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England v Estonia: Euro 2016 qualifier – live! |

Guardian Sport - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:56

6.56pm BST

England: Hart, Clyne, Smalling, Cahill, Bertrand, Lallana, Milner, Barkley, Walcott, Kane, Sterling.

Subs: Walker, Butland, Jones, Chamberlain, Jagielka, Townsend, Shelvey, Vardy, Alli, Gibbs, Heaton.

6.47pm BST

Joe Hart, Nathaniel Clyne, Chris Smalling, Gary Cahill, Ryan Bertrand, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Ross Barkley, Theo Walcott, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling.

We’ll bring you the bench and their opponents just as soon as we have them.

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Horse racing tips: Saturday 10 October

Guardian Sport - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:54
Emotionless is fancied to get the better of the Dewhurst tussle with Air Force Blue, plus tips for all five Saturday race-meetings

2.10 Brave Jaq 2.45 Hollies Pearl 3.20 Racing Pulse 3.55 Monsieur Gibraltar 4.30 L’Unique 5.05 Audacious Plan 5.40 Tribal Dance

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Education Ministry investigates security system at Brown's Town High School

Observer - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:54
ST ANN, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education has launched an investigation into the security system at the Brown’s Town High School following the killing of a Grade 11 student allegedly by his schoolmate on Thursday.

Allardyce named Sunderland manager

BBC Sport - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:50

Euro 2016 qualifiers clockwatch – live!

Guardian Sport - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:45

3.50pm BST

Yesterday evening, Northern Ireland qualified with a flourish. Scotland were knocked out with the last kick of their match. And the Republic of Ireland beat the world champions. Tomorrow, Wales have the chance to reach their first major finals since 1958. But tonight? Taking centre stage tonight are England. And they’ve already qualified. And their match is being dealt with over here.

But never fear: there’s still plenty going on elsewhere! In Group C, Spain will almost certainly qualify with a win over Luxembourg, while you’d back Slovakia to make it too by beating Belarus. In Group E, Switzerland can join England in France next summer if they beat San Marino and Slovenia fail to beat Lithuania. And in Group G, Russia will make it should they win in Moldova while Sweden and Montenegro drop points.

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Who is Stephen Ross? The man who could be the new F1 boss

Guardian Sport - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:45

The Miami Dolphins owner and real estate magnate is leading a US-Qatari consortium in the race to buy Formula One

From American football and real estate to drone racing, the portfolio of interests of the man who could be the new ringleader of the Formula One circus is diverse.

At 75, retirement is clearly not on the agenda for Stephen Ross as he is leading a consortium of US and Qatari interests to buy F1 in a deal which could value the company at $8.5bn (£5.5bn).

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Community colleges to offer Social Work Degree programme

Observer - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:38
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Community colleges across the island will now be offering a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work under a five-year agreement between the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) and the Jamaica Theological Seminary (JTS).

The Grangers and the Obamas

Stabroek - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:35
President David Granger (second from left) and First Lady Sandra Granger (third from left) with United States President, Barack Obama (right) and First Lady Michelle Obama at a reception hosted...

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Sunderland appoint Sam Allardyce as new manager on two-year contract

Guardian Sport - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:33
• Allardyce ‘the obvious best choice’, says Sunderland chairman
• Short adds that Allardyce required no persuasion to take job

Sunderland have appointed Sam Allardyce as their manager on a two-year contract.

The former Bolton and West Ham manager takes over from Dick Advocaat who departed after the 2-2 draw with West Ham last week.

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Forex: J$119.42 to one US dollar

Observer - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:32
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Friday, October 9, ended trading at J$119.42, up by seven cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Minding gives Aidan O’Brien a flying start to Future Champions weekend

Guardian Sport - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:26
• Two-year-old storms home in Fillies’ Mile
• Trainer has favourite for Saturday’s Dewhurst

A clear favourite for next year’s 1,000 Guineas emerged on the first afternoon of Future Champions Weekend on Friday before a race for the Dewhurst Stakes on Saturday’s card that should determine the winter favourite for the 2,000 Guineas in the spring. Aidan O’Brien’s Minding, described as “truly exceptional” afterwards by her jockey, Ryan Moore, powered clear to win the Group One Fillies’ Mile by four and a half lengths in a fast time and her stablemate Air Force Blue is now favourite to win his head-to-head with Emotionless in Saturday’s feature race.

The Dewhurst market had seemed to settle on Emotionless, who runs for Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation, as a narrow favourite before Minding’s comprehensive success and there are no obvious reasons in the form book why the outcome of a race for fillies’ 24 hours earlier should have had much effect on the prices. O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stable has now sent out two juvenile Group One winners in six days, however, and punters sense sufficient impetus in his string to make it three in seven.

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Ceremony for athletes denied medal

BBC Sport - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:25
Athletes who are denied a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics because of drugs cheats will get their own ceremony.

Dundee United's Hughes bid rejected

BBC Sport - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:24
Dundee United have an approach to hold discussions with John Hughes rejected by Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Uefa charges Scottish and Polish FAs over Hampden Park incidents

Guardian Sport - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:24
• Scottish FA cited for matters including fan running on to pitch
• Polish FA in dock after flares set off and thrown at Euro 2016 qualifier

Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Scottish and Polish football associations after a string of incidents at Thursday’s Euro 2016 qualifier.

A series of flares were let off in and thrown from the section containing Poland fans at Hampden Park during and after the 2-2 draw. A young fan also entered the field of play completely unchallenged in the closing stages of the match and took a selfie with Poland’s Robert Lewandowski.

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Moeen Ali gets Trevor Bayliss’s equivocal backing as England opener

Guardian Sport - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:22
• Moeen ‘has probably got his nose in front’ in race to open batting
• England coach refuses to guarantee Jos Buttler’s place in Test team

Trevor Bayliss has backed Moeen Ali as the answer to England’s opening conundrum but admitted Jos Buttler could be dropped for next week’s first Test against Pakistan. Moeen’s place at the top of the order alongside Alastair Cook will be confirmed when England’s Australian coach sits down with his captain on Saturday to discuss team selection for the opening match of the series in Abu Dhabi.

The Worcestershire all-rounder will become Cook’s seventh opening partner since the retirement of Andrew Strauss three years ago despite failing twice with the bat in England’s final warm-up match against Pakistan A. Moeen made scores of seven and 13 on a day England’s innings ended on 198 for 11, the dynamic of these warm-up matches meaning batsmen were allowed multiple knocks in the same innings.

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SFA cited over Hampden incidents

BBC Sport - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:16
Uefa opens disciplinary proceedings against the Scottish FA for its handling of the Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland.

Windies batsmen struggle on rain-hit opening day

Stabroek - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:14
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – West Indies batsmen made a sluggish start to their tour of Sri Lanka, on a rain-hit opening day of their three-day tour match here today.

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England coaches Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree banned for Uruguay game

Guardian Sport - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:13
• Duo approached match officials at half-time of loss to Australia
• Coaches said to have been angered by aggressive challenge of Michael Hooper

England coaches Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree will have restricted match-day access in the World Cup Pool A fixture against Uruguay after being found to have breached the match officials’ protocol, World Rugby has announced.

It had been alleged that two members of the England coaching team approached match officials in the tunnel at Twickenham at half-time during the 33-13 loss to Australia which is strictly against protocol.

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Indian board, Pepsi working to resolve IPL “concerns”

Stabroek - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:10
MUMBAI, (Reuters) – The Indian cricket board (BCCI) is confident they can address the concerns of PepsiCo amid local media reports the global food and beverage giant wants to end its title...

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Scotland’s John Hardie: It was a scary decision at first but it’s been awesome

Guardian Sport - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:03
The New Zealand-born flanker arrived in Edinburgh with his kit and passport three months ago, but on Saturday could help Scotland book their place in Rugby World Cup quarter-finals by beating Samoa

The most fantastical adventure of John Hardie’s young life began with a long distance call earlier this summer. “Get yourself over and we’ll see what you’ve got,” the Scotland coach, Vern Cotter, told him. “There are no guarantees. Remember your passport and kit.” Hardie did what he was told.

He said his goodbyes to friends and family in New Zealand, then worked his socks off for a shot at World Cup glory. Three months later he finds himself about to face Samoa in the “biggest game of my career”.

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