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Grant says Pompey must 'get nasty' to beat drop

Manager wants aggressive approach to start with visit of high-flying Arsenal tonight

Portsmouth seeking new investment

Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has been asked by owner Ali Al Faraj to find investors interested in putting money into the club.

James hopeful of Portsmouth return

England goalkeeper David James expects to make his Portsmouth comeback in Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Sunderland.

Crouch frustrated by 'strange' United loss

The Tottenham striker Peter Crouch believes the Carling Cup defeat by Manchester United was just a blip and they can bounce straight back against Everton on Sunday.

James happy with Grant appointment

Portsmouth goalkeeper David James has backed Avram Grant to reverse the ailing fortunes of the Fratton Park club.

Fuller piles pain on Pompey

Stoke City 1 Portsmouth 0

James insists he will be fit for World Cup

England goalkeeper David James expects to be fully fit for next summer's World Cup.

Capello singles out Milner for praise

England coach Fabio Capello feels James Milner is improving at every stage of his footballing development.

James injury increases England's keeper crisis

Capello's concerns about No 1's long-term shoulder problem puts underperforming stand-ins on the spot

Lampard ruled out of Brazil friendly

Frank Lampard is out of England's friendly with Brazil in Qatar on Saturday.

Rovers rescued by resurgent Roberts

Blackburn Rovers 3 Portsmouth 1

Steve Howard: We need a clean industrial revolution

Scientists and economists agree we need to more than halve emissions by mid-century. This means every major decision - every investment decision or new policy decision – needs to be a low carbon decision.

Defoe leaves his mark as Spurs ride their luck

Portsmouth 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2

The secret life of the beard

To mark the dramatic return to form of the manly growth, as sported by England's David Beckham, Katy Guest explores the history of facial hair

Heskey seeks Villa exit to safeguard World Cup place

Striker admits that lack of action under Martin O'Neill may lead to transfer request
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The Sumatran tiger, endemic to the Indonesian island of Sumatra, is an endangered species
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Story line: Susanoo slays the Yamata no Orochi serpent in the Japanese version of a myth dating back 40,000 years
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Gardai wait for the naked man, who had gone for a skinny dip in Belfast Lough
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Shake down: Michelle and Barack Obama bump knuckles before an election night rally in Minnesota in 2008, the 'Washington Post' called it 'the fist bump heard round the world'
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Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

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The man who dared to go on holiday

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The Guest List 2014

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Jokes on Hollywood

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It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

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Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

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Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

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Edinburgh Fringe 2014

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Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

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