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Paul Gascoigne credits Peter Beardsley for his recovery

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Anson hoping to 'draw line in sand' after 2018 bid infighting

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Since time began, societies have created their idols only to destroy them. So if we really want to understand Britney's breakdown, we should look to ancient Rome.

Sport on TV: Farewell to the man for whom every jumper was a goalpost

The great man of English football, our 'eminence grise', deserved a lot more than the half-hour afforded by the hastily assembled Sir Bobby Robson – A Tribute (Sky Sports 1, Friday). There was a very powerful team of players paying their respects, so many that there wasn't time to tell the story of an extraordinary career that spanned so many generations, from a time when players were on £2 a week to today's multi-millionaires. The only face lacking among the talking heads was the one to whom programme-makers had always seemed to turn in these situations, and that was Sir Bobby himself.

Figo 'could play on in China'

Former World Player of the Year Luis Figo wants to extend his career outside Europe and would consider playing in the Chinese Super League (CSL), a Chinese newspaper reported today.

FA keen for Auld enemies to meet again next season

England are set to play Scotland next season for the first time in 11 years, under plans to be discussed this week. Officials of the Football Association and Scottish FA will hold talks about the fixture at the International Football Association Board summit in Northern Ireland next Friday and Saturday.

Reprieve for Gascoigne in tax case

Fallen football hero Paul Gascoigne has been given a nine-week breathing space to file his late tax returns and fend off a bankruptcy petition by Revenue and Customs.

Janet Street-Porter: Gazza's slide into despair shames us all

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Healy sorry for gesture

Northern Ireland striker David Healy tonight apologised for his flute-playing gesture during a game against Celtic.

Troubled Paul Gascoigne is sectioned

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, police said today.

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