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Jose Mourinho lashes out at 'hypocrites' over La Liga schedule

Jose Mourinho has lashed out at what he called the "hypocrites" who did not agree with his complaints that the La Liga calendar was unfair on his Real Madrid team and favoured Barcelona over other clubs.

Pacheco faces Anfield exit after missed opportunity

Liverpool are ready to reduce their wage bill in January with Daniel Pacheco, the 19-year-old Spaniard considered one of the Barcelona academy's rising stars when he signed three years ago, among those manager Roy Hodgson may be prepared to lose.

Brian Viner: What Kate could learn from Dame Barbara

Almost certainly with a great big rustle of chiffon, the romantic novelist Dame Barbara Cartland has surely been turning in her grave this week at the news that the future Queen of England is descended from labourers and miners, not to mention British Airways air crew. Romance is all very well, but it would have upset her idea of the natural order of things, as so exquisitely set out in her 1962 Etiquette Handbook: A Guide To Good Behaviour From the Boudoir to the Boardroom. Moreover, the old girl felt somewhat proprietorial about Prince William, whose step-great-grandmother she so proudly was.

Eurozone: Eto'o silences racists after jeers interrupt Inter win

It has been a bad week for crowd trouble and hooliganism in Italy. After violence and rioting by Serbian fans caused the abandonment of the national side's Euro 2012 qualifier last Tuesday, the referee for Internazionale's game at Cagliari yesterday suspended play after only three minutes had elapsed following racist chants by the home fans towards the Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto'o.

Departure Lounge, Waterloo East Theatre, London

A musical about four lads stuck in Malaga airport departure lounge awaiting a delayed flight on the way back from a drunken after-A-level holiday sounds like a recipe for disaster. But thanks to the witty dialogue and extremely silly score, Douglas Irvine's musical made for a rather tasty (if not tasteful) theatrical concoction.

West Ham clinch Obinna deal

West Ham have added Nigeria international Victor Obinna to their ranks on a season-long loan deal.

Britain hotter than the Med

Soaring temperatures provided the perfect excuse to spend a day at the beach as Britain sweltered on the hottest day of the year so far.

Wanted Briton shot in Spain 'contract killing'



Police believe that a Briton shot dead in a Costa del Sol bar was the victim of a contract killing, it was revealed today.

Spanish media hail Barcelona as 'best champions in history'

Barcelona's record-breaking title triumph and the future of Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini dominated the Spanish newspapers following the final day of the Primera Division season.

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