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

Rugby Union: New-look Healey can put words into deeds

A fitter, humbler Leicester Lip is ready to claim England wing berth for the World Cup.

Letter: Timely sex lessons

Sir: The debate concerning teenage pregnancy appears to be focused on the need for appropriate sex education in schools, but ignores the fact that teenage pregnancy involves a much greater set of variables than simply education ("You're wrong, Mr Blunkett: sex education is essential", 3 September).

A-Level Results: Clearing scheme flooded by calls

THE ANNUAL rush to fill university places has had its busiest start. A record 202,000 people had university or college places confirmed by yesterday afternoon.

Athletics: Rawlinson rockets into the big time

AS WEDNESDAY night became Thursday morning Chris Rawlinson stood in the lobby of the Nova Park Hotel, headquarters of the Zurich Weltklasse meeting, as if it were the top of the world.

Student Sport: Britons finding graduation tough at World Games

AFTER 10 days of competition, of toil, sweat, tears and some blood, the British team was still waiting for its first gold medal of the 20th World Student Games here. Clearly, the messages are that the competitions here are by no means second rate and that if you have the ability to be a world student champion, the chances are that come next September you will be up there when the medals are handed out at the Sydney Olympics.

Sporting Digest: Swimming

Sue Rolph is the first British swimmer to gain pre-selection for the Sydney Olympics after winning the 100m freestyle at the British Championships in Sheffield. The 21-year-old lowered her own British and Commonwealth record by 0.12sec as she recorded a time of 55.05sec - 0.10sec inside the pre-selection time for next year's Olympics.

I'd rather be bored than go on a course

Summer courses for children are a growth industry, but who are they intended to benefit - bored kids or their working parents?

ATHLETICS: No rest for busy Radcliffe

NO SOONER had Paula Radcliffe claimed a world record on Saturday than she began planning for another.

Hush-hush police teams admit rustling on duty

THE POLICE are facing a new hazard in their battle against crime - rustling trousers.

Children learn lack of ambition as inequality triples in 30 years

SUCCESSIVE generations of children are learning to be poor. New research has revealed that children growing up in low-income families learn from an early age to limit their expectations of what their parents can afford, leading them to reduce their hopes and aspirations for the future.

Sport for girls 'not feminine enough'

FORTY PER cent of girls drop out of sport by the time they are 14 partly because they are self-conscious about their bodies. Research from Loughborough University into girls' attitudes to sport also found that they were put off sport by the media image that it is unfeminine.

Sports Funding: Ten centres will dip into Lottery cash

THE LONG-HERALDED British Academy of Sport took its final shape yesterday - as the British Academies of Sport. Although Sheffield is nominal HQ of the 10 regional centres announced by the Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport, Chris Smith, the network of facilities proposed will operate on an egalitarian basis, accessing pounds 160m of Lottery-based funding set aside for the project.

The Independent Collector: John Windsor's Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art. This Week: Dave Morris

IS IT a pile of pigs or a heap of aubergines? Are the pointy bits snouts, stalks or nipples? Is there a buttock or two in there?

Hockey: Reading ready to hit form

A DEPLETED Loughborough University travel to Reading today for their rescheduled EHA fifth-round Cup match. Manager Bob McBlane was putting on a brave face yesterday, but without four squad members who are sitting final examinations and their player-coach Jason Lee cup-tied, his side have a tough task.

Hockey: Double bill for Loughborough

SPARE A thought for the students of Loughborough University this weekend. At the Cocks Moors Woods Centre in Birmingham today they will be playing in the National Club Indoor championship for a place at finals night at Crystal Palace next month for the first time, and tomorrow afternoon they travel to Bowdon in their postponed fourth-round EHA Cup tie, where they will be striving to reach the fifth round of the national competition for the first time.
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee