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Hodgson: Good opportunity for trio

England manager Roy Hodgson is taking a look at fringe players

England manager Roy Hodgson has every confidence uncapped trio Tom Heaton, Jamie Vardy and Charlie Austin can make an impact on the national team having been called up for the first time.

Bellerin urges Gunners to push on

Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin wants Arsenal to put the 0-0 draw against Sunderland behind them and beat West Brom.

Full-back Hector Bellerin has challenged Arsenal to quickly put frustrations of drawing another blank at the Emirates Stadium behind them by beating West Brom to take some momentum into the FA Cup final.

Reds cancel Sterling contract talks

Manchester United have been linked with Liverpool's Raheem Sterling

Liverpool's hard-line stance in an increasingly acrimonious stand-off over the future of Raheem Sterling will not impact on the player in the short term.

Prince Ali makes World Cup proposal

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein wants to increase the number of teams in the World Cup

The sole remaining challenger to Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency has promised to increase the number of World Cup finals places from 32 to 36 countries in time for the 2018 World Cup in Russia if he wins next week's election.

DeGale determined to make history

James DeGale is bidding to win his first world title

James DeGale is ready to create his own slice of history this weekend ahead of his bout with Andre Dirrell for the vacant IBF super-middleweight crown in Boston.

Root aids England recovery

Joe Root, left, and Ben Stokes, right, gave the Lord's crowd something to cheer in the afternoon session

Ben Stokes and Joe Root each fell just short of Test centuries after their combined rescue act nonetheless gave England the advantage over New Zealand on day one at Lord's.

Weepy Advocaat silent over future

Dick Advocaat, left, has guided Sunderland to Premier League safety

Dick Advocaat fought back tears as he paid an emotional tribute to everyone who helped Sunderland stay in the Barclays Premier League after securing a point at Arsenal, but will delay a decision on his own future until next week.

Burgess set for hybrid centre role

England could use Sam Burgess, right, as a 'hybrid centre'

England head coach Stuart Lancaster believes the conundrum of where to play Sam Burgess may be solved by casting in the role of "hybrid centre".

Hodgson must find Kane replacement

Roy Hodgson's England top their qualifying group with a 100 per cent record

Harry Kane's call-up to the England Under-21 squad means Roy Hodgson must select a new striker in his senior party for the upcoming games against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia.

Fabregas' ban cut to one match

Cesc Fabregas has had his three-match ban cut to one

Cesc Fabregas has had his three-match ban reduced to just one after Chelsea successfully argued the initial punishment was excessive.

England contact Gillespie - reports

Jason Gillespie remains the front-runner to be England's new coach

Front-runner Jason Gillespie is one of a clutch of candidates thought to have been contacted by the England and Wales Cricket Board about the vacant position as coach of the national team.

Scotland recruit O'Halloran

Scotland boss Vern Cotter is fine-turning his future coaching team

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has announced another addition to his backroom staff after hiring highly-rated New Zealander Jason O'Halloran to lead the Dark Blues' backs after this year's World Cup.

McIlroy: I'm not unbeatable

Rory McIlroy has been in strong form this season

World number one Rory McIlroy insists he does not feel "unbeatable" despite looking to claim his third win in four events by successfully defending his BMW PGA Championship title.