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Patrick van Aanholt fires Palace to valuable victory over rivals Middlesbrough

Crystal Palace revived their hopes of securing Premier League survival with a 1-0 home defeat of Middlesbrough.

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More misery for Sunderland as Everton boost European hopes

Midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye's first Premier League goal plus a record-equalling effort from Romelu Lukaku boosted Everton's European hopes while adding to Sunderland's relegation woes.

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Player power did not lead to Ranieri downfall, claims keeper Schmeichel

Kasper Schmeichel has denied there was any player plot against Claudio Ranieri and insisted he has nothing but respect for the Italian.

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Burnley fight back at Hull to grab only second point of the season on the road

Michael Keane was transformed from villain to hero as he rescued a point for Burnley, who are still without a Premier League win on the road this season after a 1-1 draw at relegation battlers Hull.

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Sutton field defender in goal as 'roly-poly' Wayne Shaw's exit leaves them short

Sutton had to put a defender in goal when number one Ross Worner picked up an injury against Torquay as Wayne Shaw's exit meant they had no substitute keeper on the bench.

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UK Sport chairman Rod Carr defends investment in medal pursuit

UK Sport chairman Rod Carr has defended the funding agency's high-performance remit and described as "highly questionable" research which said three in four Britons would prefer Government money going to improving grassroots sport above the pursuit of Olympic and Paralympic medals.

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England hit formidable total in warm-up match with Eoin Morgan top-scoring

Eoin Morgan top-scored with 95 as England began their tour of the West Indies by piling up 379 for eight against the UWI Vice-Chancellor's XI at Warner Park.

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Chelsea extend lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points with win

Chelsea moved 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Swansea.

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EFL Cup final win is key for developing Manchester United side, says Ryan Giggs

Manchester United great Ryan Giggs believes winning the EFL Cup is crucial for Jose Mourinho's developing side.

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Ranieri sacking 'shameful', says chairman of Leicester City Supporters' Club

Leicester City Supporters' Club chairman Cliff Ginnetta has called Claudio Ranieri's sacking "shameful and embarrassing".

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Shaun Wane tight-lipped over Wigan game being rearranged

Wigan coach Shaun Wane refused to speak about the controversy surrounding his side's hastily-rearanged Betfred Super League clash at Widnes on Friday.

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Eddie Jones: Dylan Hartley is first name on team sheet right now

Eddie Jones has reacted to scrutiny of Dylan Hartley's ongoing selection by insisting England's captain will remain the first name on the team sheet for the foreseeable future.

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Jose Mourinho pondering Wayne Rooney start in EFL Cup final

Jose Mourinho is weighing up whether to start Wayne Rooney in the EFL Cup final after the Manchester United ended speculation about his immediate future.

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Wembley clash can be a defining moment for EFL Cup rivals

Manchester United v Southampton - Jose Mourinho's well-drilled machine versus the constantly regenerating upstarts.

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Fernando Alonso reveals Mercedes talks

Double world champion Fernando Alonso has revealed he staged talks with Mercedes over the possibility of replacing Nico Rosberg.

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Lewis Hamilton confident of regaining world title

A confident Lewis Hamilton has claimed he is in the best shape of his career and vowed to regain his Formula One world title.

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IAAF permits three Russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag

Three Russian athletes have been declared eligible to compete internationally under a neutral flag by the IAAF's Doping Review Board, the governing body has announced.

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Mike Catt's return to Twickenham with Italy adds spice to Six Nations clash

Mike Brown will welcome Mike Catt back to Twickenham despite knowing that England's former skills coach might still hold some key inside information on the RBS 6 Nations champions.

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Pat Perez predicts Tiger Woods will not play again

American golfer Pat Perez believes Tiger Woods will not play again after being forced to pull out of last month's Dubai Desert Classic with back spasms.

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Olympian Max Whitlock reveals the Queen is a fan of gymnastics

The Queen loves watching gymnastics, according to Olympic star Max Whitlock who was appointed an MBE for his services to the sport.

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