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7hSimon Barnes

Why we love record-breaking kings

Jimmy Anderson and Ian Botham's Test-wicket bowling benchmark have been talking points all week. Simon Barnes explains why breaking records is a deeply-felt human urge.

11hRichard Jolly

Kompany may miss run-in

Manchester City are unsure if their captain Vincent Kompany will be fit to play again this season.

21hJames Dall

Victory for Utd at Chelsea could be telling

Victory for Man United against Chelsea could have repercussions for next season's inevitable title defence, so don't be surprised to see Mourinho set his side up to avoid defeat on Saturday.

1dPA Sport

Balotelli racial abuse highlighted in report

Mario Balotelli has been targeted with more than 4,000 racist messages via social media this season, according to new research from anti-discrimination body Kick It Out.

10hPA Sport

Ibrahimovic's ban reduced to three games

The French football league has accepted a recommendation from the national Olympic committee to reduce Zlatan Ibrahimovic's ban to three games.

19hESPN staff

Oscar 'very happy' at Chelsea

Oscar has said he has no intention of leaving Chelsea despite speculation over his future, telling Sky Sports: "I'm very happy here."


Sources: Clyne, Schneiderlin to leave Saints

While tentative talks over a new deal have for Clyne have been staged, his advisers have made it clear that the 23-year-old will not be signing a new deal with Southampton.

13hPA Sport

Zebroski handed four-year jail sentence

The former Torquay and Oxford forward, who featured for the Exiles as recently as Tuesday, admitted four charges of robbery, attempted robbery and assault.

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Gary Ballance: England's reliable new Volvo

The batsman is one of several admirable young members of England's side, and it defies belief that there was talk of his position being in danger, writes George Dobell



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