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  • Stan Collymore calls in police after suffering more racist abuse on Twitter

    December 10, 2013 10:59 AM 16

    Former Liverpool and England striker Stan Collymore has alerted police after suffering more racist abuse on Twitter. Collymore, who now works as a radio pundit, was targeted with a torrent of vile comments from several users with one posting a mock-up of a Sky News report suggesting the former striker had killed himself. After deleting the tweets Collymore

  • Football fixing claims: Alan Shearer calls for zero tolerance

    December 10, 2013 10:33 AM 12

    Former England international Alan Shearer says there needs to be a 'zero tolerance' policy to anyone found guilty of fixing in football matches. "You are never going to stop betting but you have to stop the people inside," Shearer told BBC Radio 5 live. "It just cannot happen. If anyone is found guilty then there should be zero tolerance."

  • QPR swoop to sign ex-West Ham, Chelsea and Arsenal ace Yossi Benayoun

    December 10, 2013 10:06 AM 14

    The 33 year-old, who has impressed whilst on trial in recent weeks, has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season in W12. Redknapp told www.qpr.co.uk: “Yossi is a good footballer, a top-class player. “He’s got great ability and is someone I have always liked. I actually tried to take him to Tottenham at one time. “We have got a lot of fixtures

  • Cricket - Pietersen misses one-day series

    December 10, 2013 6:44 AM 12

    Kevin Pietersen is one of three senior players set to miss the limited-overs leg of England's Ashes tour in the new year. Pietersen, James Anderson and Graeme Swann will take no part in the five one-day internationals, or three Twenty20s, scheduled for January and February. Pietersen also seems sure to figure in future limited-overs engagements such as next year's

  • Premier League - RVP: Rooney partnership only getting stronger

    December 10, 2013 3:04 AM 15

    Robin van Persie believes his Manchester United strike partnership with Wayne Rooney can go from strength to strength as the season progresses. The duo have 15 Premier League goals between them so far this season, with their form providing a rare bright spot in a difficult start to the season for David Moyes' side. And Van Persie feels the understanding

  • Did you update your Facebook status when Andy Murray won Wimbledon? Tennis star's victory was most talked about event among British users this year

    December 10, 2013 1:00 AM 17

    As the man who claimed the first British men's singles title for 77 years at Wimbledon, you'd think Andy Murray had won enough honours this year. But the tennis ace triumphed over another net altogether: beating football, computer games and the Royal baby to become 2013's most-discussed event on Facebook. Murray mania clocked in at number one in Britain

  • Bury appoint David Flitcroft as their new manager

    December 9, 2013 9:48 PM 10

    League Two side Bury have appointed former Barnsley boss David Flitcroft as their new manager. Flitcroft, 39, made more than 100 appearances for the Shakers as a player between 2004 and 2006. "David is a dedicated individual who will not accept anything but the best for Bury Football Club," said chairman Stewart Day. "He had received offers from other

  • Luis Suarez spotted in Chelsea

    December 9, 2013 9:31 PM 20

    Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has fuelled speculation about his future after being spotted in Chelsea on Monday afternoon, although Kopites should probably rest easy. The Uruguay international has been in breathtaking form this season and has propelled himself to the summit of the Premier League's goalscoring charts having found the net 14 times in 10 appearances

  • Premier League - AVB hails Capoue

    December 9, 2013 5:21 PM 13

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas singled out Etienne Capoue for praise after the midfielder operated in central defence in Saturday's win at Sunderland. Injuries to Jan Vertonghen and Vlad Chiriches saw Capoue, a summer signing from Toulouse, drafted into the back four alongside captain Michael Dawson. "It was a great performance by Etienne," Villas-Boas

  • Gary Gold: Bath director of rugby leaves Premiership club

    December 9, 2013 5:16 PM 13

    Bath finished seventh in the table last term and are now sitting in third, six points behind leaders Saracens. Under Gold, Bath, who have not reached the end-of-season play-offs since 2010, have risen to third in the Premiership following a run of four league wins in a row. The West Country club are also top of their Amlin Challenge Cup pool with three