Wigan put in giant performance

Halstead Gazette: Josh Charnley among the tries for Wigan

10:08pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Wigan are 80 minutes away from another Grand Final after justifying their tag of firm title favourites in a hopelessly one-sided play-off tie against Huddersfield.

"Good chance" of final - Dyke

Halstead Gazette: FA Chairman Greg Dyke, pictured, hopes Wembley will be awarded the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020

10:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke claims Wembley has a "good chance" of being chosen to host the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020 - the first time England will have succeeded in a bid for a major men's football tournament for more than 20 years.

Cup to go ahead regardless

Halstead Gazette: European bosses are still seeking sponsors for the successor to the Heineken Cup

8:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The inaugural Champions Cup will kick off next month without all its major sponsors in place, one of the new European competition's key architects has admitted.

Murray reaffirms GB commitment

Halstead Gazette: Andy Murray remains committed to Great Britain's Davis Cup team

7:53pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Andy Murray has confirmed he will play for Great Britain in the Davis Cup match against the United States next March whatever the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum.

R&A vote receives acclaim

Halstead Gazette: Club secretary Peter Dawson confirmed on Thursday that the R&A is now a mixed membership club

6:56pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The decision of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews to vote in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history met with universal approval on Thursday.

Ryder Cup skippers outline hopes

Halstead Gazette: Paul McGinley, right, and Tom Watson, left, are dreaming of very different outcomes at next week's Ryder Cup

6:38am Thursday 18th September 2014

Rival captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson have outlined their visions for next week's Ryder Cup - and unsurprisingly they are completely different.

Dyke to return "gift" watch

Halstead Gazette: Greg Dyke insists he had no idea of the value of the gift watch

2:32pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has confirmed he was given a £16,400 watch by the Brazilian FA during the World Cup but had no idea of its value and will return the gift.

Celtic earn thrilling draw

Halstead Gazette: Scott Brown celebrates after scoring Celtic's second goal (AP)

8:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Celtic twice surrendered the lead to draw 2-2 with Salzburg in their thrilling Europa League Group D opener in Austria.

Stalemate for Spurs

Halstead Gazette: Aaron Lennon, right, and Partizan Belgrade's Lazar Cirkovic battle for the ball (AP)

8:21pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Tottenham held firm in intimidating conditions to kick off the Europa League group stage with a hard-fought, goalless draw at Partizan Belgrade.

Toffees off to winning start

Halstead Gazette: Everton's Seamus Coleman, right, celebrates scoring his side's second goal with Leighton Baines

10:27pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Everton made a successful return to European football with a 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park.

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