Jones and Hook left out of squad

Dorset Echo: James Hook, pictured, has not been selected in Warren Gatland's 34-man Wales squad

11:37am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Prop Adam Jones and fly-half James Hook have both been left out of a 34-man squad for next month's Tests against Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa.

Tarpischev issues apology

Dorset Echo: Shamil Tarpischev has been forced to publicly apologise for his comments

11:31am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev has been forced to publicly apologise for his slur against the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus.

McNamara confident despite injury

Dorset Echo: Steve McNamara's England side face Samoa on Saturday

11:31am Tuesday 21st October 2014

England coach Steve McNamara is confident his side can overcome the shock of losing new captain Sean O'Loughlin for their opening Four Nations Series clash with Samoa.

BCCI to begin legal action

Dorset Echo: 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 will begin legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board following the cancellation of the latter's tour and have also suspended all bilateral tours between the two sides.

Bale to miss Liverpool clash

Dorset Echo: Gareth Bale will be missing when Real Madrid take on Liverpool on Wednesday night

11:09am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid's squad for Wednesday's Champions League clash against Liverpool as the Wales international battles a muscle injury.

Fernandinho staring into the void

Dorset Echo: Fernandinho does not think Manchester City gain an advantage from playing behind closed doors in Moscow

7:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Fernandinho claims playing in an empty stadium in Moscow is of no benefit to Manchester City's Champions League quest.

Mourinho focused on Maribor

Dorset Echo: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is focused on Maribor, not Manchester United

7:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Jose Mourinho is thinking only of Maribor - and not Manchester United - a s Chelsea embark on an important week.

Proteas see of Black Caps in opener

Dorset Echo: 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.

Graham to lead England out

Dorset Echo: James Graham, pictured, will captain England in the absence of the injured Sean O'Loughlin

7:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

James Graham will lead England in the opening match of the Four Nations Series against Samoa in Brisbane on Saturday after newly-appointed captain Sean O'Loughlin was ruled out through injury.

Experts to assist fan ownership

Dorset Echo: Helen Grant has stressed the importance of fans having a say in how their club is run

7:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Government is to set up a group of experts aimed at making it easier for fans to run football clubs.


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