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Apr 122016
 
Adam Johnson appeals against jail term
Adam JohnsonImage copyright Durham Police
Image caption The sexual activity with the girl happened in January 2015 after Johnson had groomed her using social media apps

Footballer Adam Johnson has formally lodged an appeal against his six-year sentence for grooming and sexual activity with a girl aged 15.

The former Sunderland and England player was jailed last month following a trial at Bradford Crown Court.

An official at the court confirmed that Johnson’s legal team had lodged an appeal against his sentence.

The 28-year-old has already begun an appeal against his conviction of sexual activity with a 15-year-old.

Johnson admitted grooming the girl and a separate, less serious charge, of sexual activity.

On the Adam Johnson’s Appeal Fight Facebook page, run by his sister Faye, a post said: “Adam’s appeal against his sentence has now been lodged!”

It added: “Thanks everyone for your support it means a lot! X”

Sentencing the player, Judge Jonathan Rose told him he had abused a position of trust and caused his victim “severe psychological harm”.

Johnson began his career at Middlesbrough before moving to Manchester City and then on to Sunderland in 2012.

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Kazakhstan Women 0-4 Wales Women

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Apr 122016
 
Kayleigh Green joined Yeovil from Welsh Premier League side Cardiff City in March 2016

Kayleigh Green and Helen Ward both scored twice as Wales women beat Kazakhstan 4-0 to keep alive their Euro 2017 qualification hopes.

Green fired home from Natasha Harding’s cross to open the scoring before doubling the lead on 23 minutes.

Ward scored Wales’ third from the penalty spot after Green was fouled by Begaim Kirgizbaeva, who was sent-off.

Reading striker Ward converted a second penalty with nine minutes remaining after Jess Fishlock was fouled.

Jayne Ludlow’s side remain third in Group 8, five points behind leaders Austria and second-placed Norway.

Wales’ remaining three games are all at home, including matches against Norway and Austria.

Kazakhstan are bottom of the group and Wales were 4-0 winners when the sides met in Haverfordwest in November.

Only the eight group winners and six best runners-up are guaranteed automatic qualification to the 2017 tournament in the Netherlands.

The other two group runners-up will play-off for the final qualification spot.

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Apr 122016
 
Leicester need three wins from their remaining five games to guarantee the Premier League title

Tickets to watch Premier League leaders Leicester’s final home game are being offered for £15,000 a pair through an online re-sale website.

The 7 May match against Everton, which could see the Foxes become champions, sold out in 90 minutes on Monday.

But within hours, individual tickets were being advertised for more than £3,000 each and a pair for much more.

The club said