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Gareth Bale with Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo will 'move' before Gareth Bale, claims former Real Madrid manager

John Toshack believes the Ballon d'Or holder will be outlasted by his Welsh team-mate

Javier Hernandez

Manchester United transfer news: Juan Mata urges club to keep Javier Hernandez

The Mexican striker's Old Trafford future is uncertain

Kevin Mirallas

Kevin Mirallas to Tottenham: £7m transfer from Everton back on

Belgian winger has expressed a desire to move on

Petr Cech is in talks over a move to Besiktas

Petr Cech to Arsenal: Transfer from Chelsea to be 'completed on Monday'

Gunners to seal arguably deal of the summer

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao to Chelsea: Colombian set to seal transfer after Copa America exit - despite woeful form

The striker seemed to carry his Manchester United form into the South American tournament

David Ospina gives Messi a helping hand

David Ospina double save: Do Arsenal even need Petr Cech?

The Colombian was in inspired form during the Copa America quarter-final with Argentina, despite ultimately ending the match on the losing side

Gonzalo Jara falls down after clashing with Edinson Cavani

Gonzalo Jara latest: Chile accuse Edinson Cavani of 'using aggression and insults'

Uruguay have lodged a complaint after Chile defender Jara poked his finger into Cavani's anus during their Copa America match

Morgan Schneiderlin

Morgan Schneiderlin to Manchester United: Bastian Schweinsteiger appears to be first choice

Louis van Gaal seeking successor to Michael Carrick

Sergio Ramos and David De Gea

David De Gea has £32.6m price tag put on him by Manchester United amid tussle with Real Madrid

Fee would match world record for goalkeeper

Lance Armstrong was eventually brought down by the Usada

Lance Armstrong to ride two stages of 2015 Tour de France route

Disgraced drug cheat to make controversial appearance in charity ride despite being asked not to

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Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
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'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'