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Monfils stuns Federer in Lille

Gael Monfils got France back on level terms with a stunning victory (AP)

Gael Monfils demolished world number two Roger Federer in straight sets to ensure France finished all square with Switzerland on day one of the Davis Cup final.

We've under-performed - Rowntree

Graham Rowntree says there have been a lot of frank discussions in the England camp this week

Graham Rowntree admits England are "thoroughly p***ed off" as they target the victory over Samoa that will begin healing the wounds of a disappointing QBE Series.

Reds seek cause of Sturridge woe

Liverpool will make in-depth investigations into Daniel Sturridge's latest injury

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists striker Daniel Sturridge has been unfortunate with his latest injury but accepts there is a chronic issue which needs to be addressed.

Costa fit for West Brom clash

Chelsea's Diego Costa hopes to be celebrating again on Saturday

Diego Costa is fit for Chelsea's return to Premier League action but Jose Mourinho has yet to make a decision on whether Cesc Fabregas will face West Brom.

Jose plays down talk of Cech unrest

Jose Mourinho has played down talk Petr Cech, pictured, wants to leave Chelsea

Petr Cech's Chelsea future is the subject of mounting speculation, but Jose Mourinho insists no offers have been tabled for the long-serving goalkeeper.

McBryde: Williams will drive us on

Owen Williams will be among a capacity 74,500 crowd at the Millennium Stadium

Robin McBryde says Wales will be inspired by the Millennium Stadium presence of Owen Williams when they face world champions New Zealand on Saturday.

Stenson sets pace in Dubai

Henrik Stenson added a second round of 66 to his opening 68 on Friday

Defending champion Henrik Stenson felt like he had "hit the wall" at the end of a long season, but still managed to claim the halfway lead in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Phipps dismayed to let Evans go

Sheffield United co-chairman Jim Phipps, pictured, is unhappy that Ched Evans is no longer training with the club

Sheffield United co-chairman Jim Phipps has described the club being forced into retracting their offer to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to train with the Blades as a "defeat for principle".

Australia win one-day series

Steven Smith guided Australia to a series-clinching victory over South Africa

Steven Smith struck a superb century as Australia fought back from the brink to beat South Africa by three wickets in Melbourne and in the process clinch the one-day international series 3-1.

Flower punished by Wigan

Wigan prop Ben Flower, second left, has been found guilty of gross misconduct by his club

Ben Flower has been found guilty of gross misconduct by his club Wigan after his attack on St Helens stand-off Lance Hohaia during October's Super League Grand Final.

Hamilton on top in practice

Job done so far for Lewis Hamilton, pictured, as he was quickest in both practice sessions ahead of the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

It is a case of so far so good for Lewis Hamilton in his attempt to become a two-time Formula One world champion on Sunday.

Messi 'could have joined Arsenal'

Lionel Messi, pictured, could have joined Arsenal when Cesc Fabregas did

Lionel Messi could have joined Arsenal from Barcelona as a teenager along with Cesc Fabregas and Gerard Pique, Arsene Wenger confirmed today.

Comments land Whelan in hot water

Wigan owner Dave Whelan has found himself embroiled in controversy after being labelled "a racist" by Cardiff chairman Vincent Tan and facing the prospect of a lengthy Football Association ban.

Halfpenny aims to hit top gear

Wales' Leigh Halfpenny is aiming to defeat New Zealand

Leigh Halfpenny has stressed the need for relentless self-belief when Wales target a rare victory over world champions New Zealand on Saturday.

Moeen key in England win

Moeen Ali scored a 21-ball half-century after picking up three wickets

Moeen Ali added an explosive 21-ball 50 to his three wickets as England began their World Cup winter with a resounding 56-run Duckworth Lewis victory over Sri Lanka A.

Blades go back on Evans offer

Sheffield United have retracted their offer to let Ched Evans train with them

Sheffield United have made a huge U-turn after retracting their offer to let former player Ched Evans train with the club following the widespread criticism they received.

Falcao blow for United

Radamel Falcao has had a difficult start to life at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal's selection problems deepened on Thursday after it emerged Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao will be out for at least a fortnight because of a new injury.