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Daniel Sturridge celebrates opening the scoring last night

Stuart Pearce not feeling Olympics pressure as Team GB prepare for quarter-final

Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce believes being part of the Olympics has helped his side to avoid being burdened with the sort of expectations that have hampered England at major tournaments.

Howard Webb leads tributes to former official Jack Taylor

Howard Webb hailed the legacy Jack Taylor left on refereeing in this country as tributes poured in for the former official who has died at the age of 82.

Bradley Wiggins is proudly the champion of the 2012 Tour de France

Bradley Wiggins: A British cyclist winning the Tour de France? How is this possible?

Simon O’Hagan pays tribute to the Kilburn boy whose historic, once unimaginable, exploits on the roads of France have had an extraordinary effect in his homeland

Tim Walker: Olympians do it for the love of sport

Tales From The Water Cooler: How can you get emotionally involved in a story when all you see is the final scene?

England end tour of South Africa on positive note

South Africa 14 England 14

England claw draw from Springboks on final tour date

South Africa 14 England 14

Manchester United confirm pre-season tour of South Africa

Manchester United have confirmed they will start their pre-season tour with two matches in South Africa next month.

A rescuer carries a child to safety after the fire in Doha

Fire at one of world's most luxurious malls leaves 13 children dead

Nineteen people were killed by a fire that destroyed an upmarket shopping centre in the Qatari capital, Doha, yesterday, with 13 children among the dead.

Jermain Defoe scored his side's second goal to secure three points at White Hart Lane

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe attributes England call-up to extra training

Jermain Defoe thinks a gruelling pre-season training camp in France helped him break in to England's Euro 2012 squad.

Marko Marin is to join Chelsea

Chelsea signing Marko Marin wants Roberto Di Matteo in charge

Chelsea new boy Marko Marin believes the London club is "the perfect fit" for him and hopes the man who recruited him, Roberto Di Matteo, is still the man in charge when he arrives.

Howard Webb took the decision to abandon Saturday’s game at Spurs

Webb stood down from Wolves game

Howard Webb was stood down from being the fourth official at yesterday's game between Wolves and Manchester United.

The Maracana stadium, which will host the 2014 World Cup final, is currently being re-developed

Brazil needs 'kick up the arse' says Fifa secretary amid warnings over 2014 World Cup preparations

Serious concerns about Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup have been expressed by FIFA raising the prospect of transport and accommodation chaos for fans.

Brazil's Neymar reacts after scoring in the friendly against Bosnia on Tuesday

Menezes sets Brazil quest for old style

Battling 2-1 victory over Bosnia shows signs of coach's plan to reverse 20 years of negative tactics

<b>Fernando Torres - Winter 2011</b><br/>
Arguably the greatest deadline day of all occurred last winter. What was most shocking was that not only so much money was being thrown around, but the out-of-the-blue nature of them. Rumours surfaced in the morning that Liverpool favourite Fernando Torres was interesting Chelsea. By the end of the day his £50m switch made him the most expensive British buy in history.

Misfiring Fernando Torres dropped by Spain

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque insists the door is still open for Fernando Torres to make the final cut for Euro 2012 despite dropping the out-of-form Chelsea striker from his latest squad.

The legendary Brazilian midfielder, Socrates, died yesterday aged 57

The Socrates philosophy

The legendary Brazilian midfielder, who died yesterday aged 57, believed it was how you played rather than if you won that counted most – as his 1982 side showed

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Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
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Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
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60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
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10 best PS4 games

Can’t wait for the new round of blockbusters due out this autumn? We played through last year’s offering
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Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

Girl on a Plane

An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent