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Football: Growing pains for the league of nations

Is football being stung - or saved - by the influx of foreign players? asks Guy Hodgson

Harford hopes to sign Bebeto

Ray Harford hopes to pull off a coup by luring the Brazilian World Cup striker, Bebeto, to Blackburn Rovers.

Apologetic Bosnich 'must grow up'

Aston Villa's assistant manager, Allan Evans, suggested yesterday that the club's goalkeeper, Mark Bosnich, has no problems that maturity would not cure.

FOOTBALL: EUROPEAN ROUND-UP:Ince off but Inter top

For the first time in seven years, Internazionale stand alone at the top of Italy's Serie A - and they did it despite having only 10 men on the pitch for over half of Saturday's 2-0 home win against Piacenza, writes Rupert Metcalf.

Ravanelli keeps Italians in touch

Italy, England's main rivals in World Cup qualifying Group Two, managed only a 1-0 home win over Georgia in Perugia last night, Middlesbrough's Fabrizio Ravanelli scoring the only goal.

Sport's in the mind

Mens sana in corpore sano. Now I don't know too much Latin (just prima facie, quid pro quo, alea jacta est, que sera sera, stuff like that), but I do understand what the British mean when they say it. Literally it translates to "a healthy mind in a healthy body" - a two way trade- off.

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City Diary: Pensions Board bikers in power struggle

Try as I might I cannot imagine that sitting on the Occupational Pensions Board (OPB), though worthy, can provide much excitement. In the middle of advising the Government on pensions issues, two members of the OPB have formed an unlikely rivalry.

Vogts' triumph over adversity

Football: Euro 96 Final; Germany v Czech Republic

Power surge needed to ignite final

While the English are trying to summon up interest, Germany and the Czech Republic will be calling on their final reserves of energy and will. Many might think that the real final of Euro 96 took place on Wednesday night, but that would be to ignore the undoubted qualities of tonight's participants.

Germans make awed approach to football's greatest symbol

Hartmut Scherzer looks at Wembley's emotional significance to the visitors

Vogts saves his best put-down until the last

Germany responded yesterday with a famous Churchillian gesture of their own to the tabloid newspaper which tiresomely declared football war on them on Monday.

Millichip 'regrets' Venables exit

For the first time in what seems months, we have two whole days without football. What to do? Talk to your partner (if they are still there), scythe the lawn, buy fresh food, rather than eat microwaved Polyfilla?
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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

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Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

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Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

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Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

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Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

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Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

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