Kevin Garside

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Raheem Sterling celebrates during Liverpool's victory over Bournemouth

Liverpool have found a system that works for Raheem Sterling - it might just help angry fans fully accept the post-Luis Suarez era

Brendan Rodgers has come under pressure this season but in victory over Bournemouth last night signs of improvement are beginning to show

Michael Garcia (left), the former Fifa investigator, and Hans-Joachim Eckert (right), who summarised his report, outside Fifa headquarters in 2012

Kevin Garside: No alternative for Michael Garcia as report gets lost in Fifa’s warped fiefdom

Now he is outside the governing body, the option to leak his report is obvious

Medical staff as they treat Kurt Zouma

Derby 1 Chelsea 3: Jose Mourinho concerned over the time it took stretcher bearers to reach Kurt Zouma

Defender lay prone after collision with Petr Cech

Andre Schurrle celebrates scoring Chelsea's third

Derby County vs Chelsea match report: Andre Schurrle wraps it up to ease Blues into semis

Derby County 1 Chelsea 3: No trophy is too insignificant for Mourinho

Amir Khan is engaged in a broader battle than attempting to win a fight with Floyd Mayweather

Kevin Garside: The admirable Amir Khan is still blazing a proud trail for British Asians

Khan dismantled Alexander in the early hours of this morning

File photo of Lewis Hamilton celebrating becoming World Champion after victory in the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as he was made favourite to become the first motor racing winner of Sports Personality of the Year since Damon Hill

Sports Personality of the Year 2014: How can you compare levels of sporting genius?

Hamilton, McIlroy or Bale? Objectivity will go out of the window at tonight’s Sports Personality of the Year,  writes Kevin Garside

Paul McGinley shows off the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles after Europe’s 16½-11½ victory in September

Interview: Paul McGinley rewrites art of captaincy

In the first of a series of interviews with the heroes of 2014, Kevin Garside talks to the triumphant Ryder Cup skipper whose attention to detail and expert man-management delivered an unforgettable weekend at Gleneagles. He reveals success has brought book offers, near-universal congratulations – but not any credit from the beaten Americans

Ron Dennis watches on as Ayrton Senna sits in the cockpit of the McLaren-Honda

Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso give McLaren serious cockpit credibility, now they must produce the car to match it

The announcement that Button and Alonso will line-up together in 2015 is the first step to recreating the glory years of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost

Dejected Liverpool players Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard

Liverpool 1 Basel 1 analysis: Steven Gerrard free-kick shows he's no quitter – but isn't that now the Liverpool captain's only option?

The Reds captain nearly hauled his side out of a sticky situation yet again, but they ultimately fell short against Basel

Louis van Gaal with Robin van Persie

Manchester United left to gamble with the defence as Edward Glazer cashes in £30m of shares

Louis van Gaal still faces huge problems with his squad

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In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
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Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

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People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
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Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas