Sport

Discontent overshadows Blackpool's first three points of the campaign

One Direction member Louis Tomlinson has signed a contract with Doncaster Rovers Football Club

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson signs for Doncaster - but don't worry 1D fans, he's sticking with the band

Publicity stunt sees the singer sign for the Championship side

Bafetimbi Gomis has been linked with a move to Newcastle

Transfer news: Newcastle pull out of the hunt for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis

Magpies £7m bid remains on the table should the French club change their mind, but the hunt goes on for their first signing of the summer

Newcastle’s Sylvain Marveaux, left, and Bobby Grant of Blackpool, right

Newcastle United struggle to find credit from ‘Wonga derby’ against Blackpool

Friendly victory over Blackpool cannot divert bad publicity caused by controversial shirt deal

Tom Ince recently turned down an offer to join Cardiff City

Tom Ince: ‘Dad says I must leave Blackpool to reach top’

Ince has the blessing of his father and manager Paul to leave. But only if the move is right, this sought-after youngster tells Tim Rich

Kevin Phillips

Crystal Palace striker Kevin Phillips ready for another crack at the Premier League

The striker scored the crucial goal to get Palace promoted

Combative midfielder: Leroy 'The Bouncer' Fer

Today's transfer talk round-up: Thiago Alcantara on 'brink of Manchester United move'; Tottenham 'interested in' Nacer Chadli; Leroy Fer 'set for Norwich medical'

Who might be joining your club? Here are today's main transfer stories plus click the links at the bottom to find out the latest rumours...

Thomas Ince

Thomas Ince in talks with Cardiff after Blackpool accept £8m bid

The winger has long been linked with a move to the Premier League

Jonjo Shelvey

Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey could go on-loan to Crystal Palace as Ian Holloway looks to strengthen his squad

Midfielder is not in Rodgers first-team plans and may seek a short-term move away from Anfield in search of regular football

Staying or going: Ince's future still remains unclear

Blackpool transfer news: Club accepts transfer bid from Cardiff for Tom Ince, says father (and manager) Paul

Blackpool have accepted an offer from Cardiff City for English star Tom Ince according to Tangerines manager, Paul Ince.

Paul Ince

Bafflement in Blackpool continues as club insist Paul Ince did not offer resignation

45-year-old understood to have taken training today at pre-season training base in Portugal

Andreas Cornelius

Cardiff agree deal to sign Andreas Cornelius from FC Copenhagen

Striker set to join for an undisclosed fee upon completion of a medical

Tom Ince trains with the England Under-21s yesterday

Tom Ince: 'If I had a bad game as a kid my dad would spit in my face and worse!'

Blackpool star says his tough upbringing made him stronger as he returns for England after a ban

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 29 May 2013

Defiant Cook defends his tactics after series victory

Palace striker Kevin Phillips scores from the spot

Promoted Crystal Palace urged to follow Swansea's example

Kevin Phillips' penalty winner is set to ear Palace £120million windfall

Crystal Palace on 'hiding to nothing' without Wilfred Zaha, says Ian Holloway as he considers loan move for Manchester United winger

Holloway is tempted to ask new United boss Moyes if he can borrow Zaha

Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona from £629pp
Dubrovnik
Vietnam
Bruges
South Africa
Spain
Prices correct as of 12 December 2014
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie