Garnett to miss two weeks

Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett will be sidelined for up to two weeks after suffering a strained calf against Detroit on Wednesday night.

Coast in the hunt

Gold Coast United defender John Curtis has praised the structure of the A-League for providing a fascinating conclusion to the season as his side prepare for their run home starting with the Perth Glory at Skilled Park on Monday evening.

Fury fighting for finals

North Queensland Fury will make little change to the squad that drew with Wellington Phoenix last week when they travel to Melbourne for their must-win clash with the Heart on Sunday.

Ljungberg signs for Celtic

Scottish giants Celtic have signed former Arsenal winger Freddie Ljungberg after the 33-year-old passed a medical on Thursday.

Punter defiant

Ricky Ponting has no intention of relinquishing the Australia captaincy and has the backing of coach Tim Nielsen.

Lavicka gets no backing

The wolves appear to be circling at the door of embattled Sydney FC coach Vitezslav Lavicka after club vice-chairman Scott Barlow failed to endorse him as coach for next season.

Hughes keen to rattle Spurs

Mark Hughes has been involved in professional football for 30 years but this season is like no other as his Fulham side struggle for survival.

Was Davis really drunk?

The South African team has said it spotted umpire Steve Davis drunk one day before the start of the second Test against India in Durban.

Home is our fortress: McLeish

Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish has hailed St Andrews as a fortress ahead of Arsenal's visit to the Midlands club on Saturday.

Paine keeps head clear

Tasmanian opener Tim Paine says thoughts of the Australian captaincy were the furthest thing from his mind as he blitzed the Warriors with a sparkling 71 in the Tigers' Twenty20 Big Bash win on Thursday night.

Wozniacki chases Slam

World number one Caroline Wozniacki has stepped up her training in the off-season in a bid to stay on top of the women's tennis rankings in 2011.

Barton lifts Magpies

Alan Pardew has underlined the importance of central midfield duo Joey Barton and Cheik Tiote in Sunday's clash with Wigan Athletic.

Kidd praises Blackpool boss

Manchester City assistant manager Brian Kidd believes Ian Holloway should be the manager of the season ahead of Blackpool's visit to Eastlands on Saturday.

Pulis backs Begovic against Everton

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has given his under-fire goalkeeper Asmir Begovic a vote of confidence ahead of their New Year's Day clash at home to Everton.

Holding enters debate

Pace legend Michael Holding has said the slide of Australia reminds him of the way the powerful West Indies team had disintegrated in the 1990s.

Razzaq praised by Afridi

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi paid tribute to Abdul Razzaq, who shone with both bat and ball in their Twenty20 win over New Zealand on Thursday.

NZ tribute to Price

Steve Price is humbled to be added to the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services, through the Warriors, to rugby league in Aotearoa.

Rush blow for Blues

Former Auckland Blues No. 8 Xavier Rush won't see in the New Year in style after suffering a neck injury.

Sir Alex gets personal

Sir Alex Ferguson recalled two Manchester United players on loan at Preston, just a day after his son was sacked as manager of the Championship side.

Ponting: I'll be back

Ricky Ponting has vowed he won't let this latest Ashes setback be his last contribution for his country in the long form of the game, confident he will bounce back and play Test cricket again.
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