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The defendants were ordered to pay the victim compensation

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Alan Knill has been sacked as manager of npower League One side Scunthorpe and will be replaced by Brian Laws.

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Entwined in the history of AFC Wimbledon, Neal Ardley is hoping for rosier times following his romantic appointment

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The sporting week ahead (14/10/12)

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Neal Ardley will appear in front of a room full of fans who have paid £25 for the pre-match carvery, tell them the team and provide a pre-match briefing

Ardley 'comes home' to lead Wimbledon resurrection

Before Arsenal home games the video screens broadcast Arsène Wenger reading out the team he has chosen. It is a neat bit of supporter-manager interaction, but inevitably somewhat impersonal.

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Blackburn have drawn up an informal shortlist of potential new managers, two weeks after Steve Kean's departure.

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Leicester Tigers' Welford Road axed as possible World Cup venue

Welford Road, the home of Leicester Tigers and the biggest club rugby ground in England, has been axed as a potential venue for the 2015 World Cup.

Jimmy Bullard was called up to the England squad during his time at Fulham

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David Bentley with Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas

MK Dons admit interest in Tottenham winger David Bentley

MK Dons remain interested in trying to sign Tottenham's David Bentley, however manager manager Karl Robinson believes he has a tough task to persuade the midfielder to join the npower League One club.

Greg takes giant leap as Farah soars on the track

Jessica Ennis had already performed her victory lap and Mo Farah was circling the track in the 10,000m when the red flag was raised at the long jump pit and the final threat to Greg Rutherford, the last attempt by American Will Claye, was ruled invalid. Gold No 2 was in the bag on this night of nights for British athletics. No 3 was not long in following.

Welsh given the green light to take Premiership spot

London Welsh will take their place in the Premiership next season at the expense of Newcastle Falcons after winning their appeal yesterday against a decision by the Rugby Football Union to deny them promotion because of minimum ground standards criteria.

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