The Sports Matrix: Tuesday 6 March 2012

 

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Wenger: We will give it our best

Arsène Wenger has assured supporters his Arsenal side will "give it our best shot" tonight as they try to overhaul a four-goal deficit against Milan and reach the last eight. "We have to gamble a bit and go forwards," he said. "We want to have a real go." MORE

Mourinho would cost Chelsea £15m

Chelsea would have to pay £15m to Real Madrid to bring Jose Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge as replacement for Andre Villas-Boas. But Barcelona's manager, Pep Guardiola, remains owner Roman Abramovich's first choice. MORE

 

Wiggins relief at taking jersey

Bradley Wiggins spoke of his relief after becoming Britain's first leader of Paris-Nice since David Millar in 2007. "I'm delighted I managed to take the jersey," the 31-year-old said. "There were people crashing. It's a relief to be finished and on the bus." MORE

Care arrest adds to Lancaster workload

The latest drink-related incident involving Danny Care has added to the workload of England caretaker coach Stuart Lancaster. He is primed to interview for the managerial vacancy, as well as preparing for Sunday's Six Nations trip to France. MORE

Morton killed in car accident

The West Indies have been plunged into mourning after former batsman Runako Morton was killed in a car crash in Trinidad on Sunday. The 33-year-old won 15 Test caps and last played for his country in a T20 international against Australia in 2010.

Murray seeking consistent form

Andy Murray has admitted consistency is key if he is to achieve his goal of becoming world No 1. "You need to be there week in, week out, and put in 110 per cent," he said. "If you want to get to No 1 you can't have a month not winning matches." MORE

Spofforth reaches second Games

Gemma Spofforth qualified for her second Games in the 100m backstroke at the London Aquatics Centre. She finished ahead of Georgia Davies, who also went through, but Lizzie Simmonds missed out. Liam Tancock qualified from the men's event. MORE

McIlroy: Putting helped me hit top

Rory McIlroy feels his enhanced short game has enabled him to become world No 1. "My short game has improved so much in the last six to 12 months," he said after winning the Honda Classic. "It's the reason I'm up there contending most weeks." MORE

Opinion: James Lawton

David Moyes has every quality to make a dynasty except the larding of football celebrity and that ultimate achievement made possible by the financial means he has never enjoyed. He would be the perfect fit for Chelsea. MORE

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