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Punter places £1,000 on Sam Allardyce for England

Sam Allardyce who is the favourite to be next England manager Credit: PA

A punter has bet £1,000 on Sam Allardyce to become the next England manager.

William Hill said the bet was placed in North London on Wednesday - and is the largest bet so far on Big Sam. His odds are now in to 2/5 and he is the red hot favourite.

Jurgen Klinsmann is 8/1 second favourite and Eddie Howe is 14/1.

Next permanent England manager:

  • Sam Allardyce 2/5
  • Jurgen Kilnsman 8/1
  • Eddie Howe 14/1
  • Steve Bruce 16/1
  • Glenn Hoddle 20/1
  • Guus Hiddink 20/1
  • Alan Pardew / Arsene Wenger / Gareth Southgate Harry Redknapp / Laurent Blanc 25/1

Adam Johnson 'disappointed' after appeal rejection

Adam Johnson at his trial Credit: PA

Shamed Sunderland star Adam Johnson is said to be 'disappointed' that his application to appeal against his conviction and sentence has been refused.

Johnson's sister Faye posted a message on Twitter to say the appeal had been rejected.

His solicitor Paul Morris told ITV News Tyne Tees they will be lodging renewed applications in the next few days.

We have received notification that Adam Johnson’s applications for leave to appeal against his conviction and sentence have been refused by the Single Judge. He is obviously disappointed.

Having carefully considered all of the information, we will be lodging renewed applications on conviction and sentence in the coming days.

– Paul Morris

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Adam Johnson loses 'appeal against sentence and conviction', says his sister

It's been reported that Adam Johnson has lost an appeal against his conviction for child sex offences.

Adam Johnson. Credit: PA

The footballer's sister Faye posted a message on Twitter, saying:

Absolutely devastated that the single judge has rejected my brother's appeal against sentence and conviction.

But I can assure every supporter that it has made me stronger and I will never give up.

– Adam Johnson's sister Faye

The former Sunderland footballer was jailed for six years for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan.

The 28-year-old's trial at Bradford Crown Court heard that he had kissed and sexually touched the girl in his Range Rover in County Durham.

Wear-Tees derby moved for TV

Middlesbrough and Sunderland crests Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Wear-Tees derby has been moved to be shown on TV.

Sunderland were due to take on Middlesbrough at the Stadium of Light on Saturday August 20. It will now take place at 1.30pm on Sunday August 21 and be shown on Sky Sports.

Four of Sunderland AFC’s first five 2016-17 Premier League fixtures have been selected for live TV broadcast.

The Black Cats begin their Premier League campaign with an away trip to face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 13th August, with the kick-off now moved back to 5.30pm.

Sunderland’s home game with Everton has been moved to 8pm on Monday September 12.

The Black Cats’ trip to Tottenham Hotspur has been moved to at 4.30pm on Sunday September 18.

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