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Sir Norman Bettison appears outside court in 2017
Charges dropped against Hillsborough police chief Sir Norman Bettison
Former police chief Sir Norman Bettison has all charges of misconduct in the wake of the Hillsborough tragedy against him dropped by the CPS.
21:06
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga clash with Real Madrid on May 6, 2018
Lionel Messi 'to lead protest against La Liga game in United States'
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi will reportedly lead Real Madrid counterpart Sergio Ramos and other peers to oppose plans for a La Liga game to be played in the USA.
20:49
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham in happier times at the Royal Wedding on May 19, 2018
David Beckham to receive UEFA President's Award
Former Manchester United, Real Madrid and England midfielder David Beckham is named as the recipient of the 2018 UEFA President's Award for his contribution to football.
19:38
Amaju Pinnick pictured in July 2016
FIFA lifts Nigeria suspension threat as Amaju Pinnick retains NFF control
FIFA confirms that it has lifted a threat to suspend Nigeria from international football as the country recognised Amaju Pinnick, the head of its national federation.
Aug 20, 22:09
Alexis Sanchez looking frustrated while playing for Manchester United on May 13, 2018
Alexis Sanchez deletes tweets after angry reaction from supporters
Alexis Sanchez is forced to remove two posts from his Twitter page which were uploaded less than 24 hours after Manchester United's 3-2 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Aug 20, 17:16
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Norwich City 'paint away dressing room pink to cut testosterone levels'
A report suggests that the away dressing room at Norwich City's Carrow Road has been painted pink to reduce testosterone levels in visiting sides.
Aug 20, 16:41
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Burnley, Northern Ireland legend Jimmy McIlroy dies, aged 86
Former Burnley and Northern Ireland forward Jimmy McIlroy, who won the First Division title with the Clarets in 1960, dies at the age of 86.
Aug 20, 13:34
Maurizio Sarri watches on during the pre-season friendly between Chelsea and Arsenal on August 1, 2018
Maurizio Sarri intends to give up smoking "for one or two years"
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri reveals that he intends to give up cigarettes because of the no-smoking policy in English football stadia.
Aug 20, 11:45
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Premier League player accused of drugging, raping a model
A French model has allegedly accused a Premier League footballer of rape following a night out in London.
Aug 20, 11:22
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Mansfield Town CEO Carolyn Radford: 'Football is full of dinosaurs'
Mansfield Town chief executive Carolyn Radford claims that football is still "full of dinosaurs" and reveals that she is treated differently to men in the same role.
Aug 19, 14:59
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Liverpool 'break Living Wage promise for workers'
Liverpool are accused of failing to pay all members of staff the "real" Living Wage, despite promising to do so from the start of this season.
Aug 18, 14:37
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Danny Cipriani apologises following Jersey nightclub incident
Danny Cipriani issues an apology after pleading guilty to assault and resisting arrest following an incident outside a nightclub in Jersey on Wednesday.
Aug 17, 20:08
Neymar celebrates scoring the opener during the Ligue 1 game between Paris Saint-Germain and Caen on August 12, 2018
BT Sport extends deal to show Ligue 1
BT Sport announces that it has agreed a new contract over the rights to show Ligue 1 football.
Aug 16, 17:15
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga clash with Real Madrid on May 6, 2018
La Liga games to be held in the USA
La Liga announces plans to hold regular season matches in the United States as part of a 15-year deal with Relevent Sports.
Aug 16, 12:42
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Sampdoria request postponement of Fiorentina match
Sampdoria are awaiting a response from Serie A chiefs over whether they can rearrange this weekend's fixture against Fiorentina.
Aug 16, 10:45
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Former Cagliari Calcio goalkeeper Davide Capello survives Genoa bridge collapse
Former Cagliari goalkeeper Davide Capello reveals that he survived a 30-metre drop during the Genoa bridge collapse.
Aug 15, 22:33
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Bristol Rovers accidentally screen Babestation during EFL Cup tie
Bristol Rovers are investigating after adult entertainment channel Babestation was broadcast in a stadium bar during half time of their EFL Cup meeting with Crawley Town.
Aug 15, 20:04
Generic view inside Wembley on August 5, 2018
RFU 'unwilling to let Tottenham Hotspur play at Twickenham'
Tottenham Hotspur will be blocked by Rugby Football Union chiefs from playing their match against Manchester City at Twickenham Stadium, a report claims.
Aug 15, 16:58
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri celebrates after watching his side beat Huddersfield Town on August 11, 2018
Maurizio Sarri 'loosens rules on Chelsea squad's diet'
A report claims that Maurizio Sarri has taken a laid-back approach on what his players eat at the club's training ground, in contrast to predecessor Antonio Conte.
Aug 15, 16:33
Pep Guardiola pulls a ridiculous face during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Pep Guardiola 'increases fines at Manchester City'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reportedly changes his punishments for breaking club rules in a bid to keep his players on their toes during their title defence.
Aug 15, 11:19
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Manchester City 'caught up in racism storm' over comments made by youth scout
Manchester City reportedly launch an investigation after a complaint was made about an alleged racist comment made by one of their youth scouts.
Aug 15, 09:57
Ben Stokes faces the media after he is acquitted of affray on August 14, 2018
Gay couple praise "hero" Ben Stokes
A gay couple heap praise on "hero" Ben Stokes for defending them after he is acquitted of affray charges.
Aug 15, 08:44
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Report: Tottenham Hotspur may seek third home ground for Manchester City game
Tottenham Hotspur could be forced to find a third home ground to host their Premier League match against Manchester City on October 28, according to a report.
Aug 14, 22:34
General view outside Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on August 12, 2018
Report: Arsenal Fan TV forced into rebrand by club
Arsenal reportedly force fan site Arsenal Fan TV into a rebrand after talks were held between the club's hierarchy and the YouTube channel.
Aug 14, 21:19
Ronaldo pictured on July 20, 2018
Ronaldo 'released from hospital'
Former Brazil forward Ronaldo is reportedly released from hospital after being admitted with a 'heavy bout of flu', which was initially diagnosed as pneumonia.
Aug 14, 15:37
General view outside Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on August 12, 2018
'Suspicious package' found at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium
The Emirates Stadium - home of Premier League giants Arsenal - was reportedly subject to a security alert on Tuesday after a 'suspicious package' was found.
Aug 14, 14:25
Spanish GP 2014
No air travel for Niki Lauda
Niki Lauda may not be able to return to the Formula 1 circuits anytime soon.
Aug 14, 13:45
Ben Stokes in action for England on August 25, 2017
Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray
England cricketer Ben Stokes is found not guilty of affray by a jury at Bristol Crown Court.
Aug 14, 12:47
Mohamed Salah scores the opener during the Premier League game between Liverpool and West Ham United on August 12, 2018
Liverpool refer Mohamed Salah to police over driving while on phone
Liverpool refer Mohamed Salah to police after footage emerged of the player using his mobile phone while sitting behind the wheel of a car.
Aug 13, 22:10
Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Fraser scores the opening goal of his side's Premier League clash with Cardiff on August 11, 2018
FA investigating coin throw incident in Cardiff City's defeat to Bournemouth
The Football Association is looking into claims that coins were thrown at Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser during Saturday's 2-0 win over Cardiff City.
Aug 13, 20:45
Generic view inside Wembley on August 5, 2018
Tottenham Hotspur confirm new stadium move delay
Tottenham Hotspur confirm that each of their first three 2018-19 Premier League home matches will be played at Wembley Stadium.
Aug 13, 20:10
Generic view inside Wembley on August 5, 2018
Tottenham Hotspur to play home games at Wembley until 2019?
A report claims that Tottenham Hotspur will consider using Wembley Stadium for all of their home games in the first half of the 2018-19 campaign.
Aug 13, 19:35
Mike Ashley pictured in June 2016
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish backs Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish claims that Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is better off investing money in his retail empire rather than his football club.
Aug 13, 19:30
A general view inside Molineux, the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers, in January 2018
BT Sport defends Steve McManaman over Wolverhampton Wanderers comment
BT Sport says that comments made by Steve McManaman regarding Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of its coverage on Saturday evening 'were taken out of context'.
Aug 13, 18:57
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Video: Philippe Coutinho sits on Gerard Pique's toothpicks
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique plays a toothpick-related prank on teammate Philippe Coutinho.
Aug 12, 22:59
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Ronaldo 'comes down with pneumonia'
Former Brazil striker Ronaldo is in intensive care in an Ibiza hospital after coming down with pneumonia, according to a report.
Aug 12, 14:01

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