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Mark Sampson made ‘ill-judged’ racial remarks to Eni Aluko, says barrister

The lawyer who initially cleared former England women’s manager Mark Sampson of bullying and racism has changed her mind and decided he did make two racist remarks to players.

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Eniola Aluko answers questions in front of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (PA)

Eni Aluko accuses FA chief of borderline ‘blackmail’ on her day of vindication

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn has denied trying to “blackmail” Eni Aluko into making a statement that the governing body is not institutionally racist.

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Mile Svilar could not prevent the ball crossing the line (Nick Potts/Empics)

Marcus Rashford stuns Benfica record-breaker as Manchester United win in Lisbon

Manchester United continued their charge towards the Champions League knock-out phase as Benfica’s Mile Svilar, the competition’s youngest-ever goalkeeper, was embarrassed by a Marcus Rashford free-kick.

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Marcus Rashford was taken off in the second half (Nick Potts/Empics)

Jose Mourinho hopes Marcus Rashford knee injury is not serious

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is hoping for the best after Marcus Rashford limped off with a knee injury.

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Kevin De Bruyne is in no rush to sign a new contract at Manchester City (Martin Rickett/PA)

Kevin De Bruyne: There’s no rush to give me a new City deal

Kevin De Bruyne insists there is no rush to sign a new contract with Manchester City.

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Lionel Messi celebrates his goal (John Walton/Empics)

Lionel Messi reaches European goals century as Barcelona see off Olympiacos

Lionel Messi scored his 100th goal in Europe as 10-man Barcelona maintained a winning start to their Champions League campaign with a 3-1 victory over Olympiacos.

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Kevin Davies is the new Southport boss (Barrington Coombs/PA)

Ex-Bolton and Southampton striker Kevin Davies appointed Southport manager

Former Bolton and Southampton striker Kevin Davies has been appointed manager of National League North side Southport.

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Celtic were outclassed in Munich (Steven Paston/Empics)

Three and easy for Bayern as Celtic ruthlessly brushed aside in Munich

Celtic discovered Bayern Munich are still very much a European force as the Hoops suffered a 3-0 drubbing in their Champions League clash at the Allianz Arena.

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Eden Hazard puts Chelsea 2-0 up (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Eden Hazard rescues Chelsea after Roma roar back at Stamford Bridge

Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea battled to a 3-3 draw with Roma to stay top of Champions League Group C.

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Jack Wilshere has stuck up for his team-mates (Darko Vojinovic/AP)

Jack Wilshere defends Arsenal’s character ahead of Red Star Belgrade clash

Jack Wilshere has defended the character of his Arsenal team-mates after it was called into question by Watford captain Troy Deeney.

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Petr Cech is keeping his reactions sharp (Martin Rickett/PA)

Petr Cech shows off his cat-like reflexes

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech showcased just how sharp his reactions are after he posted an Instagram video of him saving ping-pong balls.

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Roger Federer has taken an advanced approach to his domestic duties (Mehdi Taamallah/PA)

Roger Federer shows off new robotic housekeeper

Roger Federer produced some machine-like performances to win Wimbledon without dropping a set this year, and the Swiss star has now acquired a robotic housekeeper.

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Cracksman cruises to victory in the Great Voltigeur (Tim Goode/PA)

No trip worries for Frankie Dettori as Cracksman tackles Champion Stakes

Frankie Dettori has no qualms about Cracksman dropping back in trip for the Qipco Champion Stakes as he looks forward to a stellar book of rides at Ascot on Saturday.

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A general view of Wetherby racecourse (John Walton/EMPICS Sport)

Ballotin shines on day Wetherby officially opens new £3.5million grandstand

Amateur rider David Maxwell was thrilled to steer Ballotin to a narrow success in the Bobby Renton Handicap Chase.

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Johanna Konta has split with her coach (Adam Davy/PA)

Johanna Konta splits with coach Wim Fissette and announces end to her season

Johanna Konta has split from coach Wim Fissette after less than a year together.

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Mick Kinane celebrates winning the 2007 Ascot Gold Cup with Yeats (Sean Dempsey/PA)

Mick Kinane and Charlie Swan two of the star names in Legends race at Punchestown

Mick Kinane and Aidan O’Brien are reunited in the John Shortt Legends Challenge Race at Punchestown on Thursday.

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San Francisco 49ers players  kneel during the American national anthem (Alex Brandon/AP/PA)

President Trump accuses NFL of showing ‘total disrespect’ for US in kneeling row

President Donald Trump has accused the NFL of showing “total disrespect” for the United States by not forcing players to stand during the national anthem.

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Owen Coyle had a visitor (Danny Lawson/PA)

Young Ross County fan gets VIP treatment after applying for manager’s job

Ross County fan Blaine Thomas got treated to the day of his life after mischievously applying for the manager’s role last month.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored his first goal for Liverpool in Slovenia (Darko Bandic/AP/PA)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ready to seize Liverpool chance

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain accepts he faces a fight for a regular first-team place at Liverpool but insists he is ready to seize his chance.

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Hugo Lloris was in fine form as Tottenham held Real Madrid (Francisco Seco/AP/PA)

Hugo Lloris’ heroics help Tottenham secure draw at Real Madrid

Harry Kane was the headline act but Hugo Lloris stole the show as the Frenchman’s stunning save helped earn Tottenham a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid.

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