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Serbia and Albania face UEFA sanction after match brawl

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Football: Serbia and Albania are facing the possibility of a UEFA sanction after their Euro 2016 qualifier was abandoned following a brawl.

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Rugby League: Australia full-back Jarryd Hayne has shocked the rugby league world by quitting his club Parramatta Eels to chase his dream of playing in the NFL.

Athletics: Oscar Pistorius has arrived at court for the third day of his sentencing hearing after being found guilty of culpable homicide.

Social media trend: And, Greater Manchester Police are investigating death threats made to banned Wigan rugby league player Ben Flower in a series of abusive Twitter remarks.

Euro 2016 qualifier marred by brawl

We start with football and last night's politically charged Group I clash in Belgrade, which went ahead despite long-standing tensions between the two nations.

The tie was halted just before half-time after a drone trailing a pro-Albania banner hovered over the Partizan Stadium pitch, prompting an altercation between players and forcing English referee Martin Atkinson to lead the teams off the pitch as disruption in the stands threatened to boil over.

Hayne follows his dream

Jarryd Hayne believes he has the skills to make it as either a punt returner or kick returner in time for the 2015 NFL season and has already held talks with Seattle Seahawks team officials.

The 26-year-old announced his intention to switch disciplines just two weeks after he was voted as the best player in the National Rugby League, and 24 hours after being selected for the Kangaroos' Four Nations squad.

Pistorious back in court

Oscar Pistorius was convicted last month over the shooting dead of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's day 2013.

On Tuesday, a defence witness told the hearing that the 27-year-old would be "broken as a person" if he was jailed, and would be vulnerable to violence and placed in highly stressful situations because of his disability.

Police investigate death threats

Ben Flower has been subjected to social media abuse following his sending off in Saturday's Super League Grand Final after landing a punch on Lance Hohaia while the St Helens stand-off was motionless on the ground just two minutes into the match.

A series of tweets were directed to the disgraced prop on Tuesday evening after confirmation of his six-month ban from the sport handed out by a Rugby Football League disciplinary hearing in Leeds.

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