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.

Fernando Torres complains after getting a bloody nose
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

Barcelona 2 Chelsea 2 (Chelsea win 3-2 on aggregate)

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Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

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Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
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America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
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How bosses are making us work harder

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Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

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10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
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Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

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Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?