SPORT | IN BRIEF

Villas-Boas waits on ref probe
FOOTBALL: Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas will learn tomorrow whether he is to face punishment for his outburst at referee Chris Foy following Sunday’s defeat at QPR. Rangers, meanwhile, will speak to defender Anton Ferdinand today regarding his on-field row with Blues skipper John Terry, after which Terry denied making racist remarks.

Dusautoir in consolation prize
RUGBY UNION: France captain Thierry Dusautoir received consolation of sorts for his side’s World Cup final defeat yesterday when he was named player of the year by the International Rugby Board. England Under-20 fly-half George Ford was named young player of the year.

Gunners and United set for cup
FOOTBALL: Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is being tipped to return from injury tonight against Bolton. Manchester United are also in Carling Cup fourth round action, at Aldershot.