Sport Blackpool winger Tom Ince is due to have talks with Swansea City about a possible loan move

Blackpool winger Tom Ince is due to have talks with Swansea City about a possible loan move

Coyle believes Sturridge can be Bolton's new Wilshere

The name of Jack Wilshere was never far from Owen Coyle's lips as he discussed Daniel Sturridge's loan move to Bolton yesterday, and the Scottish manager is certain he has another future star on his hands.

Salomon Kalou spares Chelsea FA cup blushes

FA Cup round-up

Chelsea crush Bolton to keep title defence alive

Drogba leads 4-0 rout at Reebok Stadium / Club close to deal for £25.6m Luiz

Terry and Lampard may miss Chelsea's crunch trip to Bolton

Chelsea, who are without an away win in all competitions for two and a half months, face the possibility of travelling to Bolton Wanderers on Monday night without both John Terry and Frank Lampard.

Chelsea reveal Lampard injury boost

Chelsea breathed a huge sigh of relief today as it was confirmed Frank Lampard's calf injury is not as serious as first feared.



Tuncay convinces Pulis he has turned over a new leaf

Stoke 2 Bolton 0

Ruck and Maul: So it's true, Diamond is returning to give the Sharks a cutting edge

An email landed on Ruck and Maul's desk before Christmas, subject: "Diamond for Sale Urgent." It was a few hours after the departure of the Sharks' head coach Mike Brewer, so was this a message flagging up a return for Steve Diamond, currently with Russia, to the club he once hooked for and coached? Nope, just a silly piece of spam allegedly flogging jewels from the Congo. But what's this? Last Thursday it was announced that Diamond, who has also been scouting for Northampton while maintaining an office in Manchester, had been appointed as Sale's new executive director of sport. Life imitating spam – whatever next?

Arsenal say Manuel Almunia could leave

Arsene Wenger has confirmed there is a "small chance" Manuel Almunia could leave Arsenal during the January transfer window.

Arsenal consider Carlos Vela loan to Bolton

Arsene Wenger has revealed he is considering granting Bolton's request to take Carlos Vela on loan.

Northern clubs need to stop the brawn drain

The region that once propped up the England team now wants the national side to return the favour. Sale Sharks are among the Premiership's trio of northern clubs who are occupying the bottom three places in the league, with attendances dipping accordingly, and they want to see England play matches in the North to generate much-needed new interest.

Bolton Wanderers: Potential transfer targets

Since Owen Coyle took over at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton have been a team transformed, producing a solid finish to the last campaign and a genuine push for a European place this term.

Bolton snatch win with dramatic late winner

Bolton 2 Blackburn 1

Lee Chung-yong extends Bolton contract

Bolton winger Lee Chung-yong has committed his long-term future to the club.

Manchester Police to cut a quarter of jobs

One of Britain's biggest police forces has announced that it intends to shed nearly a quarter of its workforce over the next four years as spending cuts are implemented. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) will lose 1,377 of its 7,989 police officers and 1,567 of its 4,889 civilian staff in an attempt to make up a £134m shortfall in government funding.

Sublime Elmander proving valuable asset for Bolton

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
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Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
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Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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Handy hacks that make life easier

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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker