Sports World: FA spoke to Bruce over England manager's post

FA spoke to Bruce over England manager's post

LONDON • Hull City boss Steve Bruce has held informal discussions with the Football Association for the England manager's job, the Premier League club said yesterday.

The FA has also approached Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce, who is being tipped as the favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson by the British media.

United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann, Bournemouth's Eddie Howe and former England manager Glenn Hoddle are among those who have also been linked with the job.

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Kiwis want 4-day Tests, 2 divisions in cricket

WELLINGTON • New Zealand Cricket chief David White yesterday called for Test cricket to continue its pink-ball revolution by slashing the format to four days and introducing two divisions.

He strongly supported the idea of cutting the length of Tests from five days to four, which he said would "greatly assist with programming and player workloads".

White also supported plans to introduce two divisions in Test cricket, saying that "a competition with promotion and relegation, and a winner at the end, would really increase interest".

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UFC's Jones took two banned substances

NEW YORK • The Nevada State Athletic Commission extended a temporary suspension for Jon Jones on Monday and revealed two banned substances for which the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter tested positive.

Jones was hauled up for clomiphene, an anti-oestrogenic substance and traces of letrozole, an aromatase inhibitor in an out-of-competition sample provided on Sunday.

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