Paul Scholes fined for breaching FA betting rules

Paul Scholes has been fined £8,000 by the Football Association after accepting a charge of breaching betting rules.The former Manchester United midfielder insists he made a “genuine mistake” while co-owner of Salford.“I accept last week’s ruling. I would like to apologise and I understand and fully accept the fine imposed by the FA,” the ex-England international said in a statement.Paul Scholes has been fined and warned as to his future conduct after admitting an FA misconduct charge in relation to…

Casey Stoney blames FIFA’s failed marketing plan for poor crowds at France 2019

Former England captain Casey Stoney believes the crowds at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France are “disappointing” because FIFA and the local organisers failed to promote the tournament properly.While the television audiences have been breaking records for the women’s game, attendances at the matches have been a different story.England’s opener against Scotland in Nice, which attracted a peak UK audience of 6.1 million viewers, was watched by just over 13,000 fans in the stadium, only 38 per cent of…

Parlour: Ozil needs to be consistent like Bergkamp

Mesut Ozil has been urged to replicate Dennis Bergkamp’s consistency and fire Arsenal back into the top four by Gunners’ Invincible Ray Parlour.Ozil’s future in north London remains uncertain, with Arsenal chiefs willing to listen to offers for the 30-year-old in a bid to slash their wage bill and free up transfer funds for manager Unai Emery.Ozil has two years to run on his current deal but it is unlikely another top-level European club will be prepared to match his…

Platini “hurt” by police questioning over Qatar World Cup

Former UEFA president Michel Platini said he was hurt by questioning from the French police after he was detained over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.Platini, who has never denied voting for the Gulf State in December 2010, was questioned by anti-corruption officers in a Paris suburb on Tuesday.He has always rejected claims of wrong doing and was released in the early hours of Wednesday morning.Michel Platini was detained by French police on Tuesday (Francois Mori/AP)France’s financial…

Stradivarius on cue for Gold Cup double

We have picked out our top selections from the third day of Royal Ascot 2019 for our racing tips for…

Tennis predictions: Wednesday’s best bets

Tuesday proved to be a complete wash-out at Queen’s Club so the British hopefuls will try again on day three…

Geraint Thomas confident he will be able to defend his Tour de France title

Brazil saw three goals disallowed by Video Assistant Review as they were held by Venezuela to a goalless draw in their Copa America clash.The hosts thought Philippe Coutinho had finally gotten them the upper hand in the final minutes of…

Brazil frustrated by VAR during goalless draw with Venezuela

Brazil saw three goals disallowed by Video Assistant Review as they were held by Venezuela to a goalless draw in…

Football rumours from the media

What the papers sayEmbattled star Gareth Bale has no chance of transferring from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich, the 29-year-old’s agent…

5 Brits to watch in Minsk

Great Britain is sending 101 athletes to the second European Games in Minsk, which kick off in the Belarusian capital…

Paul Scholes fined for breaching FA betting rules

Paul Scholes has been fined £8,000 by the Football Association after accepting a charge of breaching betting rules.The former Manchester…

Former England captain Casey Stoney believes the crowds at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France are “disappointing” because FIFA…

Mesut Ozil has been urged to replicate Dennis Bergkamp’s consistency and fire Arsenal back into the top four by Gunners’…

Former UEFA president Michel Platini said he was hurt by questioning from the French police after he was detained over…

We have picked out our top selections from the third day of Royal Ascot 2019 for our racing tips for…

Tennis predictions: Wednesday’s best bets

Tuesday proved to be a complete wash-out at Queen’s Club so the British hopefuls will try again on day three…

Geraint Thomas confident he will be able to defend his Tour de France title

Geraint Thomas remains optimistic about his chances of defending his Tour de France title despite being forced to withdraw from…

Brazil frustrated by VAR during goalless draw with Venezuela

Brazil saw three goals disallowed by Video Assistant Review as they were held by Venezuela to a goalless draw in…

Football rumours from the media

What the papers sayEmbattled star Gareth Bale has no chance of transferring from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich, the 29-year-old’s agent…

5 Brits to watch in Minsk

Great Britain is sending 101 athletes to the second European Games in Minsk, which kick off in the Belarusian capital…

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