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Thousands of workers at the DVLA and Transport Department will go on strike tomorrow in the latest phase of a long-running dispute over jobs, office closures, pay and privatisation.

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Most cricket fans believe it was madness to schedule the pivotal second Test between England and South Africa in the middle of the Olympics, and most cricket fans were caught completely by surprise that another round of county championship matches got under way yesterday.

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Rodgers: Sigurdsson's wages inhibited move

Brendan Rodgers admitted that he offered Gylfi Sigurdsson no more money at Liverpool than he had at Swansea, as he reflected on losing the Iceland midfielder to Tottenham Hotspur.

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Brendan Rodgers: Gylfi Sigurdsson's wage demands killed Liverpool deal

Brendan Rodgers admitted that he offered Gylfi Sigurdsson no more money at Liverpool than he had at Swansea, as he reflected on losing the Iceland midfielder to Tottenham Hotspur.

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New Tottenham signing Gylfi Sigurdsson talks up manager Andre Villas-Boas

Gylfi Sigurdsson has backed Andre Villas-Boas to be a success in his new role as Tottenham manager after the Iceland midfielder completed his transfer to White Hart Lane yesterday.

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West Ham take on Blackpool this Saturday in the all-or-nothing Championship play-off final to determine who will be playing in the Premier League next season.

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Blackpool striker Stephen Dobbie aiming for new Championship play-off record

Stephen Dobbie will go to Wembley a week tomorrow looking to become the first man to earn three consecutive promotions via the play-offs.

Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey to miss rest of the season

Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been ruled out of action for the rest of the season with a torn cruciate ligament, Press Association understands.

Graham Dorrans scores Albion’s winner against QPR

Mark Hughes tells QPR they need to get off the away-day rollercoaster

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Papiss Cissé has made a fantastic start to his Newcastle career

Cissé adds the finishing touch to Newcastle graft

The Senegal striker's spectacular start is a key factor in surprise challenge for Europe

Brendan Rodgers spoke to Harry Redknapp on Sunday about getting Steven Caulker (left) on loan again

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has discussions with Tottenham over extending Steven Caulker loan

Brendan Rodgers, the Swansea manager, has spoken with his Tottenham counterpart Harry Redknapp over potentially bringing on-loan centre-half Steven Caulker back to the Liberty Stadium next season.

Chinaglia with Pele in the New York Cosmos changing room, in 1976 AP

Giorgio Chinaglia: Striker for Lazio, Italy and New York Cosmos

Giorgio Chinaglia was fond of saying that his head was as strong as the marble produced in his birthplace of Carrara, in Tuscany, but the goalscoring prowess that earned him the centre-forward's role for Italy in the 1974 World Cup, as well as making him a prolific marksman for Lazio and alongside Pele at New York Cosmos, had inauspicious beginnings on the playing fields of South Wales.

Student jailed for Muamba tweet loses appeal

A student who mocked soccer star Fabrice Muamba on Twitter after he collapsed with a heart attack lost his appeal against a 56-day jail term today.

First strike: Leighton Baines scores Everton's opening goal from a free-kick

Baines leads charge to spoil Swans' home comfort

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