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Lampard apology for his post-9/11 abuse of Americans

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship has tweeted:

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NEW: Lampard tells us he's sorry over his 2001 drunken abuse of Americans post-9/11 & WILL go to 9/11 memorial now he is playing for NYCity

Read: Lampard faces New York hostility over 9/11 behaviour

New York City sign former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard

New York City have signed former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.

I want to carry on challenging myself. I want to be that leader on and off the pitch. I'm coming to a great city and I want to show that I can play great football and be a great personality in the locker room.

I've been watching games in the MLS for a long time back home. It's a great opportunity and a great challenge for me.

– Frank Lampard

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Mo Farah took 'difficult decision' to withdraw from Games

It is a real blow for any athlete to miss out on a major championships through injury, but to have fought so hard to regain full fitness and to have to take such a difficult decision at this stage is particularly hard.

We wish Mo all the very best and hope to see him back to his peak very soon

– Jan Paterson, Team England Chef de Mission

Mo Farah takes 'tough decision' to withdraw

I have taken the tough decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games. The sickness I had two weeks ago was a big setback for me.

Training is getting better here in Font Romeu but I need another few weeks to get back to the level I was at in 2012 and 2013.

I really wanted to add the Commonwealth titles to my Olympic and World Championships but the event is coming a few weeks too soon for me as my body is telling me it's not ready to race yet. Best wishes to my fellow athletes in Glasgow.

– Mo Farah

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Treasured photos of Olympics medal hero are stolen

A thief has stolen a laptop belonging to Winter Olympics hero Jenny Jones which contained dozens of treasured photos.

 Olympic bronze medal winner Jenny Jones
Olympic bronze medal winner Jenny Jones Credit: PA

The 34-year-old snowboarder was the first Brit to win an Olympic medal in a snow event when she scooped a bronze at the Winter Olympics in Sochi earlier this year.

She took hundreds of photos of her once-in-a-lifetime experience, but they are all gone after her MacBook Air was swiped from her car while she was at a London film festival.

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