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A look ahead to the midweek FA Cup replay at the Etihad.

Racing: Asian Maze on the path of Auteuil prize

Asian Maze is reported to be in fine form ahead of her run in the Prix la Barka at Auteuil tomorrow. The seven-year-old mare attempts to complete a hat-trick in the Group Two event at the Paris track after emphatic wins in the Aintree Hurdle and the Punchestown Champion Stayers' Hurdle.

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Rooney given fighting chance

Wayne Rooney's World Cup finals prospects will rest on a 14 June scan that could pass him fit to play in the second round of the tournament, but the England striker was left in no doubt yesterday that recovery lies in his own hands. Sir Alex Ferguson warned Rooney that it will be up to the player himself to achieve fitness - and that will mean wearing the orthopaedic boot he has come to dislike so much.

Agony for Milan after Chelsea land £35m Shevchenko

Milan last night finally conceded that Andrei Shevchenko will be sold to Chelsea in what vice-president Adriano Galliani described as the "most painful divorce" the club have ever experienced.

Spread-betting chief quits IG

Nat le Roux is stepping down as the chief executive of IG Group barely a year after he netted about £6m from the flotation of the spread betting company.

Road to judgment: Orgy of greed that ended in shame

Enron. Just say the word now to conjure up an orgy of corporate greed and executive malfeasance. Yet, little more than five years ago, the energy company's name evoked quite a different response. The company was a stock market superstar, the seventh largest firm in America, routinely voted the most innovative, and the source of great wealth for its loyal army of investors.

Cycling: Sponsor drops Spanish team over doping inquiry

The leading Spanish team sponsor, Liberty Seguros, are pulling out of the sport after their squad's manager Manolo Saiz became embroiled in Spain's biggest ever anti-doping investigation. Saiz was one of five individuals detained by police on Tuesday after 200 drip-bags of manipulated blood and an array of other illegal doping products were seized in raids on clinics and flats in Madrid and Zaragoza.

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (PG)

Damning critique of consumerism? Aisle four, sir

Souness looks for seasoned cover

Bubble refuses to burst for buoyant Wigan

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The mantra of Michael Owen: 'Goalscoring - I eat, sleep and drink it'

Little striker reborn and primed for the big challenge

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Given the saviour again as Newcastle make point

Bolton expose Souness'triking flaws

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Andrade's smart strike takes revenge on Newcastle

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