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Video: Could Cristiano Jr.'s love of Messi bring the two great rivals closer together?

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho: Friendship with Alex Ferguson will remain whatever the result

Manchester United play Real Madrid this week

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez 'deserves Champions League football' says Steven Gerrard

Concerns striker will move elsewhere if Liverpool fail to finish fourth

Rory McIlroy has taken Tiger Woods’s place as Nike’s face of golf

Top dollar for Rory McIlroy who joins blue-chip brotherhood with Nike deal

Comeback Kid takes Tiger's place as Nike's face of golf – to the tune of $125m

When United and Liverpool lasy met again at Old Trafford, controversy followed as Suarez refused to shake Evra's hand before kick-off

Alex Ferguson hoping Manchester United clash with Liverpool passes without incident

United manager believes Luis Suarez incident is behind both clubs

Manchester City and Chelsea 'target' Radamel Falcao hints at future in Italy

The Colombian international has been strongly linked with a move away from Atletico Madrid

Spot the winner: Lionel Messi at this year's awards

The Ballon d'Or: Shimmering statuettes, simmering rivalries – but dodgier suits

The Ballon d'Or is the Oscars of the football world

The Ballon D'Or contenders

Are there any reasons why Lionel Messi shouldn't win the Fifa Ballon d'Or?

We profile the three contenders for tonight's award - Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta

Royal Ballet: Leaping beauties caught on camera

The Royal Ballet's top dancers wear quirky accessories and clothes by young British fashion designers in a new series of unconventional portraits.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi turns down £460,000-a-week after £205m release clause is triggered

Barcelona forward shuns offer from unknown Russian club

The Spain players after their 4-0 win over Italy in the European Championship final in Kiev in July

Magical memories of 2012 - Football: 'That night Spain played thrilling, bold, beautiful football'

1 July: Beautiful Spain smash Italy in the Euro 2012 final

McCammon axed over racism claim, says tribunal

Ian Herbert northern Football correspondent

Manchester United have massive global appeal, especially in countries like Japan

Manchester City eager to copy the United model, just as Barcelona did

Etihad club's turnover was less than half of their rivals' in the last financial year, but their chief executive, Ferran Soriano has overtaken them before

Falcao, the man they call “The Tiger”, will be a major threat to Real Madrid in his first appearance at the Santiago Bernabeu

Atletico ready 'The Tiger' Radamel Falcao as their big-game hunter

Falcao to play at Santiago Bernabeu for first time

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea in action for the Spain under-21s

Peter Schmeichel hails mental strength of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea

Peter Schmeichel has hailed the mental fortitude that has allowed David de Gea to recover from his nightmare start at Manchester United.

Sergio Aguero is denied by Iker Casillas
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What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
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Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
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Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'
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10 best statement lightbulbs

Dare to bare with some out-of-the-ordinary illumination
John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
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Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
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The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy

Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy
UK heatwave: Temperature reaches 39.8 degrees on Central Line - the sweatiest place in London

39.8 degrees recorded on Tube

There's hot (London) and too damn hot (the Underground). Simon Usborne braved the Central line to discover what its passengers suffer
Kitchens go hi-tech: From robot chefs to recipe-shopping apps, computerised cooking is coming

Computerised cooking is coming

From apps that automatically make shopping lists from your recipe books to smart ovens and robot chefs, Kevin Maney rounds up innovations to make your mouth water
Jessie Cave interview: The Harry Potter star has published a feminist collection of cartoons

Jessie Cave's feminist cartoons

The Harry Potter star tells Alice Jones how a one-night stand changed her life
Football Beyond Borders: Even the most distruptive pupils score at homework club

Education: Football Beyond Borders

Add football to an after-school homework club, and even the naughtiest boys can score
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Fire up the barbie: 10 best barbecue books

We've got Bibles to get you grilling and smoking like a true south American pro
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power