Warnock charged over ref remark

Romsey Advertiser: Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock, left, has been charged with misconduct following his comments after the match against Chelsea

11:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association for his post-match comments following the home defeat by Chelsea on Saturday.

Trott commits to Bears

Romsey Advertiser: Jonathan Trott has signed a new three-year contract with Warwickshire

10:44am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Jonathan Trott has signed a new three-year contract with Warwickshire after enjoying a revival in form and spirit this past season.

Ancelotti not getting carried away

Romsey Advertiser: Carlo Ancelotti's men eased to victory at Anfield

10:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes his side are in top form heading into Saturday's Clasico against Barcelona, but he played down talk of a new era of dominance for the club.

Henderson: We have a lot to learn

Romsey Advertiser: Liverpool were taught a lesson at the hands of the European champions

10:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson admits the lesson they were taught by Real Madrid shows just how much they have to improve to compete with Europe's elite.

Record demand for World Cup tickets

Romsey Advertiser: Debbie Jevans admitted the high demand would leave many fans disappointed when the ballot results are released on Saturday

9:43am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Almost one million tickets were snapped up for Rugby World Cup 2015 during last month's general sale, tournament organisers have announced.

Flintoff to play for Brisbane Heat

Romsey Advertiser: Andrew Flintoff is heading to Australia to play in the Big Bash League

8:24am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is to play for the Brisbane Heat in the upcoming KFC T20 Big Bash League, the Australian team have announced.

Burgess wins international award

Romsey Advertiser: Sam Burgess is the international player of the year

8:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Sam Burgess has become the first English winner of the Rugby League International Federation's International Player of the Year Award at a function in Australia.

Experience made difference - Wenger

Romsey Advertiser: Arsene Wenger's side secured a come-from-behind victory against Anderlecht

6:22am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hailed the never-say-die attitude of his side after two goals in the final two minutes secured a dramatic 2-1 Champions League win over Anderlecht in Brussels.

Another Balotelli problem for Reds

Romsey Advertiser: Mario Balotelli disappointed his manager by swapping shirts at half-time

6:22am Thursday 23rd October 2014

As if Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers did not have enough to worry about after being out-classed by Real Madrid he also found himself having to deal with another Mario Balotelli problem.

Late double boosts Arsenal

Romsey Advertiser: Alexis Sanchez, right, celebrates with goalscorer Lukas Podolski (AP)

9:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Substitute Lukas Podolski netted a dramatic late winner as Arsenal came from behind with two goals in the final two minutes to beat Anderlecht 2-1 and hand manager Arsene Wenger a 65th birthday to remember at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

Classy Real rout Reds

Romsey Advertiser: Karim Benzema celebrates scoring Real Madrid's third goal

6:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Real Madrid showed exactly why they are European champions and how far Liverpool have fallen down the pecking order with a 3-0 victory in a display which oozed class at Anfield.

Evans seeks return to football

Romsey Advertiser: Ched Evans remains determined to clear his name

6:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Ched Evans has expressed his desire to return to football after serving half of a five-year sentence for rape.

UEFA considers new stadium ban idea

Romsey Advertiser: Manchester City's captain Vincent Kompany was unhappy with the crowd situation in Russia

4:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

UEFA may order clubs to allow only women and children into European matches as punishment for racist behaviour by fans after deciding to take no action against CSKA Moscow for apparently having fans inside the closed stadium against Manchester City.

Van Gaal 'good choice' - Ferguson

Romsey Advertiser: Sir Alex Ferguson has backed the "formidable" Louis van Gaal, pictured, to succeed at Manchester United

1:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has backed the "formidable" Louis van Gaal to restore the club's fortunes.

Olympic Stadium cost soars

Romsey Advertiser: The cost of renovating the Olympic Stadium has increased by £35.9million

5:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The cost of renovating the Olympic Stadium ahead of West Ham's 2016 move will rise by £35.9million but the extra funding will not be paid for by either the Hammers or the taxpayer.

Cellino backs Bellusci over claims

Romsey Advertiser: Cameron Jerome, left, and Giuseppe Bellusci clashed during Tuesday's Sky Bet Championship match

5:11pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has defended Giuseppe Bellusci as the Football Association investigates allegations of racial abuse against the defender.

Remy could return at Old Trafford

Romsey Advertiser: Loic Remy still harbours hopes of playing for Chelsea against Manchester United

3:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may have strike options for Sunday's trip to Manchester United after all following Loic Remy's declaration that he hopes to be fit for the Barclays Premier League leaders' clash at Old Trafford.

