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Teenager arrested for 'racist' Welbeck tweet

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A 15-year-old boy has been arrested by police investigating an alleged racist tweet aimed at Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck. The teenager was held and questioned on suspicion of racial abuse following the posting of a message on Twitter after Welbeck scored the winner to knock his former club Manchester United out of the FA Cup on March 9.

A 15-year-old male from the Salisbury area was arrested on the evening of March 12 on suspicion of racial abuse. He has been released on police bail until April 13. The investigation is ongoing.

– Wiltshire Police spokesman

Welbeck joined the gunners for £16m last year.


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Spurs boss Pochettino turns down extra rest request

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino gifted his squad a much-needed break during the week, but revealed he turned down requests for a longer rest as he worked his players hard ahead of Sunday's trip to Manchester United.

Having won on their previous two visits to Old Trafford, Spurs can improve their chances of a top-four finish if they can make it a hat-trick this weekend.

With European commitments now at an end and no more domestic cup competition, Pochettino could afford to allow his players some recuperation.

"They only had two days off," he said.

"They asked for more but we need to work. They deserved the two days off to have time with their families.

"It has been tough since the beginning of the season. We have 10 more games and an international break when a lot of players will play a lot more games."

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Lewis Hamilton takes pole position at Australian Grand Prix

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for a dominant Mercedes at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix this morning.

Lewis Hamilton during the third practice session of the Australian F1 Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne Credit: Reuters

The 30-year-old recorded a fastest lap of one minute 26.327 seconds, nearly six-tenths of a second quicker than his team mate Nico Rosberg.

Williams driver Felipe Massa qualified third, with Sebastian Vettel fourth in his debut for Ferrari.

It's been a great start to the weekend ... There's been a big rush and huge effort from the team to give us this performance, so I'm incredibly blessed at all the hard work that has gone on.

...We had a difficult start to the season last year, so I'm definitely hoping for a better start for both cars to succeed this year.

Nevertheless the race is still going to be a huge challenge, and hopefully it will be a good fight with Nico.

– Lewis Hamilton

It was the 39th pole of Hamilton's career, and his third in the last four years in Australia.

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Five men summonsed over Paris Metro incidents

Five men involved in incidents on the Paris Metro ahead of Chelsea's match against Paris Saint-Germain last month have been summonsed to appear in court, police have said.

Chelsea face PSG in the return leg of their second round tie at Stamford Bridge tonight. Credit: PA Wire

The men will appear before Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court on March 25 "regarding a police application for football banning orders", Scotland Yard said.

Chelsea fans were filmed singing racist chants and apparently refusing to let a black man on a train ahead of their side's match against PSG on February 17.

News of the summonses comes on the same day the two sides meet at Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their tie.


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Spurs boss Pochettino: My sons know Kane song

After beating QPR on Saturday, Mauricio Pochettino took a photo of the Spurs away following at Loftus Road.

In the crowd were his two sons Sebastiano and Maurizio, and his brother Javier, making the photo a souvenir for the Spurs boss.

The Argentine admitted his offspring enjoy it in with the fans and know many of the club songs.

Mauricio Pochettino took a photo of his family in the stand. Credit: Reuters

Asked if his sons know the Kane song, Pochettino replied: "Yes.

"They have the chance to go to the executive box or be in a better area, but they prefer to sing the songs with the fans."

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Chelsea striker Costa rejected Liverpool move

Chelsea striker Diego Costa says he turned down a move to Liverpool the year before he joined the Premier League leaders.

Liverpool's bid of £21million bid was accepted by Atletico Madrid, but the Spain international decided against the move.

Diego Costa could have been playing in red. Credit: PA

“I was close to leaving Atletico,” Costa told he Mirror.

“Liverpool are a great team, but after fighting so hard and overcoming difficulties to get my place at Atletico, how could I leave?

“I thought it was very important to keep growing with Atletico and to play there for many years.”

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