Alonso backs Massa's class

Fernando Alonso has promised his Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa his full support for the remainder of the season as he is convinced the Brazilian is capable of fighting for wins.

Rangnick holds Albion talks

West Bromwich Albion have held talks with the former Schalke and Stuttgart manager Ralf Rangnick, as they look for Roy Hodgson's successor.

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Lewis Hamilton 'deserves' Monaco triumph says McLaren principal Martin Whitmarsh

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh believes Lewis Hamilton would be a deserving winner of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.

Pastor Maldonado (left)and Sir Frank (right) celebrate Williams’ first grand prix win since 2004

Bruno Senna inspired by surprise success of Pastor Maldonado

Bruno Senna is convinced he will make an impact in Formula One after witnessing at first hand what Williams are capable of this year.

Mahamadou Diarra (centre) joined Fulham earlier this week

Diarra has '12 finals' to earn permanent Fulham deal

Mahamadou Diarra has said that he is excited by Fulham's ambition and is looking forward to proving his worth in west London. The 30-year-old former Real Madrid midfielder joined the club earlier this week on a deal until the end of the season, with an option of extending by a year.

Mahamadou Diarra won two league titles with Real Madrid

Mahamadou Diarra relishing Fulham opportunity

New signing Mahamadou Diarra is excited by Fulham's ambition and is looking forward to proving his worth in west London.

Mahamadou Diarra won two league titles with Real Madrid

Fulham sign Malian midfielder Mahamadou Diarra

Fulham today announced the signing of former Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra, pending the successful completion of a visa.

Monte Carlo: Cresta Holidays has a three-night break to glamorous Monaco for £319 per person
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Trending: And the Oscar for best breakfast goes to...

One is a small-time cereal brand based in the titchy Dorset town of Poundbury. The other is the biggest, glitziest and most glamorous awards ceremony on the planet. What could Dorset cereals and this Sunday's Oscars award ceremony possibly have to do with one another? More than we might think, actually.

Ken Bates on Neil Warnock: 'He has a proven track record... and gets value for money out of players'

Warnock's pep talk inspires Leeds

Leeds United 3 Doncaster Rovers 2: New manager delivers half-time verdict and then watches as his new squad complete comeback

Nicholas Shaxson: Why Monaco is the offshore choice for the elite (just don't call it a tax haven)

When Bono, the U2 frontman, was asked on a visit to Monaco to sum up his favourite thing about the place, his reply came in three words: "No fucking paparazzi." Perhaps Harry Redknapp liked that about Monaco too. But the tiny Mediterranean principality's reticence about photographers signals a far deeper attraction for the world's wealthy: its financial secrecy.

Harry Redknapp with Peter Crouch in their Portsmouth days

Tale of the trial: Laughter, anger... and bulldogs

Redknapp's trial was the most remarkable and colourful case the modern game has seen. Sam Wallace, who was there for all 13 days, recounts the defining moments

Redknapp is cleared and Capello quits in football's day of drama

Acquittal leaves taxman facing storm of criticism – and Spurs manager with intriguing job prospect

Harry Redknapp is rushed, in vain, from court to City Airport yesterday – his flight to Liverpool was grounded by technical problems

Redknapp's QC rounds on reporter

Spurs manager's lawyer attacks News of the World story as 'repugnant to all basic instincts of fairness'

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