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As the Queen's Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand broke his long silence by saying he had "very strong feelings" about any possible racial abuse, Chelsea last night continued their backing for John Terry, who is likely to captain the team in a Champions League tie here this evening.

Police use Taser on pensioner

A 72-year-old man is in custody after being shot with a Taser by police following a stand-off.

Veteran broadcaster Sir Jimmy Savile dies aged 84

The veteran DJ and broadcaster Sir Jimmy Savile died today, sources said.

Traveller's guide: Victoria, Australia

With beaches, vineyards and a cosmopolitan capital, mainland Australia's smallest state packs a lot in, says <a href="http://www.lonelyplanet.com." target="_blank">Lonely Planet's</a> <b>Jayne D'Arcy</b>.

Alex Ferguson looks to Wayne Rooney for Manchester United recovery

Sir Alex Ferguson is banking on Wayne Rooney brushing off the usual hostile treatment from Everton fans tomorrow as Manchester United look to put the shock of their 6-1 defeat by Manchester City behind them.

BBC extend Wimbledon coverage deal

Wimbledon will continue to be broadcast on the BBC until at least 2017 after the corporation's contract as host broadcaster and UK rights holder was extended by three years.

Uefa delay details of Wayne Rooney ban

UEFA have delayed giving the Football Association their written reasons behind England striker Wayne Rooney's three-match ban "for another week at a minimum".

Saracens hit by Richard Wigglesworth season-long injury

Saracens and England scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Andy Flower keen to eradicate 'niggly' incidents

Andy Flower is setting the example he needs England's one-day international cricketers to follow, by accepting his share of "personal responsibility" for their Indian whitewash.

Flood warning as storms sweep UK

Homeowners and businesses were told to brace themselves for flooding as heavy rain and strong winds swept across the country today.

Triumphant All Black coach tells Red Rose to stick with Johnson

Henry extols benefits of continuity and Hansen says 'experience' was key factor in success. By Chris Hewett in Auckland

Spurs on alert as Ancelotti confirms desire for English job

The Premier League chairmen are yet to make their first sacking but, when they do, there will be a former European Cup, Premier League, Serie A and FA Cup-winning manager available.

Louw debut is high point for Bath as youngsters run riot

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Doyle leads rescue as Wolves pull back from brink

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Parents permit drunk children

Police have called for a "national debate" over parental responsibility after saying that seven out of 10 underage children caught drinking in Newquay this summer were given the alcohol by their parents.

Victory at last - but with venom

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