FOOTBALL: Defender Aaron Hughes could make his QPR debut at Derby tonight, as Harry Redknapp’s team bid to climb back into the Championship’s automatic promotion places. Hughes, 34, moved to Loftus Road on loan from Fulham last month.
FORMER England captain David Beckham is not the only ex-Manchester United star to dip his toe into football club ownership, it seems, with Gary Neville, his colleague for club and country, also in negotiations.
WOULD you spend £1,000 on 90 minutes of entertainment? That’s the figure Tottenham fans are charging each other for tickets to next month’s derby with Arsenal at White Hart Lane – and it’s all perfectly legal.
OLYMPICS: Basketball, weightlifting, water polo and synchronised swimming have had their funding withdrawn by UK Sport for missing targets. Triathlon and fencing are set for cash boosts for the next two Games.
MANCHESTER CITY 0 vs CHELSEA 1
Mourinho credits club masseur for inspiring victory
CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho revealed a team-talk from masseur Billy McCulloch inspired last night’s victory against their title rivals.
ROWING: Olympic champion Zac Purchase announced his retirement yesterday. The 27-year-old won gold in the lightweight double sculls in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics, then followed up with a silver medal alongside Mark Hunter at London 2012.
GREAT Britain are through to the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1986 after Wimbledon champion Andy Murray beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-3 in San Diego late last night.
ENGLAND rugby coach Stuart Lancaster insists the door remains ajar for axed duo Chris Ashton and Ben Youngs despite showing his disregard for reputation by naming an experimental team for tomorrow’s Six Nations opener in France.