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There is excitement in Cleveland about the arrival of Lebron James

LeBron James plays the proud father as he watches nine-year-old son play basketball

NBA star appears to be his son's biggest fan

Louis van Gaal

Manchester United transfer news: More signings expected, indicates Ed Woodward

Manchester United executive vice-chairman tells fans to 'watch this space' and reveals there is no 'fixed budget'

France striker Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema to Arsenal: Could James Rodriguez's Real Madrid move give Arsene Wenger hope of transfer?

The France international has long been linked with a move to the Emirates

Loic Remy appears to be closing on a move to Liverpool

Liverpool transfer news: Loic Remy, Dejan Lovren and Divock Origi on verge of Anfield moves

Brendan Rodgers close to splashing £40m on three new players

Everton have a record points tally under Roberto Martinez

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

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

Rio Ferdinand, Alan Shearer, Alan Hansen and Gary Lineker during Hansen's final broadcast

Alan Hansen has one regret - saying Theo Walcott did not have a 'football brain'

The Match of the Day pundit retired from the BBC following the conclusion of the World Cup

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

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Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices
Could our smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases via Health Kit and Google Fit?

Could smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases?

Health Kit and Google Fit have been described as "the beginning of a health revolution"
Ryanair has turned on the 'charm offensive' but can we learn to love the cut-price carrier again?

Can we learn to love Ryanair again?

Four recent travellers give their verdicts on the carrier's improved customer service
Billionaire founder of Spanx launches range of jeans that offers

Spanx launches range of jeans

The jeans come in two styles, multiple cuts and three washes and will go on sale in the UK in October
10 best over-ear headphones

Aural pleasure: 10 best over-ear headphones

Listen to your favourite tracks with this selection, offering everything from lambskin earmuffs to stainless steel
Commonwealth Games 2014: David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end

Commonwealth Games

David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2014: Downhill all the way to the top for the Atherton siblings

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

Downhill all the way to the top for the Atherton siblings
Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

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