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Body of footballer Emiliano Sala formally identified - UK Police

Friday, 2019-02-08 07:26:18
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General view of tributes left outside the stadium for Emiliano Sala. (Reuters)
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The body of Argentina-born professional football player Emiliano Sala has been formally identified after it was brought to Portland Port on Thursday, UK police said in a statement.

* Felipe Caicedo scored from the spot as Lazio moved fourth and into the Champions League places on Thursday (Feb 7) with a 1-0 win over struggling Empoli in Serie A.

* Real Betis captain Joaquin scored a remarkable goal straight from a corner in his side's Copa del Rey semi-final first leg at home to Valencia on Thursday, but the visitors fought back from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw.

* Former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele continued his strong run of form with the opening goal as Lyon saw off Guingamp 2-1 to reach the French Cup quarter-finals on Thursday (Feb 7).

* Vivianne Miedema struck twice as Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-1 on Thursday to reach the Women's League Cup final where they will face Manchester City.

* Chelsea's quest for an elusive FA Women's League Cup crown ended in disappointment on Wednesday as England forward Nikita Parris scored a brace to help Manchester City secure a 2-0 victory in the semi-finals.

* Greek second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas had to fight hard before booking his place in the Sofia Open quarter-finals, securing a 7-6(5) 6-4 win over feisty German Jan-Lennard Struff on Thursday having enjoyed the backing of the Bulgarian crowd.

* Australian James Nitties made nine successive birdies in the opening round of his home Vic Open in Barwon Heads on Thursday, matching Mark Calcavecchia's 10-year-old record.

* Russian race walker Anisya Kirdyapkina has been suspended for doping and is set to be stripped of two world championship medals, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday. Kirdyapkina, who retired from competition in 2015, loses her second-place finishes at the 2013 and 2011 world championships. The decision also brought her a three-year suspension which expires in 2020.

* Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha was given a one-match suspension and fined £10,000 for his behaviour after being sent off against Southampton last week, the English Football Association (FA) said on Thursday.

* The sports ministers of the Republic of Korea and the DPR Korea will meet with Olympics chief Thomas Bach with a view to fielding unified teams at the Tokyo 2020 Games, the IOC said on Thursday (Feb 7).

* Bayern Munich have agreed the future transfer of Hamburg SV teenager Fiete Arp, with the 19-year-old to decide whether he will join the German champions this year or next, the club said on Thursday.

* Brighton and Hove Albion forward Florin Andone was charged with violent conduct by the English Football Association (FA) on Thursday following their FA Cup clash against West Bromwich Albion.

* Premier League clubs unanimously agreed to keep the £30 cap on away ticket prices for the next three seasons at their monthly meeting in London on Thursday (Feb 7).

Reuters, CNA