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Amlin Challenge Cup match report: Bath 20 Stade Francais 36:

Bath 20 Stade Francais 36: Bath fury over spit incident as they bow out

PUBLISHED:

15:44 GMT, 6 April 2013

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UPDATED:

20:51 GMT, 6 April 2013

Peter Stringer was furious after being spat at by opposing scrum-half Jerome Fillol as Bath crashed out of Europe.

The Irish No 9 hopes his rival from Stade Francais will be hit with a long ban for the ugly bust-up which he labelled 'the lowest of the lows'.

Claas act: But Michael Claassens' try was not more than a consolation for Bath

Claas act: But Michael Claassens' try was not more than a consolation for Bath

Fillol could face a possible 10-week suspension if found guilty after losing his cool at a ruck.

Stringer, capped 98 times, was clearly upset and asked referee Nigel Owens if he had witnessed the incident.

Down and out: Bath players react to defeat

Down and out: Bath players react to defeat

The Welsh referee did not see Fillol
spit but the citing commissioner will take a dim view and the Frenchman
can expect the book to be thrown at him.

Stringer said: 'It's the lowest of
the lows and has no place on a rugby field. It's out of my hands now but
as it was seen on TV, hopefully it will be dealt with.'

No way through: Tom Biggs is tackled by Stade Francais' Hugo Bonneval

No way through: Tom Biggs is tackled by Stade Francais' Hugo Bonneval

The English challenge in the Amlin
Cup ended as Bath meekly bowed out. Two converted tries from Fijian
winger Waisea Vuidravuwalu and two penalties set up a 20-3 halftime lead
for the visitors.

Bath spent 20 minutes against 14 men
after Rabah Slimani and then Scott Lavalla were sin-binned, allowing
the home side back with a penalty try.

In control: Stade Francais's Jerome Fillol offloads the ball

In control: Stade Francais's Jerome Fillol offloads the ball

But a brace from Hugo Bonneval
stretched Stade's lead. Bath pulled tries back through Michael Claassens
and Jack Cuthbert but it was too late to avoid defeat.

Peter Odemwingie in training ground bust-up with Albion teammate

Wantaway striker Odemwingie in explosive bust-up with Albion teammate over failed move

By
Neil Moxley

PUBLISHED:

23:09 GMT, 8 February 2013

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UPDATED:

23:58 GMT, 8 February 2013

Peter Odemwingie and West Brom team-mate Steven Reid had a fierce bust-up after the Nigeria forward’s aborted move to QPR.

Odemwingie was yesterday fined 75,000 by West Brom after his appearance at Loftus Road on deadline day.

And the striker, 31, confronted Reid in the treatment room at the club’s training ground on Thursday.

Outcast: Peter Odemwingie (right) was summoned back to training during the international break

Outcast: Peter Odemwingie (right) was summoned back to training during the international break

Odemwingie was angered by comments attributed to Reid after last Sunday’s defeat by Spurs in which it was suggested that he would not be made welcome.

But Reid stood his ground, insisting the striker would have to work hard to win over the rest of the team.

Close eye: Steve Clarke watches Odemwingie in training

Close eye: Steve Clarke watches Odemwingie in training

Manager Steve Clarke said: ‘I don’t know what went on. If there has been a row between Steven and Peter, then I’m sure it was an honest row.

‘If you are telling me someone in this building is letting out stories, that fact is more upsetting for me than the fact that Steven and Peter had an exchange of words.’

Anger: West Brom fans are furious with Odemwingie

Anger: West Brom fans are furious with Odemwingie

Anders Lindegaard hails Manchester United team spirit

While City are fighting amongst themselves, Lindegaard claims United's spirit is sky high as they home in on title

By
Graeme Yorke

PUBLISHED:

11:59 GMT, 5 January 2013

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UPDATED:

12:34 GMT, 5 January 2013

Anders Lindegaard believes Manchester United's impressive festive form is down to team spirit – unlike their neighbours across the city.

The Premier League leaders took 10 points from a possible 12 over Christmas and New Year to open up a seven-point gap between themselves and Manchester City.

And while Mario Balotelli was involved in a training ground bust-up with his manager Roberto Mancini, Lindegaard and his United team-mates were reaping the rewards of a positive atmosphere.

All smiles: Anders Lindegaard praised Manchester United's team spirit

All smiles: Anders Lindegaard praised Manchester United's team spirit

'The team spirit is as high as I can remember since I came here [in December 2010],” he told MUTV.

