Button: McLaren have point to prove

Romsey Advertiser: Jenson Button believes McLaren can have a 'stronger weekend' in China

10:56am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Jenson Button heads to China this weekend believing McLaren have a point to prove after their recent failure in Bahrain.

Poyet to seek root of problems

Romsey Advertiser: Gus Poyet has dismissed online rumours that he could resign from his role

7:14am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Gus Poyet has insisted he is ready to take on the challenge of finding a lasting solution to Sunderland's problems.

Giroud praised for touch of class

Romsey Advertiser: Arsene Wenger was full of praise for Olivier Giroud, pictured

6:49am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hailed the "perfect touch" of striker Olivier Giroud after his sublime finish and a double from Lukas Podolski gave the FA Cup finalists a 3-1 win over West Ham to move back up into the top four of the Barclays Premier League.

Podolski brace sets up Arsenal win

Romsey Advertiser: Arsenal's Lukas Podolski struck twice to help the Gunners to victory

9:49pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Olivier Giroud's sublime finish and a double from Lukas Podolski gave FA Cup finalists Arsenal a 3-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates Stadium to move back up into the top four of the Barclays Premier League.

Farrell fitness boost for Saracens

Romsey Advertiser: Owen Farrell is key to Saracens' hopes of silverware

12:39pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Saracens have allayed injury fears surrounding their England fly-half Owen Farrell.

Vale captain considers legal action

Romsey Advertiser: Port Vale captain Doug Loft was involved in a training ground incident

5:32pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Port Vale captain Doug Loft is undecided whether or not he will take legal action against Daniel Jones over the facial injuries that have brought a premature end to his season.

FIFA pays Hillsborough tribute

Romsey Advertiser: Sepp Blatter has offered his sympathy on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster

4:37pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FIFA asked for all its member associations to fly flags at half-mast to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Pellegrini not giving up on title

Romsey Advertiser: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists his team are still firmly in the title race

2:44pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is convinced his side are still firmly in the Barclays Premier League title race.

Djokovic starts defence with win

Romsey Advertiser: Novak Djokovic eased into the third round (AP)

4:18pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Novak Djokovic made a convincing start to the defence of his Monte Carlo Rolex Masters title with a second-round thrashing of Albert Montanes.

Swans confirm training clashes

Romsey Advertiser: Swansea are battling to stay in the Premier League under head coach Garry Monk

11:49am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Swansea have confirmed "a couple of incidents between certain players" took place during training last week ahead of their Barclays Premier League clash against Chelsea.

Liverpool pay respects at memorial

Romsey Advertiser: The Hillsborough memorial service will take place on Tuesday

6:25am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Liverpool's players will be in attendance as Anfield hosts the annual memorial service for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

Watson sets sights on Ryder Cup

Romsey Advertiser: Bubba Watson is targeting a first Ryder Cup victory

6:35am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Bubba Watson joined Tom Watson in becoming a two-time Masters champion with his impressive victory at Augusta National on Sunday.

Martinez aware of Palace pitfall

Romsey Advertiser: Roberto Martinez is expecting a serious test of Everton's top-four credentials against Crystal Palace

11:49am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is all too aware of the threat Crystal Palace pose to his side's top-four dreams.

Pulis keen to hold on to Ince

Romsey Advertiser: Tom Ince, pictured, will become a "top Premier League player", according to Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis

6:25am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Tom Ince will become one of Tony Pulis' top targets for a permanent Selhurst Park switch if Crystal Palace complete their Barclays Premier League safety mission.

Wenger ponders top four complacency

Romsey Advertiser: Arsene Wenger's Arsenal will host West Ham on Tuesday night

6:25am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Manager Arsene Wenger understands how Arsenal could have become complacent in expecting Champions League football as an automatic right, but warned it is "vital" that the Gunners fight for their place in next season's competition.

Bulls agree new deal for Bridge

Romsey Advertiser: Anthony Mullally (top) has been recalled by Huddersfield

7:51am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Bradford have lost the services of Huddersfield's Ireland prop Anthony Mullally but agreed a new deal to keep Warrington forward Danny Bridge on loan for the rest of the season.

Campbell takes break from boxing

Romsey Advertiser: Luke Campbell is to take a break from boxing for family reasons

10:53pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Olympic champion Luke Campbell has announced he is taking a break from boxing after his father was diagnosed with cancer.

