Hamilton unfazed by double points

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Lewis Hamilton is determined not to feel negative about the looming double-points scenario at the final grand prix

8:38pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Lewis Hamilton is determined not to let the spectre of double points on offer in the final grand prix impact on his mindset over the final few weeks of the season.

Bianchi remains critical but stable

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Jules Bianchi's condition remains "critical but stable"

2:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi remains "critical but stable" in hospital following his horrific accident at the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5, his family said on Thursday.

Cole expects a fired-up Rooney

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Wayne Rooney has not played for Manchester United since being sent off against West Ham

3:22pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Andrew Cole expects Wayne Rooney to take out his pent-up frustration on Manchester City this weekend.

No Balotelli concerns for Rodgers

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, left, has no concerns over Mario Balotelli, right

3:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists he has "no concern" about Mario Balotelli and that the controversial Reds striker does not need any kind of protection from provocation.

Hayes keen to work in men's game

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Chelsea boss Emma Hayes is open to working in the men's game

4:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The only female manager in the Women's Super League top flight has revealed she would love to test herself in the men's professional game.

Relieved Williams halts Ronnie run

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Mark Williams, right, finally got the better of Ronnie O'Sullivan, left

5:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Mark Williams claimed his first victory over Ronnie O'Sullivan in a ranking event for 12 years at the International Championship in China.

Murray advances to seal London spot

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Andy Murray secured his place in London (AP)

7:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Andy Murray secured his place at next month's season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London with a highly impressive victory over Grigor Dimitrov in the third round of the BNP Paribas Masters.

Hart calm about City 'stumble'

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Joe Hart believes Manchester City can quickly snap out of their poor run of form

7:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart insists there is no need to panic about his side's form after their winless run was extended to three matches with defeat to Newcastle in the Capital One Cup.

Hoops to contest Tonev ban

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Celtic's Alexandar Tonev has been given a seven-game ban

7:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Celtic have backed Aleksandar Tonev after the winger was suspended for seven matches for using "offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature" against Aberdeen defender Shay Logan.

Smith upbeat over fitness

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Matty Smith says he will definitely play against Australia

12:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

England scrum-half Matty Smith insists he will be fully fit for Sunday's Four Nations clash with Australia and says his Wigan skipper Sean O'Loughlin is confident of lining up alongside him.

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