Team Sky boss Brailsford defends Wiggins
LONDON Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins did not use a medical exemption to gain a performance boost before major races, Team Sky boss David Brailsford said on Monday in response to leaked documents.
LONDON Defender Luke Shaw has been withdrawn from the England squad to face Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday, the Football Association said on Saturday.
Left back Shaw, who missed most of last season with a broken leg, has featured in all three of Manchester United's Premier League matches this season and was named in manager Sam Allardyce's first England squad for the match in Trnava.
The 21-year-old sat out of training out Saturday as England's medical staff looked to manage his workload, before the FA said on the national team's official Twitter account (@England) that he had been withdrawn from the squad.
Manchester United added in a statement on their official Twitter handle(@ManUtd) that the move was "precautionary" and Shaw would be returning to train with his club.
Allardyce has already lost Fraser Forster for his first match in charge, with the goalkeeper leaving the camp to be replaced by his Southampton team mate Alex McCarthy after injuring his arm in training.
(Reporting by Ed Dove; Editing by Rex Gowar)
LONDON Leicester City will bank on the inside knowledge and goal threat of Porto's nemesis Islam Slimani ahead of their Champions League Group G clash on Tuesday.
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko will miss Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League game against Russian side CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, manager Mauricio Pochettino said.