Avram Grant has promised Manchester United a fight to the very finish after his Chelsea side beat Newcastle to ensure the English Premier League title race will go right down to the wire. A hard-fought 2-0 win at St James's Park on Monday stretched Chelsea's impressive unbeaten league run to 20 games to set up a tense last day of the season on Sunday.
Croatia's Duje Draganja edged out home favourite Mark Foster to smash the world 50m freestyle best as records tumbled at the world short-course swimming championships in Manchester on Friday. Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry took the individual honours with her third title of the meet.
Kevin Keegan insists Premier League safety hasn't yet been secured despite watching rampant Newcastle United dismantle Tottenham Hotspur 4-1. Keegan's free-flowing side moved back into mid-table and nine points clear of trouble as they capitalised on a shambolic defensive display from the League Cup holders to run out emphatic winners.
The latest wonder striker from Emmanuel Adebayor was not enough for an under-strength Arsenal to claim all three points as Newcastle hit back to secure a 1-1 draw with the unbeaten Premier League leaders. Steven Taylor's second-half equaliser earned some valuable breathing space for the under-pressure Sam Allardyce.
Harry Redknapp fears the African Nations Cup could wreck Portsmouth's European ambitions after his side's impressive 4-1 victory over Newcastle strengthened their top four credentials. Redknapp acknowledged that Portsmouth's challenge will be affected more than most of their Premier League rivals by the tournament early next year.
Thierry Henry and Arsene Wenger joined forces to slam Sunderland as Arsenal left the Stadium of Light battered and bruised after cruising to a 3-0 Premiership victory. French under-19 international Abou Diaby is a major doubt for the Champions League final against Barcelona on May 17 after he was carried off and taken to hospital with a serious ankle injury.