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The 51-year wait for top-flight football to return to Cardiff is almost over after Malky Mackay watched his side dismantle Blackburn Rovers yesterday to extend their lead at the top of the Championship to seven points. Fraizer Campbell's sixth goal in 11 games broke Rovers' resistance and Joe Mason showed why half a dozen clubs wanted his services before the loan deadline closed last week, before Peter Whittingham's injury-time penalty sealed a job well done.
Watford's chances of promotion to the Premier League may have seemed strong a month ago but they are now in danger of unravelling in front of Gianfranco Zola's eyes after this latest wobble.
Fly-half makes claim for England spot with European record of 10 penalties as Saracens head for place in the last eight
Saracens 32 Sale 12
The Man Who Pays His Way
Team GB's star striker Kelly Smith battled against alcoholism and depression to win back a place in the Olympics squad.
Gianfranco Zola has been confirmed as the new manager of Watford following their takeover by the Italian Pozzo family. The 45-year-old former Chelsea player and West Ham manager has signed a two-year contract and replaces the recently dismissed Sean Dyche.
Highly rated coach walks out on Saracens to pave the way for a reunion with the England set-up
Saracen's defensive qualities could be well suited to reviving Red Rose fortunes
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is to hold talks with manager Brendan Rodgers over a new long-term contract at the Liberty Stadium.
Aficionados of Britain's stop-start motorways will know the M61 north of Manchester for two reasons.
Detectives have arrested a second man over a high street bank bomb alert which sparked a three-hour stand-off with armed police.
A barefoot village boy stumbles across an escaped African convict in the shadows of a graveyard, cursing the "white devil" colonisers of the Indian subcontinent where he finds himself.
Derby County have reiterated their support for manager Nigel Clough following Monday's FA Cup third-round defeat to non-League Crawley. It had been thought that Clough, having overseen a run of seven losses in nine games, would be dismissed, but the Championship club's chief executive Tom Glick said the result had to be put into long-term perspective.
Saracens 9 Exeter Chiefs 23: Back-up fly-half orchestrates stunning away victory for extraordinary Chiefs
The new Championship season opens tonight when Norwich take on Watford at Carrow Road.