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Essien Ebola hoax quashed

Essien Ebola hoax quashed

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has denied reports that he has contracted Ebola.

Match Of The Day set up for sale

Match Of The Day set up for sale

The BBC is putting the old Match of the Day set up for sale - and it could be yours for 10,000.

Cycling team's fashion faux-pas

Cycling team's fashion faux-pas

A women's cycling team has been left red-faced on the podium when a flesh-coloured uniform made them appear half-naked.

Is this the greatest ever goal-line clearance?

Is this the greatest ever goal-line clearance?

It's a big statement but find us a more spectacular goal-line clearance than Tano Bonnin's gravity-defying effort for Valencia B.

Jammy Man United fan wins a grand

Jammy Man United fan wins a grand

MK Dons' stunning 4-0 victory in the Capital One Cup second round wasn't bad news for all Manchester United supporters.

Dutch paper sorry for fake Johan Cruyff death story

Dutch paper sorry for fake Johan Cruyff death story

A Dutch newspaper has apologised after accidentally publishing a false report that Johan Cruyff had died.

Lincoln boss uses jelly babies as tactics board

Lincoln boss uses jelly babies as tactics board

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson was forced to use jelly babies to show his team their formation before his side's win at Barnet in the Conference on the weekend.

Athlete stripped of gold... for stripping!

Athlete stripped of gold... for stripping!

French athlete Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was disqualified after winning the 3,000m steeplechase final for taking off his shirt on the home straight at the European Championships.

Fleetwood chairman drives to wrong ground

Fleetwood chairman drives to wrong ground

Fleetwood Town chairman Andy Pilley arrived at the wrong ground for his side's Capital One Cup first-round tie at Rotherham last night.

Robbie Savage donates hair to museum

Robbie Savage donates hair to museum

Robbie Savage has donated his trademark blond locks to the National Football Museum in Manchester.