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Bale wins it for Real

Gareth Bale celebrates scoring the winner (AP)

Gareth Bale scored the most important goal of his career to win the Copa del Rey for Real Madrid, netting the decisive goal against fierce rivals Barcelona in the final at the Mestalla.

Lerner backing for 'loyal' Lambert

Paul Lambert has received support from Aston Villa' hierarchy

Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has given his backing to the club's manager Paul Lambert after the suspension of Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa this week.

Nadal eases into next round

Rafael Nadal reached the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters third round on Wednesday

Eight-time winner Rafael Nadal safely made it through to the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters third round with a straight-sets victory over Russian qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili on Wednesday.

Hamilton hoping to seize the edge

Lewis Hamilton is currently second in the standings

Lewis Hamilton is hoping his recent victory in Bahrain has delivered a psychological blow to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg as they scrap over this year's Formula One world title.

Westwood seeking to rebound

Lee Westwood will contest the Maybank Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur

Lee Westwood will look to shake off the disappointment of another missed major opportunity - not to mention the jet-lag - in an event which provided one of his earliest professional victories.

Szczesny ready to scrap for points

Wojciech Szczesny is targeting the four wins Arsenal may need to clinch fourth

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny would be happy for another four ugly wins if it means Arsenal secure Champions League qualification ahead of Everton.

Tennis stars unite to raise money

Elena Baltacha was diagnosed with liver cancer in March

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Martina Navratilova are among a host of tennis stars set to raise money as part of a second 'rally against cancer' in June.

Giroud praised for touch of class

Arsene Wenger was full of praise for Olivier Giroud, pictured

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hailed the "perfect touch" of striker Olivier Giroud after his sublime finish and a double from Lukas Podolski gave the FA Cup finalists a 3-1 win over West Ham to move back up into the top four of the Barclays Premier League.

Podolski brace sets up Arsenal win

Arsenal's Lukas Podolski struck twice to help the Gunners to victory

Olivier Giroud's sublime finish and a double from Lukas Podolski gave FA Cup finalists Arsenal a 3-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates Stadium to move back up into the top four of the Barclays Premier League.

Joyce doubles up

Another century from captain Ed Joyce put Sussex within sight of victory

Captain Ed Joyce hit his second hundred of the match to put Sussex on the brink of victory number two, over Warwickshire at Edgbaston, at the start of their LV= County Championship Division One campaign.

Vale captain considers legal action

Port Vale captain Doug Loft was involved in a training ground incident

Port Vale captain Doug Loft is undecided whether or not he will take legal action against Daniel Jones over the facial injuries that have brought a premature end to his season.

FIFA pays Hillsborough tribute

Sepp Blatter has offered his sympathy on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster

FIFA asked for all its member associations to fly flags at half-mast to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.