Sport Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic could make his awaited return from injury in the League Cup semi-final second leg against West Ham

Jovetic has seen his start to life with City hampered by injury but he could make his return against the Hammers in the League Cup semi-final second leg

Neymar of Brazil scores

Team GB brushed aside by Neymar and Co

Team GB 0 Brazil 2

Ryan Giggs to captain GB football team at Olympics

Ryan Giggs will captain the Great Britain football team at the London 2012 Olympics.

David Beckham
The midfielder's
contribution
to the 2012
bid will not be
forgotten

Beckham will see sanity one day in Psycho's call

Psycho's gone rogue. The figurative klaxon will have gone off at the Football Association yesterday with terrifying abruptness, alerting Wembley that their forgotten man – who once briefly held every one of the FA's major coaching jobs – had given them one hell of a problem.

Jack Rodwell - Football

Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell also sidelined by Stuart Pearce for Olympics

The Everton and England Under-21 midfielder Jack Rodwell has been left out of the Team GB Olympic squad by manager Stuart Pearce, another omission after David Beckham revealed yesterday that he too had not been included in the 18-man group, which has not yet been announced.

David Beckham
The midfielder's
contribution
to the 2012
bid will not be
forgotten

Sam Wallace: One day David Beckham will see the sanity in Stuart Pearce's Olympics decision

Psycho's gone rogue. The figurative klaxon will have gone off at the Football Association yesterday with terrifying abruptness, alerting Wembley that their forgotten man – who once briefly held every one of the FA's major coaching jobs – had given them one hell of a problem.

No golden swansong for Goldenballs as outrage greets Beckham TeamGB decision

He, along with Seb Coe and Tony Blair, is widely credited as the man who brought the games to London.

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres in full flight as David Silva gives chase at the Etihad Stadium last night

Poor Torres is off colour again

It doesn't matter if his hair is blond or brown, the Chelsea hitman is firing blanks in League

Vincent Kompany

Man City without Kompany for Swansea game

Manchester City will be without captain Vincent Kompany for Sunday's Barclays Premier League trip to Swansea.

Vincent Kompany of Manchester City leaves the field injured during yesterday's match

Manchester clubs united in defeat

Ferguson must 'gamble' by resting players for league game to overcome home reverse, while injured Kompany and Lescott set to miss vital matches as limp City crash in Lisbon

Stuart Pearce has been put in charge of England for the Holland friendly

Stuart Pearce ready to lead England at Euro 2012

Caretaker England coach Stuart Pearce is ready to lead the side to Euro 2012 - "with pleasure".

Pearce rang Defoe, Lescott, Dawson, Jagielka and Crouch to break bad news

Pearce to give youth its head against Dutch

The caretaker England manager, Stuart Pearce, is expected to give a group of young players an opportunity to impress for the senior team when he names his squad this morning for the friendly against the Netherlands next Wednesday.

Carlos Tevez has to rebuild trust after his five-month absence

Mancini offers hand to Tevez but compatriot steals show

Welcome (back) to Manchester, Carlos; the Etihad Stadium on its feet, singing the name of an Argentine who had propelled their football club into the last 16 of the Europa League.

Pearce rang Defoe, Lescott, Dawson, Jagielka and Crouch to break bad news

Pearce plans to give youth its head against the Dutch

England's caretaker manager likely to bring in Cleverley and Co for Netherlands friendly

Mario Balotelli in typical brooding mood

James Lawton: Balotelli: he's brilliant but is he worth the bust-ups?

The Reverend Mother may have been perplexed when she sang, "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" but, as Roberto Mancini might now reasonably suggest, it could have been a whole lot worse. Imagine the panic if it had been Mario rather than Maria stalking the cloisters.

Fergie's four-letter outburst at the FA

Sir Alex Ferguson reacted to the prospect of up to eight Manchester United players being named in the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers by saying that it was time the FA stopped treating his club "like shit".

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