Sport Glenn Hoddle is set for a role with the FA

The former manager is being touted as a possible replacement for AVB

Wayne Rooney made little impact in possession and his goal had a touch of luck

Glenn Moore: Wayne Rooney looked hungry and ran hard but he failed the challenge of reinvention

Striker was asked to adapt and improve but, like his team-mates, he was not up to the task

Gary Lineker apologises after joking that praying Muslim footballers were 'eating grass'

Lineker made the gaff while presenting Wednesday night’s Champions League match between Schalke and Montpellier for Al Jazeera - a station aimed a predominantly Muslim, Middle Eastern audience.

Spurs: Jan Vertonghen, £10m from Ajax

Jan Vertonghen eager to end Tottenham's 23-year wait for victory at Old Trafford

Jan Vertonghen insists Tottenham are more than capable of ending their 23-year wait for a victory at Old Trafford.

Harry Redknapp says Roy Hodgson needs time to make his mark on England

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp joins Match Of The Day as pundit

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has joined Match Of The Day as a regular pundit for the new season.

Sid Waddell pictured in 2007

Legendary darts broadcaster Sid Waddell dies

Darts broadcaster Sid Waddell has died at the age of 72, his manager has confirmed.

Morrissey

London 2012: Morrissey attacks 'blustering jingoism' of the Olympics and compares atmosphere to Nazi Germany

Trust Morrissey to rain on Britain’s patriotic parade. The singer has been criticised for attacking the "blustering jingoism" of the Olympic Games and comparing the atmosphere to Hitler’s Germany in 1939.

Olympic opening ceremony view from the sofa: Sue, Gary and Team BBC whipped us into a frenzy

For two solid hours the BBC’s anticipatory fluffers worked on the audience — with a selection of former Olympians and medal hopes inserts that worked as a kind of fifty shades of great, tittilating the audience for what was to come — an opening show that had consumed at least £27 million and almost as many column inches of speculation.

Jamie Oliver criticised David Beckham for his promotional role with Pepsi

Jamie Oliver picks a fight with David Beckham over his junk food adverts

Gary Lineker also targeted by chef in campaign for children to eat healthily

Jonathan Ross to become cartoon star

Jonathan Ross is to become a cartoon character in TV hit Phineas And Ferb.

Top earners cost BBC £16m

The BBC paid more than £16 million to top talent in 2011/12, according to its accounts.

Jakub Blaszczykowski’s traumas were downplayed by Adrian Chiles

Quotes of the Euros: "Jakub watched his father murder his mother... but he's bounced back"

Adrian Chiles set the tone but others followed suit with plenty more nonsense... plus the odd clever quip

Graham Taylor gestures instructions from the bench during the match with Sweden

Do I not like that! It's Euro '92 all over again

Tough game with France before crashing out against the hosts... there are spooky parallels with Graham Taylor's ill-fated campaign. He talks to Simon Hart

Gary Lineker is the presenter of the show

BBC secure 'Match of the Day' rights for £179.7m

The BBC have paid £179.7million to keep their rights to the Match of the Day highlights programme of Premier League games for three years from the 2013/14 season.

BBC reveals digital Olympics plans

The BBC has unveiled plans for its digital coverage of the London Olympics, which will allow fans to watch events on the move - and in the office.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp will be BBC pundit for Euro 2012

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp may have missed out on the England job, but he'll be getting involved with Euro 2012 none-the-less.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee