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John Terry is to miss Chelsea’s Premier League match away to Swansea on Tuesday – less than a day before a court case begins into allegations he racially abused QPR …

Former Wales football manager Gary Speed may have killed himself by accident, a judicial investigation concluded on Monday. The 42-year-old father of two, who played for Leeds, Everton, Newcastle, Bolton …

The US women’s football league won’t play the 2012 season amid a legal dispute with an ousted owner. The league’s Board of Governors voted on Monday to suspend the season …

Defending champions Spain will be without Rafael Nadal and his three team-mates who won last year’s Davis Cup when they take on Kazakhstan in this season’s first round, the Spanish …

The Asian Football Confederation has urged football’s top lawmaking body to approve a headscarf with safety features for use by Islamic female players. Football governing body FIFA banned the hijab …

Former Wales football manager Gary Speed sent a text message to his wife days before he was found hanged in November and “talked in terms of taking his life”, an …

Harlequins captain Chris Robshaw is to lead England in their opening two Six Nations matches, it was announced on Monday. The 25-year-old flanker, capped just once — against Argentina in …

UEFA says the women’s Champions League final will be played at the 70,000-capacity Olympic Stadium in Munich on May 17. The match is scheduled two days before Bayern Munich’s Allianz …

German Formula One driver Adrian Sutil apologised to a Luxembourg businessman at the start of his assault trial Monday for wounding him with a champagne glass but said he had …

Scotland centre Joe Ansbro will miss his team’s opening Six Nations match against England this weekend because of a nagging back injury. Ansbro has been released back to his club …

QPR have completed the signing of Nancy defensive midfielder Samba Diakite, the Premier League club have announced. French club Nancy indicated on Monday night the 23-year-old was on his way …

Argentine legend Hernan Crespo emerged the star attraction among a host of semi-retired world stars auctioned in Kolkata on Monday to play in a new football tournament in India. Crespo …

England’s Delon Armitage has been suspended from the national reserve Saxons squad after being arrested for alleged assault, the Rugby Football Union announced Monday. London Irish full-back Armitage was detained …

Canterbury premiership-winning fullback Luke Patten has made a plea to crowds to stop treating his English Super League club, Salford, as a laughing stock, British media reports. The Reds finished …

Left-arm spinner Monty Panesar expressed his disappointment on Monday over England’s humiliating 72-run defeat against Pakistan in the second Test, saying he would swap his six wickets for his team’s …

Ireland coach Declan Kidney on Monday named an extended 32-man squad in preparation for his side’s opening Six Nations game against Wales on February 5. The majority of the squad …

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will announce their verdict on three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador’s doping case on February 6, the organisation said on Monday. A …

England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster’s crackdown on misbehaving players claimed another victim on Monday when Delon Armitage was suspended from the second-tier Saxons squad following his arrest by police over …