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Arsenal closing in on Paulista deal

Gabriel Paulista is close to a move to the Emirates Stadium

Arsenal are putting the finishing touches to the signing of Villarreal's Gabriel Paulista after the Brazilian defender was granted a work permit.

Smith: Twirl request was an insult

England captain Kelly Smith has blasted the reporter who asked Australian Open tennis player Eugenie Bouchard to do a twirl

England football captain Kelly Smith says she would have "slapped" the on-court interviewer who asked Eugenie Bouchard to twirl after her win in the Australian Open last week.

Street leaves England role

Gary Street has stepped down as England Women's coach

World Cup-winning head coach Gary Street has left his post in charge of the England Women's side by mutual consent, the Rugby Football Union has announced.

Bradford bosses United in hope

Bradford City co-chairman Mark Lawn wants his side to face Manchester United in the next round

Bradford's joint chairman Mark Lawn revealed three good reasons why he hopes his club gets paired against Manchester United in Monday night's FA Cup draw.

Rodgers: Balotelli has Reds future

Manager Brendan Rodgers is refusing to write off the Liverpool career of Mario Balotelli, pictured

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has again insisted Mario Balotelli does have a future at Anfield and expects him to fight for his place.

Djokovic battles into last eight

Novak Djokovic was made to work hard for his place in the quarter finals (AP)

Novak Djokovic ensured seven of the top eight seeds reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open after overcoming Luxembourg's Gilles Muller in Melbourne on Monday.

Barritt, Burrell doubts for England

England are hopeful that Luther Burrell will be fit to alleviate injury problems in midfield

Brad Barritt and Luther Burrell are England's latest injury concerns, handing boss Stuart Lancaster a serious shortage at centre ahead of next weekend's Six Nations opener in Cardiff.

Blatter: UEFA lacks courage

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said UEFA lacks the courage to present a challenger to him

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has accused UEFA of lacking the "courage" to provide a challenge to his leadership, and called on the European governing body to be "respectful" of his wish to continue in the role.

Murray hopeful streak will continue

Andy Murray needs to maintain his perfect record against Australians on Tuesday (AP)

Andy Murray hopes his own prediction does not come true for at least one more match as he looks to remain on course for a third grand slam title in the Australian Open.

Venus and Keys to lock horns

Venus Williams progressed to the quarter-final of a grand slam for the first time since 2010 (AP)

Venus Williams will face a player she inspired to take up tennis after reaching her first grand slam quarter-final since 2010 in the Australian Open.

Ford hails 'great achievement'

Mike Ford's Bath finished top of Pool Four

Bath boss Mike Ford was relieved that his team "found a way to win" after they beat Glasgow and clinched a place in this season's European Champions Cup quarter-finals.

Fears for Farrell over knee injury

Owen Farrell was injured in Saracens' defeat to Clermont Auvergne

Owen Farrell gave Stuart Lancaster an injury scare on the eve of England's RBS 6 Nations get together as he hobbled off in the first half of Saracens' defeat to Clermont Auvergne.