Hoy backs Wiggins for Rio glory

Romsey Advertiser: Sir Chris Hoy, pictured, is backing Sir Bradley Wiggins to add to his cycling CV on the road to Rio

10:26am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Sir Chris Hoy expects fellow knightrider Sir Bradley Wiggins to blaze a trail to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and return with a medal.

Collina hails new concussion rules

Romsey Advertiser: Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after suffering a head injury against Everton in 2013

10:39am Tuesday 30th September 2014

UEFA referees' chief Pierluigi Collina says new concussion rules that come into force in the Champions League this week will clear up any doubts about when players are able to continue after suffering a head impact.

Dawson signs new Baggies deal

Romsey Advertiser: Craig Dawson has signed a new contract with West Brom

8:29am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Craig Dawson has signed a new three-year deal with West Brom.

No crisis talks for Pardew

Romsey Advertiser: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew's job is under no immediate threat

10:07am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew's job is under no immediate threat despite a winless start to the Barclays Premier League season.

Sheridan calls time on career

Romsey Advertiser: Former England and British and Irish Lions prop Andrew Sherdian has retired from rugby due to injury

9:17am Tuesday 30th September 2014

England international Andrew Sheridan has retired from rugby with immediate effect, his management company James Grant announced on Tuesday.

Garcia impressed by McGinley

Romsey Advertiser: Sergio Garcia, right, praised the captaincy of Paul McGinley, left

7:21am Tuesday 30th September 2014

World number three Sergio Garcia intends to copy Paul McGinley's winning formula if he ever becomes Europe's Ryder Cup captain.

Van Persie urges United to kick on

Romsey Advertiser: Robin van Persie says confidence is rising at Old Trafford

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Robin van Persie believes Manchester United's formidable attacking force will instil fear into their rivals.

It's serious for Pardew

Romsey Advertiser: Alan Pardew's Newcastle are second bottom in the Premier League

6:39am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will not quit but accepted his future in the job was uncertain and expects "serious" talks with club owner Mike Ashley after the Magpies' 1-0 loss at Stoke.

Pardew's Magpies beaten at Stoke

Romsey Advertiser: It was another difficult night for Alan Pardew and Newcastle

7:04am Monday 29th September 2014

The pressure on Newcastle manager Alan Pardew cranked up as his side were beaten 1-0 by Stoke at a rain-drenched Britannia Stadium.

Benteke closes in on Villa return

Romsey Advertiser: Christian Benteke is raring to go once again

10:52am Monday 29th September 2014

Christian Benteke could return for Aston Villa this weekend after making a scoring comeback on Monday after nearly six months out injured.

Cable expresses Twickenham concern

Romsey Advertiser: Chelsea have enquired about the possibility of playing at the home of English rugby

6:55pm Monday 29th September 2014

Local MP Vince Cable has expressed his concerns over Chelsea's possible temporary move to Twickenham.

No sanction for Sakho

Romsey Advertiser: Diafra Sakho, right, was thought to have clashed with Luke Shaw in an off-the-ball incident

4:39pm Monday 29th September 2014

Diafra Sakho will not face any punishment from the Football Association for his alleged headbutt on Luke Shaw in West Ham's 2-1 loss at Manchester United on Saturday, it is understood.

Benteke scores on under-21s return

Romsey Advertiser: Christian Benteke is closing in on a return to first-team action for Aston Villa

5:39pm Monday 29th September 2014

Christian Benteke has made a scoring comeback for Aston Villa after nearly six months out injured.

Jags hopes derby draw lifts Toffees

Romsey Advertiser: Everton's Phil Jagielka, centre, celebrates scoring his side's equaliser during the Merseyside derby at Anfield

8:51am Monday 29th September 2014

Phil Jagielka hopes that snatching a point at Anfield can provide Everton with the spark to ignite their season.

Mixed emotions for Raiders star

Romsey Advertiser: Lamar Miller's two touchdowns underpinned Miami's big win

7:13am Monday 29th September 2014

Menelik Watson endured a night of mixed fortunes as the Manchester-born Oakland Raider's emotional return to these shores was spoiled by a rampant Miami Dolphins in a one-sided NFL clash at Wembley.

Ryder heroes hail McGinley approach

Romsey Advertiser: Europe's Ryder Cup stars praised the captaincy of Paul McGinley

8:06am Monday 29th September 2014

Lee Westwood urged future European Ryder Cup captains to take a leaf from Paul McGinley's book after the Irishman led the home side to victory at Gleneagles.

Cole surprised by Lampard match-up

Romsey Advertiser: Roma's Ashley Cole during a press conference

7:35pm Monday 29th September 2014

Ashley Cole admits he never expected to come up against his old Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard again as the pair prepare to cross swords when Roma take on Manchester City on Tuesday.

I won't rest Costa - Mourinho

Romsey Advertiser: Diego Costa will be utilised in Lisbon

7:19pm Monday 29th September 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho intends to risk Diego Costa's fragile hamstrings by starting the striker against Sporting Lisbon and Arsenal this week.

Jovetic back in contention

Romsey Advertiser: Stevan Jovetic is back for Manchester City after injury

5:58pm Monday 29th September 2014

Stevan Jovetic is back in the Manchester City squad to face Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday after the Montenegro striker missed five matches with a hamstring injury.

Azinger open to captaincy role

Romsey Advertiser: Paul Azinger isn't ruling out the possibility of captaining USA's Ryder Cup team again in the future

8:06am Monday 29th September 2014

Phil Mickelson could get his wish after Paul Azinger said on Monday he was open to a second spell as US Ryder Cup captain.

Verstappen to make F1 history

Romsey Advertiser: Max Verstappen will take the place of Jean-Eric Vergne, pictured, in Friday's practice at Suzuka

2:38pm Monday 29th September 2014

Toro Rosso prodigy Max Verstappen will become the youngest ever driver to participate at a grand prix weekend when he gets behind the wheel in Friday's first practice in Japan.

Watson living his American dream

Romsey Advertiser: Menelik Watson, right, is flying the flag for Britain across the pond

1:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

Menelik Watson admits he can scarcely believe that his journey has taken him from Longsight in Manchester to one of the NFL's most storied franchises.

McGinley not swayed by Clarke rift

Romsey Advertiser: Paul McGinley will not captain the Ryder Cup side again

12:49pm Monday 29th September 2014

Paul McGinley insists his strained relationship with Darren Clarke will not influence his opinion on who should be Europe's next Ryder Cup captain.

Van Persie urges United to kick on

Romsey Advertiser: Robin van Persie says confidence is building at Old Trafford

10:47pm Monday 29th September 2014

Robin van Persie believes Manchester United formidable attacking force will instil fear into their rivals.

Pardew focused on Potters points

Romsey Advertiser: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has laughed off comments from owner Mike Ashley

6:06pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is treating owner Mike Ashley's joke threat to sack him as a back-handed vote of confidence.

Baggies too strong for Burnley

Romsey Advertiser: Saido Berahino, left, scored West Brom's second goal against Burnley

6:23pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Saido Berahino's brace powered West Brom past hapless Burnley 4-0 to seal their third straight win.

Falcons stung as Wasps cruise

Romsey Advertiser: Tom Varndell scored two tries as Wasps eased past Newcastle

5:20pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Wasps continued their improved form this season with a comfortable bonus point 35-18 win over struggling Newcastle at Adams Park to jump up five places to fifth in the Aviva Premiership table

Rooney apologised to team-mates

Romsey Advertiser: Wayne Rooney apologised to his Manchester United team-mates after his red card

1:18pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Wayne Rooney apologised to his Manchester United team-mates for his reckless lunge on Stewart Downing and has no plans to appeal the red card which he admits he fully deserved.

Kwiatkowski claims world title

Romsey Advertiser: Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski claimed the men's road race title at the World Road Championships in Spain

4:09pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski stole the men's road race title in a gruelling battle at the World Road Championships in Spain.

Kimetto breaks marathon record

Romsey Advertiser: Dennis Kimetto celebrates his record-breaking run (AP)

12:05pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Dennis Kimetto has broken the marathon world record in Berlin after completing the race in a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds.

Henderson leaps to Gerrard defence

Romsey Advertiser: Jordan Henderson, pictured, has defended Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard

1:18pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Jordan Henderson feels criticism of Steven Gerrard this season is totally unjustified.

Man of Steel short-list revealed

Romsey Advertiser: Daryl Clark is nominated for two end-of-season awards

3:18pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Two former winners are on a four-man short-list for the Steve Prescott Man of Steel award.

All Blacks seal championship

Romsey Advertiser: New Zealand have won the Rugby Championship for the third time in a row (AP)

8:02am Sunday 28th September 2014

New Zealand clinched the 2014 Rugby Championship with a bonus-point 34-13 win over Argentina in La Plata.

Berahino backed for England call-up

Romsey Advertiser: Saido Berahino, second right, took his tally for the season to five in all competitions

11:42pm Sunday 28th September 2014

West Brom head coach Alan Irvine has tipped Saido Berahino to make an England breakthrough after his brace battered Burnley.

