general sport news
BBC Sport's Robbie Savage believes Premier League strugglers Aston Villa could benefit from a loan deal with Liverpool's out-of-favour veteran defender Jamie Carragher.
After the one-day series loss in India, ex-England captain Alec Stewart highlights where England must improve in New Zealand
Wales admit they face a tough selection choice over whether to pick James Hook or Dan Biggar at fly-half against Ireland on Saturday.
Manager Michael Laudrup refuses to be drawn on the future of striker Danny Graham following Swansea City's 0-0 draw at Sunderland.
Chief football writer Phil McNulty watches Newcastle's imports shine on a night when Aston Villa's troubles increased
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis says the club are close to completing a deal for United States international Brek Shea.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis says his side need to "get back to basics" after they threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Wigan.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, speaking after City's goalless draw at QPR, expects Mario Balotelli's deal with AC Milan to be completed on Wednesday.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez says his side are "catching up" after moving out of the Premier League relegation zone with a draw at Stoke.
Goals from Chris Dagnall and Jason Scotland hand relegation-threatened Barnsley victory over Millwall in the Championship.
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp says the club needs to bring in new players before the January transfer window closes.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says the second-half effort was "too little, too late" after losing 2-1 at home to Newcastle.
Swansea boss Michael Laudrup is pleased his players did not let their performance drop after reaching the Carling Cup Final last week.
Sunderland and Swansea take a point apiece in a Premier League game of few chances at the Stadium of Light.