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Tom Pope says John Stones refused to talk to him in dressing room after jibe

Port Vale striker taunted defender on Twitter last yearPope then scored in 4-1 defeat to Manchester City in FA CupTom Pope felt he “shut a few people up” with his eye-catching cameo in Port Vale’s 4-1 FA Cup defeat at Manchester City.The striker had dr…

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Celtic’s Ryan Christie facing ban for allegedly grabbing at Morelos’ groin

• Incident occurred on the hour mark in Sunday’s Old Firm derby • Celtic ‘absolutely astonished’ by violent conduct chargeRyan Christie has been charged with violent conduct after allegedly grabbing Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos’ groin area during Ce…

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Macclesfield docked six points for not paying players and cancelling match

• League Two club fall to 22nd in the table on 18 points• Bristol Rovers fined for their fans’ homophobic chantsMacclesfield have been deducted six points after pleading guilty to numerous EFL charges following an Independent Disciplinary Committee hea…

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Euro 2020 draw: England in group with Croatia while Wales will face Italy

• Gareth Southgate’s side will also face Czech Republic• Turkey and Switzerland make up Wales’ groupEngland will face Croatia, the team that beat them in last year’s World Cup semi-final, in the group stage of Euro 2020. Croatia denied Gareth Southgate…

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England drop Raheem Sterling for Montenegro match after altercation

• Winger believed to be involved in ‘disturbance’ with Joe Gomez• Gareth Southgate: ‘Emotions from Sunday’s game were still raw’Raheem Sterling will not be considered for England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro on Thursday after a disturbance …

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Scottish Premiership: Celtic and Rangers stay neck and neck after wins

• Odsonne Édouard opens scoring as Celtic see off Motherwell 2-0• Rangers win at Livingston to stay level on pointsCeltic ended a historic week with a 2-0 win over Motherwell that kept them top of the Scottish Premiership. The Hoops won on Italian soil…

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Chris Jordan propels England to epic super over win against New Zealand

Jordan’s last-ball four levelled scores in rain-reduced T20iEngland scored 17 in super over before holding NZ to 8-1We are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please help us by supporting our independent journalismChris Jordan starred as England got…

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Leandro Trossard’s deft opener sparks Brighton win over limp Norwich

Brighton extended their winning run at the Amex Stadium to three matches with a 2-0 win over struggling Norwich. The hosts had to wait for their first home win of the season, against Tottenham on 5 October, but have now followed it up with wins over Ev…

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Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan gets two-year cricket corruption ban

• ICC imposes ruling after player accepts anti-corruption charges• Charges relate to player not reporting approaches in Tri-SeriesBangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has been banned from all cricket for two years, with 12 months suspended, by the Intern…

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Xhaka rails against Evra’s criticism that Arsenal lack mentality for away games

• Midfielder irate after Evra described Arsenal as ‘babies’• Defeat at Sheffield United was fifth in last 10 away league gamesGranit Xhaka has hit back at Arsenal’s critics by insisting their belief that the Gunners’ are mentally weak away from home is…

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Xhaka rails against Evra’s criticism that Arsenal lack mentality for away games

• Midfielder irate after Evra described Arsenal as ‘babies’• Defeat at Sheffield United was fifth in last 10 away league gamesGranit Xhaka has hit back at Arsenal’s critics by insisting their belief that the Gunners’ are mentally weak away from home is…

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Referee Jaco Peyper snubbed for Rugby World Cup semi-final after photo row

World Rugby condemns photo of Peyper with Welsh fans‘Peyper recognises that a picture of him was inappropriate’Referee Jaco Peyper was not considered for a Rugby World Cup semi-final appointment after an “inappropriate” picture of him with Welsh fans a…

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Referee Jaco Peyper snubbed for Rugby World Cup semi-final after photo row

World Rugby condemns photo of Peyper with Welsh fans‘Peyper recognises that a picture of him was inappropriate’Referee Jaco Peyper was not considered for a Rugby World Cup semi-final appointment after an “inappropriate” picture of him with Welsh fans a…

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Norwich’s Tim Krul denies Solanke and Danjuma to frustrate Bournemouth

Struggling Norwich picked up their first away point since returning to the Premier League by grinding out a goalless draw at Bournemouth. Daniel Farke’s side have endured a difficult transition after promotion but showed resilience and fight at the Vit…

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Coco Gauff upends top seed to become youngest WTA semi-finalist in 15 years

Gauff, 15, wins 7-6 (1), 6-4 over top-seeded Kiki Bertens in LinzLucky loser scores first ever win over opponent ranked in top 10American set to debut in top 100 in next week’s WTA rankingsCoco Gauff claimed her first top-10 scalp to reach the semi-fin…

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Former goalkeeper Petr Cech to play ice hockey for Guildford Phoenix

• The 37-year-old retired from professional football in the summer• Club play in the fourth tier of the British ice hockey pyramidThe former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has joined British ice hockey team Guildford Phoenix.The 37-year-old, …

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Andy Murray set to play in Australian Open, says tournament director

‘For sure Andy will be here,’ says Craig TileyFormer world No 1 has been playing in Asian tournamentsAndy Murray is expected to compete in the 2020 Australian Open, according to its tournament director, Craig Tiley.The former world No 1 had career-savi…

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Andy Murray set to play in Australian Open, says tournament director

‘For sure Andy will be here,’ says Craig TileyFormer world No 1 has been playing in Asian tournamentsAndy Murray is expected to compete in the 2020 Australian Open, according to its tournament director, Craig Tiley.The former world No 1 had career-savi…

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Leicester contact police over racist abuse aimed at Hamza Choudhury

• Midfielder suffers online abuse after tackle on Mo Salah• City: ‘We will seek the strongest possible course of action’Leicester City have said they are “appalled” by racist comments directed towards midfielder Hamza Choudhury on Twitter. Related: Jam…

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Football League rejects proposal to readmit Bury into League Two

• Only one team will be relegated from fourth tier this season• Bury expelled from Football League at the end of last monthA proposal to readmit Bury to League Two next season has been rejected by the English Football League 71 member clubs, the govern…