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FA confirm Hull name change ruling in arbitration

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Plenty of Hull City fans are against the proposed name change. Credit: PA

The Football Association has confirmed its decision to reject Hull's name change is currently in arbitration.

A statement read: "The Football Association has agreed with Hull City to clarify the position regarding the club's name change application.

"On Wednesday 9 April 2014, The FA Council rejected Hull City's application to change its playing name to Hull Tigers.

"The club has chosen to commence an arbitration under Rule K of the Rules and Regulations of The Football Association to challenge the decision of The FA Council."

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Defender Dawson signs new West Brom deal

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Craig Dawson eyes the ball. Credit: PA

Craig Dawson has signed a new three-year deal with West Brom that will keep him at the club until 2017.

The 24-year-old centre back has started all six of Albion's league matches and claimed his first goal for the club in the 4-0 win over Burnley on Sunday.

Craig was very unsettled when I first arrived in the summer but we as a club were never interested in selling him.

We felt he had the potential to be a top centre-back and once he got his head settled and knew he wasn't going anywhere he started to put in very good performances.

His level of consistency has kept him in the team despite having our top international centre-backs breathing down his neck.

– Baggies boss Alan Irvine

Sakho faces no sanction over alleged headbutt on Shaw

Diafra Sakho will not face any punishment from the Football Association for his alleged headbutt on Luke Shaw in West Ham's 2-1 loss at Manchester United on Saturday, it is understood.

The Senegal forward was thought to have clashed with England defender Shaw in an off-the-ball incident during his side's Premier League clash at Old Trafford.

Press Association Sport understands the incident was referred to a three-man panel of former referees, but after review the FA judged there was no further case to answer.

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Negredo recovery on track

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Negredo joined Valencia from Man City on loan in the summer. Credit: PA

Valencia say Alvaro Negredo's recovery from a broken metatarsal remains on track despite the Spain striker having to pull out of training on Monday morning after suffering a blow to his foot.

Negredo joined Valencia from Manchester City on transfer deadline day but has yet to feature for his new club as he battles back from undergoing foot surgery in late July.

The 29-year-old, who was expected to be sidelined for three months, was forced to leave training early on Monday with pain in his foot but tests have confirmed that it is nothing serious.

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