Michael Owen is a free agent

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen could still join Stoke reveals Tony Pulis

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is still hopeful of bringing in former England striker Michael Owen.

Stoke agree fee for Michael Kightly with Wolves

Stoke have announced they have agreed an undisclosed fee with Wolves for midfielder Michael Kightly.

Ryan Giggs settles phone hacking claim

Footballer Ryan Giggs has settled his phone-hacking damages claim against News Group Newspapers.

ANXIOUSLY WAITING: Rob Green, Glen Johnson, Micah Richards, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry (pictured), Phil Jagielka, Stewart Downing, Tom Cleverley, Peter Crouch, Andy Carroll, Jermain Defoe

Roy ready to take Terry but refuses to risk Rio too

Ferdinand the fall guy of Hodgson's belief the pair cannot get on together

Bolton's Chris Eagles celebrates after scoring his side's first goal against Stoke
Star in stripes: Robert Huth smashes in the Stoke equaliser in a hard-fought derby against Wolves last night

Towering Crouch signals end of road for Wolves

Stoke City 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1: Striker scores trademark goal as Stoke come from behind to take points

No appeal in Richards row

Fulham have lost the latest round of their court battle to oust Premier League chairman Sir David Richards.

Harry Redknapp is rushed, in vain, from court to City Airport yesterday – his flight to Liverpool was grounded by technical problems

Redknapp's QC rounds on 'despicable' newspaper

Harry Redknapp's defence counsel turned on the News of the World yesterday, describing the methods of the now-defunct tabloid and its former reporter Rob Beasley as "despicable" and "repugnant" in the Tottenham manager's trial for tax evasion. In his closing speech, Mr John Kelsey-Fry QC attacked the tactics used in the Beasley interview from February 2009 – the centrepiece of the prosecution's case against Redknapp – which submits that two payments totalling £189,000 into a Monaco bank account were bonuses paid offshore to evade tax.

Harry Redknapp is rushed, in vain, from court to City Airport yesterday – his flight to Liverpool was grounded by technical problems

Redknapp's QC rounds on reporter

Spurs manager's lawyer attacks News of the World story as 'repugnant to all basic instincts of fairness'

Harry Redknapp

Case against Redknapp 'repugnant'

The prosecution case at Harry Redknapp's tax evasion trial is "repugnant to all our basic instincts of fairness", a court heard today.

Sunderland continue fine form at Stoke

Stoke 0 Sunderland 1

Redknapp arrives at court with son Jamie

Harry Redknapp has 'back to the wall' court hears

Jurors hearing Harry Redknapp's tax evasion trial were warned today to "keep their eyes on the ball" when they consider their verdicts.

Harry Redknapp pictured arriving at court with son Jamie

Emotional Harry Redknapp vigorously denies lying in court

Harry Redknapp fought back tears in court today as he fiercely denied telling his tax evasion trial "a pack of lies".

Harry Redknapp: 'I write like a two-year-old'

Harry Redknapp takes to the stand over tax charges

Football boss Harry Redknapp told a jury today: "I have always paid my taxes."

Harry Redknapp leaves Southwark Crown Court yesterday where he is on trial accused of tax evasion

James Lawton: It may be legal, but should managers get sell-on fees?

It is no part of the charge against Harry Redknapp that he had an arrangement with his former club Portsmouth granting him percentage payments on any transfer fees received for players he had signed and helped to develop to the point of profit.

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Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker