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Tyson Fury: Heavyweight champion will return next year - trainer

BBC Sport - 7 hours 29 min ago
World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will fight again - but not until next year - says his trainer and uncle Peter Fury.

Absent Barry Dataram found guilty of drug trafficking

Stabroek - 7 hours 34 min ago
Self-confessed drug lord Barry Dataram was today found guilty of the possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, while his three co-accused, including his common-law wife, were found not...

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Arsenal v Basel: Champions League match is Xhaka family affair - Wenger

BBC Sport - 7 hours 44 min ago
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the Gunners' Champions League match against Basel on Wednesday will be a Xhaka family affair as Granit faces his brother Taulant.

Nigel Pearson: Derby County suspend manager ahead of Cardiff City match

BBC Sport - 7 hours 57 min ago
Derby County suspend manager Nigel Pearson, who will not be in charge of the team for Tuesday's match at Cardiff City.

Derby County tell manager Nigel Pearson to stay away from Cardiff game

Guardian Sport - 8 hours 16 sec ago
• Pearson ‘will not be carrying out his duties at tonight’s game’
• Former Leicester manager has been in charge for just 12 matches

Derby County have confirmed Nigel Pearson will not be taking charge of the team for tonight’s Championship fixture at Cardiff City. With speculation rife that the manager has been suspended, a club statement stated that Pearson would not be carrying out his normal duties with the team in Wales.

Derby have not made a convincing start to the season and dropped into the bottom three at the weekend following a home defeat by Blackburn Rovers. A meeting took place between Pearson and the club’s owner, Mel Morris, at the training ground on Monday, following which the Derby Telegraph reported that the manager was about to be suspended pending an internal investigation.

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English coaches need experience abroad, says RFU chief

BBC Sport - 8 hours 1 min ago
English coaches must gain international experience if they are to replace Eddie Jones as England coach in 2019, says RFU boss Ian Ritchie.

The Fiver | Greed and stupidity

Guardian Sport - 8 hours 4 min ago

In today’s Fiver: Sam Allardyce, Totti and a meeting with Dr Do One at Villa

There is a splendid second-hand anecdote in Joey Barton’s autobiography, No Nonsense, that features a young Sam Allardyce, wearing a thong and basted to within an inch of his life with suntan lotion on a Spanish beach, being buried up to his neck for hours as a forfeit for losing a wrestling match with one of his Preston team-mates and becoming so hungry during his incarceration that he ate 14 fried eggs in one sitting afterwards. While The Fiver is prepared to doubt the veracity of this possibly apocryphal story on the grounds that we can’t imagine how anyone covered in lotion could possibly be pinned into submission for a three-count, we couldn’t help but wonder if Big Sam wasn’t perhaps yearning for those days of puckish seaside abandon on the long drive to meet his bosses at FA HQ on Tuesday morning. It might be his head that he would now rather have buried in the sand.

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Horse racing tips: Wednesday 28 September

Guardian Sport - 8 hours 13 min ago
Zamperini (3.55 Salisbury) is the nap: Mount Moriah (3.00 Nottingham) is the next best

2.00 Her Terms 2.30 Dowayla 3.00 Mount Moriah (nb) 3.30 Bedrock 4.05 Mr Andros 4.40 Penny Pot Lane 5.10 Noble Act

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First 'three person baby' born using new method

BBC - 8 hours 35 min ago
First baby born using new "three person" fertility technique carried out by US scientists, New Scientist reveals.

Durham and ECB hold talks over future amid reports of penalties for financial aid

BBC Sport - 8 hours 46 min ago
Durham hold talks with the ECB, following claims that the governing body's financial support could result in a points deduction.

Atlanta United appoint former Argentina boss Tata Martino as first head coach

Guardian Sport - 8 hours 50 min ago
  • Former Argentina boss to take charge for club’s first season in MLS
  • Martino, 53, has also coached Barcelona and Newell’s Old Boys

Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, the former Argentina coach who quit after failing to lift this summer’s Copa América Centenario, will take charge of Atlanta United in their first season in MLS next year.

Related: Patrick Vieira brought a vital asset to New York City FC: respect

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Sam Allardyce allegations 'a crying shame'- Ian Wright

BBC Sport - 9 hours 7 min ago
Ian Wright says it would be a "a terrible shame" if Sam Allardyce lost the England manager's job for "non-footballing reasons".

