Sport Sturridge, right, at training. Roy Hodgson is confident Sturridge is ready to play against Germany

England manager dismisses claims of injury as he weighs up striking options

Frank Lampard will be handed a golden cap by Sir Geoff Hurst

England v Chile: Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard honoured by link to England's 1966 World Cup heroes

The midfielder will captain the side in tonight's game

Rickie Lambert has scored in each of his two England games

People misjudged England striker Rickie Lambert – including me admits Roy Hodgson

The Southampton player has scored twice in two appearances for the Three Lions

Despite being 32, Michael Carrick has won just 29 England caps

World Cup dream fired by fight for recognition for Michael Carrick

Manchester United midfielder often overlooked

Rio Ferdinand and Sir Alex Ferguson share a moment after the former's winning goal gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over Swansea

Rio Ferdinand retirement: The Manchester United defender earned the right to call time on his England career

After 81 caps, Ferdinand will not represent his country again

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK after lung cancer

Bowel cancer rates for men rise by 29%

Increase may be linked to obesity and diets high in red and processed meat

Gareth Bale in action against West Ham

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Gareth Bale at his brilliant best to lift Tottenham Hotspur up to third after beating West Ham

Coloccini stuns Newcastle with request to leave

Newcastle United have been rocked by the request of their captain, Fabricio Coloccini, to leave the club during the January transfer window. The 30-year-old told club officials yesterday that he wanted to return home to Argentina.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini wants to leave St James’ Park

Exclusive: Newcastle in turmoil as captain Fabricio Coloccini asks to return to Argentina

Alan Pardew's struggling side dealt another blow after defender signals intent to leave

'Whatever you do, just don't call me an England legend'

A century of caps, captain for club and country, but Steven Gerrard remains his own harshest critic, writes Sam Wallace

Steven Gerrard insists there are 'still a few more chapters to be written' in his England career

Steven Gerrard insists there are “still a few more chapters to be written” with England as he prepares to win his 100th cap in tomorrow's encounter with Sweden in Stockholm.

Steven Gerrard: A career in pictures ahead of 100th England cap

A look at some of the player’s finest moments for club and country

The real challenge: who will be the history man?

As two players who are frequently placed on pedestals by their fellow professionals, it was fitting that Adrian Morley and Jamie Peacock should have had an extra duty during the build-up to the Challenge Cup final.

'Reform banks' group launched

Paul Moore, the HBOS whistleblower, is launching a lobbying group – The New Wilberforce Alliance – to spearhead a campaign for a full public inquiry to clean up the banking industry.

Neil Forsyth: Six more days of Mark Lawrenson

For me there is but one obstacle to footballing utopia – the presence within it of Mark Lawrenson.

Amol Rajan: The Shearer Defence: a new term for socially acceptable, sporting immorality

I mildly disagree with my esteemed colleague Brian Viner, who writes this morning of his low opinion of Alan Shearer’s punditry.

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