Sport Wayne Rooney

The Manchester United striker insists playing for the national team is still a huge privilege that makes him proud

Football: No place for Howe in England set-up

Glenn Hoddle will today, it is understood, sever the last remaining link between the previous England management and his own when he informs Don Howe that his services as a coach are no longer required.

Liverpool finally seal Berger deal

Football

Football: Liverpool in late bid for Poborsky

Flights from the North-west to Prague have never been so popular as Manchester United and Liverpool, long-time bitter rivals on the pitch, fight at the negotiating table for the signature of the pounds 3.4m-rated Karel Poborsky.

Cantona threatens to quit

Football

Donis decides on Blackburn

Football

Pilgrims progress

Darlington 0 Plymouth Argyle 1 (Mauge 65 )Attendance: 43,431

How have Brighton gone from this... ...to this?

A CLUB IN CRISIS: At noon today, the Seagulls may cease to exist, wound up amid wranglings that have consumed the South Coast club. Greg Wood, a lifelong supporter, traces Albion's troubles and unearths a few Goldstone gems

Searching for the secrets of Shankly

The legendary former Liverpool manager is the subject of two new biographies. Ken Jones reports

Dreams of Wembley for Bishop Sutton

Non-League notebook

Too ready to deceive in the name of victory

If there was a time when sports fans saw their heroes as fair- minded young people who would never dream of trying to hoodwink authority, somebody should tell us when this saintly perspective prevailed.

Prime time for Jarrett

World Athletics Championships: Jackson backs his friend to race out of the shadows and into a kingdom of his own; Norman Fox in Gothenburg meets the hurdler tipped to wear the crown

Football: Saunders set to link up with Liverpool old boys

Dean Saunders, Aston Villa's leading scorer last season, is today expected to join Galatasaray, the Turkish club for whom Graeme Souness has already signed Saunders' former Liverpool team-mates, Barry Venison and Mike Marsh.

Venus ends Shilton's resistance

THE PLAY-OFFS: Wolves and Reading take an early advantage in the race for a Premiership place while Second Division rivals end all square

The man who saved Will Carling from '57 old farts'

Jon Holmes (left) is the camera-shy sports agent with a blue-chip client list and a reputation for honest brokering. But how does he go about running his business? Mike Rowbottom finds out
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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

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One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

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These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project