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English FA moving to restrict foreign players

Soccer ball

The English FA has announced a package of proposals aimed at reducing by 50 percent the number of players from outside the EU.

English FA boss supports football video replays

Greg Dyke

Video replays to help football referees in key decision-making moments received the backing of England's FA chairman Greg Dyke.

Wanderers hold FC Seoul to Korean stalemate

Vitor Rodriques Saba

Western Sydney sit in the box seat to make the Asian Champions League decider, holding FC Seoul to a scoreless draw in the first leg in South Korea.

Retooled Liverpool face battle for goal-scoring

Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool returned to the Champions League with a win but face a challenge to recover the free-scoring form that got them there.

Everton eagerly await return to Europe action

Roberto Martinez

Bucking the trend of Premier League managers, Roberto Martinez will not complain if his Everton side face some fixture congestion this season.

Wenger pleads for patience after heavy defeat

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has asked fans and critics for patience with England striker Danny Welbeck and his team.

Schalk Burger called into South Africa squad

Schalk Burger

South Africa have called up legendary flanker Schalk Burger to their Rugby Championship squad.

Tasman too slick in dominant win over Stags

Mark Jackman

Tasman highlight abilities as a genuine premiership force in convincing 38-14 NPC victory over Southland in Invercargill.

Australia give Mitchell Johnson time to recover

Mitchell Johnson

Cricket Australia has withdrawn Mitchell Johnson from the start of the Champions League Twenty20.

Former Sharks players not offered ASADA deal

Shane Flanagan

Three players targeted by ASADA probe not offered the backdated ban "deal".

Orioles, Nationals book places in MLB playoffs

Jimmy Paredes

The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals became the second and third teams to book their places in Major League Baseball's playoffs.

Kiwi John Holdzkom compared to MLB royalty

John Holdzkom

John Holdzkom likened to US baseball great Mariano Rivera as he shines for Pittsburgh Pirates.

Women may finally enter St Andrews clubhouse

St Andrews Old Course

Forget independence, a golf clubhouse ballot could end two-and-half centuries of division in Scotland.

NRL won't let the Sharks coach return to work

Shane Flanagan

Sharks coach has not done enough to earn an early reprieve for his ban over the supplement scandal.

Ennis showed no disrespect to Smith - Bulldogs

Michael Ennis

Canterbury have come to the defence of skipper Michael Ennis, refuting Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy's claims.

NZRU, Sky stay silent on online streaming issue

All Blacks

No comment made on internet provider Orcon's petition calling for NZRU to live stream All Blacks games online in HD.

Seattle Sounders win a fourth US Open Cup title

Clint Dempsey

The Seattle Sounders claimed their fourth US Open Cup title with a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Union.

Phoenix youngsters impress in Sydney friendly

Alex Rufer

Alex Rufer's impressive display in Sydney last night won't alter Ernie Merrick's preferred midfield combination.

UFC fight 'a clash of World War II battleships'

Mark Hunt

US fighter dubbed Big Country vows to knock out Super Samoan Kiwi Mark Hunt in a Tokyo battle of big guns.

Haddin to captain Australia in Clarke's absence

Brad Haddin

Brad Haddin will captain Australia in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan if Michael Clarke is unable to play.

No 10 Dan Carter won't rush return from injury

Dan Carter

All Blacks first five-eighth to make his comeback against Southland in Christchurch on September 28.

Ferns shooter Maria Tutaia sidelined until 2015

Maria Tutaia

Star Silver Ferns shooter Maria Tutaia has been ruled out of netball until next year.

NFL players' union appeals Ray Rice suspension

Ray Rice

NFL players' union protests indefinite suspension of star player following domestic violence charge.

Mick Potter shown the door by Wests Tigers

Mick Potter

The Wests Tigers have chosen not to renew the contract of head coach Mick Potter for next season.

Rory McIlroy wins top PGA of America award

Rory McIlroy

Northern Irishman collects more silverware, as PGA of America Player of the Year and winner of the Vardon Trophy.

