Bolton

Bolton star Muamba critical after FA Cup collapse

Bolton player Fabrice Muamba was still in a ''critical condition'' in intensive care late last night after suffering a cardiac arrest, a joint statement issued by the club and the London Chest...

Football

Tears and prayers for Bolton star who fell without warning

Fabrice Muamba

WITHIN seconds of Fabrice Muamba hitting the White Hart Lane turf, it was clear something was wrong.

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Soccer

How the A-League clubs shape up

FootballTH

The 2012-13 A-League season is upon us, so we run through each team’s prospects.

Heart pay for early misses as red card revives Phoenix

Patrick Gerhardt

Michael Lynch TEN-MAN Melbourne Heart failed to take their chance to go top of the league by defeating a Wellington Phoenix side missing seven first-team players in a tight game in front of almost 11,000 fans at...

Glory proves too hot for lacklustre Heart

Chris Pike A goal in each half propelled Perth Glory to a 2-0 win over Melbourne Heart yesterday and joint top spot on the A-League ladder.

Farina shakes up Sky Blues only to find little reward

Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett FRANK FARINA'S first match in charge of Sydney FC won't be remembered as a glamorous spectacle but it at least delivered something. A draw, if an uninspiring one, at least stems the bleeding.

Heart finally discover their ruthless streak

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Michael Lynch MELBOURNE Heart got off to a dream New Year's Day start with Golgol Mebrahtu's sixth-minute strike putting them on the way to a 2-1 triumph over the Newcastle Jets, who had come into this game with...

Football

Last-gasp van Persie keeps Manchester United in FA Cup

Robin van Persie.

Tom Williams Substitute Robin van Persie netted a dramatic injury-time equaliser as Manchester United clung to life in the FA Cup third round by rescuing a 2-2 draw at West Ham United on Saturday.

Sunderland out of FA Cup, Fulham survive scare

Kieran Richardson.

Tom Williams Sunderland went out of the FA Cup to second-tier Bolton Wanderers after losing their third-round replay 2-0 on Tuesday, while Fulham celebrated the narrowest of narrow escapes against Blackpool.

Western Sydney Wanderers: What went right?

Shinji ONO scores for the Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne Victory at Parramatta StadiumPhotography Brendan Espositosmh,1st January,2013

LYALL Gorman cannot quite believe his eyes. In front of him stands a raucous crowd, singing and chanting for their team, the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Football

Live: World Cup qualifier, Socceroos v Oman

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Justin Ballis Australia host Oman in a crucial World Cup qualifier at Sydney's ANZ Stadium. The Socceroos are second in Group B and have played a game less than their rivals, but must make home games count.

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Champions' biggest challenge comes after decider

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch THE conventional wisdom about grand final winners finding it difficult to back up is that once successful, they become the hunted not the hunter.

A-League

Mariners axe CEO as club plans new direction

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Sebastian Hassett The Central Coast Mariners might be celebrating the greatest on-field week in the club's history. Off it, however, is a different story, with chief executive John McKay having been formally ousted...

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A-League

Bright lights will have to wait until after Mariners' Asian league campaign

Trent Sainsbury

Sebastian Hassett Three of Australian football's best young talents could be trading in Gosford for the bright lights of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League next season.

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Live: Socceroos v Iraq

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After years watching his beloved Dunfermline play in the Scottish leagues, Jim Morrison brings his unique understanding of Route One football to Sydney as the Socceroos look to book a ticket to the...

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What it takes to be a true leader

Michael Clarke of Australia

In case you've been wondering in the lead-up to the federal election, of all the national sporting team captains Wallaby James Horwill displays similar traits to opposition leader Tony Abbott while...

Football

Top talent fuelled by spirit of Bundy

Joshua Brillante

Michael Lynch There must be something in the water in Bundaberg. The Central Queensland town is world famous for its rum, but it is not doing a bad job in producing high-quality footballers either.

Football

Premier League footballer retires after near-death experience

Muamba

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba has retired from football following his near-death experience in a match last season, the English team said.

Football

Premier League star arrested on suspicion of rape

Ivan Klasnic

Bolton striker Ivan Klasnic has been arrested on suspicion of rape, it was confirmed on Thursday.

Football

Fergie lashes 'disgrace' Suarez as United go top

Fergie

Rob Woollard Sir Alex Ferguson branded Luis Suarez a "disgrace" as the racism feud between Manchester United and Liverpool exploded once more in a stormy Premier League clash at Old Trafford.

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