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Victory for fans as club backs down over agreement with QuickQuidby Greg Leedham Football: Bolton supporters declared victory over QuickQuid today after the club decided to ditch its controversial sponsorship deal with the legal loan shark.
Balkan nation can extend lead over Roy Hodgson's men with win against Ukraine Football: Montenegro can put a big dent in England’s World Cup qualification hopes if they beat Ukraine in Podgorica tomorrow night.
The illustrious manager deserves praise for agreeing to become the club‘s chairman though he has little experience for the roleby Douglas Beattie Scottish sports comment: Welcome back to the front line Walter. It’s going to be the biggest fight of your life at Rangers.
US legend makes last four in Paris for first time in 10 yearsby Greg Leedham Tennis: Serena Williams advanced to the French Open semi-finals for the first time since 2003 after overcoming Svetlana Kuznetsova in a hard-fought match today.
Tottenham star sanctioned by governing body Football: Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has been banned from all football and football activity for four months, three of which are suspended, after breaching betting regulations.
Sevilla winger joins Eastlands club in £24m dealby Greg Leedham Football: Jesus Navas said today that he joining a “great” club after signing for Manchester City.
Last-gasp penalty sees Samurai Blue book spot for Brazil 2014 Football: Keisuke Honda made sure Japan became the first team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup today by calmly converting a stoppage-time penalty to secure a 1-1 draw against Australia.
Blues to officially unveil Portuguese as new manager next Mondayby Greg Leedham Football: Jose Mourinho described himself as a Chelsea fan after confirming his second coming at the club today.
Molineux club unveil new manager Football: New Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett is relishing what he sees as the biggest challenge of his managerial career as he aims to restore pride at Molineux.
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 00:00

Scots depleted ahead of Croatia trip

McCall reveals six players have withdrawn from squad for World Cup qualifier Scottish football: Six players have withdrawn from the Scotland squad to face Croatia in a World Cup qualifier on Friday.
Interim chief vows to get even with ‘those who tried to damage club’by Greg Leedham Scottish football: Rangers interim chief executive Craig Mather has launched an astonishing tirade against the club’s “enemies,” saying that he had not forgotten those who had tried to kick the club while it was down.
Florentino Perez confirms outgoing Bernabeu manager destined for Stamford Bridgeby Greg Leedham Football: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez confirmed today that Jose Mourinho will become Chelsea’s next manager.
Anglo-Irish fighter talks up chances in world title fightby Mark Staniforth Boxing comment: For those who were enthralled by Carl Froch’s stunning victory over Mikkel Kessler a little over a week ago, it must come as welcome news that another Briton is prepared to go to the trenches in his…
Nottingham man open to facing super-middleweight opponent on 'neutral' groundby Greg Leedham Boxing: Carl Froch has backtracked on his desire to fight Andre Ward in Britain, saying that he would now be prepared to face his US rival in Las Vegas.
Warren Gatland’s side arrive Down Under on Monday after one-sided victory in Hong Kongby Greg Leedham Rugby union: The British and Irish Lions will arrive in Australia on Monday fresh off the back of a morale-boosting 59-8 thrashing of the Barbarians in Hong Kong.
Hooker banned for start of Premiership season Rugby union: Saracens hooker Schalk Brits is set to miss the first three Premiership games of next season after being banned for striking his club colleague Owen Farrell.
Favourite endures nightmare run at Epsom Racing: Dawn Approach looks certain to revert to shorter distances after the pressure got the better of the 5-4 favourite and he finished last to Ruler Of The World in the Derby.
British rider speaks of 'huge disappointment' at not being able to defend title Cycling: Defending champion Bradley Wiggins withdrew from the Tour de France today after a chest infection and a knee injury left him unable to train.
Roy Hodgson's men hoping for improvement on Ireland performanceby Alex Ballard Football: England's season ends on Sunday night with a mouthwatering fixture against Brazil in the Maracana, after a judge reversed her ruling that the stadium was unsafe.
Striker wants out of Anfield, but club say he is going nowhereby Alex Ballard Football: Liverpool issued a terse statement today insisting that star man Luis Suarez was not for sale, but the controversial striker himself seems intent on a move to Real Madrid.
Assistant coach reveals water breaks, ice vests and fans to be used as players kick off tour against Barbariansby Alex Ballard Rugby union: Sweltering conditions will not slow a British and Irish Lions side in “brilliant nick” as they take on the Barbarians in Hong Kong on Saturday.
Saturday, 01 June 2013 00:00

The Star’s end-of-season report card

A look back at the good, the bad and the ugly from the last year in the English gameby Greg Leedham and Alex Ballard Football comment: The Morning Star football writers pick their most memorable moments from the past season in English football.
Our tipster casts his expert eye over tomorrow's big raceby Farringdon Racing: Tomorrow afternoon’s Epsom Derby (4.00) centres around just the one horse with the big question being will the 2,000 Guineas winner and unbeaten Dawn Approach stay the extra half-mile and, if not, which of a battalion of inferior…
Welsh winger open to move to Bernabeu, reveals agentby Greg Leedham Football: Gareth Bale's agent rocked Tottenham today by claiming that the Welshman would be “honoured” to speak to Real Madrid over a possible transfer.
Guernsey star follows Elena Baltacha and Laura Robson by exiting Paris grand slamby Greg Leedham Tennis: The last of Britain’s singles hopes exited the French Open today when Heather Watson was beaten in three sets by Stefanie Voegele.
Super-middleweight champion claims only heavyweight can rival him as Britain's finest fighterby Greg Leedham Boxing: Super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch sparked debate today by claiming that only heavyweight Lennox Lewis could rival him as the best British boxer.
The Scotsman knew the timing of a move to England was all wrongby Douglas Beattie Scottish sports comment: The headlines would already have been written for Stuart McCall’s departure only for the Motherwell manager to conclude he’d rather stay with the Steelmen rather than head back to the Steel City…
Spaniard tells Latics he wants to leave after approach from Toffeesby Greg Leedham Football: Roberto Martinez is set to hold talks with Everton over their vacant manager’s job after Wigan chairman Dave Whelan accepted the Spaniard’s request to leave the club.
Roy Hodgson confirms Chelsea left-back to be given honour in celebration of caps milestoneby Greg Leedham Football: Roy Hodgson confirmed that Frank Lampard will stand aside so that Ashley Cole can skipper England in tomorrow’s friendly against Ireland at Wembley.
Striker pens three-year deal with Ibrox club Scottish football: Nicky Clark insists Rangers were always his number one choice for a summer move after admitting he was blown away by the Ibrox experience last season.

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