Thursday, April 25, 2019

Birmingham City to be deducted nine points for EFL rule breaches

Birmingham City are in their eighth consecutive season in the ChampionshipBirmingham City have been deducted nine points by the English Football League for breaching profitability and sustainability rules. The sanction sees Blues drop from 13th to 18th in the Championship, five points above the relegation zone with eight games to play. The EFL said Blues…

Euro 2020 qualifier: Kazakhstan v Scotland – Palmer & McBurnie start

Reaction as McLeish's Scotland are humiliated 3-0 in Kazakhstan - Live - BBC Sport Summary Pertsukh lashes Kazakhs into shock lead; Vorogovskiy adds second inside 10 minutes Zainutdinov heads in third just after break Armstrong & Forrest denied by saves Scotland XI: Bain; Palmer, Bates, McKenna, Shinnie; McGinn, McGregor, Armstrong; Forrest, McBurnie, Burke GET INVOLVED…

Sophie Jones: Sheffield United Women forward banned for racial abuse

Sophie Jones joined Sheffield United from local rivals Sheffield FCSheffield United Women forward Sophie Jones has been banned for five games after being found guilty of racially abusing Tottenham player Renee Hector. Hector claimed she "received some monkey noises" from an opponent during a Championship match on 6 January. Jones' contract with United was terminated…

FA Cup: BBC signs new four-year broadcast deal to show competition live

The FA Cup will continue to be broadcast on BBC Sport until 2025FA Cup matches will be shown live on the BBC until 2025 as part of a new four-year broadcast deal with the Football Association. The new agreement - which starts at the beginning of the 2021-22 season - will see BBC Sport continue…

Christchurch mosque shootings: England to pay tribute to New Zealand victims

There was a minute's silence for the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings before the weekend's Six Nations games, but not at Premier League or FA Cup matchesA tribute will be paid to the victims of the Christchurch shootings before England's match against the Czech Republic at Wembley on 22 March. Fifty people died in…

Players Championship: Fleetwood & McIlroy start one behind Rahm – clips & text

Players Championship: Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, Jason Day - BBC Sport Summary Leaders on -13: Tommy Fleetwood, Ollie Schniederjans, Abraham Ancer, Jon Rahm -12: Rory McIlroy, Jim Furyk, Brian Harman Justin Rose among players two off lead on -11 Final round of unofficial 'fifth major' from Sawgrass, Florida In-play clips courtesy of PGA…

Six Nations: England v Scotland build-up – radio and text

England v Scotland live in the Six Nations at Twickenham - BBC Sport Summary Result: England 38-38 Scotland in 11-try match at Twickenham England led 31-0 during first half before Scotland fought back Nowell, Curry, Launchbury & May gave England huge lead Scotland hooker McInally ran in 55m try before break Graham twice, Bradbury, Russell…

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Al Boum Photo claims Gold Cup glory success

Townend described riding for Mullins as 'a privilege'The 12-1 chance Al Boum Photo, ridden by Paul Townend, put in a superb display to give trainer Willie Mullins a first Cheltenham Gold Cup victory. Mullins, the Festival's most successful trainer, had previously finished second six times in the prestigious race. Al Boum Photo had some anxious…

Europa League: Chelsea & Arsenal in action

Europa League: Dynamo Kiev v Chelsea & Arsenal v Rennes - Live - BBC Sport Summary Giroud double & Alonso put Chelsea 6-0 up on aggregate Blues make seven changes from weekend - Hudson-Odoi among starters Arsenal must overturn 3-1 deficit against Rennes (20:00 GMT) Quarter-final draw takes place on Friday Live Reporting Match Stats…

Champions League – Can Liverpool make it four English teams in the last eight?

Champions League - Bayern Munich v Liverpool & Barcelona v Lyon live - Live - BBC Sport Summary Use the play icon to listen to 5 live Sports Extra commentary Both first leg ties finished 0-0 Liverpool aiming to join Man City, Man Utd & Tottenham in last eight Reds make two changes - Milner…
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US ‘to label Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group’

The United States is expected to designate Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organisation, the Wall Street Journal reported citing unnamed officials. The move would mark the first time Washington formally labels another country's military a terrorist group. The decision, which critics warn exposes US military and intelligence officials to similar actions by unfriendly governments abroad, is expected…

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