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Strellar performance from Basle

Mario Balotelli and Liverpool suffered a major blow after losing in Basle.

Liverpool became the latest big-name English scalp to be claimed by Basle who capitalised on the Reds' well-known vulnerability at set-pieces.

Mirallas faces spell on sidelines

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas is facing "a while" on the sidelines due to his hamstring injury, Toffees boss Roberto Martinez has revealed.

Costa confident over fitness

Chelsea and Spain forward Diego Costa has problematic hamstrings

Chelsea's Diego Costa has no intention of skipping international duty with Spain despite Jose Mourinho's concerns over the striker's fragile hamstrings.

Ouseley: We don't deserve Rio jibe

Rio Ferdinand, red, warming up on the day he refused to wear a Kick It Out anti-racism campaign T-shirt.

The head of football's anti-discrimination body Kick It Out has responded to attacks by Rio Ferdinand in his autobiography by saying it deserves better than to be his "punchbag".

Smith to run rule over Russell

Matty Russell is back in full training

Warrington coach Tony Smith will make a late decision on the fitness of full-back Matty Russell ahead of Friday's semi-final against Wigan.

McIlroy wins PGA Tour award

Rory McIlroy has been voted PGA Tour player of the year

World number one Rory McIlroy has been voted PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in three seasons.

Honda puts off driver discussions

Talks between McLaren and Honda this weekend will not centre on the future of their current drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen, pictured

Honda intends to schedule meetings with McLaren over the course of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend - but the driver line-up for next season is likely to be off the agenda.

Eagles set for Don Valley return

A major re-development has come a step closer at the Don Valley Stadium

Sheffield Eagles will return to the site of the old Don Valley Stadium in 2016 as part of an Olympic Legacy Park, it was announced on Wednesday morning.

City fans defend low Etihad crowd

Paul Scholes has had a dig at Manchester City's supporters

Manchester City supporters have hit back at criticism from former United players Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand over the lack of atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium.

RFU to review Lancaster contract

England coach Stuart Lancaster has signed a six-year contract extension

England coach Stuart Lancaster's record six-year contract extension will be reviewed after Rugby World Cup 2015, RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie has confirmed.

Rodgers warns Hodgson on Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge is currently sidelined with a thigh strain injury

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes striker Daniel Sturridge is not fit enough to play for England in their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers later this month.

Terry hails midfield machine Matic

Nemanja Matic, pictured, has drawn high praise from his Chelsea team-mate John Terry

Captain John Terry praised the all-round contribution of Nemanja Matic after the midfielder earned Chelsea a first Champions League Group G win.

Three and easy for Welbeck

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring his third goal against Galatasaray

Danny Welbeck plundered a hat-trick as Arsenal got their Champions League campaign up and running with a 4-1 victory over Galatasaray at the Emirates Stadium, where play was halted in the first half after the Turkish away supporters threw flares onto the pitch.

Old man Totti stuns City

Sergio Aguero celebrates opening the scoring

Roma's Francesco Totti became the oldest goalscorer in Champions League history as Manchester City escaped with a draw from their Group E clash.

Matic goal earns Blues opening win

Nemanja Matic scored the only goal for Chelsea

Nemanja Matic's first-half header was enough for Chelsea to record a first victory of Champions League Group G, but it should have been so much more comfortable than a 1-0 win at Sporting Lisbon.

Rodgers: No unrest in Reds camp

Mamadou Sakho is expected to be fined after storming out of Anfield ahead of Saturday's Merseyside derby

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers denies there is unrest within the camp after a stuttering start to the season but admits he has warned defender Mamadou Sakho about his behaviour.

England duo sidelined

Leicester Tigers expect Geoff Parling to be sidelined until December by concussion

England's injury problems continued to escalate after prop Alex Corbisiero and second row Geoff Parling were ruled out of the autumn series.