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Ben Stokes should have faced assault charge, says man he felled

Ryan Hale was punched in the face by the cricketer, who was acquitted of affrayA former soldier knocked unconscious by England cricketer Ben Stokes during a street brawl in Bristol has said he cannot understand why the sportsman was not charged with as…

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Police warn about fans’ behaviour in England during World Cup

On day of Sweden match, there were 387 football-related incidents and 70 arrestsPolice chiefs have warned against a repeat of the “significant disorder” that accompanied England’s World Cup victory over Sweden, saying there were 387 incidents across th…

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Football coach George Ormond found guilty of sexually abusing 18 boys

Former coaching assistant at Newcastle United exploited victims’ dreams of becoming professional players The former boys football coach and Newcastle United coaching assistant George Ormond has been found guilty of committing 36 counts of sexual abuse …

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Man jailed for using someone else’s London marathon number

Homeless Stanislaw Skupian sentenced to 16 weeks after taking number runner droppedA London marathon impostor who swiped a lost race number to see “a dream come true” has been jailed for 16 weeks.Stanislaw Skupian crossed the finish line with legitimat…

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Barry Bennell victims welcome rejection of appeal against jail term

High court judges turn down appeal by former football coach who abused young playersVictims of Barry Bennell, the former football coach who was labelled “sheer evil” after subjecting junior footballers from Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra to hundre…

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London Marathon impostor pleads guilty to fraud

Stanislaw Skupian crossed finish line with stolen race identifier, court papers showA man who cheated in the London Marathon by crossing the finish line with a legitimate runner’s lost number has pleaded guilty to fraud.Stanislaw Skupian was pictured a…

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Everton fan jailed for attacking Lyon player while holding toddler

Michael Fitzpatrick received eight-week sentence after incident during Europa Cup tie An Everton fan has been jailed for eight weeks after attacking opposition players while holding his toddler. Michael Fitzpatrick was holding his three-year-old, dummy…

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Everton fan jailed for attacking Lyon player while holding toddler

Michael Fitzpatrick received eight-week sentence after incident during Europa Cup tie An Everton fan has been jailed for eight weeks after attacking opposition players while holding his toddler. Michael Fitzpatrick was holding his three-year-old, dummy…

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World Cup theft: ‘gangster and brother stole trophy in 1966’

London gangster Sidney Cugullere and brother Reg snatched trophy from display case in Westminster church hall before ransom bid, claims Reg’s sonA London gangster and his brother were behind the notorious theft of the World Cup trophy just months befor…

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Ben Stokes sets the standard for England, says captain Joe Root

• All-rounder to play first match on home soil since arrest • Dom Bess to make debut in first Test against PakistanBen Stokes has set the standard for England’s preparations before Thursday’s Test series opener against Pakistan at Lord’s, a match that …

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Arrest after Liverpool fan in critical condition from pre-match assault

Merseyside police responded to reports of violence before game against Roma at AnfieldTwo men from Rome have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man was left in a critical condition when he was attacked before Liverpool’s Champions Lea…

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Barry Bennell appeals against 30-year prison sentence for sexual offences

• Former football coach seeks lighter punishment• 64-year-old faces complaints from around 90 former playersBarry Bennell, the former football coach who was branded “sheer evil” and the “devil incarnate” after subjecting junior footballers from Manches…

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England keep Ben Stokes in the ranks for Test series against New Zealand

• Jimmy Anderson to continue as England vice-captain • Anderson: ‘I’m delighted Joe Root has asked me to do it again’Ben Stokes will resume his Test career among the ranks after the England management opted to retain Jimmy Anderson as the vice-captain …

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Crewe reject calls for inquiry into Barry Bennell sexual abuse

Victims of football coach left ‘bitterly disappointed’ after club says it will not hold investigationVictims of Barry Bennell have said they are “bitterly disappointed” after Crewe Alexandra rejected calls for an independent inquiry into child sexual a…

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England’s Ben Stokes may not return as Test vice-captain, Joe Root admits

• ‘That’s a decision we’ve not agreed yet’ – Root before Bayliss talks• Mark Wood in contention for third ODI against New ZealandBen Stokes may have reassumed his mantle as match-winning all-rounder in his second game back but not all of the roles best…

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Emotional Ben Stokes says he is privileged to play for England again

Stokes named man of the match as England beat NZ in second ODI‘It was very satisfying, I was quite emotional walking off at the end’An emotional Ben Stokes spoke of his “relief” and “happiness” after leading England to victory in the second ODI against…

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Ben Stokes set for England return in first ODI against New Zealand

• All-rounder likely to replace Alex Hales in side• ‘He’s pulled up well over the last couple of days,’ says Eoin MorganBen Stokes is set to make his international return on Sunday as England open their five-match ODI series here against New Zealand.St…

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Barry Bennell branded ‘sheer evil’ as he is sentenced to 31 years

Judge describes former youth football coach as ‘devil incarnate’ for child sexual abuseThe former football coach Barry Bennell was branded a “monster” by one of his victims in court as he was sentenced to 31 years.The catalogue of sexual abuse revealed…

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Ben Stokes to face crown court trial over Bristol nightclub incident

England cricketer set for first crown court hearing on 12 MarchCo-defendants Ryan Hale and Ryan Ali also indicate not-guilty pleasThe England cricketer Ben Stokes will face a crown court trial over an altercation outside a nightclub in BristolThe 26-ye…

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Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving

Former England football captain enters plea in court appearance marked by large police and media presenceThe former England football captain Wayne Rooney has pleaded guilty to a drink-driving charge.The Everton forward, 31, was charged after being stop…