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Jamaica’s Rudy Austin ‘has to leave UK’ under FA’s new work permit rules

Guardian Sport - 55 min 42 sec ago
• Sheffield Wednesday’s attempt to sign midfielder dashed by FA rules
• Under new rules a player’s country of origin has to be in world’s top 50

Rudy Austin’s agent has little hope of a successful appeal after Sheffield Wednesday’s bid to sign the midfielder was dashed by the Football Association’s new work permit rules.

The Jamaica international Austin, 30, was released by Leeds at the end of last season and Wednesday had appeared to have won the race for his signature.

Related: Gold Cup 2015 final: Mexico roll to seventh title with easy win over Jamaica

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VIDEO: 2014: Martin's great eagle seals Open win

BBC Sport - 1 hour 11 sec ago
USA's Mo Martin wins the Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale after securing an eagle on the 18th hole to finish one under par after a 72.

The Fiver | Throwing haymakers around in the flamboyant style

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 12 min ago

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SCRAPPY MOU

It’s hard to say where Chelsea are at as a team right now. They lost 4-2 to the New York Red Bulls in a glorified training session that didn’t matter. They drew with Paris Saint-Germain in a glorified training session that didn’t matter. And on Tuesday night they drew with some rabble claiming to be the European champions Barcelona in a glorified training session that didn’t matter. Along the way, they scored some penalties. It’s all a bit meh, really, neither one thing nor the other. Though the mood will obviously lift on Sunday at the Community Shield once they’re 6-0 up against Arsenal after 14 minutes, which is what usually happens, isn’t it?

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Rory McIlroy announces he will not defend Bridgestone Invitational title

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 16 min ago
• World No1 informs PGA Tour he will miss event due to ankle injury
• McIlroy: ‘I look forward to returning to Firestone in 2016’

Rory McIlroy will not defend his WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title next week as he continues his recovery from a serious ankle injury.

Related: The Women’s Open deserves better than to be Trumped by Donald | Ewan Murray

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Kitty miner found murdered in Puruni backdam

Stabroek - 1 hour 23 min ago
The police say they are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of miner Rasharda Dusrah, 29 years, of Station Street, Kitty, whose body was found in an abandoned...

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Tejay van Garderen to ride in the Vuelta a España after recovering from illness

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 33 min ago

• Van Garderen abandoned Tour de France at the 17th stage
• ‘I need to prove myself on a bigger scale,’ says American

Tejay van Garderen will ride in the Vuelta a España next month after abandoning the Tour de France because of illness.

The American rider, who pulled out of Tour at the 17th stage when sitting third in the overall standings, will compete at the Vuelta for the first time since 2010. Van Garderen will be leading the BMC Racing Team alongside Samuel Sánchez, the 2008 Olympic champion and 2009 Vuelta runner-up.

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Chiefs' Eric Berry to practice eight months after cancer diagnosis

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 39 min ago
  • Pro Bowl safety to practice with Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday
  • Berry, 26, had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease in December

Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry was expected back on the practice field Wednesday, a day after doctors gave him the all-clear.

The Chiefs medical staff and his own doctors put him through a battery of tests Tuesday and the team later announced he would join quarterbacks, rookies and select injured players for the first practice of training camp on the campus of Missouri Western State University. Berry was scheduled to speak to reporters after practice.

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Ministry urges full support for 2am closing of nightclubs

Stabroek - 1 hour 51 min ago
The Ministry of Public Security today urged full public support for its initiative to enforce the closing of night clubs and other places of entertainment at 2 am saying it was being done in the...

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Prince Ali bin al-Hussein labels Michel Platini’s candidacy ‘not good for Fifa’

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 6 min ago
• ‘Football’s fans and players deserve better,’ says former presidential candidate
• Prince Ali refuses to be drawn on whether he will run again

The former Fifa presidential candidate, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan has described Michel Platini’s decision to stand for the post in February’s election as “not good for Fifa”.

Platini, the Uefa president, announced earlier on Wednesday that he intended to stand in the election to choose a replacement for Sepp Blatter.

Related: Michel Platini announces he will run to replace Sepp Blatter as Fifa president

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Palm Beach see off South Melbourne in FFA Cup shootout thriller

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 9 min ago
  • Palm Beach Sharks 1-1 (aet) South Melbourne (Sharks win 8-7 on pens)
  • Hume City 4-3 (aet) Brisbane Strikers
  • Broadmeadow Magic 1-3 Heidelberg United
  • Blacktown City 1-2 MetroStars SC

Last year’s quarter-finalists Palm Beach Sharks made it through to the last 16 of the 2015 edition of the FFA Cup with a penalty shootout win over South Melbourne in Robina.

