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Football Briefs: Derby manager Lampard fined after being sent off

September 18, 2018 18:25 IST

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Derby County manager Frank Lampard

IMAGE: Derby County manager Frank Lampard. Photograph: Action Images/Ed Sykes

Derby County manager Frank Lampard was fined 2,000 pounds ($2,600) by the English Football Association on Tuesday after admitting to a misconduct charge.

The former Chelsea midfielder was sent to the stands during his team's 1-0 Championship defeat by Rotherham United on Saturday for leaving his technical area to argue with a match official.


"DerbyCounty manager Frank Lampard has been fined 2,000 pounds after he admitted an FA misconduct charge and accepted the standard penalty," the FA said in a statement.

The 40-year-old Lampard, who was capped 106 times by England, took his first managerial role in May and has guided Derby to seventh place in the Championship after seven matches.

Bolton defender Darby diagnosed with motor neurone disease

Former Bradford City defender Stephen Darby

IMAGE: Former Bradford City defender Stephen Darby. Photograph: Tony O'Brien/Files/Reuters/Action Images

Bolton Wanderers defender Stephen Darby has retired from football after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease, his club said on Tuesday.

Darby, who began his career at his hometown side Liverpool and made his debut in a Champions League fixture in 2008, joined Bolton in 2017 and last played for the Championship (second-tier) club in December.

He had loan spells at SwindonTown, NottsCounty and Rochdale, before moving to BradfordCity where he played under current Bolton boss Phil Parkinson.

"It is with great sadness that I announce my immediate retirement from professional football due to a recent diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease," the 29-year-old said in a statement.

"I would like to take the opportunity to thank my team mates, Phil Parkinson and all the staff at Bolton Wanderers Football Club for their amazing support at what has been an extremely difficult period for myself and my family."

Bolton are 10th in the Championship table having narrowly avoided relegation to England's third tier last season.

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