Manchester United players stop for selfies and sign autographs as they arrive home after Young Boys win

Fans waited at Manchester airport to meet their heroes on Thursday morning. Paul Pogba, who scored twice in Switzerland, was in hot demand as supporters leaned over metal railings to take pictures. United's win over Young Boys is their third in a row since their 3-0 thrashing by Tottenham last month, the last time they played at home. Jose Mourinho […]

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Souths players vow nude FaceTime allegations won't derail their season

At a team meeting on Friday morning, teammates rallied around the high-profile player at the centre of Souths' FaceTime nude pic scandal and expressed concern for his partner. They also made a vow that the drama that had suddenly engulfed them wouldn’t derail their season, starting with Saturday night’s semi-final against St George Illawarra at ANZ Stadium. Focus: The Rabbitohs […]

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Beyond the field: What players in this weekend's Shute Shield final do outside of footy

There is palpable excitement in Ruaridh Mackenzie’s voice as he explains why he doesn’t have to set a 4.30am alarm on Monday morning. “I’ve taken the week off already, just in case we win,” Mackenzie says. “All the guys from work are going to come to the final.” The 23-year-old Warringah Rats back-rower starts work at the crack of dawn […]

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NFL anthem protests: Florida police union offers olive branch to players

Florida police union calls for Dolphins boycott Palm Beach County PBA President John Kazanjian on calls to boycott the Miami Dolphins after players’ anthem protest. A South Florida police union wants to stop the NFL players from kneeling at games and is willing to listen and discuss player hostility toward law enforcement in the United States, even as it calls for […]

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Trump chides NFL players for protests at preseason games

‘NFL players are at it again’ says Trump as he demands they be stripped of pay after players from five teams raise fists, take a knee or leave the field during national anthem president tweeted Friday morning after NFL anthem protests returned Thursday as 24 teams played preseason games Players from the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars […]

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AFL players 'not outside the law of the land': Matthews

AFL great Leigh Matthews has called for the send-off rule to be introduced and says the option is available for police to investigate Andrew Gaff's swinging punch on Andrew Brayshaw. Matthews, the Hawthorn legend and four-time premiership coach with Collingwood and the Brisbane Lions, is the only player in VFL-AFL history to have been charged by police for an on-field […]

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Neeld: I should have given older players more time to prove themselves

Mark Neeld during his time at Essendon. Former Melbourne coach Mark Neeld has admitted he did not give the Demons' experienced players enough of a chance to prove their worth when he took over as coach in 2012. However he rejects the view that the club's decision to make Jack Trengove the youngest captain in the game's history that season […]

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Melbourne Rebels players suspended over fresh allegation of assault

Super Rugby team Melbourne Rebels have found themselves in the midst of more drama, with two of their players suspended indefinitely after allegations the pair were involved in an incident that left a man in hospital. The Rebels have confirmed that rookie players Hunter Paisami and Pone Faamausili have been stood down pending investigations. They have admitted to club management that […]

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