Joyce doubles up

Romsey Advertiser: Another century from captain Ed Joyce put Sussex within sight of victory

7:33pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Captain Ed Joyce hit his second hundred of the match to put Sussex on the brink of victory number two, over Warwickshire at Edgbaston, at the start of their LV= County Championship Division One campaign.

Martinez aware of Palace pitfall

Romsey Advertiser: Roberto Martinez expects Crystal Palace to be difficult to break down

6:21pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is all too aware of the threat Crystal Palace pose to his side's top-four dreams.

Liverpool remembers Hillsborough victims

Romsey Advertiser: Floral tributes were left at Hillsborough and Anfield

6:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A sombre memorial service took place at Anfield to mark 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans.

Villa suspend Culverhouse and Karsa

Romsey Advertiser: Ian Culverhouse has been suspended pending an internal investigation

2:52pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Aston Villa have suspended assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and head of football operations Gary Karsa "pending an internal investigation".

England places up for grabs - Cook

Romsey Advertiser: Alastair Cook's England side will play Tests against Sri Lanka and India this summer

2:44pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

England captain Alastair Cook has admitted the team's recent struggles mean there are "quite a few places up for grabs".

Red Bull move on from failed appeal

Romsey Advertiser: Red Bull lost their appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification at the Australia Grand Prix

10:11am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Red Bull will move forward following their failed appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from last month's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in order to focus on this weekend's race in China.

Simeone won't stop Costa Blues move

Romsey Advertiser: Diego Simeone, pictured, does not know whether Diego Costa will remain with Atletico Madrid beyond the end of this season

2:51pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has admitted he may be powerless to stop star striker Diego Costa joining Chelsea in the summer.

Ireland signs new Stoke deal

Romsey Advertiser: Stephen Ireland has signed a new three-year deal at Stoke

11:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Midfielder Stephen Ireland has signed a three-year contract to remain at Stoke.

Pellegrini not giving up on title

Romsey Advertiser: Manuel Pellegrini refuses to be downcast following Sunday's defeat to Liverpool

6:21pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is convinced his side are still firmly in the Barclays Premier League title race.

Cook's among the runs

Romsey Advertiser: Alastair Cook was unbeaten on 139

7:26pm Monday 14th April 2014

Test captain Alastair Cook's century led the Essex fightback against Derbyshire at Chelmsford, as a clutch of incumbent and prospective England batsmen found form in the LV= County Championship.

Demichelis: We'll fight to the end

Romsey Advertiser: Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis insists title race is not over

3:22pm Monday 14th April 2014

Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has vowed to fight to the end in the Barclays Premier League title race.

'Home truths' help Hull into final

Romsey Advertiser: Curtis Davies spoke out at half-time in his side's FA Cup semi-final

1:50pm Monday 14th April 2014

Curtis Davies has revealed how a few "home truths" delivered to his Hull team-mates spurred them on to secure a first-ever FA Cup final place.

Flanagan: Gerrard deserves title

Romsey Advertiser: Jon Flanagan, centre right, is full of praise for his captain Steven Gerrard, centre left

3:16pm Monday 14th April 2014

Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan believes no one deserves a league title more than captain Steven Gerrard.

Chuter calls time on playing career

Romsey Advertiser: Leicester hooker George Chuter has announced his retirement

11:21am Monday 14th April 2014

Leicester hooker George Chuter has announced his retirement with immediate effect following 13 years with the Tigers and four at Saracens.

Gloucester identify bottle culprit

Romsey Advertiser: Gloucester say they have identified the person responsible for throwing a plastic bottle in the direction of referee Tim Wigglesworth at Kingsholm on Saturday

10:30am Monday 14th April 2014

Gloucester have identified the individual who threw a plastic bottle at referee Tim Wigglesworth in Saturday's stormy west country derby against Bath as a schoolboy.

Porteous turns professional

Romsey Advertiser: Garrick Porteous will make his professional debut in Malaysia

2:38pm Monday 14th April 2014

British Amateur champion Garrick Porteous has turned professional following his appearance in the Masters last week.

Watson humble after Augusta glory

Romsey Advertiser: Bubba Watson played down his achievement of winning two green jackets in three years (AP)

8:50am Monday 14th April 2014

Bubba Watson was quick to play down his achievement of winning a second Masters title in three years as Jordan Spieth declared himself ready to taste major success.

