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Chase banned for two years by UK Anti-Doping after testing positive for cocaine

Widnes half-back Rangi Chase has been banned for two years after testing positive for cocaine.

Wayne Rooney and his Everton team-mates stand dejected after conceding the second goal (Peter Byrne/PA)

Everton continue to slide as five-star Atalanta serve up Europa League hammering

Everton’s season – like their search for a manager – continues to drift apparently rudderless after an insipid display in the 5-1 defeat against Atalanta.

James Vince hit his maiden Test half-century for England before falling for 83 (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Ashes day one – story of the match

James Vince blunted the much-hyped Australia attack but fell foul of England’s new number one enemy Nathan Lyon just when he was all set to tame the Gabba on day one of the Ashes.

A campaign by Ebbsfleet United helped raise money for Prostate Cancer UK with a special edition 'Mambo No5' shirt

Lou Bega loves Ebbsfleet’s own Mambo No5

Ebbsfleet United finally made defender Yado Mambo their honorary number five – and after becoming the talk of Twitter to help raise more than £1,500 to help the fight against Prostate Cancer, it could even end up with Lou Bega making a trip to Stonebridge Road.

Romelu Lukaku has provided 70 points for his managers

Romelu Lukaku losing popularity in Fantasy Premier League

Romelu Lukaku’s reign as Fantasy Premier League’s must-have player could soon come to an end.

Neymar celebrates scoring his second goal of the night (Adam Davy/Empics)

Paris St Germain outclass Celtic in seven-goal rout

Celtic suffered another night of European anguish against Paris St Germain in a 7-1 thrashing in the Parc des Princes.

Sehrou Guirassy scores the only goal from the penalty spot ( John Walton/Empics)

Arsenal to top Europa League group despite defeat in Cologne

Arsenal fell to defeat at Cologne on Thursday night but will still progress into the knockout stages of the Europa League as Group H winners.

England's James Vince walks off dejected after being run out by Nathan Lyon ( Jason O'Brien/PA Wire)

Vince helps England make solid start before Lyon strikes in Ashes opener

James Vince blunted the much-hyped Australia attack but fell foul of England’s new number one enemy Nathan Lyon just when he was all set to tame the Gabba on day one of the Ashes.

Manchester Arena Boxing

Tyson Fury reveals bloated torso after training with Ricky Hatton

Tyson Fury showed he still has some way to go before the prospect of a mouthwatering showdown with Anthony Joshua becomes a reality after revealing his bloated torso on social media.

Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham Hotspur ? UEFA Champions League ? Group H ? Signal Iduna Park

Harry Kane says Spurs fear no-one in Europe

Harry Kane claims Tottenham now fear no-one in the Champions League and says they relish taking down Europe’s biggest clubs.

Lewis Hamilton File Photo

Hamilton and Vettel trade playful jibes ahead of F1 season finale

Lewis Hamilton aimed a jibe at Sebastian Vettel after the German joked his rival did not have to overtake anyone en route to winning his fourth world championship.

Oumar Niasse

Hodgson feels vindicated over Niasse diving ban

Roy Hodgson feels vindicated by the two-match ban dished out to Everton striker Oumar Niasse for diving but admits it does not help Crystal Palace’s cause.

Jack Kennedy celebrates after winning aboard Outlander at Down Royal

Jack Kennedy expecting Outlander to thrive on Betfair Chase mission

Jack Kennedy is confident testing conditions will hold no fears for Outlander in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday.

British and Irish Lions Training Session ? Beetham Park

Hamstring injury sidelines Robbie Henshaw for Ireland clash against Argentina

Ireland must face Argentina without midfield linchpin Robbie Henshaw after the British and Irish Lions centre suffered a hamstring strain in training.

Mauricio Pochettino

‘I am the boss’ says Pochettino as he plays down Rose’s derby anger

Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated that he is the boss at Tottenham but is pleased Danny Rose showed emotion after missing out on last weekend’s north London derby.

Wales coach Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland thinks exposure to the All Blacks on Lions duty will help Wales

Warren Gatland believes Wales’ players will benefit from regular exposure against New Zealand as they prepare to tackle the world champions on Saturday.

Manchester United v Burton Albion ? Carabao Cup ? Third Round ? Old Trafford

Daley Blind confident Manchester United will bounce back from Basel loss

Daley Blind is confident Manchester United will bounce back from their shock, last-gasp Champions League defeat at Basel.

Grant Gilchrist

Returning Scotland lock Grant Gilchrist raring to go against Australia

Injuries may have stalled the career of Grant Gilchrist, but the Scotland second-row forward is raring to go against Australia on Saturday.

Danielle Carter

Rachel Yankey backs Danielle Carter to make impact both on and off the field

England striker Danielle Carter has been backed to make a major impact off the field as the crisis-hit Football Association targets cultural change.

David Luiz

Cahill backs Luiz to set a good example as Blues prepare for Liverpool test

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill believes David Luiz can set a good example for Andreas Christensen – to the benefit of the Blues.

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