Agent fees: FA and Fifa want issue debated following Pogba deal allegations

Agent fees: FA and Fifa want issue debated following Pogba deal allegations

Manchester United are within their rights to pay agents multi-million pound sums as part of transfers, FA chairman Greg Clarke has said – but the sport needs a debate about the issue. Fifa boss Gianni Infantino has called for more transparency around transfers. World football’s governing body is looking into Paul Pogba’s world-record transfer from Juventus to Manchester United. It follows claims that Pogba’s agent will earn £41m from the deal. “If that’s what they’re…

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Iraq war allegations probe to end

Iraq war allegations probe to end

A probe into allegations made against Iraq war veterans will be shut down within months, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced. The Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) will close in the summer and around 20 remaining cases will be given to the Royal Navy Police, he said. MPs have branded the probe, which has spent £34m but led to no successful prosecutions, an “unmitigated failure”. The IHAT was set up in 2010 to examine…

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Emails appear to contradict Lord Coe's claim he was 'not aware' of allegations

Emails appear to contradict Lord Coe's claim he was 'not aware' of allegations

Media playback is not supported on this device Claims that Lord Coe misled an MPs’ inquiry have grown after new emails confirmed he was “made aware” of corruption allegations in his sport four months before they became public. The president of the IAAF, athletics’ governing body, told a select committee in December 2015 he was “not aware” of specific allegations of corruption around the Russian doping scandal. But the email from Lord Coe to the…

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US expels Russian diplomats over cyber attack allegations

US expels Russian diplomats over cyber attack allegations

The US has expelled 35 Russian diplomats as punishment for alleged interference into last month’s presidential elections, giving them 72 hours to leave the country. It will also close two compounds used for Russian intelligence-gathering. President Barack Obama had vowed action against Russia amid US accusations it directed hacks against the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Russia has denied any involvement and called the decision “ungrounded”. 18 revelations from Wikileaks’ hacked Clinton emails Can…

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Sex abuse: Football Association to investigate allegations

Sex abuse: Football Association to investigate allegations

Media playback is not supported on this device The Football Association has confirmed it is investigating allegations of sexual abuse in football. Former footballers have come forward to say they were sexually abused as youth players. Four police forces are investigating the allegations and an NSPCC hotline has had more than 100 calls. The FA said it was working closely with police, adding it “must ensure we do not do anything to interfere with or…

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Sexism allegations against British Cycling's Sutton upheld

Sexism allegations against British Cycling's Sutton upheld

Ex-British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton used sexist language towards Jess Varnish, an investigation by the governing body has found. Rider Varnish, 25, said Sutton made sexist comments and told her to “go and have a baby”, which Sutton denied. The British Cycling board upheld the allegation that he “used inappropriate and discriminatory language”. Australian Sutton, 59, resigned in April, having been suspended pending the investigation. “The board wishes to put on record its sincere…

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