Todd Carney signs for France's Catalan Dragons

Todd Carney

Former NRL bad boy Todd Carney has signed with French Super League side Les Catalans.

Beer company pressures NFL over abuse cases

Ray Rice

Bud Light maker expresses disappointment at top American league's handling of domestic violence cases.

Josh Mann-Rea to solve Wallabies hooker crisis

Josh Mann-Rea

Journeyman Josh Mann-Rea earns a shock Wallabies callup for tests against South Africa and Argentina.

Carlos Spencer to make his pro boxing debut

Carlos Spencer

Former All Blacks star, turned rugby coach in South Africa, turns his fist to boxing with an ex-Warrior in sight.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke show class in Spain

Peter Burling

Kiwi sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke took an early lead as they defend their 49er world title in Spain.

Mona Dotcom signals her Fight for Life intent

Mona Dotcom

Any contenders? Petite "Guerrilla Queen" separated from German millionaire wants to box.

Jimmy Cowan signs with Blues for Super Rugby

Jimmy Cowan

Sir John Kirwan has high expectations of former All Blacks halfback coming to fill hole left by Piri Weepu.

French club Monaco get back to winning ways

Joao Moutinho

Joao Moutinho was on target as Monaco beat Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 in their Champions League Group C opener.

Olympics tickets made 'as affordable as possible'

Olympic rings

Rio Olympics in 2016 promise to be much cheaper than London with nearly half of the tickets selling for under $37.

Galatasaray salvage a draw against Anderlecht

Burak Yilmaz

Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz scored in stoppage time to seal a 1-1 draw against Anderlecht in Group D.

Zenit St Petersburg beat 10-man Benfica side

Axel Witsel

Goals from Hulk and Axel Witsel helped Zenit St Petersburg beat 10-man Benfica 2-0 in Lisbon.

West Indies celebrate 500th test with victory

Kemar Roach

Early party in the Caribbean after last over heroics from Kemar Roach wrap up historic test against Bangladesh.

Nascar star Tony Stewart may yet face charges

Tony Stewart

Fatal sprint car crash case referred to grand jury, meaning three-time Nascar champ may still face charges.

Liverpool labour to 2-1 victory over Ludogorets

Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard scored a last-gasp penalty as Liverpool beat debutants Ludogorets 2-1 in the Group B.

Arsenal outclassed by Dortmund in opener

Ciro Immobile

Borussia Dortmund comfortably beat Arsenal 2-0 to take charge of Group D in the Champions League.

Boxing novice Snedden in Parker's corner

Joseph Parker

Martin Snedden admits he doesn't know much about boxing but he likes what he sees in Joseph Parker.

Olympiakos Piraeus upset Atletico Madrid

Diego Godin

Greek team secure a surprise 3-2 victory over last year's Champions League runners-up.

Carlos Tevez steers Juventus past newcomers

Carlos Tevez

Argentine scores his first Champions League goal in over five years to secure Group A win over Malmo.

Real Madrid emphatic in routing of FC Basel

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale scores the pick of the goals in a 5-1 rout of FC Basel in Champions League Group B opener.

Martin Crowe suffers lymphoma cancer relapse

Martin Crowe

Cricket great responds to return of his "tough taskmaster" lymphoma, saying he's got "more work to do".

Video referee no fan of proposed bunker system

Video referees

Leading video referee Steve Folkes is against the mooted bunker system.

Dragons tell Bulldogs to back off from Morris

Brett Morris

St George Illawarra officials have accused their rivals of trying to poach star player Brett Morris.

Mannering wins top Warriors award again

Simon Mannering

Warriors skipper Simon Mannering has been named the team's player of the year for a record fourth time.

Jesse Ryder takes eight wickets for Essex

Jesse Ryder

Jesse Ryder and Neil Wagner were amongst the wickets as Kiwi cricketers continued to shine in the England.

Francois Louw out of Rugby Championship

Francois Louw

South Africa flanker continues to struggle with a pinched nerve suffered during the Boks' All Blacks test.
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