Sport Jose Bosingwa says he will not play for Portugal again while Paulo Bento is in charge

Jose Bosingwa, the Chelsea defender, has said he will not play international football again while Paulo Bento remains Portugal manager. The 29-year-old had been pre-selected to join his national side for the Euro 2012 play-off games with Bosnia but was left out of Bento's final 25-man squad.

Spanish media reaction to Barcelona victory

Barcelona's joy at reaching the Champions League final and Real Madrid's fury at more perceived refereeing injustice split the Spanish media's reaction to last night's semi-final second leg.

Barcelona expect 'different' Manchester United in Wembley final

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola expects to face a very different Manchester United side to the one they beat in the 2009 Champions League final as the two teams look set to meet in European football's showpiece at Wembley later this month.

Barca head to Wembley after draw with Real

Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 1 (Barcelona win 3-1 on aggregate)

Bolton player Alonso in court over fatal car crash

Madrid police have confirmed Bolton defender Marcos Alonso was involved in a car accident in which a woman died.



Uefa sends Collina to monitor Barca-Madrid clash

Uefa is sending Italian refereeing great Pierluigi Collina to monitor Belgian match official Frank de Bleeckere's handling of a potentially volatile Champions League semi-finals clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Real complaint rejected as Barça feud deepens

Madrid level racism accusation at Busquets as bad blood continues to simmer

Masterful Messi lights up Bernabeu clash

Real Madrid 0 Barcelona 2

Hotter than LA, drier than Madrid - Britain hogs the super soaraway April sun!

It's great, but it's not spring as we know it. David Randall on the upsides and downsides of an extraordinary season

Jose Mourinho: 'Copa del Rey is just the start'

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho said the Copa del Rey final triumph over Barcelona shows his side can compete with their rivals and can come out on top in the clubs' forthcoming Champions League semi-final tie.

Ferguson reassured by United response to St James' onslaught

Sir Alex Ferguson insisted that the way Manchester United responded to a ferocious first-half assault by Newcastle on Tuesday night gave him confidence his players would not falter in the Premier League's final furlong.

First blood to Real as Ronaldo seals Cup win in extra-time

Barcelona 0 Real Madrid 1 (aet; 0-0 at 90 min)

United damage Wembley dressing room

Hole kicked in wall after FA Cup semi-final defeat / League leaders face Newcastle in key game tonight

De Gea denies Old Trafford deal

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David de Gea has refuted reports which say he has signed a pre-contract agreement with Manchester United.

Manchester United target David de Gea insists future is yet to be decided

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea has again played down speculation he is set to join Manchester United in the summer.

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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment