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Football: Chelsea hold out for Atletico stalemate in Madrid

Atletico Madrid and Chelsea will have it all to play for when they meet in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final in London next Wednesday after a 0-0 draw in the first leg at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday. Chances were far and few between as Chelsea set up to stifle the hosts with two late headers from Raul Garcia the closest Atletico came to breaking the deadlock. The English side did suffer two significant injuries, however, as both goalkeeper Petr Cech and captain John Terry were forced off ruling them out of the second leg.

Football: Leicester beat Bolton to win Championship

Leicester assured themselves of finishing top of the second tier Championship with a 1-0 win over Bolton on Tuesday. Leicester, who had already clinched promotion back to the Premier League for the first time since 2004 earlier this month, getting the crucial goal through midfielder Lloyd Dyer in the 62nd minute. Burnley will finish second and take the other automatic place in the Premier League. Elsewhere the tight race for the play-off places saw Reading move into sixth spot -- the final place for the play-offs -- as they beat Middlesbrough 2-0.

Football: Leicester beat Bolton to win Championship

Leicester assured themselves of finishing top of the second tier Championship with a 1-0 win over Bolton on Tuesday. Leicester, who had already clinched promotion back to the Premier League for the first time since 2004 earlier this month, getting the crucial goal through midfielder Lloyd Dyer in the 62nd minute. Burnley will finish second and take the other automatic place in the Premier League. Elsewhere the tight race for the play-off places saw Reading move into sixth spot -- the final place for the play-offs -- as they beat Middlesbrough 2-0.

Football: Chelsea hold out for Atletico stalemate in Madrid

Atletico Madrid and Chelsea will have it all to play for when they meet in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final in London next Wednesday after a 0-0 draw in the first leg at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday. Chances were far and few between as Chelsea set up to stifle the hosts with two late headers from Raul Garcia the closest Atletico came to breaking the deadlock.

Football: Sterling vows Liverpool will remain 'modest' in pursuit of title

Liverpool teenage sensation Raheem Sterling has promised the Merseysiders will maintain a "modest" outlook in pursuit of a first Premier League title. The Reds have been crowned champions of England 18 times but the last of those titles came in 1990 during the old First Division era. Leaders Liverpool moved five points clear of nearest challengers Chelsea, who they face at Anfield on Sunday, after a 3-2 win at Norwich on Saturday where Sterling scored two goals.

Football: Bony bags brace, first hat-trick for Diabate

Ivorian sharpshooter Wilfried Bony took his season goal tally from all competitions to 19 with a brace as Swansea defeated Newcastle 2-1 at the weekend. Bony gave the Swans breathing space in the fight against relegation after Nigerian Shola Ameobi had put the Magpies ahead in the English Premier League match. Malian Cheikh Diabate was the toast of Bordeaux, scoring his first hat-trick in a 5-2 drubbing of French Ligue 1 strugglers Guingamp. ENGLAND SAMUEL ETO'O (Chelsea)

Football: Suarez reaches historic 30-goal mark

Luis Suarez scored his 30th Premier League goal of the season at Norwich City on Sunday, becoming the first Liverpool player to achieve the feat since Ian Rush in 1987. The Uruguayan reached the milestone in the 11th minute at Carrow Road, converting a left-wing cross from Raheem Sterling to register his 12th goal in his last five appearances against Norwich. Suarez is now one goal short of the record goal tally for a 38-game Premier League season, which is jointly held by Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo. bur-thw/as

Football: Celtic held by late Sutton goal

John Sutton grabbed a stoppage time equaliser as Motherwell held Celtic to a dramatic 3-3 draw in a thriller at Fir Park. The home side had raced into an early lead when Efe Ambrose misjudged the flight of a lofted pass to let in Sutton to fire home a fifth minute opener. Kris Commons saw his 22nd minute penalty saved by Gunnar Nielsen before Zane Francis-Angol made it 2-0 when he poked past Fraser Forster in the 44th minute.

Football: Foxes on verge of clinching second tier title

Leicester City moved within touching distance of securing the Championship title after David Nugent fired the leaders to a 1-0 win over 10-man QPR on Saturday. Nigel Pearson's already-promoted side restored their seven-point lead over second-placed Burnley and now need just three more points from their last three games to go into the Premier League as champions of the second tier.

Football: Foxes on verge of clinching second tier title

Leicester City moved within touching distance of securing the Championship title after David Nugent fired the leaders to a 1-0 win over 10-man QPR on Saturday. Nigel Pearson's already-promoted side restored their seven-point lead over second-placed Burnley and now need just three more points from their last three games to go into the Premier League as champions of the second tier.
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