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Runner dies at Reigate half marathon

A man died after taking part in the Reigate half marathon in Surrey yesterday.

The man, said to be in his 20s and from Battersea, collapsed at the event and stopped breathing. Paramedics were called to the scene and he was taken to nearby East Surrey Hospital but could not be saved.

Reigate and Banstead Council confirmed the news on Twitter today along with marathon organisers Run Reigate:

The half-marathon was the first to be held in the town. Police said the man's death was unexplained but not suspicious.

Fulham's former boss defends his use of cheese to treat injuries

The former manager of Fulham FC, Felix Magath, has defended his spell in charge of the club and insisted he still has something to offer to English football.

Felix Magath has defended his time in charge of Fulham - including an unusual method of treating injuries Credit: Reuters

The 61-year-old German was replaced by Kit Symons on Thursday with the Cottagers rooted to the foot of the Sky Bet Championship with just one point from their first seven games.

Magath took over at Craven Cottage in February but could not prevent their relegation from the Premier League.

I don't have a guilty conscience.

I don't want to sound arrogant, but I am convinced that English football has something to learn from German qualities. Sadly they're not that prepared to listen. I think I still have something to offer English football.

– Felix Magath, speaking to German news agency DPA

Magath's methods have come under fierce criticism from former players, notably ex-captain Brede Hangeland who was once told by the veteran boss to treat a leg injury by rubbing cheese onto the sore area.

But the former Bayern Munich coach insisted: "I merely suggested it could be worth trying the old wives' tale of applying quark to the injured area. I would never tell a doctor what to do."

Symons' first game in charge of Fulham ended in a 1-0 home defeat by Blackburn. They face League One Doncaster in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

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Boxer Groves returns to the ring

George Groves returns to the ring later today. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

George Groves returns to the boxing ring later today for the first time since his second straight defeat to fellow Brit Carl Froch.

The Hammersmith sportsman lost his world title bout against the Nottinghamshire fighter at Wembley in May.

Today he faces Frenchman Christopher Rebrasse for the European super-middleweight belt.

Spurs report anti-Semitic flag to UEFA

Tottenham have reported an anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan Belgrade fans to UEFA - European football's governing body.

The flag was an imitation of the logo from comedy show Only Fools and Horses, with some words modified to form an offensive slogan.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino described the banner as "very disrespectful" and unacceptable.

Wembley to host Euro 2020 final

Wembley Stadium will stage the climax of the European Championship Credit: PA

England has won the right to host the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020.

Wembley Stadium will stage the climax of the European Championship, the first time a major football tournament has been held in England since Euro 96.

UEFA's executive committee awarded the final to Wembley ahead of Munich's Allianz Arena at a meeting in Geneva.

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Magath leaves Fulham after catastrophic start to Championship

  • Fulham announced the departure on their website after Magath's side threw away a 3-2 lead to lose 5-3 at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday
  • Magath, who took over at Fulham in February when they were bottom of the Premier League, leaves them bottom of the English second tier with one point from their opening seven matches
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