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

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Hines fires England after replacing injured Walcott

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Adebayor to miss Manchester derby as he accepts ban

City striker forced to miss three matches for foul on Arsenal's Robin van Persie

City forget Terry saga by luring £15m Touré

Arsenal defender on verge of signing to lessen pain of Chelsea captain’s rejection

Elano on way out after City leave him at home

The Manchester City career of Elano is hanging by a slender thread, with the Brazil international left out of the club's trip to South Africa and seemingly top of their clear-out list.

Pearce tells England to forget past

Manager is determined to avoid another semi-final exit as his side face Sweden today

Capello applauds Pearce decision to drop Walcott

England boss Fabio Capello was on the phone congratulating Stuart Pearce after he dropped Theo Walcott but still sealed a place in the European Under-21 Championship semi-finals.

Richards aims to rejoin senior England side

At every previous tournament he has been to as player or manager, Stuart Pearce has woken up the morning after the night of England's opening game with a sense of anticlimax; each time (1990, 1992, 1996 and 2007) after all the build-up and patriotic hype, the result has been a disappointing draw. On Monday night he was able to savour a victory at last, albeit a scruffy one in defeating Finland Under-21s 2-1 after playing with 10 men for an hour.

Robin Scott-Elliot: Terry Venables v Joe Royle is match of the day

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City underachievers raise bar for Hughes

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England recall a priority for City's Richards

Micah Richards suggested yesterday that Manchester City's decision to play him all over the pitch had contributed to the drop in form which has seen him fail to muster a single minute of play for England since Fabio Capello's appointment as manager.

Hughes back Richards over 'assault'

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has offered Micah Richards his full support after the England defender was arrested over an alleged assault.

Micah Richards arrested over 'assault'

England and Manchester City footballer Micah Richards was arrested over an alleged assault outside a nightclub.

Arshavin deal 'of little interest' to Wenger

Arsene Wenger declared the on-going Andrei Arshavin transfer saga was "of little interest" as he focuses on getting the best out of his current Arsenal squad ahead of the Barclays Premier League trip to Everton tomorrow.

Arshavin awaits Arsenal's 'final decision'

Russia playmaker Andrei Arshavin is waiting for the "final decision" over his move from Zenit St Petersburg to Arsenal.

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