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FA to investigate England Women goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall
The Football Association launch an investigation into England Women goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall regarding alleged "unacceptable behaviour towards Eni Aluko".
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Martin Glenn, CEO of the FA speaks during a press conference with Roy Hodgson (Not Pictured) on June 28, 2016 in Chantilly, France
Report: Greg Clarke, Martin Glenn retain Football Association board support
Chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn reportedly retain the support of the Football Association board in the wake of the Eniola Aluko race row.
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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards 2015.
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill handed 16-month driving ban
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill pleads guilty to drink-driving and is banned from the road for 16 months, having been caught nearly three times over the limit.
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Newcastle United's English owner Mike Ashley applauds as he waits for the kick off in the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St James Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, north east England on May 24, 2015
Amanda Staveley 'signs Newcastle United confidentiality agreement'
A report claims that the investment company run by Amanda Staveley has signed a confidentiality agreement with Newcastle United, as a sale of the club draws nearer.
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A general view inside the ground prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2015
Sky Sports decides against Premier League fixture on Christmas Eve
Sky Sports announces that no Premier League fixture will be moved to take place on Christmas Eve, with the game between Arsenal and Liverpool being held on December 22.
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Martin Glenn, CEO of the FA speaks during a press conference with Roy Hodgson (Not Pictured) on June 28, 2016 in Chantilly, France
Football Association apologises to Eniola Aluko, Drew Spence over Mark Sampson remarks
The Football Association apologises to two players after new evidence showed that former England Women boss Mark Sampson made racial remarks.
Oct 18, 20:56
A general view inside the ground prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2015
Report: Arsenal, Liverpool fixture to be played on December 22
The Premier League fixture between Arsenal and Liverpool will reportedly be scheduled for Friday, December 22 instead of Christmas Eve.
Oct 17, 20:40
Marcelo for Real Madrid on December 9, 2014
Real Madrid defender Marcelo accused of tax fraud in Spain
Spanish prosecutors accuse Real Madrid defender Marcelo of defrauding local tax authorities of €490,917 (£437,753) in 2013.
Oct 17, 17:41
Eric Dier celebrates with teammates after scoring during the World Cup qualifier between England and Slovakia on September 4, 2017
Russian hotels 'hike prices for World Cup'
Russian hotels expected to play host to fans following the World Cup next summer have significantly hiked their room rates, a report suggests.
Oct 17, 16:01
Jamie Vardy reacts to missing a shot during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Chelsea on September 9, 2017
Jamie Vardy's wife wins child support payments
Jamie Vardy's wife Rebekah wins a case for £500 a month in child support payments from her ex.
Oct 17, 15:35
A large set of balls are seen ahead of the Champions League game between Manchester City and Celtic on December 6, 2016
Fortuna Dusseldorf keeper makes save with penis
Fortuna Dusseldorf goalkeeper Raphael Wolf reveals that he suffered "hellish" pain after making a save with his penis at the weekend.
Oct 17, 14:30
Ben Stokes plots revenge after losing the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Police appeal for witnesses to Ben Stokes incident
Police launch a fresh appeal for two men that they believe to be key witnesses to the incident involving Ben Stokes last month.
Oct 17, 13:29
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez reacts during his side's Premier League clash with Liverpool at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Turkish 'biscuit king' to buy Newcastle United?
Turkish 'biscuit king' Murat Ulker is the latest name linked with a potential takeover of Newcastle United.
Oct 17, 13:17
Harry Kane shoots on goal during the Euro 2016 Group B game between England and Russia on June 11, 2016
England fans hit with alcohol ban at 2018 World Cup in Russia
England fans will not be allowed to drink alcohol at tournament events during the World Cup in Russia next year.
Oct 16, 22:12
Newcastle United's English owner Mike Ashley applauds as he waits for the kick off in the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St James Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, north east England on May 24, 2015
Mike Ashley announces intention to sell Newcastle United
Newcastle United ownder Mike Ashley announces his intention to sell the Premier League club, preferably before Christmas.
Oct 16, 17:03
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Persela Lamongan goalkeeper Choirul Huda dies after collision with teammate
Indonesia Super League club Persela Lamongan confirm that veteran goalkeeper Choirul Huda has died after a collision with a teammate during a league match.
Oct 15, 19:01
General view of the Olympiastadion in Berlin during the World Cup 2006 final football game Italy vs.France, 09 July 2006
Hertha Berlin players take a knee in name of "tolerance and responsibility"
Hertha Berlin's players and officials take a knee to show their support for "an open-minded world" before their Bundesliga game against Schalke on Saturday.
Oct 15, 10:14
A general view inside the stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouth and Bolton Wanderers at Goldsands Stadium on April 27, 2015
Atletico Madrid poach Bournemouth groundsman
Dan Gonzalez is to leave his position at Bournemouth to become Atletico Madrid's new head groundsman in the coming weeks.
