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FA chief Martin Glenn reveals he sought out black woman to lead Sampson inquiry

Martin Glenn, the Football Association’s under-fire chief executive, has revealed that a black woman was deliberately chosen by the governing body to investigate racist allegations surrounding former England Women’s manager Mark Sampson.

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Singapore Grand Prix (Yong Teck Lim/AP/PA)

Lewis Hamilton grateful to see rival Sebastian Vettel making mistakes

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he is grateful that Sebastian Vettel’s weaknesses have been exposed this season in the wake of the Ferrari driver’s catastrophic crash in Singapore.

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Antonio Conte, left, has wished Diego Costa, right, well (Nick Potts/PA)

Antonio Conte thanks Diego Costa for Chelsea contribution

Head coach Antonio Conte thanked Diego Costa for his contribution at Chelsea on Friday, but declined to discuss the fractious conclusion to the striker’s spell at Stamford Bridge.

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Jurgen Klopp's side have struggled in recent weeks (Martin Rickett/PA)

Jurgen Klopp still craves free-flowing football despite defensive deficiencies

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will encourage his players to continue being their normal, attacking selves as he seeks to end a run of four matches without a win.

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Marcelo has suffered an injury blow (Paul White/AP/PA)

Real Madrid defender Marcelo faces month on sidelines

Real Madrid could be without defender Marcelo for a month due to a leg injury.

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Atletico Madrid have agreed terms with Chelsea to re-sign former striker Diego Costa (Mike Egerton/PA)

Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid for transfer of Diego Costa

Diego Costa’s protracted return to Atletico Madrid after three years at Chelsea is almost complete after terms were agreed over the striker’s transfer.

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Scott Brown has a warning for Rangers ( Jane Barlow/PA)

Scott Brown warns Rangers that Celtic are stronger

Skipper Scott Brown sent out a warning to Rangers by claiming Celtic have improved since their comprehensive 5-1 victory at Ibrox.

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Anthony Martial scored again on Wednesday (Martin Rickett/PA)

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho: Happiness key to Anthony Martial’s upturn in form

Jose Mourinho has been as impressed by Anthony Martial’s attitude as the Manchester United forward’s upturn in performances.

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Pep Guardiola is not a fan of the League Cup (David Davies/PA)

Pep Guardiola: League Cup can be a waste of energy

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes English clubs might be better without the “wasted energy” of a League Cup campaign.

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Wes Foderingham helped Rangers beat Celtic in the 2016 League Cup semi-final (Danny Lawson/PA)

Rangers’ Wes Foderingham: Last time we beat Celtic they were not a great side

Wes Foderingham admits the last Celtic team his Rangers side managed to beat were “not a great side”.

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Rain ruled in Nottingham (Mike Egerton/PA)

Second ODI between England and West Indies washed out at Trent Bridge

Rain wiped out all but 10 minutes of England’s second Royal London Series match which ended in a no-result against West Indies at Trent Bridge.

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Alexis Sanchez could be on his way out of the Premier League (John Walton/PA)

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Manchester City could see their bid for Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez overtaken by Paris St Germain, according to the Sun. Following an unsuccessful £60million attempt in the previous transfer window, City could lose out again as the Ligue 1 side look prepared to give the Chilean a generous signing-on fee and wages above City’s £275,000-a-week offer, the paper says.

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Michael Carberry has secured a permanent move to Leicestershire (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Former England opener Michael Carberry signs for Leicestershire

Leicestershire have announced the permanent signing of former England opener Michael Carberry from Hampshire on a two-year contract.

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Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward revealed the club's increase in revenue (Mike Egerton/Empics)

Ed Woodward expects Amazon and Facebook to bid for Premier League rights

The likes of Amazon and Facebook will “absolutely” enter the bidding war when the next round of television rights come up for tender, according to Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

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Alex Walmsley helped St Helens to the brink of the semi-finals (Martin Rickett/PA)

St Helens beat Salford to all but secure their place in Super League’s play-offs

Substitute forward Alex Walmsley grabbed two tries as St Helens overcame 12-man Salford 30-4 to effectively seal their place in the Betfred Super League semi-finals.

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Jonathan Joseph has been left out of the England squad (David Davies/PA)

Joseph, Kruis, Sinckler and Haskell left out of England training camp squad

Jonathan Joseph is among four British and Irish Lions omitted from England’s squad for their three-day training camp in Oxford.

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Joe Root celebrates the 2015 Ashes win over Australia (Philip Brown/PA)

England to name eagerly-anticipated Ashes squad on September 27

England have confirmed they will name their squad for this winter’s Ashes at The Oval next week.

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Garry Lo will play at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle from next season (Nigel French/Empics)

Garry Lo gets Super League opportunity with Castleford

Castleford have made Papua New Guinea international Garry Lo their second signing for 2018.

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Eric Dier has shown his versatility for Tottenham (Nick Potts/PA)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino urges Eric Dier to nail down best position

Mauricio Pochettino has challenged Eric Dier to prove he is indispensable in one position if he wants to avoid being used as both a defender and midfielder at Tottenham.

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Alexis Sanchez was a surprise starter as Arsenal hosted Doncaster in the Carabao Cup (John Walton/PA)

Wenger denies making example of Arsenal forward Sanchez

Arsene Wenger insists there is no ulterior motive to starting Alexis Sanchez in minor competitions and leaving him out of Arsenal’s Premier League side.

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