Howard wants to stay at Magic

Dwight Howard has promised to buck the trend of NBA stars cashing in via free agency, declaring his allegiance to the Orlando Magic.

Nadal plays down chances

World No 1 and defending champions Rafael Nadal believes he is not playing well enough to win a sixth French Open title.

Cipriani rebels

English playmaker Danny Cipriani is in dispute with the Melbourne Rebels although the club denies he has walked out.

Rapira gets the nod

A debut to Steve Rapira is the highlight of the two injury-forced changes made to the Warriors before their clash with the Roosters at the Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday.

Des talks up Watmough

Manly coach Des Hasler has backed talk of a State of Origin recall for Anthony Watmough, insisting the back-rower has done enough to earn a crack at the Maroons in Game 2 next month.

Roosters on same page?

From wearing the right polo shirt on the team bus to completing a set of six, Sydney Roosters captain Braith Anasta concedes his side has a multitude of problems to overcome if they are to revive their season.

Four straight for Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have smashed the Cleveland Indians 11-1 in their MLB American League clash on Monday.

Elsom dodges bullet

Wallabies captain Rocky Elsom admits he 'dodged a bullet' after his syndesmosis injury was found to be less serious than first feared.

Jets-Heart open season

Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Heart will open the new Hyundai A-League season, with the teams to meet at Ausgrid Stadium on Saturday October 8, just 24 hours after a Socceroos match.

Shilts' Korean conundrum

It would be fair to say Waikato professional Brad Shilton hasn't had the best of luck when it comes to his golf.

Gus: Penrith moving on

Penrith football guru Phil Gould says there will be no backflip over the club's decision to part ways with Matt Elliott at the end of the year, revealing he is close to appointing a new coach for the 2012 season.

LeBron chasing ultimate glory

Stars of the NBA finals teams - Miami and Dallas - have praised each other in the lead-up to their Championship series, starting Tuesday.

West Ham turn to Allardyce

Former Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has agreed to terms to lead relegated West Ham in the Championship next campaign.

North takes it calmly

Wales wing wonder George North insists he is not taking a World Cup spot for granted despite a breakthrough season at regional and international level.

Herbert readies side

The squad has assembled, the training runs have begun, and the challenge has been realised by New Zealand coach Ricki Herbert as he readies his side for their clash against fellow 2010 World Cup compadres Mexico.

Chela's quarter-final delight

Juan Ignacio Chela says he is surprised to be in the French Open quarter-finals after beating Colombian Alejandro Falla on Monday.

Checa at the double

Althea Racing Ducati's Carlos Checa maintained his dominance of the World Superbike Championship in 2011, with back-to-back wins on Monday.

Afridi retires in protest

Former Pakistan one-day international captain Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.

Blatter: Damage but no crisis

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the world governing body's image has been damaged after recent corruption and bribery allegations.

Cardiff sack Jones

Dave Jones has been sacked as manager of English Championship side Cardiff City.
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