Sport Damir Dzumhur, world No 188, has reached the third round

When the Grand Slam tournaments upped their prize-money for players knocked out in the early rounds, they were thinking of people like Damir Dzumhur. Listen to the 21-year-old Bosnian's story and you appreciate that there is much more to this sport than the jet-setting world of multimillionaires such as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

World Cup qualifier: Mirko Vucinic strikes late to keep Montenegro on top

A late goal from Mirko Vucinic helped Montenegro maintain their two-point lead over England at the top of Group H last night, the Juventus striker scoring with 12 minutes remaining to earn a 1-0 victory in Moldova.

Leon Osman pictured training with England

Leon Osman has been 'carrying' Everton this season claims David Moyes

Everton manager delighted with midfielder's call up to England squad

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand hits out at 'haters' after criticism at long flight for TV appearance

The Manchester United defender pulled out of the England squad due to fitness issues

Scott Parker in action against West Ham last week

Age no barrier for Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker who sets his sights on the World Cup

The 32-year-old is hopeful of being included in squad for Rio 2014

England and Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker

Scott Parker rediscovers England hunger ahead of World Cup qualifiers

The Tottenham midfielder returned from Euro 2012 needing surgery

Gary Neville welcomes Steven Taylor to the England fold

'I thought it was someone taking the mick': Newcastle defender Steven Taylor surprised at England call up

Gary Cahill's injury opened up a place in the squad

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Age 30, Caps 23

England dogged by defence dilemmas ahead of crucial World Cup qualifiers

Roy Hodgson now has four centre-halves with little international experience to select from. That should not matter against San Marino but will in Montenegro

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand

Frank Lampard backs Rio Ferdinand to play for England again: 'He's not finished'

Manchester United defender was forced to pull out of squad this week

Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal youngsters can provide core for England claims Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Midfielder recently committed his future to Arsenal along with Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson

England defender Gary Cahill

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor called up to England squad after Gary Cahill is ruled out

Chelsea defender hurt his knee at the weekend and will not feature against San Marino

Rio Ferdinand: The United defender said he was ‘gutted’ to miss out after his England recall

Gary Cahill injury and Rio Ferdinand rejection give Roy Hodgson back problems for England

Ferdinand withdrawal due to 'training regime' and doubts over Chelsea man give England defensive issues

Young gun: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain impressed Hodgson in Moldova

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain eager to remain focused for both Arsenal and England

The midfielder has been surprised by the speed of his progress

Ben Foster grabs the ball as Stoke’s Cameron Jerome closes in
Laughing matter: Sir Alex Ferguson (left) raised concerns over Rio Ferdinand’s fitness after his England recall

All-clear for Rio Ferdinand's England comeback

Manchester United defender will join up with England squad despite his manager's concerns

Rio Ferdinand has to cope with back and groin problems

Rio Ferdinand to answer England's call despite Sir Alex Ferguson's fitness concern

United manager admits to misgivings about his defender playing up to four games in 11 days

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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
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
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
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
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