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Frank Lampard and John Terry post Christmas present picture and Chelsea players record video messages

Blue Christmas: Terry posts picture of him and Lampard having a whale of a time

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UPDATED:

12:15 GMT, 25 December 2012

Chelsea captain John Terry was clearly in the Christmas spirit as he posted this picture of himself and Frank Lampard on his Instagram account.

The mocked up pic shows Terry having the time of his life with a Scalextric set and Lampard enjoying himself on a child's tricycle.

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Top Crimbo: John Terry and Frank Lampard play with toys in this mocked up picture the Chelsea skipper posted

Top Crimbo: John Terry and Frank Lampard play with toys in this mocked up picture the Chelsea skipper posted

Although these would be fine Christmas gifts for anybody, Chelsea fans would rather Lampard was presented with a new contract.

He scored a cracker against Aston Villa from outside the box in Chelsea's 8-0 triumph on Sunday night.

Chants of 'sign him up' and 'Super Frankie Lampard' reverberated around the stadium as the fans made their point to Rafael Benitez and Roman Abramovich.

Other Chelsea players also got in the Christmas spirit by recording some short messages for this video below.

Season's greetings: Ashley Cole and David Luiz (below)

Season's greetings: Ashley Cole and David Luiz (below)

David Luiz

Oscar, Oriol Romeu, Cesar Azpilicueta, Petr Cech, Ashley Cole, Gary Cahill, Juan Mata, David Luiz and Terry all offered their supporters season's greetings.

Luiz had to tell his rowdy team-mates to 'shut up' as they were making too much noise while he recorded his segment.

Fan favourites: Juan Mata and Petr Cech (below) wished the supporters good tidings

Fan favourites: Juan Mata and Petr Cech (below) wished the supporters good tidings

Petr Cech

Players also took to Twitter as well to pass on their messages.

Victor Moses said: 'Merry Christmas everyone have a lovely day', while Ashley Cole added: 'Merry Christmas people have a lovely day and make sure you drink lots of wine and beer #enjoy'.

Heather Watson becomes the first woman since Sara Gomer to win on women"s tour

24 years on: Where is Sara Gomer, Britain's last female winner on tour

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UPDATED:

21:37 GMT, 14 October 2012

Sara Gomer emerged from her self-imposed exile from the tennis world to express pleasure that her 24-year status as the last British woman to win a tour event had ended.

Now a 48-year-old housewife in Bishop’s Stortford, the winner of the 1988 tournament in Aptos, Northern California, has no involvement with the professional game other than following it casually in the media.

‘I’ve never met Heather but I saw her play down at Wimbledon this summer, she’s certainly a great mover, I like her game and Laura Robson’s,’ said Gomer, the mother of three children aged between 12 and 17.

Long time coming: Sara Gomer was the last British female to win on the tour

Long time coming: Sara Gomer was the last British female to win on the tour

She retired from the sport in 1992 with Aptos as her only tour title, which helped propel her to a career-high world ranking of 46 later that year.

A towering 6ft 3in left-hander from Torquay with a good serve and excellent feel, she also reached the second round of Wimbledon five times.

Her best Grand Slam showing was the third round of the US Open in 1991 but the following year, after playing in the Barcelona Olympics, she retired from the professional game and never went back in any capacity.

Sealed with a kiss: Heather Watson celebrates winning the Japan Women's Open

Sealed with a kiss: Heather Watson celebrates winning the Japan Women's Open

‘I still play a social game once a week and enjoy watching it on TV but that’s it,’ she said.

‘I spend my more time around rugby as my boys play it. I’ve got great memories of Aptos — I lodged with a lovely family there and simply played better that week than I usually did.’

Euro 2012: Ian Ladyman"s diary: Fred the ferret gets his predictions right

Ian Ladyman's Euro diary: Right said Fred… ferret gets predictions right

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22:35 GMT, 10 June 2012

Remember Paul the octopus who managed to predict so many correct results during the last World Cup Meet Fred, a ferret from Kharkiv, who has a record of three out of four prior to Sunday night’s games. So his owners say anyway, and who are we to argue

Spot on: Ferret Fred was on the money with three of his predictions

Spot on: Ferret Fred was on the money with three of his predictions

A big thumbs up for…

The local girls holding up signs in Poznan’s Old Town square on Sunday saying: ‘Hug Me’. A nice gesture but, after being swamped by hundreds of Irish, Poles and Czechs within seconds, I fear they may not be back.

A big thumbs down for…

The manager of my (lovely) hotel in Kiev for providing me with an advert for ‘Finding a wife in Ukraine’ as part of my welcome pack. Honestly, a room service menu really would have been enough.

From one Roy to another…

Still going after all these years, the Roy of the Rovers comic strip is now available on digital platforms and publishers Egmont UK have produced some special images of the football icon backing his namesake Roy Hodgson on Monday.

Backing the manager: Roy Race sends a message to Roy Hodgson

Backing the manager: Roy Race sends a message to Roy Hodgson

You're the one, Johan

Such is Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s standing in Sweden, the 30-year-old Milan striker is said to have a major influence on coach Erik Hamren’s team selection. Today against Ukraine the duo have apparently selected former Bolton striker Johan Elmander to start up front with the enigmatic Ibrahimovic. No pressure there, then Johan. Just remember who picked you.

Picked by the top man: Johan Elmander has apparently been picked by Zlatan Ibrahimovic to play

Picked by the top man: Johan Elmander has apparently been picked by Zlatan Ibrahimovic to play

Rio who

Mr Ferdinand may be persona non grata with team England but bookmakers Blue Square are offering odds on how many times commentator Clive Tyldesley mentions the absent defender’s name during the game against France.

Play of the day

They may have taken a while to get going, but Spain’s equalising goal yesterday — Iniesta to Silva to Fabregas — was a thing of beauty. Spain have had a quiet build-up but they remain, well, the best team on the planet.

Taking their time: Spain's goal by Cesc Fabregas was a thing of beauty

Taking their time: Spain's goal by Cesc Fabregas was a thing of beauty

Quote of the day

‘When it comes…then it can leave.’ An honest reply from the lady at the Warsaw airport boarding gate when asked what time my delayed flight to Kiev would get off the ground on Sunday.

Luis Suarez staying at Liverpool

Forget PSG, I'm staying at Liverpool, vows striker Suarez

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UPDATED:

05:44 GMT, 16 April 2012

Luis Suarez fully expects to be at Liverpool next season.

The Uruguayan scored the equaliser in the Reds' 2-1 FA Cup semi-final victory over Everton on Saturday, a rare high point in what has been a difficult season for the 25-year-old.

Jumping for joy: Suarez scored in the FA Cup win over Everton on Saturday

Jumping for joy: Suarez scored in the FA Cup win over Everton on Saturday

In the wake of the eight-match ban given for racial abuse directed Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, Suarez has been linked with a move away from Anfield, with Paris St Germain among those interested.

But, in comments quoted by The Daily Telegraph, Suarez said: 'I will continue at Liverpool. It is obvious I will continue.

Paying his respects: Suarez was among the Liverpool squad who attended a memorial service held to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster on Sunday

Paying his respects: Suarez was among the Liverpool squad who attended a memorial service held to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster

'I have four years left on my contract and I am very happy and content to be here and I hope good things continue.'

Suarez also said he had moved on from the Evra incident.

He added: 'I am over that. Obviously the important thing was the support from all the people and there is no need to talk about that as it is already in the past.'

On target: Suarez scores past Tim Howard on Saturday

On target: Suarez scores past Tim Howard on Saturday

Meanwhile, chairman Tom Werner hinted he would be at Wembley for the final against Chelsea in May.

Werner and principal owner John W Henry missed the semi-final as they were back in America attending the Boston Red Sox's first home game of the season.

Werner told www.nesn.com: 'The team showed a lot of character, and we dominated the second half.

'Suarez and Carroll's goals were both brilliant, and Wembley will be a lovely place to visit in May.'