Sport Darren Fletcher has been limited to seven starts in nearly two years

Scottish midfielder back in training following lengthy illness while Rooney may play on Saturday

South Korea looks to lie detectors in football

South Korea has introduced lie detector tests in an attempt to root out corruption in football after a series of match-fixing scandals that have tainted the sport and led to lifetime bans for players, officials said yesterday.

Dietmar Hamann excited by Stockport challenge

Former Liverpool and Manchester City midfielder Dietmar Hamann has been named the new manager of non-league Stockport.

Video: Water canon fired at football fans

Riot police try to control angry football fans in Argentina.

'Fan power' lifts Dons into League Two

AFC Wimbledon won promotion to the Football League on Saturday after beating Luton Town in the Conference play-off final. Wimbledon won 4-3 on penalties after 120 goalless minutes at Eastlands, sending them into League Two.

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Luton on course for Conference play-off final

Luton Town virtually booked their place in the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final when they cruised to a 3-0 win in their semi-final first leg against Wrexham last night.

Saunders relishes Wrexham's high-stakes game

The troubled Welsh club face Luton this evening needing a return to League football more than most

Allan Brown: Scotland inside-forward who played in the 1954 World Cup and helped Luton reach the 1959 FA Cup final

Allan Brown was described as the unluckiest footballer in the land after being invalided out of the FA Cup finals of 1951 and 1953 during an era when the Wembley showpiece was truly the gala day of the English game.

Outside the Box: Conference curse awaits as Stockport count cost of failure

Almost 25 years after automatic promotion and relegation was introduced between the Football League and what is still generally known as the Conference, the signs are that regaining League status is becoming harder.

Class exclusive: Seven in 10 of us belong to Middle Britain

A major new survey into social attitudes identifies six tribes among the nation's aspirational classes. John Rentoul and Matt Chorley examine the report's fascinating and provocative findings

Troubled Plymouth go into administration

Crisis-torn Plymouth have gone into administration and will now step up their search for new owners.

Fan sentenced for Munich taunts

A teenager was handed a suspended jail term today for mocking the Munich air disaster in an official music video to mark his side's FA Cup game with Manchester United.

Arsenal players were wary of Arsene Wenger admits Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott has admitted he did not dare look Arsene Wenger in the eye after the Gunners threw away a four-goal lead at Newcastle on Saturday.

Luton braced for violence in far-right's 'homecoming' march

It is being billed as a triumphant homecoming. Yet Luton, the designated home town of the far-right English Defence League, doesn't see it quite like that. With an estimated 12,000 EDL supporters and their opponents heading to Bedfordshire for a mass protest march tomorrow, police in the town are mounting their largest operation to try to prevent violence.

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