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Ward one step closer to US Open

Dorset Echo: James Ward is one match away from appearing in the main draw at the US Open

6:21am Friday 22nd August 2014

James Ward defeated France's Vincent Millot to reach the final round of qualifying at the US Open.

Samaras signs for Baggies

Dorset Echo: Georgios Samaras left Celtic at the end of last season after six years at the club

11:28am Friday 22nd August 2014

West Brom have completed the signing of Greece international Georgios Samaras on a two-year deal.

Redknapp offers Gazza coaching work

Dorset Echo: Paul Gascoigne has been offered a route back in to football

12:08pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Harry Redknapp has offered an open invitation to Paul Gascoigne to help out with coaching his young players at QPR as he voiced his concern for the former England midfielder's health.

Hamilton on-song at Spa practice

Dorset Echo: Lewis Hamilton was easily the fastest in second practice ahead of Sunday's Belgian GP (AP)

3:22pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Lewis Hamilton produced a bruising practice performance that put even Formula One title rival and team-mate Nico Rosberg in the shade.

Farah puts troubles behind him

Dorset Echo: Mo Farah feels he is back to his best following his double European success

3:45pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Mo Farah already has one eye on next year's World Championships and the other on the 2016 Olympics as he looks to put his "toughest year" behind him.

Van Gaal silent on Welbeck future

Dorset Echo: Danny Welbeck's future at Manchester United is under intense speculation

4:26pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Louis van Gaal refused to comment on Danny Welbeck's future as speculation mounts the England striker is set to leave Manchester United.

Mackay: No excuse for my texts

Dorset Echo: An apologetic Malky Mackay says his discriminatory texts were 'unacceptable and inappropriate'

6:28pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Malky Mackay has apologised for the discriminatory text messages he sent during his time as manager of Cardiff.

Rodgers won't risk club harmony

Dorset Echo: Mario Balotelli looks to be heading for Liverpool

4:13pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has warned that no incoming player will be allowed to threaten the "fantastic environment" at the club as Mario Balotelli's proposed transfer to the Merseyside outfit apparently edges ever closer.

Cardiff call for Bevan to quit

Dorset Echo: The LMA's statement on Malky Mackay's text messages has come under intense scrutiny

3:39pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Cardiff have called for League Managers' Association chief executive Richard Bevan to resign after the Malky Mackay scandal descended into a day of apologies and accusations.

Injury woe for Adams

Dorset Echo: Nicola Adams is due to have a shoulder operation in the next two weeks

12:34pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Nicola Adams has been forced to withdraw from the Women's World Boxing Championships in South Korea in November due to injury.

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