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Heather Watson diagnosed with glandular fever after Miami Open

Concern for weary Watson as British star is diagnosed with glandular fever

By
John Drayton

PUBLISHED:

16:04 GMT, 3 April 2013

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UPDATED:

16:51 GMT, 3 April 2013

Heather Watson has been diagnosed with glandular fever.

Blood tests after the Sony Open in Miami revealed traces of the virus and Watson, who is set to be overtaken by Laura Robson as British No 1 next week, has been told to rest and recover.

Watson, 20, is at the tail end of the illness and is not expected to miss any of the summer tournaments.

Virus: Blood tests after the Miami Open last week showed British No.1 Heather Watson had Glandular Fever

Virus: Blood tests after the Miami Open last week showed British No.1 Heather Watson had Glandular Fever

Speaking to the LTA, Watson said: 'I had to do some blood tests after Miami and the results have shown that I have traces of glandular fever (mono) in my system.

'There is no prescription for this other than complete rest but the good news is that the doctors have told me I am at the tail end of the fever.

'This means I have been trying to compete through the symptoms for some time.'

She continued: 'I have been struggling with both training and playing matches and felt so tired and exhausted for months but now that the doctors have found the cause of this, it explains everything that has been happening to me physically and mentally.

Slowed: Watson admitted to feeling 'burnt out' following her first round exit to Ayumi Morita in Miami

Slowed: Watson admitted to feeling 'burnt out' following her first round exit to Ayumi Morita in Miami

'I am actually relieved to know what is wrong so that I can get myself on the mend.

'I hope to recover as soon as possible by resting my body and getting lots of sleep. I already feel better from being at home for a week, and am looking forward to getting back on Tour soon.'

Watson crashed out to Alumina Morita in the first round in the Sony Open in Miami and admitted she was feeling 'burnt out.' She said she would take a break from tennis to recover, but changed her mind the following day.

Recovery: Watson, who will be replaced as British No.1 by Laura Robson next week, has been told to rest

Recovery: Watson, who will be replaced as British No.1 by Laura Robson next week, has been told to rest

Iain Bates, the LTA's head of women's tennis, said: 'First of all, get well soon, Heather, from the whole team.

'We all know she'll bounce back better than ever. Heather's focus will be on her recovery, and we will do whatever we can to support Heather and help that process.'

Paul Gascoigne back in Britain looking frail after a month in American rehab clinic

Gazza flies back for 'one last chance': England legend Gascoigne back in Britain looking frail after a month in rehab clinic

By
Emma Clark, Press Association

PUBLISHED:

05:20 GMT, 10 March 2013

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UPDATED:

05:20 GMT, 10 March 2013

Paul Gascoigne thought he was going to die during his latest stretch in rehab to beat alcohol addiction, it has been reported.

The ex-England and Newcastle player returned to Britain on Saturday after more than a month at the clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, during which he was treated in intensive care.

Doctors said it was the worst detox they had ever seen when the shock of giving up alcohol sent his body into seizure, Gascoigne told The Sun on Sunday.

Thin but sober: Paul Gascoigne arriving at his home yesterday looking frail

Thin but sober: Paul Gascoigne arriving at his home yesterday looking frail

He said: 'Three doctors didn't think I would make it.

'It has got to inspire me to never let this happen again.

'I've come through that – death. I was dead.'

He added: “I thought I was on my way out. I looked like a corpse. I was a total wreck.'

The 45-year-old said he woke up in
intensive care strapped to the bed to stop tubes from falling out of his
arms and was repeatedly injected.

Emotional: The footballer has admitted drinking binges have almost killed him in the past

Emotional: The footballer has admitted drinking binges have almost killed him in the past

Rehab: Gazza is understood to be heading back to Britain after a month in a clinic in Arizona

Rehab: Gazza is understood to be heading back to Britain after a month in a clinic in Arizona

Gascoigne, who also played for Lazio
and Tottenham, said he feels grateful to be alive and is determined to
stay away from alcohol.

His latest stint in rehab was
organised by talkSPORT presenter and former England cricketer Ronnie
Irani and Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans, a long-term friend of
Gascoigne.

The move came following a charity
appearance in Northampton during which the star appeared unwell and
shaking, before breaking down and sobbing on stage in front of a room
full of fans.

Glory days: Paul Gascoigne was one of the best football players of his generation

Glory days: Paul Gascoigne was one of the best football players of his generation

The world of football has shown its
concern at the latest troubled period in the life of Gascoigne, one of
England's most naturally gifted players ever.

Gascoigne, who has spoken about alcoholism problems in the past, was sectioned five years ago under the Mental Health Act.

Capital One Cup final 2013: Fabrice Muamba to present trophy to Wembley winners

Guest of honour Muamba will hand Capital One Cup to winners at Wembley, almost a year after he suffered a heart attack

PUBLISHED:

10:08 GMT, 23 February 2013

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UPDATED:

10:08 GMT, 23 February 2013

Fabrice Muamba will present the Capital One Cup to the winning captain in Sunday's Wembley final between Swansea and Bradford.

The retired 24-year-old will be the sponsor's guest of honour for the day and will also watch the game from the Royal Box, as well as being introduced to the squads before the game.

The former England Under-21 international was playing for Bolton in an FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham last March when he suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed.

Guest of honour: Fabrice Muamba will be in the Royal Box at Wembley to hand the trophy to the Capital One Cup winners

Guest of honour: Fabrice Muamba will be in the Royal Box at Wembley to hand the trophy to the Capital One Cup winners

The midfielder's heart stopped beating for 78 minutes but because of the prompt treatment he received on the pitch he defied the odds to survive and make an incredible recovery.

Although he hoped to resume his career, he was advised against it by doctors and retired from the sport in August.

Retired: Former Bolton star Muamba was forced to quit football after he suffered a heart attack on the pitch at Whit Hart Lane against Tottenham in the FA Cup last March

Retired: Former Bolton star Muamba was forced to quit football after he suffered a heart attack on the pitch at Whit Hart Lane against Tottenham in the FA Cup last March (below)

Retired: Former Bolton star Muamba was forced to quit football after he suffered a heart attack on the pitch at Whit Hart Lane against Tottenham in the FA Cup last March

Capital One will also be making a
donation to the Hearts and Goals campaign, which is involved with aiming
to raise awareness and give communities across the country access to
defibrillators, as well as CPR and defibrillator training.

Muamba, who is involved with the charity, said: 'It's been such an exciting tournament this year and it will be a great honour to be presenting the trophy to the winners. I know it will be a very special atmosphere on Sunday.'

Nicklas Bendtner Arsenal and Juventus striker undergoes successful surgery on thigh injury

On the comeback trail: Bendtner undergoes successful surgery on thigh injury but still out for two months

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UPDATED:

12:28 GMT, 18 December 2012

Bendtner leaving hospital after the surgery

Bendtner leaving hospital after the surgery

Juventus striker Nicklas Bendtner has undergone successful surgery on a thigh injury, the Serie A club have confirmed.

The on-loan Arsenal forward was treated in London by Arsenal consultant Ernest Schilders after suffering the injury in last week’s Coppa Italia meeting with Cagliari.

A statement on Juve’s official website confirmed that the 24-year-old has had the adductor longus tendon in his left thigh reinserted, with his prognosis and rehabilitation schedule to be verified with English doctors over the next few days.

Bendtner, who is likely to miss at least two months, has been a peripheral figure since joining the Italian champions on a season-long loan this summer.

Bendtner underwent successful surgery in London

Bendtner underwent successful surgery in London

Eric Abidal says he"s lucky to be alive after liver transplant

Barcelona defender Abidal says he's lucky to be alive after liver transplant operation

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UPDATED:

16:05 GMT, 14 December 2012

Barcelona defender Eric Abidal says he is lucky to be alive after undergoing a liver transplant and is battling to make a return to football.

The France left back was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2011 and went under the knife in March this year.

The 33-year-old also hopes to make a full return to football with Barcelona.

Lucky: Eric Abidal (right) underwent a liver transplant operation earlier this year

Lucky: Eric Abidal (right) underwent a liver transplant operation earlier this year

Abidal said: ‘The doctors tell me that it is not normal that I have lived. I will fight to play football again but if I cannot then it’s not a problem, I will continue with my family.’

Abidal received the XIII Prix Pyrenees prize for his perseverance and strength throughout his convalescence, and the defender thanked everyone for their support through this difficult period in his life.

He added: ‘I want to give thanks to everyone for this award. The year that has passed has been the most difficult of my life and I have fought so much.’

Where he belongs: The defender was pictured training with his team-mates this month

Where he belongs: The defender was pictured training with his team-mates this month

The Frenchman, who has been back training with his club, has won a number of honours with Barca, including three La Liga titles and two Champions League winners’ medals.

In touching scenes after Barcelona beat Manchester United in the 2011 Champions League final, Abidal’s team-mates tossed him in the air to celebrate his return to football after his original cancer diagnosis.

Rafael Nadal ready for Abu Dhabi return to tennis

Nadal ready to put six-month layoff behind him with return to court in Abu Dhabi

PUBLISHED:

22:30 GMT, 11 December 2012

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UPDATED:

22:30 GMT, 11 December 2012

Rafael Nadal will return to tennis in an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi this month after six months out with a knee injury.