Flores dismissal maddens Monk

Romsey Advertiser: Swansea manager Garry Monk, pictured, cut a frustrated figure after defender Chico Flores was sent off in Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea

6:23am Monday 14th April 2014

Swansea boss Garry Monk was left frustrated and infuriated by defender Chico Flores' early dismissal in his team's 1-0 home defeat against Barclays Premier League title contenders Chelsea.

Wenger: Semi win was crucial

Romsey Advertiser: Arsene Wenger wants Arsenal to build on their semi-final success to finish the season strongly

8:50am Monday 14th April 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is convinced his side's dramatic FA Cup semi-final penalty shoot-out win over Wigan can prove the turning point of their season.

Flintoff considers St Annes return

Romsey Advertiser: Andrew Flintoff may be pleasing the crowds again this summer, at St Annes

11:50am Monday 14th April 2014

Andrew Flintoff may be about to return to his roots this summer, by turning out for his old club side St Annes.

Nothing is ours yet - Gerrard

Romsey Advertiser: Steven Gerrard, second left, was instrumental in Liverpool's win

6:23am Monday 14th April 2014

Emotional Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admitted Sunday's 3-2 victory over title rivals Manchester City was the longest 90 minutes of his career.

Phelps set to compete in Arizona

Romsey Advertiser: Michael Phelps is due to race at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Arizona, which runs from April 24-26

6:18pm Monday 14th April 2014

The world's most successful Olympian, Michael Phelps, is set to come out of retirement and compete at a domestic meeting in the United States next week.

Domenicali: Time for shake-up

Romsey Advertiser: Stefano Domenicali has stepped down from his role as team principal of Ferrari

12:24pm Monday 14th April 2014

Stefano Domenicali said it was time for a "significant change" as he announced his resignation as team principal of Ferrari.

Bulls appeal to be heard soon

Romsey Advertiser: Bradford Bulls are appealing their points deduction

7:08am Monday 14th April 2014

Bradford Bulls' appeal against their points deduction will be heard "as soon as possible", the Rugby Football League has said.

Bruce: Pressure is on Arsenal

Romsey Advertiser: Steve Bruce knows his Hull side will be underdogs in the FA Cup final

6:23am Monday 14th April 2014

No sooner had Hull secured a place in their first ever FA Cup final that manager Steve Bruce began the mind games, insisting "all the pressure" will be on Arsenal when they return to Wembley next month.

Gazidis questions ticket allocation

Romsey Advertiser: Many Arsenal fans may struggle to get a ticket for the FA Cup final

3:37pm Monday 14th April 2014

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has questioned the "balance" of ticketing for the FA Cup final against Hull after each club were allocated 25,000 seats for Wembley on May 17.

Norwich game is huge - Gerrard

Romsey Advertiser: Steven Gerrard, second left, celebrates with his team-mates following Liverpool's win over Manchester City

12:11am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has told his team-mates they must all treat Sunday's match against Norwich "like it's the last game of our careers".

Wright: Belief led us to final

Romsey Advertiser: Stevie May, left, celebrates with manager Tommy Wright after the final whistle

6:23am Monday 14th April 2014

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright insists his troops truly believe they can win their date with destiny after securing their first ever William Hill Scottish Cup final slot.

Domenicali: Time for shake-up

Romsey Advertiser: Stefano Domenicali has stepped down from his role as team principal of Ferrari

2:49pm Monday 14th April 2014

Stefano Domenicali said it was time for a "significant change" as he announced his resignation as team principal of Ferrari.

Farrell faces anxious wait

Romsey Advertiser: Owen Farrell has a foot problem

6:23am Monday 14th April 2014

England fly-half Owen Farrell will discover in the coming days the severity of the foot injury that forced him off at half-time of Saracens' 28-24 Aviva Premiership victory over Northampton.

Red Bull await appeal decision

Romsey Advertiser: Christian Horner, right, believes Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian GP can be overturned

5:08pm Monday 14th April 2014

Red Bull are expected to find out on Tuesday whether they have won their appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix.

Kipsang urges Farah to find focus

Romsey Advertiser: World record holder Wilson Kipsang, pictured, has given some advice to Mo Farah

3:48pm Monday 14th April 2014

Marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang has warned Mo Farah it is impossible to balance running the marathon and competing on the track.

Watson targets Gleneagles glory

Romsey Advertiser: Bubba Watson joined an illustrious group with his second Masters title (AP)

4:19pm Monday 14th April 2014

Bubba Watson believes he will cope with his second spell as Masters champion far better than he did the first as he sets his sights on a Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagles in September.






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