Tottenham pitch invaders fined £155 apiece and banned until 2018

• Three men had been doing ‘voluntary work’ for sponsor
• Spurs were fined £11,870 by Uefa for the invasion
• Tottenham through to League Cup semi-final

Three men have admitted to a pitch-invasion stunt which forced a Tottenham match to be temporarily halted last month.

Nathaniel Thompson, 23, Helder Gomes, 22, and Daniel Jarvis, 26, were arrested after bizarre scenes during Spurs’ Europa League match against Partizan Belgrade on 27 November.

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Tyrone Mings makes his mark at Ipswich on and off the pitch

Ipswich defender is now on Arsenal’s radar after a rapid rise from Chippenham to the Championship but he is loyal to his roots and his current club’s fans
Ipswich: the £10,000 team pushing for the Premier League

As Tyrone Mings tells his remarkable and heart-warming story, there are times when the 21-year-old Ipswich Town defender cannot help but shake his head and smile. Linked with multimillion-pound transfers to Arsenal and Chelsea, Mings is the West Country boy who was released by Southampton at the age of 16, unable to get a job at One Stop and the proud owner of a £100 Citroën Saxo until two years ago.

That green Saxo, complete with white wheels, “never reached the Suffolk border” after Ipswich paid non-league Chippenham Town £10,000 for their left-back in December 2012, but all the values and principles that Mings grew up with in Wiltshire came with him to Portman Road. This is a man who spent Christmas Day last year feeding the homeless in Ipswich and who thinks nothing of giving his complimentary tickets to “skint” fans – a gesture that made him a social media sensation before he had kicked a ball for the Championship club.

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ADVISORY-Reuters sports awards and year-enders (Reuters)

LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) – We will publish the results of the Reuters sports awards, voted for by the agency’s journalists around the world, at 1900 GMT. Alongside the results we will publish a series of profiles, interviews and factboxes relating to the winners. The award categories are: Sportsman of the year Sportswoman of the year Team of the year Coach of the year Comeback of the year Breakthrough of the year Flop of the year On Friday, Dec. …