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Liverpool to take no action over Raheem Sterling’s nightclub visit

• Teenager visited Cirque le Soir after recent England game
• Forward left out of starting team due to tiredness
• Reported for club training as normal


Ian Poulter divides opinion but his route to success is quite a story

The golfer’s autobiography is his usual mix of comedy and controversy, but he’s still a man you’d like to go for a pint with
• Poulter rediscovers his Ryder Cup midas touch
• Poulter hits back at Faldo over García criticism


Talking Horses: best bets for Wednesday’s racing plus our competition

The Marco Botti-trained Dandino has been pulled out of the Melbourne Cup after suffering a setback in training


To improve basketball the NBA should shorten the regular season

In order to make the game more compelling, the NBA experimented with a shortened preseason game on Sunday, but the real problem is that the 82 game regular season is too long


Emiliano Martínez: five things to know about Arsenal’s third-choice keeper

He shipped five against Reading and doesn’t know his El Arse from his Emirates. However, the Argentinian returns to Arsenal’s first team against Anderlecht with experience behind him
• Third-choice keeper to start against Anderlecht
• Mathieu Flamini: injuries no excuse for Arsenal


William Gallas was a great player who let his defending do the talking

Former Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs man was a fine defender but could be an enigmatic presence both on and off the pitch
• Gallas announces retirement after 19-year career


Loïc Rémy ‘hopes to be fit’ for Chelsea’s trip to Manchester United

• Striker suffered groin injury against Maribor on Tuesday
• José Mourinho had feared a two week lay-off
• ‘We will see with the scan. I don’t think it’s too bad’
Chelsea 6-0 Maribor: five talking points


Football transfer rumours: Manchester City to buy Mesut Özil?

Today's rumours don't know what day of the week it is


‘Why the hell were only CSKA fans allowed in?’ – Kompany blasts Uefa

• Manchester City captain angry at away fans’ absence
• 350 people watched game despite stadium closure for racism
Pellegrini admits City struggled with the cold


San Francisco Giants 7-1 Kansas City Royals: 2014 World Series Game 1 - as it happened!

  • Pence power, Bumgarner pitching fuel Giants win
  • Giants lead best-of-seven World Series 1-0
  • Game 2 is Wednesday


Michael Cheika confirmed as new Wallabies coach

  • Led NSW Waratahs to Super Rugby title
  • Australia leave for European tour on Friday


Has the end of a match ever been cut due to TV’s black-out laws?

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Vincent Kompany questions why Uefa banned Manchester City supporters

• Captain hits out after CKSA Moscow fans were allowed in
• Kompany: ‘The only team being punished here is City’
• City forced to settle for point after late CSKA Moscow penalty


Chelsea 6-0 Maribor: five talking points

The home side went in for the kill early, Loïc Rémy had a mixed night and Didier Drogba is still finding his feet despite scoring
Match report: Chelsea 6-0 Maribor


England call up Bath’s serving soldier Semesa Rokoduguni

• Wing will join 33-man squad for New Zealand Test
• Jonathan Joseph and Henry Slade also in line for call
Robert Kitson: Lancaster has to fine-tune


Kevin Muscat interview: 'When I'm calm I make better decisions'

The Melbourne Victory coach is a changed man, he tells Jack Kerr, just don’t call him mellow


Chelsea v Maribor: Champions League - as it happened

Chelsea were irrepressible as they romped to a 6-0 victory against game but limited opposition while keeping plenty in the tank for the weekend



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