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Leeds United: Championship club fined £200,000 by EFL over ‘spygate’

Leeds United have been fined £200,000 by the English Football League after spying on a Derby County training session last month. A member of Leeds’ staff was found acting suspiciously outside Derby’s training ground before the fixture between the two sides on 10 January. Boss Marcelo Bielsa said he had sent a member of staff to watch every team they have played this season train. The EFL found Leeds breached rules over treating teams with “good faith”. More to follow. Source link

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Lowry endures Sterne test to win Abu Dhabi Championship

(Reuters) – Shane Lowry claimed his first European Tour title since 2015 by winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Saturday, finishing one shot ahead of South Africa’s Richard Sterne in a thrilling final round battle. FILE PHOTO: Golf – The 147th Open Championship – Carnoustie, Britain – July 18, 2018 Republic of Ireland’s Shane Lowry in action during the practice round REUTERS/Paul Childs Overnight leader Lowry was pushed to the limit by Sterne but sank a crucial birdie on the final hole to close with a round of 71…

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Southampton 2-2 Derby County: Championship side edge thriller on penalties

‘Wow!’ – Derby come from 2-0 down to level against Southampton Derby recovered from a two-goal deficit to edge past Southampton 5-3 on penalties in a thrilling FA Cup third-round replay at St Mary’s. Two goals in two minutes from Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond had put the hosts on course for victory, after the visitors had earlier had a Craig Bryson goal disallowed by VAR. But Harry Wilson’s free-kick sparked a revival before Martyn Waghorn headed a late equaliser for Frank Lampard’s side. Redmond missed in the shootout for…

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Aitor Karanka: Nottingham Forest manager leaves Championship club after 12 months

Aitor Karanka’s contract at the City Ground had been due to run until the summer of 2020 Nottingham Forest have parted company with their manager Aitor Karanka after just a year in the job. The 45-year-old Spaniard was appointed in January 2018 and has left the City Ground with Forest seventh in the Championship table. His final game in charge was Saturday’s FA Cup defeat by Chelsea, having beaten Leeds the previous week to move within four points of the top six. First-team coach Simon Ireland has been put in…

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BDO World Youth Championship: Leighton Bennett, 13, becomes youngest winner

Leighton Bennett becomes the fourth player, and only the second from England, to win the BDO World Youth Championship Thirteen-year-old Leighton Bennett became the youngest-ever winner of the BDO World Youth Championship when he beat Scotland’s Nathan Girvan. England’s Bennett beat his 16-year-old opponent 3-0 in the final at Lakeside, Frimley Green, ending on a 121 checkout which included a bullseye finish. It was Girvan’s second final defeat after also losing in the 2017 final. “I’m just over the moon,” said Bennett. “Winning this trophy means the world to me.…

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Michael van Gerwen wins third PDC world championship darts title

Michael van Gerwen was appearing in his fourth final Number one seed Michael van Gerwen held off England’s Michael Smith to win a third PDC World Championship title with a 7-3 victory at Alexandra Palace. The Dutchman, 29, raced into a 4-0 lead before 10th seed Smith whipped the home crowd into a frenzy by winning five successive legs to make it 4-2. After Van Gerwen silenced the crowd in the seventh, Smith missed two crucial set-winning checkouts in the eighth. The champion was not at his best but banked…

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PDC World Darts Championship: Michael Smith beats Nathan Aspinall to reach final

Smith was the World Youth Champion in 2013 Michael Smith had to survive a comeback to claim a 6-3 victory over Nathan Aspinall and book a spot in the PDC World Championship final. Tenth seed Smith stormed into a 2-0 lead but Aspinall gathered himself to level at 3-3 as both players produced some heavy scoring. But Smith then took control of the match and reeled off the next three sets against the world number 73. Smith will play either Gary Anderson or Michael van Gerwen in the final. More…

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PDC World Darts Championship: Gary Anderson beats Dave Chisnall to reach semi-finals

Anderson says he had to see a chiropractor a day before playing Chisnall Two-time champion Gary Anderson powered into the semi-finals of the PDC World Championship by beating Dave Chisnall 5-2 at Alexandra Palace. The number four seed lost only one leg on the way to a 2-0 lead, before taking the third set on a deciding leg. The Scot missed a double nine to go 4-0 up and Chisnall, ranked 12th, capitalised to win the fourth set. But a 130 finish saw Anderson take the fifth set and, though…

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Leeds United 0-2 Hull City: Jarrod Bowen double helps Tigers beat Championship leaders

Jarrod Bowen has now scored 10 goals for Hull City this season Championship leaders Leeds United had their seven-game winning run ended after Jarrod Bowen scored both goals to give Hull City victory at Elland Road. Bowen, reportedly a January transfer target for Leeds, pounced on some poor defending in the box and showcased his finishing with the opener from close range. His second was another opportunistic goal, with the forward reacting quickest to put the rebound away after Will Keane was denied by Bailey Peacock-Farrell. Luke Ayling and Tyler…

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PDC World Darts Championship: James Wade knocked out by Ryan Joyce in London

Joyce will play Michael van Gerwen in the quarter-finals James Wade missed five darts to reach the quarter-finals before being knocked out of the PDC World Championship 4-3 by world number 78 Ryan Joyce. The ninth seed, who had apologised for his behaviour during and after victory over Seigo Asada in an earlier round, led 3-2 in sets, only for his finishing to desert him when he needed it most. His rival took the match into a decider and won the final set 3-1. Joyce will play world number one…

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