Canada book last 16 place as Nichelle Prince caps win over New Zealand


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Canada booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup with a 2-0 win over New Zealand at the Stade des Alpes. Captain Christine Sinclair had hit the crossbar during the first half before Jessie Fleming broke the deadlock soon after the restart in Grenoble.

Nichelle Prince capped an impressive individual display when she knocked in a second late on from close range after Sinclair’s header came back off the post.

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West Brom appoint Slaven Bilic as manager on two-year contract


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• Former West Ham manager gets job at Championship club
• Club determined to return to Premier League, Bilic saysSlaven Bilic has been named as the manager of West Brom, the Championship club have announced. The former West Ham and Croatia manager has agreed a two-year contract with Albion, who reached the Championship play-off semi-finals last season.

They were led there by Jimmy Shan, who took interim charge after Darren Moore was sacked in March.

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Premier League fixtures 2019-20: Manchester United host Chelsea on opening weekend


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• Manchester City start the defence of their title at West Ham
• Liverpool play opening match of season at home to Norwich

Manchester City will start the defence of their Premier League title at West Ham. The 2019-20 fixtures, announced on Thursday morning, handed Pep Guardiola’s team an opening match at a venue which has proved to be productive for them since 2017.

City, who have won successive Premier League titles, have picked up three points in east London in the last three seasons – scoring four goals on each occasion.

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Middlesbrough name Jonathan Woodgate as manager


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Euro 2020: Republic of Ireland complete lacklustre victory over Gibraltar


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• An own goal and Brady’s late effort keep Republic top of group
• Czech Republic now level with England at head of Group A

Joseph Chipolina’s own goal and a late effort from Robbie Brady handed the Republic of Ireland a Euro 2020 qualifying victory over Gibraltar.

On a night when 36,281 turned up at the Aviva Stadium hoping for a goal-fest, Mick McCarthy’s men needed a stroke of good fortune to set them on their way to three points courtesy of a 2-0 win which keeps them at the top of Group D with 10 points from their opening four games.

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Kim Little urges Scotland to show natural ability at Women’s World Cup


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• Arsenal midfielder says team learned from defeat by England
• Scotland face Japan in Rennes on Friday in Group DKim Little feels that Scotland showed signs of the ability they possess in their 2-1 defeat by England in their World Cup opener .

Scotland, making their first ever appearance at the finals, had little joy in the first half in Nice as England dominated and went 2-0 up but things were different after the interval and Shelley Kerr’s side set up a tense finish when Claire Emslie scored with just over 10 minutes to go.

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Justin Edinburgh, Leyton Orient manager, dies aged 49


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  • Former player suffered cardiac arrest last Monday
  • Orient: ‘We are completely heartbroken by this tragedy’

The Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh has died at the age of 49 after suffering a cardiac arrest last Monday.

The club announced Edinburgh’s death in a statement, saying the former Tottenham defender died on Saturday.

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Nigel Adkins leaves Hull City, saying ‘futures are not aligned’


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  • Tigers finished 13th in the Championship last season
  • Adkins and club had held month of talks over a deal

Hull City are on the hunt for a new manager after Nigel Adkins decided to turn down their offer of a new contract.

Adkins said in a statement that his and the club’s futures were “not aligned” after a month of talks over extending his deal, which ends on 30 June.

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Transfer roundup: Aston Villa snap up Jota from Birmingham City


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  • Attacker reunited with manager Dean Smith
  • Bayern deny making bid for City’s Leroy Sané

Aston Villa have signed Jota from rivals Birmingham for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old Spanish attacker has signed a two-year contract with the Premier League club. He is reunited at Villa Park with Dean Smith, who was also his manager at Brentford.

“He’s a superb, talented player and Birmingham signed him as their record transfer,” said the Villa manager. “I’m really happy to have him back working with us. He’s got great ability, great balance and a great eye for both goals and assists.”

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Nations League: Portugal’s Bernardo Silva aims to end season on a high


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• Silva’s side face Switzerland in first semi-final on Wednesday
• ‘It would be brilliant to finish season with a title with Portugal’Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva wants to end a memorable season with a bang by helping Portugal win the Nations League final.

The 24-year-old shone during his second season at the Etihad Stadium, with his interplay and impact in front of goal seeing him named in the PFA Team of the Year.

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Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh in hospital after falling ill


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  • 49-year-old in hospital after being ‘taken ill unexpectedly’
  • Edinburgh guided Orient back into Football League last season

The Leyton Orient manager, Justin Edinburgh, is in hospital after unexpectedly falling ill on Monday morning. The club have released no further details on the condition of the 49-year-old former Tottenham defender.

An Orient statement read: “Leyton Orient can confirm head coach Justin Edinburgh was taken to a local hospital on Monday morning after being taken ill unexpectedly. The club will be making no further comment at this time and requests that the family’s privacy is respected.”

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José Antonio Reyes, former Arsenal and Spain player, dies in car accident aged 35


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  • Forward’s former club Sevilla confirm death of ‘beloved star’
  • Thierry Henry and Sergio Ramos among those to pay tribute

Tributes have poured in for José Antonio Reyes after the news that the former Arsenal, Sevilla and Spain forward has died in a car accident at the age of 35.

“We couldn’t be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace,” the Spanish club tweeted. Thierry Henry and Sergio Ramos are among the teammates to express their shock and sadness at the news.

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Antonio Conte excited for ‘new chapter’ after being appointed Inter head coach


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  • Former Chelsea manager replaces Luciano Spalletti
  • Neil Lennon appointed permanent Celtic manager

Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been appointed head coach at Internazionale, the Serie A side have announced.

The 49-year-old returns to management having been sacked by the Blues at the end of the 2017-18 season.

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Antonio Conte excited for ‘new chapter’ after being appointed Inter head coach


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  • Former Chelsea manager replaces Luciano Spalletti
  • Neil Lennon appointed permanent Celtic manager

Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been appointed head coach at Internazionale, the Serie A side have announced.

The 49-year-old returns to management having been sacked by the Blues at the end of the 2017-18 season.

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Uefa investigates claims turnstiles were opened in Baku to fill empty seats


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• Local officials alleged to have taken action against Uefa wishes
• Governing body looking into it with stadium authoritiesUefa is investigating claims that local officials opened the turnstiles at Baku’s Olympic Stadium during the Europa League final on Wednesday because of embarrassing pictures of empty seats.

A lack of direct flights, the price of charter options and the usual concerns about high ticket prices and accommodation costs resulted in Chelsea and Arsenal returning around half of their 6,000-ticket allocations.

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Uefa investigates claims turnstiles were opened in Baku to fill empty seats


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• Local officials alleged to have taken action against Uefa wishes
• Governing body looking into it with stadium authoritiesUefa is investigating claims that local officials opened the turnstiles at Baku’s Olympic Stadium during the Europa League final on Wednesday because of embarrassing pictures of empty seats.

A lack of direct flights, the price of charter options and the usual concerns about high ticket prices and accommodation costs resulted in Chelsea and Arsenal returning around half of their 6,000-ticket allocations.

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Sergio Ramos to stay with Real Madrid despite claim of offer from China


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Gennaro Gattuso leaves Milan but tells club not to pay him for rest of contract


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• Former midfielder ends spell as Milan head coach
• ‘My story with Milan can never be a question of money’Gennaro Gattuso has announced he is leaving his role as Milan head coach. The Rossoneri missed out on Champions League qualification on Sunday despite a season-ending 3-2 victory against SPAL.

Gattuso, whose contract runs until 2021, has confirmed he is leaving the club and the former Milan midfielder will not be taking any compensation.

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Coventry City announce groundshare agreement is in place for next season


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• Club says agreement is backup plan if Ricoh Arena deal fails
• Birmingham’s St Andrew’s ground is one reported possibilityCoventry City have announced that they have reached a groundshare agreement for next season, in case they fail to agree a deal to remain at the Ricoh Arena.

An EFL extraordinary general meeting to discuss the club’s future planned for 29 May has been cancelled, with the club still hoping to agree a deal with Wasps to stay at their current home.

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Harry Hood, former Celtic striker with ‘the X factor’, dies aged 74


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• Hood scored 123 goals in 310 games for Celtic from 1969-76
• Honours included six league titles and four Scottish CupsThe former Celtic striker Harry Hood has died at the age of 74, the club have confirmed.

Hood scored 123 goals in 310 games for Celtic from 1969 to 1976 after moving from Clyde, where he played either side of a spell at Sunderland.

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