OLD ADVERSARIES Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal prepare to do battle in this morning’s Australian Open semi-final, and the Swiss star has revealed plans to end his grand slam hoodoo against the world No1 have been afoot since appointing Stefan Edbe
WITH Saracens’ three heartaches last season still fresh in the memory, lock Mouritz Botha insists everyone at the club is determined to ensure history does not repeat itself – starting with the LV= Cup.
ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster has confirmed scrum-half Danny Care will be fit to resume training today, providing a small tonic to his injury headache ahead of next weekend’s opening Six Nations match in France.
REAL Madrid top for a ninth consecutive year, Barcelona their chief rival: it may not look like much has changed in world football’s latest rich list, yet those facts belie a year of flux and fascinating trends.
CHELSEA striker Romelu Lukaku became embroiled in the growing row over Nicolas Anelka’s controversial “quenelle” gesture yesterday, after the West Brom player was formally charged by the Football Association.
FORMER world No1 Rory McIlroy was justifiably annoyed at missing out on the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday because of a two-shot penalty, but the truth is that he had no one to blame but himself.
DEFENDER Diego Lugano scored his first West Brom goal as new boss Pepe Mel oversaw a 1-1 draw with Everton last night. The Baggies fell behind on 41 minutes after Kevin Mirallas slotted in from Romelu Lukaku’s knock down.
RUGBY UNION: Wales back row Ryan Jones will miss the entire RBS Six Nations campaign with a hamstring injury suffered during Ospreys’ Heineken Cup defeat to Leicester on Friday. James King has been called up as his replacement.
BOXING: Next month’s high-profile bill featuring British heavyweights Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury is expected to remain at the Copper Box in Stratford’s Olympic Park, despite damage to the floor of the arena during a fitness exhibition at the we
ONE day you suspect Roman Abramovich will get tired of owning a football club and the Kings Road will be the scene of the first demonstration in this country by die-hard fans begging a billionaire owner not to leave.
UNDER-FIRE England cricket captain Alastair Cook admitted yesterday that he could step down as skipper of the one-day international side, after a third straight defeat saw the tourists lose another series in Australia.
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TOTTENHAM boss Tim Sherwood still fears for his job beyond May, despite revitalised Emmanuel Adebayor’s two goals inspiring a fifth win from six Premier League games yesterday at Swansea.
WINTER SPORTS: British skater Elise Christie won the 1,000m European title yesterday. Yet there was bad news for the British team ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics as skier Chemmy Alcott’s comeback race was cancelled.