December 8 2013 Latest news:
Joe Root helped England extend resistance into a final day in their unequal battle to save the second Ashes Test at Adelaide.
Premier League: Fulham 2 Aston Villa 0
Joe Root played arguably his best innings yet to help push the Adelaide Test into a final day but insisted it will only rank highly for him if England somehow close out a stalemate.
Fulham head coach Rene Meulensteen paid tribute to Dimitar Berbatov after he inspired the Whites to victory against Aston Villa.
Crystal Palace will play Premier League rivals West Brom at the Hawthorns in the third round of the FA Cup.
Charlton will face either Oxford or Wrexham at The Valley in the FA Cup third round.
West Ham will travel to Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup.
Leyton Orient have been drawn to face Yeovil away in the FA Cup third round.
Millwall have been drawn to face Southend away in the FA Cup third round.
Chelsea have been drawn to face Derby away in the FA Cup third round.
QPR have been drawn to face Everton away in the FA Cup third round.
Tottenham have been drawn to face Arsenal away in the FA Cup third round.
Fulham have been drawn to face Norwich away from home in the FA Cup third round.
Police have arrested three people in connection with a second investigation into football spot-fixing following allegations that a player rigged a Championship game in return for cash.
Paulinho has set his sights on Liverpool as Tottenham look to take a decisive step forward in their quest for Champions League football.
London Lions head coach Vince Macaulay is looking to bounce back from his side’s 82-73 defeat to Glasgow Rocks when they host Birmingham Knights on December 8.
Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn told the players to make sure they were still in the FA Cup before the 1-0 win over Walsall.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has hinted he could rotate his side against Bayern Munich on Tuesday in preparation for next weekend’s clash against Arsenal.
Darren Barker surrendered his IBF middleweight title to Germany’s Felix Sturm after a mauling at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart on Saturday night.
Wales manager Chris Coleman believes Aaron Ramsey’s form puts the midfielder on a par with Gareth Bale.
Police have opened a second investigation into football match-fixing following allegations that former Premier League player Sam Sodje rigged a Championship game in return for cash.
Andre Villas-Boas admitted Tottenham were fortunate not to concede a penalty after a handball from Sandro late in their 2-1 win at Sunderland yesterday.
Uruguay may have Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, but Roy Hodgson reckons the South American nation will be worried about facing England’s own strikeforce next summer.
Roy Hodgson is looking forward to a night at the opera in Manaus after he buried the hatchet with the jungle city’s outspoken mayor.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called for an “ethics committee” to oversee television fixture changes and help to protect clubs from the most testing of schedules.