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Diaz double puts City into League Cup quarters

Friday, 2018-11-02 07:48:37
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Manchester City's Brahim Diaz scores their second goal. (Reuters)
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Manchester City teenager Brahim Diaz scored in each half to earn the League Cup holders a comfortable 2-0 win over Fulham and a place in the quarter-finals at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday.

* Embattled Cricket Australia (CA) Chairman David Peever is set to step down in the wake of a review into the board's governance and culture, local media reported on Thursday.

* China's football association has handed a one-game ban to Shandong Luneng's Brazilian midfielder Diego Tardelli for rubbing his face during the Chinese national anthem before a game.

* Defender Jang Hyun-soo, a Republic of Korea World Cup footballer, was banned for life from the national team for submitting false documents for his military service exemption, the Korea Football Association said on Thursday (Nov 1).

* Munich and St Petersburg are the two candidates to host the 2021 Champions League final, European soccer body UEFA said on Thursday. UEFA said the Russian and German federations had sent declarations of interest in hosting the match by last Friday's deadline and were the only ones to do so.

* Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles has signed a new long-term contract that runs until 2024, the Premier League club announced on Thursday. Joining Newcastle in 2014, the central back has become a mainstay, helping the team earn promotion in 2017 before guiding them to a 10th-placed finish last season.

* England centre Alex Lozowski will miss the first two November internationals against South Africa and New Zealand after being suspended for four weeks, Champions Cup organisers European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) said on Thursday.

* Argentina have recalled Tottenham Hotspur forward Erik Lamela for this month's double header of friendlies against Mexico, the country's football association said on Thursday.

* UK sports minister Tracey Crouch resigned from government on Thursday over a delay to the government's proposed implementation of gambling reforms, the BBC reported.

* Sporting have sacked coach Jose Peseiro, Portuguese media reported on Thursday, bringing an end to his second stint at the club after four months. Peseiro was dismissed hours after his team lost 2-1 at home to Estoril in the League Cup,

* Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has verbally agreed a new five-year contract with the Premier League champions, according to reports on Thursday. The 23-year-old, whose existing terms were set to expire in 2020, will reportedly earn around £300,000 (US$389,000) per week once he officially signs the improved contract.

Reuters, CNA