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Theo Walcott vs Marco Reus

Marco Reus vs Theo Walcott: Which is the better option for Arsenal?

Gunners reportedly lining up Borussia Dortmund player to replace their England international

Basketball player Nigel Hayes after realising his error

'God, she's beautiful': Embarrassment for basketball player Nigel Hayes after microphone picks up comment about female reporter

Hayes held his head in his hands after realising everyone had heard

Radamel Falcao celebrates a goal for Colombia

Radamel Falcao scores twice in five minutes to send message to Manchester United

The Colombian scored the goals in an international friendly against Bahrain

Marco Reus

Marco Reus becomes Arsenal transfer target to replace Theo Walcott

The Borussia Dortmund player has long interested Europe's top sides

Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge injury: Huge blow to Liverpool top four hopes as striker out again

The England international looks set to be out for a month

Cristiano Ronaldo covers former Chelsea player's car in tin foil

Real Madrid and Portugal star plays prank on Ricardo Quaresma

Chelsea captain John Terry

John Terry extends Chelsea stay: New contract is not to say 'thank you very much' to captain, says Jose Mourinho

34-year-old will play on at Stamford Bridge next season

Why Arsenal can win the Premier League title, overhauling Chelsea and Manchester City along the way

The Gunners' title aspirations should not be discounted

Paul Pogba

Manchester United and Chelsea transfer target Paul Pogba 'can leave' Juventus if he wants, reveals Giuseppe Marotta

The Italian club's general manager says the midfielder's future is in his own hands

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale to quit Real Madrid? Wales international will 'resist' interest from Manchester United and Chelsea

The forward has been linked with an exit from the Bernabeu

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War with Isis: Iraq declares victory in the battle for Tikrit - but militants make make ominous advances in neighbouring Syria's capital

War with Isis

Iraq declares victory in the battle for Tikrit - but militants make make ominous advances in neighbouring Syria
Scientists develop mechanical spring-loaded leg brace to improve walking

A spring in your step?

Scientists develop mechanical leg brace to help take a load off
Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock: How London shaped the director's art and obsessions

Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock

Ackroyd has devoted his literary career to chronicling the capital and its characters. He tells John Walsh why he chose the master of suspense as his latest subject
Ryan Reynolds interview: The actor is branching out with Nazi art-theft drama Woman in Gold

Ryan Reynolds branches out in Woman in Gold

For every box-office smash in Ryan Reynolds' Hollywood career, there's always been a misconceived let-down. It's time for a rethink and a reboot, the actor tells James Mottram
Why Robin Williams safeguarded himself against a morbid trend in advertising

Stars safeguard against morbid advertising

As film-makers and advertisers make increasing posthumous use of celebrities' images, some stars are finding new ways of ensuring that they rest in peace
The UK horticulture industry is facing a skills crisis - but Great Dixter aims to change all that

UK horticulture industry facing skills crisis

Great Dixter manor house in East Sussex is encouraging people to work in the industry by offering three scholarships a year to students, as well as generous placements
Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head

Hack Circus: Technology, art and learning

Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head. Rhodri Marsden meets mistress of ceremonies Leila Johnston
Sevenoaks is split over much-delayed decision on controversial grammar school annexe

Sevenoaks split over grammar school annexe

If Weald of Kent Grammar School is given the go-ahead for an annexe in leafy Sevenoaks, it will be the first selective state school to open in 50 years
10 best compact cameras

A look through the lens: 10 best compact cameras

If your smartphone won’t quite cut it, it’s time to invest in a new portable gadget
Paul Scholes column: Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now

Paul Scholes column

Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now
Why Michael Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Why Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Manchester United's talented midfielder has played international football for almost 14 years yet, frustratingly, has won only 32 caps, says Sam Wallace
Tracey Neville: The netball coach who is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

Tracey Neville is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

The former player on how she is finding time to coach both Manchester Thunder in the Superleague and England in this year's World Cup
General Election 2015: The masterminds behind the scenes

The masterminds behind the election

How do you get your party leader to embrace a message and then stick to it? By employing these people
Machine Gun America: The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons

Machine Gun America

The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons
The ethics of pet food: Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?

The ethics of pet food

Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?