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FA gives Manchester rivals until Wednesday to explain Old Trafford fracas

The Football Association has given Manchester United and Manchester City until Wednesday to reply to a request for observations following reports of ugly scenes after City’s 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

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5 of football’s furious tunnel bust-ups

Jose Mourinho is not the first Manchester United manager to be involved in a tunnel incident – in fact he follows in the footsteps of the great Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will face Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League (Nigel French/Empics)

Chelsea need to produce extra effort to have chance of beating Barcelona – Conte

Head coach Antonio Conte insists Chelsea must be positive about the Champions League draw which sees his side face five-times European champions Barcelona.

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Arsene Wenger will take his Arsenal team to face Swedish side Ostersund (Martin Rickett/PA)

Arsenal play Ostersund and Celtic face Zenit St Petersburg in Europa League

Arsenal will face Ostersund and their English manager Graham Potter in the last 32 of the Europa League.

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Jurgen Klopp saw his side draw 1-1 with Everton on Sunday (Tim Goode/PA)

Jurgen Klopp stands by selection policy after Merseyside derby draw

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will continue his squad rotation policy and is happy to shoulder the blame when the team does not win.

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Olympic champion Adam Peaty feels 2017 has been ‘much better year’ than 2016

After his trailblazing Olympic exploits in 2016, it is quite something to hear Adam Peaty say 2017 was more successful as he aims to get even better.

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Olivier Giroud netted the equaliser at St Mary's  (Adam Davy/PA)

Jack Wilshere says Giroud’s lack of starts highlights Arsenal squad strength

Jack Wilshere believes Arsenal demonstrated their strength in depth against Southampton as substitute Olivier Giroud’s late leveller earned them a 1-1 draw.

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England batsman Ben Duckett has been suspended for pouring a drink over James Anderson (Adam Davy/PA)

Ben Duckett suspended and given final warning following incident in Perth bar

Ben Duckett is to remain with the England Lions tour of Australia but will play no further part in any remaining matches and has received a final written warning over his conduct.

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Victor Oladipo pours in the points as Indiana Pacers see off Denver Nuggets

Victor Oladipo scored a career-best 47 points to help power the Indiana Pacers to a 126-116 win over the Denver Nuggets.

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Everton's players celebrate their equaliser (Peter Byrne/PA)

Wayne Rooney’s penalty earns a point for Everton at Liverpool

Wayne Rooney’s first Merseyside derby goal earned Everton a 1-1 draw at Anfield as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s selection gamble backfired.

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Horses in a field in Cloughoge, Newry

Racing disrupted by snow and frost

The National Hunt meeting at Uttoxeter on Tuesday has been abandoned as the wintry weather continues to disrupt the racing programme.

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Pittsburgh Steelers secure AFC North title in dramatic fashion

The Pittsburgh Steelers clinched the AFC North title with a nail-biting 39-38 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

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Sport ? 2014 Commonwealth Games ? Day Two

Dani Rowe aiming for Commonwealth Games selection with Wales

Dani Rowe has announced her intention to switch allegiances from England to Wales at the Commonwealth Games.

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Gareth Bale has reportedly agreed terms to leave Real Madrid next summer. The Daily Mail says reports in Spain suggest the forward reached an agreement during a meeting between president Florentino Perez and his agent Jonathan Barnett. The paper says Manchester United and his former club Tottenham are the front-runners to sign him in a return to the Premier League.

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Nicolas Otamendi, right, volleyed home a second-half winner (Mike Egerton/Empics)

Premier League leaders Manchester City open up 11-point gap after derby triumph

Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City opened up an eye-watering double-digit lead over rivals Manchester United after Nicolas Otamendi fired Pep Guardiola’s men to derby victory.

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Olivier Giroud denied Saints (Adam Davy/PA)

Olivier Giroud salvages late point for Arsenal

Olivier Giroud climbed off the bench to rescue a point for Arsenal in a 1-1 draw at Southampton.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O’Sullivan claims sixth UK Championship title and earns share of records

Ronnie O’Sullivan grabbed a share of two of snooker’s great records as he landed his sixth Betway UK Championship title in stunning fashion.

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Harry Kane

Kane and Pochettino insist Spurs fear no team in Champions League

Harry Kane and Mauricio Pochettino have both declared that Tottenham want to play the best teams the Champions League has to offer.

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Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to regain their five point lead at the top of LaLiga on Sunday night

Barca restore five-point lead at summit after beating Villarreal

Barcelona seized on the second-half dismissal of Dani Raba to beat Villarreal 2-0 and restore their five-point lead at the top of LaLiga on Sunday night.

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Pep Guardiola

Man City boss Guardiola unfazed by possibility of suspension over yellow ribbon

Pep Guardiola intends to continue wearing a yellow ribbon in support of imprisoned Catalan politicians.

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