The midfielder was on international duty when the injury occurred
The traditionally precarious holiday season for the nation’s leading politicians is once more upon us.
David Cameron and his wife Samantha have begun their summer holiday with a visit to a Portuguese fish market.
Stage race wins all season, second in last year's Tour, the absence of Bradley Wiggins, no mishaps in the final build-up to Saturday's start and a team clearly dedicated to getting him to Paris wearing yellow: Chris Froome's status as overwhelming Tour favourite is as solid as ever. But the feeling is growing stronger that Richie Porte, nominally Sky's Plan B, could well be in the frame for a top-three placing in Paris as well.
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Head coach irritated by fitness saga but insists he had to give triple jumper chance to 'fulfil his dream'
The odds about Phillips Idowu making the 2012 Olympics – or at least making them in anything approaching medal shape – lengthened yesterday when it emerged the former world triple jump champion would be staying in London to have private treatment to "an ongoing injury" instead of attending the British athletics team's pre-Games "holding camp" at Monte Gordo in Portugal.
Kate and Gerry McCann said today they have "no doubt" that the Portuguese authorities will eventually reopen the investigation into their daughter Madeleine's disappearance.
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Portuguese police have launched a review of the Madeleine McCann case.
Scotland Yard detectives have flown to Spain as part of their review of the Madeleine McCann case.
British tourists to Portugal have been warned to be on their guard after the death of a man who was savagely beaten in the street by a gang of youths.
The parents of missing Madeleine McCann today welcomed new information which suggests their daughter may be in America.
It's not just sun, sand and Brits on the beach – Portugal's south coast offers dramatic countryside inland, too, says Cathy Packe
The demise of the Travel Club of Upminster marks the end of the package holiday era, says Simon Calder