FA request newspaper to give 'unfettered disclosure' of evidence

The Football Association (FA) have urged the Daily Telegraph to provide "full and unfettered disclosure of all available material" following allegations of corruption by the newspaper.

A long running investigation by the newspaper was printed this week, which resulted in Sam Allardyce being sacked as England manager and eight current and former Premier League managers accused of receiving 'bungs', or illicit payments, for player transfers.

Henry brace helps reduce India to 57 for three at lunch

KOLKATA New Zealand paceman Matt Henry celebrated his test return with a two-wicket burst to help reduce India to 57 for three at lunch on the opening day of the second test at Eden Gardens on Friday.

Beaten comprehensively in the series opener in Kanpur, New Zealand's bid to level the three-test series suffered a body blow when their ailing skipper Kane Williamson was ruled out of the contest.

Guidolin fears sack if Swansea lose to Liverpool

Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin has said losing Saturday's Premier League encounter against Liverpool could signal the end of his stay at the Welsh club following their poor start to the season.

After winning their opening match, Guidolin's side, who are fourth from bottom in the standings, have come under pressure after suffering four league defeats in their last five games.

Mourinho bemoans United's 'poisoned' October fixtures

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described next month's fixture list as a "poisoned gift" following Thursday's Europa League 1-0 win over Zorya Luhansk.

After the international break, United travel to Liverpool on Oct. 17, host Turkish club Fenerbahce in the Europa League three days later before travelling to Chelsea for a league fixture on Oct. 23.

"Well, we could play Liverpool on the Saturday, we could play Liverpool on the Sunday. We play Liverpool on the Monday," Mourinho told reporters after United's slender win over the Ukrainian side.

China's richest man serves up global badminton deal

By Matthew Miller
| BEIJING

BEIJING China's Dalian Wanda Group, controlled by the country's richest man Wang Jianlin, has signed an eight-year exclusive partnership with badminton's international governing body, the latest high-level deal by Wanda to expand its global sports footprint.

Wanda signed the deal through its subsidiary, Swiss-based sports marketing firm Infront Sports & Media, securing the exclusive sponsorship and media rights of major events of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

Dyche can end Burnley's 'yo-yo' status says Robson

By Claire Bloomfield
| BURNLEY, England

BURNLEY, England Former Burnley striker Jimmy Robson believes manager Sean Dyche is the right man to rid the Premier League club their "yo-yo" reputation.

Burnley, who host Arsenal at Turf Moor on Sunday, have been promoted from the second tier Championship twice in the last seven years, only to be relegated after one season in the Premiership.

Rosberg tops Malaysian GP practice, Magnussen catches fire

By Abhishek Takle
| SEPANG, Malaysia

SEPANG, Malaysia Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg set the timesheets ablaze in Friday's opening practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix, but it was Kevin Magnussen's fiery Renault that stoleall the attention.

The Dane was being wheeled into his garage having just come into the pits following an installation lap seven minutes into the 90-minute session when his car was engulfed in a blaze, forcing him to hot foot it out of the car.

India opt to bat against New Zealand in Kolkata

KOLKATA India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first against a New Zealand side playing without their regular skipper Kane Williamson for the second test at Eden Gardens on Friday.

Senior batsman Ross Taylor will lead the tourists in place of an ailing Williamson, whose absence represents a body blow to New Zealand's hopes of levelling the series after their comprehensive defeat in the series opener in Kanpur.

New Zealand captain Williamson out of second test against India

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the second cricket test against India starting later on Friday in Kolkata with a virus, New Zealand Cricket said.

Former captain Ross Taylor will lead the side at Eden Gardens instead. New Zealand are 1-0 down in the three-match series.

Williamson did not train with the team on Thursday after becoming ill but initial indications were that he might be able to play.

New Zealand Cricket tweeted, however, that Williamson would not be available for the match, which begins at 0930 (0400 GMT).

Wenger retains lofty vision as he reaches milestone

By Martyn Herman
| LONDON

LONDON Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, for all his admirable qualities, has faults. He is not gracious in defeat, he is as stubborn as a mule and he often suffers from selective vision, to name a few.

But as the charismatic Frenchman prepares to mark 20 years in charge of Arsenal at Burnley on Sunday it could be said his biggest fault is the ceaseless pursuit of silverware by playing fantasy football - a noble undertaking prone to failure.

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