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EFL Cup third-round draw: Holders Man Utd to host Burton Albion

EFL Cup third-round draw: Holders Man Utd to host Burton Albion

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Holders Manchester United will begin their defence of the EFL Cup with a home tie against Championship club Burton Albion at Old Trafford.Thursday's third-round draw in Beijing, which took place at 04:15 BST, also saw Liverpool drawn away to Premier League rivals Leicester.Manchester City go to West Brom, while Arsenal will host League One Doncaster Rovers.Nottingham Forest's reward for beating Newcastle is a trip to Chelsea. The 16 fixtures will be played in the week commencing 18 September.It will be Burton's first trip to Old Trafford for 11 years. In 2006, as a non-League club, they earned a lucrative FA Cup third-round replay after holding a United team featuring players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney to a goalless draw.There are four all-Premier League ties in total, with...
Free-scoring Liverpool reach Champions League group stage

Free-scoring Liverpool reach Champions League group stage

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Liverpool produced a stunning attacking display against play-off opponents Hoffenheim to ensure five English sides will compete in the Champions League group stage for the first time.Leading 2-1 from the first leg, the Reds virtually wrapped up the tie with three goals in the opening 20 minutes. Emre Can's deflected shot put them ahead before Mohamed Salah reacted quickest to slot in a rebound off the post.Can stroked in Roberto Firmino's cross at the back post just 143 seconds later before Hoffenheim substitute Mark Uth, introduced after 24 minutes in a tactical reshuffle, pulled one back.Former Hoffenheim forward Firmino put the tie beyond doubt after the break, sliding the ball into the bottom corner after Jordan Henderson dispossessed opposing captain Kevin Vogt before unselfishly squa...
England win tense battle with France to reach World Cup final

England win tense battle with France to reach World Cup final

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World Cup semi-final: England v FranceEngland (3) 20Tries: Bern, Jones Cons: Scarratt 2 Pens: Scarratt 2France (3) 3Pen: IzarWorld champions England will defend their title against New Zealand after a powerful second-half display saw them overcome France to reach the final.A tight first half saw the sides reach the interval at 3-3 after Shannon Izar cancelled out Emily Scarratt's penalty.England upped their game in the second period and Scarratt edged them back in front with her second penalty.Prop Sarah Bern drove over for a converted score to move England clear before Megan Jones' last-gasp try.They will now play New Zealand on Saturday at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast, kick-off 19:45 BST, in a bid to retain the title they won against Canada in 2014.Four-time champions the Black Ferns ...
Los Angeles Chargers' Max Tuerk gets suspended for violating NFL's PED policy

Los Angeles Chargers' Max Tuerk gets suspended for violating NFL's PED policy

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Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The NFL has suspended Los Angeles Chargers center Max Tuerk for violating its policy on performance enhancing substances.Tuerk will sit out the team's first four games of the 2017 season as a result of the ban, according to the Chargers. He will not be paid during the suspension. Tuerk can return to the Chargers' active roster on Monday, Oct. 2, a day after the Chargers battle the Philadelphia Eagles. He can still participate in preseason practices and games."This offseason, I made the mistake of taking over-the-counter supplements," Tuerk said in a statement released by the team."In doing so, I opened myself up to the possibility of consuming a tainted supplement - something that ultimately led to a positive test for a banned substance. I accept responsibility for my acti...
Eniola Aluko: Kick It Out wants new FA inquiry into England striker's claims

Eniola Aluko: Kick It Out wants new FA inquiry into England striker's claims

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Media playback is not supported on this device The Football Association should conduct "a comprehensive and independent review" into Eniola Aluko's claims against England boss Mark Sampson, says anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out.The footballer, 30, has accused Sampson of "bullying and discrimination".Sampson, 34, has been cleared of wrongdoing by two investigations and vehemently denies Aluko's claims.But details given by Aluko in a BBC interview on Monday "throw new light on the allegations", Kick It Out said.The Chelsea Ladies player alleges Sampson made a "racist comment" about her family in Nigeria being infected with the Ebola virus. Sampson vehemently denies saying this.The FA said the allegation arose in informal corresponden...