Francesco Totti at 40: the eternal man

Guardian Sport - 9 hours 8 min ago

Francesco Totti was born in 1976, joined Roma in 1989, made his debut for the club in 1993, became their captain in 1998 and last scored for them on Sunday

By Omar Saleem for These Football Times, part of the Guardian Sport Network

The Eternal City has hosted some of the game’s all-time greats – among them Bruno Conti, Falcão, Giuseppe Signori and Giorgio Chinaglia – but none of them are greater than Roma’s current captain and symbol, Francesco Totti: a man who was born in 1976, joined the club in 1989, made his debut in 1993, has been their captain since 1998 and last scored for them on Sunday. He has been one of European football’s greatest talents and, on skill alone, Totti is one of the finest players in the history of the sport.

What he has brought to Roma is unique and will be everlasting but, strangely enough, that romance may never have blossomed. Totti’s mother turned down a lucrative offer from Milan so that he could join his hometown club, a dream that was realised in 1989. As Totti puts it: “When you are a kid in Rome, there are only two possible choices: You are either red or blue. AS Roma or Lazio. But in our family, there was only one possible choice.” Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani saw Totti as one for the future – a player who would go on to join Fabio Capello’s invincible Milan team of the early 1990s – but they were left to wonder what might have been.

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Australia beat Ireland by nine wickets in one-day international in Benoni

BBC Sport - 9 hours 9 min ago
Ireland lose by nine wickets to Australia in their one-day international in South Africa.

Sam Allardyce: Only way for survival is to give up names - Julian Eccles

BBC Sport - 9 hours 11 min ago
The only way for England manager Sam Allardyce to keep his job is name those still involved in third-party ownership of players, says former FA executive Julian Eccles.

José Fernández: bag of baseballs signed by player washed ashore in Miami

Guardian Sport - 9 hours 18 min ago
  • Bag containing baseballs and checkbook found by beachgoer
  • Fernandez, 24, died on Sunday morning when his boat hit a rock

On Monday evening, less than 48 hours after Marlins pitcher José Fernández was killed in a boating accident, a bag containing four baseballs signed by José Fernández washed ashore in Miami Beach. Fernández’s checkbook was also found.

The bag was given to a lifeguard in Miami Beach, approximately a mile from where the boat was found upside down on Sunday morning.

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Chris Ashton hopes for England return despite 13-week ban for biting

Guardian Sport - 9 hours 36 min ago
• Saracens wing disagrees with RFU over incident but accepts punishment
• ‘I will do everything in my power to get back to where I feel I belong’

Chris Ashton has vowed to regain his place in the England side after completing the 13-week suspension he received for biting the arm of the Northampton prop, Alex Waller, during this month’s Premiership match at Saracens.

The 39-cap wing maintains he did not bite Waller but has accepted his punishment. However by the time the year ends he will have missed nearly six months of the nine Saracens have been in action, having received a 10-week ban in January for putting his hand near the eye area of the Ulster centre Luke Marshall,

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England managers and off-field controversies: from Revie to Hodgson

Guardian Sport - 9 hours 36 min ago
Sam Allardyce is far from the first England manager to find himself embroiled in a problem that has nothing to do with his ability to coach the national team

Revie succeeded Alf Ramsey as England manager in 1974 but, having failed to qualify for the 1976 European Championship and with his relationship strained with the Football Association chairman, Sir Harold Thompson, he started sounding out prospective employers. He missed a friendly with Brazil in Rio apparently to scout Italy but, in truth, to travel to Dubai to negotiate a four-year contract to manage the United Arab Emirates worth £340,000 annually. He then sold news of his departure to the Daily Mail before the FA had received his formal resignation letter.

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Alex Higgins: NI trophy named after two-time world champion

BBC Sport - 9 hours 42 min ago
The trophy for the new Northern Ireland Open in November will be named after the late Alex Higgins.

AB de Villiers: South Africa skipper to undergo elbow surgery

BBC Sport - 9 hours 58 min ago
South Africa captain AB de Villiers is ruled out of their home ODI and away Test series against Australia with an elbow injury.