VIDEO: Chelsea challenge top teams – Di Matteo

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo believes his side can compete against anyone after knocking Manchester United out of the League Cup.

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Rodgers bemoans ‘thin’ Reds squad

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers highlights a lack of depth to his squad after the defeat by Swansea in the Capital One Cup.

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VIDEO: Man Utd too young to cope – Ferguson

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says being knocked out of the League Cup by Chelsea was a “sore lesson” for his “young” side.

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Leeds draw Chelsea in last eight

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Leeds are at home to Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup, while League Two Bradford play Arsenal.

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Bin Hammam fails to overturn ban

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Former Fifa presidential candidate Mohammed Bin Hammam fails to overturn a 90-day ban from football amid corruption allegations.

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Chelsea 5-4 Man Utd

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Chelsea beat Manchester United 5-4 in a pulsating encounter to book a place in the Capital One Cup’s quarter-finals.

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Butcher revels in Ibrox Cup win

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Manager Terry Butcher celebrates guiding Inverness into their first League Cup semi-final with a 3-0 win at Rangers.

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Liverpool 1-3 Swansea

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Capital One Cup holders Liverpool are defeated 3-1 by Reds boss Brendan Rodgers’ former club Swansea.

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Dundee Utd 1-1 Hearts (4-5 pens)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Ten-man Hearts reach the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup after beating Dundee United in a penalty shoot-out.

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Rangers 0-3 Inverness CT

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Inverness advance to the League Cup semi-finals for the first time with an ultimately comfortable win over Rangers.

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Norwich 2-1 Tottenham

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 9:38 pm

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Banned Ashton out of Fiji Test

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 9:03 pm

England winger Chris Ashton is suspended for one week and will miss the opening autumn international, against Fiji.

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Judge approves Gers liquidation

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 8:41 pm

A judge approves a motion for the former Rangers Football Club to be handed over to liquidators.

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Q&A: What are the rules for stoppage time?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 8:34 pm

After the controversy at the end of the Reading-Arsenal League Cup tie, just what exactly are the rules of added-on time?

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Auditors of Blues’ owners resign

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm

The auditors looking into the accounts of Birmingham City FC’s parent company resign from the job.

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Selection ‘key to Walcott talks’

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is reluctant to discuss a new contract unless he regains a regular starting place.

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Chelsea lodge Clattenburg protest

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Chelsea formally complain to the FA about referee Mark Clattenburg’s alleged ‘inappropriate language’.

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VIDEO: Kelly Brown an inspiration – Robinson

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Scotland head coach Andy Robinson says appointing Kelly Brown as captain was an easy decision, describing the Saracens back row as an ‘inspirational’ figure.

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Berg appointed Blackburn manager

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Blackburn end their search for Steve Kean’s successor by appointing former Rovers defender Henning Berg as manager.

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Skipper Keane misses Greece match

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Manager Giovanni Trapattoni names a young Republic of Ireland squad for the friendly against Greece in Dublin.

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Mumm hopes for Exeter victories

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Exeter Chiefs forward Dean Mumm says it is important the club get back to winning ways after three straight losses.

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Mallinder backs Clark for recall

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Northampton Saints boss Jim Mallinder says Calum Clark is “dying” get back involved with the team after a 32-week ban.

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VIDEO: Saints duo ‘big loss to England’

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder tells BBC Northampton that Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes would have been “vital members of the England team” had they been fit.

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Redpath becomes Sale head coach

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Bryan Redpath is appointed as head coach of Sale Sharks after being removed from his position as director of rugby.

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Storey is not ready – Di Canio

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio says Miles Storey is not ready for the top level despite his brace against Aston Villa.

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Adams questions referees’ fitness

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Micky Adams, manager of League Two Port Vale, calls into question the fitness levels of lower league referees.

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Hartley backs Scots boss Levein

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Former international Paul Hartley thinks Scotland manager Craig Levein should stay on despite poor results.

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Turner ‘upset’ by Hereford plight

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Former Hereford owner Graham Turner is “upset” by their financial plight as he prepares to face them in the FA Cup with Shrewsbury.

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Rival Heineken Cup plans debated

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Heineken Cup bosses are to “evaluate” two rival plans for the future of European rugby union’s premier club competition.

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Gerrard tones down Everton claims

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard backtracks on his claims that Everton play long-ball football.

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New signing arrives in Edinburgh

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Edinburgh lock Izak van der Westhuizen joins his new team-mates after arriving from Free State Cheetahs in South Africa.

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Reading-Arsenal ‘was school game’

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Reading’s Mikele Leigertwood says their 7-5 League Cup defeat by Arsenal resembed matches he played at school.

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VIDEO: Reading 5-7 Arsenal: Listen to comeback

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Listen to Radio 5 live’s commentary of Arsenal’s extraordinary comeback at the Madejski Stadium to win 5-7 after being 4-0 down during the first half against Reading.

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Brown announced as Scots captain

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Kelly Brown is named as Scotland captain for the Autumn Tests against New Zealand, South Africa and Tonga.

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Ref dialogue ‘should be audible’

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Ex-FA chief executive wants referees’ microphones to be broadcast to fans, following the Mark Clattenburg row.

