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

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

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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

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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

Swansea City 0 Everton 2

Merv the Swerve would have said this was deserved

Mervyn, you feel, would have approved. That wonderful Wales No 8 of the 1970s, Mervyn Davies, who died on Thursday, knew that Grand Slams seldom come easy and the victory yesterday was as hard-fought as any. But now Wales believe they have a side which will, in time, come to bear comparison with those of the famed "decade of the Dragon", of which Davies was so integral a part.

Scotland may appeal after IRB rules that Shingler is a Welshman

As if Scotland, who have lost all three of their Six Nations games, did not have enough on their plate ahead of tomorrow's visit to Dublin, the Inter-national Rugby Board served up more misery yesterday by ruling against the London Irish midfielder Steve Shingler's bid to play for them.

Rebecca Adlington after winning with ease at the Aquatics Centre

Swimming: Adlington embarks on Olympic mission with statement of intent

Two days down and a dozen in the bag. It is as stark as that; finish in the top two and inside the required time and a place at the home Games is the reward. There is no more crushing championships in which to win a bronze – then endure the medal ceremony – than these Olympics trials and the unifying emotion of all the qualifiers, be it Rebecca Adlington, with her two Olympic golds, or 17-year-old Craig Benson, who grabbed his place in the 100m breaststroke by three-hundredths of a second, was simple: relief.

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National anthems will not be played out Wembley amid fears of booing

National anthems will not be played at Sunday's Carling Cup final between Liverpool and Cardiff, the Football League have confirmed.

Ice breaker: On-loan Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates scoring Swansea’s first goal

Cool Sigurdsson keeps Swansea blazing away

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Capello considers calling up Swans

Swansea City trio Leon Britton, Scott Sinclair and Nathan Dyer could all be in line for shock England call-ups after Fabio Capello sent his assistant Stuart Pearce on a scouting mission to south Wales this week.

Woman jailed for using six-year-old girl to burgle

A woman who duped a six-year-old girl into breaking into a house and stealing a laptop was jailed yesterday for 20 months.

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