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Championship round-up: George Boyd adds teeth to Tigers' rise

On his first start after joining Hull City on loan from Peterborough, George Boyd scored twice and Mohamed Gedo added another double as the Tigers reclaimed second place in the Championship with a 5-2 thumping of Birmingham City. "If there has been a better home debut I haven't seen one for a long time," Hull manager Steve Bruce said. "He was terrific from first to last."

QPR duro Julio Cesar and Jose Bosingwa ruled out of Newcastle trip

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Harry Redknapp (right) with assistant Joe Jordan last night

Harry Redknapp relaxes with his 'blue and white army' - until he sees the QPR troops on the pitch

Tactical adjustments tighten team's defence but cannot dispel the nervous moments

New QPR manager Harry Redknapp gestures from the touchline during last night’s 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light

QPR find reasons for hope but Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill looks low on ideas

Sunderland 0 Queen's Park Rangers 0

‘Sometimes you have to take your medicine and accept it’s not your day,’ says Mark Hughes

QPR freeze season ticket prices

QPR are freezing season ticket renewal prices, the club have confirmed.

Ryan Giggs settles phone hacking claim

Footballer Ryan Giggs has settled his phone-hacking damages claim against News Group Newspapers.

New QPR owner promises 'love' for Warnock

Tony Fernandes promised yesterday to give manager Neil Warnock "the support and love required", after becoming Queen's Park Rangers chairman and majority shareholder.

QPR sign Brazilian defender Bruno Perone

QPR have confirmed the signing of Brazilian defender Bruno Perone, subject to international clearance.

QPR have DJ Campbell bid accepted

QPR today announced Blackpool had accepted a bid for striker DJ Campbell.

QPR net Dyer on free transfer

QPR have signed Kieron Dyer on a free transfer. The midfielder, now 32, joins the newly-promoted Premier League Rangers on a one-year deal after being released by West Ham.

QPR complete signing of Kieron Dyer

England international Kieron Dyer has become QPR's second signing of the day after penning a one-year deal at Loftus Road.

Grant's fate sealed after dragging West Ham to brink of the abyss

Not even avoiding relegation will save the manager, while going down threatens the club's very existence

Noble faces being ruled out of battle against the drop

Midfielder Mark Noble will undergo a scan today on a suspected hernia that will determine if he can play any part in West Ham's desperate fight against relegation from the Premier League.

Blackpool must start over again with early spirit, urges Campbell

Striker DJ Campbell is convinced that Blackpool can drag themselves out of Premier League relegation trouble as they embark upon a five-game run-in to their season.

Sam Wallace: Wilshere's made his mark but spare a thought for the luckless eleven of 'unfulfilled England'

They faded away early, or at least before their time. Some perennial underachievers, some drifted off for no obvious reason. Injury did for most them
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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

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