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Sturridge desperate to make Liverpool return LONDON: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge admits he is desperate to finally make his comeback this weekend after a five-month injury lay-off.Sturridge has not played since injuring his thigh on international duty with England in early September, having sustained a calf problem and a further thigh injury during the rehabilitation process.But the 25-year-old returned to training with the rest of the Liverpool squad this week and he is pushing Reds boss Brendan Rodgers to include him against West Ham at Anfield on Saturday."I've been champing at the bit," Sturridge told BBC Sport."I'm ready now -- it's been a long time coming, but I am happy with how everything has gone and I am looking forward to it. I won't hold back from anything."Despite Sturridge's obvious enthusiasm to get back in action, Rodgers said on Thursday that he would wait 24 hours before deciding if the England international will be involved in ...


Dubai Desert Classic first round scores DUBAÏ: Scores on Thursday after the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic (par 72):64 - Bernd Wiesberger (AUT)65 - Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL), Andy Sullivan (ENG), Lee Westwood (ENG), Peter Uihlein (USA)66 - Seve Benson (ENG), Stephen Gallacher (SCO), Marc Warren (SCO), Rory McIlroy (NIR), Anders Hansen (DEN), Maximilian Kieffer (GER), Hennie Otto (RSA)67 - Mikko Ilonen (FIN), Yang Y.E. (KOR), Martin Kaymer (GER), Jorge Campillo (ESP), Emiliano Grillo (ARG), Graeme McDowell (NIR), Danny Willett ...

Levante snap up Uche, Ramis on free transfers MADRID: La Liga strugglers Levante have boosted their survival hopes with the signings of former Nigerian international forward Kalu Uche and experienced defender Ivan Ramis on free transfers.Uche arrives back in Spain, where he previously enjoyed spells with Almeria and Espanyol, from Qatari club Al Rayyan.Meanwhile, Ramis returns to his homeland after a three-year spell with English Championship club Wigan Athletic.Both players have signed 18-month deals with the Valencian club.Levante currently sit in the relegation ...

Liverpool to make late call on Sturridge LONDON: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will decide on Friday whether striker Daniel Sturridge is ready to make his comeback after a five-month injury lay-off.Sturridge has not played since injuring his thigh on international duty with England in early September, having sustained a calf problem and a further thigh injury during the rehabilitation process.The 25-year-old returned to training with the rest of the squad this week, but Rodgers will wait until Friday before deciding if he ...

Wiesberger leads by one in Dubai as McIlroy lurks DUBAI: Austrian Bernd Wiesberger emerged the sole leader at Omega Dubai Desert Classic after Thursday's first round featuring a deluge of birdies at the Emirates Golf Club Thursday.The 29-year-old Wiesberger appeared to be struggling on the greens as he did not make a single birdie in his first five holes, but warmed up his putter nicely, needing just 25 putts to complete a round of eight-under par 64.It kept him one ahead of American Peter ...

Kagawa poised for Dortmund at Leverkusen BERLIN: Japan's Shinji Kagawa is poised to start for Bundesliga strugglers Borussia Dortmund at fellow Champions League side Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday with his side bidding to escape the relegation places.Dortmund arrive at Leverkusen's BayArena second from bottom of the Bundesliga after losing 10 of their 17 matches and the 2013 Champions League finalists face a fight to stay in the top flight.Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has Germany winger Marco Reus and Armenia's Heinrikh Mkhitaryan ...

Italian Pelucchi wins on opening day in Mallorca MADRID: Italy's Matteo Pelucchi won the Trofeo Santanyi-Ses Salinas-Campos on the first day of the four-race Playa de Palma Challenge on Thursday.The IAM Cycling rider edged out compatriot Elia Viviani and Spain's Jose Joaquin Rojas in a sprint finish to the line of the 175.5-kilometre ride from Santanyi to Campos.France's highly-fancied Nacer Bouhanni was back in fourth with British rider Ben Swift in seventh.Friday's 149km stage takes the riders from Andratx to Mirador d'Es Colomer.Copyright ...


 



 
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