Nigeria smashed in six goals against minnows Tahiti but suffered the embarrassment of conceding to the team that were odds on not to score at the Confederations Cup.
Joe Kinnear's first move at Newcastle could be to bring back Andy Carroll to St. James' Park. The new director of football wants to resign the striker who went from Tyneside to Liverpool for 35million in 2010.
England have topped Group A in the Champions Trophy and will play South Africa in the semi final as Australia lost to Sri Lanka.
Legendary broadcaster and the voice of Formula One for a generation Murray Walker has revealed he is suffering with cancer.
Joe Kinnear faces fans' fury after an interview in which Newcastle's new director of football claimed he has 'more intelligence' than the club's supporters.
It would appear to get no easier to support Newcastle United. After Sunday’s ambush from owner Mike Ashley and his appointment of Joe Kinnear as director of football, yesterday culminated with Newcastle fans listening to the latter mispronouncing players’ names and claiming to have signed a goalkeeper who pre-dated him at St James’ Park by three years.
Hearts are bracing themselves for an acrimonious court battle that could tip them straight into liquidation and threaten their very existence.
LUKE BENEDICT: Australia centre Adam Ashley-Cooper has described his opposite man Brian O’ Driscoll as a ‘soldier’ of international rugby who has the ability and experience to be as good as he was on his last Lions tour Down Under.
New Wigan manager Owen Coyle has ruled out the possibility of taking his former Bolton captain Kevin Davies to the DW Stadium.
Kell Brook is relieved to have put his injury nightmare behind him and has promised to put on a show when he makes his ring return against Carson Jones next month.
Former Manchester United chief executive David Gill has been handed power by UEFA to recommend bans on clubs such as rivals Manchester City and Chelsea.
The son of Trevor Francis is on trial after being accused of breaking into the house of former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie.
Liverpool will demand Luis Suarez provides written confirmation of his intention to leave in an attempt to swiftly resolve the saga over his future.
Tottenham are to make a 15million offer for Brazilian midfielder Paulinho to head off competition from Roma and Inter Milan.
Fifty years ago, Henry Cooper threw the granddaddy of all his mighty left hooks, which was later described as the punch which shocked the world and the punch which almost changed history.
Crystal Palace are giving winger Jerome Thomas a deal just weeks after he was released by West Bromwich Albion.
Warren Gatland has already surprised many with his unpredictable selection policy for the British and Irish Lions, but if one former England captain gets his way the greatest shock yet could be next.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has promised to take the FA Cup to Barbados to fulfil a promise he made thinking the dream he experienced at Wembley in May would never come true.
Super League champions Leeds demonstrated tremendous character, as well as their strength in depth, to overcome the absence of nine regulars and beat Widnes in Monday's rearranged match at Headingley.
England will wrap Graeme Swann in cotton wool to ensure he is fit for the Ashes, even if it means he misses the rest of their attempt to win their first global 50-over competition.
Liverpool are rivalling Arsenal for West Bromwich Albion wonderkid Yan Dhanda, who was signed up after being spotted in an Asian Soccer Star talent competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most recognisable sports figures in the world, but the Real Madrid superstar is almost completely unrecognisable from his first season at Manchester United.
A football-style mid-season sacking came to county cricket yesterday when Surrey, the Manchester United of the domestic scene, brought an abrupt end to the troubled reign of manager Chris Adams and his coach Ian Salisbury.
Coventry City’s owners expect to have their takeover ratified by the Football League in the next 48 hours and are primed to announce a ground-sharing agreement by the end of this week.
EDDIE JONES - FORMER AUSTRALIA COACH: The Lions have already shown they are street-smart and if the Wallabies are going to win the series, here are my key men who need to perform.
Arsenal are set to receive a double defensive boost in the coming weeks with Bacary Sagna and Laurent Koscielny to end doubts over their immediate futures.
Andre Villas-Boas will seek assurances over Tottenham’s commitment to keeping Gareth Bale and landing his top transfer targets before committing his future to the club.
Perhaps it was the travel, or the excitement of signing for Aston Villa. Whatever the reason, Villa boss Paul Lambert will be hoping that Jores Okore isn't caught napping this season like he was during his medical following his move from Nordsjaelland.
Sunderland are interested in PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet as they prepare to sell Simon Mignolet to Liverpool.
Chelsea have won the race for one of English football’s brightest young talents, Bristol City midfielder Jacob Maddox. The 14-year-old, has already appeared several times for the Robins’ Under 18 side, and it was hoped that he may continue his development at Ashton Gate.