World Cup agreement reached

Somerset County Gazette: Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie has welcomed an agreement with Premiership Rugby

2:04pm Friday 19th September 2014

The Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby have settled their dispute over World Cup compensation, the governing bodies have announced.

Injury forces Li to retire

Somerset County Gazette: Li Na has confirmed her retirement from tennis

7:11am Friday 19th September 2014

Two-time grand slam winner Li Na has announced her retirement from the sport after struggling to overcome knee problems.

Lewis hails Collingwood influence

Somerset County Gazette: Paul Collingwood has been in fine form for Durham this season

9:53am Friday 19th September 2014

Durham coach Jon Lewis will head into the Royal London One-Day Cup final confident he has the most influential player in the country at his disposal.

England shirt 'a mark of respect'

Somerset County Gazette: England's new kit which was launched this week

10:56am Friday 19th September 2014

The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association has given its backing to a controversial new England kit that incorporates the Victoria Cross emblem within its design.

BOA presses on after 'No' vote

Somerset County Gazette: A police officer stands in the Highland Hall at the Royal Highland Centre during the count for the Scottish Referendum

11:02am Friday 19th September 2014

The British Olympic Association declared it was business as usual after the Scottish electorate rejected independence in Thursday's referendum.

Wenger cautious over FA proposals

Somerset County Gazette: Arsene Wenger believes any change will have to be carefully thought out

12:25pm Friday 19th September 2014

Arsene Wenger believes Football Association proposals to cut the number of players from outside the European Union should be carefully considered to avoid compromising the quality of the English game .

Costa back for City clash

Somerset County Gazette: Diego Costa is expected to return to the starting line-up for Chelsea against Manchester City

1:11pm Friday 19th September 2014

Diego Costa will return up front for Chelsea against Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday as Jose Mourinho tries to manage the striker's fragile hamstrings.

Alonso in the Singapore swing

Somerset County Gazette: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, right, was quickest in first practice for the Singapore Grand Prix (AP)

1:31pm Friday 19th September 2014

Fernando Alonso led the way in practice for the first time since the Canadian Grand Prix ahead of this weekend's night race in Singapore.

UEFA opens case against Partizan

Somerset County Gazette: UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Partizan Belgrade

12:18pm Friday 19th September 2014

UEFA has announced it is opening disciplinary proceedings against Partizan Belgrade after a number of their fans displayed an anti-Semitic banner during Thursday's Europa League draw with Tottenham.

Wembley to host Euro 2020 final

Somerset County Gazette: FA Chairman Greg Dyke was delighted with Wembley's successful bid

12:14pm Friday 19th September 2014

England has won the right to host the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020.

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