Sport Lawrie Wilson, pictured earlier in the season against Wigan, scored twice for Charlton in their 3-2 win over Brighton

Charlton came back from a goal down to hold on to a crucial victory despite late Seagulls surge

Capello turns to Plan B – with England's hopes pinned on King

Dawson flies out to join squad as manager blames 'curse' for Ferdinand's knee injury... but at least Barry is back in training

Capello makes light of another bad omen

When he was asked yesterday to name another occasion on which he had lost a key player on the eve of a major game, Fabio Capello mentioned the name of Dejan Savicevic, the former Yugoslavia striker who, then a key part of Capello's Milan team, missed the1995 European Cup final against Ajax.

Ferdinand out of World Cup

Rio Ferdinand was today ruled out of the World Cup.

Grant 'excited by challenge' as he takes over at West Ham

Upton Park in positive mood as new manager arrives, despite imminent clear-out of players

Sport on TV: Fabio's females keep abreast of the World Cup's other half

Given Jermain Defoe's success at scoring and finishing, it's surprising that he's not the first name on Fabio Capello's teamsheet. Unfortunately, however, we're talking women, not goals. On Wags, Kids and World Cup Dreams (BBC3, Sunday) we follow five of our footballers' accessories as they travel to some of the hotbeds of deprivation in South Africa. But a week before the trip Defoe's squeeze, the topless model Imogen Thomas, went through his text messages and walked out after finding a flurry of flirtations. As a striker he could not defend the indefensible.

Hodgson 'happy at Fulham' amid Anfield interest

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West Ham admit Zola may leave

West Ham co-owner David Gold admits there is a very real possibility that his efforts to persuade Gianfranco Zola to stay on as manager may ultimately prove to be in vain.

Parker untouchable as Hammers clear house

The owners of West Ham United are preparing for a huge clear-out of players and are already shopping for replacements, with a bid of £4m for midfielder Graham Dorrans which has been rejected by West Bromwich.

West Ham resolve puts smile back on Zola's face

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Say a little prayer for me, asks Zola

When Gianfranco Zola was asked after West Ham's sixth successive defeat last Saturday whether he would still be in charge of the team at Everton this weekend, there was a longish pause before he replied: "I think so." So he will be, but the pause and the necessity to consider the matter during a three-day break back home in Sardinia illustrated how differently the "project" that Zola continues to refer to has panned out since he walked into Upton Park with such high hopes for his first management position 19 months ago.

Players give backing to Zola

West Ham striker Mido insists the whole squad are behind under-fire manager Gianfranco Zola.

Sullivan's rage spells end for Zola

West Ham manager's days appear numbered as owner fumes at 'pathetic' displays

Upson reacts to Sullivan comments

West Ham captain Matthew Upson has dismissed criticism from the club's co-owner David Sullivan as "irrelevant".

West Ham cast doubt over Zola but insist his job is safe for now

Owners say keeping manager until end of season is best option to protect Premier League survival chances

Denilson puts 10-man Arsenal top of the pile

Arsenal 2 West Ham United 0: Almunia makes penalty save to preserve lead but Wenger rages at injustice of Vermaelen's red card
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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
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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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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
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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