Sport
 

The Cardiff-born Wales international moved to the Spanish capital earlier this year after his sale to the Spanish club for a world-record fee

Kaka has never replicated the form that he showed at AC Milan

Kaka denies reaching agreement with PSG

Kaka has denied reports he has agreed a move to Paris St Germain and insisted he is committed to Real Madrid.

Cesc Fabregas (left) celebrates with teammate Lionel Messi

Fabregas lifts Barca to top as Ronaldo fails to shine

Real Madrid 1 Barcelona 3

Wolves striker Steven Fletcher celebrates scoring the winner which spoilt Martin O’Neill’s day

Wolves give O'Neill a taste of the task ahead

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Sunderland 1

Luiz's Christian faith behind Chelsea's hands-on attitude

It might have been dismissed as "touching Fernando Torres for luck", but the ritual David Luiz performed before Chelsea's 5-0 Champions League win over Genk – in which Torres scored twice – is rooted more in the Brazilian international's faith than in some pre-match superstition.

Manchester City chief Garry Cook in cancer email storm

Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook is at the centre of more unwanted controversy after an e-mail, appearing to be sent by him, went to Nedum Onuoha's cancer-stricken mum by mistake.

Robin Scott Elliot: White's window on Sky transfer day showed all but told less

Transfer deadline day, Sky Sports News

Ronaldo, Kaka and the April Fool that has (almost) come to pass

When The Independent exclusively revealed that the Portuguese government was preparing to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to the highest bidder to solve its sovereign debt crisis the story could only have been published on one day – 1 April.

Porto issue warning to Chelsea over manager Andre Villas-Boas

Porto have signalled their intention to keep Andre Villas-Boas out of the clutches of Chelsea and the other giants of European football by declaring they want him to stay "for many years".

Scotland eye upset against Brazil

Charlie Adam has urged Scotland to do themselves justice when they come face to face with Brazil this weekend.

Keep your cool, Dalglish tells Carroll as Liverpool fight to stay in Europe

Manager wants £35m striker to focus on overturning 1-0 first-leg deficit rather than seeking revenge for elbow from Braga defender

Kenny Dalglish expects Uefa action over Andy Carroll attack

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is surprised that UEFA have not taken retrospective action against Braga defender Kaka for his elbow on Andy Carroll last week.

Barcelona star Eric Abidal to undergo surgery on tumour

Eric Abidal's peers have rallied round in support the Barcelona defender after the club revealed he will undergo surgery on a liver tumour on Friday.

Chelsea in for Kaka with Drogba offered as bait

Abramovich's summer spending spree set to involve Hamsik, Cahill and £20m Rodwell

Real star Kaka omitted from Brazil squad for France friendly

Real Madrid playmaker Kaka has not been included in Mano Menezes' 23-man Brazil squad ahead of next month's friendly international against France.

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 17 April 2015
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own