News Andy Gray and Richard Keys at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2012

Footage shows axed former Sky Sports presenter Gray making offensive chant at female colleague

Michael Owen says Premier League crown is 'pinnacle of career'

Michael Owen has admitted lifting the Premier League title with Manchester United represents the pinnacle of his career.

Michael Owen could return for Manchester United this weekend

Michael Owen could return to the Manchester United squad for tomorrow's trip to Wigan.

New Wembley turf promises safer ride for League Cup final

The Wembley pitch for Sunday's League Cup final is likely to be better than the one Michael Owen blamed for his injury in last year's final. A new pitch system was installed last summer, ahead of this May's Champions League final.

Manchester United play down Michael Owen injury

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has played down fears Michael Owen will be sidelined for an extended period after sustaining a groin injury in training this week.

Darren Bent was a 'bargain' say Aston Villa

Gary McAllister believes Aston Villa's record signing Darren Bent was a bargain capture for an initial £18million in comparison to the other big-name moves during the January transfer window.

Michael Owen not surprised by Liverpool downfall

Michael Owen insists he is not surprised at how swiftly Liverpool have plummeted down the table.

Alex Ferguson turns attention to Liverpool FA Cup tie

Sir Alex Ferguson will take nothing for granted ahead of Manchester United's blockbuster FA Cup tie with Liverpool on Sunday.

Michael Owen takes full part in Manchester United training

Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled Michael Owen out of Manchester United's Champions League match against Valencia tomorrow.

Michael Owen close to Manchester United return

Manchester United striker Michael Owen could be back in time for the festive fixtures.

Cesc Fabregas won't be another Michael Owen says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger is confident Cesc Fabregas will not experience similar anguish to Michael Owen following the Arsenal captain's latest hamstring woe.

Carroll handed England chance but warned by Capello to clean up his act

Fabio Capello has warned the Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll that he must get his chaotic private life in order if he is to have an international career beyond his debut in tonight's friendly against France.

Gerard Houllier rules out swoop for Michael Owen

Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier has ruled out the possibility of trying to sign Manchester United striker Michael Owen in January.

Owen suffers new injury in training

Manchester United striker Michael Owen will miss the next few weeks with a hamstring injury. The former Liverpool player was expected to play in Tuesday night's 3-2 Carling Cup win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, after a recent absence with a groin injury. But Owen hurt his hamstring in training and missed the match.

Owen lay-off extended by hamstring injury

Michael Owen's injury-interrupted season will be back on hold for a few weeks more after suffering a hamstring problem, the Manchester United striker said today.

Houllier looks to Young to provide a happy return

Gerard Houllier has only been in charge of Aston Villa for less then a week but already he has seen enough to convince him that Ashley Young has the ability to become a regular in the national side.

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Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

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History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
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The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
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Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

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Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
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Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

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The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

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