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Perry sets up O'Sullivan showdown

Joe Perry, pictured, will face Ronnie O'Sullivan in the second round

World number 15 Joe Perry overcame Jamie Burnett 10-7 to set up a clash with Ronnie O'Sullivan in the second round of the Dafabet World Championship in Sheffield.

Modest Sterling staying grounded

Raheem Sterling says it is important for Liverpool's players to stay modest

Raheem Sterling says the Liverpool squad will all stay "modest" as they look to complete the club's dream of winning a first Barclays Premier League crown.

Warriors duo pen new deals

Ryan Wilson has signed a two-year contract extension

Glasgow Warriors have tied down two more players on extended deals after persuading back-row pair Ryan Wilson and James Eddie to commit themselves to the Scotstoun outfit.

Pellegrini in optimistic mood

Manuel Pellegrini's side are currently third in the table

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini feels confident his players will not suffer a hangover from their last result when they host West Brom this evening.

Mallinder: We need to be better

Kahn Fotuali'i crossed the line in Northampton's nervy victory over London Irish

Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder admitted his players need to be better when they reach the Aviva Premiership play-offs after watching his side "switch off" and nearly throw away victory in their 36-21 win over London Irish.

Maguire suffers another early exit

Stephen Maguire's first round woes continued in Sheffield

Stephen Maguire tumbled out of the Dafabet World Championship in an all-too-familiar heartbreaking fashion as Welsh qualifier Ryan Day claimed the Scot's scalp on Sunday.

Maguire suffers another early exit

Stephen Maguire's first round woes continued in Sheffield

Stephen Maguire tumbled out of the Dafabet World Championship in an all-too-familiar heartbreaking fashion as Welsh qualifier Ryan Day claimed the Scot's scalp on Sunday.

Moyes wants Welbeck to stay

David Moyes wants Danny Welbeck, pictured, to stay at Manchester United

David Moyes insists Danny Welbeck has an important role to play at Manchester United despite speculation the striker wants to leave Old Trafford.

Wenger happy with patient Arsenal

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal controlled the game after they scored their third goal

Arsene Wenger praised a patient performance from his Arsenal side as they saw off Hull to remain on course for Champions League qualification.

Reds take inspiration from Aspinall

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez celebrated scoring his 30th goal of the season in Sunday's victory at Norwich

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed they had used the words of Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, as inspiration to go and beat beat relegation-battlers Norwich 3-2 at Carrow Road and move five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

Ballance ton boosts England hopes

Gary Ballance was in superb form on day one at Headingley

England hopeful Gary Ballance smashed an unbeaten century as Yorkshire took control of their LV= County Championship clash with Northamptonshire.

Silva doubtful for Baggies clash

David Silva has an ankle injury

Manchester City playmaker David Silva is a doubt for the Barclays Premier League clash with West Brom due to an ankle problem.

Liverpool go five clear at top

Raheem Sterling, left, and Luis Suarez, right, both scored in Liverpool's win

Raheem Sterling scored twice and Luis Suarez broke the 30-goal barrier as Barclays Premier League leaders Liverpool beat Norwich 3-2 at Carrow Road to move five points clear at the top of the table.

Lerner leaves door open to sale

Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner will not address speculation he is to sell the club until the end of the season

Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has insisted he will not address rumours that he is ready to sell the club until the end of the season.

Saints survive Irish scare

Jamie Elliott, pictured right, scored two tries as Northampton beat London Irish

Northampton pulled seven points clear of third-placed Bath in the Aviva Premiership table after securing an edgy 36-21 win over London Irish at Franklin's Gardens.

Cook ready for rebuilding project

Alastair Cook, pictured, is looking forward to building a team with Peter Moores

Alastair Cook insists he and returning head coach Peter Moores will be free to forge a new England without undue influence from Andy Flower.

Allardyce sympathises with fans

Sam Allardyce understands why the West Ham fans reacted after their third successive defeat

Sam Allardyce has sympathy with the West Ham fans who booed the team off after their 1-0 defeat at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday but insists it was difficult for the Hammers to break down their resilient opponents.