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  • Where's Kate when he needs her? Prince William looks a little out of his depth as he hits the volleyball court

    December 4, 2013 2:32 PM 41

    The Duke of Cambridge looked a little lost as he tried out his skills in a volleyball skills training session on Wednesday. William joked with youngsters as he tried to work out where he was meant to be and to whom he should throw the ball during the morning session in west London, with one 13-year-old saying that he 'felt sorry' for the future king for being

  • Want another Class of '92? Then change the youth system! United coach Butt blasts England's treatment of homegrown stars

    December 4, 2013 12:25 PM 24

    Nicky Butt has called for the number of games at Under 18 level to be slashed in order to aid the development of young players. A member of the famed ‘Class of 92’, Butt is presently in charge of the Manchester United side competing in the inaugural UEFA Youth League. Though the 38-year-old accepts the set-up is not perfect given it ring-fences the clubs

  • Isle of Man TT: Martin Jessopp to make debut in 2014

    December 4, 2013 11:44 AM 28

    British Superbike rider Martin Jessopp is set to make his Isle of Man TT debut in 2014. The Yeovil racer will campaign a BMW S1000RR in the Superbike, Superstock and Senior races for his father's Riders Motorcycles team. Jessopp has been an ever-present in the British Championship paddock since 2004 and has also impressed on the roads in recent years

  • Top 14 - Neck woe could end Sheridan's career

    December 4, 2013 9:32 AM 27

    Former England loosehead prop Andrew Sheridan may be forced to retire because of a neck injury, Toulon coach Bernard Laporte has warned. Sheridan, who played in the 2007 World Cup final and toured with the British and Irish Lions two years later, has a long-standing issue in the neck/shoulder area and suffered a fresh setback during Toulon's Top 14 match

  • UK Championship: Stephen Maguire beats John Higgins to make quarter-finals

    December 4, 2013 8:46 AM 80

    Last Updated: December 3, 2013 11:24pm Stephen Maguire became the first man into the UK Championship quarter-finals after a 6-3 win over John Higgins. The two good friends and fellow Scots met in the last 16 at York's Barbican Centre and, for the fifth time in succession, it was Maguire who won their personal battle. A break of 90 won Maguire the opening

  • World Cup - Paper Round: Liverpool target surprise new striker

    December 4, 2013 7:38 AM 23

    Striker Danny Ings is the answer to Liverpool's problems; England have been on the end of another FIFA carve-up; and Dimitar Berbatov wants out of Fulham - here are the main stories making headlines in today's newspapers. Liverpool target Ings: Burnley striker Danny Ings is at the top of Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers' Christmas wish list, reports the Daily

  • Blackpool manager Paul Ince to discipline sent-off players

    December 3, 2013 11:58 PM 26

    Blackpool manager Paul Ince will discipline the three players who were sent off in their 1-0 defeat at Yeovil. Kirk Broadfoot, Ricardo Fuller and Gary MacKenzie were all shown the red card inside the final five minutes. "Our main two centre-halves, our stalwarts, are now out for Derby and Ricky (Fuller) did something stupid." Broadfoot and MacKenzie

  • Championship - Former Huddersfield pair worry Robins

    December 3, 2013 10:14 PM 29

    Huddersfield boss Mark Robins is wary of the threat posed by former loanees Jermaine Beckford and Neill Danns when his side chase a third straight league win on Tuesday night at Bolton. Striker Beckford spent most of last season on loan at Huddersfield, while midfielder Danns spent the last three months of the campaign there before his spell was cut short

  • Championship - QPR duo set for recall

    December 3, 2013 10:04 PM 29

    Junior Hoilett and Tom Carroll could return to the QPR starting line-up for the clash with Bournemouth. Winger Hoilett missed the Charlton game with a hamstring problem but came on for the final 13 minutes of the defeat at Doncaster at the weekend, while midfielder Carroll was an unused substitute on his return from an ankle injury. Nedum Onuoha remains

  • Dog interrupts Germany-England field hockey game

    December 3, 2013 9:10 PM 18

    A dog invaded the pitch during a field hockey game between Germany and England, leading to questions about whether the pup was affiliated with the Germans (Shepards) or English (Bulldogs). The dog somehow made its way down onto the field during the pool game at the Argentina Hockey World League Final, sprinting down the sideline, then laying down in the middle