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  • Green Brigade regrets damage to Fir Park seats and pyrotechnics

    December 8, 2013 5:59 PM 10

    It has insisted its members were not involved but admitted it should have policed its section of fans better. The Scottish Professional Football League could take action against Celtic when it receives its match delegate's report from the match at Fir Park. "Firstly, we do not condone the breaking of seats, nor do we welcome pyrotechnics being thrown

  • Masters Snooker 2014: Ding Junhui to face Shaun Murphy

    December 8, 2013 5:09 PM 15

    Ding Junhui will face Shaun Murphy in the first round of the Masters at Alexandra Palace in January. Defending champion Mark Selby faces Mark Davis, while world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan meets Robert Milkins. The world's top 15 ranked players will compete in snooker's most prestigious invitational event along with O'Sullivan, who is ranked 29th. The top 16 usually

  • Gerrard concern for Reds

    December 8, 2013 4:20 PM 32

    The Reds captain limped off 10 minutes into the second half of the 4-1 win over West Ham and will have scans in the next couple of days which will almost certainly rule him out of next weekend's trip to Tottenham. Fellow midfielder Jordan Henderson left Anfield with a protective boot on his right foot after a tackle from Kevin Nolan which saw the Hammers

  • FA Cup: Premier League clubs join third-round draw

    December 8, 2013 3:36 PM 24

    The draw for the third round of the FA Cup will be made at 16:10 GMT on Sunday. Premier League and Championship clubs enter the fray, with 32 matches due to be played on the weekend of 4 January. The draw will be made by former England striker Teddy Sheringham, who won the FA Cup with Manchester United in 1999, and his son Charlie, who lifted the FA Youth

  • Arsenal frontman Oxlade-Chamberlain steps up recovery from injury and is determined not to lose focus

    December 8, 2013 2:25 PM 30

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is determined not to lose focus as he steps up his recovery from injury. The Arsenal star has been out of action since picking up a serious knee injury during the Gunners' 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day of the season. Sportsmail revealed on Thursday that former Southampton Academy graduate commenced running this week, a key breakthrough

  • Cristiano Ronaldo gets waxwork of himself

    December 8, 2013 1:42 PM 18

    The Wax Museum of Madrid unveiled the figure to the Real Madrid footballer in front of hundreds of fans. The wax clone has quite a serious expression on its face and is dressed in the Portugal national team kit, where Ronaldo is from. Speaking at the museum, the footballer said: "It is a pleasure for me to have a figure almost like me. Thanks very much, have a good day."

  • Impressive Root shows senior England players what is required

    December 8, 2013 11:01 AM 27

    For Joe Root, this series is representing yet another challenge of his ability to demonstrate maturity and application patently absent from many of his team-mates. It should not be the case with so many senior England players around him, but the 22-year-old has had to find patience, courage and maturity when it has been sorely lacking from those around

  • 'It's £50,000 for a red card': Top footballers filmed 'admitting they fix matches for betting fraudsters'

    December 8, 2013 10:04 AM 28

    An ex-Premier League footballer faces arrest after he was filmed bragging that he can arrange for professional footballers to get yellow cards or even sent off in return for cash. Sam Sodje, who played for Portsmouth and also in the top flight at Reading, says he can guarantee certain events in play in return for money. In the video, the 34-year-old

  • Football - Coleman: Ramsey is up with Bale

    December 8, 2013 9:18 AM 34

    Wales manager Chris Coleman believes Aaron Ramsey's form puts the midfielder on a par with Gareth Bale. Bale, the world's most expensive player, has long been viewed as the key man for Wales' opponents to counter, the logic being that if you stop Bale, you stop Wales. That wisdom was largely borne out during Wales' World Cup qualification campaign. Bale scored

  • Police probe claims footballer fixed games for cash

    December 8, 2013 8:38 AM 30

    Police have opened a new investigation into match-fixing following allegations that a football player rigged a Championship game for cash. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said it had been passed information by the Sun on Sunday newspaper. An undercover reporter claimed to have met a player who said he could fix yellow cards in return for £30,000. The Football