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David in trouble

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London: David Moyes, who was sacked as manager of Manchester United last month, has been accused of assaulting a man in a bar in northern England, a police source said on Thursday. The incident occurred in the Emporium wine bar in Clitheroe north of Manchester on Wednesday night and no one has been arrested, police said. Moyes, 51, was not named but a source confirmed he was involved in the allegation.

Boost for City

London: Manchester City are expected to be allowed to field a reduced number of ‘home grown’ players in their Champions League squad for next season. In a controversial development that is likely to invite a backlash from rival clubs and alarm the FA, the squad restrictions imposed on City for breaching Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules could be relaxed to enable them to name just five home grown players.

Bellamy retires

London: Former Wales captain Craig Bellamy has announced his retirement from football at the age of 34 following Cardiff City’s relegation from the Premier League. Bellamy represented his country 78 times before retiring from international football in 2013 and he played for eight Premier League clubs including Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool, West Ham United and Manchester Cityduring a 17-year playing career.

Silver for Tadvi

Bangkok: Distance runner Kisan Tadvi won a silver in boys’ 3000m race as India bagged just one medal on the second and concluding day of the 2014 Youth Olympics Asian Area Athletics Qualification event here, on Thursday.

Jeevan shines

Karshi (Uzbekistan): India’s Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan reached the semi-finals of an ATP Challenger event for the first time in his career with a quick 6-3, 6-2 victory over Mikhail Ledovskkih even as Saketh Myneni bowed out, here on Thursday.

Good show

Tianjin: Ankita Raina enjoyed a superb day at the ITF women’s event as she reached the singles quarter finals and the doubles final with Omani partner Fatma Al Nabhani, here, on Thursday.

Lewis fastest

Monaco: Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton overslept and was almost late for first practice at the Monaco GP on Thursday but the Formula One championship leader still clocked the fastest time.

While Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso pushed the Briton off the top of the afternoon timesheets, Hamilton’s morning time of 1 minute 18.271 seconds remained the quickest.

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