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Friday 14 December 2012
BILLIONAIRE Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has reignited the battle for the club with under-fire owner Stan Kroenke by lining up Gunners hero Thierry Henry for a return in a key boardroom role.
Friday 14 December 2012
CHELSEA manager Rafael Benitez has warned his squad they must improve their mentality and take their chances or risk losing the Club World Cup final against Corinthians of Brazil on Sunday.
Friday 14 December 2012
BATSMAN Kevin Pietersen believes England’s seam bowlers hold the key to securing their first Test series win in India since 1985.
Friday 14 December 2012
FORMER world No1 golfer Tiger Woods has thrown his weight behind the appointment of Tom Watson as America’s Ryder Cup captain for 2014 and played down talk of tension between the pair.
Friday 14 December 2012
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Friday 14 December 2012
MANCHESTER United star Rio Ferdinand led a scathing attack on European football chiefs last night after they fined Serbia just £65,000 for racism – less than Denmark’s Nicklas Bendtner was charged for wearing inappropriate underwear.
Friday 14 December 2012
THE DECAYING of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal from a team capable of going a whole league season unbeaten to one with just 24 points from 16 games and slain by League Two Bradford in the Capital One Cup has spawned countless theories as to where it has
Friday 14 December 2012
REIGNING Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins insists he will try to defend his title despite Team Sky’s initial plans to have Chris Froome spearhead their 2013 challenge.
Friday 14 December 2012
LONDON WASPS 30 BAYONNE 16 LONDON Wasps have got one foot in the quarter-finals of the Amlin Cup after riding a second-half fightback to beat French side Bayonne 30-16 at Adams Park.
Friday 14 December 2012
GENERAL: A stunning year for British sportsmen and women has seen them scoop five nominations at the Laureus World Sports Awards.
Friday 14 December 2012
RUGBY UNION: Northampton and England hooker Dylan Hartley has been banned for two weeks after being cited for foul play during the 25-6 Heineken Cup defeat to Ulster last week.
Friday 14 December 2012
RUGBY UNION: Former Sale Sharks player David Tait was found dead in Hong Kong on Wednesday, after falling from an apartment block.
Thursday 13 December 2012
CHELSEA manager Rafael Benitez has vowed to pick his strongest team in this morning’s Club World Cup semi-final against Monterrey, insisting that winning the trophy would make his players’ dreams come true.
Thursday 13 December 2012
Reached the semi-finals with a 3-1 win over South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai in the last eight on Sunday, making their second straight appearance at the Club World Cup
Thursday 13 December 2012
UNDER-FIRE manager Arsene Wenger is still the right man to revive Arsenal, despite mounting criticism, insists former Gunners defender Martin Keown.
Thursday 13 December 2012
ARSENE Wenger will still be Arsenal manager at the end of the season, but the next six months will tell us everything about his remaining ambitions and will determine whether he sticks around beyond May.
Thursday 13 December 2012
BRITISH and Irish Lions coaches Graham Rowntree and Andy Farrell hope to persuade head coach Warren Gatland to take a strong nucleus of English players on the 10-match tour of Australia next summer.
Thursday 13 December 2012
INDIA captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has hinted that the fourth and final Test against England could be his last as skipper.
Thursday 13 December 2012
FOOTBALL: Swansea reached the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup for the first time in their history last night with a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough, thanks to Seb Hines’s late own goal.
Thursday 13 December 2012
GOLF: Veteran Tom Watson is today expected to be named US captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Watson, 63, would be the oldest man to lead the team.
