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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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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there