'Can't wait to get back on court in Abu Dhabi,' Nadal said.

'I won the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in 2010 and 2011 – would love to get my hands on the trophy again this year!'

Welcome back: Rafael Nadal is set to return to action in Abu Dhabi

Welcome back: Rafael Nadal is set to return to action in Abu Dhabi

Nadal's latest comments contrast with an interview he gave last week, when he struck a far more cautious tone.

'I will only come back when I am fit. I won't come back worrying about my knee,' he told Spanish radio station Onda Cero.

'The results will not worry me in the first tournaments back.

'We are in the last stage of the
recovery and I want to recover as soon as possible but I will not rush
back and then have to stop again in six months or a year's time.'

'I have the goal of returning in Abu Dhabi but neither Abu Dhabi nor Australia are the end of the world for me.

He added: 'Miracles do not exist and I am unlikely to return and compete for the Australian Open.

'My recovery is going well. This past month I have taken an important step. I feel happy and the doctors are too.'

Downplayed: Nadal believes he will not be a title contender for the first few months of the season

Downplayed: Nadal believes he will not be a title contender for the first few months of the season

India v England: Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann join the spin doctors

Top Spin at the Test: Dynamic duo of Panesar and Swann join the spin doctors

By
Lawrence Booth

PUBLISHED:

21:24 GMT, 26 November 2012

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UPDATED:

21:24 GMT, 26 November 2012


Legend: England off-spinner Jim Laker

Legend: England off-spinner Jim Laker

English spinners took 19 wickets in a Test for the first time since 1958, when Jim Laker (11) and Tony Lock (eight) knocked over a poor New Zealand side for 67 and 109 at Headingley.

That pair were also responsible for the one game in which Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann’s Mumbai match haul of 19 for 323 has been bettered by English slow bowlers. At Old Trafford in 1956, Laker and Lock shared all 20 Australian wickets — or rather, Laker claimed 19 to Lock’s one.

Panesar’s the third man

Had umpire Aleem Dar not reprieved Pragyan Ojha when he edged Monty Panesar to leg slip on the final morning, Panesar would have returned the best match figures by an English spinner in a Test in Asia.

Instead, he had to settle for 11-210, which placed him third, behind fellow slow-left armers Nick Cook (11-83 v Pakistan at Karachi, 1983-84) and Hedley Verity (11-153 v India at Madras, 1933-34).

History boys

This was only the second time in 12 years that India have lost a Test at home after winning the toss and batting first — the grimace on Alastair Cook’s face when he called incorrectly on Friday morning was understandable.

In fact, they rarely lose at home at all: this was only their seventh defeat in 56 Tests in India since they went down to Steve Waugh’s Australians in Mumbai in March 2001.

Spin kings: Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar celebrate in the dressing room

Spin kings: Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar celebrate in the dressing room

Swann’s soaring to new heights

India’s captain MS Dhoni insisted that England’s spinners outbowled India’s principally because Monty Panesar was quicker through the air.
But where did that leave Graeme Swann

The off-spinner — who during the course of the match overtook John Snow to move into 13th on England’s all-time Test wicket-taking list — claimed eight for 113.

By contrast, India’s two offies, Ravichandran Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh, managed just four for 251 between them.

No 'I' in Team, Gautam

Gautam Gambhir raised a few eyebrows on the final morning when he appeared to place his desire to carry his bat — something only three Indians have ever managed — above the team needs.

Twice, Gambhir exposed his tail-end colleagues with a single off the first ball of an over, prompting Shane Warne, sitting in the commentary box, to tweet: ‘Surely Gambhir should not be taking singles I think as he has been in poor form he wants a not out !!!!! Team first please…..’

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Micah Richards to begin running again as Manchester City ace starts comeback

EXCLUSIVE: Richards to step up recovery from knee injury after doctors give City defender all-clear to start running again

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UPDATED:

18:27 GMT, 22 November 2012

Manchester City defender Micah Richards will next week start running for the first time since undergoing knee surgery.

The 24-year-old met with his surgeon last week for a routine three-week check up.

And the defender was given the all-clear to stop using his crutches and start applying weight to his injured right knee.

Healing: Manchester City defender Micah Richards is set to lose the crutches

Healing: Manchester City defender Micah Richards is set to lose the crutches

Richards has already made trips to the club’s Carrington training ground to complete post-surgery sessions before starting his main rehabilitation plan.

And Richards will start jogging from Wednesday as he starts on his long road to recovery.

It is hoped Richards will be back in contention for a first team return by January.

The news will come as a much-needed boost to manager Roberto Mancini who is still reeling from his side’s early Champions League exit.

Agony: Richards tore the miniscus in his right knee against Swansea in October

Agony: Richards tore the miniscus in his right knee against Swansea in October

Richards has been out since tearing the miniscus in his right knee during the 1-0 win against Swansea on October 27.

It was originally feared Richards could miss up to four months with the injury, but he is now on schedule for a much earlier return.

Luis Carreira dies ahead of Macau Grand Prix

Carreira dies ahead of Macau Grand Prix in latest tragedy to rock motorsport

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UPDATED:

13:09 GMT, 15 November 2012

Motorsport has been rocked by the death of another biker – Luis Carreira – ahead of the Macau Grand Prix.

The tragedy comes a year after MotoGP legend Marco Simoncelli died in a horrific crash at the race in Malaysia.

Superbikes Carreira, the 35-year-old Portuguese, crashed on Fisherman's Bend during qualifying today at the Guia circuit. No other riders were involved in the accident.

Tragedy: Luis Carreira died in qualifying at the Macau Grand Prix

Tragedy: Luis Carreira died in qualifying at the Macau Grand Prix

Race organisers said two doctors went to the rider's aid and he was then taken to a hospital but was declared dead about 20 minutes after arriving.

A statement from the Macau Grand Prix committee read: 'We regret to announce that Luis Filipe de Sousa Carreira, competitor No 33, from Portugal, in the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 46th edition, has succumbed to injuries sustained in a racing accident during the qualifying session this afternoon.

'No other rider was involved in the incident, which occurred at Fisherman’s Bend at 15.58. The qualifying session was immediately red flagged.

Death: Carreira died after being rushed to hospital

Death: Carreira died after being rushed to hospital

'The medical services, a fast intervention vehicle, fully equipped, and an ambulance with two doctors in attendance, which were located at the side of the accident immediately went to the rider’s aid, and as a result of the doctors’ diagnosis, Mr Carreira was immediately evacuated by ambulance to the Hospital, where he was admitted at 16.08.

'Continuous CPR was performed, however he succumbed to his injuries at 16.28.

'The Macau Grand Prix Committee has contacted the family and the members of the team, and the Committee expresses its sincere condolences.

'The qualifying session was abandoned at 16.30.'

Carreira raced for the Bennimoto Raider-Cetelem team.

Fabrice Muamba devastated after Owen Coyle sacked by Bolton

Muamba devastated after Coyle exits Bolton and urges successor to deliver promotion

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UPDATED:

12:35 GMT, 10 October 2012

Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has said he was 'devastated' to see Owen Coyle lose his job and believes whoever replaces him has to get the club promoted back to the Premier League.

The Trotters have struggled since relegation to the second tier and lie 18th after collecting a mere 11 points from 10 matches.

Such form saw Coyle sacked after nearly three years at the Reebok Stadium helm – a move Muamba was sad to see.

Sad times: Muamba has revealed his disappointment at Coyle's exit

Sad times: Muamba has revealed his disappointment at Coyle's exit

The midfielder was forced to retire from football after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Bolton in March, with Coyle praised for his support in the aftermath.

Doctors revealed that the 24-year-old's heart had stopped beating for 78 minutes, but he was eventually stabilised and went on to make a recovery which some described as 'miraculous'.

'Owen was very supportive to me and I am grateful for that,' Muamba said.

'If you look at the start of the season, the guys have not been playing particularly well and the results have not been up to the standards we thought with the players we've got in the team.

'I was obviously devastated to see he was going but I am sure the club and the chairman will bring someone in to get promoted because we need to get promoted.

'In football you make changes and sometimes that's good, sometimes it's bad. We just have to wait and see how the club react.

Life saver: Coyle was there for Muamba when he came close to losing his life last March

Life saver: Coyle was there for Muamba when he came close to losing his life last March

'Football is results game and you get paid and picked if you play well. If you don't, you get out the team. For players it is the same as a manager. You stay in the job as long as the boys are performing for the team.

'I can understand exactly where the club came from, but at the end of the day he did a great job for the club and I am grateful to him.'

Muamba was speaking at the Leaders in Football conference at Stamford Bridge, where he was presented with a Brazil shirt by Ronaldo.

He was coy when asked about his own future in the game and is just enjoying some time off.

'I have just been enjoying life, spending time with my family,' Muamba said.
'I am writing a book at the moment, which will hopefully be out in November.

'I have been travelling as well but I never watch much football because I get really frustrated. As a professional, you get frustrated not being involved.

'I have been spending time with family, friends and catching up with a lot of people. Doing things I wasn't able to do when I was playing. I have time to do it now.'

Asked about moving into management, he said: 'Regarding coaching, I'm too impatient. I would like to be involved in football in some shape or form.'