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Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke to Liverpool: Aston Villa striker ready to reject Tottenham

Spurs are understood to be lining up a bid for the Belgium international

Clare Balding

Wimbledon 2015: BBC highlights show Wimbledon 2Day with Clare Balding slammed by critics

The format for Wimbledon 2Day hasn't gone down well

Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos to Manchester United: Defender's mother says he wants to 'stay at Real Madrid'

The Spain international has been the subject of an official bid from Old Trafford

Ruby Walsh on Kauto Star head for Gold Cup glory in 2009

Kauto Star dead: Two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner put down following injury sustained in fall

The 15 year old had sustained a complex injury

Christian Benteke scores for Aston Villa
Asmir Begovic

Asmir Begovic to Chelsea: Blues manager Jose Mourinho 'places £6m bid' for Petr Cech replacement

Stoke City are reportedly in talks with the Blues

Memphis Depay holds his United shirt

Memphis Depay latest: Manchester United signing turns 'focus' on the season ahead

£25m arrival getting set for pre-season

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal

Arturo Vidal to Arsenal: Interest in Juventus midfielder 'ended' amid transfer rethink

Arsene Wenger questioning whether he needs a new central midfielder

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos to Manchester United: Real Madrid defender 'wants' Old Trafford switch

United have made an official straight bid for the player

Petr Cech is unveiled as an Arsenal player
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Isis are barbarians

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'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
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How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
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The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
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The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
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Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
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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'
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Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Heather Watson: 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

Dustin Brown

Who is the German player that knocked Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?
Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test