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Referee suspended over using rock, paper, scissors instead of coin toss in WSL game

• David McNamara suspended for three weeks• Incident happened before Man City v Reading gameReferee David McNamara has been suspended for three weeks after accepting a charge of “not acting in the best interests of the game” before a Women’s Super Leag…

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Alex Morgan volley secures USA win over stubborn Scotland

World Cup champions end 2018 unbeaten after 1-0 winScotland put in encouraging performance as World Cup loomsAlex Morgan’s classy first-half strike gave world champions the United States a narrow 1-0 friendly win over Scotland at the Simple Digital Are…

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Real Madrid appoint Santiago Solari as permanent manager

• Solari oversaw four consecutive wins as interim boss• Real Madrid trail league leaders Barcelona by four pointsReal Madrid have confirmed the appointment of Santiago Solari as their permanent manager following his successful spell in caretaker charge…

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Real Madrid appoint Santiago Solari as permanent manager

• Solari oversaw four consecutive wins as interim boss• Real Madrid trail league leaders Barcelona by four pointsReal Madrid have confirmed the appointment of Santiago Solari as their permanent manager following his successful spell in caretaker charge…

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Rory McIlroy could lose European Tour slot and Ryder Cup captain chance

• McIlroy set to play only two European Tour events in 2019• Unbroken membership needed for future Ryder Cup captainsRory McIlroy says he may not fulfil the requirements for European Tour membership next season, a decision which would rule him out of b…

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England lock George Kruis ruled out for rest of series

Kruis suffered calf injury during defeat by New ZealandEddie Jones names 30-man squad to prepare for Japan TestGeorge Kruis has been ruled out of England’s last two autumn matches because of a calf injury sustained against New Zealand on Saturday. Rela…

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Uefa warns Manchester City it could reopen FFP investigation from 2014

• City were fined £49m for breaching rules • Uefa says case could be reopened in light of recent allegationsUefa has warned Manchester City it may reopen its 2014 Financial Fair Play (FFP) investigation into the club.Citing documents and emails provide…

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Conor Murray ruled out of Ireland autumn Test against New Zealand

• Scrum-half will not be fit to face the All Blacks on Saturday• Robbie Henshaw and Sean O’Brien will also miss Dublin gameConor Murray has been ruled out of Ireland’s Test against New Zealand on Saturday. The British & Irish Lions scrum-half has n…

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Mkhitaryan strikes late to save Arsenal’s unbeaten run in Wolves draw

Henrikh Mkhitaryan came off the bench to salvage a point for Arsenal as they extended their unbeaten run against a Wolves side who were deserving of victory.The visitors, whose 29-year wait for a win away to the Gunners goes on, looked set to end a thr…

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Rangers close on leaders Celtic after 7-1 thrashing of 10-man Motherwell

Motherwell had midfielder Carl McHugh and manager Stephen Robinson sent off as they crashed to a 7-1 defeat against Rangers at Ibrox. With the scores tied at 1-1 following strikes by Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield and Motherwell’s Curtis Main, McHugh…

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Ireland seal nervy win over Argentina but Sean O’Brien a casualty

• Ireland 28-17 Argentina• Kieran Marmion also taken off injured before All Blacks clashIreland laboured to a patchy 28-17 victory over Argentina in Dublin, losing Sean O’Brien and Kieran Marmion to serious-looking injuries.Marmion, Bundee Aki and Luke…

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Paco Alcácer the hero as red-hot Dortmund down Bayern in thriller

Marco Reus scored twice as the Bundesliga leaders, Borussia Dortmund, came from behind to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 in a thrilling showdown at Signal Iduna Park.Robert Lewandowski had put Bayern ahead against his former club with a bullet header, but Reus…

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Championship roundup: Norwich go top after incredible finale against Millwall

• Canaries score twice in injury time to snatch victory• Aston Villa beat Derby 3-0 in Lampard v Terry meetingJordan Rhodes and Teemu Pukki struck in stoppage time as Norwich recorded an incredible 4-3 victory over Millwall at Carrow Road in the Champi…

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Championship roundup: Norwich go top after incredible finale against Millwall

• Canaries score twice in injury time to snatch victory• Aston Villa beat Derby 3-0 in Lampard v Terry meetingJordan Rhodes and Teemu Pukki struck in stoppage time as Norwich recorded an incredible 4-3 victory over Millwall at Carrow Road in the Champi…

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Ross Millen punishes blunt Hearts in impressive away win for Killie

Kilmarnock recorded their first victory at Tynecastle in five years after Ross Millen struck the only goal to see off Hearts 1-0. Steve Clarke’s side had spent most of the second half on the back foot before Millen found the net in the 73rd minute. Hea…

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Tommy Seymour bags treble and Scotland score eight tries in rout of Fiji

• Scotland 54-17 Fiji• Dell, Brown, Maitland, Ritchie and Hastings also score triesScotland extended their impressive Murrayfield streak to 10 wins from their last 11 Tests as Tommy Seymour’s hat-trick helped seal a 54-17 win over Fiji. Allan Dell, Fra…

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Sol Bamba’s last-minute winner bags Cardiff victory against 10-man Brighton

Neil Warnock took charge of his 100th game as Cardiff manager and there was plenty to celebrate as Sol Bamba scored a controversial 90th-minute winner to overcome 10-man Brighton 2-1.Warnock was among those jumping for joy as Bamba’s close-range effort…

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Joe Schmidt has transformed Irish rugby at every level, says Rory Best

Irish skipper hopeful the New Zealander stays on in roleSchmidt has been linked with taking charge of All BlacksRory Best hopes head coach Joe Schmidt will decide to commit his long-term future to Ireland. Schmidt’s current deal expires after next year…

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England spin their way to 211-run victory in first Test in Sri Lanka

• England 342 & 322-6; Sri Lanka 203 & 250 • Herath last man out in final act of illustrious careerEngland wrapped up their first overseas Test victory for more than two years, downing Sri Lanka at their Galle stronghold by 211 runs with a day …

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Celtic keep Europa League knockout hopes alive with win against RB Leipzig

Odsonne Édouard gave Celtic a massive Europa League boost with a dramatic winning goal in the 2-1 victory over RB Leipzig at Parkhead.Brendan Rodgers’ side went into the game with three points from three Group B games, including a 2-0 defeat to the Ger…