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More than 200 stricken vessels were captured over a 125-year period off the Isles of Scilly, David Keys gazes in wonder at a unique maritime archive

Football: Seaman on a mission to prevent Zola repeating himself

Wembley absentee sets his focus on little feet

Hanged man's case reopened

A man who was hanged 45 years ago for allegedly slitting the throat of a shopkeeper is to have his case re-examined by the Court of the Appeal.

Moldovans get ready to crumble

It was always going to be hard to make a case for Moldova restricting England to a respectable World Cup scoreline tonight and having spent time with their coach it is impossible.

Seaman `suits the occasion'

David Seaman has more Wembley memories than most: he conceded a 40-yard free-kick to Paul Gascoigne in the FA Cup semi-final; he won and lost Euro 96 penalty shoot-outs; he has even watched Rod Stewart play there in the pouring rain. Tomorrow, however, he will represent his country on a bittersweet night more laden with emotion than even the twin towers could recall.

England reined in by Romario

England 0 Brazil 1

Shearer's priceless strike

World Cup qualifier: England survive Gascoigne injury and missed penalty to pave the way for France '98; Poland 0 England 2 Shearer 6, Sheringham 90 Attendance: 32,000

Classical: In the key of sea

Billy Budd Halle, Manchester

Football: England profit from Shearer effect

England 2 Georgia 0: WORLD CUP: Impressive display from forward pairing ensures home side keep up pressure on Italy at top of Group Two

Barrio-boy language

Amanda Hopkinson talks to Francisco Goldman, the prize-winning Latino novelist

'I wish to congratulate you for your act of sportsmanship'

Less than a week after incurring the displeasure of Uefa, football's European governing body, for supporting the sacked Liverpool dockers, Robbie Fowler was yesterday canonised by Fifa for his sportsmanship.

Football: Liverpool survive Arsenal revival

PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALL: Arsenal 1 Liverpool 2: Disputed penalty at Highbury and stalemate on Teesside tight en the battles at top and bottom

Seaman ready for England

David Seaman is set to be named today in England's squad for the friendly with Mexico on 29 March at Wembley, having recovered from the injury which kept him out of the World Cup tie with Italy last month, writes Glenn Moore.

Operations for Shearer and Seaman

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Graham's game

Leeds United 0 Arsenal 0 Attendance: 35,502

Football: West Ham see red as Wright strikes

West Ham United 1 Arsenal 2
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