Oscar Tabarez fury over Edinson Cavani `provocation`
Oscar Tabarez fury over Edinson Cavani `provocation`

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez leapt to the defence of dismissed striker Edinson Cavani on Wednesday as footage appeared to show a Chilean player attempting to provoke the star by inserting a finger into his anus.

Chile beat Uruguay 1-0 to reach 2015 Copa America semis
Chile beat Uruguay 1-0 to reach 2015 Copa America semis

Hosts Chile sent nine-man Uruguay crashing out of the Copa America on Wednesday, winning a stormy quarter-final 1-0 to edge closer to their dream of a first South American crown.

Newcastle defender Mike Williamson apologises after red card
Newcastle defender Mike Williamson apologises after red card

Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson has apologised for getting sent off against Leicester City in Saturday’s 3-0 Premier League defeat and denied he did it on purpose.

Steven Gerrard sorry for red card against Manchester United
Steven Gerrard sorry for red card against Manchester United

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard issued a frank apology on Sunday after being sent off during his side`s 2-1 Premier League defeat at home to arch rivals Manchester United.

EPL: Referees' chief Mike Riley calls for video technology
EPL: Referees' chief Mike Riley calls for video technology

Video technology should be introduced to English football to help referees avoid errors after West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley was sent off in a case of mistaken identity on Saturday, referees` chief Mike Riley said.

Borussia Dortmund lose to 10-man Augsburg as crisis deepens
Borussia Dortmund lose to 10-man Augsburg as crisis deepens

Last season`s Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund slumped to a 1-0 home defeat by 10-man Augsburg on Wednesday to continue their spectacular implosion and remain firmly anchored to the foot of the standings.

Louis van Gaal unconcerned by Wayne Rooney`s red mist
Louis van Gaal unconcerned by Wayne Rooney`s red mist

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal refused to discuss Wayne Rooney`s suitability to captain the team after the England forward was sent off against West Ham United.

Chelsea preserve lead, Wayne Rooney sent off in Manchester United win
Chelsea preserve lead, Wayne Rooney sent off in Manchester United win

Premier League leaders Chelsea conserved their three-point advantage by beating Aston Villa 3-0 on Saturday, while Wayne Rooney was sent off as Manchester United edged West Ham United.

Victor Wanyama sends Southampton second against 10-man Swansea
Victor Wanyama sends Southampton second against 10-man Swansea

Victor Wanyama`s first Southampton goal proved enough to finally end the resistance of 10-man Swansea on Saturday as the visitors won 1-0 to go second in the Premier League.

Mauro Icardi hits hat-trick in Inter Milan seven-goal rout of Sassuolo
Mauro Icardi hits hat-trick in Inter Milan seven-goal rout of Sassuolo

Inter Milan routed hapless Sassuolo 7-0 for the second season in a row on Sunday with Argentine striker Mauro Icardi grabbing a hat-trick and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo scoring twice.

Tears of joy replace tears of despair for Hartley

A year ago England hooker Dylan Hartley left Twickenham in disgrace after being sent off in the Premiership final but one year on he was all smiles as Northampton celebrated their first ever English title.

Bayern to fine defender Boateng for "brainless" red card

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng will be fined by his club for being sent off at the end of their 4-1 win at Hamburg SV on Saturday after slapping an opponent.

Hoy cops for Foy Chelsea abuse

Olympic champion cyclist Chris Hoy found himself yet again on the receiving end of Twitter abuse directed at football referee Chris Foy as angry Chelsea fans vented their frustration on social media.

Unhappy Mourinho bites lip after Chelsea choker at Villa

Jose Mourinho bit his lip after being sent to the stands and having two players sent off as Premier League leaders Chelsea crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat at mid-table Aston Villa on Saturday.

Chelsea lose after pair see red, victory for 10-man City

The race for the Premier League title was blown wide open when leaders Chelsea had two players sent off in a 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday and Manchester City overcame a red card to win 2-0 at Hull City.

Kroos missile helps Bayern sink 10-man Arsenal

Holders Bayern Munich survived an early battering to beat 10-man Arsenal 2-0 on a night of high drama in the Champions League on Wednesday as both teams missed penalties and home goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was sent off.