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FA Cup first round draw: Eighth-tier Chichester City receive bye to second round

Media playback is not supported on this device Wild scenes as Potters Bar score 101st minute equaliser Non-league Chichester City – the lowest ranked club in the FA Cup – received a bye to the second round following Bury’s removal from the competition.Chichester, seventh in the eighth-tier Isthmian League South East Division, were the final…

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FA Cup first round draw: Eighth-tier Chichester City receive bye to second round

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Wild scenes as Potters Bar score 101st minute equaliser

Non-league Chichester City – the lowest ranked club in the FA Cup – received a bye to the second round following Bury’s removal from the competition.Chichester, seventh in the eighth-tier Isthmian League South East Division, were the final club left in the pot at the end of Monday’s first-round draw and receive £36,000 in prize money.After the draw, Chichester announced they would make a donation to Bury.National League Harrogate Town will host two-time winners Portsmouth.Meanwhile, Maldon & Tiptree, who also play in the eighth-tier, are at Leyton Orient.Haringey-Yeovil FA Cup tie to be replayedThe winners of Tuesday’s fourth qualifying round replay between Poole Town and Hayes & Yeading will host League One Oxford United.National League South teams Chippenham Town and Dulwich Hamlet host League Two Northampton Town and Carlisle United respectively.Nine non-league teams are guaranteed a place in the next round, where they will be one win away from a potential tie with a Premier League club in the third round. Chichester entered this season’s FA Cup at the extra preliminary round stage.Having played their first tie in the competition on 10 August, they have earned £82,390 in prize money from their run.FA Cup first round drawIpswich Town v Lincoln CityOxford City v Solihull MoorsCrawley Town v Scunthorpe UnitedHarrogate Town v Portsmouth Colchester United v Coventry CitySunderland v GillinghamDulwich Hamlet v Carlisle United Bolton Wanderers v PlymouthYork City v AltrinchamChesterfield/Wrexham v Rochdale Maidstone United v Torquay UnitedLeyton Orient v Maldon & TiptreeChippenham Town v Northampton Town Haringey Borough/Yeovil v HartlepoolCambridge United v Exeter CityStourbridge v Welling United/EastleighSalford City v Burton AlbionForest Green v Sutton United/BillericayBristol Rovers v BromleyEbbsfleet/Woking v Notts CountyWalsall v DarlingtonNantwich Town v AFC FyldeAFC Wimbledon v Doncaster RoversHayes & Yeading/Poole v Oxford UnitedShrewsbury Town v Bradford CityGrimsby Town v Newport CountyGateshead v Oldham AthleticMansfield Town v ChorleyDover Athletic v Southend UnitedTranmere v WycombeCarshalton Athletic v Boston UnitedCheltenham Town v Swindon TownAccrington Stanley v CrewePotters Bar/Barnet v Fleetwood Town Macclesfield v KingstonianMaidenhead/Wealdstone v Rotherham UnitedBlackpool v MorecambeMK Dons v Port ValeStevenage v Peterborough United All matches to be played 8-11 November

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NFL game postponed over Covid-19 cases

Tennessee Titans’ long snapper Beau Brinkley (left) and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones (right) have been put on the reserve/Covid-19 listThe NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday has been postponed because of Covid-19 cases.The game will be rescheduled for Monday or Tuesday after the outbreak among Titans players and staff.On Tuesday,…

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Tennessee Titans’ long snapper Beau Brinkley (left) and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones (right) have been put on the reserve/Covid-19 listThe NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday has been postponed because of Covid-19 cases.The game will be rescheduled for Monday or Tuesday after the outbreak among Titans players and staff.On Tuesday, defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, long snapper Beau Brinkley and practice squad tight end Tommy Hudson were put on the reserve/Covid-19 list.The NFL has since shut down the team facility.According to the NFL network, a fourth player also returned a positive test on Wednesday.The Titans played the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis last Sunday.The Vikings’ facility was also closed on Tuesday and Wednesday and it is unclear whether their scheduled game with the Houston Texans will take place on Sunday.
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Pliskova survives scare at French Open

Karolina Pliskova reached the Italian Open final earlier in SeptemberCzech second seed Karolina Pliskova came from a set down to avoid an upset against Egyptian qualifier Mayar Sherif in the French Open first round.World number four Pliskova, 28, had eight set points in the opener, before losing to Sherif – ranked 172nd in the world…

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Pliskova survives scare at French Open

Karolina Pliskova reached the Italian Open final earlier in SeptemberCzech second seed Karolina Pliskova came from a set down to avoid an upset against Egyptian qualifier Mayar Sherif in the French Open first round.World number four Pliskova, 28, had eight set points in the opener, before losing to Sherif – ranked 172nd in the world – in a tie-break.The 2017 semi-finalist wrapped up a quick second set against the 24-year-old after winning four games in a row.Pliskova came through a tense decider to claim a 6-7 (9-11) 6-2 6-4 victory.”It was super tough,” she said. “Especially after losing the first set after having set points.”She played a great game, especially in these conditions.”Sherif kept up an impressive level throughout and the pair exchanged breaks at the start of the second set.But Pliskova then won four games in a row, eventually holding serve to level things.The Czech was made to work much harder for the final set as she failed to convert five break points before winning the sixth to go 4-3 up.She held serve and wrapped up the match after two hours and 15 minutes with an ace down the middle.Pliskova, who has never won a Grand Slam, will face Latvian world number 43 Jelena Ostapenko in the second round.Live scores, results and order of playAlerts: Get tennis news sent to your phone
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Williams overcomes slow start to win

Serena Williams is a three-time champion at Roland Garros, having won the 2002, 2013 and 2015 titlesSerena Williams began her quest for a 24th Grand Slam title with a hard-fought win over fellow American Kristie Ahn in the French Open first round.Sixth seed Williams, who turned 39 on Saturday, overcame a rusty start to win…

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Williams overcomes slow start to win

Serena Williams is a three-time champion at Roland Garros, having won the 2002, 2013 and 2015 titlesSerena Williams began her quest for a 24th Grand Slam title with a hard-fought win over fellow American Kristie Ahn in the French Open first round.Sixth seed Williams, who turned 39 on Saturday, overcame a rusty start to win 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 in Paris.Once she came through a 74-minute opener, Williams began to play with more belief and clarity as she swept Ahn aside in a one-sided second set.Williams will play Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round.Pironkova, 33, was handed a wildcard by Roland Garros after a memorable run to the US Open quarter-finals – where she lost to Williams – in her first tournament since 2017 after giving birth.More to follow.Live scores, results and order of playAlerts: Get tennis news sent to your phone
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