Young admits Wasps looked shaky

Romsey Advertiser: Tom Varndell, left, starred in Wasps' win

11:17pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young admitted his side were far from at their best, despite their 35-18 victory over struggling Newcastle.

Chelsea consider Twickenham move

Romsey Advertiser: Twickenham is the headquarters of English rugby

10:57am Sunday 28th September 2014

Chelsea have taken the first step towards a possible temporary move to Twickenham after making an approach to the Rugby Football Union.

All Blacks seal championship

Romsey Advertiser: Israel Dagg was among the try scorers as New Zealand beat Argentina to win the 2014 Rugby Championship

7:27am Sunday 28th September 2014

New Zealand clinched the 2014 Rugby Championship with a bonus-point 34-13 win over Argentina in La Plata.

Murray revels in ending drought

Romsey Advertiser: Andy Murray is back to title-winning ways

11:39am Sunday 28th September 2014

Andy Murray was overcome with emotion after ending a burdensome title drought that stretched all the way back to his glorious Wimbledon triumph.

Donaldson savours 'incredible' week

Romsey Advertiser: Jamie Donaldson enjoyed a dream Ryder Cup debut

8:58pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Wales' Jamie Donaldson reflected on his "remarkable journey" after securing the winning point on his Ryder Cup debut at Gleneagles.

Contrasting reactions for captains

Romsey Advertiser: Paul McGinley captained Europe to Ryder Cup glory

11:12am Sunday 28th September 2014

Europe's players hailed the influence of Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley as opposite number Tom Watson was embroiled in a public debate with Phil Mickelson.

Miami too good for Raiders

Romsey Advertiser: Ryan Tannehill threw two touchdowns in Miami's heavy victory

9:31pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Manchester-born Menelik Watson experienced an unhappy homecoming as his Oakland Raiders were routed 38-14 by the Miami Dolphins in one of the most one-sided NFL games at Wembley.

Dyke hits out at FIFA

Romsey Advertiser: FA chairman Greg Dyke is angry with FIFA's 'lack of transparency'

4:09pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Greg Dyke angrily hit out at FIFA over a lack of transparency and accused world football's governing body of viewing the Football Association as its "enemy".

Dzeko double cheers champions

Romsey Advertiser: Manchester City's Edin Dzeko celebrates his second goal to make it 3-2

5:23pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Edin Dzeko's wonderful double and Frank Lampard's fourth goal in three games sealed a 4-2 victory for Manchester City despite the champions at one stage surrendering a two-goal lead over Hull.

Rooney sees red but United cling on

Romsey Advertiser: Manchester United's Wayne Rooney leaves the pitch after receiving a red card

5:19pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Wayne Rooney's reckless dismissal did not stop Manchester United from returning to winning ways as they edged past West Ham on a nervy afternoon at Old Trafford.

Costa continues hot start in win

Romsey Advertiser: Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates scoring against Aston Villa

5:19pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Diego Costa continued his remarkable start to life in the Premier League as Jose Mourinho celebrated his 250th match as Chelsea boss with a 3-0 defeat of Aston Villa.

Phil's stunner silences Anfield

Romsey Advertiser: Phil Jagielka, centre, celebrates scoring Everton's equaliser at Anfield

3:06pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Phil Jagielka rifled a shot into the top corner in injury time to earn Everton a dramatic 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby at Anfield.

Rivals share the spoils

Romsey Advertiser: Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, right, celebrates scoring their equalising goal

7:52pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Arsenal and Tottenham battled out a 1-1 draw in Saturday's Barclays Premier League north London derby at the Emirates Stadium.

Nadal to make comeback in Beijing

Romsey Advertiser: Rafael Nadal will return to action for the first time in three months in next week's China Open

2:48pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Rafael Nadal will return to action for the first time since his shock Wimbledon loss to Nick Kyrgios at the China Open next week.

Faldo: Garcia "lousy" not "useless"

Romsey Advertiser: Sir Nick Faldo, pictured, has attempted to clarify his controversial remarks about Sergio Garcia at the Ryder Cup

9:54am Saturday 27th September 2014

Sir Nick Faldo has attempted to clarify his controversial comments about Sergio Garcia at the Ryder Cup - by saying the Spaniard was "lousy" in the 2008 competition rather than "useless".

Baxter wary of 'dangerous' Quins

Romsey Advertiser: Exeter head coach Rob Baxter is wary of the threat posed by Harlequins

2:08pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Exeter boss Rob Baxter knows it is a case of being "alert and aware for 80 minutes" when the Chiefs host Aviva Premiership opponents Harlequins on Sunday.






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