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England manager dismisses claims of injury as he weighs up striking options

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Bowel cancer rates for men rise by 29%

Increase may be linked to obesity and diets high in red and processed meat

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Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini wants to leave St James’ Park

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Steven Gerrard insists there are “still a few more chapters to be written” with England as he prepares to win his 100th cap in tomorrow's encounter with Sweden in Stockholm.

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Paul Moore, the HBOS whistleblower, is launching a lobbying group – The New Wilberforce Alliance – to spearhead a campaign for a full public inquiry to clean up the banking industry.

Neil Forsyth: Six more days of Mark Lawrenson

For me there is but one obstacle to footballing utopia – the presence within it of Mark Lawrenson.

Amol Rajan: The Shearer Defence: a new term for socially acceptable, sporting immorality

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