'We have done tremendously well over the Christmas period and picked up some great results, only dropping points against Swansea – which was a game that we should have won in my opinion.

'We have done brilliantly and you can see that in the team spirit as well, people are happy and there’s a good, friendly and funny atmosphere in the locker room. It’s a joy coming into work at the moment.

Flip side: Mario Balotelli clashed with Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini

Flip side: Mario Balotelli clashed with Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini

'Training is not hard work during the Christmas period because we have so many games. We just come in and prepare for the next game and then we go again.

The games are obviously very hard, but the training in itself is not as hard as during other parts of the year.

'Mentally it’s a very hard period and I think the Christmas programme this year has been tougher than others while I’ve been at United.

At home: Dane Lindegaard is content at the Premier League club

At home: Dane Lindegaard is content at the Premier League club

But it’s a good feeling to come out after New Year’s Day with a lot of good results, a good atmosphere and sitting at the top of the table. We can now focus on the next games and getting more good results.'

Paolo Di Canio furious after Swindon lose to Macceslfield

I want to fine my players! Di Canio fumes after Swindon crash to Macclesfield

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UPDATED:

21:34 GMT, 3 November 2012

Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio wants to dock the wages of his players after they slumped to a home defeat by Blue Square Bet Premier side Macclesfield.

Di Canio, furious at the way his team were defeated by second-half goals from Tony Diagne and Swindon substitute Louis Thompson, who put into his own net, will also have his squad in for Sunday morning training — starting at 7.30am.

Di Canio could hardly believe it was the same set of players who, four days before, had only just lost to Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup.

Fury: Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio was frustrated after his side's defeat

Fury: Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio was frustrated after his side's defeat

Swindon had defender Aden Flint sent off for a two-footed lunge in the 63rd minute soon after dogged Macclesfield had taken the lead.

Di Canio said: ‘I would like to fine my players, but it may not be possible because they have too much protection.

‘When I tell players they are average they get angry, but that was the case here. Now the club has to say sorry to everybody because they have damaged themselves.

‘For three days after Villa I was happy. Now I am angry. On Sunday at 7.30am we will be training at Liddington and Di Canio will be the first to arrive.

‘I know how to manage my players. Sometimes they think they are Barcelona players, but they are not.’

It is not the first time Di Canio has lost his cool during his colourful 18-month reign at the County Ground.

He had a bust-up with his own striker Leon Clarke on the pitch and in the tunnel after a League Cup defeat by Southampton last season. And this term he launched an astonishing rant at keeper Wes Foderingham after hauling him off just 21 minutes into a 4-1 defeat by Preston.

Swindon, who knocked Stoke out of the Capital One Cup, made six changes from the team beaten by Villa, but were hardly recognisable.

Off and running: Macclesfield's Tony Diagne scores his sides first goal

Off and running: Macclesfield's Tony Diagne scores his sides first goal

Macclesfield goalkeeper Lance Cronin made good saves from Raffa de Vita, Andy Williams and Gary Roberts, but Swindon paid for their wastefulness. Diagne put Macclesfield ahead with a 35-yard free-kick into the top corner after 63 minutes.

And victory was sealed when Swindon’s debutant substitute Thompson scored an own goal, his 30-yard back pass under pressure eluding goalkeeper Foderingham.

Macclesfield boss Steve King said: ‘This is massive for us and our fans. Look at the gulf between the clubs.

‘Last year we were in the same division but now they are looking to get into the Championship. Days like this you can only dream about and we will all savour it while we can. I am proud of the team and my players because they gave me everything.

‘We came under a lot of early pressure but held out and, once we went ahead, I felt we were the better team and I had no doubts we would go on and win.

‘We can think about getting to the third round and perhaps Manchester United away, but just to get to the second round is an achievement.’

Brian McDermott denies Danny Guthrie bust-up reports

Under-fire Reading boss McDermott denies reports of Guthrie bust-up

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UPDATED:

12:04 GMT, 29 October 2012

Reading boss Brian McDermott denied reports of a bust-up with Danny Guthrie after dropping the midfielder for the 3-3 draw with Fulham.

McDermott rubbished suggestions Guthrie had been told to stay away from the club's training ground following his reaction to being left out ahead of Saturday's clash at the Madejski Stadium.

The Royals manager confirmed he and Guthrie had spoken about the 25-year-old's exclusion from the squad but insisted there were no heated words exchanged.

