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Rodgers full of praise for Sterling

Raheem Sterling's cross was turned into his own net by Steven Caulker

Brendan Rodgers hailed Raheem Sterling's "courage and cleverness" in providing the perfect riposte to "unfortunate" criticism of his England omission as Liverpool tiptoed to a 3-2 victory at QPR.

Monk fumes at penalty decision

Garry Monk was furious with the decision to award Stoke a penalty

Garry Monk accused Stoke's Victor Moses of cheating by making a "blatant dive" in Swansea's 2-1 defeat at the Britannia Stadium, adding that the winger should be ashamed of himself and punished for his actions.

O'Connor pleased with comeback win

Leinster's head coach Matt O'Connor was a happy man following his side's comeback win over Wasps

Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor was delighted with the "great" contributions of his bench players after they helped the Irish province overturn a 12-point first-half deficit to beat Wasps in Champions Cup Pool Two at the RDS.

St Helens start with Dragons clash

St Helens will begin their title defence against Catalans Dragons

Super League champions St Helens will launch their title defence against Catalans Dragons, who were their last opponents at Langtree Park in 2014.

Ospreys open with Treviso trouncing

Andrew Bishop, centre, breaks through the Treviso defence

The Ospreys opened their Champions Cup campaign in emphatic fashion by posting a bonus point 42-7 victory over outclassed Liberty Stadium visitors Treviso.

Walters earns Stoke win

Jonathan Walters, centre, heads Stoke's winner

Jonathan Walters' first Barclays Premier League goal of the season completed a come-from-behind 2-1 victory for Stoke against Swansea at the Britannia Stadium.

Redknapp blasts Taarabt's fitness

Harry Redknapp has claimed Adel Taarabt, pictured, is "about three stone overweight"

Harry Redknapp has launched an extraordinary rant against his QPR star Adel Taarabt, claiming he cannot "protect people who are about three stone overweight".

Murray moves eighth in finals race

Andy Murray celebrates with the trophy after winning the Erste Bank Open (AP)

Andy Murray battled to a 5-7 6-2 7-5 victory over David Ferrer in the final of the Erste Open in Vienna to boost his chances of reaching the ATP Tour Finals.

Caulker calamity costs Redknapp

Raheem Sterling, pictured left, celebrates after his cross is put into the net for an own goal by Steven Caulker

Steven Caulker's own goal condemned QPR to a crushing 3-2 defeat at home to Liverpool, rooting Harry Redknapp's men to the foot of the Barclays Premier League table.

Gunners will recover: Mertesacker

Per Mertesacker, centre, wants to take the positives out of the 2-2 draw against Hull.

Defender Per Mertesacker remains confident Arsenal's consistent performance levels will eventually see them claw back lost ground in the Barclays Premier League title race.

Crucial to win without Costa: Jose

Jose Mourinho, pictured, believes Chelsea proved they could cope without Diego Costa

Winning in the absence of Diego Costa proved Jose Mourinho's belief that Chelsea are collectively stronger and ready for a Barclays Premier League title challenge this term.

Hart hails Aguero brilliance

Sergio Aguero, left, gives opponents more to worry about in games than Joe Hart, right, in training, according to the Manchester City goalkeeper

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has hailed the brilliance of Sergio Aguero - although he claims he is "useless" in training.

Ilonen elated after fine Finnish

Mikko Ilonen, pictured, beat Henrik Stenson 3&1 to win the Volvo World Match Play Championship

Mikko Ilonen hailed the best year of his career after becoming the first Finnish player to win the Volvo World Match Play Championship with a hard-fought victory over top seed and good friend Henrik Stenson.