McAuley sustained a hamstring injury to join Craig Dawson, Jonny Evans, Chris Brunt, Callum McManaman and James Morrison on the sidelines.

Fonua set for spell on the sidelines

Former Melbourne winger Mahe Fonua wil miss up to six week of action for Super League club Hull FC after injuring his knee on his Super League debut.
The upgrade comes despite another mixed season on the field when United have failed to qualify for the knock-out stages of the lucrative European Champions League.
Phil Jagielka and Ramiro Funes Mori provided a formidable partnership in the 3-0 league wins over Stoke City and Newcastle United and Martinez may opt to retain...
LONDON (Reuters) - Duncan Taylor will start at centre for Scotland against Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday, the only change to coach Vern Cotter's starting...
Payet signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with the English Premier League club when he joined from Olympique de Marseille last year, but his performances this...
LONDON (Reuters) - Flyhalf Dan Biggar has recovered from the ankle problem that forced him off against Ireland at the weekend and will take his place in an...
BERLIN (Reuters) - Attacking midfielder Marco Reus's return to form after injury and illness has given Borussia Dortmund a boost in their campaign to chase down...
PARIS (Reuters) - France manager Guy Noves has made six changes for Saturday's Six Nations match at home to Ireland as Les Bleus look to tighten up their defence...
Five-eighth Dan Biggar has recovered from injury and will play in an unchanged Welsh team for the Six Nations rugby clash with Scotland in Cardiff.
After pipping Italy 23-21, French coach Guy Noves has made six changes for the Six Nations rugby match against defending champions Ireland in Paris.
"We were trapped in the stadium for an hour afterwards which wasn't great. That was the lowest the team has been, but it just shows great character from everyone...
Currently sixth in the league table, the club, however, will miss Cheikhou Kouyate in Saturday's game against Norwich City, while Winston Reid and Joey O'Brien...
There will be no disciplinary action New Zealand despite fielding eight players against Australia in their final pool match at the Sydney rugby sevens.
A large number of US-born baseball players with Filipino heritage have travelled to Australia to play with the Philippines national team at the World Baseball...
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