David James' belongings auction begins: Sport round-up

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David James has started auctioning off his belongings after being declared bankrupt. The goalkeeper is said to have earned £20 million in his career but is being forced to sell his prized possessions including match worn shirts. Items sold so far include the kit he wore against Argentina in the 2002 World Cup, and a Liverpool shirt from the 95/96 season.

The former Manchester City, Liverpool and Portsmouth shotstopper is currently managing Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League.


The 10 day sale will see various items auctioned off, including a personalised Vauxhall Astra van, a petrol-powered chainsaw and 1,800 vinyl records. A boxed and unused retro Raleigh Chopper bike has already been sold for more than £1,000.

Nadal plots 2015 comeback

Rafael Nadal is expected to back in action at the Australian Open in the new year. The former world number one has been out of action after having surgery to remove his appendix, which meant he couldn't participate in the season-ending ATP Tour World Finals in London recently.

The Spaniard, who has battled severe knee problems in recent years, says he’s targeting the first major of 2015 for his comeback. "I have a month before Australia to get to my best level," he said.

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"I hope to be healthy enough to work as much as I need and want, and if that happens I really feel confident I can come back strong."

McLaren to delay driver decision

McLaren say they won’t confirm their driver line up for 2015 until next month. Fernando Alonso will be joining the Woking-based team, leaving one spot for current drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen to fight over.

As it stands it appears as though Magnussen has the upper hand by virtue of being younger and a less expensive contract, but Button's efforts this season could still earn him a seat. 

The 2009 world champion is 51 points ahead of his team-mate with one race remaining, and grabbed a season-high fourth-placed finish at the last rave in Brazil.

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