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‘Excellent’ Leeds please Warnock

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:59 am

Leeds boss Neil Warnock is happy with his side’s return to form after their 3-0 win over Southampton in the League Cup.

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‘Excellent’ Leeds please Warnock

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:59 am

Leeds boss Neil Warnock is happy with his side’s return to form after their 3-0 League Cup win over Southampton.

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VIDEO: Reading collapse concerns McDermott

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:13 am

Reading boss Brian McDermott says his side should have had their League Cup tie against Arsenal won by half time, after going 4-0 ahead only to lose 7-5 in extra time.

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Players did not respond – O’Neill

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

Martin O’Neill says Sunderland’s inability to handle the intensity of a Wear-Tees derby caused their League Cup exit.

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Bradford ‘top drawer’ in cup win

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson praises his side’s discipline after their penalty shoot-out victory over Wigan.

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Arsenal comeback delights Wenger

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 9:39 am

Arsenal’s recovery from 4-0 down to beat Reading 7-5 in the League Cup went from “disaster to pride”, says Arsene Wenger.

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Rees faith in Wales back-up props

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 7:36 am

Injury to Wales prop Adam Jones gives an opportunity for a tight-head to emerge in the autumn series, says Matthew Rees.

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Sporting Spotlight: Dion Dublin

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 7:19 am

“My biggest regret? Not playing at Manchester United for much longer.”

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Rodgers admits Swans cup emotions

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 7:18 am

Liverpool face Swansea in the League Cup with Reds boss Brendan Rodgers having mixed emotions as he faces his former club.

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Jeremy Guscott Q&A

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 7:01 am

BBC rugby union expert on struggling Sale, Freddie Burns’s absence from the England squad, the unlucky James Simpson-Daniel and much more

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Adkins takes blame for Leeds loss

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 12:08 am

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins takes responsibility for his team’s League Cup defeat by Leeds after completely changing his side.

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Reading boss rues ‘worst’ defeat

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 12:05 am

Reading boss Brian McDermott says his team’s extraordinary 7-5 League Cup defeat by Arsenal is the “worst” of his career.

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VIDEO: Wenger proud of Walcott display

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 12:00 am

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger praises Theo Walcott ‘s performance as the Gunners come from 4-0 down to beat Reading 7-5 in extra-time of their League Cup tie.

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Benteke will get better – Lambert

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert praises Christian Benteke after his winner against Swindon in the Capital One Cup.

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Benteke will get better – Lambert

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert praises Christian Benteke after his winner against Swindon in the Capital One Cup.

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Wenger proud of historic comeback

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Arsene Wenger speaks of his pride after Arsenal come from four goals down to record an incredible 7-5 victory in the Capital One Cup.

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McCarthy poised for Ipswich post

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Mick McCarthy is set to be named as Ipswich boss with Matt Holland and Terry Connor his deputies, BBC Suffolk reports.

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Commons eyes meeting with Rangers

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Celtic’s hat-trick hero Kris Commons would relish a meeting with Rangers in the semi-finals of the League Cup.

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VIDEO: Lancaster feels injury brings opportunities

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:24 pm

England coach Stuart Lancaster believes that injuries to some of his England squad will present opportunities for young players in the Autumn internationals.

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VIDEO: Robshaw ‘honoured’ by captaincy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:22 pm

England captain Chris Robshaw is “honoured” that Stuart Lancaster has asked him to continue as England captain for the upcoming autumn internationals.

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Celtic 5-0 St Johnstone

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm

A Kris Commons hat-trick helps Celtic ease past St Johnstone in to the semi-final of the Scottish Communities League Cup.

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Wigan 0-0 Bradford (2-4 on pens)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm

League Two side Bradford win a penalty shoot-out 4-2 at Premier League Wigan to reach the last eight of the League Cup.

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Reading 5-7 Arsenal (aet)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Theo Walcott scores a hat-trick as Arsenal come from 4-0 down to defeat Reading 7-5 in a thrilling Capital One Cup tie.

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Aberdeen 2-2 St Mirren (2-4 pens)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:52 pm

St Mirren triumph on penalties at Aberdeen to claim a place in the Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final.

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Sunderland 0-1 Middlesbrough

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Championship side Middlesbrough knock north-east rivals Sunderland out of the League Cup thanks to Scott McDonald’s winner.

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Leeds 3-0 Southampton

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Championship side Leeds comfortably defeat a much-changed Southampton 3-0 in the Capital One Cup.

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Swindon 2-3 Aston Villa

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Aston Villa defy a Swindon fightback to win their fourth round Capital One Cup tie at the County Ground.

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Crusaders 0-1 Linfield

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Michael Carvill scores direct from a corner to give Linfield a 1-0 victory over Crusaders in the Co Antrim Shield semi-final at Seaview.

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VIDEO: Rodgers praises Swansea & Suarez

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers describes Swansea as a “shining light” with a “visionary” chairman as he prepares to take on his former team in the League Cup on Wednesday.

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Results: Co Antrim Shield semis

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Ballymena United and Linfield will meet in the Co Antrim Shield decider after winning their semi-finals on Tuesday night.

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VIDEO: Chief executive takes charge of Sale team

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Sale Sharks chief executive Steve Diamond explains his decision to take charge of first-team affairs for the rest of the season.

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Davies confident of Blues revival

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Cardiff Blues director of rugby Phil Davies says the region can bounce back from their poor start to the season.

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Davies confident of Blues revival

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Cardiff Blues director of rugby Phil Davies says the region can bounce back from their poor start to the season.

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Robshaw remains England captain

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw retains the England captaincy for the four autumn internationals at Twickenham.

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Robshaw remains England captain

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw retains the England captaincy for the four autumn internationals at Twickenham.

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Cardiff Blues v Munster (Fri)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Team news and preview ahead of Cardiff Blues’ Pro12 clash with Munster at the Arms Park on Friday

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Burnley appoint Dyche as manager

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Championship side Burnley confirm ex-Watford boss Sean Dyche as their new manager, replacing Eddie Howe at Turf Moor.

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Should Scotland stick with Craig Levein?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

BBC Scotland’s Paul Barnes examines the pros and cons of Craig Levein staying on as Scotland manager

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Diamond takes the reins at Sale

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Steve Diamond takes charge of the Sale first team for the season after Bryan Redpath’s removal as director of rugby.

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O’Driscoll and Best out for Irish

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Ireland skipper Brian O’Driscoll and hooker Rory Best are ruled out of the autumn international series with injuries.

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VIDEO: Rowe ready to start work on ground

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Exeter chief executive Tony Rowe says he is pleased to be given permission to double the capacity of Sandy Park.

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Police investigate Clattenburg

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Police start an investigation into alleged comments made by referee Mark Clattenburg to Chelsea players.

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Redknapp dismisses Blackburn talk

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Harry Redknapp says he has no plans to talk to Blackburn Rovers about their vacant manager’s job.

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Chapman ‘cried’ with nipple pain

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Oxford’s Adam Chapman admits he cried with pain after burning his nipple, but was determined not to miss Saturday’s game.

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Exeter get expansion permission

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Exeter Chiefs are granted planning permission to double the capacity of their Sandy Park stadium to over 20,000.

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Matt Bloomfield column

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

In his BBC Sport column, Matt Bloomfield gives an insight into the National Sports Centre’s rehab programme

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Shiells joins up with Scots squad

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Newcastle Falcons prop Grant Shiells joins the Scotland training camp as front-row injuries pile up.

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Shiells joins up with Scots squad

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Newcastle Falcons prop Grant Shiells joins the Scotland training camp as front-row injuries pile up.

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Laws wants Scunthorpe resurgence

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm

New manager Brian Laws hopes to prevent Scunthorpe United’s success in recent years from going to waste.

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Richards out for up to 16 weeks

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Manchester City defender Micah Richards is expected to be sidelined for up to 16 weeks after surgery on a knee injury.

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Leicester’s Mulipola injures knee

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill expects Logovi’i Mulipola to be out for up to six weeks with a knee injury.

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Redpath removed as Sale supremo

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Bryan Redpath is removed from his position as director of rugby at Sale Sharks and is offered the role of backs coach.

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Scarlets v Zebre (Sat)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Team news and preview ahead of the Scarlets against Zebre in the Pro12 at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday.

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Police investigate Clattenburg

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

The Metropolitan Police launches a formal investigation into alleged comments by referee Mark Clattenburg to Chelsea players.

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Hopper signs two-year Quins deal

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Harlequins centre Matt Hopper signs a new two-year contract to keep him at the Premiership champions until 2015.

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Hopper signs two-year Quins deal

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Harlequins centre Matt Hopper signs a new two-year contract to keep him at the Premiership champions until 2015.

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SFA to meet over Levein’s future

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm

The Scottish FA will meet later this week to discuss Craig Levein’s future as Scotland boss.

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SFA to meet over Levein’s future

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm

The Scottish FA will meet later this week to discuss Craig Levein’s future as Scotland boss.

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South Africa set for Surman talks

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm

South Africa coach Gordon Igesund is hoping to persuade Norwich midfielder Andrew Surman to play for him at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

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South Africa set for Surman talks

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm

South Africa coach Gordon Igesund is hoping to persuade Norwich midfielder Andrew Surman to play for him at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Cattermole grateful to Boro start

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:10 am

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole says Middlesbrough were key to his development as a professional footballer.

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Cattermole grateful to Boro start

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:10 am

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole says Middlesbrough were key to his development as a professional footballer.

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AUDIO: Villa win or night with Madonna?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio says beating Aston Villa in the League Cup could rival the feeling of scoring the winner for West Ham in their FA Cup triumph over Manchester United in 2001 – which he likened to spending the night with pop star Mado…

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Reed set for England Women debut

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:36 am

Amber Reed will make her England Women debut against France on Saturday in the first of four autumn internationals.

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Stoney signs new Lady Imps deal

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:00 am

England captain Casey Stoney signs a new two-year contract with Lincoln Ladies because of the club’s “big ambitions”.

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