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Malky Mackay was upset by an email from Vincent Tan

Malky Mackay allegations: The texts

The former Cardiff City manager is alleged to have sent racist, sexist and homophobic messages

Malky Mackay salutes the Cardiff fans after the 3-1 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday

Malky Mackay texts: Former Cardiff manager accused of sending homophobic, racist and sexist messages

The football manager had been the front-runner for the vacancy at Crystal Palace before the plug was pulled

Rodgers showered praise on Balotelli last week, which led to speculation he could sign the AC Milan front man

Mario Balotelli to Liverpool: AC Milan deny receiving £17.5m bid from Premier League side

Reds linked with swoop for Italy international

Louis van Gaal watches over Nani

Luis Nani exit: The curious case of the Manchester United winger

The Old Trafford career of Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha - the player unfairly billed as the next Cristiano Ronaldo - looks to be at an end

Barcelona transfer ban: Fifa bans Barcelona from signing new players until 2016

The Spanish side may make further moves in the market this summer after transfer ban is upheld by Fifa

Calum Chambers challenges Demba Ba for the ball

Calum Chambers named man of the match for second game in a row as Arsenal defender continues to make quick impact

The defender has settled quickly since his £16m switch from Southampton

Besiktas vs Arsenal: Arsene Wenger labels referee 'very bad' after 'unbelievable' red card for Aaron Ramsey

Gunners manager unimpressed by decisions during Champions League play-off

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira was left-out of the squad for the 2-0 Uefa Super Cup win over Seville

Sami Khedira to Arsenal: Midfield omitted from Real Madrid squad for Spanish Super Cup

The World Cup winner was not even among the substitutes for last night's draw with Atletico Madrid

General view of the Red Bull Arena, home of FC Salzburg

Newspaper apologises after lumping Red Bull Salzburg together with Adolf Hitler and Josef Fritzl

The Swedish publication took things a little too far prior to the Champions League meeting between the Austrian side and Malmo FF

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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
11 best face powders

11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone