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Carlton coach Mick Malthouse attacks Blues board as his fate hangs in balance

Guardian Sport - 24 min 22 sec ago
  • Malthouse told he has two weeks to turn around situation at embattled club
  • ‘I don’t really get it,’ says Blues coach, who will only leave if sacked

Related: Under-fire Mick Malthouse given two games to turn around Carlton fortunes

Under-fire Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has heavily criticised the AFL club’s board and reiterated he will not stand down unless he is sacked. Malthouse’s celebrated coaching career is expected to come to a brutal end within a fortnight – though it could now be much sooner – after Carlton announced on Monday it would bring forward a decision on his future.

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Chanderpaul not treated shabbily – Simmons

Stabroek - 42 min 16 sec ago
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Newly-installed West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says veteran batsman Shiv Chanderpaul did not “fit in” to the best squad to face Australia in the two-Test series next...

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Greenidge, Allicock sworn in as Vice Presidents

Stabroek - 49 min 58 sec ago
Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge receiving his instrument of office after being sworn in by President David Granger today as a Vice President.

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US media brands Cleveland Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova a 'dirty player'

Guardian Sport - 58 min 49 sec ago
  • Australian involved in three incidents during NBA Eastern Conference Finals
  • ‘To say that these are just a series of unfortunate events is naive at best’

Debate is raging in the US about whether Australian point guard Matthew Dellavedova is a dirty player. The 17 points he scored against the Atlanta Hawks in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ overtime victory on Sunday to take a 3-0 lead in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals is just a footnote in the debate in the US media about Dellavedova.

“Matthew Dellavedova is a dirty player,” was a headline on the USA Today website. The New York Post told its readers: “As James Bond creator Ian Fleming once wrote: ‘Once is an accident. Twice is coincidence. Three times is an enemy action’.”

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Nick Kyrgios among six Australians through to French Open second round

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 29 min ago
  • Kyrgios, Tomic, Kokkinakis, Stosur, Gavrilova and Tomljanovic through
  • Australia’s best start to tournament at Roland Garros in five years

Related: First Australian in action at French Open Olivia Rogowska suffers collapse

Nick Kyrgios hailed Australia’s “unbelievable” start to the French Open after leading six through to the second round at Roland Garros. Kyrgios and fellow seeded flagbearers Samantha Stosur and Bernard Tomic, along with teenage ace Thanasi Kokkinakis and exciting young imports Daria Gavrilova and Ajla Tomljanovic all advanced in Australia’s best start to the claycourt major in five years.

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Carol Sooba sent on leave

Stabroek - 1 hour 31 min ago
Acting Town Clerk, Carol Sooba was today sent on leave by the City Council, the latest move in a long-running battle.

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APNU+AFC holds first Cabinet meeting

Stabroek - 1 hour 36 min ago
President David Granger meeting with his Ministers of the Cabinet for the first time at the Ministry of the Presidency since they were sworn in.

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Manchester United’s target Nicolás Otamendi set to force Valencia exit

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 9 min ago
• Argentinian’s agent says he has told club president he wants out
• ‘If chance arose to leave he’d do everything possible to make it happen’
Louis van Gaal tells Radamel Falcao he is no longer wanted

Manchester United have been put on alert after the agent of Nicolás Otamendi claimed the Argentina central defender will force his way out of Valencia if he has to in order to leave.

Louis van Gaal is targeting a top-class centre-back in the summer window and the 27-year-old is of interest. Eugenio López, Otamendi’s representative, said the Argentinian informed Valencia’s president, Amadeo Salvo, of his desire to leave the Spanish side “two months ago”.

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PPP declines invitation to independence anniversary observance

Stabroek - 2 hours 30 min ago
The PPP today said it had declined an invitation from the Office of the President to participate in tomorrow’s independence anniversary observances at Independence Arch, Brickdam.

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GuySuCo says unable to pay senior, junior staffers – unions

Stabroek - 2 hours 41 min ago
The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) say they were informed at a meeting this afternoon...

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Quartet qualify for US Women's Open

BBC Sport - 2 hours 44 min ago
Holly Aitchison and Lauren Taylor of England join Scotland's Heather MacRae and Kylie Walker at the US Women's Open.

Roma defeat Lazio in Rome derby to secure Champions League qualification

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 45 min ago

Roma secured an automatic place in the Champions League group phase with a 2-1 win over Lazio in a heated Rome derby on Monday night.

Roma’s French centre-back Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, the former Newcastle player, decided the match with his first goal of the season when he headed home an 85th-minute free-kick.

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French Open 2015: Britain’s Aljaz Bedene spirited in defeat

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 48 min ago
• Former Slovenian beaten 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 on grand slam debut
• Bedene shows admirable fight against Austria’s Dominic Thiem

Family and friends, the curious and a few stragglers, crammed into Court No5 on the first Monday of the French Open to see if the fuss about Great Britain’s latest tennis acquisition, Aljaz Bedene – once of Slovenia and latterly of Welwyn Garden City – was warranted. It just about was.

Bedene lost in his first major under the colours – in the first round, true to stereotype – but he gave almost as good as he got against one of the best young players on the tour, Dominic Thiem.

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Tuesday's gossip column

BBC Sport - 3 hours 4 min ago
Klopp wants six month break, Real Madrid eye Benitez, Spurs set to beat Liverpool for Trippier, plus more.

Brendan Rodgers: the manager who needs to succeed but isn’t at the moment | Barney Ronay

Guardian Sport - 3 hours 15 min ago
Luis Suárez’s exit, Steven Gerrard’s retirement and Raheem Sterling’s wanderlust have tested Rodgers but what might do for him now are his Liverpool signings
Rodgers backed by FSG to walk through Liverpool storm

Before Liverpool’s 6-1 defeat at Stoke on the final day of the season Brendan Rodgers had already announced that he was “150% certain” he would remain in his job next season. As with so many aspects of Liverpool’s mutable, oddly unquantifiable progress in the last two years, it might just be best to double-check the figures on that one. By Sunday night, Liverpool’s manager had recalculated. “I’ve always said if the owners want me to go, I go,” he reasoned, pirouetting on his heel with a lithe, finely-balanced sense of sure-footedness that brought to mind something almost entirely unlike Emre Can.

Related: Liverpool striker Divock Origi named in Ligue 1 worst team of the season

Related: Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers: if owners want me to go, I go. It’s as simple as that

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England provide dramatic finale to give people’s Monday the finish it deserves | Vic Marks

Guardian Sport - 3 hours 23 min ago
There was a special crowd at Lord’s for day five of the first Test and they were served up special fare as New Zealand were beaten to complete a memorable Test
• Mike Selvey: Stokes takes the limelight in thrilling win

So now everyone heads for Headingley, some elated, some dejected, all exhausted. New Zealand must be bewildered. How often has a team had their opponents 30 for four within the first hour and then scored 523 runs in their first innings – and lost? That was their fate and they must still be scratching their heads and aching.

The vast majority of the 20,000 spectators, who turned up on the people’s bank holiday Monday may not be heading to Leeds. Most were locals, who had walked in and they had the time of their lives – except perhaps the ones in beige. For this was a memorable, tantalising contest with an outcome way beyond most people’s expectations.

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Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin: I want to play in Champions League

Guardian Sport - 3 hours 36 min ago
• France midfielder has been linked with move to Arsenal
• ‘There are ongoing discussions but nothing is done’

The Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted he wants to join a club playing in the Champions League next season, with Arsenal thought to be frontrunners to sign him.

The 25-year-old Frenchman has enjoyed another successful season having remained at St Mary’s last summer despite interest from both Arsène Wenger’s side and Tottenham. However, with only two years left on his contract, Schneiderlin has acknowledged that his days on the south coast could now be numbered.

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State of Origin: what to look out for in Game One | Nick Tedeschi

Guardian Sport - 3 hours 39 min ago

Four influential old men, reputations to be made or otherwise, Queensland’s left-hand side, New South Welsh tryscorers, and a young upstart

Queensland’s iconic spine may not have a single player younger than 31 but New South Wales should not – and will not – think the fabulous foursome are vulnerable because of their advancing years. Last year’s series win by the Blues was not an indication that Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk had reached the end of their incredible run.

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Manuel Pellegrini confident of his future as Manchester City manager

Guardian Sport - 3 hours 42 min ago
• Chilean believes he will be given another season
• Yaya Touré’s agent suggests player will stay at City

Manuel Pellegrini landed in Canada on Monday evening for Manchester City’s post-season tour convinced he will remain in place as the manager for next season.

Khaldoon al-Mubarak, the City chairman, spent time with Pellegrini on Sunday when City played their final home match of the season, the 2-0 victory over Southampton. Yet whether he then carried out the expected review of Pellegrini’s performance is unclear. Senior sources have signalled there is no expectation the manager will be removed.

Related: Manchester City 2-0 Southampton | Premier League match report

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West Ham promise new manager will be handed significant transfer funds

Guardian Sport - 3 hours 44 min ago
• Club’s search for successor to Sam Allardyce already under way
• Slaven Bilic and Michael Laudrup expected to be in the running
• Ancelotti’s surgery to rule him out of running for West Ham job
• West Ham are taking a big gamble by getting rid of Big Sam

West Ham will demonstrate their ambition by promising significant transfer funds plus a lucrative contract as they seek to lure a successor to Sam Allardyce to oversee the club’s final season at Upton Park.

The club confirmed after Sunday’s defeat at Newcastle that Allardyce would not be retained when his £3m-a-year deal expires next month, ending a successful four-year spell. The co-owners, David Sullivan and David Gold, are prepared to offer an even bigger salary to his successor and have sounded out a number of candidates.

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