News Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Anna, Sir Richard Branson, far right, and Irish activist Sir Bob Geldof, second from right, during the opening ceremony for the One Young World summit

The world is in a terrible mess. Global warming is causing irreversible damage to the environment, poverty and greed is stifling progress and corruption is rife. The solution? It’s time to hand over the reigns to the next generation. 

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp sits in the away dug-out

Stevenage defy odds to hold Spurs in FA Cup

Stevenage 0 Tottenham 0

Chelsea's manager, Andre Villas-Boas, looks on as his side are held to a 1-1 draw by Birmingham at Stamford Bridge

Doyle's heroics leave Villas-Boas in limbo

Chelsea 1 Birmingham City 1: Outlook for the Chelsea manager is no brighter as crucial penalty save stops Premier League side in their tracks and earns an under-strength Birmingham a replay from a game notable for another Torres failure

Miyaichi the star in FA Cup clash at the New Den

Millwall 0 Bolton 2

Nugent slots home to keep Leicester in FA Cup

Norwich 1 Leicester 2

Ryan Giggs gave his team-mates a dressing down during a United training session

James Lawton: Giggs has shown gut leadership worthy to inherit the hairdryer

If it happens that Ryan Giggs indeed wins the race for the succession at Old Trafford as the favourite-son nomination of Sir Alex Ferguson, no one need have much doubt about the day a nice idea became a compelling possibility.

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England are once again in turmoil after Capello's decision to resign last night. The Italian felt his position had become untenable after the FA stripped John Terry of the captaincy without consulting him. Terry has been accused of racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand, a charge which he denies, and will stand trial on July 9. The FA elected to act as the Chelsea defender's trial does not start until after the Euro 2012 finals.

David Beckham offers support to Fabio Capello

Former England captain David Beckham has offered his support to Fabio Capello, the Italian who called time on Beckham's international career, after his decision to stand down as England manager

Mario Balotelli was reportedly targeted last night

Manchester City lodge complaint over alleged racist abuse aimed at Mario Balotelli

UEFA are awaiting their match delegate's report before deciding whether to take action against alleged racial abuse during Manchester City's Europa League win at Porto.

Valencia’s Mehmet Topal (centre) is congratulated by team-mates after his stunning strike

Pulis: 'It didn't break for us, then they scored a wonder goal'

Stoke City 0 Valencia 1

PSG could offer Luis Suarez European football

PSG train their sights on Suarez

Dalglish faces battle to keep striker at Anfield after French giants target summer move

Messi hands over his shirt

Bayer Leverkusen players to be ordered to auction off Lionel Messi shirt

Two Bayer Leverkusen players will have to auction off Barcelona shirts they got from Lionel Messi in a 3-1 Champions League defeat on Tuesday after sports director Rudi Voeller said they were too enthusiastic in their quest for a souvenir.

Sir Alex: Giggs can be the man to replace me

Sir Alex Ferguson has told Manchester United that he believes Ryan Giggs can be his successor as manager of the club when the 70-year-old finally walks away from Old Trafford.

Zenit’s Aleksandr Kerzhakov (right) fights for the ball with Benfica’s Ezequiel Garay

Shirokov's double puts Zenit on top

Zenit St Petersburg 3 Benfica 2

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Ryan Giggs could follow in his footsteps

Ferguson: Giggs can be the man to replace me

United legend endorsed as surprise successor when manager finally walks away

Footballer Joshua Scott cleared of assault

A League Two footballer has been cleared of common assault on a woman in a nightclub.

Ryan Giggs will continue for another season

Manchester United trio Ryan Giggs, Dimitar Berbatov and Patrice Evra to miss Ajax tie

Ryan Giggs, Dimitar Berbatov and Patrice Evra were all absent as Manchester United headed to Amsterdam on their first Europa League trip this morning.

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