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England captaincy would be an honour - Dier on leadership ambitions

England captaincy would be an honour - Dier on leadership ambitions

England's 1-0 defeat in Dortmund was overshadowed by away fans booing the German national anthem and singing unsavoury songs about the Second World War. It would be a real honour for me and it's something I'd like to work towards, but it's something the manger will decide and he will pick who's best. "I'd love to one day be able to do that", Dier said.


David Silva Inspires Spain to Routine 4-1 Win Over Israel

David Silva Inspires Spain to Routine 4-1 Win Over Israel

Israel pulled one back through Refaelov's emphatic strike 14 minutes from the end, but it was nothing more than a consolation as Isco - a second-half substitute for Andres Iniesta - finished them off on the break right at the end, coolly finding the bottom-left corner from just inside the area.


Stade and Racing to merge

Stade and Racing to merge

Lorenzetti went public with his criticism of Carter recently, although this is nothing new in French rugby where tycoons own the clubs and with tycoons, it's their money that decides everything. It's a case of what next for Dan carter and his Racing 92 team mates as action comes as fast off the field as on it in the French Top 14. "Sport is about competition and players know there are financial challenges for both clubs.


Italy beat Albania in match marred by crowd trouble

Italy beat Albania in match marred by crowd trouble

Buffon is fast approaching his 1000th professional match, with the keeper set to accomplish this feat against Albania when Italy face them in the World Cup Qualifiers. Maybe it [my last game] could be at the World Cup. Buffon was called into action after 23 minutes, as Roshi skipped by Andrea Barzagli but saw his volley from the edge of the box saved by the veteran shot-stopper at the near post.


Bittersweet 16: WVU loses on final possession, 61-58

Bittersweet 16: WVU loses on final possession, 61-58

When they managed to beat the Mountaineers relentless press, they couldn't capitalize in the halfcourt. West Virginia nearly played a game that was ugly enough to beat Gonzaga. Running on fumes after an exhausting "rock fight", Mark Few came into Thursday night's postgame press conference hot. There was simply no template for it in the Zags' previous 35 games.


Heat's Goran Dragic receives new nickname from Hassan Whiteside after injuring eye

Heat's Goran Dragic receives new nickname from Hassan Whiteside after injuring eye

Toronto, still without injured All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry , managed only seven assists - an National Basketball Association low for any team this season - on 33 field goals. The Heat shot 41 percent from the field and 28 percent on threes (9 for 32). After falling in Atlanta on Friday, Toronto has now lost consecutive games for the first time since February 12 and 14.