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Snatch star says condition has 'knocked me for six and made me reassess my life and goals'

`The Proms? Do me a favour!'

Steve Martland, the would-be bruiser of the classical music world, is back on the road. He tells Phil Johnson about his hatred of the establishmen t and petty rules and... spirituality

Football Libero: Game of two refs

On three occasions during the first half of the Arsenal v Manchester United match in midweek, the referee Martin Bodenham got in the way of passing movements. In the second, he was a long way behind play when Ian Wright launched two feet at Peter Schmeichel, probably having slowed, aware of the offside that a linesman had awarded. And this was one of Britain's best officials going about his overworked trade.

Jones on target for record

Wimbledon 4 Ekoku 2, Earle 31, Leonhardsen 67, Jones 86 Sheffield Wednesday 2 Booth 3, Hyde 72 Attendance: 10,512

Gayle raises roof

Derby County 0 Wimbledon 2 Earle 49, Gayle 70 Attendance: 17,022

Football: Jones grabs Lineker by the tentacles

THE WIMBLEDON VERDICT

Jones at head of new body

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Football: Jones at his happiest with birds and nuts

Interveiw: Geoffrey Beattie talks to the talismanic Wimbledon footballer who sees himself as a chat-show host when his playing days are over

Coventry show survival instinct

COVENTRY were reduced to 10 men after 30 minutes and nine after 83, so this result, coming back from 3-1 down, represents a brilliant recovery. Yet the long-term implications for the club are serious.

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Reprieve for Jones

Vinnie Jones earned a reprieve yesterday when his sending-off against Liverpool last Saturday was reduced to a booking after the linesman involved watched a video of the incident.

World, shut your mouth

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Newsman `bitten' by player

Vinnie Jones looks certain to face action from the Football Association following an alleged attack on a newspaper reporter hours after the mayhem of England's abandoned match in Dublin on Wednesday night.

I'm just a girl who can't say no

Anna Maxted seeks expert advice on how to reject unwanted advances, and finds that honesty is the best policy

Football: Wimbledon fight an uphill battle

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Do I not like that . . . Insult added to injuries: Gordon Taylor, chief executive of the PFA, feels that the dock is no place for football to conduct its affairs

NOBODY is above the law of the land and that includes sportsmen and sportswomen on the field of play. The courts will give their judgment on the injury suffered by Paul Elliott but the issue will reach far into the future.
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