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Football: Paths to the League Cup final

Manchester City and Sunderland meet in the League Cup final on Sunday. Here we chart the teams' respective roads to Wembley: Manchester City 3rd rd, v Wigan Athletic (H) 5-0 (Dzeko, Jovetic 2, Toure, Navas) 4th rd, v Newcastle United (A) 2-0 aet (Negredo, Dzeko) Quarter-final, v Leicester City (A) 3-1 (Kolarov, Dzeko 2) Semi-final 1st leg, v West Ham United (H) 6-0 (Negredo 3, Toure, Dzeko 2) Semi-final 2nd leg, v West Ham United (A) 3-0 (Negredo 2, Aguero) Sunderland

Football: West Brom hold West Ham in six-goal thriller

Relegation rivals West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion played out a richly entertaining 3-3 draw at Upton Park on Saturday as the Premier League's jam-packed festive schedule continued. West Ham led twice, first through Joe Cole, and then Kevin Nolan, but on each occasion they were pegged back by the visitors, who remain without a permanent head coach following the sacking of Steve Clarke.

Football: West Ham must pay off debts before Olympic move - Brady

West Ham vice-chairwoman Karren Brady has revealed the Premier League club will have to pay off all their bank debt before their move to the Olympic Stadium. The Hammers have debts of £70 million, half of that bank debt secured on their Upton Park stadium, and that has to be cleared when the ground is sold ahead of the move to the Olympic Stadium in 2016. Brady, giving evidence to the House of Lords committee on Olympic and Paralympic legacy on Wednesday, also insisted that the club was not getting the stadium on the cheap and that the deal was good value to the tax-payer.

Football: Kiwi Reid extends West Ham contract

West Ham United's New Zealand international defender Winston Reid has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2015, the Premier League side announced on Tuesday. The 24-year-old has played in 33 of West Ham's 35 league games to date this season, forming an impressive partnership with Welshman James Collins at centre-back. "I've really enjoyed being here," Reid told the club's official website. "I think I have played some good football over the last two years, but that goes for the whole team as well. Hopefully we can continue that."

Olympics: West Ham to move to Olympic Stadium - report

West Ham United football club are to become the main tenants of London's Olympic Stadium, the BBC reported on Friday ahead of an official announcement expected later in the day. The long-term future of the £429 million ($648-million, 503-million-euro) venue in Stratford, east London, was supposed to have been decided before last year's Games but a series of legal challenges have led to a drawn-out process.

West Ham move secures Olympic Stadium's status

By Keith Weir LONDON (Reuters) - Football club West Ham United will move into the Olympic Stadium from 2016 thanks to a deal on Friday that makes the venue a lasting part of London's sporting scene but drew criticism over the cost to taxpayers. The agreement should settle a long-running saga over the future of the stadium, built with 430 million pounds of public money and the centrepiece of last summer's London Games.

Olympics: Leyton Orient launch Olympic Stadium legal fight

Leyton Orient have started a legal fight against the decision to allow fellow football club West Ham United to move into the Olympic Stadium, it was announced Wednesday. Orient, who play in England's third tier League One, are geographically the nearest football club to the Olympic Stadium, which is in the east London borough of Stratford, and have long been concerned about the potential impact of Premier League West Ham moving to the site from their existing Upton Park ground.
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