December 13 2013 Latest news:
West Ham midfielder Matthew Taylor believes focus needs to remain on the club’s current plight and has urged his team-mates not to be distracted by outside influences.
Danny Rose is thrilled to be back in action after his lengthy injury lay-off – but he is not expecting to be in the line-up against Liverpool this weekend.
England bowling coach David Saker admitted the attack that let Australia off the hook on day one in Perth may have been the wrong combination.
Arsene Wenger has denied that Arsenal are set to launch a transfer bid for Hamburg teenager Hakan Calhanoglu when the window opens in January.
QPR have announced plans to move into a new 40,000-capacity stadium as part of an ambitious project to be constructed at Old Oak in west London.
Joel Ward insists Crystal Palace will have no fear of Chelsea when they go to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Manager Tony Pulis believes it is Crystal Palace’s performances at home which will determine their Barclays Premier League fate and not games such as Saturday’s trip to title challengers Chelsea.
Manager Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal players they cannot use a hectic schedule as an excuse if they falter at Manchester City on Saturday.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas will assess defender Danny Rose and midfielder Christian Eriksen over the weekend before deciding whether they should start against Liverpool on Sunday.
Dagenham & Redbridge will only be halfway through the season come the end of December, but manager Wayne Burnett believes this month’s results will be instrumental in how they will fare.
Hamburg wonderkid Hakan Calhanoglu says he is honoured to be linked with Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Arsenal will check on the fitness of full-back Bacary Sagna ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Manchester City.
Kevin De Bruyne’s agent says he is set for showdown talks with Chelsea over the forward’s future.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas was pleased to see Roberto Soldado back amongst the goals but refused to rule out Jermain Defoe returning at the weekend despite the Spain forward firing a hat-trick in their Europa League victory over Anzhi Makhachkala
Steve Smith’s second Test century bailed out Australia and frustrated England after the tourists had threatened to sneak back into the Ashes series at the WACA.
Two men have been arrested after “anti-Semitic” comments appeared on Twitter following a game between London clubs Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.
Vince Macaulay is targeting a perfect finish to 2013 as London Lions prepare for four consecutive games against British Basketball League title rivals that could shape their season.
Everton midfielder James McCarthy is suspended for the visit of Fulham after accumulating five bookings this season.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has no fresh selection problems ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to West Ham.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce will be without suspended captain Kevin Nolan for the Barclays Premier League visit of Sunderland, with the Hammers also missing several first-team players through injury.
Defender Dean Moxey is doubtful for Crystal Palace’s trip to Chelsea with a hamstring injury.
Striker Darren Bent returns to the Fulham squad for the trip to Everton after recovering from a slight hamstring problem.
Tottenham manager praised rookie duo Ryan Fredericks and Shaquile Coulthirst after they came off the bench in last night’s 4-1 win over Europa League rivals Anzhi Makhachkala.
Manager Andre Villas-Boas was delighted to see Tottenham duo Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose return to action in last night’s 4-1 Europa League win over Anzhi Makhachkala – but warned they are not yet fully match fit.
Sometime in the next 10 days or so we will discover whether Arsenal possess the hallmark of champions or whether Alan Shearer and assorted TV pundits were right to be disbelievers.