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Eric Dier admits it has been a steep learning curve in the Premier League and that he has made mistakes – but the 20-year-old is thrilled to have been so heavily involved for Tottenham since his arrival.

Jan Vertonghen (right) in action against Brighton at White Hart Lane last night

Lifting the Capital One Cup could be the key to unlocking Tottenham’s potential, giving them a winning mentality and providing the spark that takes the club on to bigger things, according to Jan Vertonghen.

Nils Mordt in action for Saracens. Pic by Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Nils Mordt is looking forward to taking to the field with Saracens’ young stars as they kick off their LV= Cup campaign with a London derby against Harlequins on Sunday.

The jubilant Highgate Harriers squad

Highgate Harriers swept the board with a devastating display at the North of Thames cross-country championships in Kingsbury on Saturday.

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.

Erik Lamela celebrates after putting Tottenham ahead at White Hart Lane

Erik Lamela came off the bench at half-time and got the crucial breakthrough nine minutes later as Tottenham earned a 2-0 home win over Brighton and advanced to the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.

Hendon boss Gary McCann. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

Hendon boss Gary McCann is hopeful that one day the Greens will be able to build a fanbase like Dulwich Hamlet.

Highbury Korfball Club captain Moses Hutchinson-Pascal (right). Pic: Richard Hayward

Captain Moses Hutchinson-Pascal struck seven goals as Swiss Cottage-based Highbury Korfball Club cruised to a comfortable 19-9 home win over Mitcham.

Mauricio Pochettino. Pic: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Tottenham blogger Henry Tribe believes Spurs fans should be patient with Mauricio Pochettino, despite the disappointing start to the Premier League campaign.

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Eric Dier admits it has been a steep learning curve in the Premier League and that he has made mistakes – but the 20-year-old is thrilled to have been so heavily involved for Tottenham since his arrival.

Jan Vertonghen (right) in action against Brighton at White Hart Lane last night

Lifting the Capital One Cup could be the key to unlocking Tottenham’s potential, giving them a winning mentality and providing the spark that takes the club on to bigger things, according to Jan Vertonghen.

Erik Lamela celebrates after putting Tottenham ahead at White Hart Lane

Erik Lamela came off the bench at half-time and got the crucial breakthrough nine minutes later as Tottenham earned a 2-0 home win over Brighton and advanced to the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.

Wed, 16:29
Hendon boss Gary McCann. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

Hendon boss Gary McCann is hopeful that one day the Greens will be able to build a fanbase like Dulwich Hamlet.

Wed, 12:00
Mauricio Pochettino. Pic: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Tottenham blogger Henry Tribe believes Spurs fans should be patient with Mauricio Pochettino, despite the disappointing start to the Premier League campaign.

Cricket

Yesterday, 08:00

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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The team captained by Jason Gallian beat Dean Headley's team in the final as South Hampstead Cricket Club hosted their annual charity day

A sunny September day on Sunday provided the perfect backdrop for the annual Paul Daisley Trust charity cricket tournament at South Hampstead Cricket Club.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Chris Rogers seems to save his very best performances for when we’re in real trouble – and Taunton last week was a classic example.

Rugby

Yesterday, 09:00

Nils Mordt is looking forward to taking to the field with Saracens’ young stars as they kick off their LV= Cup campaign with a London derby against Harlequins on Sunday.

Tue, 12:36
Hampstead's Christos Cardulious scored two second-half tries to turn the game around. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead coach Peter Breen praised his side’s steel and determination as a patched-up team overturned a 14-point half-time deficit to triumph 27-24 at St Albans in London Division Two North-West.

Tue, 11:17
Dylan Oudshoorn in action for UCS Old Boys. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys RFC

UCS Old Boys lost a 12-point lead in the final five minutes as an unlikely 14-12 home defeat left them contemplating three losses in a row in London North-West Division Three.

Mon, 16:50
Rob Hooper scored a late fourth try for Belsize Park, giving them a bonus point. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Rob Hooper scored a fourth try for Belsize Park in the last minute to secure a bonus point in a 24-10 home win over Old Streetonians and extend their lead at the top of London North-West Division Three.

Mon, 15:53
Hendon's try-scorer Cian Hynes. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon produced their best performance of the season so far as they bounced back from last week’s defeat at West London to record a fourth victory from their opening five league games.

Other Sport

Yesterday, 08:30

Highgate Harriers swept the board with a devastating display at the North of Thames cross-country championships in Kingsbury on Saturday.

Wed, 15:55
Highbury Korfball Club captain Moses Hutchinson-Pascal (right). Pic: Richard Hayward

Captain Moses Hutchinson-Pascal struck seven goals as Swiss Cottage-based Highbury Korfball Club cruised to a comfortable 19-9 home win over Mitcham.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Hall School sent six teams and 22 boys to the British Independent Schools ski race at the Hemel Hempstead ski dome

The Hall School enjoyed a fine performance in the British Independent Schools ski races at the Hemel Hempstead snow dome, entering three teams who all competed strongly.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Hampstead's players (in blue and white) are despondent as East Grinstead players celebrate at Padidngton Recreation Ground. Pic: Steph Kalber

Hampstead & Westminster conceded three goals in four second-half minutes as they suffered a 6-3 home defeat against unbeaten East Grinstead in the men’s Premier Division on Sunday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Moses Hutchinson-Pascal (left). Pic: Richard Hayward

Captain Moses Hutchinson-Pascal scored a last-minute equaliser as Highbury came from behind three times in the closing stages to secure a 19-19 draw with Croydon in their opening fixture of the England Korfball Promotion Division.

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