Chief Sports Reporter, Press Association, views entirely my own, gags probably stolen.

Lewis Hamilton remains Britain's richest sports star with £88m fortune — Lewis Hamilton's fortune has spiralled by £20m to £88m in the past year Wayne Rooney is now second in the Sunday Times Sport Rich List The Manchester United captain's fortune is up £12m to £72m F1 driver Jenson Button is £1m behind Rooney in third place Lewis Hamilton remains the richest sportsman in Britain with a fortune of £88million but Wayne Rooney has overtaken Jenson Button to be in second place in the 2015 Sunday Times Sport Rich List.

Hull City players will have salaries slashed if club are relegated, reveals Steve Bruce — Hull are currently 17th in the Premier League table with a difficult run-in Steve Bruce revealed that relegation would see players' salaries cut The Tigers face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday Steve Bruce has revealed that Hull players will have their salaries slashed by up to 50 per cent if they are relegated.

UEFA chief says they have no choice but to suspend Greece if government go through with proposed new law on football violence — The Greek government has proposed a new law which could see sporting events cancelled due to incidents of crowd violence in the country UEFA say that direct interference in football by government is not allowed Greece have been threatened with suspension unless they rescind laws The Greek government have refused to back down with the proposed law UEFA's general secretary Gianni Infantino has warned that there will be no choice but to suspend Greece from international football unless the country's government rescinds proposed new laws.

FIFA referees chief Jim Boyce says ban on Inverness's Josh Meekings for missed handball sets 'a dangerous precedent' — Josh Meekings was given a retrospective one-match ban for a handball The offence went unpunished in Inverness's Scottish Cup win over Celtic The ban, which is being appealed, would rule him out of the Cup final Jim Boyce said he was speaking in a personal capacity, not for FIFA FIFA's head of referees Jim Boyce has claimed a retrospective one-match ban imposed by Scottish FA for a handball by Inverness defender Josh Meekings is wrong and sets a dangerous precedent.

Pep Guardiola charged by Uefa for wearing T-shirt promoting justice campaign for dead journalist — Guardiola wore the T-shirt stating "Justica para Topo" at a press conference before the second leg of the Champions League match against Porto. It relates to a campaign, backed also by Lionel Messi, calling for an investigation into the death of journalist Topo Lopez in a car accident at the World Cup.

Champions League seedings change: Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City will all suffer next season — UEFA has confirmed a new seeding system which will see the champions of the seven biggest leagues in Europe named as top seeds along with the Champions League winner. Chelsea are 10 points clear in the Premier League race and look odds on to be title winners and be among the eight top seeds in the Champions League draw in August.

Manchester United set to be overtaken by Manchester City as the Premier League's biggest payers — United's wage bill for last season was £215.8million - the biggest in English football - but in the first six months of this season dropped by six per cent, mainly as a result of not paying Champions League bonuses. United's figures show wages for the six months ending December 31 were £98.1million compared to £104.6million for the same period last season.

Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham punching above their wage-bill weight - Tottenham on target — Saints are only ranked 16th in the top flight in terms of their wage bill - £55.2million - and yet are currently seventh in the Premier League. Chelsea are 10 points clear at the top of the table but are only the third-highest payers with a wage bill of £192.7million behind Manchester United (£215.8million) and Manchester City (£205million).

Southampton have the FOURTH lowest Premier League salary total despite being seventh.... but how does your club fare in the wages table? — Seventh-placed Southampton's wage bill for last season was £55.2million Third-placed Manchester United have the highest wage bill at £215.8m QPR's salary bill was almost twice what they earned in total last season Southampton are the club punching heaviest above their weight in the Premier League in terms of performance compared with wages paid to players while Chelsea are also over-achieving, latest figures have revealed.

Hein Verbruggen refuses to accept CIRC report verdict after criticism during Lance Armstrong doping scandal inquiry — Independent Commission for Reform in Cycling (CIRC) concluded that the UCI colluded with Lance Armstrong to cover up allegations Hein Verbruggen was criticised as events occurred under his leadership Verbruggen has revealed he is having the report analysed by lawyers Hein Verbruggen, the controversial former head of international cycling, says he will fight any attempt to remove him as honorary president of the UCI after being criticised by the inquiry into the Lance Armstrong doping scandal.
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Apr 24, 2015

The Sunday Times sport rich list comes out this weekend. "Are you on it." says Mrs Z. "Yep," say I. "Position 158,923."

Apr 24, 2015

Of all four CL semi - finalists Juve have best record at this stage: 7 wins 3 losses. Not been there for more than a decade though.

Apr 24, 2015

Bruce: "Everybody concerned takes a huge reduction in salary.. so that if we do get relegated the club doesn't fall into drastic times."

Apr 24, 2015

Steve Bruce reveals Hull players will take 40-50% wage cut if they get relegated this season.

Apr 23, 2015

Follows @stevescott_itv story with Jo Pavey + UK Anti-Doping saying some athletes using it as performance-enhancer + should be banned.

Apr 23, 2015

WADA president Sir Craig Reedie tells me he will raise the issue of thyroxine use by athletes with the organisation's director.

Apr 23, 2015

RT @owen_g: Congrats to Jordan Henderson for using the phrase "over the moon" without irony to describe his new deal.

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