Hole-in-one boosts Westwood bid

Romsey Advertiser: Lee Westwood's hole-in-one put him in contention at the CIMB Classic

9:57am Friday 31st October 2014

A spectacular hole-in-one helped Lee Westwood surge into contention for the CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Friday.

Wilshere adds to injury woes

Romsey Advertiser: Jack Wilshere is struggling with a knee injury

9:54am Friday 31st October 2014

Jack Wilshere has been added to Arsenal's lengthy injury list but Arsene Wenger is hoping to welcome back Olivier Giroud "miles ahead of schedule" in the coming weeks.

Gerrard casts doubt on Reds future

Romsey Advertiser: Steven Gerrard would have no qualms with leaving Liverpool at the end of the season if the club do not offer him a new deal

8:39am Friday 31st October 2014

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is keen to continue his career beyond this season and admits he may be forced to move away from Anfield if the club fails to offer him a new deal.

Ryder Cup pain fires Colsaerts

Romsey Advertiser: Nicolas Colsaerts is in control in Shanghai

8:39am Friday 31st October 2014

Nicolas Colsaerts revealed how he was inspired by Europe's Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagles after taking the halfway lead in the BMW Masters in Shanghai.

Monk to meet with Riley

Romsey Advertiser: Swansea manager Garry Monk will meet referees' chief Mike Riley on Friday to discuss refereeing issues this season

6:39am Friday 31st October 2014

Swansea manager Garry Monk will meet referees' chief Mike Riley on Friday having claimed one victory after defender Federico Fernandez's midweek red card against Liverpool was rescinded.

Everton profit delights Kenwright

Romsey Advertiser: Everton had a successful season on and off the field

12:09am Friday 31st October 2014

Everton have revealed record profits of more than £28million for the 2013/14 season.

No Balotelli concerns for Rodgers

Romsey Advertiser: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, left, has no concerns over Mario Balotelli, right

3:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists he has "no concern" about Mario Balotelli and that the controversial Reds striker does not need any kind of protection from provocation.

Hayes keen to work in men's game

Romsey Advertiser: Chelsea boss Emma Hayes is open to working in the men's game

4:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The only female manager in the Women's Super League top flight has revealed she would love to test herself in the men's professional game.

Levy leads in Shanghai

Romsey Advertiser: Alexander Levy has a one-shot lead after the first round in Shanghai

9:31am Thursday 30th October 2014

France's Alexander Levy made the ideal start to his bid for a third European Tour title of the season - and second in China - in the BMW Masters on Thursday.

FSE set for UEFA talks

Romsey Advertiser: UEFA president Michel Platini will be asked to exempt away fans from stadium closures imposed for racism

4:35pm Thursday 30th October 2014

UEFA will be urged on Friday to exempt away fans from the ban on attending matches in stadiums closed due to racism.

Redknapp leaps to Ferdinand defence

Romsey Advertiser: QPR boss Harry Redknapp has defended Rio Ferdinand, pictured, after his three-match ban

1:06pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Harry Redknapp has launched a staunch defence of Rio Ferdinand, labelling the QPR defender a "top-class person" despite his three-match Football Association ban.

Murray clinches London place

Romsey Advertiser: Andy Murray, pictured, outclassed Grigor Dimitrov in Paris (AP)

4:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Andy Murray secured his place at next month's season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London with a highly impressive victory over Grigor Dimitrov in the third round of the BNP Paribas Masters.

Pellegrini worried by City form

Romsey Advertiser: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, right, admitted concern after his side's Capital One Cup loss to Newcastle

6:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted he was concerned about his team's form after being dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Newcastle.

Squad rotation key for Pochettino

Romsey Advertiser: Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino saw his side beat Brighton 2-0

6:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

Mauricio Pochettino insists Harry Kane must remain patient despite the striker scoring once again as Tottenham saw off Brighton in the Capital One Cup fourth round clash.

Koeman: We deserved to win

Romsey Advertiser: Southampton's Graziano Pelle scored twice against Stoke on Wednesday

6:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

Ronald Koeman felt Southampton deserved the late winner from Graziano Pelle that sent them through to the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup at the expense of Stoke.

Karlberg in charge

Romsey Advertiser: Davis Love was in the chasing pack at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia

9:47am Thursday 30th October 2014

Sweden's Rikard Karlberg carded a flawless 65 to claim a two-shot lead after the first round of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia on Thursday.

