LIVERPOOL win a thrilling penalty shootout 14-13 against Middlesbrough while Arsenal are knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Southampton.

    EURO BEAT: Cristiano Ronaldo scores his second hat-trick in four days, Fernando Torres gets his first AC Milan goal and Bayern rack up a big score.

    NO LONGER being guaranteed the plum rides at Godolphin was the key reason jockey Kerrin McEvoy walked away from one of the greatest jobs in racing.

    RAFAEL Nadal’s coach has sparked a sexism row after criticising the appointment of a woman as the captain of Spain’s Davis Cup team.

    TOP seed Serena Williams retired ill during her first set at China’s Wuhan Open — but Australia’s Casey Dellacqua continued her terrific form.