- Record-breaking Cole eyes long-term
Cole will create history in Denmark tonight when he becomes the most-capped England full-back of all time. His 87th England appearance will eclipse the record of another former Arsenal man, Kenny Sansom, and the likelihood is Cole will crash through the century barrier at some stage next season, I'm never going to give up or retire. I want to win as many caps as I can.England full-back Ashley Cole
- Guardiola agrees new Barça deal.
Barcelona boss Josep Guardiola has agreed a new contract with the Spanish champions. The deal will take Guardiola through to the end of next season. The former Spain midfielder had an existing agreement taking him through to this summer, but Barcelona tonight announced Guardiola will formally commit until 30 June 2012 by signing "in the next few days".
We wouldn't be what we are without Messi. Guardiola praises Lionel Messi SOURCE FIFA
- Cote divoire beats Mali in friendly, 1-0; The Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire cruised to a lone goal victory over Mali in an international friendly on Tuesday in Valence, France.
- Nigeria Senior National Tea to play Sierra Leone today in Lagos (friendly Match)
- Former Football Association chairman Lord Triesman has strongly criticised the Premier League for blocking attempts to reform the game.
Triesman, who resigned in 2010, has accused Premier League chairman Sir Dave Richards of using aggressive tactics and the league's financial power to bully others in the game into blocking change; please visit skysports.com for more details
- Republic of Ireland made a bright start to their Carling Nations Cup campaign with a decisive 3-0 victory over Wales on Tuesday evening. read more on skysports.com
- Barcelona director of football Raul Sanllehi has revealed there are currently no plans to launch another bid for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas.
- Giovanni Trapattoni will give the less experienced players in his Republic of Ireland squad chance to improve after watching them in action against Wales. sportdiva says nice one coach
The top three players in the world - Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Tiger Woods - have been grouped together for the first two rounds of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
- Lee Westwood has become a member of the elite group of golfers to be awarded honorary life membership of the European TourThe 37-year-old is handed the honour after becoming only the second English player to become world number one since the rankings were introduced in 1986.
Westwood took the top spot from Tiger Woods in October and followed the achievement by stating that he saw no need to join the US-based PGA Tour this season.
- British number one Elena Baltacha is safely through to the second round of the Pattaya Open in Thailand after a 6-2 6-3 victory over Nicha Lertpitaksinchai.
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