tour’England have confirmed Jake Ball as their fourth seamer for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. Ball takes the final p…

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Champions League roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo sets record in Real romp

• Madrid forward scores his 18th Champions League goal of 2017• Napoli keep alive hopes of Champions League progressCristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record as the holders Real Madrid sealed their place in the knockout stages with a 6-0 wi…

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Championship roundup: Fulham win nine-goal thriller at Sheffield United

• Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and United’s Leon Clarke score hat-tricks • Cardiff City go second after scrappy 1-0 win at BarnsleyRyan Sessegnon and Leon Clarke scored hat-tricks as Fulham edged a goal-laden game 5-4 to end a six-game drought and stop Shef…

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England omit injured Nathan Hughes as one of eight changes for Samoa Test

• Wasps No8 will be out for up to four weeks with knee problem• Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson also released by Eddie JonesNathan Hughes has dropped out of the England squad for the Test against Samoa to undergo rehabilitation on a knee injury.The …

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Shiv Thakor sacked by Derbyshire after exposing himself to two women

• Derbyshire terminate contract after guilty verdict• ‘The club is opposed to sexual harassment in any form’Derbyshire County Cricket Club has terminated Shiv Thakor’s contract with immediate effect after the cricketer was found guilty of exposing hims…

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Oumar Niasse charged with diving after earning Everton penalty against Palace

• Striker won the controversial spot kick against Crystal Palace on Saturday• Premier League player yet to be hit with a retrospective ban for divingEverton striker Oumar Niasse has been charged with simulation by the Football Association after he won …

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John Stones injury will test Manchester City squad depth, admits Pep Guardiola

• City centre-back out for up to six weeks with hamstring injury• Eliaquim Mangala to play in defence against Feyenoord in Champions LeaguePep Guardiola believes the loss of John Stones will present Manchester City with a tough examination of their tit…

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Arsenal appoint Dortmund scout Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment

• Mislintat had recruited Lewandowski and Dembélé for Bundesliga club • Chief scout Steve Rowley has stood down from his post after 25 yearsArsenal have secured Borussia Dortmund’s Sven Mislintat as their new head of recruitment. The Gunners have draft…

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Arsenal appoint Dortmund scout Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment

• Mislintat had recruited Lewandowski and Dembélé for Bundesliga club • Chief scout Steve Rowley has stood down from his post after 25 yearsArsenal have secured Borussia Dortmund’s Sven Mislintat as their new head of recruitment. The Gunners have draft…

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Arsenal appoint Dortmund scout Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment

• Mislintat had recruited Lewandowski and Dembélé for Bundesliga club • Chief scout Steve Rowley has stood down from his post after 25 yearsArsenal have secured Borussia Dortmund’s Sven Mislintat as their new head of recruitment. The Gunners have draft…

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Michael Cheika facing World Rugby investigation for conduct during England v Australia

• Governing body looking into coach’s post-match comments at Twickenham • Cheika is expected to discover his fate on TuesdayMichael Cheika’s conduct during Australia’s 30-6 defeat by England at Twickenham has been referred for investigation by World Ru…

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Michael Cheika facing World Rugby investigation for conduct during England v Australia

• Governing body looking into coach’s post-match comments at Twickenham • Cheika is expected to discover his fate on TuesdayMichael Cheika’s conduct during Australia’s 30-6 defeat by England at Twickenham has been referred for investigation by World Ru…