Hamilton unfazed by double points

Romsey Advertiser: Lewis Hamilton is determined not to feel negative about the looming double-points scenario at the final grand prix

8:38pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Lewis Hamilton is determined not to let the spectre of double points on offer in the final grand prix impact on his mindset over the final few weeks of the season.

Djokovic and Federer ease through

Romsey Advertiser: Novak Djokovic, pictured, and Roger Federer joined Andy Murray in the the next round in Paris (AP)

7:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both safely progressed to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris while Andy Murray claimed the victory that secured his place at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals.

Bianchi remains critical but stable

Romsey Advertiser: Jules Bianchi's condition remains "critical but stable"

2:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi remains "critical but stable" in hospital following his horrific accident at the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5, his family said on Thursday.

Burgess relishing union challenge

Romsey Advertiser: Sam Burgess wants to make his mark in rugby union

1:06pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Sam Burgess has revealed that his high-profile, six-figure switch of rugby codes was based on "the challenge" that will await him - and not next year's World Cup in England.

Hart calm about City 'stumble'

Romsey Advertiser: Joe Hart believes Manchester City can quickly snap out of their poor run of form

7:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart insists there is no need to panic about his side's form after their winless run was extended to three matches with defeat to Newcastle in the Capital One Cup.

Hoops to contest Tonev ban

Romsey Advertiser: Celtic's Alexandar Tonev has been given a seven-game ban

7:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Celtic have backed Aleksandar Tonev after the winger was suspended for seven matches for using "offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature" against Aberdeen defender Shay Logan.

Ricciardo keen to see full grid

Romsey Advertiser: Daniel Ricciardo feels the loss of Marussia and Caterham would be "a great shame"

6:26am Thursday 30th October 2014

Daniel Ricciardo believes the demise of Caterham and Marussia would represent a bitter loss for Formula One.

Cole expects a fired-up Rooney

Romsey Advertiser: Wayne Rooney has not played for Manchester United since being sent off against West Ham

3:22pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Andrew Cole expects Wayne Rooney to take out his pent-up frustration on Manchester City this weekend.

Relieved Williams halts Ronnie run

Romsey Advertiser: Mark Williams, right, finally got the better of Ronnie O'Sullivan, left

5:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Mark Williams claimed his first victory over Ronnie O'Sullivan in a ranking event for 12 years at the International Championship in China.

Smith upbeat over fitness

Romsey Advertiser: Matty Smith says he will definitely play against Australia

12:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

England scrum-half Matty Smith insists he will be fully fit for Sunday's Four Nations clash with Australia and says his Wigan skipper Sean O'Loughlin is confident of lining up alongside him.

Spurs sneak into quarter-finals

Romsey Advertiser: Harry Kane scored for Tottenham against Brighton

10:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Tottenham secured safe passage into the last eight of the Capital One Cup with an unconvincing 2-0 victory against out-of-form Brighton on largely uninspiring night at White Hart Lane.

Pelle sends Saints through

Romsey Advertiser: Southampton's Graziano Pelle celebrates scoring against Stoke City

9:53pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Southampton beat Stoke for the second time in four days to reach the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.

City shocked by flying Magpies

Romsey Advertiser: Moussa Sissoko, centre, scores Newcastle's second goal against Manchester City

10:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Rolando Aarons and substitute Moussa Sissoko struck as Newcastle dumped holders Manchester City out of the Capital One Cup with a 2-0 win at the Etihad Stadium.

NFL in London 'worth £102m a year'

Romsey Advertiser: The Government have backed the creation of an NFL franchise at Wembley

12:15pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

An NFL franchise in London could be worth more than £100million a year to the UK economy, according to a new report.

Smedley issues engine warning

Romsey Advertiser: Williams switched to Mercedes engines for 2014

11:06am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Williams head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley believes Formula One will again be wasting money if plans to unfreeze the current engine rules are pushed through for next season.

UK Sport to review funding strategy

Romsey Advertiser: UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl has announced a review of the organisation's funding strategy

4:49pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

UK Sport, the Government body which funds top-level sport in Britain, has announced a consultation and review of its funding strategy after the Rio Olympics.

Sturridge praises Balotelli

Romsey Advertiser: Daniel Sturridge is eager to start linking up with Mario Balotelli, pictured, at Liverpool

3:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Daniel Sturridge is hoping to form a successful partnership with Mario Balotelli after the Italian scored just his second Liverpool goal against Swansea on Tuesday night.

