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Confidence is key for Van Persie
Manchester United finished the first day of last season’s Premier League at the top of the table following a 4-1 win at Swansea in which Robin van Persie scored twice to make it a perfect start for David Moyes.
Michu not in Swansea plans
Swansea boss Garry Monk will not recall striker Michu to the club when Wilfried Bony goes to play in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Whelan apologises for comments
Wigan owner Dave Whelan has apologised for comments he made in The Guardian which have been attacked as anti-Semitic.
Pardew calms Perez hype
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is keen to try and keep the pressure off striker Ayoze Perez despite his rich vein of form.
Granada leads LPGA finale
Julieta Granada opened up a two-shot lead after the opening round of the LPGA's CME Group Tour Championship in Florida.
NFL to move Bills game
The NFL has confirmed the Week 12 game between the Bills and New York Jets will not take place in Buffalo on Sunday.
Brown signs new Celtic deal
Celtic have announced captain Scott Brown has signed a new contract with the Scottish champions.
Super Rugby confirm expansion
Teams from Argentina and Japan will compete in Super Rugby from the start of the 2016 season, the league's organising committee SANZAR has confirmed.
Maidstone stun Stevenage in cup
Frannie Collin struck twice to send Maidstone through to the FA Cup second round after defeating League Two Stevenage 2-1 on the controversial 3G pitch at the Gallagher Stadium.
NHL postpones Sabres-Rangers
Friday's National Hockey League clash between the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers has been postponed.
Sheff Utd U-turn on Evans
Sheffield United have retracted the decision to allow Ched Evans to train with the club following his recent release from prison.
Whelan in anti-Semitism row
Wigan owner Dave Whelan has been accused of anti-Semitism after defending the decision to appoint Malky Mackay as manager of the Championship club.
Upson closes on Foxes debut
Leicester defender Matt Upson is finally nearing full fitness and could return to action next week.
FIFA continues Garcia review
Michael Garcia's report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will be examined by FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee chairman.
Derry's Dooley in demand
A number of English and Scottish clubs are chasing Derry City midfielder Stephen Dooley, Sky Sports understands.
Templeton does not fear jeers
Rangers winger David Templeton is braced for a hot reception at former club Hearts, but believes the jeers will bring the best out of him.
Wigan lose shirt sponsor
One of Wigan’s shirt sponsors have announced that they are severing their relationship with the club due to the appointment of Malky Mackay as manager.
Walsall win Chambers appeal
Walsall have won their appeal against Adam Chambers' red card and will have him available to face Fleetwood.
Fresh claims by whistleblower
A third FIFA whistleblower made an allegation of corruption in the World Cup bidding process, but claims no mention of it was made in Judge Hans-Joachim Eckert's final report.
Cardiff v Reading preview
Cardiff must assess the condition of their international players before manager Russell Slade names his squad for the Sky Bet Championship home game with Reading on Friday.
- The wait goes on: McLaren delay 2015 driver line-up decision until December
- Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's form at 34 sees him making fewer goals, tackles, interceptions and runs
- Jenson Button “just wants to feel wanted” adding money isn't factor in 2015 drive
- Premier League: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge could be out for six more weeks after new thigh injury
- Premier League: Rafa Benitez says Liverpool need to concentrate on positives of finishing second