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Rooney given fighting chance

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Agony for Milan after Chelsea land £35m Shevchenko

Milan last night finally conceded that Andrei Shevchenko will be sold to Chelsea in what vice-president Adriano Galliani described as the "most painful divorce" the club have ever experienced.

Spread-betting chief quits IG

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Road to judgment: Orgy of greed that ended in shame

Enron. Just say the word now to conjure up an orgy of corporate greed and executive malfeasance. Yet, little more than five years ago, the energy company's name evoked quite a different response. The company was a stock market superstar, the seventh largest firm in America, routinely voted the most innovative, and the source of great wealth for its loyal army of investors.

Cycling: Sponsor drops Spanish team over doping inquiry

The leading Spanish team sponsor, Liberty Seguros, are pulling out of the sport after their squad's manager Manolo Saiz became embroiled in Spain's biggest ever anti-doping investigation. Saiz was one of five individuals detained by police on Tuesday after 200 drip-bags of manipulated blood and an array of other illegal doping products were seized in raids on clinics and flats in Madrid and Zaragoza.

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Damning critique of consumerism? Aisle four, sir

Souness looks for seasoned cover

Bubble refuses to burst for buoyant Wigan

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