Sport Hull City manager Steve Bruce

Tigers boss looking to strengthen his squad after Europa League defeat

Keiran Gibbs celebrates Arsenal's victory over Newcastle

Keiran Gibbs encouraged by Arsenal's finish to the Premier League season

The Gunners secured fourth place on the final day of the season

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney at the Emirates

Newcastle 'preparing shock bid' for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney claims Sports Direct website

Report comes from Sports Direct, the company owned by Mike Ashley

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini yesterday left the London hotel where his team stayed for the FA Cup final

Manuel Pellegrini appointment: Manchester City set to cut new man’s powers after Roberto Mancini lessons

Two-week wait puts Manuel Pellegrini in strong position but his role will be strictly defined

Gael Bigirimana of Newcastle United. His favourite children's book is The Usborne Children's Bible, whilst his favourite adult book is Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

Footballers' favourite writers? George Best, Paul Scholes... and Henry Kissinger

Players getting involved in scheme to encourage children to read

The Championship: Second tier's unpredictable fare provides thrilling finale

Only the Premier League, the Bundesliga and La Liga are better attended

Palace’s Jamie Smith celebrates survival in 2001, ending an anxious time for Eagles fans

The Championship: Heaven and hell on the final day

Steve Kember and James Scowcroft share their memories

Harry Redknapp will stay at QPR and try to rebuild his squad

James Lawton: Harry Redknapp must hold his nerve, and take his share of blame for Queen's Park Rangers' relegation

Harry Redknapp is not so short of achievement it is necessary for him to side-step any blame in the disaster of Queen's Park Rangers, which is something even his warmest admirers have to admit was the thrust of his comments after Sunday's dismal denouement of a campaign which came to represent all that is worst in English football.

Berg lasted 57 days at Rovers and secured just six points

Blackburn Rovers ruling means sacked manager Henning Berg made £39k a day - with Michael Appleton awaiting his day in court

Appleton next to claim compensation as club are told to pay amazing sum to former manager

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 30 April 2013

Clinical Christian feeds Sunderland to the lions

Henning Berg pictured after his appointment as Blackburn Rover manager

Blackburn ordered to pay Henning Berg after case is thrown out of the High Court

Manager was sacked by Rovers after 57 days in charge

<b>October 2011:</b> Suarez was alleged to have racially abused Manchester United's Patrice Evra during a Premier League match. Suarez was later found guilty by an independent regulatory commission and banned for eight matches and fined £40,000.

Luis Suarez banned for 10 games for biting - so what are the longest bans ever in English football?

Luis Suarez has been hit with a 10-game suspension for biting Branislav Ivanovic

Luis Suarez pictured in the 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Chelsea

Jamie Carragher admits Luis Suarez bite was 'shocking', but thinks Liverpool are right to stick by him

The striker bit the arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic

Jordan Rhodes scores the winner from the penalty spot

Millwall 1 Blackburn Rovers 2 match report: Jordan Rhodes' late penalty eases Rovers' relegation fears

Braveness was Gary Bowyer's buzzword, and Blackburn Rovers' interim manager can rest easy after all but securing his side's safety in England's second tier. On a night where his side showed their travelling support reasons to be concerned and cheerful for next season in equal measure, Jordan Rhodes' late penalty gave them a five-point advantage over the drop zone after trailing at half-time.

Venky’s have proved controversial owners of Blackburn

Blackburn supporters' group looking to learn from Swansea model

Fans hope involvement in the club can help the struggling Championship side

Norwich's Jonny Howson dribbles past McAnuff

Norwich City 2 Reading 1 match report: Canaries calm their own nerves but leave Reading in a flap

Two goals in two minutes early in the second half were just enough to give Norwich City their second Premier League win of 2013 and ease their growing fears of joining their all-but doomed visitors Reading in relegation.

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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

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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
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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’

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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

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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