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A look ahead to this weekend's encounter at Stamford Bridge

Neville says FA must back Capello

Manchester United captain Gary Neville accepts England sorely underperformed at the World Cup but has called on the Football Association to back Fabio Capello.

Matthew Norman's Diary: Rooting for you, Gaunty

Keep that yellow ribbon round the old oak tree, at least for a few more days until we learn whether the High Court will spring my old friend Jon Gaunt from captivity at the hands of the PC brigade. His challenge to Ofcom's censure of his wontedly restrained description of a councillor as a "Nazi", downgraded swiftly to "health Nazi", for defending a ban on smokers fostering children, will be decided this week.

Ashley tightens Newcastle purse strings

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is refusing to put the club at risk by spending heavily this summer.

Shearer calls on Ashley to back Hughton

Alan Shearer has called on Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to back manager Chris Hughton in the transfer market.

Hughton: No more crazy spending

The Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton has warned the club will have to take a realistic approach as they prepare for life back in the Barclays Premier League.

Hull look to Dowie for rapid lift-off

New manager can build momentum for relegation battle with win at Portsmouth

Newcastle await decision on tribunal claim

Newcastle fear a massive compensation pay-out to former boss Kevin Keegan could see the club plunged into administration.

Newcastle could be forced into administration

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley could be forced to put the club into administration if former boss Kevin Keegan wins a massive compensation pay-out.

Ardiles wants Newcastle job

Ossie Ardiles admits he would love the chance to manage Newcastle again, but concedes there is little chance of him re-taking the helm at St James' Park.

O'Leary in frame for Newcastle as Ashley set to reject takeover bid

The prospect of Newcastle United spending the new season under the ownership of Mike Ashley and the managerial hand of David O'Leary edged closer yesterday with no breakthrough in takeover discussions with Tyneside businessman Barry Moat.

James Corrigan: BBC laughing as Shearer says something of interest

View From The Sofa: The Championship, BBC

Kinnear 'offered' Newcastle job

Joe Kinnear today claimed he has been offered a two-year contract by Mike Ashley to resume his role as Newcastle manager.

Shearer 'in limbo' over Newcastle future

Alan Shearer received an unnecessary reminder of his enduring popularity in Newcastle after breaking his silence on the uncertainty over his future last night.

Magpies steal a moment of rare success

Darlington 2 Newcastle United 7

Kinnear will not return to Newcastle

Newcastle today confirmed that Joe Kinnear is not returning as manager.

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'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
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