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Ukrainian authorities have blocked the release of a film about Soviet footballers who defied Nazi Germany amid fears it could ignite explosive emotions just weeks before the country co-hosts the Euro 2012 tournament.

Man City set up United FA Cup showdown

Manchester City 1 Reading 0

De Jong backs players to overcome travel fatigue

If reading need any encouragement for their FA Cup quarter-final tomorrow, they will have found it in the spectacle of Roberto Mancini's disconsolate squad trooping through Manchester Airport at 5am yesterday morning.

Brian Howard: Serial giant-killer with city in his sights

Brian Howard tells Sam Wallace why he feels Reading can cause another FA Cup upset – this time at the 'unhappy camp' of Eastlands

Keep off the grass: Balotelli's career threatened by allergy

Italian's latest scare in Kiev demonstrates seriousness of problem that also affects English golfer Ian Poulter

Andriy Shevchenko remains wary of Manchester City threat

Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko has warned his Dynamo Kiev team-mates to expect a rough ride against Manchester City at Eastlands in the return leg of their Europa League last-16 tie.

Kiev cash in after sickly Balotelli gives Mancini another headache

Dynamo Kiev 2 Manchester City 0

Kiev leave City facing uphill task

Dynamo Kiev 2 Manchester City 0

Dzeko delighted to face hero Shevchenko but frozen pitch to test City

The real heroes of Kiev's Valeri Lobanovskiy Stadium are sculpted in the basalt rock statue outside it: four of Dynamo's wartime players who gave their lives for opposing Nazi occupation. But that does not mean Manchester City's Edin Dzeko will not seek out a hero of his own as he tries to reinforce the value of the £27m his club laid out for him in January.

Kiev playing catch-up in 2012 race

The Ukrainian capital, where Dynamo play City tonight, is steeped in history but it's frantically trying to modernise in time to co-host next year's Euros

Manchester City wait on Vincent Kompany injury

Roberto Mancini faces an anxious wait to discover the extent of Vincent Kompany's hip injury.

Dzeko quick out of the blocks to ensure City's safe passage

Manchester City 3 Aris Thessaloniki 0 (Manchester City win 3-0 on aggregate)

Christianne Stotjin/Julius Drake, Wigmore Hall

When Shostakovich set six poems by Marina Tsvetayeva for voice and piano in 1973, he completed a chain of human suffering in which he himself was final link.

Uranium stocks go in US terrorism deal

Ukraine has sent a "significant portion" of its highly enriched uranium stock to Russia, in line with a deal with the United States aimed at preventing terrorism, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said yesterday.

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