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Michael Shenton is poised to earn his 10th cap with England on Saturday

Improved Shenton ready to shine

Michael Shenton will relaunch his international career as a "more rounded player" when England get the 2014 Four Nations Series under way this weekend.

Mourinho calm over striker shortage

Jose Mourinho insisted he is unfazed at taking Premier League leaders Chelsea to Manchester United on Sunday without injured pair Diego Costa and Loic Remy after the France striker suffered a groin problem in Tuesday night's Champions League thrashing of Maribor.

Pellegrini: No excuses for draw

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claimed there were no excuses after his side drew 2-2 with CSKA Moscow

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insisted there were no excuses after his side surrendered a two-goal lead to draw at CSKA Moscow.

Chelsea thrash Maribor

Didier Drogba scores Chelsea's second from the spot

Didier Drogba scored his first Chelsea goal since his decisive strike in the 2012 Champions League final as the Premier League leaders thrashed Maribor 6-0 at Stamford Bridge to strengthen their position at the top of Group G.

Hasi: Don't underestimate Arsenal

Emiliano Martinez looks set to start for Arsenal

Anderlecht manager Besnik Hasi believes it would be a mistake to underestimate Arsenal in their Champions League clash on Wednesday night.

Rodgers: Bale absence won't help us

Injury has ruled Gareth Bale out of the clash at Anfield

Gareth Bale will be a notable absentee from the mouthwatering clash between Real Madrid and Liverpool, but Reds manager Brendan Rodgers admits the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo means that may be of little advantage to his side.

City pegged back in Moscow

Manchester City players remonstrate with referee Istvan Vad after he awarded a penalty against Aleksandar Kolarov, left

Manchester City surrendered a two-goal lead as they again stuttered on the Champions League stage, drawing 2-2 amid more controversy at CSKA Moscow.

Ferguson: Club made Moyes decision

Sir Alex Ferguson has defended the process which led to the recruitment of former Manchester United manager David Moyes

Sir Alex Ferguson insists it is "nonsense" to suggest the correct processes were not followed prior to the ill-fated appointment of David Moyes as his Manchester United successor.

Fernandes calls for end to QPR spat

Harry Redknapp is sticking to his guns over criticism of QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt, pictured

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has ordered manager Harry Redknapp and forward Adel Taarabt to put a halt to their public row about the player's fitness.

Kenny leads strong GB squad

Jason Kenny, pictured

Three-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny leads a near-full-strength Great Britain squad to the opening Track World Cup event of the season in Mexico next month.

Sunderland squad offer fans refund

John O'Shea and the rest of the Sunderland squad have offered to refund fans the price of their tickets after Saturday's humiliating 8-0 defeat at Southampton

Sunderland's shell-shocked players have offered to refund the cost of supporters' tickets for their 8-0 Barclays Premier League humiliation at Southampton.

FA begin search to replace Horne

General secretary Alex Horne will leave the Football Association at the end of January

The Football Association is to start the search for a new top executive after general secretary Alex Horne announced he is to leave the organisation at the end of January.

Caterham not under threat

Caterham team principal Manfredi Ravetto is currently wading through a minefield of problems

Caterham's immediate future in Formula One appears to be safe despite an associated company being placed in administration.

Tuilagi loss is huge for England

Manu Tuilagi, second right, is struggling with a groin injury

England's prospects for a successful autumn have diminished after Manu Tuilagi was ruled out of the entire QBE Series at Twickenham with a groin injury.

Gatland: Jones and Hook can return

James Hook has not been selected in Warren Gatland's 34-man Wales squad

Wales boss Warren Gatland has told autumn Test selection casualties Adam Jones and James Hook that "the door is not closed" on their international futures.

McNamara confident despite injury

Steve McNamara's England side face Samoa on Saturday

England coach Steve McNamara is confident his side can overcome the shock of losing new captain Sean O'Loughlin for their opening Four Nations Series clash with Samoa.

Bale to miss Liverpool clash

Gareth Bale will be missing when Real Madrid take on Liverpool on Wednesday night

Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid's squad for Wednesday's Champions League clash against Liverpool as the Wales international battles a muscle injury.

BCCI issue strong response

The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Friday that its tour of India had been cancelled due to a pay dispute with the players

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has given a hard line response to the abandoned West Indies tour, announcing it will initiate legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board and suspend all future series between the nations.

Tarpischev issues apology

Shamil Tarpischev has been forced to publicly apologise for his comments

Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev has been forced to publicly apologise for his slur against the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus.

Proteas see off Black Caps

AB de Villiers guided South Africa to victory in the first ODI against New Zealand

South Africa captain AB de Villiers led from the front with an unbeaten 89 as the Proteas claimed a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the opening one-day international at Mount Maunganui.