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Craig Bellamy and West Ham's Jack Collison (right) during a Wales training session at the Millennium Stadium

Wales night of sentiment for Speed

Gary Speed's teenaged sons will lead out Wales in the company of Aaron Ramsey and Craig Bellamy tonight, after their grandfather has given the team-talk in the dressing room. For very obvious and understandable reasons this friendly will resemble no other as the country pays tribute to their deceased manager.

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Verheijen quits coaching team

Raymond Verheijen's often controversial spell with the Wales national side has come to an end after the Football Association of Wales announced last night that he had resigned rather than work with new manager Chris Coleman.

Chris Coleman will be unveiled as Wales manager today

Coleman will take Wales job stressing continuity

Chris Coleman will today be named as the new Wales manager, entrusted with succeeding Gary Speed, who committed suicide two months ago. The former Fulham manager was the overwhelming choice of the Football Association of Wales.

Ramsey will form a midfield partnership with Joe Allen

Aaron Ramsey defends views on Wales manager search

Captain Aaron Ramsey has moved to clarify his comments over the search for the new Wales manager after receiving criticism for expressing his disappointment that the players had not been consulted.

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Tony Pulis offers to manager Wales for memorial match

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has admitted he would happily take over as Wales manager - but only for one game.

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A tussle which started on Boxing Day and lasted all the way to the finish line up the River Derwent in Tasmania saw first across the line honours going to Anthony Bell’s Loyal by just three minutes and eight seconds over Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats in the Sydney to Hobart race.

Speed memorial match planned

Wales have opened talks with Costa Rica with a view to staging a memorial match for their late manager Gary Speed, who died aged 42 last month.

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AZ Alkmaar keeper kicks fan to spark game boycott

The Dutch Football Federation has said it has yet to decide whether to replay a Cup match between Ajax and AZ that was abandoned after a fan ran on to the field to attack AZ's goalkeeper.

Background music label strikes chord across world

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US poker players turned into refugees by online gaming ban

American card players are hardly a high priority for humanitarian organisations protecting the rights of the world's imperilled communities. But such is the current plight of professional poker players in the United States, where online poker has been all but illegal since April, that a new service launched last week offering to relocate beleaguered card players to "poker-friendly countries" around the world.

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