Thursday 13 December 2012
FOOTBALL: Bradford have been reinstated to the FA Cup after successfully appealing their expulsion for fielding an ineligible player in the second round.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
BRADFORD CITY 1 vs ARSENAL 1 AET; BRADFORD WIN 3-2 ON PENS
Wednesday 12 December 2012
FOREIGN footballers playing in England could be asked to take cultural awareness lessons in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the racism controversy that enveloped Liverpool’s Luis Suarez last season.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
ENGLAND defence coach Andy Farrell is today set to complete the latest chapter in his meteoric rise by being named a key figure in Warren Gatland’s backroom team for next year’s British and Irish Lions tour.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
TRAINER Paul Nicholls aimed a parting shot at owner Clive Smith after bringing his care of record-breaking steeplechaser Kauto Star to an abrupt end yesterday.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
NORWICH 1 vs ASTON VILLA 4 ASTON Villa manager Paul Lambert returned to punish his former side Norwich on his first visit since his summer departure in the Capital One Cup quarter-final last night.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
SUNDERLAND 3 vs READING 0 SUNDERLAND manager Martin O’Neill marked a year in charge of the Black Cats with a crucial win over Reading to haul his side out of the Premier League relegation zone.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
THERE isn’t much that captain Alastair Cook has left to accomplish on this tour of India, but winning the toss is one of them.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
ENGLAND spinner Graeme Swann admits their Lazarus-like recovery from a dreadful start to the cusp of history will count for little if they do not complete a series win in India this week.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
ENGLAND’S Stuart Broad is an injury doubt for the two Twenty20 internationals against India next week after suffering a recurrence of a heel injury during a practice session.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
BOXING: Britain’s Amir Khan admits defeat to Carlos Molina in California this weekend is likely to bring down the curtain on his career.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
RUGBY UNION: London Irish scrum-half Tomas O’Leary will miss Ireland’s Six Nations campaign next year after undergoing back surgery.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
FOOTBALL: Manchester City’s Gareth Barry has been charged with misconduct following Sunday’s stormy 3-2 defeat to bitter rivals Manchester United.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
FOOTBALL: Thirteen clubs, including Brentford, Crystal Palace and AFC Wimbledon, support the reintroduction of standing in football stadia, says the Football Supporters’ Federation.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
FOOTBALL supporters’ chiefs last night rejected calls for netting to be erected at stadia to prevent repeats of the Rio Ferdinand coin incident that marred Sunday’s Manchester derby.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger is desperate to avoid a penalty shoot-out in tonight’s Capital One Cup quarter-final trip to Bradford.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
FULHAM 2 NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 FULHAM manager Martin Jol hailed forward Dimitar Berbatov last night after his side ended a winless run of seven Premier League matches in an enthralling victory over Newcastle.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
HILLSBOROUGH campaigners moved a major step closer to achieving their aim of new inquests yesterday when the Attorney General applied to have the controversial original verdicts quashed.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
ENGLAND’S domination of India in their own backyard could be a blessing in disguise for Indian cricket, according to their former captain Rahul Dravid.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
RUGBY UNION: England hooker Dylan Hartley is facing another ban after being cited for striking Ulster’s Rory Best with his arm during Northampton Saints’ 25-6 Heineken Cup defeat on Friday.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
FOOTBALL: Interim manager Rafael Benitez is feeling confident about Chelsea’s chances at the Club World Cup as they prepare to face Mexican side Monterrey in the semi-finals in Japan on Thursday.
Monday 10 December 2012
MANCHESTER CITY 2 vs MANCHESTER UNITED 3 MANCHESTER City last night apologised to Rio Ferdinand and condemned the home supporter who marred a thrilling top of the table derby by throwing a coin at the Manchester United defender.
Monday 10 December 2012
WEST HAM UNITED 2 vs LIVERPOOL 3 WEST HAM manager Sam Allardyce urged his team to dig deep for the Christmas period, after losing yet another key player to injury during yesterday’s defeat to Liverpool.
Monday 10 December 2012
ONE thing about Alastair Cook tells you all you need to know about him. He doesn’t do Twitter. He knows that endless hours frittered away on ground-breaking messages such as “Boys did good job today.
Monday 10 December 2012
ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook hailed his devastating bowling attack yesterday after a seven-wicket victory in the third Test against India eased the tourists to within touching distance of a landmark series triumph.
Monday 10 December 2012
EVERTON 2 vs TOTTENHAM 1 TOTTENHAM boss Andre Villas-Boas admits that his side must stop conceding late goals, having seen Spurs drop another three points during injury time yesterday.
Monday 10 December 2012
INDIA have wielded the axe in an attempt to rescue the series in this week’s final Test against England, but have kept faith with under-fire captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and off-form batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
Monday 10 December 2012
BARCELONA’S Lionel Messi scored his 85th and 86th goals of 2012 last night, overtaking legendary forward Gerd Muller’s record for the most goals scored in a calendar year.
Monday 10 December 2012
HARLEQUINS boss Conor O’Shea is refusing to get carried away despite the Aviva Premiership champions extending their unbeaten European run with an eight-try demolition of Zebre on Saturday.
Monday 10 December 2012
World No1 Mark Selby won his first UK Championship last night, after overcoming Shaun Murphy 10-6 in York. The Englishmen were locked at 6-6 at the evening’s mid-session interval, yet Selby pulled away to seal a convincing victory.

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