There's no problem here: McDermott has denied falling out with Guthrie

There's no problem here: McDermott has denied falling out with Guthrie

McDermott said this morning: 'There's no bust-up. He wasn't selected to play for the game.

'So, I don't know where the reports are coming from. Danny was training yesterday.'

Insisting he also expected Guthrie to train on Monday, he added: 'I try to have a conversation with the players that are not involved and I did have a conversation with him.'

Asked if Guthrie, who joined Reading from Newcastle this summer, had been upset by his axing, McDermott said: 'Listen, if players are not in the side at this football club, they support the players that are in the side – that's what's got to happen.

'You get paid to play when you're selected. And when you're not selected, support the players that are playing.

'That's what we've had over a long, long period of time. That's the culture of this football club.'

Dropped: Guthrie was training as usual after being overlooked for Fulham clash

Dropped: Guthrie was training as usual after being overlooked for Fulham clash

World Twenty20 2012: Nasser Hussain – England must not slog or bust against Sri Lanka

This is not a game for slog or bust… England expects

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UPDATED:

21:00 GMT, 30 September 2012

Where New Zealand were very orthodox, Sri Lanka will be the opposite with the ball.

Lasith Malinga will bowl everything at England except length while Ajantha Mendis is a devilishly difficult proposition in his home conditions, particularly against batsmen who haven’t faced him much before.

England must not rely on slog or bust. It’s so hard when you are not sure which way the ball is turning.

Dangerman: Malinga is a threat to England's batsmen

Dangerman: Malinga is a threat to England's batsmen

Test at the top

England can take encouragement from the fact that Sri Lanka are a top-heavy team with the bat.

Tillekeratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara are a fantastic top three. But if England can make early breakthroughs, particularly through the excellent Steven Finn, they have a brittle middle order.

The drop off to Jeevan Mendis is huge.

Top performers: Jayawardene (left) and Sangakkara (right)

Top performers: Jayawardene (left) and Sangakkara (right)

Be prepared

England have played in front of small, quiet crowds up to now but that is about to change.

Pallekele will be a real cauldron and England must not be overwhelmed by the intensity of the occasion.

Come through this and it would stand them in good stead for the semi-finals.

EXCLUSIVE: Sir Alex Ferguson fumes at Nani after winger punches reserve midfielder Davide Petrucci

EXCLUSIVE: Ferguson fumes at Nani after winger punches reserve midfielder Petrucci

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UPDATED:

23:04 GMT, 28 September 2012

Nani has moved a step closer to the Old Trafford exit after an incident which ended with him landing a blow on a young Manchester United team-mate.

Words were exchanged between Nani and reserve team midfielder Davide Petrucci after a training ground challenge at Carrington.

Nani later called the 20-year-old Italian over in the gym and the rest of the squad thought the pair would talk through their differences, but they were said to be stunned when Nani appeared to land a punch on Petrucci.

Bust up: Nani is believed to have struck United team-mate Davide Petrucci

Bust up: Nani is believed to have struck United team-mate Davide Petrucci

Other players quickly stepped in to prevent further trouble.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is still said to be considering what disciplinary action to take against the frustrated Portugal winger, who was hauled off at half-time against Liverpool last week following an abject first-half performance.

Ferguson is believed to be fuming over the incident, which took place earlier this week and will only harden his resolve to offload Nani at the first opportunity.

A 25million deal to sell him to Zenit St Petersburg in the summer fell through because his 'unreal' wage demands put off the Russian club.

It is believed that Nani wants to run down his contract, which has almost two years left, after United refused his request for a new deal worth 130,000 a week.

Row: Nani was upset with Davide Petrucci (pictured) at Manchester United's training ground in Carrington

Row: Nani was upset with Davide Petrucci (pictured) at Manchester United's training ground in Carrington

Unhappy: Nani was said to be annoyed with his team-mate over a challenge during training

Unhappy: Nani was said to be annoyed with his team-mate over a challenge during training

Unhappy: Nani was said to be annoyed with his team-mate over a challenge during training at Carrington

The 25-year-old has cut an increasingly frustrated figure, having failed to make any impression this season.

He was booked less than two minutes into United's first game of the season at Everton and then upset Ferguson by missing a penalty against Galatasaray last week.

He is expected to be in the squad to face Tottenham today but only because first-choice right winger Antonio Valencia has been ruled out with an ankle injury.

The Valencia blow adds to United's problems after captain Nemanja Vidic was ruled out for eight weeks following more surgery on his injured right knee.

