Sport Thierry Henry and Robert Pires are both training with Arsenal but Arsene Wenger insists he won't be making a move to bring them back to the club

Henry is currently training with the Gunners along with Robert Pires but Wenger insists that he will not be making a move to bring the striker back for a third spell with the club

Football: Lehmann has hand in Rangers' shoot-out pain

Borussia Dortmund 2 Rangers 0 Aet; 2-2 on aggregate Dortmund win 3-1 on penalties

Football: Shoot-out exit stuns Rangers

Borussia Dortmund 2 Rangers 0 Aet; 2-2 on aggregate Dortmund win 3-1 on penalties

Football: Wallace's wonder strike puts Rangers in the clear

Rangers 2 Borussia Dortmund 0

Football: Scotland humble might of Germany

Germany 0 Scotland 1

Football: Scotland's options hit by Old Firm

THE SUSPICION that Scotland's match with Germany in the Weserstadion here tomorrow will be a friendly too far - for both countries - gained currency yesterday when the European champions lost two of the players who will represent Bayern Munich against Manchester United next month.

Football: Poles are on the brink

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Football: Platt moves for Sharpe

DAVID PLATT is due to open talks today to make his first signing - Leeds United's out-of-favour winger Lee Sharpe.

Football: Dalglish group undeterred

THE CONSORTIUM seeking control of Celtic has withdrawn its takeover bid, while making it clear that it has not given up the fight.

Football: Alcock hints at suing Di Canio

PAUL ALCOCK has said he could take legal action against the Sheffield Wednesday forward, Paolo di Canio, for the push after being sent off in a Premiership match against Arsenal that earned the Italian an 11-match ban.

Football: Helmer's fee halts Houllier

LIVERPOOL'S ATTEMPTS to sign the German centre-back Thomas Helmer have stalled after Bayern Munich demanded a transfer fee for the 33-year- old defender. The Anfield manager, Gerard Houllier, had hoped to acquire Helmer on a free transfer after talking to his agents in Manchester last week. However, Bayern now say that they want compensation, possibly as much as pounds 1m and Liverpool will not pay for a player of his age.

Football: pounds 4m Ward is top of Kidd's list

BRIAN KIDD has made a pounds 4m attempt to make Ashley Ward his first signing for Blackburn Rovers. The new manager at Ewood Park has contacted Barnsley with an offer for the striker. Kidd wants to bring Ward into the survival battle where his goals almost kept the Yorkshire club in the top flight against the odds last season.

Football: Inter netted by lap-top wizard

German thoroughness is legendary and even football teams from unemployment blackspots on the Ruhr are not beyond a bit of vorsprung durch technik when it comes to penalties.

Football: Ince and Hodgson suffer as Schalke lift Uefa Cup

Internazionale 1 Schalke 0 Aet agg 1-1: Schalke win 4-1 after penalty shoot-out

Football: Schalke shock for Hodgson

Schalke 04 1 Internazionale 0

Football: Tenerife's nine men hold on for victory

Tenerife hung on to a 1-0 win over Schalke despite conceding a penalty and being reduced to nine men in an exciting Uefa Cup semi-final first leg match on Tuesday.
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