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Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam

The 63-year-old was widely criticised after making a series of inappropriate comments while taking questions from members of the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) select committee.

* Former Real Madrid and Boca Juniors midfielder Fernando Gago ended his playing career on Tuesday after finally succumbing to a series of serious injuries. Gago, 34, also played for AS Roma and Valencia and was on the books of Buenos Aires club Velez Sarsfield.

* Jumbo-Visma’s takeover of the WorldTour peloton was confirmed on Tuesday (Nov 10) as they became the first Dutch outfit to finish a season top of the UCI’s team rankings. The yellow-and-black brigade have enjoyed a sensational season culminating with Primoz Roglic retaining his Vuelta a Espana title on Sunday.

* Georginio Wijnaldum will replace his injured Liverpool team mate Virgil van Dijk as Netherlands captain while Tim Krul will be first choice in goal when the Dutch play their two Nations League matches next week, coach Frank de Boer said on Tuesday.

* Manchester United left back Luke Shaw will be sidelined for a month after picking up a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Everton, the Premier League club said on Tuesday (Nov 10). Shaw, 25, limped off during the closing stages of the match and was replaced by Axel Tuanzebe.

* Brazilian champions Flamengo named Rogerio Ceni as their new coach on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after firing Domenec Torrent following two consecutive league defeats and only 10 weeks in charge.

* Jurgen Klopp said an emotional farewell to Liverpool’s historic Melwood training ground on Tuesday (Nov 10) as the Premier League champions prepare to move into a new headquarters. Melwood has been the club’s base for more than 70 years, with generations of Anfield players honing their craft on the training pitches.

* MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez will not return this season as he continues to recover from a broken arm, his Repsol Honda team said on Tuesday. The Spaniard fractured his upper arm in the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez in July and had to undergo a second operation after damaging a plate in the arm while opening a window ahead of the second race in Jerez.

* Italian MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone’s doping ban has been extended from 18 months to four years, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday, in a decision Iannone said made “no logical sense”. The sport’s governing body FIM had initially imposed an 18-month suspension after Iannone tested positive for the banned steroid Drostanolone at last year’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

* Steven Bergwijn has been withdrawn from the Netherlands squad for three internationals over the next week because of injury, the Dutch football association (KNVB) said. The 23-year-old Tottenham Hotspur forward was declared unfit after a medical test when he joined up with his Dutch team mates on Monday (Nov 9).

* Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham has been called up to the England squad after James Ward-Prowse and Trent Alexander-Arnold were forced to withdraw due to injury, the Football Association said on Tuesday.

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