Sport No Saints: Southampton were ‘furious’ at Mark Clattenburg’s alleged remark to Adam Lallana, but the scourge of players abusing referees is trivialised

Inept FA lack the ability to recalibrate the ‘fury’ and ‘anger’ inanely taking a sport to fever pitch

England's team hotel: A life of luxury

England will be back in familiar surroundings when they get together for this autumn's all-important international series. We sent our man to Pennyhill Park to see what all the fuss is about

At 23, Daniel chose to end his 'second class' life

A promising rugby player who was paralysed in a training ground accident has become the youngest ever British person to die by using an assisted suicide clinic.

Leading article: The spirit of cricket

A report by Loughborough University researchers that teaching cricket in state schools improves children's behaviour, spreading chivalrous and "gentlemanly" behaviour over one and all, raises possibilities. Deprived state schools, after all, are not the only arenas in which problematic behaviour – the type the researchers link to football – rears its ugly head. Many of us encounter barging, loud, testosterone-loaded, winner-takes-all behaviour – what we will refer to as "football" values – on buses, at Tube and railway stations and checkouts. Can we realistically import some cricketing spirit into these virtual war zones?

Back to the future: Olly Morgan

Injury and the RFU's selection deal with the clubs have prevented Olly Morgan from adding to his England caps but, he tells Chris Hewett, he's not worried – time is still on his side

Wealth Check: 'I want to buy property and land in the future'

Jono Darby is a 25-year-old graduate accountant living near Regent's Park in north-west London. He recently completed an engineering degree at Loughborough University, and started a job three weeks ago in assurance, working towards a career in chartered accountancy.

Hypersomnia: 'My doctor thought I was on drugs'

For years, Anne Wollenberg struggled to wake up – and stay up. Now, after being diagnosed with a rare sleeping disorder, her drowsiness is finally under control

Surrey 403 Nottinghamshire 218 & 46-2: Brainless leaders left in a spin by Mushtaq

If Surrey reached a nadir when they were bowled out for 130 by Kent last week, maybe it was the jolt they needed. In the wake of their lowest total at the Oval in almost nine years, they yesterday became the first to score 400 on this ground this season and then dismissed the home side for little more than half that total, giving the match between top and bottom in the First Division an altogether upside-down look.

Home genetic tests: How much do you really want to know?

Home genetic tests now claim to reveal if you’re at risk of cancer, or diabetes, or mental illness. But how accurate are they? And how much do you really want to know?

Professor Denis Cosgrove: Cultural and historical geographer

Denis Cosgrove was widely viewed as the pre-eminent cultural and historical geographer of his generation. He was a polymath reminiscent of the Renaissance humanists he admired, and his innovative and sparkling studies immeasurably deepened understanding of how changing Western perceptions have viewed, interpreted and transformed the world around them. His gifted teaching and dedicated supervision, no less than his dozen books and scores of essays, inspired colleagues and students throughout the humanities and the natural and social sciences, well beyond his chosen discipline. Indeed, interdisciplinarity was for him an article of faith.

Money worries are keeping the nation awake at night

More than two-thirds of the population are not getting the recommended eight hours of sleep a night, with many people lying awake worrying about money, a survey has claimed.

Sotherton pipped at the gold post but Kwakye happy with medal

Two pieces of silver fell into the grateful lap of UK Athletics in the space of 20 minutes here last night as Jeanette Kwakye broke the British record in the 60 metres and then Kelly Sotherton missed out on the pentathlon gold medal by a mere 15 points despite knocking two-and-a-half seconds off her indoor personal best for 800 metres in the last of the five events.

I Want Your Job: Luxury car dealer

'We deal with a lot of glamorous people'

Six Nations Countdown: 'If you are an actor, it's just not acceptable to fluff your lines'

Wales turn to science in a bid to restore their faltering mythology

Yorkshire 350 & 301-8 dec v Hampshire 248 & 46-0: Vaughan back in the runs to keep Warne in check

To a nation pre-occupied for a month with the Rooney toe and the Vaughan knee, the news of the latter is that it withstood an innings of 135 minutes while the England captain scored 56 runs on a third-day pitch against some hostile bowlers who included Shane Warne. His four boundaries, two of them clips through the slip area, were neatly and crisply executed.

Sanctuary music ousts founder

Sanctuary Group, the troubled record label and artist management business, has removed its founder and chief executive, Andy Taylor, from the board after discovering "fundamental errors" in its accounts.

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