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# Dropped

This year
# Dropped
Marcus Smith left out of England training squad as George Ford returns to fold
Smith began the Six Nations as England’s starting fly-half.
# Dropped
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cut from Chelsea's Champions League squad
New €40 million signing Benoit Badiashile is also conspicuous by his absence.
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Significant drop in number of people sick with respiratory infections
The number of hospitalisations has also declined.
# Dropped
Veteran trio omitted from England's Six Nations squad
Billy Vunipola, Jonny May and Jack Nowell have been left out.
Last year
# Sad
Tearful Ronaldo departs with World Cup dream in tatters
Morocco earned a shock 1-0 quarter-final victory over Portugal.
# Dropped
End of the road for Mick Schumacher at Haas with Nico Hulkenberg replacing him
Hulkenberg has not had a seat since 2019.
# Dropped
Rangers leave Alfredo Morelos out of squad for crunch Champions League tie
The PA news agency understands Light Blues boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst has cut the Colombian striker for the second leg in Holland.
# Dropped
Sancho and Rashford dropped as Southgate calls for consistency
The England boss has kept faith with Manchester United captain Harry Maguire, insisting the defender is crucial to his side.
All time
# Dropped
No place for Connolly in Ireland squad as Portugal gear up for Dublin date
Stephen Kenny can call on captain Seamus Coleman, as well as midfielders Jayson Molumby and Alan Browne, as Ronaldo prepares to come to town.
# weinstein
One sexual assault count dismissed in Harvey Weinstein case
Judge Lisa B Lench agreed that a count alleging sexual battery by restraint in May 2010 was too old, and outside the statute of limitations.
# Selection
'We're looking forward to him progressing in the big games for Leinster'
James Lowe drops out of the Ireland matchday 23 for the clash with England.
# Dropped
Foden and Greenwood’s England omission 'sends a message’ – Southgate
However, Harry Maguire is back involved after he missed September’s games.
# Dropped
Former champions Froome and Thomas left out of Team Ineos Tour de France team
Froome is a four-time champion, while Thomas won in 2018.
# back in the mix
Boyle keen to atone for errors that kept him out of Connacht's loss in Gloucester
The back row was dropped for the trip to England, but is ready to help his side mount an unlikely playoff push.
# al porter
Sexual assault charge against entertainer Al Porter dropped
He had been accused of a sexual assault in late 2016 in Dublin.
# Benched
England drop 'disappointed' George Ford to bench for Australia quarter-final
Eddie Jones has sprung a big surprise by bringing Henry Slade into the team at outside centre.
# Dropped
German coach drops bombshell as trio of World Cup winners no longer in his plans
Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Thomas Mueller were informed by coach Joachim Loew.
# Dropped
Maurizio Sarri has dropped Kepa for tonight's clash against Spurs after Wembley controversy
The 24-year-old provoked controversy when he refused to be taken off during Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.
# Dropped
Experienced Clermont duo Parra and Lopez left out in the cold for Scotland clash
The half-backs were replaced during their side’s defeat to England in the second round of the Six Nations.
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After a 13-month investigation and 3 months of appeals, Zeke Elliott finally accepts his suspension
The Dallas running back has decided to accept his six-game suspension.
# Dropped
Man United defender doesn't pass muster for Southgate's England
Chris Smalling’s international future is in doubt after the manager said he had been overlooked.
# Exiled
Ireland U20 hooker McElroy dropped for JWC as he closes in on Saracens move
The 19-year-old had been set to travel to Georgia with Peter Malone’s squad.
# football bloody hell
'This wasn't about him not getting a game': Father denies son getting dropped a factor in court case
The now-18-year-old lost a court case alleging that his football team bullied him and caused post-traumatic stress.
# Controversy
Right-wing commentator Milo resigns from Breitbart over 'child abuse' comments
He had earlier been dropped from a major Conservative conference.
# Dropped
Dan Carter loses Land Rover sponsorship deal over failed drink-driving test
The former All Black was caught drink-driving in Paris last week.
# Benched
Club then country as Rooney dropped to bench for England's World Cup qualifier
Jordan Henderson will captain Gareth Southgate’s side tomorrow evening.
# Dropped
Barcelona star Arda Turan axed from Turkey's squad
Among the fresh faces in a squad is teenage Manchester City forward Enes Unal.
# no agreement
Are you a Virgin Media customer? Soon you won't be able to watch eir Sports or BT Sports
The move will mean a loss of coverage of certain events.
# Dropped
'I like to challenge myself,' but welterweight return in store for Khan
After being knocked out by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Amir Khan is planning a return to welterweight.
# Crossed the line
Pacquiao fired by Nike after homophobic comments
The former Filipino boxing champion described gay couples as ‘worse than animals’.
# Punishment
Memphis Depay dropped to Man United's U21s for tonight's game against Norwich
It’s been a difficult 24 hours for the Dutch winger.
# Claim
'Louis van Gaal wrong to drop Wayne Rooney'
The United and England captain has been criticised for his form this term.
# Leaflet Drop
Richard Bruton left a running mate off his leaflets - but she's more disappointed than annoyed
“It’s small beer, but it does happen. There’s no point in making a row about it.”
# Cabinet sacking
Pat Rabbitte’s face doesn’t always reflect his inner happiness
The former minister reflected on his departure from cabinet in a wide-ranging interview with today.
# Dropped
Jack Guiney dropped from Wexford hurling panel over alleged disciplinary issue
Liam Dunne and his management team have cut the Rathnure forward from the panel ahead of Kilkenny clash.
# senior analyst
John Giles won't be on our screens on Saturday as RTÉ opt for Richie Sadlier instead
Giles’ fellow analysts are thought to be angered by his omission.
# Hothead
Hartley axed from England's World Cup squad after headbutt ban
The Northampton hooker says he is ‘devastated with what has happened’.
# Dropped
Raheem Sterling is NOT in the Liverpool side to face Stoke today
The youngster’s future with the club has been the subject of much speculation
# Dropped
No love for Teddy as winger dropped by France for missing training session
The Racing Metro winger has been replaced by Maxime Medard for Saturday’s game against Argentina.
# Dropped
Michael Phelps handed six-month ban for drink driving
The 18-time Olympic swim champion has been dropped from the 2015 world championships roster.