Clattenburg shown Ed card

Romsey Advertiser: Mark Clattenburg has paid the price for breaking two rules in the referee's handbook

9:26am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Mark Clattenburg has been dropped for this weekend's Premier League fixtures after breaking protocol so he could watch an Ed Sheeran concert.

Mourinho hails 'special' Drogba

Romsey Advertiser: Jose Mourinho's Chelsea were made to fight for a 2-1 victory over Shrewsbury

6:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Jose Mourinho saluted his special golden oldie after Didier Drogba helped spare Chelsea's blushes at Shrewsbury.

Offiah likes England chances

Romsey Advertiser: Steve McNamara, pictured, can lead his England side to victory against Australia, according to Martin Offiah

12:11pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Former Great Britain winger Martin Offiah believes Australia are "there for the taking" as England prepare to deliver the knockout punch in the Four Nations Series.

Broad refutes Pietersen claims

Romsey Advertiser: Stuart Broad, left, has rejected Kevin Pietersen's claims of a 'bullying' culture in the England dressing room

10:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Stuart Broad has denied there was any deliberate bullying in the England camp during his time playing alongside Kevin Pietersen.

'Just rewards' for Balotelli

Romsey Advertiser: Under-fire Mario Balotelli, left, scored Liverpool's equaliser

6:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe felt Mario Balotelli got his "just rewards" with his goal in the 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Swansea - and agreed with Swans boss Garry Monk that Federico Fernandez should not have been sent off.

Magpies handed Spurs cup trip

Romsey Advertiser: Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko scored his side's second goal against Manchester City

11:20pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Newcastle will head to Tottenham in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup after dumping holders Manchester City out of the competition with a 2-0 win at the Etihad Stadium.

Cahill: Drogba is back to his best

Romsey Advertiser: Gary Cahill believes his Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba, pictured, is a goal threat

11:32pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Gary Cahill has warned Chelsea's title rivals that Didier Drogba is back to his best after scoring three goals in the last three games for the Barclays Premier League club.

Ferdinand handed three-game ban

Romsey Advertiser: Rio Ferdinand has been banned and fined by the FA

6:27pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches and fined £25,000 for comments he made on Twitter, the Football Association has announced.

Watkins signs new Leeds deal

Romsey Advertiser: Kallum Watkins has committed his future to Leeds Rhinos

7:25am Wednesday 29th October 2014

England centre Kallum Watkins has signed a new five year deal with Leeds, the Super League club have announced.

Murray strolls past Benneteau

Romsey Advertiser: Andy Murray is closing in on a spot at the ATP World Tour Finals

3:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Andy Murray moved within one win of qualifying for the ATP World Tour finals as he brushed aside Julien Benneteau 6-3 6-4 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Masters.

Irvine frustrated by fringe players

Romsey Advertiser: Alan Irvine defended his decision to make 10 changes for the Capital One Cup clash that West Brom lost 2-1

6:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Alan Irvine claimed he sent a "team full of first-team players" into West Brom's 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat at Bournemouth.

Rummenigge pushing for spring event

Romsey Advertiser: Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, pictured, wants FIFA to consider his World Cup plans

7:56am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has urged FIFA to hold the Qatar World Cup in April 2022.

McIlroy set to watch with interest

Romsey Advertiser: Rory McIlroy will miss the two events in China

11:33am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Rory McIlroy will be an interested spectator as the first event of the European Tour's Final Series gets under way in China on Thursday.

Hamilton feels far from comfortable

Romsey Advertiser: The title battle between Lewis Hamilton, pictured, and Nico Rosberg will likely be decided in the season's final race

9:04am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Lewis Hamilton has conceded to feeling far from comfortable as the battle for this year's Formula One world title heads into the home straight.

Reds' late show stuns 10-man Swans

Romsey Advertiser: Dejan Lovren, right, scores Liverpool's winner right at the death

10:19pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Dejan Lovren scored a dramatic 95th-minute winner as Liverpool came from behind late on to beat 10-man Swansea 2-1 at Anfield and advance to the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.

Cherries pick off West Brom

Romsey Advertiser: Bournemouth's Callum Wilson, right, celebrates scoring the winner against West Brom

9:57pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Eunan O'Kane and Callum Wilson fired Bournemouth to their first-ever Capital One Cup quarter-final as Eddie Howe's men toppled West Brom 2-1 at Dean Court.

Chelsea through after scare

Romsey Advertiser: Andy Mangan, second from right, scores Shrewsbury's equaliser against Chelsea

9:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Jermaine Grandison's own goal broke Shrewsbury's hearts after Chelsea survived a scare to snatch a late 2-1 win.






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