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Gary Johnson: The manager took Yeovil into the league now aims to lift them higher

League One Play-off Final: Yeovil and Brentford chase £3.1m cash injection

The Championship play-off is billed as the richest match in football but wealth is relative. For Brentford and Yeovil Town, the League One play-off has the potential to be just as transformative.

Yeovil fans flood the pitch at Huish Park after victory over Sheffield United to put them in the League One play-off final

League One play-offs: Brentford and Yeovil Town book final date at Wembley with dramatic victories

Brentford will face Yeovil Town in the League One play-off final at Wembley after the Bees' won a pulsating 5-4 penalty shoot-out against Swindon Town on Monday.

Fall guy: Swindon’s Gary Roberts tumbles under pressure from Wright-Phillips

Swindon Town 1 Brentford 1 match report: Better late than never for Kevin O'Connor

Seven days too late as far as Brentford fans are concerned, but the London side's captain, Kevin O'Connor, last night converted an injury-time penalty in a key promotion encounter.

Spot of bother: Brentford substitute Marcello Trotta about to hit his late penalty against the bar

Brentford 0 Doncaster Rovers 1 match report: Sting in Rovers' tail stuns Bees

The Calvin Report: Doncaster crowned champions with 95th-minute winner — immediately after Brentford miss penalty

Sasha Masamba, dubbed the 'Hounslow slasher' and described as a 'every woman's nightmare', has been given an 18-year sentence

The Hounslow Slasher: 'every woman's nightmare' Sasha Masamba is jailed for 18 years

A man dubbed the "Hounslow slasher" and described as a "every woman's nightmare" has been given an 18-year sentence.

Ricky Hatton’s career in the ring came to an end last November

Bunce on Boxing: Ricky Hatton on brink of promotion win with Sergey Rabchenko in post-fight career

It is always a good week for British boxing when two real stars either get back in the ring or announce a return to the ring.

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Conservative MP Mary Macleod to launch effort to end discrimination against women in the aristocracy

Conservative MP Mary Macleod is to launch a bid to end discrimination against women in the aristocracy.

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Can Greg Dyke, the man who gave us Roland Rat, modernise the FA?

A football fan and canny operator, Greg Dyke could be a successful chairman, writes Glenn Moore

Greg Dyke

Former BBC boss Greg Dyke to become FA chairman

The 65-year-old replaces David Bernstein

John Terry with Rafael Benitez

John Terry and Rafael Benitez say they are best of friends

Reports claimed the Chelsea duo had fallen out

Terry and manager say they are best of friends

Rafa Benitez and John Terry have both dismissed as "rubbish" reports that they have fallen out over the interim manager's non-selection of the Chelsea captain.

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is congratulated for scoring in the 2-2 draw with Brentford

FA Cup: Chelsea v Brentford match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup replay at Stamford Bridge

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah and his wife Tania have criticised the Government over school sport funding cuts and called on the coalition to protect the legacy of the Games.

Mo Farah slams Gove for 'standing in the way of progress' on school sports

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah and his wife Tania have criticised the Government over school sport funding cuts and called on the coalition to protect the legacy of the Games.

Chelsea captain John Terry

John Terry demands team-mates raise their game to save Chelsea's season

Inconsistent performances threaten to derail Blues' season

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is congratulated for scoring in the 2-2 draw with Brentford

Chelsea comeback shows support for Rafael Benitez among squad says Gary Cahill

Chelsea came back to draw with Brentford on Sunday

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Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

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Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
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Not even Jeremy Clarkson is bigger than the BBC, says TV boss

Corporation’s head of television confirms ‘Top Gear’ host was warned about racist language
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Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
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Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?
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Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

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Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

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We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

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The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

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