NEW Southampton director Hans Hofstetter is adamant the club will not need to sell any of its prized assets this summer, despite yesterday’s publication of their accounts showing a £7.1m net loss for the year ending June 2013.
FOOTBALL: The Football Association yesterday absolved themselves from criticism over retail prices for England’s new home and away shirts, costing up to £90 for replicas of those to be worn at this summer’s World Cup.
COMMONWEALTH GAMES: South Africa and Canada yesterday confirmed their intention to bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Durban and Edmonton have 12 months to formally lodge their bids. This year’s Games will be held in Glasgow.
BRITAIN’S Lewis Hamilton hailed this year’s Mercedes as the best Formula One car he has ever driven after leading the team to their first one-two finish since 1995 at the Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday.
WHILE the Champions League, Grand National, Boat Race and Heineken Cup promise one of the great weeks of the year in the next seven days, the quarter-finals of one of international sport’s most undervalued jewels will be taking place at the same t
WEST Ham fans are disgruntled because expectations are too high, according to boss Sam Allardyce.
Victory at 19th-placed Sunderland tonight will move the Hammers 11 points clear of the relegation zone.
NORTHAMPTON hooker Dylan Hartley will face no disciplinary action, the Rugby Football Union confirmed yesterday, after being accused of biting England colleague Tom Youngs’ hand during Saturday’s 22-16 defeat to Leicester.
TENNIS: World No2 Novak Djokovic won the Sony Open in Miami last night, beating world No1 Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3. Djokovic, who defeated Roger Federer at the Indian Wells final two weeks ago, has now beaten Nadal three times in a row.
GOLF: Captain Miguel Angel Jimenez’s Europe moved halfway toward securing the inaugural EurAsia Cup with a 5-0 victory on the first day in Kuala Lumpur. The first team to 10 points will be crowned champions.
THE DUBAI World Cup (6.05pm) is the richest race in the world with a prize fund of $10million, but it’s still yet to attract a really top-class field and tomorrow’s edition is another hard one for punters.
LIVERPOOL 2 SUNDERLAND 1
LIVERPOOL boss Brendan Rodgers admitted last night his title-chasing team are enjoying proving their doubters wrong after they moved to within a point of the Premier League summit.
BRITISH No1 Andy Murray last night refused to blame a contentious call from umpire Damian Steiner that cost him the chance to force a first-set tiebreak in a 7-5, 6-3 defeat to old foe Novak Djokovic in Miami.
FORMER India opening batsman Virender Sehwag struck a quickfire century to earn Marylebone Cricket Club a six-wicket win against Durham in the County Championship season curtain-raiser in Abu Dhabi yesterday.
GOLF: The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is encouraging its members to break 260 years of tradition and vote in favour of opening its doors to women. The Fife-based club will ballot its 2,500 members in September.
MANCHESTER UNITED 0 MANCHESTER CITY 3
MANCHESTER United boss David Moyes conceded last night his team must aspire to match the level their “noisy neighbours” are at or risk falling behind the Premier League’s elite for seasons to come.
FORMER England captain David Beckham has released the first details of plans for a new stadium that experts say will give his impending Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise in Miami the best chance of survival.
ARSENAL 2 SWANSEA CITY 2
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger admits his team have been sucked into another scrap for fourth place after an injury-time own goal from Mathieu Flamini cost them two much-needed points last night.
NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 EVERTON 3
THE PERFECT away performance, according to Everton boss Roberto Martinez, saw the Toffees take full advantage of Arsenal’s slip up against Swansea to close in on a top-four place.