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Chelsea FC news: Club denies accusations of breaching FIFA regulations when signing young players from overseas

The Guardian reported that FIFA had pinpointed 25 cases after carrying out an investigation into the club’s recruitment of players aged under 18. Thursday, January 18, 2018 Chelsea have refuted claims they may have breached transfer regulations when signing young players from overseas. The Guardian reported on Thursday that world governing FIFA had pinpointed 25 cases after carrying out an investigation into the club’s recruitment of players aged under 18. According to the newspaper, FIFA’s transfer matching system (TMS) examined incoming deals involving the Premier League club and forwarded its…

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Steven Seagal denies Bond girl assault

Actor and producer Steven Seagal has denied an allegation of sexual assault at a film rehearsal in Sofia 2002, made against him by Bond girl Rachel Grant. Mr Seagal’s lawyers also deny another allegation by the actress that he attempted to indecently expose himself. The British actress later lost her job on the film, Out For A Kill. Ms Grant, speaking exclusively to the BBC, said: “I want to share what happened to me, so people will hear it and others might come forward.” These claims follow other allegations made…

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Donald Trump denies being a racist after 'shithole' row

President Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word “shithole” to describe African nations. Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval Office meeting on immigration reform. He has now told reporters: “I am not a racist. I’m the least racist person you will ever interview”. It is the first time the president has responded directly to the racism accusations. He made the denial to White House press pool reporters at the Trump International Golf…

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Trump denies crude slur against migrant countries

US President Donald Trump has denied using crude words attributed to him about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Reports that he had called them “shithole countries” in an Oval Office meeting generated a backlash worldwide. One UN official called the remarks racist and said they opened “the door to humanity’s worst side”. But Mr Trump has tweeted that “this was not the language” he used in a meeting about immigration. He wrote that the language he used was “tough, but this was not the language used”. What was he…

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West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Arsenal: Rodriguez's late penalty denies Gunners win

Jay Rodriguez’s last-minute penalty earned struggling West Brom a deserved point against uninspiring Arsenal.  The striker netted after Calum Chambers handled in the area to clinch a 1-1 draw just as it looked like Alexis Sanchez had given the Gunners victory.  The forward’s deflected free-kick put Arsenal ahead with seven minutes left in boss Arsene Wenger’s record-breaking 811th Premier League game in charge.  Sanchez had been in the spotlight after Thierry Henry suggested there was a dressing-room rift at the Gunners after not all the team celebrated his first goal…

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Ashes: England coach Trevor Bayliss denies ball-tampering claims in fourth Test

Fourth Ashes Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (day four of five) Australia 327 (Warner 103) & 103-2 England 491-9 (Cook 244*) Australia trail by 61 runs Scorecard Coach Trevor Bayliss denied suggestions that England tampered with the ball in the fourth Ashes Test against Australia in Melbourne. Television cameras showed close-ups of James Anderson working on the ball during Australia’s second innings on day four. “I went to the umpires and there is no problem from their point of view,” Bayliss told BBC Test Match Special. “You are allowed to clean…

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Conductor Charles Dutoit denies 'forced physical contact' claims

Renowned conductor Charles Dutoit has said allegations by a number of women of “forced physical contact” have “absolutely no basis in truth”. Dutoit issued a statement after the Associated Press news agency reported three opera singers and a musician as saying he had forced himself on them. Dutoit said he was taking legal advice and planned to defend himself. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has cancelled its principal conductor and artistic director’s appearances. The RPO said on Friday it had “jointly agreed” with Dutoit that he would not appear “for…

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