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Phil Neville a candidate for England women head coach role

Phil Neville a candidate for England women head coach role

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Former Manchester United and England full-back Phil Neville is a contender to take over as England women's boss.Mo Marley has been in temporary charge since Mark Sampson was sacked following evidence of "inappropriate behaviour" in a previous role in September.But Neville, who has previously coached with Manchester United, Valencia and England Under-21s, would represent a surprise appointment.England are ranked third in the world, with the 2019 World Cup due in France.The Football Association (FA) had planned to appoint a new head coach by the end of 2017, however several potential appointments dropped out of the running.Emma Hayes said she wanted to remain as Chelsea boss while former Arsenal coach Laura Harvey and Canada manager John Herdman moved to new roles.Rumours of 40-year-old Nevi...
Justin Gatlin: Sprinter 'shocked' by allegations about coach & athletics agent

Justin Gatlin: Sprinter 'shocked' by allegations about coach & athletics agent

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World champion sprinter Justin Gatlin says he is "shocked and surprised" at doping allegations made against his coach and an agent.Athletics anti-doping officials have begun an investigation into what the president of the sport's governing body called "serious allegations" about Dennis Mitchell and Robert Wagner.The Daily Telegraph said Wagner - an agent linked to Gatlin - offered to "illicitly supply performance-enhancing drugs" to undercover reporters.And it said Gatlin's coach, former Olympic gold medallist Mitchell, told reporters that athletes are able to get away with doping because the drugs they use cannot be detected by tests.Both deny the allegations.Writing on Instagram on Tuesday, Gatlin said he "fired" Mitchell "as soon as I found out about this".The 35-year-old American said ...
Herm Edwards: New Arizona State Sun Devils coach fired up at introductory press conference

Herm Edwards: New Arizona State Sun Devils coach fired up at introductory press conference

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New Arizona State football coach Herman Edwards displayed the passion for which he is known on Monday during his introductory press conference. Arizona State made it official and hired Edwards as its 24th head coach on Sunday night. While Edwards hasn't coached since being fired by the Kansas City Chiefs following the 2008 season, the 63-year-old showed he had plenty of fire on Monday. "Turn the TV on Wednesday. I'll be back in studio in Bristol (at ESPN), and I'll be coaching football by the way," Edwards said. "That's what I do. I coach football. And I have been coaching football my whole life." Edwards said his last day at ESPN will be Friday, and then he will be back working for Arizona State and recruiting. "When you sign on to do something, you finish," he said. "You don't tap out. I...
Marshawn Lynch's mom, wife of Oakland Raiders coach respond to President Trump

Marshawn Lynch's mom, wife of Oakland Raiders coach respond to President Trump

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Nov. 20 (UPI) --Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was recently the subject of a Donald Trump tweet. Now his mom is firing back.Delisha Lynch used her @MommaLynch24 Twitter account Monday to lob some thoughts at the Commander-in-Chief after he called out her son for sitting during the national anthem before a football game.Lynch sat for the anthem on Sunday before the Raiders' loss to the New England Patriots in Mexico City. He stood for the Mexican anthem, angering Trump."Marshawn Lynch of the NFL's Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem," Trump tweeted Monday. "Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down."Lynch told Raiders coach Jack Del Rio this summer that he h...
MLB probes potential use of smartwatch by Arizona Diamondbacks coach

MLB probes potential use of smartwatch by Arizona Diamondbacks coach

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Major League Baseball may have another issue with smartwatches on its hands. The league is investigating the potential use of a smartwatch by Arizona Diamondbacks coach/translator Ariel Prieto during Wednesday's National League wild-card game against the Colorado Rockies, according to the New York Post. Wearing a smartwatch violates baseball's rules regarding the use of electronic devices. Prieto told AZSports that he made a mistake by wearing his Apple Watch in the dugout during Wednesday's game, but his reasoning for doing so dealt with routine rather than use. "My watch has been in airplane mode for about two days," Prieto said. "If they want to take my Apple Watch, take my phone, they can do it. I wasn't doing anything. I know it's a rule, I know I missed that, but if they want to inve...