Sport Steven Naismith celebrates after scoring for Everton during the 4-0 FA Cup victory over Stevenage

Oviedo suffered a suspected broken ankle but a Steven Naismith double helps Toffees progress regardless

James Lawton: English cricket's triumph mocks tawdry offerings of the big kick-off

You might say it was the Premier League's bad luck that it should return so wretchedly quite so soon after another superbly grown-up performance from England's Test side

Joey Barton caught in Arsenal's red-card drama

Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 0: Debutant Gervinho sent off for slapping controversial Newcastle midfielder as Gunners struggle to find breakthrough in absence of Fabregas

Rebel provides a cause for army of followers

At half-time on Tyneside last night, Mark Allison stepped on to the pitch to take a bow in recognition of the 3,100-mile run he completed across the United States last Tuesday.

Something For The Weekend: 13/08/2011

It's squeaky-bum time

Arsene Wenger

It seems absurd to say, given his record, but no manager is under greater pressure this weekend than Arsene Wenger.

Why, oh why? The week the pundits ran riot

The disorder of recent days has provoked a torrent of pontificating from the nation's opinion formers. Here is a sample from across the political spectrum

Gabriel Obertan completes move to Newcastle

French winger Gabriel Obertan insists it was an easy decision to leave Manchester United and join Newcastle.

Tales From The Water Cooler: Barton scores with highbrow quotes

Footballers, specifically English footballers, have long had to disguise any hint of an intellectual hinterland. During his playing career, middle-class Chelsea veteran Graeme Le Saux famously confessed to reading a certain left-leaning broadsheet. He was subjected to years of homophobic abuse from fans and fellow players.

Joey Barton, the thinking man's footballer

First he turned to George Orwell, then George Washington. But Barton is not alone in revealing the link between philosophy and the beautiful game. Nick Szczepanik discovers a cornucopia of thought for him to tweet.

Alan Pardew wants Premier League

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has called on the Barclays Premier League to provide its players with a guideline to direct their use of Twitter in the wake of the ongoing Joey Barton saga.

Joey Barton facing uncertain future

Joey Barton's future remains up in the air after the midfielder continued his Twitter campaign against the Newcastle hierarchy with a threat to see out his contract at St James' Park against the club's wishes.

Andy Martin: Cambridge is the place for Joey Barton

Move over Eric Cantona. Enough trawlers and seagulls. Joey Barton has taken over as football's No 1 philosopher. A fluent midfielder who has played for England and Manchester City, Barton is also famous for his fouls and has criminal convictions for affray and assault.

Defiant Barton threatens to stay on Tyneside

Joey Barton has hinted he may be happy with a long stay in the Newcastle doghouse despite not being wanted by the club.

Clubs line-up to lure Joey Barton

Joey Barton would appear to have his pick of clubs as he sets about again resurrecting his turbulent career ahead of the new Barclays Premier League season.

James Lawton: Newcastle bad boy, for all his misdeeds, speaks truths the game should heed

In the middle of the game's most sustained burst of opportunism, Joey Barton sings of the glory of wearing the black and white stripes

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BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

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Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

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Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

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Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
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Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
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Besiktas vs Arsenal

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Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

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Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

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Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment