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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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Roman Abramovich ‘granted Israeli citizenship’

Russia-born Chelsea FC owner to move to Tel Aviv after problems renewing UK visa, Israeli media reportsRoman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, has been granted Israeli citizenship and will move to Tel Aviv, according to local …

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Liverpool comes together for the Champions League final but cup is out of reach

Thousands of fans made the pilgrimage to Anfield for the thrilling climax to a season to rememberThe roar started at the top of Hanover Street near the Adelphi Hotel, and carried down through the squadrons of al fresco drinkers outside the Irish tavern…

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Wimbledon confirms it has no plans to rebrand ladies’ tournament

All England Lawn Tennis Club to keep name despite calls to modernise use of languageWimbledon does not intend to change the name of its ladies’ tournament to “women’s” despite the positive reaction garnered by Chelsea football club rebranding its women…

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Liverpool to refund cup final tickets for fans with cancelled flights

Club will reimburse 650 people who cannot make Champions League match in KievLiverpool have offered full refunds on tickets for the upcoming Champions League final in Ukraine to 650 fans whose flights were cancelled, as ticket-holders called the travel…

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Champions League: 1,000 Liverpool fans told Kiev flights cancelled

Liverpool FC and mayors trying to find solution, after three Ukraine flights cancelledAbout 1,000 Liverpool fans who were planning to travel to Ukraine for Saturday’s Champions League final have been left stranded after three fans’ flights to the count…

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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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Is Roman Abramovich’s rule at Chelsea nearing its end?

Russian oligarch has become a sporadic visitor to the club into which he has poured more than £1bn since 2003Roman Abramovich’s absence as Chelsea defeated Manchester United to claim the FA Cup, and the 15th major trophy of his ownership, is now explai…

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Roman Abramovich thought to be caught up in UK visa crackdown

No 10 confirms it is looking at investor visas, as Russia attacks ‘unfair’ practicesThe Chelsea football club owner, Roman Abramovich, appears to have been caught up in a government crackdown on wealthy investors coming to the UK after the Salisbury po…

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Curbing FOBTs is a big win – now bookies’ racing bet practices must go | Greg Wood

After bookmakers lost their ignominious battle against shop roulette stakes being cut to £2, bookies’ licences should enforce minimum bet guarantees on racing and other sportsAfter a 15-year campaign the announcement on Thursday that the maximum stake …

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is without a UK visa

Russian billionaire’s visa ran out weeks ago and it is unclear whether he will get a new oneBritish authorities have not issued a new visa to the Russian oligarch and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich and it is not clear whether one will be …

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Sierra Leonean athlete can stay in UK after three-year legal fight

Jimmy Thoronka, who was found sleeping rough a year after competing at Commonwealth Games, granted leave to remainA Sierra Leonean sprinter who absconded from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and was found sleeping rough on the streets of Lond…

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Maximum stake for fixed-odds betting terminals cut to £2

Ministers ignore pleas from bookmakers and decide to reduce stake from £100The maximum permitted stake on controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be cut from £100 to £2, the government has announced after ministers ignored pleas from bo…

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How a champion boxer got caught in Britain’s immigration dragnet

A little-known Home Office scheme designed to deport more ‘foreign criminals’ has left Kelvin Bilal Fawaz – and many others like him – living in an endless limbo. By Daniel TrillingThe opening ceremony of the London Olympics, on 27 July 2012, should ha…

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UK and Russian police working well on World Cup trouble risks, MPs told

• Select committee told of co-operation despite Salisbury incident• Minister admits government is reliant on Russian assurancesRussian and UK police are cooperating well on plans to protect supporters travelling to the World Cup, the Foreign Office has…

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Hey England fans, everything’ll be fine in Russia. Probably | John Crace

Supporters’ chief tells MPs he can’t promise all will be OK. But can’t everyone just chill a bit?How things change. Time was when the name “England football supporter” meant something. Someone who could get completely drunk in a foreign city centre by …

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Sir Alex Ferguson: messages of support flood in

No update as yet on condition of former Manchester United manager after brain haemorrhageManchester United players past and present have offered support for “father figure” Sir Alex Ferguson as the football world waited for news on his recovery from a …

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Alex Ferguson still in serious condition after brain haemorrhage

Former Manchester United players David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo among those sending messages of supportSir Alex Ferguson remains in a serious condition at the Salford Royal Hospital following a brain haemorrhage as the football world rallies to hi…