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Diamond hails Sale defence

Steve Diamond was delighted with his hard-working Sale Sharks

Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond was delighted with his side's defensive efforts at the Stoop as his side secured a rare victory over Harlequins.

Excitement building for Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is relaxed ahead of the deciding weekend in the championship race

Lewis Hamilton is feeling "like a kid at Christmas" as the excitement builds ahead of the possibility of him becoming a double Formula One world champion.

Van Gaal delays Falcao decision

Radamel Falcao has endured a frustrating start to his Manchester United career

Louis van Gaal has delayed his decision on whether to buy Radamel Falcao because of the latest injury to the Manchester United striker.

Farrell happy to play with Ford

Owen Farrell has had to hand over number 10 duties

Owen Farrell is happy to concede centre stage to George Ford when the former school friends start their first England match together in Saturday's QBE International against Samoa.

Cipriani kicks Sale to victory

Danny Cipriani was accurate with the boot for Sale Sharks

Sale Sharks recorded their first Aviva Premiership win at the Stoop since May 2008 as Danny Cipriani kicked his team to a 16-12 victory at Harlequins.

Monfils stuns Federer in Lille

Gael Monfils got France back on level terms with a stunning victory (AP)

Gael Monfils demolished world number two Roger Federer in straight sets to ensure France finished all square with Switzerland on day one of the Davis Cup final.

We've under-performed - Rowntree

Graham Rowntree says there have been a lot of frank discussions in the England camp this week

Graham Rowntree admits England are "thoroughly p***ed off" as they target the victory over Samoa that will begin healing the wounds of a disappointing QBE Series.

Costa fit for West Brom clash

Chelsea's Diego Costa hopes to be celebrating again on Saturday

Diego Costa is fit for Chelsea's return to Premier League action but Jose Mourinho has yet to make a decision on whether Cesc Fabregas will face West Brom.

Reds seek cause of Sturridge woe

Liverpool will make in-depth investigations into Daniel Sturridge's latest injury

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists striker Daniel Sturridge has been unfortunate with his latest injury but accepts there is a chronic issue which needs to be addressed.

Jose plays down talk of Cech unrest

Jose Mourinho has played down talk Petr Cech, pictured, wants to leave Chelsea

Petr Cech's Chelsea future is the subject of mounting speculation, but Jose Mourinho insists no offers have been tabled for the long-serving goalkeeper.

McBryde: Williams will drive us on

Owen Williams will be among a capacity 74,500 crowd at the Millennium Stadium

Robin McBryde says Wales will be inspired by the Millennium Stadium presence of Owen Williams when they face world champions New Zealand on Saturday.

Stenson sets pace in Dubai

Henrik Stenson added a second round of 66 to his opening 68 on Friday

Defending champion Henrik Stenson felt like he had "hit the wall" at the end of a long season, but still managed to claim the halfway lead in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Phipps dismayed to let Evans go

Sheffield United co-chairman Jim Phipps, pictured, is unhappy that Ched Evans is no longer training with the club

Sheffield United co-chairman Jim Phipps has described the club being forced into retracting their offer to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to train with the Blades as a "defeat for principle".

Australia win one-day series

Steven Smith guided Australia to a series-clinching victory over South Africa

Steven Smith struck a superb century as Australia fought back from the brink to beat South Africa by three wickets in Melbourne and in the process clinch the one-day international series 3-1.

Flower punished by Wigan

Wigan prop Ben Flower, second left, has been found guilty of gross misconduct by his club

Ben Flower has been found guilty of gross misconduct by his club Wigan after his attack on St Helens stand-off Lance Hohaia during October's Super League Grand Final.

Hamilton on top in practice

Job done so far for Lewis Hamilton as he was quickest in both practice sessions ahead of the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

It is a case of so far so good for Lewis Hamilton in his attempt to become a two-time Formula One world champion on Sunday.

Messi 'could have joined Arsenal'

Lionel Messi, pictured, could have joined Arsenal when Cesc Fabregas did

Lionel Messi could have joined Arsenal from Barcelona as a teenager along with Cesc Fabregas and Gerard Pique, Arsene Wenger confirmed today.

Comments land Whelan in hot water

Dave Whelan's comments have reverberated throughout football and beyond

Wigan owner Dave Whelan has found himself embroiled in controversy after being labelled "a racist" by Cardiff chairman Vincent Tan and facing the prospect of a lengthy Football Association ban.