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11 August 2020 0

Champions League: Linfield game off over Kosovan opponents’ Covid-19 issues

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Linfield led the Irish Premiership table when the season was halted in March and were declared champions in late June

Linfield's Champions League preliminary round tie with FC Drita was postponed just over an hour before kick-off after a second player from the Kosovan side tested positive for Covid-19.

Uefa regulations for this season's Covid-19 affected competition suggest that Drita may now forfeit the tie.

A Uefa statement said that …

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Celtic: ‘Very difficult’ for Boli Bolingoli to be accepted back

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'It's a total betrayal of trust' - Lennon on Bolingoli

It will be "very difficult" for Boli Bolingoli to be accepted back into the Celtic dressing room, says "livid" manager Neil Lennon.

The defender's Covid-19 rules breach has led to the postponement of Celtic's next two Scottish Premiership fixtures.

Lennon says that is a "fair" punishment after Bolingoli did not quarantine following a trip to Spain last week and then …

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Villa preparing bid for Watkins

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Bees value striker at £25m; Villa also keen on his team-mate Said Benrahma, who is also valued at £25m

Last Updated: 11/08/20 3:39pm

Aston Villa are preparing an opening bid for Brentford striker Ollie Watkins, though they are likely to face competition for his signature.

A new striker is top of Villa's shopping list this transfer window and manager Dean Smith, who

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Celtic & Aberdeen’s Scottish Premiership games off after Covid breach

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Boli Bolingoli said he was "guilty of an error of judgement" after flying to Spain

Celtic and Aberdeen have had their next two Scottish Premiership matches postponed after their players broke lockdown rules.

Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded the cancellation after Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli flew to Spain, failed to quarantine, then played in a match.

Ms Sturgeon said this was a "flagrant breach" of the guidelines, while Celtic …

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Champions League quarter-finals: Pick your favourite last-eight tie

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It may be August and not April but rejoice and be thankful - the Champions League has reached the quarter-final stage.

The competition regularly produces brilliant match-ups at this stage, and this year's mini knockout tournament in Portugal means it could be even more special.

But what are your favourite last-eight ties of the past 20 years or so? We've looked back and picked out a top 10 for you …

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Champions League: The rules players are following during ‘final eight’ in Lisbon

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Manchester City's players arrived in Portugal on Monday

Uefa's solution to a Champions League competition disrupted by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic is a 'final eight' knockout tournament played across 12 days in Lisbon.

Football's reputation is at stake and, according to Europe's governing body, the staging of future international matches if protocols are not followed.

in Lisbon, all eight teams and their officials, including Premier League side Manchester …

10 August 2020 0

Home help for heroes: Push to provide housing for sports stars who have fallen on hard times

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Sportsmail backs charity for sports stars who have fallen on hard times as Reposm offers home help for heroes with Sir Alex Ferguson among those supporting new initiative

  • The Reposm Sporting Housing Trust is a charity aiming to help struggling stars 
  • Aiming to raise £2m to build sheltered housing, famous names are backing it 
  • Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir John Major and the PFA are among those in support  
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Transfer rumours: Sancho, Ramsey, Smalling, Havertz, Traore, Hendrick

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Aaron Ramsey is not wanted by new manager Andrea Pirlo at Juventus and the 29-year-old Wales international midfielder is free to find another club. (Mirror)

Manchester United will continue their pursuit of England international winger Jadon Sancho despite Borussia Dortmund's claim the 20-year-old will remain at the club next season. (Mail)

Inter Milan have identified Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, 30, as a transfer target. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Juventus midfielder …