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MATCH REPORT Manchester United 4 QPR 0: Herrera, Rooney and Mata were also on target as United breezed past QPR. Debutant Falcao came on as a 67th-minute substitute
Sport Louis van Gaal gives the thumbs up at Old Trafford today
Manchester United 4 QPR 0: United manger declares his side are ready for title challenge after picking up their first victory of the season
REACTION Southampton 4 Newcastle 0:Manager expected to still be in charge next weekend
Leon Best (left) scores Derby's equaliser
MATCH REPORTNottingham Forest 1 Derby County 1: Championship leaders Forest held after late equaliser
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PREVIEWHull City vs West Ham: Barcelona loanee is expected to make his Hammers' competitive debut on Monday
Diego Costa led Chelsea to victory
MATCH REPORTChelsea 4 Swansea 2: Striker displays incredible goalscoring form to net his seventh goal in just four matches as Chelsea continue 100 per cent Premier League start
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MATCH REPORTLiverpool 0 Aston Villa 1: Agbonlahor strikes early as Villa secure victory at the home of Liverpool for the second time in three seasons to leave Rodgers keen to reconcile attack and defence
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MATCH REPORTArsenal 2 Manchester City 2: Defender's late looping header sees City emerge with a point after Wilshere and Sanchez had cancelled out Aguero's opener
MATCH REPORTSunderland 2 Tottenham 2: Pochettino left to rue missed chances as late error gifts Sunderland a point
Hasselbaink last week declared his interest in the managerial vacancy at Leeds United
Exclusive: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is keen to manage his old club Leeds
Coutinho will have his first taste of what European football does to Anfield
Brazilian midfielder set to realise his childhood ambition on Tuesday as Liverpool take on Bulgaria’s unexpected champions
Wilshere celebrates
He feels matches like Tuesday’s Champions’ League clash with Borussia Dortmund are the best for developing his new role for England
Terry Venables believes Welbeck shouldn't be compared to Rooney of Van Persie
EXCLUSIVE COLUMNTerry Venables: I never like it when managers try to justify their bad decisions with equally bad logic
Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira was left-out of the squad for the 2-0 Uefa Super Cup win over Seville
footballEXCLUSIVE COLUMNTim Sherwood: The stance will go down well with Arsenal players
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW As a schoolboy, Gareth Bale had his photo taken proudly sporting a Real Madrid shirt. On Saturday night he will wear one in the Bernabeu in the Madrid derby. Michael Calvin meets a down-to-earth young man who is living his dream
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FootballANALYSISPremier League: Di Maria gets United firing; Pardew doomed at Newcastle; Arsenal are already exposed
Ashley Johnson breaks away from Stephen Myler to score Wasps’ first try against Northampton
RUGBY UNIONMATCH REPORT Wasps 20 Northampton 16 Premiership champions humbled at Adams Park
Shane Geraghty of London Irish reacts first to a loose ball as Newcastle Falcons’ Mark Wilson is forced to take evasive action
MATCH REPORT Newcastle 18 L Irish 20 Geraghty kicked two conversions and two penalties
Gareth Thomas proudly sports the pink change shirt of the Cardiff Blues. ‘They’ve got your colour for you,’ joked a team-mate
COMMENTIan Herbert: Now it is time for any unenlightened fans
Robert Griffin III is carted off the field after suffering a dislocated ankle
NFLRound-up: Green Bay battle back for victory and the Saints suffer back-to-back defeats
Washington Redskins quarter-back Robert Griffin III suffers a dislocated ankle against the Jacksonville Jaguars
INJURY UPDATEWashington 41 Jacksonville 10: Quarter-back collapsed and had to be carter off with nasty ankle injury
Rio Ferdinand has said he wants to one day be England manager
FOOTBALLBut I would have played with him for England, defender admits
Winner Alberto Contador (centre), Chris Froome (right) and Alejandro Valverde on the podium in Santiago de Compostela on Sunday night
CYCLINGVuelta a Espana: Briton Froome makes the admission after finishing second to Contador in Spain
Sir Bradley Wiggins on his way to winning Sunday’s time-trial between Whitehall and Tower Hill in London
Tour of Britain: As Van Baarle holds on for Tour triumph in London
Roger Federer celebrates with Swiss Davis Cup captain Severin Luthi (left) and Stanislas Wawrinka
TENNISDavis Cup: World No 3 helps Swiss reach final after beating Italy
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Billy Horschel (left) and Rory McIlroy at the Tour Championship on Sunday
GOLFTour Championship: American seals biggest title of his career
England's Andy Sullivan poses with his trophy and an astronaut after winning a trip to space
The KLM Open was truly out of this world, as Andy Sullivan will attest
Floyd Mayweather lands a punch on Marcos Maidana on Saturday night
BOXINGSteve Bunce: American extended perfect record to 47-0 with masterclass over Maidana
VIDEO Mayweather prevailed by a unanimous decision, but the bout was not without controversy
RUGBY UNIONMATCH REPORTExeter 20 Leicester 24: Burns shines as skipper Youngs crosses to give Tigers a hard-fought victory
MATCH REPORTBath 53 London Welsh 26: Exiles ship over 50 points for the second week running as Ford puts in faultless performance
MATCH REPORTGloucester 34 Sale Sharks 27: Cheery and Whites staged a storming second-half fightback to ignite their campaign after an opening day debacle
Ryan Sidebottom celebrates with team-mates as Yorkshire clinch the County Championship
cricketChampionship secured with victory over Nottinghamshire
Andrew Flintoff faces the media in 2007 after the infamous pedalo incident
Former England captain was trying to make his way to Ian Botham's boat for a late nightcap
Only around 20,000 seats at the 82,000-capacity Twickenham Stadium are available to the public
rugby unionRugby World Cup: Only 1 in 4 are available to public as tickets go on sale today
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