Sport Juventus’ Stephan Lichtsteiner tussles with Gary Hooper

Lennon was angry with Spanish official who controversially chose to ignore the endless series of shirt-pulling and grappling

John Terry flummoxed by Chelsea performance

John Terry was at a loss to explain Chelsea's abject first-half performance after their dream of the greatest comeback in Barclays Premier League title history was crushed by Manchester United.

Drogba diagnosed with malaria – but is still 'fit' to face Fulham

Didier Drogba plays tonight for Chelsea against local rivals Fulham despite undergoing treatment for malaria, which the club believe he could have been carrying for months.

At last, Drogba scores a victory over malaria

In the wealthy world of Premier League football, treatment rooms are used to performing minor miracles. But this week the medical staff at Chelsea faced a problem that took them beyond the familiar turf of broken metatarsals and torn hamstrings: the club's star striker, Didier Drogba, was diagnosed with malaria. Even more remarkably, he is expected to be fit in time to play in tonight's derby match against Fulham at Stamford Bridge.

Zaccheroni inspires Japan to shock victory over Argentina

Japan shocked Lionel Messi's Argentina 1-0 last night in their first match under new Italian coach Alberto Zaccheroni.

Drogba finds a new lease of life to perform the same old tricks

Chelsea 6 West Bromwich Albion 0

Essien eyes injury-free season

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is hoping to put two injury-plagued seasons behind him by helping the Blues retain their Barclays Premier League title.

Can an African side outdo Bafana Bafana?

Chris McGrath looks at the prospects for the continent's five other contenders

Cabinda rights activist jailed

A human rights activist has been jailed for three years by an Angolan court for committing crimes against the state.

Ghana coach still reeling from setback to Essien

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac is still coming to terms with news that his star player Michael Essien will not be fit in time for the World Cup.

Guns out of Africa

Firearms are banned from South African stadiums for the duration of the World Cup. Emily Dugan reports on a growing campaign to extend the ban indefinitely

French trim squad but wait on Gallas

24 days to go

Triesman's loose tongue has not pronounced last rites on World Cup bid

England's hopes of hosting the 2018 finals have often looked to be fading but, says Nick Harris, the political realities are unchanged

The host nation could be the real winners - whoever lifts the World Cup

The greatest tournament in sport ignored Africa for much of its history. Steve Bloomfield finds out how times changed

'Haunted' Adebayor quits Togo over shooting

The Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor announced his retirement from international football yesterday, saying he was "still haunted" by the deadly attack on his team at the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

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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’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

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

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

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