Sport West Ham striker Andy Carroll looks on at Stamford Bridge

A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at Upton Park

Jagielka the hero as Everton defeat Newcastle

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Loan star Sturridge keeps goal-a-game run going for Bolton

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Cheick Tiote signs new deal at Newcastle

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has signed a new contract which commits him to the club until the end of the 2016/17 season.

Diary: Beatle's ex-PR at rock bottom

It's said Sir Paul McCartney and his ex-publicist Geoff Baker fell out when Heather Mills decided that Baker was a bad influence on her then-husband. Baker claims he was offered £150,000 to write a book about his 14 years with the Beatle, but turned down the opportunity to tell all. Instead, he's penned a novel, Rock Bottom, about a world famous rock star, which took six years to get into print because mainstream publishers uniformly rejected it for fear of litigation. Eventually self-published, however, Baker's book has now earned itself a review in local newspaper View From Lyme Regis. Rock Bottom, writes reviewer Philip Evans, "romps and ruts through the conjoined stories of flagging rock star Ian Taylor, his demented PR Peter Forth and a blackmailing fanchild who threatens to ruin the pop idol's reputation by unmasking a long-hidden sexual secret." Much to the chagrin of muckraking journalists such as myself, Baker maintains that Ian Taylor is in no way based on his former boss.

Lovenkrands and Best give Magpies the points

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Arsenal hit by comeback of the season

Newcastle United 4 Arsenal 4: Diaby's red card turns match on its head as Newcastle defy odds and boos with four-goal fightback

Newcastle share spoils in eight goal thriller

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Kevin Nolan 'sick' of Andy Carroll saga

Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan has apologised to his club's fans for comments praising Andy Carroll's move to Liverpool, admitting he is "getting quite sick of the whole saga".

Tottenham hint at future David Beckham move

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp would like to sign David Beckham when his Los Angeles Galaxy contract expires as the north London club keep up their bid for a Champions League spot.

Dalglish backs Luis-Carroll duo to write Anfield success story

Liverpool's new strike partnership cost £58m, but their manager believes it will herald a return to glory

Nolan keen to forget Carroll

Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan has admitted that his club have a "very frail squad" as they adjust to the deadline day departure of Andy Carroll.

Pardew: Carroll tried to hold Newcastle to ransom

Manager says striker forced club into transfer because of unrealistic contract demands

Harper's attacker turns up at training to apologise

Given the unsavoury events of less than 24 hours previously, there was an unexpected visitor to Newcastle's training ground yesterday, in the form of the teenage Sunderland supporter who confronted goalkeeper Steve Harper amid stormy scenes at the culmination of the Tyne-Wear derby on Sunday.

Sunderland revival marred by violence

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Nolan still the toast of the Toon as Newcastle thirst after a double

It is the de rigueur DVD on Tyneside, a real Wearside weepy, but the man cast in the starring role has still to secure his own copy. No self-respecting Newcastle supporter is without their cherished edition of the 5-1 derby demolition of Sunderland in October, which proved to be the perfect festive gift for thousands of Toon Army foot soldiers keen to relive the finest victory over the old enemy in living memory.

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