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Brian O’Driscoll passed fit to face South Africa

Brian O’Driscoll has been passed fit to start for Ireland in Saturday’s opening autumn Test against South Africa at the Aviva Stadium. O’Driscoll has recovered from a hamstring injury and will be partnered at centre by Gordon D’Arcy. Jonathan Sexton and Eoin Reddan are the half-backs with Luke Fitzgerald handed […]

Blackpool v West Brom

TEAM NEWS Blackpool captain Charlie Adam is a major doubt for Monday’s game. The midfielder required stitches after being caught on the ankle by Nikola Zigic in the defeat at Birmingham. West Brom duo Marc-Antoine Fortune and Jonas Olsson are in contention after scans revealed the injuries they picked up […]

Defender Kolo Toure calls for Manchester City response

Defender Kolo Toure has called on his Manchester City team-mates to make a swift response after back-to-back Premier League defeats. City were beaten 2-1 by Wolves on Saturday and lost 3-0 to Arsenal on 24 October as pressure mounted on manager Roberto Mancini. “We need to take more responsibility,” said […]

Bursaspor v Man Utd

Central defender Rio Ferdinand has not travelled with the 20-man Manchester United squad for Tuesday’s Champions League Group C game at Bursaspor. He played in Saturday’s league win over Tottenham but, although no reason for his European absence was given, may have been omitted as a precaution. Ferdinand, 31, returned […]

Bolton v Liverpool

MATCH PREVIEW After last week’s morale boosting win over Blackburn, Liverpool now face another north west side in Bolton, opponents that manager Roy Hodgson could not have hand picked better, given the Reds’ recent record over the Trotters. I was asked in the dressing room why I’m always scoring away […]

Newcastle v Sunderland

TEAM NEWS Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has said Steven Taylor is not yet ready to make a return from the shoulder injury that has ruled him out since January. Fellow defender Sol Campbell, who has a thigh problem, also misses out. Sunderland’s Kieran Richardson returns after recovering from the hamstring […]

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti admits to ‘lucky’ break

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted his side were fortunate to take all three points from a thrilling 2-1 success at Blackburn. The leaders came from behind to maintain their five-point gap at the top of the Premier League table thanks to Branislav Ivanovic’s late header. But Ancelotti said: “Blackburn could […]

McLaren promise to support Jenson Button in Brazil

McLaren have confirmed they will give Jenson Button their full support as he attempts to defend his world drivers’ title at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Button is 42 points behind leader Fernando Alonso with 50 points available and he trails his McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton by 21 points. “He has […]