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Burnley have completed the signing of Celtic left-back Danny Fox for an undisclosed fee.

Burnley sign Cort from Stoke

Burnley have confirmed they have signed Stoke defender Leon Cort for £1.5m.

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Burnley boss Brian Laws has signed former Manchester City goalkeeper Nicky Weaver until the end of the season.

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Inside Lines Exclusive: Khan set to become a golden boy and give up world title

Amir Khan is to leave Britain and sign for Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions. I understand the WBA light-welterweight champion has decided he wants to live and fight in the United States after a 23-bout career skilfully masterminded by the British promoter Frank Warren, who took him from Olympic silver-medallist to world champion. His defection will be a cruel blow to Warren, who also lost Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe and Naseem Hamed after they became world champions. Warren said last night: "No one has been in touch with me about this and if this is the case I am bitterly disappointed because I delivered everything I said I would with Amir." There was no official comment from the Khan camp but a source close to the 23-year-old Bolton fighter says: "Amir has a lot of respect for Frank and appreciates what he did but it is time to move on. America is the place to be for the next phase in his career, and obviously to get fights there he needs to work with an American promoter." Khan, who has an apartment in Los Angeles and trains alongside Manny Pacquiao with Freddie Roach, is due to make a second defence of his world title against the fierce-hitting Argentinian Marcos Maidana, another Golden Boy fighter, but there is speculation that Roach wants Khan to relinquish the title rather than face an opponent who has KO'd all but one of his 27 opponents. I'm told Roach considers Maidana too big a risk and instead Khan is likely to fight the lighter-punching Paulie Malignaggi – a Hatton victim – in the spring. The scenario is that Khan would then meet Hatton, who has officially announced his comeback, in a big-money blockbuster in Manchester jointly promoted by Golden Boy and Hatton himself. Malignaggi would be an easy fight, as would Hatton. But it's a shame that the promoter who helped make his American dream possible is being frozen out of his future.

Manchester United delay Berbatov surgery

Sir Alex Ferguson is crossing his fingers record signing Dimitar Berbatov can make it to the end of the season without needing knee surgery.

Laws brushes aside Burnley job doubts

New manager says he has the experience to retain the club's Premier League status

Blades savour revenge after surviving brave fightback

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Jeffers transfer-listed over Vale 'headbutt'

Sheffield Wednesday have handed Francis Jeffers a maximum club fine and placed him on the transfer list following his dismissal in the Carling Cup second-round defeat to Port Vale. Jeffers was shown a straight red card in the 37th minute for appearing to headbutt and punch Vale captain Tommy Fraser.

Wolverhampton W 4 Sheffield Wednesday 1: Iwelumo helps Wolves recover their bite

Either wolverhampton Wanderers have undergone a transformation that will make them worth watching this season or football is providing one of its August illusions.

European dream rolls Bentley to Ewood exit

The England midfielder David Bentley has confirmed he is looking to leave Blackburn this summer. The 23-year-old had been linked with a move away from Ewood Park, previously admitting he wants to play at the top level, both domestically and internationally. Now the former Arsenal trainee has announced his sights are set on leaving the north-west for a club where he can play European football.

Barnsley 0 Sheffield Wednesday 0: Steele boosts Barnsley spirits in time for Chelsea test

Burton O'Brien was denied a spectacular stoppage-time winner for Sheffield Wednesday when his shot hit the post in this South Yorkshire derby. The Tykes goalkeeper Luke Steele also made a decisive save to keep out another long-range piledriver from Owls substitute Ben Sahar to ensure that Brian Laws' side remained in the Championship bottom three.

Basketball: Robinson's class helps Eagles to tame Lions

Newcastle Eagles put aside their stuttering defence of the British Basketball League title to open their BBL Cup defence last night with a 100-74 demolition of Milton Keynes Lions, who sorely missed the league's leading scorer, Tony Windless.

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