Dons rewarded with Bradford clash

The Northern Echo: The MK Dons will take on Bradford

10:21pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Manchester United's conquerors the MK Dons were handed a favourable draw in the third round of the Capital One Cup with a home tie against fellow League One side Bradford.

McGinley will make late decision

The Northern Echo: Paul McGinley, pictured centre, with Des Smyth, left, and Sam Torrance, right, face tough decisions on Monday

4:42pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

European captain Paul McGinley will leave it to the last minute to decide on his Ryder Cup wild cards, admitting "something spectacular" could yet influence his decision.

Sharapova tested as Radwanska falls

The Northern Echo: Agnieszka Radwanska was dumped out of the US open by Shuai Peng (AP)

6:12pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Maria Sharapova survived an attritional battle against Romania's Alexandra Dulgheru to reach the third round of the US Open but Agnieszka Radwanska became the first major casualty.

Murray hopes to be in good health

The Northern Echo: Andy Murray sees the rest of his US Open campaign as a second chance

7:14pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Andy Murray will hope he can at last trust his body when he plays his second-round match against Matthias Bachinger at the US Open on Thursday.

Cook blasts so-called friend Swann

The Northern Echo: Alastair Cook saw his team beaten in Cardiff

8:17pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Alastair Cook numbers Graeme Swann as only a "so-called friend" after his former team-mate's assertion that England would be better off without his captaincy at the World Cup.

Sanchez sees Arsenal through

The Northern Echo: Alexis Sanchez, right, celebrates scoring the winner

9:47pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Arsenal scraped into the group stage of the Champions League on a night of high anxiety at the Emirates Stadium that saw Alexis Sanchez open his Gunners account.

Vincelot sends Villa out

The Northern Echo: Romain Vincelot's strike sent Aston Villa crashing out of the Capital One Cup

9:56pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Leyton Orient became the latest lower league team to inflict more cup misery on Aston Villa, winning 1-0 at Villa Park.

Black Cats finish strongly

The Northern Echo: Birmingham City's Clayton Donaldson (left) and Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson (right) battle for the ball during the Capital One Cup Second Round match at St Andrews, Birmingham.

10:14pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Sunderland's late show sent the Black Cats through in the Capital One Cup - and leave Birmingham fuming.

Stoke ease through against Pompey

The Northern Echo: Jonathan Walters, centre, bagged a brace for Stoke

10:14pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Forward Jonathan Walters scored twice and made a late third for Peter Crouch to ease Stoke into the third round of the Capital One Cup as on-loan Chelsea winger Victor Moses enjoyed a promising debut against Portsmouth at the Britannia Stadium.

Wenger calm despite Giroud blow

The Northern Echo: Arsenal's Olivier Giroud is facing a lengthy spell out

10:16pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Arsene Wenger is not intending to sign a replacement for injured striker Olivier Giroud - with Besiktas match-winner Alexis Sanchez proving he is more than capable of leading the line for the Gunners.

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