Hoy backs Wiggins for Rio glory

Braintree and Witham Times: Sir Chris Hoy, pictured, is backing Sir Bradley Wiggins to add to his cycling CV on the road to Rio

10:26am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Sir Chris Hoy expects fellow knightrider Sir Bradley Wiggins to blaze a trail to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and return with a medal.

Dawson signs new Baggies deal

Braintree and Witham Times: Craig Dawson has signed a new contract with West Brom

8:29am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Craig Dawson has signed a new three-year deal with West Brom.

Collina hails new concussion rules

Braintree and Witham Times: Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after suffering a head injury against Everton in 2013

10:39am Tuesday 30th September 2014

UEFA referees' chief Pierluigi Collina says new concussion rules that come into force in the Champions League this week will clear up any doubts about when players are able to continue after suffering a head impact.

Garcia impressed by McGinley

Braintree and Witham Times: Sergio Garcia, right, praised the captaincy of Paul McGinley, left

7:21am Tuesday 30th September 2014

World number three Sergio Garcia intends to copy Paul McGinley's winning formula if he ever becomes Europe's Ryder Cup captain.

Sheridan calls time on career

Braintree and Witham Times: Former England and British and Irish Lions prop Andrew Sherdian has retired from rugby due to injury

9:17am Tuesday 30th September 2014

England international Andrew Sheridan has retired from rugby with immediate effect, his management company James Grant announced on Tuesday.

No crisis talks for Pardew

Braintree and Witham Times: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew's job is under no immediate threat

10:07am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew's job is under no immediate threat despite a winless start to the Barclays Premier League season.

Van Persie urges United to kick on

Braintree and Witham Times: Robin van Persie says confidence is rising at Old Trafford

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Robin van Persie believes Manchester United's formidable attacking force will instil fear into their rivals.

It's serious for Pardew

Braintree and Witham Times: Alan Pardew's Newcastle are second bottom in the Premier League

6:39am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will not quit but accepted his future in the job was uncertain and expects "serious" talks with club owner Mike Ashley after the Magpies' 1-0 loss at Stoke.

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