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Video: Simon Rice talks through Manchester City's draw in the last 16 of the Champions League

Winner of the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year, Gareth Bale during the 2013 PFA Player of the Year Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London

Tottenham forward Gareth Bale wins both PFA Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year as Luis Suarez makes team of the year

Bale becomes only the third player to take both awards in the same year

Newcastle United 0 Liverpool 6 match report: Daniel Sturridge fills gap to pile agony on Alan Pardew

Even without Suarez Liverpool inflict worst home defeat for 87 years

Luis Suarez will not play for Liverpool again until October

Luis Suarez bite: Attitude blamed for his 10-match ban

FA reveals Liverpool striker’s opposition to charge led to imposition of tougher punishment

Luis Suarez will learn his fate after today’s hearing

Luis Suarez bite: Liverpool striker admits 'my actions were not acceptable' after opting not to contest 10-match ban

Liverpool have decided not to contest the heavy punishment handed down to the striker following his bite on Branislav Ivanovic

Brendan Rodgers compared Suarez’s ban for biting with others in the game

Luis Suarez bite: How Brendan Rodgers tried everything in his bid to win sympathy for the Liverpool striker

Manager tasked with defending a valuable asset and avoiding Kenny Dalglish errors

The Sport Matrix: Friday 26 April 2013

Rodgers: FA is throwing Suarez 'into the garbage'

Luis Suarez masks on sale outside Anfield

A ten-match ban for Suarez is further evidence that we have turned into a nation of hysterics

The Liverpool club, who mistakenly stood by Suarez last season when he was guilty of racial abuse, are right in this instance to feel outraged

Suarez will miss the next three games regardless of whether an appeal is made

Luis Suarez bite: 10-match ban does not indicate biting is more serious than racism insists PFA chief Gordon Taylor

The Liverpool striker was banned for eight games after abusing Patrice Evra

Luis Suarez masks on sale outside Anfield

James Lawton: Been there, got the T-shirt... beware the Anfield myopia over the Luis Suarez bite

Forget the 'Inner Chimp' theory, Luis Suarez's behaviour is incorrigible

Luis Suarez will learn his fate after today’s hearing

Liverpool 'shocked' at 10-game ban for Luis Suarez

Anfield club consider appeal against severity of the punishment for striker biting Ivanovic

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 24 April 2013

Suarez set to fight FA over increased ban for Anfield bite

Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie enjoys 'best' goal for Manchester United

The Dutchman struck an incredible volley in last night's win over Aston Villa

Michael Carrick celebrates United's title win

Michael Carrick lauds Manchester United 'legend' Ryan Giggs

Veteran Welshman has now won as many titles as Arsenal have in their entire history

Sir John Chilcot

Andy McSmith's Diary: Ghost of Robert Maxwell haunts the Chilcot report

It seems a lifetime ago since Sir John Chilcot's stopped taking evidence for his inquiry into the origin of the Iraq War and went away to write his report. The public part of the inquiry began on 24 November 2009 and ended on 2 February 2011. Two years, two months and three weeks have since slipped by, with no firm indication yet of when we might see Sir John's conclusions. This is taking so long that even the House of Lords, a place in which time normally stands still, is showing signs of impatience.

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