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    Carl Frampton granted Northern Ireland hearing by judge in case against ex-manager Barry McGuigan

    Carl Frampton will have his legal case against former manager Barry McGuigan heard in Northern Ireland.Frampton, who has lost only one professional fight during his career, alleges they failed to pay him purse money for his bouts during his time fighting under McGuigan's now dissolved company, Cyclone Promotions.The fighter, who split with Cyclone last summer, is also building a case against McGuigan and his wife, Sandra, regarding ticket sales, broadcasting rights and merchandising from his second second world title match against Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas last year. Carl Frampton will have his case against Barry McGuigan heard in Northern Ireland The 31-year-old boxer ...

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    Yaya Toure’s agent warns Man City's Pep Guardiola of ‘African curse’

    Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk has warned Pep Guardiola of an 'African curse' following his client's sensational accusation that the Manchester City manager does not like picking African footballers.Toure left City at the end of the season after eight trophy-laden years. But in his final campaign his relationship with Guardiola deteriorated and he made only one Premier League start.In an interview with a French football magazine, the 35-year-old made the extraordinary suggestion that he was being discriminated against by Guardiola on racial grounds. Ukrainian agent Dimitri Seluk is at the centre of a feud between Yaya Toure and Pep Guardiola Toure claimed ...

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    Donald Trump withdraws White House invitation for Philadelphia Eagles

    US President Donald Trump canceled the planned visit on Tuesday of the Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House, saying he disinvited the team after it disagreed with his call for players to stand for the national anthem.Trump said in a statement late on Monday that the Eagles, who defeated the New England Patriots in the NFL's Super Bowl in February, wanted to send a smaller delegation but that he declined.'They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women ...

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    Yaya Toure sensationally accuses Pep Guardiola of favouring white players

    Yaya Toure has claimed that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has a problem with players from Africa.Toure will officially be a free agent when his contract expires at the end of this month but his final season at City was a frustrating one as he was restricted to just ten Premier League appearances.The 35-year-old, who has been capped 101 times by Ivory Coast, was sold by Guardiola when he was at Barcelona and hit out at the coach.  Yaya Toure has claimed that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has a problem with players from Africa Toure told France Football: 'I want to ...

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    Ex-Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu has more than £8,000 STOLEN from suitcase after arriving in Moscow

    Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu had $11,000 US dollars (£8228) in cash stolen from his suitcase in Moscow after he arrived from London.Russian police said it was taken by two loaders at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport.Kanu, 41, reported the money missing when he reached Kaliningrad, where he was playing in a World Cup curtain raiser game organised by FIFA. Arsenal icon Nwankwo Kanu had more than £8,000 stolen from his suitcase at Moscow airport The former Gunners striker flew from London to play in a pre-World Cup match in Kaliningrad Lt-Col Irina Volk, spokeswoman for the Russian Interior Ministry, said the loaders ...

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    England fined £16k after player sips Red Bull instead of Powerade

    The FA are said to be plotting a response nearly a year after receiving a £16,000 fine from FIFA based on one of England's youth players being spotting with a non-sponsored drink.FIFA's bizarre action came last year after a picture emerged showing a can of Red Bull in the England dugout during the Under 20 World Cup in Korea. Powerade, part of the Coca Cola family, is FIFA's official energy drink.According to The Mirror, the FA are 'very unhappy' and are planning to hit back at FIFA to challenge football's governing body over why a trivial branding issue can warrant ...

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    Controversial Somali coach with links to Mo Farah to stand trial for anti-doping offences

    Jama Aden, the controversial Somali coach with links to Mo Farah, is set to stand trial in Spain for anti-doping offences and could face up to four and a half years in prison if found guilty.Senior figures in the sport have confirmed to Sportsmail that Spanish authorities are pressing ahead with a case against Aden after a lengthy investigation.The coach, whose star student is multiple world-record holder Genzebe Dibaba, was arrested in Sabadell, Catalonia in June 2016 after months of surveillance.  Jama Aden - who has links to Mo Farah - is set to stand trial in Spain for anti-doping ...

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    BBC presenter Gabby Logan pictured on crutches after knee surgery

    A number of international football managers are currently sweating over their players' fitness ahead of the World Cup kick-off.And it seems the BBC has an injury doubt of its own after presenter Gabby Logan was spotted on crutches and in a knee brace on Friday.The 45-year-old is set to play a pivotal role in the BBC's coverage of the tournament in Russia this summer but recently underwent surgery on her anterior cruciate ligament. BBC television presenter Gabby Logan was spotted on crutches and in a knee brace on Friday  She was seen out and about with her former rugby player husband ...

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    England players and staff to be briefed by security experts amid fears of hackers

    The England team will be briefed by security experts from GCHQ before heading to the World Cup in Russia on how to stay safe from hackers during the tournament.Players and staff will be given advice by GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on how to keep their devices secure during their stay in Russia.An FA spokesman said: 'We continue to receive security advice from all relevant authorities.' England players and staff will be briefed about cyber security before heading to the World Cup Technology is likely to play a big part in the players' downtime during the tournament, with smartphones, ...

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    Everton fan jailed for attacking Lyon player while carrying a CHILD

    A raging Everton fan who tried to attack Lyon players while holding a young child has been jailed for eight weeks.The incident happened during a Europa League game at Goodison Park between Everton and Lyon in October last year.Everton player Ashley Williams appeared to shove Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes into advertising boards during the Blues' 2-1 defeat. A raging Everton fan who tried to attack Lyon players while holding a child has been jailed Michael Fitzpatrick has been jailed for eight weeks for slapping Lyon's Anthony Lopes (left) Up to 20 players became involved in a pitchside bust-up before spectator ...

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    Could Geoff Hurst have been Gottfried Hürst? 1966 hero in DNA test

    Sir Geoff Hurst wrote himself into English football legend with his hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup final victory over West Germany. However, the former striker believes that he could have been representing England's opponents that day, as he prepares to undergo a DNA test.Hurst, who is working with Sky Bet and Ancestry to uncover his past, revealed that he thinks his forefathers may have heralded from Germany. Could 1966 World Cup hero Geoff Hurst have represented West Germany rather than England? The former England star is to undergo DNA tests to discover more about his ancestry  Hurst explains how he ...

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    Russian doping whistleblower Rodchenkov reveals he is aware of member of hosts' World Cup squad

    Grigory Rodchenkov, the Russian doping whistleblower, has revealed that he is familiar with a member of Russia's World Cup squad from his own doping programme.As reported by The Independent, Rodchenkov was the director of Russia's national anti-doping laboratory for an extensive period before becoming a whistleblower and he is now in witness protection in the United States.Rodchenkov addressed the 'Sports, Politics and Integrity' conference in London through videolink via a secret location in the United States. Grigory Rodchenkov revealed that he is familiar with a member of Russia's World Cup squad During the address his face was covered with a ...

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    Eden Hazard's Belgium hold minute of silence after Liege terror attack

    Belgium's international footballers paid tribute to the victims of this week's Liege attack as Eden Hazard and Co stood for a minute of silence before training.Roberto Martinez's entire World Cup squad paused ahead of Wednesday's session at the national training centre in Tubize as a mark of respect for the victims of the atrocities that were carried out around 24 hours prior in the east of the country.A civilian and two woman police officers were shot dead, while four other members of the force were injured, on Tuesday before gunman Benjamin Herman was killed. Eden Hazard (centre) stands with his head bowed ...

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    Merseyside Police investigating vile death threats aimed at Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius

    Merseyside Police are investigating death threats made to Liverpool's Loris Karius after his nightmare performance in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.Liverpool were defeated 3-1 by the Spanish giants on Saturday night in Kiev, with Karius gifting Madrid two goals on the biggest night of his and his team-mates' playing careers.And in the immediate aftermath of the crushing defeat, the broken goalkeeper was the subject of vile abuse on social media as he received death threats and hate messages. Loris Karius received death threats following his nightmare display against Real Madrid Vile messages included: 'I'll murder your girl I'll ...

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    England players deny spot-fixing allegations made in Al Jazeera documentary

    England players have 'emphatically denied' spot-fixing allegations made in an Al Jazeera documentary.The Middle East-based TV station's programme, Cricket's Match-Fixers, contains a series of allegations about how an India-based member of a criminal syndicate was able to fix the results of matches and elements of other matches, including England's Test match against India in Chennai in December 2016.Head coach Trevor Bayliss described the allegations as 'outrageous' when he was asked about them on Sunday, and England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison says the players have the board's full support. England head coach Trevor Bayliss says spot-fixing claims ...

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