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

    December 4, 2013 9:32 AM 21

    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 75

    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 21

    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 24

    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 26

    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 25

    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 15

    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

  • Swansea City's Michu to miss Newcastle visit - Michael Laudrup

    December 3, 2013 7:36 PM 11

    Manager Michael Laudrup says forward Michu is not fit for Wednesday's Premier League clash with Newcastle at the Liberty Stadium. Goalkeeper Michel Vorm could return from a knee problem to face Alan Pardew's side on Wednesday. "Michu has been out for four weeks now...we will see what happens. He is confident that he is towards the end [of the injury]

  • Premier League - Benteke 'victim of own success'

    December 3, 2013 6:46 PM 27

    Misfiring Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is a "victim of his own success" according to his boss Paul Lambert, who insists the Belgian only has himself to blame due to the high standards he set last season. Benteke, who turned 23 this week, is currently labouring in front of goal and has now gone seven games without scoring. Lambert has no doubt

  • Inverness CT: John Hughes expected to be named as manager

    December 3, 2013 6:34 PM 29

    Inverness Caledonian Thistle are expected to announce John Hughes as their new manager at a news conference on Wednesday morning. The former Hibernian and Falkirk boss has been in talks with the Highland club about replacing Terry Butcher. After a playing career that included stints at Berwick Rangers, Swansea City, Falkirk, Celtic, Hibs and Ayr United