Oct 14, 14:31
General Views of of Tynecastle Stadium home of Hearts on August 04, 2013
Scottish Premiership club Hearts hit by internet fraud
Hearts join fellow Scottish Premiership side Hamilton Academical in revealing that they were victims of an elaborate fraud.
Oct 13, 22:17
Kenny Dalglish the Liverpool manager looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on April 28, 2012
Liverpool unveil Kenny Dalglish Stand at Anfield
Liverpool unveil the Kenny Dalglish Stand at Anfield in honour of the former Reds player and manager.
Oct 13, 21:02
Chairman of Sunderland AFC, Ellis Short, during the launch of a pioneering partnership between Invest in Africa and Sunderland AFC at Stadium of Light on June 25, 2012
Report: Ellis Short slashes Sunderland asking price to £57m
Sunderland owner Ellis Short reportedly drops his asking price for the club to £57m and may consider selling Lamine Kone, Jack Rodwell and Didier Ndong in January.
Oct 13, 20:49
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Hamiton Academical lose "substantial sum" in elaborate fraud
Scottish Premiership club Hamilton Academical reveal that they have been the target of an elaborate fraud resulting in the loss of a "substantial sum" of money.
Oct 13, 19:56
Ahmed Musa in action for Leicester City on August 20, 2016
Leicester City's Ahmed Musa opens petrol station in Nigeria
Leicester City's Ahmed Musa buys a new petrol station in his native Nigeria.
Oct 12, 20:55
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Venezuela coach accuses Paraguay of sending prostitutes to distract his players
Venezuela manager Rafael Dudamel insinuates that the Paraguay national team sent prostitutes to his team's hotel to distract his players ahead of their World Cup qualifier.
Oct 12, 20:03
Tim Cahill of Australia celebrates his goal during the International Friendly match between Australia and Ecuador at The Den on March 5, 2014
FIFA investigating 'sponsored' Tim Cahill celebration
A FIFA spokesman confirms that Tim Cahill's celebration after scoring an extra-time winner for Australia against Syria is being investigated.
Oct 12, 17:46
PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi at the unveiling of Neymar
Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi subject of criminal proceedings
Swiss prosecutors open up criminal proceedings against PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi over alleged bribery linked to World Cup broadcast rights.
Oct 12, 14:18
Sami Khedira and Oliver Norwood in action during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany on June 21, 2016
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira criticises EA Sports over 'FIFA 18' graphic
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira criticises EA Sports for giving him long hair on FIFA 18, despite the German changing his hairstyle two years ago.
Oct 12, 12:11
Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo training on October 18, 2016 ahead of their match with Barcelona
Carla Pardo accuses some Chile players of unprofessionalism and drunkenness
Carla Pardo, the wife of Claudio Bravo, takes to Instagram to criticise several of the Chile players after La Roja failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Oct 11, 20:48
Ben Stokes is dressed in red as he chats to reporters on March 9, 2016
England cricketer Ben Stokes apologises to Katie and Harvey Price
England cricketer Ben Stokes apologises to model Katie Price and her son Harvey for a video appearing to show the all-rounder mocking the teenager.
Oct 11, 18:28
Norwich's Leon McKenzie scores against Manchester City during their Premier League match on February 28, 2005
Leon McKenzie: 'I had to reinvent myself after experiencing depression'
Footballer-turned-boxer Leon McKenzie admits that he had to reinvent himself after experiencing depression.
Oct 10, 20:52
Harry Kane has a stretch during an England training session on March 28, 2016
England players 'to have rabies shots'
The England squad will reportedly receive immunisation against rabies ahead of their trip to Russia for the World Cup next summer.
Oct 10, 15:52
Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Ben Stokes pictured smoking?
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is pictured apparently smoking a cigarette while attending Jason Roy's wedding in France.
Oct 10, 14:41
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Former Barcelona midfielder 'arrested over cock fight'
Former Barcelona and Middlesbrough midfielder Fabio Rochemback is reportedly arrested as part of a cock-fighting raid.
Oct 10, 13:58
Dickson Etuhu of Blackburn in action during the Barclays U21 Premier League match on November 21, 2013
Former Manchester City midfielder 'accused of match-fixing'
Former Manchester City midfielder Dickson Etuhu is reportedly quizzed by Swedish police over allegations of match-fixing.
Oct 10, 13:19
Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring with Philippe Coutinho during the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool on April 16, 2017
Premier League 'rules out 4pm Christmas Eve fixture'
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore reportedly rules out the possibility of staging a game at 4pm on Christmas Eve.
Oct 10, 13:10
Paulo Dybala in action for Juventus in the Coppa Italia final against Lazio on May 17, 2017
Juventus to feature in Netflix series
Netflix will broadcast a four-part behind-the-scenes documentary series about Serie A champions Juventus.
Oct 10, 12:39