Sport Former Germany international footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger has come out as gay

Hitzlsperger revealed on Wednesday that he is gay and hopes that the widespread acceptance will help to progress the discussion of homosexual sportspeople forward

Moyes celebrates one of Manchester United goals during his first league game in charge of the club (Rebecca Naden/Reuters)

David Moyes backed to prosper at Manchester United - by rival manager Jose Mourinho

The Chelsea boss says Monday night's opponent will succeed

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger plays down fixture list row - telling Manchester United tough start 'is part of being a champion'

Arsenal manager responds after David Moyes hints at conspiracy

Poll: Which team will win the Premier League?

Will Manchester United retain their title or will we see a new champion?

Wigan’s new manager Owen Coyle

Wigan manager Owen Coyle praises Manchester United boss David Moyes ahead of Sunday's Community Shield

Coyle insists the Premier League champions have got the right man though admits it will take some time to move on from Sir Alex Ferguson

Lewis Baker in action for Chelsea

Chelsea youngsters impress in pre-season victory as senior squad prepare for Inter Milan friendly

A youthful looking Blues squad ran out 5-1 winners over Northern Premier League side Ilkeston on Tuesday

David Moyes has said he hopes to know more on the transfer of Cesc Fabregas in the next few days

Manchester United stability underlined by smooth succession from Sir Alex Ferguson to David Moyes

David Gill has stood aside for group managing director Richard Arnold as well

David Beckham has urged Wayne Rooney to stay at Manchester United

David Beckham pleads with Wayne Rooney to stay with Manchester United and gives his backing to David Moyes

Former England captain wants striker to remain with club to help Moyes retain the league title for United

Sir Alex Ferguson has conquered football. Next, the world of finance?

To have had such longevity and success requires a remarkable range of skills

The deification has started already - Sir Alex Ferguson is the patron saint of football's moneymen

It was the moneymen behind Sir Alex who constructed Man U's global brand. But they couldn't have done it without his successes

The reaction: Sir Alex Ferguson retires after 27 years at Man Utd

The 71-year-old Scot announced this morning that he will stand down

Boris Berezovsky died after spending his life standing up for justice in a 'corrupt world', his daughter claimed

'Honesty does not cut it in this corrupt world': Boris Berezovsky daughter speaks out to defend him

The Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky died after spending his life standing up for justice in a “corrupt world”, his daughter claimed.

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Alex Thomson celebrates third place in the Vendée Globe singlehanded round the world race. He saved enough for an early morning swig in Les Sables d’Olonne

Around the world in 80 days: Alex Thomson finishes third in gruelling Vendee Globe race

British sailor makes history after completing the 28,000-mile, three-month solo race

Lift for Terry: Despite a Champions’ League red card, Chelsea’s captain can resume cup-raising duties if the final is won

The Last Word: One knee-jerk reaction leads to another

Terry may be a pantomime villain but that does not mean he isn't entitled to a bit of fair play

Cometh the hour: Torres cherishes the moment

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres sets seal on the miracle of Barcelona

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Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
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Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

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Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
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Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
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The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
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