The match at Cbus Super Stadium ended 1-1 at the end of regulation time and with no further goals added in the additional half-hour period the tie was decided from the penalty spot.

Related: The stats guru helping keep alive football history in Australia | Joe Gorman

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VIDEO: Great moments from the Women's FA Cup

BBC Sport - 2 hours 14 min ago
BBC Sport looks back on the history of the Women's FA Cup before Saturday's final between Chelsea and Notts County.

The Women’s Open deserves better than to be Trumped by Donald | Ewan Murray

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 14 min ago
All eyes will be on Turnberry this Thursday as a golf major gets under way but much of the attention will be focused on Donald Trump who, more often than not, steals the limelight

You have to feel sorry for those seeking coverage of the Ricoh British Women’s Open. And the sponsors themselves, in fact. As for every event on the female golf circuit, there is a battle to wrestle attention away from the men’s equivalent. This week’s major at Turnberry clashes with the ailing Tiger Woods and his latest appearance on the PGA Tour. It doesn’t take a golfing genius to determine which will command the greater share of attention, particularly if Woods toils yet again.

When the focus does turn to the women’s event, it is unlikely to be for the golf. The British Women’s Open is in danger of being overshadowed by Donald Trump’s travelling circus. Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican Presidential nomination, lives firmly by the mantra of no such thing as bad publicity, which is not the case in this instance.

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Caulker signs for Saints on loan

BBC Sport - 2 hours 20 min ago
Defender Steven Caulker signs for Southampton on a season-long loan deal from Championship side QPR.

Bologna ready to take Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli back to Serie A

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 24 min ago
• ‘He would be highly motivated here,’ says Bologna’s director of sport
• Balotelli managed just one goal in his first season at Liverpool

Promoted Bologna could offer Mario Balotelli the opportunity to rekindle his career in Serie A.

The 24-year-old scored just one Premier League goal in his first season at Liverpool and the Italy international’s position has been weakened by the £32.5m arrival of Christian Benteke from Aston Villa.

Related: Mario Balotelli’s life on the edge leaves him asking: why not me any more? | Amy Lawrence

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Tom Brady's stubbornness over Deflategate has sunk him as low as Roger Goodell

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 45 min ago

The Patriots quarterback is an all-time great but he’s starting to look as bad as the universally-loathed commissioner

Tom Brady is one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in NFL history by any measure.

Four Super Bowl titles. Three Super Bowl MVPs. Two league MVPs. The most postseason wins in NFL history. Seven seasons with more than 4,000 yards. A 50-touchdown season. Even the supposed black marks on his career, 18-1 and losing twice in the Super Bowl to Eli Manning, are pretty impressive. When you laugh at someone for going 18-1 and winning two conference championships, you’re grasping at platinum-coated straws. 

Related: Tom Brady denies Deflategate 'smoking gun' exists after suspension upheld

Related: Roger Goodell planned to advise the Republicans - now he must lead them to glory

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Southampton sign Steven Caulker on a season-long loan deal from QPR

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 49 min ago
• Caulker was relegated from Premier League last season
• 23-year-old will replace Toby Alderweireld in central defence

Southampton have confirmed the loan signing of Steven Caulker from Queens Park Rangers.

The 23-year-old centre-back will spend the 2015-16 campaign at St Mary’s, though it is understood the deal is not with a view to a long-term deal.

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VIDEO: How does a Formula 1 car start?

BBC Sport - 3 hours 16 min ago
Williams driver Valtteri Bottas explains to BBC Sport's Allan McNish how the settings on a Formula 1 steering wheel work.

Sport picture of the day: Cech mates

Guardian Sport - 3 hours 29 min ago

Don’t worry, you’re not seeing quadruple nor is it Arsenal’s attempt to replace Westlife in the hearts of the nation’s pop fans but Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud’s homage to the Gunners’ new goalkeeper Petr Cech

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Eric Cantona backs fans' buyout bid

BBC Sport - 3 hours 33 min ago
Eric Cantona is backing a community buyout scheme by fans of cash-strapped Bath City Football Club.

José Mourinho’s Benítez barb shows his propensity to overstep the mark | David Hytner

Guardian Sport - 3 hours 37 min ago

When it comes to feuds attack has always been the best form of defence for Chelsea’s manager but he has periodically crossed the line and has done so again with his personal attack on arguably his fiercest rival

José Mourinho cannot help himself. Where his footballing enemies are concerned, he can bite his lip only so much. And when he perceives that one of them – or indeed, one of their spouses – has sent some sort of slur in his direction, the fall-out tends to be explosive.

Related: José Mourinho hits back with jibe about Rafa Benítez's weight

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