Gary Lineker to sign new Match of the Day deal – but BBC ask him to take a 500,000 pay cut

Gary Lineker to sign new Match of the Day deal – but BBC force him to take a 500,000 pay cutHe will present football on Beeb until after 2014 World Cup in BrazilFormer England star's 2m-a-year deal is up this summer Most Match of the Day pundits have also had to swallow salary cuts By Martin Robinson and Charles Sale PUBLISHED: 10:11 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:03 GMT, 24 January 2013 Gary Lineker is poised to sign a new contract with the BBC to continue as the host of Match of the Day – but the presenter will take an estimated 500,000 pay cut in the process.

Soweto worshippers gather to pray for Nelson Mandela as anti-apartheid leader spends second day in military hospital

Worshippers gather to pray for Nelson Mandela as anti-apartheid leader spends second day in military hospital | UPDATED: 23:23 GMT, 9 December 2012 The continued uncertainty about Mr Mandela's health saw worshippers gather yesterday morning at the Regina Mundi Catholic church in Johannesburg to pray for the leaderr Fears remained yesterday over the health of Nelson Mandela as he spent a second day in a military hospital with an undisclosed illness. President Jacob Zuma visited Mr Mandela yesterday morning at the hospital in Pretoria and found the 94-year-old to be ‘comfortable and in good care’, a statement from his office said.

FA blows whistle on football trophies for children in bid to combat pushy parents

FA blows whistle on football trophies for children in bid to combat pushy parentsThe rule, which is already in force for under-7 and under-8s, will be introduced for the under 9 age group next week | UPDATED: 00:44 GMT, 8 December 2012 For years youngsters have joined football clubs in the hope of not only winning their local league – but also collecting an end of season trophy.