FOOTBALL: Tottenham midfielder Andros Townsend has earned his first England call-up for the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine. Uncapped Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is also in the 27-man squad.
OVERWHELMING support given to Wayne Rooney from Manchester United fans during last night’s goalless draw against Chelsea at Old Trafford will convince the striker to shun the overtures of the Blues and remain with the Premier League champions, fe
ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger has vowed to field his strongest line-up against Fenerbahce tonight in a bid to record a third straight victory, even though his side hold a 3-0 lead from the first leg and face a crunch north London derby this Sunday.
CHELSEA sensationally attempted to hijack Tottenham’s £30m move for Anzhi Makhachkala forward Willian last night, while Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas obliviously watched his team secure a 5-0 victory over Georgian outfit Dinamo Tbilisi in the Eu
AUSTRALIA’S Steve Smith hit his maiden Test century at the Oval yesterday to put the tourists in a commanding position going into day three, but concedes the travelling supporters have not seen the best of him this summer.
BRITAIN’S Andy Murray will begin the defence of his US Open title against France’s Michael Llodra next week and his place in the same half of the draw as world No1 Novak Djokovic could mean the big hitting duo meet in the semi-final at Flushing Me
A LONG summer of transfer speculation has revolved in no small part around north London and, with 10 days to go, Tottenham look to have managed it better than Arsenal, despite the imminent loss of their best player.
FOOTBALL: Former Crystal Palace defender Gareth Southgate has been named England under-21s manager, signing a three-year deal. The 42-year-old won 57 full international caps and managed Middlesbrough between 2006 and 2009.
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ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger heaped praise on match-winner Aaron Ramsey after the Gunners all but secured their Champions League status and a £30m windfall – but insists he still needs a midfielder.
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CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out making a renewed attempt to sign Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney until after the two Premier League heavyweights clash on Monday.
FORMER England captain Nasser Hussain fears England paceman Stuart Broad could be attacked during the return Ashes series in Australia, following incendiary remarks by the tourists’ coach Darren Lehmann.
TOTTENHAM are expected to complete the club recor £30m signing of Anzhi Makhachkala forward Willian by the weekend, as they prepare for life after Gareth Bale, despite talk of a late snag in negotiations.
Arsenal boss points to sustained success during his tenure
UNDER-PRESSURE Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has launched a staunch defence of his record in the transfer market as frustrations grow from supporters at a lack of activity.
WITH the Ashes long since retained and a series victory also ensured before today’s fifth and final Test, there is an obvious danger that some England players could ease off when play resumes at the Oval today.
HE MAY have dropped out of the world’s top four for the first time in a decade and seen his extraordinary run of 36 consecutive grand slam quarter-finals halted, but Roger Federer can still win the US Open.
THE LAST decade has been a golden one for European golf, with the successes of Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington among the highlights, but the good news is it just seems to be getting better.
MANCHESTER UNITED are weighing up whether to make a second approach for Everton’s Leighton Baines and Maroune Fellaini, after the Toffees rejected their initial combined £28m bid, labelling it “derisory” and “insulting”.
ATHLETICS: Six-time Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius will appear in court from 3 March 2014 charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and the illegal possession of ammunition, the South African athlete learned at a Pretoria magi
CRICKET: England spinner Monty Panesar has joined Essex until the end of the season, after Sussex released him on loan following an investigation into an incident earlier this month when the 31-year-old was fined £90 by police for being drunk and