Sport Irish trainer Willie Mullins must choose between several Festival targets for Annie Power, pictured

Annie Power, unbeaten in eight starts, goes on trial at Cheltenham on Wednesday in the Dornan Engineering Hurdle, but nobody seems really sure which Festival race she is on trial for.

Racing: Dobbin goes to work at the double

Tony Dobbin grasped the opportunity to display his skills at Musselburgh yesterday as National Hunt racing returned after a 14-day absence. Mild weather in the east of Scotland allowed jumping to be staged for the first time since the same track hosted a fixture on 27 December.

Racing: Hopes rise for turf return

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Football: Parkes gives Bohinen room to manoeuvre

Blackburn Rovers 1 Port Vale 0

Rovers raise Vale of gloom

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Fibresand hit by all weathers

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Racing: Catterick offers jumpers some hope

The meeting at Catterick tomorrow offers virtually the only hope of any more jumps racing before the turn of the year. All four of today's scheduled jumps meetings at Carlisle, Newbury, Plumpton and Stratford succumbed yesterday morning to the frost, writes Ian Davies.

Foyle proves perfect foil as City suffer again

Football: Manchester City 0 Port Vale 1

Kempton card under threat

Kempton's Boxing Day card sneaked in as one of only two fixtures to survive the elements yesterday, but today's meeting at the Sunbury track may not be so fortunate.

Vandals wreck gravestones

About 115 gravestones have been wrecked by cemetery vandals, police in Scotland said yesterday.

Taylor the saver

West Bromwich Albion 1 Taylor 35 Port Vale 1 Guppy 17 Attendance: 13,975

Jemson takes Oxford through

Oxford United 2 Port Vale 0

Racing: Cecil running low on ammunition

Henry Cecil starts the last full week of the turf season pounds 22,279 behind Saeed bin Suroor in the race for the trainers' title and admitted yesterday: "I haven't got much chance. I haven't got the ammunition left. But win or lose I have enjoyed it."

Fast Dyer sets tone

Port Vale 0 Crystal Palace 2

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Letter: Childbirth care on the cheap

Sir: Debbie Musselwhite ("If you are pregnant you're not alone", 3 September) has done pregnant or would-be pregnant readers no favours by her inaccurate statement "there are special antenatal tests such as CVS (chorionic villus sampling) and amniocentesis, which will determine whether or not your baby has any problems."
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