Sport Racing Santander speak to the referee after refusing to contest their Copa del Rey quarter-final due to unpaid wages

They lined up on the pitch against Real Sociedad, but then refused to contest the ball

Mark Halsey

Mark Halsey accused of 'betraying' fellow referees after criticising top-flight referees of lacking fitness

Graham Poll has said other officials have been 'appalled' by Halsey's actions

Steve McClaren got off to a winning start with Derby over Leeds

Derby County 3 Leeds United 1 match report: Magical Steve McClaren lifts mood at Derby

New manager gets off to a winning start after midweek speech worked wonders

Ed Slater celebrates after pulling Leicester Tigers level against Northampton Saints

Leicester Tigers 19 Northampton Saints 19 match report: Saints poised to start party until Ed Slater crashes over

Flanker’s converted try salvages draw as Tigers  survive the absence of nine first-team players

Joe Hart dives to try and save a shot from Romelu Lukaku

Manuel Pellegrini admits 'very difficult' decision to stick with Joe Hart for Manchester City victory against Everton

Hart couldn't prevent Romelu Lukau's first half shot from going in despite getting a hand to it but Pellegrini refuses to blame the England shot-stopper

Dimitar Berbatov in action for Fulham against Stoke

Fulham 1 Stoke 0 match report: Darren Bent strikes lucky to ease pressure on uneasy Martin Jol

Win gives Jol just his second win of the season and lifts the Cottagers out of the relegation zone

Yannick Sagbo of Hull is tackled by Fabien Delph and Ciaran Clark of Aston Villa

Hull 0 Aston Villa 0 match report: Stalemate makes for a frustrating trip to Hull and back for Villa

Both managers will be satisfied with the result but encounter fails to break out into a classic

Michael Laudrup and Malky Mackay will go head-to-head in the south Wales derby next month

Cardiff and Swansea fans given early warning to behave ahead of next month's south Wales derby

Both clubs' supporters' trusts have claimed that the post-game talk should be of matters on the pitch and not trouble off it

Willie le Roux scored a try helping the team towards their victory

South Africa 28 Australia 8 match report: Springboks make it look all too easy

South Africa's storming opening half-hour created the platform for a 28-8 victory over Australia in an ill-tempered Rugby Championship clash. Although the bonus-point the hosts craved eluded them, the victory ensured that the tournament goes to the final weekend.

Jack Hobbs gave Nottingham Forest a 1-0 victory over Derby County

Nottingham Forest 1 Derby County 0 match report: Billy Davies Carry On ignores Andy Reid

A Jack Hobbs header gives Forest the plaudits in local rivalry

Robbie Brady scores from the spot to give Hull the win over West Ham

Hull City 1 West Ham United 0 match report: Unhappy Hammers are floored by Brady punch

Sam Allardyce looked on as a lack of a cutting edge up front once again cost his side dearly after Robbie Brady converts from the spot

Jose Mourinho blamed Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen for getting Fernando Torres sent-off

Unhappy Jose Mourinho blasts Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen for getting Fernando Torres dismissed and costing Chelsea victory

Blues' manager claims his side were on the up until the pair clashed and Torres was sent-off for a second booking

Simon Grix goes over for his first and Warrington’s third try

Warrington 30 Huddersfield 22 match report: Wolves edge past Giants to book Grand Final spot

Last season's beaten finalists will contest the Super League Grand Final after narrowly getting the better of Huddersfield for the fourth time in 2013. Two tries from their leading scorer, Joel Monaghan, put them on their way to victory as the Wolves showed again that they are the one side that has the Giants' number.

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke out for up to six weeks with hip injury

Injury not as serious as feared

A dejected David Marshall, Ben Turner and Steven Caulker look on after Paulinho's injury-time winner

Cardiff City 0 Tottenham 1: Malky Mackay rues last gasp goal from Paulinho

The promoted side looked set to secure a draw until the stoppage time goal

Tiger Woods in the trees where his ball strayed and moving the twig that caused it to move

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