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

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Javier Hernandez is relishing a European Cup run

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez ready to embrace Europa League

It might be a Thursday night on Channel Five - but Manchester United's clash with Ajax does sound like a Champions League game.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (centre), Robinho (front right) and the Milan squad train at Milanello yesterday

Rossoneri are forced to rely on 'senior citizens' brigade

Days of Baresi & Co long gone as financial woes mean Milan must use older players – with mixed success, says Robin Scott-Elliot

Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his - and Barcelona's - second goal

Sanchez puts Barca in driving seat

Bayer Leverkusen 1 Barcelona 3

McSheffrey is spot on to sink Leeds

Coventry City 2 Leeds United 1

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (centre), Robinho (front right) and the Milan squad train at Milanello yesterday

Milan are forced to rely on their senior citizens

The heady days of Baresi and Maldini are long gone as financial constraints in Italy mean 'Rossoneri' are using older players and loanees with mixed success

...With open arms: Joleon Lescott said he was glad of Tevez's return

City team-mates welcome back Tevez

Carlos Tevez was heartened to be welcomed back to Manchester City by at least four first-team players yesterday. The Argentina striker returned to the club for the first time since early November.

The exciting prospect Ross Barkley is close to a first-team return

Everton look to push on as injury list diminishes

Everton midfielder Seamus Coleman's return from injury has given manager David Moyes another timely boost. The Toffees are on a high after back-to-back home wins over Premier League leaders Manchester City and Chelsea.

The Golden Scales, By Parker Bilal

Parker Bilal is the pseudonym of the Sudanese novelist Jamal Mahjoub, who, like many "literary" writers, is venturing into the detective genre. The setting is present-day Cairo, where in a broken-down houseboat on the Nile, former police inspector Makana is operating as a reluctant private eye. He has few friends – mainly writers, painters and musicians – and his landlady lives in a shack constructed of old crates and jerry cans.

Seamus Coleman injury boost for Everton

Everton midfielder Seamus Coleman's return from injury has given manager David Moyes another timely boost.

Ryan Giggs will continue for another season

Ryan Giggs will not make same mistake as Paul Scholes and Gary Neville

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs is determined not to make the same mistake as team-mate Paul Scholes by retiring too early.

BEN JONES-BISHOP: A Leeds regular last season, the winger may get a chance to play against Manly

Jones-Bishop ready to step in and take world title shot at Manly

Ben Jones-Bishop is standing by to reclaim his first-team spot in the game that could make Leeds world champions.

Jurgen Klinsmann has been linked with Tottenham should Harry Redknapp become England manager

Jurgen Klinsmann plays down Tottenham speculation

Jurgen Klinsmann insists he is happy in his current role as United States head coach despite speculation that the he could take over as Tottenham manager should Harry Redknapp depart for England.

Alex McLeish accused Robin van Persie of elbowing Carlos Cuellar

Aston Villa suffer double injury blow

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish admits it will be a massive blow to be without Richard Dunne for eight weeks after the defender fractured his collarbone during yesterday's clash with Manchester City.

The PM tries to laugh off criticism from Tories over his European retreat

Cameron orders summit to tackle racism in football

Football must not return to the "bad old days" following recent high-profile racism rows, the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned yesterday, as it emerged that David Cameron is to hold a Downing Street summit to discuss the issue.

Handbags, no handshakes: Suarez refuses to shake Evra’s hand

Suarez and Liverpool say sorry for Evra snub

Club officials angry that striker undermined manager with refusal to shake rival's hand

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