Sport Tim Sherwood manager of Tottenham Hotspur argues with Jorge Jesus manager of Benfica during the match

A look ahead to Thursday's last-16 second leg encounter at the Estádio da Luz

Fulham clinch place in Europa League

Fulham will play in the Europa League next season via the Premier League's Fair Play League.

Fulham in line for Europa League qualification

Fulham are in contention for an unlikely place in next season's UEFA Europa League via the Fair Play system.

Spurs must avoid repeat of Perryman's darkest nights

Own goal then red card for legend who still seethes over injustice in Madrid which left 'nasty taste'

Hold The Back Page: 26/02/2011

It's a big weekend for...

The Carling Cup launch pad

Arsène Wenger spoke of the importance of winning the Carling Cup for the future of his Arsenal side. If his cohort of players win tomorrow, they might well go on to greater things.

Rangers seal memorable triumph thanks to Edu's late contribution

Sporting 2 Rangers 2 (3-3 on aggregate; Rangers win on away goals)

Jensen appointed as Kean assistant at Blackburn

Former Arsenal and Denmark midfielder John Jensen has been appointed assistant to Steve Kean at Blackburn Rovers.

Smith: SPL cannot extend season

Rangers manager Walter Smith does not anticipate an extension to the season to cope with a potential backlog of fixtures after the Ibrox club had a similar request rejected three seasons ago.

Life begins at 40 as Weir sticks to short-term goals

Rangers defender opens up to Simon Hart on Scotland's 'realistic' chance of qualifying for Euro 2012, feeling insecure at Everton and becoming a coach when he finally calls it quits

Holding zone for Rangers fans ahead of Manchester United Champions League clash

The Champions League clash between Manchester United and Rangers will be a "totally different game under totally different circumstances" from the riot-hit 2008 Uefa Cup Final, a police chief said today.

Football fans jailed over Manchester rampage

All but one of 12 rioting football hooligans who took part in the worst destruction Manchester has suffered "since the blitz" will be going to jail, a judge said today.

Police to boost security for Rangers' Manchester visit

Greater Manchester Police is preparing for a huge security operation after Rangers were drawn against Manchester United in the Champions League.

ITV to launch digital channels in HD

ITV today confirmed plans for a pay-TV strategy to launch high-definition versions of its digital channels on Sky.

Can England win the generation game?

The Under-19 boys begin their European Championship tomorrow. Can they deliver where Capello's men failed?

Pizarro completes move to Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen have re-signed striker Claudio Pizarro from Chelsea, according to reports.

Ipswich to name stand after Robson

Ipswich are to rename a stand at their Portman Road ground in honour of former manager Sir Bobby Robson.

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