Sport Sir Alex Ferguson’s presence at most United games has cast a shadow over David Moyes

The former manager has been a regular onlooker during David Moyes' difficult start to life at Old Trafford

Pandora: Bell eases back on his anti-Blears campaign

Having endured a fraught few weeks after she jumped ship from Gordon Brown's Cabinet, it seems there is at last one good piece of news for Hazel Blears.

Great Sporting Moments: Brazil 4 Italy 1, 1970 World Cup final

To those who were there, and to the millions who watched it on television, the final of the 1970 World Cup was the consummate celebration of football, in which the good guys won - and won beautifully. Brian Viner looks back on a day of pure sporting joy.

James Lawton: Beckham's longevity no match for Moore

Even if it is indisputable that Bobby Moore was a football god who in one of the greatest games ever played fought Pele to a standstill, no-one should sneer the word sacrilege if it should happen this evening in Seville that his total of 108 caps for England is matched by David Beckham.

What recession? New bookshop tells a different story

Opening a shop? In this market? Selling books for a minimum of £3,000?

James Lawton: Hoy's humility as victor brings out best in personality of British sport

This was a roll-call of superb achievement and a winner who made nonsense of the traditional block vote controversy

Charlton tips Ronaldo for "fantastic' season

Sir Bobby Charlton is pleased Cristiano Ronaldo has re-discovered his dead-ball technique - and believes the Manchester United winger is ready to rack up the goals again.

Sir Bobby Charlton: 'Capello is the first real England boss since Sir Alf'

The Brian Viner Interview: Sir Bobby Charlton believes the Ramsey-like no nonsense approach of the Italian manager is central to the national side's resurgence

Manchester and Munich unite to recall 'a black day in the history of football'

From an unprepossessing corner of east Munich to a stand at Old Trafford, the 23 lives lost in the plane crash which has come to define Manchester United were remembered yesterday.

Last Night's TV: Night of the iguana was unforgettable

Life in Cold Blood, BBC1; Nation on Film – Munich Remembered, BBC4

Religion, Rome and The Reich: The Vatican's other dirty secret

Forget 'The Da Vinci Code', 'God's HQ on earth' has a real ghost in the cupboard - collusion with the Nazis. No wonder then, says Peter Stanford, that the church is hiding papers on the dealings of 'Hitler's Pope', Pius XII

Beckham on the trail of Sir Bobby instead of Pink Panther

So long as Sir Bobby Charlton's record is there to be broken, the Oscar can wait. David Beckham took a break from England's preparations for tomorrow's friendly international here against Spain to reveal that he had turned down the opportunity to develop an acting career in order to concentrate on his goal of beating Sir Bobby's number of appearances for his country.

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Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

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Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

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Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

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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
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2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

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Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

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