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Blatter calls for early final

Blatter calls for early final

FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants the 2022 World Cup final to be played no later than December 18 and has called for "solidarity" among unhappy European associations.

De Villiers downs Windies

De Villiers downs Windies

AB de Villiers hit the record-fastest 150 in ODIs as South Africa embarrassed the West Indies in a joint-record World Cup win in Sydney.

Van Gaal confirms RVP blow

Van Gaal confirms RVP blow

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed that striker Robin van Persie is set for a lengthy lay-off because of an ankle injury.

McIlroy set to miss Honda cut

McIlroy set to miss Honda cut

World No 1 Rory McIlroy is set to miss the cut at the Honda Classic after posting a four-over 74 in a rain-affected second round.

Goode, Nowell take on Ireland

Goode, Nowell take on Ireland

Alex Goode and Jack Nowell will start for England against Ireland in Sunday's Six Nations showdown in Dublin.

McGrath starts against England

McGrath starts against England

Jack McGrath has held off the challenge of fit-again Cian Healy and starts for Ireland against England in Sunday's crunch Six Nations match.

St Helens see off stubborn Cas

St Helens see off stubborn Cas

St Helens recovered from their 39-0 World Club Challenge humiliation by Australian champions South Sydney to beat Castleford 21-14 at Langtree Park.

UEFA clear Liverpool, Hull hit

UEFA clear Liverpool, Hull hit

Liverpool have been cleared of breaching UEFA Financial Fair Play rules but Hull have reached a settlement with European football's governing body.

Wilshere has ankle surgery

Wilshere has ankle surgery

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Jack Wilshere has had minor ankle surgery.

Federer routs Coric in semis

Federer routs Coric in semis

Roger Federer handed out a harsh lesson to Borna Coric as he inflicted a 6-2 6-1 defeat on the teenager in the Dubai Championship semi-finals.