Sport QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been banned for three games and fined £25,000 for an abusive tweet

Ferdinand was fined £25,000 and banned for three matches for replying to an abusive message on the social media site

Rio Ferdinand has said he wants to one day be England manager

Rio Ferdinand suspension: Harry Redknapp defends QPR defender over 'sket' Tweet punishment

The former England defender has been suspended for three games

Rio Ferdinand has said he wants to one day be England manager

Rio Ferdinand given three-match ban for 'sket' comment on Twitter

QPR defender also fined £25,000

Will it be an immediate return to the Championship for the Premier League new boys?

Newly-promoted clubs occupy three of bottom four positions in the table

Arsenal station and Arsene Wenger and John Terry

John Terry and Arsene Wenger set to make London Underground announcements

Joey Barton and Andros Townsend also involved in London Poppy Day initiative

Roy Keane and Paul Lambert look on from the Loftus Road dugout

QPR vs Aston Villa: Paul Lambert claims he's not concerned with lack of goals and blames poor defending for Rangers defeat

Villa have not scored in nearly nine hours of football and were worryingly outplayed by a battling QPR side

Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates scoring their second goal
QPR celebrate the opening goal against Aston Villa

QPR vs Aston Villa player ratings: Charlie Austin scores twice - but was he the man-of-the-match?

We analyse the individual performances at Loftus Road

The QPR keeper doesn't believe the Hammers can fill out the 54,000-capacity stadium

QPR vs Aston Villa team news: Sandro fit as Rob Green returns from illness

Philippe Senderos fails to recover from thigh injury for visitors

Tony Fernandes posts topless picture to mock Adel Taarabt and Harry Redknapp row

QPR owner thrown some humour on 'embarrassing' episode

QPR celebrate the opening goal against Aston Villa

QPR vs Aston Villa: Latest score and Twitter updates as Charlie Austin scores twice at Loftus Road

Follow the latest events from this Premier League fixture

Adel Taarabt hugs Harry Redknapp in 2013

Adel Taarabt feud over says QPR manager Harry Redknapp

The pair were involved in a very public exchange of views this last week

Rio Ferdinand has said he wants to one day be England manager

Rio Ferdinand retirement: QPR defender announces he will end career next summer

The former Manchester United defender signed for QPR over the summer

Steven Caulker vs Ron Vlaar: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between QPR and Aston Villa

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' defenders ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Loftus Road

Adel Taarabt hugs Harry Redknapp in 2013

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has demanded an end to the row between Adel Taarabt and Harry Redknapp

Fernandes apologises to fans for 'embarrassment' caused

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Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
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Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
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Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

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‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

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Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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Turn your mobile phone into easy money

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