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Dele Alli injured during ‘horrible’ knifepoint robbery at his home

Tottenham midfielder hit in face by jewellery raiders‘Horrible experience but we’re all okay now,’ says AlliDele Alli has been injured during a robbery at his home in north London. The Tottenham midfielder was held at knifepoint and punched after burgl…

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BHA issues warning after banned race-fixer Brian Wright leaves prison

Former head of cocaine-smuggling gang out on licenceWright corrupted jockeys and organised doping of horsesRacing’s ruling body has responded to the release from jail of the notorious drugs baron Brian Wright with a terse reminder that he remains banne…

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Moses Swaibu: ‘I realised I was someone who could make a difference’

The former Lincoln player jailed for matchfixing has found a new calling advising young footballers on how to avoid a similar fateMoses Swaibu remembers the first time he was offered a bribe like it was yesterday. A tall and elegant central defender wh…

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Moses Swaibu: ‘I realised I was someone who could make a difference’

The former Lincoln player jailed for matchfixing has found a new calling advising young footballers on how to avoid a similar fateMoses Swaibu remembers the first time he was offered a bribe like it was yesterday. A tall and elegant central defender wh…

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Former Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed jailed over fixing scandal

Nasir Jamshed receives 17-month custodial sentenceBatsman was banned from cricket for 10 years in 2018Nasir Jamshed, the former Pakistan international cricketer, has been sentenced to 17 months in prison for his role in a fixing scandal involving T20 t…

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Bernie Ecclestone: £50m jewellery raid possibly an ‘inside job’

Former F1 boss says burglary at daughter Tamara’s house was an ‘awful thing to happen’The former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has said he believes the theft of £50m worth of jewellery from his daughter’s property was an “inside job”.Tamara Eccles…

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Alleged tout given suspended sentence over sale of Wimbledon tickets

Luke McKay refused to comply with court order to hand over details of past transactionsAn alleged tout who said he would rather go to prison than “grass up” his boss, who prosecutors claim is a reality TV star, has been handed a six-month suspended pri…

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Woman admits blackmailing Premier League footballer

Judge gives Natalie Wood suspended jail sentence after ‘deeply foolish’ behaviourA woman has been given a suspended jail sentence for trying to blackmail a Premier League footballer who jumped out of a hotel window in his underwear after being caught i…

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Nine men handed prison sentences over Goodwood mass brawl

• Judge cites ‘appalling level of violence’ during incident• Sentences range from four months up to two yearsNine men have been given prison sentences arising out of a mass brawl at Goodwood racecourse last May, which led to an oft-delayed court case t…

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Nine men handed prison sentences over Goodwood mass brawl

• Judge cites ‘appalling level of violence’ during incident• Sentences range from four months up to two yearsNine men have been given prison sentences arising out of a mass brawl at Goodwood racecourse last May, which led to an oft-delayed court case t…

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Man jailed for trying to rob Arsenal’s Mesut Özil and Sead Kolašinac

Ashley Smith did not expect latter to fight back as he tried to steal luxury watches, court toldAn armed mugger has been jailed for 10 years for attempting to rob two Arsenal footballers of luxury watches worth £200,000.Ashley Smith and his accomplice,…

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Emiliano Sala’s sister condemns leaked images of footballer’s body

Sherry Bray and Christopher Ashford to be sentenced for illegally accessing footageThe sister of the footballer Emiliano Sala has described a CCTV company director and her employee as “wicked and evil” after they illegally accessed images of his postmo…

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Emiliano Sala’s sister condemns leaked images of footballer’s body

Sherry Bray and Christopher Ashford to be sentenced for illegally accessing footageThe sister of the footballer Emiliano Sala has described a CCTV company director and her employee as “wicked and evil” after they illegally accessed images of his postmo…

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Troubled jockey Graham Gibbons jailed after fourth drink-driving conviction

• 37-year-old rider banned from driving for five years• ‘It’s an awful shame because he’s a very talented lad’The talented but troubled jockey Graham Gibbons has been jailed, following his fourth conviction for drink driving. The verdict was recorded l…

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Ex-footballer Dean Saunders jailed for failing to provide breath sample

Former Liverpool forward sentenced to 10 weeks after pleading guilty to two chargesThe former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders has been jailed for 10 weeks after pleading guilty to failing to comply with a roadside breath test and failing to provide a b…

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Footballer carjacking attempt reveals threat to London’s super-rich

Ultra-wealthy hiring military drivers and bringing in more guard dogs to counter armed thieves The criminal threat to London’s wealthiest footballers is now so serious that they are hiring military drivers, bringing in more guard dogs, and could face n…

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Coach jailed for ‘regime of sexual abuse’ against teenage girls

Philip Banning pleaded guilty to 18 indecent assault charges dating back to 1970s A former British athletics coach has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for a “regime of sexual abuse” against teenage girls at the club where he worked.Philip Bannin…

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Coach jailed for ‘regime of sexual abuse’ against teenage girls

Philip Banning pleaded guilty to 18 indecent assault charges dating back to 1970s A former British athletics coach has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for a “regime of sexual abuse” against teenage girls at the club where he worked.Philip Bannin…

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Mark Prince: ‘Kiyan represents all those kids who are buried too early’

QPR’s ground is to be named the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium after the charity set up by his father in memory of his murdered 15-year-old son, a former QPR youth player“I’ll feel the whole spectrum of emotions,” admits Dr Mark Prince. “But more than…

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Bob Higgins jailed for 24 years for abusing young footballers

Ex-Southampton FC junior football coach sexually abused 24 players over 25 yearsThe former Southampton FC junior football coach Bob Higgins has been jailed after being convicted of sexually abusing 24 schoolboy players over a 25-year period. Related: B…