News Ted Terry, father of Chelsea captain John

The father of Chelsea captain and former England defender John Terry today denied headbutting a man and shouting racist abuse during an alleged street attack.

Obinna shines as West Ham banish their away-day blues

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Fabregas out for three weeks

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has been ruled out for up to three weeks with a hamstring problem and looks set to miss the showdown with Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea on October 3.

Arsenal wait for Fabregas injury news

Arsene Wenger maintains it is too soon to speculate how long Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas will be sidelined by a hamstring problem.

Gunners fail test of killer instinct as alarm sounds over title hopes

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Wenger loses plot after late Arsenal lapse

<b>Sunderland 1, Arsenal 1:</b> Frenchman puts hand on fourth official after Gunners are pegged back in time added on

Curbishley admits he is out of the running for Fulham job

Alan Curbishley feels he is unlikely to be offered the chance to return to Premier League management with Fulham. The former Charlton and West Ham manager was touted as an early favourite to replace Roy Hodgson after he joined Liverpool, but it now appears both Sven Goran Eriksson and Mark Hughes are more likely candidates for the vacancy at Craven Cottage.

Curbishley plays down Fulham chances

Alan Curbishley feels he is unlikely to be offered the chance to return to Barclays Premier League management with Fulham.

United win ensures title race will go to the wire

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Zenden aims to spoil old friend's title party with win on Wearside

Bolo Zenden is planning to ruin old friend Edwin van der Sar's day when he heads for Sunderland on Sunday with the Premier League title in his sights.

Delighted Zola drinks to Hammers' survival

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Ilan's heart and sole revive West Ham survival hopes

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Bent pulls Spurs' fourth dimension out of shape

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Ferdinand prepared to fill in for Sunderland

Anton Ferdinand says he will play anywhere Sunderland manager Steve Bruce asks him to as he looks to resurrect a frustrating season.

Kicked into touch: Jowell deals a blow to West Ham's stadium plans

Minister insists the London Olympic site must remain primarily a venue for athletics

West Ham settle Curbishley claim

West Ham have settled the claim for compensation from former manager Alan Curbishley.

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