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MLS player booked for taking a selfie with fans during goal celebration

A celebration for our time did not impress the referee

Portrait of Argentinian-born Spanish forward Alfredo Di Stefano

Alfredo Di Stefano: Luis Suarez, Mesut Ozil and Cristiano Ronaldo among first to react to death of Real Madrid legend

The former Argentina and Spain international died at the age of 88

Alfredo Di Stefano is regarded as one of Real Madrid's greatest ever players, but he could have been a Barcelona legend

Alfredo Di Stefano dead: Real Madrid legend passes away at 88

The player, regarded by many as one of the greatest of all time, suffered a heart attack on Saturday

Luis Suarez will switch to Barcelona

Transfer news: Barcelona deflect chance to provide update on Luis Suarez and Alexis Sanchez deals

Liverpool striker Suarez is understood to be on the verge of completing his move to the Nou Camp

World Cup 2014: Was David Luiz's celebration the funniest face he's ever pulled?

The Brazil defender went wild after scoring in the quarter-final against Colombia

Marcelo comes to the aid of his team-mate

Neymar out: REVEALED - Fifa selected lenient referees for quarter-finals

Officials selected for latest round of matches were among the most frugal when it came to brandishing cards

Neymar holds his back after the challenge from Zuniga

Neymar out: Can Brazil still win the World Cup without their talisman?

The striker will play no further part in the tournament, but how will the hosts cope?

Brazil football fans sit outside Sao Carlos Hospital where superstar striker Neymar was treated after being injured

Neymar out of World Cup 2014: Crowds gathered outside Sao Carlos Hospital to show support for Brazil striker

The poster boy of the World Cup will play no further part in the tournament

Juan Camilo Zuniga challenges Neymar

Neymar out of World Cup: Colombia defender Juan Camillo Zuniga defends challenge

The hosts will play the rest of the tournament without their talisman

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Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
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Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
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Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

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A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
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Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
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Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
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The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

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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
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