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Coventry City 2 Portsmouth 0

Ashdown's clanger piles pain on stricken Pompey

Coventry City 2 Portsmouth 0: Goalkeeper signed on special dispensation lets opening goal slip through legs

Transfer Talk: West Ham close in on Nice striker Rémy

The West Ham manager Avram Grant, who has already signed Thomas Hitzlsperger, Frédéric Piquionne and Pablo Barrera this summer, is looking to use the owners' renewed support to improve his squad with the signings of centre-back Tal Ben Haim and the Nice forward Loïc Rémy. "The squad is not yet complete, so we will buy or loan a few more players," Grant said. "Even if the club are limited with money, we know what we are doing and we know what we want to do."

Cotterill to leave Notts County

Notts County have confirmed manager Steve Cotterill will leave the club when his short-term contract expires on Sunday.

Boothroyd confirmed as new Coventry boss

Coventry have confirmed Aidy Boothroyd as their new manager, with the 39-year-old signing a three-year contract at the Ricoh Arena.

The Last Word: Let's hope that Coyle falls flat on his two faces

Burnley fans are forgotten victims as fake declarations of loyalty sum up twisted logic of the Premier League

Owen Coyle: Shrewd operator knows time is right

Can Owen Coyle be faulted for leaving cash-strapped Burnley for a bigger club? It was only a matter of time, says Sam Wallace

Sinners hold out against flawed Saints

Southampton 0 Colchester United 0

Boothroyd joins Colchester

Former Watford boss Adrian Boothroyd has been named the new manager of League One side Colchester.

Boyd Tonkin: Devilish plotting that might oust Brown

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Arsenal reveal their secrets for penalty success

Arsenal did not practice penalties before Wednesday night's Champions League tie in Rome which culminated in the Gunners defeating Roma in a shoot-out. "I did not think it would go to penalties," said manager Arsene Wenger.

Managerial departures so far this season



September 1 - Kevin Bond (Bournemouth)

Leeds blocked in Grayson pursuit

Blackpool have refused Leeds permission to speak to their manager Simon Grayson about the vacancy at Elland Road.

Poyet and Boothroyd frontrunners for Leeds post

Gustavo Poyet and Adrian Boothroyd have both been linked with the vacancy at Leeds United after Gary McAllister was dismissed by the Elland Road club yesterday morning.

Watford chairman quits

Watford chairman Graham Simpson has resigned from the club with immediate effect.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee