Spurs ban vuvuzelas

Tottenham have become the first Premier League club to ban vuvuzelas from their own ground ahead of the new season.

Knights: My job is safe

Beleaguered Essendon coach Matthew Knights insists his job is safe and he's rejected a call from former Bombers champion Matthew Lloyd for a thorough review of the club's football department.

Swan fine despite fight

Collingwood expects Dane Swan to be fit and ready to take on Richmond at the MCG on Saturday despite having his teeth damaged in a nightclub altercation on Saturday night.

Crow earns Star nod

Adelaide defender Phil Davis is the Round 16 AFL Rising Star nominee after an impressive display against reigning premier Geelong on Friday night at AAMI Stadium.

Fab future still unclear

Cesc Fabregas looks set to have to decide whether to press for a move to Barcelona when he returns from holiday or to commit himself to the Arsenal cause for at least another season.

No surgery for Kahui

New Zealand utility back Richard Kahui has fractured his shoulder but is hopeful of a return to international rugby within three to four weeks.

Swann Ashes danger

Australia legend Shane Warne ranks England 's Graeme Swann as the world's most improved cricketer and believes he has the ability to spin his side to a famous Ashes victory this winter.

Nix earns Holland trial

Australian footballer Kyle Nix has been given permission by his club, Mansfield Town, to go on trial at Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam.

Cornet breezes through

Alize Cornet of France took just 56 minutes to book her place in the second round of the Nurnberger Gastein Ladies in Bad Gastein at the expense of Arantxa Rus.

Stuart leaves Sharks

Ricky Stuart has quit as coach of the Cronulla Sharks effective immediately.

Player lauds king Louis

South African golfing legend Gary Player has hailed the ability of new Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and said: "There is no telling how good he could be."

Stars shine for Tigers

Coach Tim Sheens hailed the performances of his star players after they all stood up in Wests Tigers' hour of need, turning a 16-point deficit into an astonishing 26-16 victory over North Queensland at Leichhardt Oval on Monday night.

Rossi fighting fit

Valentino Rossi feels he is getting stronger with every passing day after his remarkable return to the MotoGP World Championship at Monday's German Grand Prix.

Injuries strike Aussies

Australia remains confident of fielding an unchanged side in the second Test against Pakistan at Headingley this week despite two fitness concerns.

Cole coup confirmed

England midfielder Joe Cole's arrival at Liverpool has more significance than just bolstering Roy Hodgson's squad as it is a key marker in the battle to keep Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres.
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