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Cole facing FA charge

West Ham's Carlton Cole has been charged by the Football Association over a social media posting.

West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been charged by the Football Association in relation to a comment posted on social media.

Pape's 10-week ban upheld

Pascal Pape had his appeal against a 10-week ban thrown out

Pascal Pape's RBS 6 Nations career has ended in acrimony after the France lock lost his appeal against a 10-week ban for kneeing Ireland's Jamie Heaslip in the back.

Johnson to answer bail in two weeks

Adam Johnson will answer bail in a fortnight

England footballer Adam Johnson has been bailed until the middle of the month after police arrested him on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16.

Ouseley: People now willing to talk

Kick it Out chairman Herman Ouseley is encouraged by a greater willingness for discrimination in football to be reported

Kick it Out chairman Herman Ouseley believes a rise in reported incidents of football-related discrimination shows people are now more willing to come forward.

Jedinak handed four-match ban

Mile Jedinak has been handed a four-match ban

Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak will serve a four-match suspension after admitting a charge of violent conduct, the Football Association has announced.

Mourinho: Terry can prolong career

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that John Terry will be offered a new contract at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho says captain John Terry will receive a contract extension at Chelsea and believes the defender has the desire to ensure next season will not be his last at Stamford Bridge.

Burgess not thinking of England

Sam Burgess made his England bow in the second-string Saxons' 18-9 victory over Ireland Wolfhounds in January

Sam Burgess has insisted he must scrap all thoughts of his England ambitions and focus on honing his rugby union skills at Bath.

Evans ready to grab Crucible chance

Reanne Evans has been invited to qualify for the World Championships

Reanne Evans is ready to take her Crucible chance with both hands, knowing that even one qualifying win could have a significant impact on her career.

Alonso set for Malaysia return

Fernando Alonso will miss the Australian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso has conceded he was not prepared to take risks with his health after doctors decided it would be unwise for him to race in the season-opening grand prix in Australia.

Whelan cedes control to grandson

Dave Whelan will continue to own the club but will no longer have a hands-on role

Dave Whelan stepped aside as Wigan chairman on Tuesday afternoon, claiming his decision was motivated by age as he handed the baton to his 23-year-old grandson David Sharpe.

Leeds fans keen on Crowe meeting

Russell Crowe has expressed an interest in buying Leeds

The working group that is supporting fan ownership of Leeds has confirmed they will try and meet with Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe next month.

Wenger: Don't write Arsenal off

Arsene Wenger believes there is still plenty to play for in the Premier League

Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal side are currently "nowhere near" being involved in the race for the Premier League title - but believes a consistent run could change all that.

Stevens urges corruption caution

Darren Stevens went through "hell" before clearing his name

Darren Stevens went through "hell" for two years before being cleared of corruption charges - and he is intent on saving his fellow cricketers the same traumatic experience.

Bird funds new players' balcony

Dickie Bird is paying for a new players' balcony to be built at Headingley

Yorkshire president Dickie Bird is digging into his own pocket to provide a better view at Headingley for the county champions.

Broad keeping focus on World Cup

Stuart Broad, pictured, sidestepped the question of whether he would be happy to play alongside Kevin Pietersen again

Stuart Broad insists England must blank out speculation about Kevin Pietersen's possible return if they are to rise to the huge task on their hands at the World Cup.

Pardew wary of outside influences

Alan Pardew has urged the Football Association not to be influenced by television pundits

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has told the Football Association not to be swayed by television pundits when it comes to making disciplinary decisions.

Ferguson leads Mackay tributes

Dave Mackay has died, aged 80

Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed the fantastic career of Dave Mackay as the tributes came in for the former Tottenham and Scotland midfielder, who died on Monday night aged 80.