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Kevin Pietersen backs Eoin Morgan to lead England to World Cup success

• Pietersen backs Morgan as replacment for Alastair Cook
• But criticises decision to leave out Ben Stokes
• Also says Stuart Broad ‘doesn’t look quite right’
• Paul Farbrace: England are improving all the time
• Broad defends ‘innocent’ minimum wage comments


Stuart Broad claims minimum wage comments were 'genuinely innocent'

  • England batsman caused offence with ‘stay humble’ tweet
  • Denies comments were in reference to Kevin Pietersen


Serena Williams shrugs off illness to make semi-finals but sister Venus falls

  • Serena Williams beats Cibulkova 6-2, 6-2
  • Madison Keys beat Venus Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4


Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers accuses Chelsea’s Costa of ‘double stamp’

• Losing manager fumes over challenges on Emre Can and Martin Skrtel
• José Mourinho defends forward and fumes at Sky pundit
Match report
Barney Ronay: Diego Costa tries to light up Chelsea with dark arts
Five talking points


Which football-fan actors have appeared on screen in the colours of a rival?

Plus: Players scoring on their hands and knees; Manchester United and the Vans; and what is the most unusual place a ball has been lost during a match? Send your questions and answers to or get in touch via Twitter: @TheKnowledge_GU


Agents made £155m on international transfers in 2014, Fifa reveals

• English clubs responsible for 37% of spending
• Total spend on international deals exceeds $4bn for first time


Diego Costa tries to light up Chelsea with his dark arts against Liverpool

The Spain forward roused José Mourinho’s men but it was not pretty – just downright ornery and ragged as they progressed to the Capital One Cup final
Match report: Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (agg: 2-1)
Five talking points


Crystal Palace on verge of making Wilfried Zaha loan permanent for £3m

• Zaha close to transfer to former club Palace
• Manchester United paid £10m for winger in 2013
Zaha can shine at Crystal Palace


Manchester United need winning run for Champions League, says Juan Mata

• Mata believes a return to form of November and December is crucial for United
• Manchester United face tough fight for Champions League place, says player
• United are currently fourth in the Premier League
• Last League game: Manchester United 4-0 QPR
• Mata joins United from Chelsea in January 2014


Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool: five talking points from a fiery Stamford Bridge

Martin Skrtel’s reckless challenge escapes referee’s attention; José Mourinho adds to the fireworks; Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho sparkles despite the mayhem
• Match report: Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (aet; Chelsea win 2-1 on agg)


Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (aet) (agg 2-1): Capital One Cup semi-final – as it happened

Chelsea booked themselves a Capital One Cup final place at Wembley, following a white-knuckle ride of a semi-final that could scarcely have been more entertaining


Sebastian Vettel considered quitting F1 in 2014, claims Christian Horner

• ‘He didn’t enjoy the regulation changes and his team-mate won three races’
• Red Bull principal said German rediscovered passion by ‘going back to basics’
More Formula One news


Injured Owen Farrell ‘will be a big loss’ for England, says Nick Easter

• Farrell to miss Six Nations with strained medial knee ligament
• Easter insists squad has ‘fantastic strength in depth’
• Cipriani or Myler: who’s higher in England’s No10 rankings?


Andy Murray to face on-form Tomas Berdych in Australian Open semi-final

Murray has dropped only one set en route to the last four, but that is one more than Berdych, his opponent in the semi-final
Match report: Murray beats Kyrgios


Robert Allenby takes aim at sceptics of his Hawaii kidnapping

• Allenby insists he was assaulted, robbed and bundled into car
• Player has ‘no memory in my brain’ of missing two hours
• Credit cards could be clue to solving Allenby mystery


Africa Cup of Nations: Senegal v Algeria and South Africa v Ghana – as it happened!

Two late goals against South Africa saw Ghana progress and top the group while Algeria outclassed Senegal to win with ease


Football Association to endorse Prince Ali’s bid for Fifa president

• The prince has been vocal in calls for more Fifa openness
• The Jordanian faces uphill task to depose Sepp Blatter
• Prince Ali announces his candidacy for Fifa president



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