News Dmytro Bulatov,a Ukrainian opposition activist, says he was kidnapped and tortured

He led AutoMaidan protest movement that organised motorcades outside the houses of politicians and oligarchs

Gary Lineker (left) is unimpressed by Greg Dyke's choices

Gary Lineker rejects Greg Dyke's FA panel as 'pointless... a missed chance'

Much-hyped commission attacked for uninspiring selections while Campbell criticises lack of ethnic minorities involved 

Roy Hodgson takes an England training session

World Cup qualifiers: Phil Jagielka insists England are in a positive frame of mind and 'looking at booking that flight to Rio'

The Three Lions need to win the remaining two games to be sure of qualification for the World Cup

Steven Gerrard wants England to beat Montenegro and Poland to secure their qualification for the 2014 World Cup

World Cup qualifiers: Steven Gerrard targets two victories to avoid repeating failure to qualify for Euro 2008

The Three Lions failed to qualify for the tournament five years ago after suffering defeat to Croatia

Ashley Cole, left: Chelsea player has a rib injury which he aggravated on Sunday

World Cup qualifiers: Blow for Roy Hodgson as Ashley Cole is ruled out of both England qualifiers

Injury forces England’s first-choice left-back out of Montenegro  and Poland matches

Harry Redknapp gestures on the sidelines during a Queens Park Rangers match

England would have already qualified for the 2014 World Cup if Harry Redknapp was in charge claims Neil Warnock

Warnock believes that Roy Hodgson was the safe option for the Three Lions and that the QPR boss would have brought an appetite for victory to the national side

Jack Wilshere sitting alongside Aaron Ramsey at the Arsenal squad photo shoot

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confident that Jack Wilshere will soon be back to his best as he is not yet match fit

Wenger has linked Wilshere with his club team-mate Aaron Ramsey after the Welshman made a brilliant start to the season having come back from a horrific double-leg break

Neither Emmanuel Adebayor or Jermaine Defoe have started a Premier League game this season for Tottenham

Jermain Defoe criticises decision by Andre Villas-Boas to banish striker Emmanuel Adebayor from the first-team squad

The Togo international has been instructed to train with the development team since his return from compassionate leave after the death of his brother Peter

Roy Hodgson, right, and Gary Neville before the 0-0 draw in Kiev

Comment: Why does it take several foreigners like Rafa Benitez and Mauricio Pochettino to speak up for England's ability?

The Way I See It: It fell to the foreign legion to remind us that the source material is there

Premier League: Wayne Rooney starts for Manchester United as David Moyes leaves £27.5m signing Marouane Fellaini on the bench

Rooney returns from the head injury he suffered over two weeks ago while there is no place among the substitutes for Shinji Kagawa

Roy Hodgson was disappointed that a former England captain, such as Gary Lineker, could be so critical

England boss Roy Hodgson accepts side did not attack as well as they could following Gary Lineker criticism

Hodgson also says he has 'no problem at all' with the former England striker after pair exchanged words regarding goalless draw in Ukraine

Daniel Sturridge

Brendan Rodgers moves to avert club-versus-country row as Daniel Sturridge prepares to return for Liverpool

The striker missed England's crucial World Cup qualifiers

Mesut Ozil trains with Per Mertesacker at London Colney

Mesut Ozil debut against Sunderland plunged into doubt after midfielder misses Arsenal training due to illness

Team-mate Per Mertesacker also missed the session and has not travelled for the game at the Stadium of Light although Ozil could still feature

Kyle Walker and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas admits Tottenham defender Kyle Walker has learned from his mistakes after 'hippy crack' incident

Walker was revealed to have inhaled the legal high nitrous oxide during the summer, with pictures published before England's match against Ukraine leading the Spurs boss to claim he had 'failed to set an example'

Return of Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney will fire England to World Cup predicts Steven Gerrard

Captain confident return of injured strikers will make the difference

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 12 September 2013

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Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

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Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
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Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

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The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

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Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

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When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

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Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

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Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

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Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin