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The 20th century still looms large in Poland, and particularly in Nowa Huta. The eastern suburb of Krakow was built almost from scratch at Stalin’s behest by Poland’s communist government shortly after the Second world War, and is still home to more than 100,000 residents. The area – whose name means “New Steelworks” in Polish – was built as a sort of communised utopia for the city’s workers.

Boxing: Intensity of grudge match makes for explosive bout – with gulf in class

However questionable the provenance of this fight there was nothing illegitimate about the five-punch sequence that concluded it. David Haye brought a classy end to a chapter that lacked class from the outset and, in erasing the challenge of Dereck Chisora in a blizzard of withering blows, finds himself returned to the centre of the boxing universe, calling out Klitschkos by the dozen.

Rafael van der Vaart of Tottenham

Rafael van der Vaart says he will remain at Tottenham despite transfer speculation

Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has dismissed speculation that he will be returning to Hamburg as ‘just gossip’.

Hamburg would welcome Tottenham playmaker Rafael van der Vaart

Hamburg coach Thorsten Fink says he would welcome Rafael van der Vaart to the HSV-Arena with open arms as speculation increases linking the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder with a return to the Bundesliga club.

A fence separates David Haye and Dereck Chisora at yesterday's press conference

Steve Bunce On Boxing: Behind the baloney David Haye-Dereck Chisora is great fight

Chisora likes weigh-ins. He kissed one rival on the lips and slapped Vitali at another

Germany are heavy favourites for the match

Germany v Greece: Euro 2012 match preview

The second quarter-final of Euro 2012 appears to be a real David and Goliath clash as Germany take on Greece, with Germany hotly favoured after cruising through their group and Greece with somewhat of an off-pitch score to settle.

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Nigel de Jong in 'good position' over contract at Manchester City

Nigel de Jong has declared himself happy at Manchester City and believes he is in a "good position" with regards to his contract, which is moving into its final season.

Dirk Kuyt humbled by Liverpool fans

An “emotional” Dirk Kuyt today revealed he had been inundated with messages of support from Liverpool fans since quitting the club on Sunday.

Thomas Sorensen appears to have signed a two-and-a-half-year deal

Denmark's Euro 2012 plans hit by Thomas Sorensen injury

Denmark goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has been ruled out of Euro 2012 after suffering a back injury against Brazil at the weekend.

Anke Engelke said, “Tonight nobody could vote for their own country but it is good to be able to vote and it is good to have a choice. Good luck on your journey Azerbaijan, Europe is watching you.”

'Europe is watching you' - German comedian the only voice of criticism as Eurovision brushes aside human rights

German comedian the only presenter who dared to deviate from script and speak about Azerbaijan’s democratic credentials

In his hands: Dietmar Machold had clients all over the world for his violins

The Great Stradivarius Fiddle

An expert on violins faces trial, charged with dealing in fake instruments

Ruud van Nistelrooy helped Malaga qualify for the Champions League

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy announces retirement

Malaga striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35.

Slaven Bilic to step down as Croatia manager after Euro 2012

Slaven Bilic has announced he will step down as coach of Croatia's national team after Euro 2012.

David Haye (right) hits Dereck Chisora during their press conference brawl in Germany

Boxing: Dereck Chisora to fight David Haye at Upton Park

Frank Warren has defended his decision to pit Dereck Chisora against David Haye in a heavyweight grudge match.

Evacuation after WWII bomb find in Denmark

About 60 people have been evacuated from the area surrounding a construction site on a Danish island where a possible Second World War bomb has been found.

Dirk Kuyt

Hamburg coach reveals interest in Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt

Hamburg coach Thorsten Fink has described Liverpool's Dutch forward Dirk Kuyt as a "class" player.

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