Sari Barabas: Opera singer celebrated at Glyndebourne

Sari Barabas was a glamorous Hungarian coloratura soprano who, despite the interruption of the Second World War when she was in her twenties, had a long and successful career in opera and operetta. She was a member of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich for 22 years and also sang in Vienna, London and, most memorably of all, perhaps, at Glyndebourne. For five summers during the 1950s she appeared there in three different operas, delighting audiences with her grace and beauty as well as her flexible voice.

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Intense battles with Mourinho will end if exhausted Barcelona coach walks away

Ronaldo’s 41 league goals for Real this season put him on a par with Barcelona’s Messi

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There are many ways of measuring the progress of Cristiano Ronaldo from supreme young narcissist in a game designed for teams into one half of arguably the most dazzling duel that football has ever seen.

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Bayern Munich defender Breno charged with arson

Bayern Munich defender Breno has been charged with arson after a months-long investigation revealed he had started the fire that burned down his rented Munich villa last year, the Munich prosecutor's office said on Wednesday

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Convicted Nazi criminal John Demjanjuk dies 

German police say John Demjanjuk, who was convicted last year of serving as a Nazi death camp guard, has died. 

Konietzka playing for Borussia Dortmund in 1963

Timo Konietzka: Footballer andeuthanasia advocate

On 24 August 1963, playing as a striker for Borussia Dortmund against Werder Bremen, Timo Konietzka scored the first goal of the match in the first minute. It was also the first goal in the newly formed German Bundesliga. Dortmund were one of 16 teams picked to form West Germany's first top-level league since the Second World War, and although Bremen won 3-2, Konietzka's goal was the one fans and commentators remember. He played for Borussia Dortmund from 196065, scoring 93 goals in 123 matches. Sadly, his historic goal was not captured on camera.

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David Haye claims he was acting in self defence in Dereck Chisora brawl

David Haye insists he was acting in self-defence during last weekend's shocking brawl with Dereck Chisora.

Jane Hardwick says Liverpool fans were not the first to sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone', but herself - a Manchester United supporter - at Old Trafford

Was Liverpool the home of the singing Sixties?

New film looks at origins of crowd chants – with Merseyside as pacemakers

Haye and Chisora wrestle

David Haye trainer Adam Booth rules out fight with Dereck Chisora

David Haye's trainer Adam Booth says the former world champion has no intention of meeting Dereck Chisora in the ring despite the pair's brawl in Munich.

Dereck Chisora and David Haye square up before fighting breaks out

German police want to speak to David Haye

German police were last night calling on the former world champion boxer David Haye to hand himself in for questioning after he left the country following a punch-up with a rival fighter at a press conference.

David Haye and Dereck Chisora confront each other

Boxing: Dereck Chisora arrested by German police over brawl

Dereck Chisora has been arrested by Munich Police and is being questioned following last night's post-fight press conference brawl with David Haye.

Carlos Tevez and his family are ushered through Manchester Airport yesterday

James Lawton: This prodigal son deserves no forgiveness

Now that the Suarez affair has dragged football into ultimate ignominy – the worry of a bank that its image is being tarnished by association with Liverpool Football Club (it's a bit like Al Capone complaining about the exorbitant cost of a glass of rye) – you have to wonder if the reputation of the English game has much further to fall.

Carlos Tevez and his family are ushered through Manchester Airport yesterday

James Lawton: This prodigal son deserves no forgiveness

City would be putting their desire to win title ahead of morals if Tevez plays for them

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Tevez risks doghouse return with Mancini dig

Carlos Tevez placed the prospects of a reconciliation with Roberto Mancini in jeopardy last night, declaring ahead of his return to England today that the Manchester City manager had treated him "like a dog" during their pitch-side dispute in Munich and questioning Mancini's sincerity in holding out the prospect of a first team return.

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