'I don't think Nemanja was ever 100 per cent,' said Ferguson. 'I noticed a couple of times in training that he was limping and then he started feeling tightness in his knee.

The main operation was to correct the cruciate ligament but there is always the danger that the cartilage is also damaged and that was the case.'

Sportsmail contacted United on Friday night but they declined to comment.

Raging: Sir Alex Ferguson is believed to be fuming at the Portugal international over the incident

Raging: Sir Alex Ferguson is believed to be fuming at the Portugal international over the incident

Angered: Ferguson was already frustrated with Nani after he missed a penalty against Galatasaray

Angered: Ferguson was already frustrated with Nani after he missed a penalty against Galatasaray

Nile Ranger arrested for criminal damage at ex-girlfriend"s flat

Newcastle star Ranger to appear in court following arrest for criminal damage at ex-girlfriend's flat

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UPDATED:

08:55 GMT, 24 September 2012

Newcastle striker Nile Ranger has been charged with criminal damage after a bust-up at his former girlfriend’s flat on Sunday.

Police were alerted to reports of a row at around 5.30am.

They found the front door in Enfield, North London, had been smashed off its hinges.

Court date: Nile Ranger is set to be in court for criminal damage

Court date: Nile Ranger is set to be in court for criminal damage

The 21-year-old striker was arrested at the scene.

His black Range Rover, which has his nickname, Power Ranger, on the doors, is believed to have been parked nearby.

A source told The Sun: 'The front door was smashed down. It was flat on the floor. A man was heard shouting ‘I love you’.

'Police found a girl in the flat who was very scared.'

Police said Ranger would appear at Enfield Magistrates Court on Monday.

Shanaze Reade finishes sixth in BMX final – London 2012 Olympics

They didn't Reade the script…. Woe for BMX pair after falling short on medals

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UPDATED:

15:53 GMT, 10 August 2012

Shanaze Reade finished sixth in the Olympic BMX final at London 2012 as Colombia's Mariana Pajon triumphed.

With Prime Minister David Cameron, his wife Samantha, Chancellor George Osborne and David Beckham all among the 6,000 crowd at the Velopark, Reade started poorly and could not recover as Pajon won, with Sarah Walker of New Zealand second and Laura Smulders of Holland third.

No joy in sixth: Reade will be disappointed after missing out on a medal

No joy in sixth: Reade (second from left) will be disappointed after missing out on a medal

Reade crashed out of the 2008 Olympic
final in attempting a gold-medal-or-bust manoeuvre and was among the
favourites in London.

There was one run in the final and Reade was never in contention for the top place on the podium.

There was more disappointment for Team GB when Liam Phillips crashed during his final.

More to follow…

Portsmouth set to exit administration

Portsmouth set to exit administration as ex-owner's takeover bid is accepted

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UPDATED:

12:16 GMT, 8 June 2012

Portsmouth are a step closer to coming out of administration after former owner Balram Chainrai's offer to take over at Fratton Park again was accepted.

Administrator Trevor Birch has sent proposals for a Company Voluntary Agreement which will see the club's creditors initially offered approximately 2p in the pound.

Chainrai's previous spell in charge of Pompey ended when he sold the club to Convers Sports Initiatives at the end of the 2010/11 season.

Administration: The Fratton Park club have been relegated to League One

Administration: The Fratton Park club have been relegated to League One

CSI went into administration that November and Pompey followed suit in February, costing them a 10-point penalty which saw them relegated to League One.

Chainrai recently told administrators he would only step in as a last resort to prevent the club from going bust, but with no other acceptable offers forthcoming Birch has turned to the Hong Kong-based businessman's company Portpin.

Birch said: 'We have written to all of the club's creditors to inform them of the CVA proposals, which are based on an offer made by Balram Chainrai's Portpin.

Accepted: Chainrai's offer to take over at Fratton Park again was accepted

Accepted: Chainrai's offer to take over at Fratton Park again was accepted

'We believe that these proposals are likely to give the best possible deal for creditors and provide the most realistic opportunity for protecting the club's financial position going forward and avoid liquidation.

'There has been a considerable amount of interest in the club over the past few months but nobody has been able to prove their ability and willingness to complete on a purchase other than Portpin.'

The club's creditors have been invited to vote on the proposals on June 25 and if the CVA is accepted, Chainrai could be back in charge before the start of next season.

Chainrai said: 'I would urge all creditors entitled to vote on the CVA to follow the recommendation of the club's administrators and vote in favour of the CVA, so as to help save the club and get it back to the position that it should be in.'