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Mark Sampson sacked as England women's manager

Mark Sampson sacked as England women's manager

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Media playback is not supported on this device Mark Sampson has been sacked as England women's manager following evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable" behaviour with female players in a previous role.The Football Association says that last week it was made aware of the full details of safeguarding allegations made against Sampson in 2014 relating to his time as Bristol Academy manager.But a 2015 FA assessment found Sampson did not pose a risk.Sampson was also cleared this year of wrongdoing following discrimination allegations made by England players, including Chelsea and England striker Eniola Aluko.The 34-year-old Welshman became England head coach in December 2013 after leaving top-flight side Bristol Academy, now renamed Bris...
Mauricio Pochettino calls for patience with Tottenham and England star Dele Alli

Mauricio Pochettino calls for patience with Tottenham and England star Dele Alli

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Mauricio Pochettino wants to help Dele Alli by starting him against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday but has called for patience with the Tottenham midfielder.Alli has endured a turbulent start to the season. The 21-year-old is waiting to discover whether FIFA will hand him an international ban for the one-fingered gesture he made during England's win over Slovakia earlier this month.He is already serving a three-match suspension in the Champions League, therefore missing Tottenham's win over Borussia Dortmund last week, while off the pitch the youngster is reportedly negotiating a change of agent.Two goals against Burnley and Newcastle made for an encouraging start to the campaign but Alli's form has dipped and he was particularly disappointing in Saturday's goalless draw against Sw...
talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE – England rugby star Danny Care on the secrets to Eddie Jones' success, growing up with Jamie Vardy and more!

talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE – England rugby star Danny Care on the secrets to Eddie Jones' success, growing up with Jamie Vardy and more!

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Danny Care has nothing but praise for Eddie JonesThursday, September 14, 2017Danny Care joined Alan Brazil and Ray Wilkins in the talkSPORT studios on Thursday morning and spoke about the huge impact Eddie Jones has had on England.England have made huge strides under the New Zealander, winning 19 out of 20 matches since he replaced Stuart Lancaster as head coach in 2016 to rise up the world rankings.Jones has made it clear from the outset his aim is to topple the mighty All Blacks and lead the Red Rose to World Cup glory and Care says it is his bullish and confident approach which is driving the squad on to greater things.The 30-year-old scrum-half said: “He has been great for us, great for me. I’ve really enjoyed working with him.“He is honest. That is his biggest thing. If you are not pl
Badger culling gets go ahead in 11 new areas of England

Badger culling gets go ahead in 11 new areas of England

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Licences have been issued for badger culling in 11 new areas in Devon, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset and Cheshire.Culling is part of the government's 25-year strategy to eradicate bovine TB, but opponents say there is no evidence it is effective.A badger vaccination programme to stop the spread of TB is restarting.The Badger Trust condemned the policy as "politically motivated' and an "insult to the nation's intelligence".The new licences have been granted by Natural England.It follows a decision to extend culling in areas of Gloucestershire and Somerset.The government said it will launch a new advisory service for farmers in high risk areas this autumn advising them how to limit the spread of the disease.Farming Minister George Eustice said: "Bovine TB not only has a devastating impact on o...
Kansas City Chiefs shock New England Patriots for opening win

Kansas City Chiefs shock New England Patriots for opening win

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Alex Smith threw for four touchdown passes, rookie running back Kareem Hunt scored three times after fumbling away the first carry of his pro career, and the Kansas City Chiefs spoiled the Patriots' Super Bowl celebration with a stunning 42-27 upset of New England in the NFL season opener Thursday night. The Patriots had been 81-0 at Gillette Stadium when leading at the half in the regular season -- 95-1 counting the postseason -- before the Chiefs came back from a 17-14 halftime deficit. New England also was 105-2 when leading after three quarters as it entered the fourth up 27-21. The 42 points are the most scored against the Patriots since coach Bill Belichick took over in 2000, a span of 307 games, including playoffs. Smith was 28 of 35 for 368 yards and hit Tyreek...