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Mourinho charged by FA


A little more on the news that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct by the FA for comments made after the Southampton match.

A statement reads: "It is alleged his remarks constitute improper conduct in that they allege and/or imply bias on the part of a match official or match officials and/or bring the game into disrepute."

Mourinho has until 18:00 BST on Thursday to respond.


Liverpool an 'exceptional' club - Rodgers


Rodgers has departed with plenty of praise for both the club and its supporters, saying: "Liverpool has a magnificent football heritage and I have nothing but respect and admiration for history, tradition and values that make the city and the club so exceptional."

League Managers Association chief executive Richard Bevan also describes Rodgers as "one of the most forward-thinking British managers in the game", adding that "it won't be too long before he finds a new challenge".

Rodgers 'incredibly disappointed'



Brendan Rodgers has released a statement following his sacking from Liverpool on Sunday, saying he is "incredibly disappointed" to be leaving Anfield.

He says: "It has been both an honour and a privilege to manage one of the game's great clubs for the past three years. 

"I have worked every day to represent the club to the best of my ability, to develop both individual players and a team that the club's magnificent fans can be proud of."

He also describes the squad as still being in "transition" and extends his thanks to the club's owners, Fenway Sports Group, the fans and backroom staff.

Breaking news - Mourinho charged


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been charged for misconduct in relation to media comments he made following Chelsea’s game against Southampton on Saturday.

Klopp ideal for Liverpool - Owen


Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has said Jurgen Klopp would be the ideal man to succeed the sacked Brendan Rodgers. 

Owen told Sports Lobster: "Klopp would certainly excite the Liverpool fans who have become so disillusioned with Rodgers and in this day and age their part in the whole process cannot be overestimated. 

"He would also bring a burning desire to succeed and to take the club from their true position of 'top six' to right back in the mix for winning the title and where finishing top four is a given every season.”

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Murray 'adapting' to Cherries style


Bournemouth striker Glenn Murray says he is still adapting to his new side's style of play after scoring his first goal for the club against Watford. 

Murray headed Bournemouth in front on Saturday, but also saw his 85th-minute penalty saved in the 1-1 draw. 

The 32-year-old is hoping to for a run of starts upfront in the absence of injured striker Callum Wilson. 

"We build attacks slower, we keep the ball for longer. I'm adapting slowly but surely," he told BBC Radio Solent.

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Bouchard retires because of dizziness


Canada's Eugenie Bouchard has retired from her opening match against Andrea Petkovic at the China Open because of dizziness. 

Bouchard suffered concussion after slipping in the locker room after her third-round win in the US Open last month and was forced to withdraw from the tournament, as well as subsequent events in Tokyo and Wuhan. 

The Canadian was trailing 6-2 1-1 against Petkovic on Monday when she decided to quit.

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News round-up

There's been a lot of Liverpool so far, so here's a quick look at what's going on elsewhere in the world of sport...

Japan break viewing records

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A record national audience of 25 million tuned in to watch Japan's victory over Samoa in the Rugby World Cup on Sunday. 

It beats the previous record of 20.7 million held by France when national broadcaster TF1 televised the first semi-final of Rugby World Cup 2007 between France and England in Paris.  

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Reina backs Liverpool to recover

Pepe Reina had a tricky relationship with sacked Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and was first loaned out to Napoli before joining Bayern Munich.  

I will always be a fan & all I want now is to see the old Liverpool come back for the players and the supporters who deserve the best. YNWA

Strange goings on in Welsh camp

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Welsh preparations for their Rugby World Cup clash with Australia at Twickenham took a spooky twist on Monday with ghostly tales and talk of former King of England Henry VIII. 

 Wales are staying at the Oatlands Hotel in Weybridge, originally the site of a grand royal palace which Henry, the second monarch in the Welsh Tudor dynasty, built for his fourth queen, Anne of Cleves, in the 16th Century. 

"A few boys think they've seen a ghost but I'm not sure they actually have. I think it's best to stay away from room 1313. Some of them reckon they have seen Henry VIII," prop Samson Lee said on Monday.


Welshmen unite


It's been a good week to be Welsh and rugby trio Jamie Roberts, Mike Phillips and James Hook celebrated reaching the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals by watching Arsenal's 3-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday. 

How did they get tickets? They have a friend with good contacts in Gunners midfielder Aaron Ramsey. 

"Picked a good game to come to lads," posted Welshman Ramsey on his Instagram account. 

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Klopp to Liverpool, maybe?


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Former German international midfielder Stefan Effenberg has strongly hinted to the BBC's World Football programme that Jurgen Klopp will be the next coach of Liverpool.

"Liverpool is one of the greatest atmospheres. It’s pretty much the same as Dortmund," said the World Cup winner, who is a good friend of Klopp.

"The fans stay with everything behind the club and this is what Jurgen Klopp likes and what he needs.

“So I maybe, very soon, we’ll hear something from Jurgen Klopp, to make a decision, maybe, for Liverpool.”

Rooney - The man behind the goals


Ah, yes, Gary Lineker's documentary with England captain Wayne Rooney will be broadcast this evening at 21:00 BST. Kevin Pietersen will be watching, will you? 

I cannot wait for this tonight - @WayneRooney @goalhangerfilms

Williams set to return

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Wales full-back Liam Williams is set to return from concussion to face Australia in their World Cup Pool A decider on Saturday.

Williams missed Wales' win against Fiji after suffering a blow to the head during their victory against England.

Flanker Dan Lydiate and lock Bradley Davies who were both taken off against Fiji on Thursday are both in line to play while Paul James will return to full training on Tuesday after a calf strain.

The team is set to be announced on Thursday.

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Cowan wants fast start for Scots

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Scotland flanker Blair Cowan says his side must make a fast start in next Saturday's World Cup match against Samoa.

Vern Cotter's men have been sluggish in the early exchanges of Pool B games against Japan, the United States and South Africa, before rallying.

"In the opening 20 minutes they will come out firing and we have got to be on a par with them," said Cowan."They are fierce warriors. We are very aware of their strengths."

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Serena on holiday


There's no point in any of us emailing Serena Williams this week because the world's top female tennis player probably has her out of office on. 

Williams, who will not play for the rest of this year, posted a picture on her Instagram account relaxing with friends in Texas. 

She's was pictured with model and television star Colton Haynes, known for his roles in drama series Teen Wolf and supernatural hero series Arrow.

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