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Alexis Sanchez says he has come to Arsenal to 'win titles'

Alexis Sanchez brings the 'pace and power' Arsenal have been lacking, says Theo Walcott

The England international can't wait to link up with the £35m signing

Manuel Neuer of Germany holds the Golden Glove trophy as Lionel Messi of Argentina holds the Golden Ball trophy

World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi 'upset', 'angry' and the Golden Ball means 'nothing'

Argentina captain talks to the media following final defeat to Germany and says his side 'deserved more'

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini holds the Premier League trophy with captain Vincent Kompany

Premier League fixtures on Sky and BT Sport: Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City to feature most on TV - but which sides will be shown the least?

The old rivals and the reigning champions will be on television more than any other side during the first part of the season

Mario Gotze kisses the World Cup, Angela Merkel poses with Lukas Podolski, and Lionel Messi walks off the stage after Argentina's defeat

World Cup 2014: Germany vs Argentina breaks new Facebook and Twitter records

Final whistle and Lionel Messi free-kick sparked frenzied activity

Lazar Markovic could soon be on his way to Liverpool

Lazar Markovic to Liverpool: £20m transfer could be concluded today

Wilfried Bony could also be on his way to Anfield this summer

Liverpool have announced the signing of Southampton and Liverpool man Adam Lallana

Liverpool mid-summer report: Who has signed, what transfer targets remain?

A look at the club's pre-season plans and what the season ahead might bring for Brendan Rodgers' side

Robin van Persie together with Louis van Gaal at the World Cup

Manchester United mid-summer report: Who has signed, what transfer targets remain?

A look at the club's pre-season plans and what the season ahead might bring

Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Best memes and Tweets, including Lukas Podolski selfie with Angela Merkel

A look at the best offerings on social media as Germany win the World Cup

Manuel Neuer of Germany holds the Golden Glove trophy as Lionel Messi of Argentina holds the Golden Ball trophy
Sepp Blatter takes his seat for the World Cup final along with Vladimir Putin

World Cup 2014 final: Vladimir Putin takes seat next to Sepp Blatter at the Maracana

Germany playing Argentina in the final

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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
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Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz