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Talbot ends Hinckley's FA Cup voyage

Brentford 2 Hinckley United 1

Boxing: Hatton's earbashing for US and the world

Ricky Hatton likes being called the Hitman. And man, can he hit, as Ray Oliveira found out at London's ExCel Centre last night as the British light-welterweight defended his World Boxing Union title for the 15th time inside 10 bloody and brutal rounds.

Boxing: Hatton risks his shot at the big time as Oliveira lies in wait

Tonight really will be the last of Ricky Hatton's world title fights against somebody from one of boxing's forgotten lists.

Salako misses a trick as Hinckley turn on Cup magic

Hinckley United 0 - Brentford 0

Football rules: you must not drink and must eat what you're told. Still want to be a professional?

Managers are as susceptible to fashion as anyone but despite Chelsea's continuing success not every aspiring boss will be mimicking Jose Mourinho's designer stubble, and matching overcoat and open-necked shirt this weekend. When the cameras pan to Martin Allen during Sunday's FA Cup tie at Hinckley expect the Brentford manager to appear clean-shaven, suited and booted. Otherwise it will cost him.

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Allen happy after Brentford keep it clean again

Barnsley 0 Brentford 0

Stabbing halts Heathrow trains

All Too Beautiful by Paolo Hewitt and John Hellier

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Boxing: Hatton ready to vent frustration on Vilches

Here we go again with yet another pit-stop on the seemingly endless learning curve of Ricky Hatton's career.

Feltham guards 'laid bets on fights in cells'

An investigation has begun into claims that prison officers at a young offenders' institution put black and white youths in the same cell and then placed bets on when they would start fighting.

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