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Ex-Crewe Alexandra coach cleared of sexual abuse

Image copyright PA Image caption Paul McCann was cleared of sexually abusing a teenage boy A former Crewe Alexandra youth coach has been cleared of sexually abusing a teenage boy. Paul McCann was found not guilty of four counts of indecent assault on Thursday at Chester Crown Court. He was found not guilty of two counts of the same charge earlier in the week following the judge’s direction. The 57-year-old,

Roma fan cleared of Anfield attack on Liverpool supporter

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Sean Cox was attacked outside Anfield in April Roma supporter Filippo Lombardi has been found not guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm on a Liverpool fan. Sean Cox, 53, from Co Meath, Ireland, was hit outside Anfield ahead of the Champions League semi-final in April. Lombardi, 21, was cleared by a jury at Preston Crown Court of the assault which left Mr Cox seriously

Two police officers could face charges over Taser death of ex-footballer Atkinson

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dalian Atkinson achieved most success at Aston Villa, but also played for Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday Two police officers could face criminal charges over the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson who was shot with a Taser by police. The 48-year-old died in August 2016 after contact with West Mercia Police officers at his father’s house in Telford, Shropshire. Mr Atkinson had played

Former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny Arrested In Tennessee

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the Walker County district attorney’s office in Huntsville, Texas, said Penny was arrested by a fugitive task force in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and awaits extradition to Texas. Agence-France

Former USA Gymnastics head arrested for evidence tampering in Nassar case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve Penny resigned as head of USA Gymnastics over the Larry Nassar abuse scandal The former president and CEO of USA Gymnastics has been arrested for tampering with evidence in relation to the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Steve Penny had been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly removing documents from a training centre during the investigation into the disgraced former team doctor.

Ex-NFL Hopeful Justin Crawford Accused Of Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

Former Atlanta Falcons prospect and two-time junior college All-American Justin Crawford stands accused of raping a 12-year-old girl, according to police in Georgia. Crawford, a running back released by the Falcons in early September, was arrested Saturday in Columbus. Authorities said the 23-year-old faces a number of felony charges, including aggravated child molestation, incest and sodomy. A detective testified at a preliminary hearing on Monday that Crawford’s wife claimed she

Larry Nassar Survivors Rail Against New Head Of USA Gymnastics

Some women who were sexually abused by former trainer Larry Nassar are speaking out against USA Gymnastics’ new pick for interim president and CEO because she worked for a law firm that represented the organization when Nassar was first investigated.   USA Gymnastics on Friday appointed former Rep. Mary Bono (R-Calif.) to head up the organization as it attempts to course-correct after Nassar was accused of sexually abusing hundreds of athletes in his

Southgate praises ‘courage’ of England side after Spain victory

England scored with all three of their shots on target against Spain England manager Gareth Southgate praised the “courage” of his side after they beat Spain to claim their first Uefa Nations League victory. The 3-2 loss was Spain’s first at home in a competitive match for 15 years. A superb first-half showing from England produced two goals from Raheem Sterling and one from Marcus Rashford, with Spain responding through

Some people in Scotland prefer us to do badly – Robertson

Scotland have lost five of seven matches under Alex McLeish International friendly: Scotland v Portugal Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow Date: Sunday, 14 October Kick-off: 17:00 Coverage: Live coverage on BBC Radio Scotland & online Captain Andy Robertson believes “some people” in Scotland “prefer” the national team to do badly. Thursday’s Nations League loss to Israel was the Scots’ fifth in seven games since Alex McLeish took charge. The manager was

Defenders Mulgrew, Souttar & Tierney withdraw from Scotland squad

John Souttar was shown two yellow cards in Scotland’s Nations League loss to Israel Three defenders who started Thursday’s Nations League loss to Israel have withdrawn from the Scotland squad. Blackburn Rovers’ Charlie Mulgrew, who scored the Scots’ goal in the 2-1 defeat, John Souttar of Hearts, who was sent off, and Celtic’s Kieran Tierney, who scored an own goal, are all out. Robert Snodgrass, who did not feature in