Algeria international struggling to make an impact at the San Siro

Football: Drugs in Serie A - Italy sinking deeper into scandal

Allegations abound but few facts have emerged as anti-doping chief tenders resignation

Football: Zoff backing Buffon for Swiss showdown

DINO ZOFF, the Italian coach looks certain to draft new young players into his side, for tonight's Euro 2000 qualifier with Switzerland in Udine (live on Channel 4).

Football: Zidane battling back


Football: Larsson gives Celtic flying start


Football: Newcastle deny pounds 14m bid for Shearer

NEWCASTLE UNITED have denied reports that Serie A side Parma have made a pounds 14m bid for Alan Shearer. The Italians are reported to be interested in reuniting the England striker with his former club-mate, Faustino Asprilla.

Football: Durie injury ruins night for Wallace

ROD WALLACE yesterday admitted a serious injury to fellow striker Gordon Durie had taken the shine off a polished Uefa Cup win over PAOK Salonika on Tuesday night.

Football: Vieri says no way, Norway

Italy 1 Vieri 18 Norway 0 Attendance: 60,000

Football: Electric maverick who went too far

Colombia's Asprilla has potentially made the most serious mistake of his chequered career

Football: Italy saved by the gift of Baggio

THREE TIMES world champions, five times finalists, successful in all but one attempt to qualify, but also times of bitter recrimination.

Football: Sensini determined to banish bad memories

NESTOR SENSINI has seen it all in the World Cup - but the memories are not so good. A member of a select group of players in their third World Cup finals, the Argentina and Parma defender hopes the outcome will be far better than the disappointments of 1990 and 1994.

Football: World Cup: Italy v Chile


Colombians find football is the game to die for

THE primary schoolboys from the Cali slum of Agua Blanca are unaware the logo on their black-and-white-striped football strips - Newcastle Brown Ale - refers to an alcoholic beverage. The only two words of English they know are Alan and Shearer. They also know that their Number One hero, the Colombian international Faustino Asprilla, used to play for Newcastle United. That's why their school chose the strips.

Football: Juventus edge closer towards title

JUVENTUS moved closer to their 25th League title yesterday when the Serie A leaders and their title rivals, Internazionale, both clocked up 0-0 draws.

Football: Flowers may face summer at home

TIM FLOWERS left Ewood Park on Tuesday night with his arm in a sling, fearing that his dream of playing at the World Cup finals may be over.

Football: Parma miss opportunity as Juventus face a load of Lippi

PARMA'S hopes of a second consecutive appearance in the Champions' League were in tatters yesterday after they lost 2-0 to a relegation-threatened Empoli side yesterday.
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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London