Serena cringing after crushing loss

Romsey Advertiser: Serena Williams was embarrassed by her defeat to Simona Halep (AP)

11:53am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Serena Williams admitted she was embarrassed by her crushing 6-0 6-2 defeat to Simona Halep at the WTA Finals in Singapore, her heaviest loss in 16 years.

FA probe Jerome racism allegations

Romsey Advertiser: The FA are investigating an allegation from Norwich's Cameron Jerome (second left) that he was racially abused by Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci (second from right)

10:07am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Football Association has confirmed it is investigating allegations by Norwich striker Cameron Jerome that he was racially abused by Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci.

Pellegrini: No excuses for draw

Romsey Advertiser: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claimed there were no excuses after his side drew 2-2 with CSKA Moscow

5:54am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insisted there were no excuses after his side surrendered a two-goal lead to draw at CSKA Moscow.

Remy could return at Old Trafford

Romsey Advertiser: Loic Remy still harbours hopes of playing for Chelsea against Manchester United

1:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may have strike options for Sunday's trip to Manchester United after all following Loic Remy's declaration that he hopes to be fit for the Barclays Premier League leaders' clash at Old Trafford.

Wenger wants more from Gunners

Romsey Advertiser: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, left, expects an improved display from his side in their Champions League tie away at Anderlecht

6:23am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his Arsenal side to add the "fraction more" to their game and deliver a winning performance away to Anderlecht, where rookie goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is set for a Champions League debut.

Mourinho calm over striker shortage

Romsey Advertiser: Jose Mourinho is facing a minor injury crisis ahead of the Manchester United game

5:54am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Jose Mourinho insisted he is unfazed at taking Premier League leaders Chelsea to Manchester United on Sunday without injured pair Diego Costa and Loic Remy after the France striker suffered a groin problem in Tuesday night's Champions League thrashing of Maribor.

Rokoduguni set for England call

Romsey Advertiser: Semesa Rokoduguni has made a huge impact this season

6:09am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

England are expected to include Bath wing Semesa Rokoduguni in their elite player squad for next month's autumn internationals.

Murray unconvincing in Valencia

Romsey Advertiser: Andy Murray, pictured, was some way short of his best form in the win over Jurgen Melzer

2:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Andy Murray opened his Valencia Open challenge with a 6-3 6-3 win over Jurgen Melzer, although his performance failed to inspire in the Spanish city.

England hopeful over Tuilagi injury

Romsey Advertiser: England's Manu Tuilagi is currently sidelined with a groin injury

1:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

England are refusing to rule Manu Tuilagi out of next month's autumn internationals despite Leicester insisting his groin injury will prevent him playing any role.

Improved Shenton ready to shine

Romsey Advertiser: Michael Shenton is poised to earn his 10th cap with England on Saturday

9:29am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Michael Shenton will relaunch his international career as a "more rounded player" when England get the 2014 Four Nations Series under way this weekend.

Martinez revels in Barkley return

Romsey Advertiser: Ross Barkley, pictured, will benefit from European football, according to Roberto Martinez

10:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has no doubt playing club European football will be another important step forward in Ross Barkley's development.

WICB keen to repair damage

Romsey Advertiser: The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Friday that its tour of India had been cancelled due to a pay dispute with the players

9:24am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The West Indies Cricket Board hopes to "repair the damage" caused by its calamitous aborted tour of India, having called on the BCCI to consider the "serious implications" of its own hard line stance.

Spurs on right track - Pochettino

Romsey Advertiser: Mauricio Pochettino thinks Spurs are heading in the right direction

10:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Head coach Mauricio Pochettino accepts Tottenham are going through a "very tough period", but believes something special is in the offing - with silverware not too far away.

Froome may miss 2015 Tour de France

Romsey Advertiser: The 2015 Tour de France will begin in Utrecht on July 4. The 101st Tour de France began in Yorkshire, pictured

11:34am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Chris Froome may opt out of the 2015 Tour de France and target a Giro d'Italia-Vuelta a Espana double instead.

Lancaster opts for consistency

Romsey Advertiser: Danny Cipriani has not been selected in England's squad for the autumn internationals

10:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

England head coach Stuart Lancaster insists the selection of his fly-halves for next month's QBE Series is based on consistency rather than the "flash stuff".

ICC powerless to help in dispute

Romsey Advertiser: The ICC says it "does not have the power to intervene" in the dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the Board of Control for Cricket in India

1:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The International Cricket Council has admitted it "does not have the power to intervene" in the high-stakes dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Zabaleta: City not good enough

Romsey Advertiser: Pablo Zabaleta accepts Manchester City have not been good enough in the Champions League

10:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta admits the team's Champions League performances have simply not been good enough.

Chelsea thrash Maribor

Romsey Advertiser: Didier Drogba scores Chelsea's second from the spot

9:46pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Didier Drogba scored his first Chelsea goal since his decisive strike in the 2012 Champions League final as the Premier League leaders thrashed Maribor 6-0 at Stamford Bridge to strengthen their position at the top of Group G.

City pegged back in Moscow

Romsey Advertiser: Manchester City players remonstrate with referee Istvan Vad after he awarded a penalty against Aleksandar Kolarov, left

7:18pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Manchester City surrendered a two-goal lead as they again stuttered on the Champions League stage, drawing 2-2 amid more controversy at CSKA Moscow.

Proteas see off Black Caps

Romsey Advertiser: AB de Villiers guided South Africa to victory in the first ODI against New Zealand

8:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

South Africa captain AB de Villiers led from the front with an unbeaten 89 as the Proteas claimed a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the opening one-day international at Mount Maunganui.

Ferguson: Club made Moyes decision

Romsey Advertiser: Sir Alex Ferguson has defended the process which led to the recruitment of former Manchester United manager David Moyes

4:49pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson insists it is "nonsense" to suggest the correct processes were not followed prior to the ill-fated appointment of David Moyes as his Manchester United successor.

Sunderland squad offer fans refund

Romsey Advertiser: John O'Shea and the rest of the Sunderland squad have offered to refund fans the price of their tickets after Saturday's humiliating 8-0 defeat at Southampton

3:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Sunderland's shell-shocked players have offered to refund the cost of supporters' tickets for their 8-0 Barclays Premier League humiliation at Southampton.

Mourinho focused on Maribor

Romsey Advertiser: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is focused on Maribor, not Manchester United

7:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Jose Mourinho is thinking only of Maribor - and not Manchester United - a s Chelsea embark on an important week.

Bale to miss Liverpool clash

Romsey Advertiser: Gareth Bale will be missing when Real Madrid take on Liverpool on Wednesday night

11:09am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid's squad for Wednesday's Champions League clash against Liverpool as the Wales international battles a muscle injury.

Kenny leads strong GB squad

Romsey Advertiser: Jason Kenny, pictured

4:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Three-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny leads a near-full-strength Great Britain squad to the opening Track World Cup event of the season in Mexico next month.

McNamara confident despite injury

Romsey Advertiser: Steve McNamara's England side face Samoa on Saturday

11:31am Tuesday 21st October 2014

England coach Steve McNamara is confident his side can overcome the shock of losing new captain Sean O'Loughlin for their opening Four Nations Series clash with Samoa.

Fernandinho staring into the void

Romsey Advertiser: Fernandinho does not think Manchester City gain an advantage from playing behind closed doors in Moscow

7:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Fernandinho claims playing in an empty stadium in Moscow is of no benefit to Manchester City's Champions League quest.

Caterham not under threat

Romsey Advertiser: Caterham team principal Manfredi Ravetto is currently wading through a minefield of problems

2:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Caterham's immediate future in Formula One appears to be safe despite an associated company being placed in administration.

Tarpischev issues apology

Romsey Advertiser: Shamil Tarpischev has been forced to publicly apologise for his comments

11:31am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev has been forced to publicly apologise for his slur against the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus.

FA begin search to replace Horne

Romsey Advertiser: General secretary Alex Horne will leave the Football Association at the end of January

3:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Football Association is to start the search for a new top executive after general secretary Alex Horne announced he is to leave the organisation at the end of January.

Graham to lead England out

Romsey Advertiser: James Graham, pictured, will captain England in the absence of the injured Sean O'Loughlin

7:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

James Graham will lead England in the opening match of the Four Nations Series against Samoa in Brisbane on Saturday after newly-appointed captain Sean O'Loughlin was ruled out through injury.

Experts to assist fan ownership

Romsey Advertiser: Helen Grant has stressed the importance of fans having a say in how their club is run

7:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Government is to set up a group of experts aimed at making it easier for fans to run football clubs.

Fernandes calls for end to QPR spat

Romsey Advertiser: Tony Fernandes wants the row between QPR boss Harry Redknapp and Adel Taarabt, pictured, to end

4:26pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has ordered manager Harry Redknapp and forward Adel Taarabt to put a halt to their public row about the player's fitness.






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