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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.

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

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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

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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

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

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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.

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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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