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Williams through to last four

Serena Williams, pictured, progressed to the last four of the WTA finals in Singapore without hitting a ball on Friday

Serena Williams reached the last four at Singapore's WTA finals and tied down the year-end world number one ranking without hitting a ball on Friday.

Rodgers admits defensive issues

Dejan Lovren was a big money summer signing for Liverpool

Under-fire striker Mario Balotelli's spell in the headlines has helped deflect attention from Liverpool's real problem but manager Brendan Rodgers knows that is something which cannot be ignored.

Top clubs lobby for May date

Top European clubs are reportedly ready to recommend a May World Cup in 2022

A powerful group of top European football clubs is set to lobby for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to take place between April and May.

Murray battles through in Valencia

Andy Murray battled his way into the semi-finals of the Valencia Open

Andy Murray survived a test of his credentials to see off South Africa's Kevin Anderson in three sets and secure a place in the semi-finals of the Valencia Open.

Mourinho ready to risk Costa

Diego Costa, pictured, has a "little chance" of being fit for Chelsea against Manchester United, according to Blues boss Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is prepared to risk Diego Costa's fitness at Manchester United on Sunday, providing the striker can train in full on Saturday.

Suarez to debut in El Clasico

Luis Suarez is in line for his Barcelona debut

Head coach Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will make his Barcelona debut during El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Ecclestone allows Caterham break

The gates at the Caterham factory in Leafield remain closed for a second day

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has given special dispensation to Caterham to miss the next two grands prix whilst a buyer is sought for the cash-strapped marque.

Bruce: Balotelli treatment unfair

Mario Balotelli has endured a slow start to his Reds career, scoring just once in 10 appearances

Hull manager Steve Bruce believes Mario Balotelli may not have been too far wrong with his famous 'why always me?' statement, claiming the striker has been treated as a "whipping boy" by his critics.