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The Sports Matrix: Wednesday 10 October 2012

FA reveals strict new rules for England players

The England players were presented by the Football Association with a new code of conduct on Monday night, to establish discipline and ensure that there is no repeat of Ashley Cole's infamous tweet that has caused such embarrassment to the governing body.

Roy Hodgson and his 25-man England squad were given a presentation by Club England managing director Adrian Bevington with the aim of telling the players what they can expect if they commit a transgression on international duty. Work started on the code of conduct before the European championships this summer but now comes into effect.

Meanwhile, the FA celebrated the opening of St George's Park yesterday, its £105m national football centre in east Staffordshire that boasts 12 full-size pitches (including one indoor, five gyms, two hotels, an altitude chamber, a sprint track, a futsal pitch and a sports medical centre.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially opened the centre and met with the players. MORE

Newcastle Wonga deal infringes code

Newcastle United's shirt sponsorship deal with was engulfed in fresh controversy last night, when the club's Muslim players were warned that wearing the new shirts would infringe Sharia law. The four-year deal will begin from the start of next season. MORE

Banks: Too many foreign keepers

The great England goalkeeper, Gordon Banks, says there isn't any challenge for Joe Hart for England because of the amount of foreign goalkeepers in the country. "In the Premier League you have foreign players taking the positions of the home-grown lads," he said. MORE

Gunners arranging Wilshere match

Arsenal are trying to arrange a match next week to speed up Jack Wilshere's rehabilitation from injury, as the club believe he is well on the way back to being fully fit again. The England midfielder played 74 minutes for Arsenal Under-21s on Monday night. MORE

Scotland recall for Celtic's Commons

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has won a Scotland recall after Robert Snodgrass and Jordan Rhodes pulled out of the squad to face Wales and Belgium. Commons had been a shock exclusion from the previous World Cup clashes after his fine club form this season. MORE

Curbishley-Brown duo in Bolton frame

Alan Curbishley and Phil Brown have emerged as a surprise partnership ready to apply for the managerial vacancy at Bolton Wanderers. The Lancashire club sacked Owen Coyle yesterday after two and a half years at the Reebok Stadium. MORE

Tired Tomic falls short in Shanghai

After his first-round defeat by German Florian Mayer at the Shanghai Masters, Bernard Tomic admitted to not giving 100 per cent because of tiredness. "I haven't had time to rest, it's costing me now" he said. "I gave about 85 per cent." MORE

Khan going back to basics for Molina

Amir Khan is looking to return to the basics under his new trainer Virgil Hunter ahead of his fight against Carlos Molina in Los Angeles on 15 December, his first since splitting from Freddie Roach. "We have changed a lot of stuff," he said. MORE

Miller takes hit before victory

David Miller recovered from being hit in the face to guide Yorkshire to a five-wicket victory over Sri Lankan side Uva Next in their opening T20 Champions League qualifier. Miller hit the winning single to finish unbeaten on 39 from 29 balls.

Daley springs back with title success

Tom Daley made a victorious return to action by winning the three-metre springboard synchro alongside fellow Briton Jack Laugher at the World Junior Diving Championships in Adelaide yesterday. MORE

McIlroy and Tiger open with defeats

Both Rory McIlroy, left, with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, and Tiger Woods lost their opening matches at the World Golf Championship. MORE

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