Ireland captain William Porterfield on his way to an unbeaten 56  in the seven-wicket victory over Namibia at the ICC  World Twenty20 Qualifier at Stormont in  Belfast. Photograph:  William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

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Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

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Australia’s captain Mile Jedinak lifts the Asian Cup. (Photograph: Reuters/ Jason Reed)

An extra-time winner from James Troisi lifted Australia to a dramatic win over South Korea and a landmark Asian Cup victory.The match proved to be a t(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

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Australia’s Tim Cahill fires home a left-footed volley in the World Cup Group B clash against the Netherlands at  Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

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