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Manx swimmer comes fourth in women's 200m butterfly final at Commonwealth Games

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The Isle of Man's Charlotte Atkinson has claimed fourth place in the Women's 200m Butterfly Final at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

She narrowly missed winning the island's first medal of the Games, but lost out by 45 secs behind Australia's Emma McKeon.

Welsh swimmer Alys Thomas won gold with Australian Laura Taylor coming second.

Atkinson, aged 21, came fifth in the 100m at the Gold Coast. She's the first Manx swimmer in a Commonwealth Games Final for 48 years.


Liverpool beat Manchester City in first Champions League face off

Last night's hotly anticipated match between the only UK sides left in the Champions League ended in a 3-0 victory for the hosts.

Liverpool faced Manchester City at Anfield in a game dubbed "battle of the attackers" - the teams are the top two attacking sides in the Premier League.

Both managers were determined to give it 100% in this first leg of the Champions League quarter finals.

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The visitors said they were "down but not out".

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Liverpool FC apologises after Manchester City bus attacked before game

Manchester City's coach arriving at Anfield Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Sport

Liverpool FC have apologised after the Manchester City bus was targeted ahead of the Champions League tie at Anfield.

Supporters threw objects including beer cans, bottles and flares at the team coach as home supporters booed and jeered the Blues arrival.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp also apologised for the incident before the game.

The club condemns in the strongest possible terms the scenes which preceded our Champions League quarter-final, which resulted in damage being inflicted on the Manchester City team bus during their arrival at Anfield.

We apologise unreservedly to Pep Guardiola, his players, staff and officials caught up in the incident.

The behaviour of a number of individuals was completely unacceptable and the club will cooperate fully with the authorities to identify those responsible.

The priority now is to establish the facts and offer Manchester City whatever support is necessary.

– Liverpool FC Statement

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson also sent his apologies via Twitter.

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FIFA called on to investigate claims Paul Pogba racially abused

Paul Pogba Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/PA Images

FIFA has been asked to investigate claims that Paul Pogba and a number of teammates were racial abused during a friendly match with Russia.

The Manchester United midfielder was allegedly targeted by chants from Russian fans after scoring from a free kick.

The game was held in St Petersburg which is one of the host cities at this summer's World Cup.

France's sports minister says racism has no place in football and is calling for action to be taken.

High-flying Burnley hit new heights as outdoor centre is reopened in Lancashire

Burnley star Jack Cork meets local schoolchildren Credit: Burnley FC

Burnley FC stars Jack Cork, Chris Wood and Adam Legzdins, alongside the Mayor of Pendle Councillor David Whalley, officially reopened Burnley FC in the Community’s Whitehough Outdoor Centre in Barley.

The players met children from local primary schools Castercliff Primary Academy and Pendle Primary Academy who were enjoying activities at the Lancashire facility.

Mike Hall reports.

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