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Redknapp's moment of triumph threatened by Welsh upstarts

Harry Redknapp was playing golf with his son Jamie when the draw for the FA Cup sixth round was announced in February. When Portsmouth came out as the team away to Manchester United, Jamie says that Harry picked up his clubs and threw them – with the anger of a man who has just seen his best chance of a big trophy go up in smoke.

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Eto'o's high wages set to scupper Spurs hopes

Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of signing Samuel Eto'o appear doomed to failure as the Barcelona striker is earning £128,000 a week – after tax. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is prepared to fly out to Spain to try to broker the deal and although the Premier League club believe they can cope with the transfer fee, and hope to negotiate Barça down from the £27m they are currently demanding, Eto's wages are prohibitive.


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Murray crumbles in face of Nadal's fiery onslaught

Happy returns were in short supply for Andy Murray at the Hamburg Masters yesterday as he was predictably outclassed 6-3, 6-2 by an imperious Rafael Nadal on his 21st birthday.

Mears and Stevens return as Bath battle on two fronts

It is a confusing time of year. Steve Borthwick, the new England captain, played his final game for Bath at the Recreation Ground without realising it, while Lawrence Dallaglio, one of the half-dozen most celebrated players of the professional era, does not know for sure whether he will kiss goodbye to the game he loves at High Wycombe tomorrow or at Twickenham next weekend. Leicester, meanwhile, have flummoxed themselves by qualifying for a Premiership semi-final they publicly declared to be beyond them. Contrary to expectation, not least their own, they may yet retain their title.

New Zealand 277 England 68-0: Sidebottom rises above the clouds to leave England in ascendancy

There are occasions when Test cricket appears to do little to promote itself and yesterday was one of them. Hardly a drop of rain fell on the famous old ground but only 55.4 of the scheduled 98.5 overs were completed as bad light ruined the second day of the first Test. Impenetrable cloud cover forced the players from the field on five occasions, much to the frustration of a sizeable and patient crowd.

Hamilton shuns safety organisation

Heikki Kovalainen’s escape from serious injury during his high-speed accident in the recent Spanish Grand Prix highlighted the progress that has been made on the safety front, but the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association is nevertheless going through turmoil.

Sorenstam earns player praise

Laura Davies was just one of many golfers queuing up yesterday to pay tribute to Annika Sorenstam. "We owe a debt to Annika," said Davies, about her long-time rival and friend who announced on Tuesday that she is to retire at the end of this season. "What she did for the women's game can never be repaid."

In Pictures

The road to Wembley Cardiff take on Portsmouth in the FA Cup final on Saturday. We take a look at how the two teams got there

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