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Chelsea top group after win in Moscow

Spartak Moscow 0 Chelsea 2

Red Sox Group's prospective takeover at Anfield wins Premier League approval

The importance of next week's court case to the immediate future of Liverpool was laid bare yesterday as the Premier League approved the prospective takeover by New England Sports Venture (NSEV).

Ancelotti says Chelsea are in control

Carlo Ancelotti claims Chelsea are already closing in on the second round of the Champions League after swatting aside Marseille.

Album: John Martyn, Live at Leeds: Deluxe Edition (Island)

Recorded in early 1975 then privately released, then broadly unavailable for donkeys. Now revealed to have been live at Leeds only in part. No matter: it's a minor classic.

Murray through to quarter-finals in Cincinnati

Andy Murray came from a set down to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters last night.

Battling Murray stays on course in Cincinnati

Andy Murray's stunning Toronto triumph over Roger Federer last weekend seemed like a distant memory as the Scot struggled to book his place in the third round of the Cincinnati Masters last night.

Dawson dreaming of Messi meeting

Michael Dawson was already dreaming of marking Lionel Messi ahead of his and Tottenham's Champions League debut against Young Boys tonight.

Defending champion Murray finds his range at last to ease past Malisse

Andy Murray began the defence of his Rogers Cup title with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Xavier Malisse last night in the second round of the Masters 1000 event.

Hooper: Forrest can fill McGeady's shoes

Celtic striker Gary Hooper believes James Forrest can fill the void created by Aiden McGeady's absence during tomorrow's Champions League clash against Sporting Braga.

Leading article: Everyone’s a winner

Here you are, ready for next year or the year after that: your cut-out-and-keep guide to summer. 1. The United Kingdom, or one of its constituent nations, will experience sporting disappointment. 2. The weather will be hot, cold, wet or dry. 3. The Independent on Sunday will publish a list of reasons to be cheerful, and a leading article enjoining a youthful spirit of uplift upon its readers.

Sport on TV: Who needs penalties when you can have second-set tie-break?

There was a point in Andy Murray's semi-final against Rafael Nadal (Wimbledon 2010, BBC1, Friday) when a spectator shouted: "Come on Andy, do it for Beckham!" You instantly knew he was doomed.

Tireless Murray comes off ropes to floor Tsonga

If any tennis player knows about the rope-a-dope strategy that took Muhammad Ali to victory over George Foreman in the "Rumble in the Jungle" it should be his lookalike, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, whose father attended the most famous fight in boxing history 36 years ago.

Murray rolls past Querrey

Andy Murray reeled off his fourth consecutive straight-sets win to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals this evening.

Profile: Elusive chairman who now has to face the President

He has been the invisible man of the BP oil spill disaster – but next week he takes centre stage.

Love Story, Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Like Andy Williams singing the famous song, I'm in a quandary: "Where do I begin?" Well, yes, to tell the story of how great a love can be, but also to tell how composer Howard Goodall has clinically drained off the romantic excess of Erich Segal's 1970 movie script and produced a brisk, ever-so-polite chamber oratorio.

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