CRICKET: Fast bowler Steven Finn boosted his hopes of an England recall yesterday by taking by taking four wickets for Middlesex against Nottinghamshire at Lords. Yet teammate Chris Rogers said that Finn should not be rushed back.
FOOTBALL: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was yesterday fined £8,000 by the Football Association after going onto the pitch to remonstrate with referee Chris Foy during his team’s 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa last month.
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NOT many people gave Liverpool a hope of winning the Premier League this year. Indeed some bookmakers were offering 33/1 before the season kicked off.
ATHLETICS: Olympic sprint silver medallist Sherone Simpson has been suspended for 18 months after testing positive for a banned stimulant. Asafa Powell, who also gave a positive test, will learn his fate tomorrow.
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BUOYANT Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects his table-topping team to adopt a fearless approach when title rivals Manchester City visit Anfield next weekend.
SARACENS director of rugby Mark McCall admits his side must work on their frailties ahead of next Sunday’s crunch Aviva Premiership clash with Northampton Saints after riding their luck against 14-man Ulster in the Heineken Cup quarter-final.
EVERTON 3 ARSENAL 0
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger conceded his team face an uphill battle to achieve a 17th straight year of Champions League qualification, after the Gunners were convincingly beaten at Goodison Park yesterday.
THE ANIMAL welfare groups who were shouting from the rooftops after the opening day of Cheltenham about the cruelty of National Hunt racing were mercifully quiet after Saturday’s Grand National, and for that we should all be thankful, not least to
BRITAIN’S Lewis Hamilton believes he lacked the pace of team-mate Nico Rosberg at the Bahrain Grand Prix over the weekend, despite emerging victorious from yesterday’s thrilling duel between the Mercedes drivers.