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Manchester City: FA charges champions with failing to control players in Tottenham game

Manchester City have been charged by the Football Association with failing to control their players in Sunday’s 3-3 Premier League draw with Tottenham. Players surrounded referee Simon Hooper when he awarded a free-kick to City late in stoppage time after it looked like Jack Grealish was through on goal. Hooper initially indicated City had the […]

Fringe players will get chances – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow Date: Wednesday, 6 December Kick-off: 19:45 GMT Coverage: Listen to radio commentary and follow live text coverage on the BBC Sport website & app Celtic’s fringe players can force their way into the starting line-up after making an impact against St Johnstone, says Brendan Rodgers. Mikey Johnston was involved in Celtic’s […]

Kyle Sinckler says fellow England players may take international break like captain Owen Farrell

Farrell and Sinckler helped England reach the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup earlier this year England and Bristol prop Kyle Sinckler says more players may follow Owen Farrell’s lead and take a break from international rugby. Farrell announced he would miss the 2024 Six Nations to “prioritise his and his family’s mental wellbeing”. And […]

Rob Page: Wales boss to ‘influence’ players to get more club game time with January moves

Wales striker Kieffer Moore has hardly played for Bournemouth this season but is wanted by former club Cardiff City Manager Rob Page says he will encourage some Wales players to consider moving clubs in January in order to play more. Wales face Finland in Cardiff in a Euro 2024 play-off semi-final on 21 March, with […]

Premier League: Newcastle United clear to loan Saudi Pro League players after vote

Newcastle chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan (left) is the governor of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund Newcastle will be permitted to sign players on loan from the Saudi Pro League in January after a vote by Premier League clubs on a temporary ban on related-party loans did not receive the support required to be introduced. Thirteen clubs […]

John McGinn: Scotland players ‘living the dream’ as they head for Euro 2024

‘It was strange atmosphere. The punters were surprised we’d qualified’ John McGinn and his Scotland team-mates are “living the dream” as they try to keep their minds off playing at a second consecutive European Championship next summer. Steve Clarke’s side booked their spot in Germany last month before rounding off their campaign with back-to-back draws […]

Mark Allen believes snooker ‘players hold the power’ over sport’s survival

Mark Allen will begin the defence of his 2022 UK Championship title later this month in York. Mark Allen says the “players ultimately hold the power” over the future of snooker following his criticism of the World Snooker Tour. But Allen, who plays John Higgins in the Champion of Champions semi-final on Saturday, believes snooker […]

United Rugby Championship: Ulster’s Stuart McCloskey and Tom Stewart start as Ireland players return for derby

McCloskey will make his first Ulster appearance since the Rugby World Cup Centre Stuart McCloskey and hooker Tom Stewart are two of 11 changes to Ulster’s starting line-up for Friday’s United Rugby Championship derby against Munster in Belfast. Stewart returns as captain and McCloskey makes his first appearance of the season as both sides welcome […]

Michael O’Neill: Northern Ireland boss issues results warning as he turns to young players

NI have ‘lacked game knowledge and game know how’ – O’Neill Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has warned that his young side may lose more games than they win until they gain more experience. O’Neill said he has little choice but to select a number of inexperienced players as there is a dearth of senior […]

Premier League: Clubs to vote on temporary ban on loaning players from teams under same ownership

Former Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is reportedly a January loan target for Newcastle Premier League clubs are to vote on a temporary ban stopping teams from loaning players from clubs under the same ownership in January. The measure would block Newcastle from signing players from clubs also owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF). […]

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