Ross McCormack equalises for Leeds against Sheffield Wednesday

Leeds United 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1 match report: Ross McCormack saves United's blushes in Yorkshire Derby

Kamil Zayette had put Wednesday ahead but Leeds maintain unbeaten start

Man held over 'kidnap' of girl aged 13

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of abducting a child.

Kyle Lafferty ruled out of Northern Ireland's match against Russia

Northern Ireland have been dealt a huge blow ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier against Russia after striker Kyle Lafferty was ruled out of the match with an Achilles injury.

Ferdinand won the last of his 81 caps in June 2011

Rio Ferdinand claims England must forge a national identity to be successful even if it means missing out on a major tournament

Former international defender says missing a World Cup or European Championship might be need if England are to catch their rivals in having a style of play throughout all age groups

Jack Wilshere, Rickie Lambert and Steven Gerrard train with England

Roy Hodgson promises to be 'careful' with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere

Wilshere will not play 90 minutes against Scotland this week

Wayne Rooney played a full part in England training

Roy Hodgson confirms Wayne Rooney has been injury-free for 'several days'

England manager will select Manchester United forward even if he fails to resolve his club future

Kenny Jackett has joined Wolves with the task of taking them back up to the Championship

The Sport Matrix: Friday 2 August 2013

Captain’s slog puts Australia in Old Trafford boxseat

One Direction member Louis Tomlinson has signed a contract with Doncaster Rovers Football Club

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson signs for Doncaster - but don't worry 1D fans, he's sticking with the band

Publicity stunt sees the singer sign for the Championship side

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Century duty: Joe Root celebrates his hundred at Lord’s as England dominated

The Calvin Report: Joyous Joe Root wins over doubters

Yorkshire batsman puts tourists to the sword after Bell stands ground in latest referral controversy

Matt Lowton celebrates after scoring a wonder goal for Aston Villa against Stoke

Matt Lowton signs new contract at Aston Villa

The 24-year-old joined from Sheffield United last summer

Professor Geoffrey Pearson: Criminologist noted for his research into violence among the young

Professor Geoffrey Pearson: Criminologist noted for his research into violence among the young

Among the cacophony of cant and ignorance masquerading as social commentary that followed Britain’s 2011 riots, there were few credible voices of understanding, let alone attempts to place the youthful violence, nihilism, and looting within anything approaching a historical perspective. Yet as clichés were rolled out about the riots being without precedent, a sure sign of a radical and dangerous departure from the subservience of the past, the carefully modulated tones of Geoffrey Pearson, author of the ever-pertinent study Hooligan: A History of Respectable Fears, came once again to the fore

Having a flannel cap to hand was essential for early players

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The match is taking place at Hallam FC’s Sandygate Road ground – reputed to be the oldest in the world – to celebrate its history in the local community

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