ENGLAND 29 WALES 18
PROUD England coach Stuart Lancaster urged his players to refocus on this week’s Six Nations finale in Italy after they swept aside Wales yesterday at Twickenham to claim their first Triple Crown for 11 years.
MANCHESTER CITY 1 WIGAN ATHLETIC 2
MANCHESTER City manager Manuel Pellegrini defended his team selection after defeat to FA Cup holders Wigan in the quarter-final ended their dream of ending the season with four trophies.
SHEFFIELD UNITED 2 CHARLTON ATHLETIC 0
CHARLTON manager Chris Powell has urged his players to bounce back from yesterday’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat by dragging themselves out of the Championship relegation zone.
GOLF: America’s Patrick Reed held his nerve to claim the WGC-Cadillac Championship late last night, holding onto an overnight lead and keeping Welshman Jamie Donaldson tied in second place with Bubba Watson.
QUEENS Park Rangers face the likelihood of a fine of around £50m if they achieve promotion back to the Premier League this season unless their financial position suffers a dramatic and unexpected improvement.
SARACENS prop Petrus du Plessis admits he is desperate for his team’s semi-final hoodoo to end as they travel to Franklin’s Gardens for another fierce encounter with bitter rivals Northampton Saints tomorrow.
FOOTBALL: Everton boss Roberto Martinez admits central defender Phil Jagielka is “very unlikely” to play in tomorrow’s FA Cup quarter-final at Arsenal due to a hamstring injury. Antolin Alcaraz stands by as his replacement.
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REWIND a year and England went to Cardiff knowing victory would hand them the Six Nations title and a first Grand Slam since 2003.
SINEAD O’Connor was top of the charts with Nothing Compares 2 U the last time Tottenham won at Stamford Bridge and, just like the Irish popstar in the song’s famous video, Spurs fans have often been reduced to tears in the intervening years.
ENGLAND 1 DENMARK 0
ENGLAND boss Roy Hodgson admits he faces a headache when whittling his squad down to 23 for this summer’s World Cup after several rookies impressed in last night’s friendly win against Denmark.