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Woeful Wigan spooked by Dempsey the deliverer

Fulham 2 Wigan Athletic 0

Schwarzer determined to leave Fulham

Mark Schwarzer has hinted he will try to "force" Fulham to sell him in January after being denied a summer move to Arsenal.

West Ham are on the way to a 'better place', says Grant

West Ham United 1 Fulham 1

Moyes left bemused as Everton hit rock bottom

Fulham 0 Everton 0

Kemp backs Stoke to revive great cup tradition after Fulham victory

Stoke City assistant manager Dave Kemp believes the club is moving in the right direction to emulate their League Cup glory days of the past.

Time to forget Hughes era and build for future, says Samba

Blackburn Rovers 1 Fulham 1

Dempsey grabs point to keep Cottagers unbeaten

Blackburn Rovers 1, Fulham 1

Varney enjoys rapid rise on Blackpool's rollercoaster

Blackpool 2 Fulham 2

Gibbs, Huddlestone and Crouch set to be named in qualifier squad

Fabio Capello will turn to Fulham's emerging new goalkeeper David Stockdale when he names his England squad tomorrow for the start of the Euro 2012 qualification campaign against Bulgaria and Switzerland.

Hangeland hails seemless managerial change

Brede Hangeland believes Fulham have made a seamless managerial transition from Roy Hodgson to Mark Hughes.

United manager under fire over BBC boycott

Sir Alex Ferguson was criticised for the first time by the Premier League yesterday for failing to end his feud with the BBC and grant the corporation an interview after his Manchester United side's 2-2 draw with Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Fulham's other Hughes fears Rooney backlash

Experienced defender expects hungry striker to stir the wounded beast today

Fulham hopeful Schwarzer will stay

Mark Hughes admits Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is being distracted by interested from Arsenal but is determined to keep him at Craven Cottage.

Stalemate over Schwarzer as Arsenal refuse to meet £5m fee

The saga over Arsenal's attempts to sign Fulham's goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer looks set to run into the last week of the transfer window, with no decision yet made by the Fulham hierarchy as to whether the Australian can leave.

Nasri faces month on sidelines with injury

Arsenal's injury worries mount as knee surgery keeps France midfielder out for next five matches
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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
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2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
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The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

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