Armstrong

Armstrong

In our top story, 

A Texan company has filed a lawsuit to recover $12 million US dollars from disgraced cyclist, Lance Armstrong. 

The amount is related to the bonuses paid by the company, when he claimed his 4th, 5th and 6th Tour de France victories. 

In a 35-page petition, the company known as SCA Promotions accuses Armstrong of "fraud" and "deception". 

And it's also seeking legal costs, interest and punitive damages from the 41-year-old American, who was stripped of his 7 Tour titles.

Over in English football, 

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher will retire from the game at the end of the season. 

The 35-year-old has made more than 700 senior appearances for the Reds and 38 international caps for England. 

Having come through the youth system and making his first-team debut in 1997, Carragher is 2nd only to Ian Callaghan in the club's all-time appearance table. 

And although the centreback is hanging up his boots in 3 months time, he's still expected to feature in the club's coaching department.

Still on football, 

Tottenham Hotspur's Jermain Defoe will be ruled out for up to three weeks because of ankle ligament damage. 

The 30 year old striker, suffered the injury during last Sunday's win at West Brom. 

And his absence leaves Spurs without a recognised striker, as the club failed to buy new players in the recent transfer window. 

But Emmanuel Adebayor, who has missed the last 4 games because of African Cup of Nations duty, will return against Newcastle tomorrow night.

Staying with the English game, 

Nottingham Forest have re-appointed Billy Davies as their new manager. 

The move comes just 20 months after he was sacked by the same 2nd division club. 

Davies has now signed a 3-and-half-year deal and the 48 year old says, he has "unfinished business" at the club which he left in June 2011. 

Davies took over from his fellow Scotsman Alex McLeish, who left Forest by mutual consent on Tuesday, after just 40 days in charge.