Lineker urges Wenger to strengthen

Durham Times: Olivier Giroud could be out for the rest of the year

3:34pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Gary Lineker believes it is "essential" Arsenal sign a new striker during the transfer window if they want to challenge for major silverware.

Mallinder backs fixture compromise

Durham Times: Jim Mallinder believes Aviva Premiership fixtures could be completed alongside Rugby World Cup 2015 action

3:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Global bosses could allow the Aviva Premiership to kick off during the knockout stages of Rugby World Cup 2015 in a bid to diffuse England's latest club-versus-country row.

Palace close in on Zaha return

Durham Times: Wilfried Zaha struggled to make any impression for Manchester United

1:18pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Crystal Palace are expected to confirm forward Wilfried Zaha's season-long loan from Manchester United.

Dennis willing to wait on drivers

Durham Times: Ron Dennis may have to be patient to re-sign Fernando Alonso, pictured, for McLaren

1:13pm Thursday 28th August 2014

McLaren Group chairman and CEO Ron Dennis has hinted he is prepared to bide his time to land either Fernando Alonso or Sebastian Vettel.

Cook searching for quick answers

Durham Times: Alastair Cook has much to ponder ahead of the second one-day international

12:14pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Alastair Cook needs to find some effective answers quickly if England are to avoid making a damaging false start to their World Cup preparations.

Platini clears the way for Blatter

Durham Times: Michel Platini has decided to remain in charge of UEFA

9:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency - a move which effectively gives Blatter a free run at a fifth term in office.

No joy for Hewitt

Durham Times: Lleyton Hewitt fell at the first hurdle at Flushing Meadows (AP)

6:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

Lleyton Hewitt was unable to cause another upset at the US Open as he went down in straight sets to sixth seed Tomas Berdych in the first round.

Hodgson excited about future

Durham Times: Wayne Rooney is the new England captain

3:23pm Thursday 28th August 2014

England manager Roy Hodgson is excited rather than apprehensive about the prospect of banishing their painful World Cup memories with a new-look, Wayne Rooney-led side.

FA considering 2028 bid

Durham Times: Alex Horne is confident of England's Euro 2020 bid

9:07am Thursday 28th August 2014

England are confident of winning the bid for Wembley to host the final of Euro 2020 and will consider a bid to host the entire Euro 2028 tournament, Football Association general secretary Alex Horne has revealed.

Rooney leads new England era

Durham Times: Wayne Rooney has been given the England armband

12:18pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Roy Hodgson has picked Wayne Rooney as the man to lead his new-look England team.








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