Chelsea thrash Maribor

Somerset County Gazette: Didier Drogba scores Chelsea's second from the spot

9:46pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Didier Drogba scored his first Chelsea goal since his decisive strike in the 2012 Champions League final as the Premier League leaders thrashed Maribor 6-0 at Stamford Bridge to strengthen their position at the top of Group G.

BCCI issue strong response

Somerset County Gazette: The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Friday that its tour of India had been cancelled due to a pay dispute with the players

11:05am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has given a hard line response to the abandoned West Indies tour, announcing it will initiate legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board and suspend all future series between the nations.

Gatland: Jones and Hook can return

Somerset County Gazette: James Hook, pictured, has not been selected in Warren Gatland's 34-man Wales squad

11:37am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Wales boss Warren Gatland has told autumn Test selection casualties Adam Jones and James Hook that "the door is not closed" on their international futures.

Tuilagi loss is huge for England

Somerset County Gazette: Manu Tuilagi, centre, is struggling with a groin injury

1:39pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

England's prospects for a successful autumn have diminished after Manu Tuilagi was ruled out of the entire QBE Series at Twickenham with a groin injury.

FA begin search to replace Horne

Somerset County Gazette: General secretary Alex Horne will leave the Football Association at the end of January

3:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Football Association is to start the search for a new top executive after general secretary Alex Horne announced he is to leave the organisation at the end of January.

Fernandes calls for end to QPR spat

Somerset County Gazette: Tony Fernandes wants the row between QPR boss Harry Redknapp and Adel Taarabt, pictured, to end

4:26pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has ordered manager Harry Redknapp and forward Adel Taarabt to put a halt to their public row about the player's fitness.

Rodgers: Bale absence won't help us

Somerset County Gazette: Injury has ruled Gareth Bale out of the clash at Anfield

7:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Gareth Bale will be a notable absentee from the mouthwatering clash between Real Madrid and Liverpool, but Reds manager Brendan Rodgers admits the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo means that may be of little advantage to his side.

Hasi: Don't underestimate Arsenal

Somerset County Gazette: Emiliano Martinez looks set to start for Arsenal

7:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Anderlecht manager Besnik Hasi believes it would be a mistake to underestimate Arsenal in their Champions League clash on Wednesday night.

City pegged back in Moscow

Somerset County Gazette: Manchester City players remonstrate with referee Istvan Vad after he awarded a penalty against Aleksandar Kolarov, left

7:18pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Manchester City surrendered a two-goal lead as they again stuttered on the Champions League stage, drawing 2-2 amid more controversy at CSKA Moscow.

Proteas see off Black Caps

Somerset County Gazette: AB de Villiers guided South Africa to victory in the first ODI against New Zealand

8:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

South Africa captain AB de Villiers led from the front with an unbeaten 89 as the Proteas claimed a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the opening one-day international at Mount Maunganui.

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