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Hendon’s Sam Murphy believes his days playing Futsal for England have given him the edge over his Ryman League rivals.

Christian Eriksen scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane last night to secure a 3-2 aggregate victory in the semi-final of the Capital One Cup. Pic: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Tottenham hero Christian Eriksen says the 5-3 victory over Chelsea on New Year’s Day banished Spurs’ fears about facing the top teams after his dramatic late strike secured a League Cup final against the Blues at Wembley.

Camden Swiss Cottage’s new head coach Matt Heathcock

Swimmers from Camden Swiss Cottage welcomed their new head coach Matt Heathcock with some impressive racing at the first two weekends of the Middlesex County age group and youth competition held at Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre.

Saracens' South African captain Alistair Hargreaves

Saracens welcome South African franchise the Blue Bulls to Allianz Park on Saturday for another northern hemisphere vs southern hemisphere clash in north London.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring from a free kick.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Tottenham will face Chelsea in the League Cup final – a replay of their last trophy triumph in 2008 – after overcoming a big scare to progress past Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Emmanuel Adebayor (left) captained Tottenham against Sheffield United in last week's first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final

Tottenham blogger Sarah Bassett urges her fellow Spurs fans to stop booing Emmanuel Adebayor and get behind him for the good of the team, ahead of tonight’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane.

From left: Highgate Harriers’ Ben Noad, Brahma Pochee, Murray Strain, Jon Laybourn and Robert Wilson won bronze medals at the South of England Cross-Country Championships at Stanmer Park in Brighton. Pic: Dieter Perry

Jon Laybourn stormed to his best ever cross-country finish as Highgate Harriers’ men came third at the South of England Championships in Brighton on Saturday.

Tottenham's Michel Vorm. Picture: PA Wire

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino insists he will have no hesitation in naming goalkeeper Michel Vorm in his starting line-up for Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Sheffield United.

Pete Wood scored twice for Hampstead but it wasn't enough. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead were left rueing missed opportunities as they lost 29-20 to a hardworking HAC team in a game that could have gone either way in London North-West Division Two.

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Hendon’s Sam Murphy believes his days playing Futsal for England have given him the edge over his Ryman League rivals.

Christian Eriksen scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane last night to secure a 3-2 aggregate victory in the semi-final of the Capital One Cup. Pic: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Tottenham hero Christian Eriksen says the 5-3 victory over Chelsea on New Year’s Day banished Spurs’ fears about facing the top teams after his dramatic late strike secured a League Cup final against the Blues at Wembley.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring from a free kick.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Tottenham will face Chelsea in the League Cup final – a replay of their last trophy triumph in 2008 – after overcoming a big scare to progress past Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Yesterday, 12:28
Emmanuel Adebayor (left) captained Tottenham against Sheffield United in last week's first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final

Tottenham blogger Sarah Bassett urges her fellow Spurs fans to stop booing Emmanuel Adebayor and get behind him for the good of the team, ahead of tonight’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane.

Tue, 13:31
Tottenham's Michel Vorm. Picture: PA Wire

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino insists he will have no hesitation in naming goalkeeper Michel Vorm in his starting line-up for Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Sheffield United.

Cricket

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

England captain Matt Dean says his team have learned a great deal from their experience at the Blind World Cup despite defeat in the semi-finals.

Monday, November 10, 2014
Adam Voges in ODI action for Australia

Middlesex are closing in on another two new signings after persuading Australian batsman Adam Voges to return to Lord’s as their new four-day captain.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Ben Scott bats for Hampstead in the Middlesex County Cricket League. Pic: Max Flego

Hampstead CC’s former Middlesex wicketkeeper Ben Scott has been included in the MCC squad to tour Japan during the next 10 days.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Roy Keane during a book launch at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood is preparing to host its second Sports Writing Festival from Thursday October 23 to Sunday October 26.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
England visually impaired captain Matt Dean

London Metro cricketer Matt Dean is aiming for glory when he leads England’s visually impaired side to South Africa for the Blind World Cup next month.

Rugby

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Saracens welcome South African franchise the Blue Bulls to Allianz Park on Saturday for another northern hemisphere vs southern hemisphere clash in north London.

Tue, 13:22
Pete Wood scored twice for Hampstead but it wasn't enough. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead were left rueing missed opportunities as they lost 29-20 to a hardworking HAC team in a game that could have gone either way in London North-West Division Two.

Tue, 12:47
Dave O'Dwyer (centre) scored the decisive winning try against Hackney. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Captain Dave O’Dwyer scored a winning try with the last play of the match as UCS Old Boys came from behind to earn a dramatic 8-5 victory over Hackney in the Middlesex Cup.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Chris Wyles (right) kicks though to set up Saracens' second try against Munster as he is tackled by Simon Zebo. Pic: Matthew Impey/Wiredphotos.co.uk

Saracens head to France on Sunday knowing a victory will secure a place in the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup, but the size of the task is not lost on Chris Wyles.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Saracens' Maro Itoje is tackled by Harlequins' George Lowe

Saracens’ Maro Itoje is “ecstatic” with his England Saxons call-up, after the lock forward was included in the 24-man squad for the upcoming game against the Irish Wolfhounds on January 30.

Other Sport

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Swimmers from Camden Swiss Cottage welcomed their new head coach Matt Heathcock with some impressive racing at the first two weekends of the Middlesex County age group and youth competition held at Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre.

Tue, 21:48
From left: Highgate Harriers’ Ben Noad, Brahma Pochee, Murray Strain, Jon Laybourn and Robert Wilson won bronze medals at the South of England Cross-Country Championships at Stanmer Park in Brighton. Pic: Dieter Perry

Jon Laybourn stormed to his best ever cross-country finish as Highgate Harriers’ men came third at the South of England Championships in Brighton on Saturday.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Mirelle Geervliet (left) in action for Highbury Korfball Club. Pic: Richard Hayward

Highbury Korfball Club threw away a commanding half-time lead and slipped to an 18-15 defeat at home against Bearstead, which ends the Swiss Cottage-based side’s hopes of promotion this season.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
James Ward

Camden’s James Ward left the Australian Open with his head held high, despite exiting in the first round after losing to the Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
From left: Highgates Robel Bahelbi, Ben Noad and Shaun Dixon are quickly off the start line. Pic: Dieter Perry

Highgate Harriers’ men are on course to win the Metropolitan League for the third year in a row, topping the table after the penultimate race on Saturday.

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