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By John Hill on November 23, 2009 1:26 PM |

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FF-jun18-Murray.jpgAndy Murray got off to a flying start in his bid to win the ATP World Tour Finals at The O2.

The British number one beat US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 in the first of his round robin matches yesterday. Murray made a superb start, opening up a 5-0 lead in the first set against a lacklustre Del Potro.

Millwall 0 Wycombe 2

By John Hill on November 23, 2009 11:43 AM |

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Wycombe hadn't won away on their travels all season. Millwall hadn't been beaten at home. We all know where this is going.

Second-half goals from Chris Westwood and Kevin Betsy consigned the Lions to defeat at the weekend, as Wycombe elbowed past Tranmere at the foot of the League One table.

westham.jpgWest Ham squandered a two-goal lead for the second away game in succession as they ended all-square with fellow strugglers Hull.

The Irons salvaged a point with a late equaliser from Manuel Da Costa but should have left the KC Stadium with so much more.

Yeovil 1 Charlton 1

By Rob Virtue on November 23, 2009 10:40 AM |

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A rain-lashed Huish Park was the setting for a determined Charlton performance as they earned a point against Yeovil Town.

It was a tale of the Sodje brothers, with Sam taking the role of villain by getting sent off in the first half, only for Akpo to become hero by firing home an equaliser after the break.

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Thames Clippers users will be able to use pay-as-you-go Oyster cards on the river from today.

Transport for London also confirmed this morning that the Oyster roll-out would spread to overground rail around London from January, as revealed in The Wharf earlier this month.

Preview: Hull v West Ham

By John Hill on November 20, 2009 4:47 PM |

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Carlton Cole is expected to return to the side as West Ham prepare for a battle-of-the-strugglers with skint Hull City.

The striker - who has been the subject of paper matchmaking with Liverpool and Manchester United - should recover from hamstring problems in time to face the club one point ahead of the Hammers.

Preview: Millwall v Wycombe

By John Hill on November 20, 2009 4:20 PM |

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Millwall sit two points adrift of the play-off places, just behind rampant Huddersfield.

They may have an opportunity to bounce back up into the land of promise again this weekend, as they face basement club Wycombe.

Preview: Yeovil v Charlton

By Rob Virtue on November 20, 2009 4:12 PM |

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Just when things were starting to look up in SE7, cruel fate rears its ugly head.

Last week's demolition of Paul Ince's set of rehoused and generally despised Wombles has been followed by away match - cue evil cackling laughter from the fixtures computer.

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Who inspires London's concierge of the year?

It's not who you'd imagine.

In fact, it's probably the last person you'd imagine.