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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.

Sizing John after his impressive comeback victory at Punchestown on Sunday

Jessica Harrington in no rush to make Sizing John plan after impressive return

Jessica Harrington will let the dust settle on Sizing John’s comeback victory at Punchestown on Sunday before deciding whether to run him again over the festive period.

Ostersund's Europa League run will take them to London next year (Michael Sohn/AP)

Manchester United fan keen to end Arsenal’s Europa League hopes

Self-confessed Manchester United fan Jamie Hopcutt has an extra incentive to help Ostersund write another chapter in their remarkable recent history by sinking Arsenal in the last 32 of the Europa League.

Jonny Bairstow, left, thinks England have let down Joe Root

Jonny Bairstow: England have let Joe Root down

Jonny Bairstow admits England’s Ashes tourists have let captain Joe Root down with their off-the-field behaviour – and need to start winning back the trust of their supporters.

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.

Mohamed Salah has impressed for club and country

Mohamed Salah wins BBC African Footballer of Year award

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has won the BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

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.

Manchester City are looking for another win

Premier League talking points

Only struggling Swansea stand in Manchester City’s way as the runaway leaders bid to set a new record for successive Premier League wins on Wednesday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Adam Peaty File Photo

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.

Jose Mourinho File Photo

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.

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.

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.

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.

Le?Veon Bell

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.

Victor Oladipo

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.

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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