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Rio Ferdinand and John Terry have been England's first choice centre-back pairing for almost a decade

Terry facing axe as Hodgson errs on side of caution

The new England manager, Roy Hodgson, increasingly believes that he cannot take both Chelsea's John Terry and Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand to the European Championships and will make a choice between the two defenders in his squad announcement a week today.

Hillsborough remembered before FA Cup ties

A minute's silence will be held before both this weekend's FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Players from all teams involved will also wear black armbands in memory of the 96 Liverpool fans who died on 15 April, 1989 at the semi-final against Nottingham Forest.

Holt vies for England as Canaries draw with Everton

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Markus Babbel is Hoffenheim coach; Paul Gascoigne is unlikely to reach such heights

Sam Wallace: It's not just Gazza who's failed to keep up with the Germans since Euro 96

Talking Football: It cannot be coincidence that 13 of the Bundesliga's 18 clubs are managed by German nationals

Baines sees own goal as Sod's law

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Martin Atkinson sends off Jack Rodwell in the Merseyside derby

Moyes reunited with his refereeing bêtes noires

David Moyes could be forgiven a wry smile at the refereeing appointments for his Everton side's two fixtures this week, with fate – or at least the refereeing body the Professional Game Match Officials Limited – providing him with successive reunions with his two bêtes noires.

Everton earn late draw at Norwich

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Robin van Persie fires a volley into the Everton net after escaping his marker for his 34th goal of the calendar year, one shy of Thierry Henry's record

Van Persie is life and sole spark of party

Arsenal 1 Everton 0: Free-scoring Dutchman saves 125th birthday celebration from falling flat.

Speed played more than 50 games for Everton between 1996 and 1998

Everton to pay tribute to gentleman Gary Speed

Everton will remember a gentleman and a dedicated professional when they pay tribute to former player Gary Speed, manager David Moyes said today.

Sam Wallace: 'Golden generation' fell short of the highest standards – but England will miss them

Talking Football: In international football, where there is one trophy up for grabs every two years, there is always a good chance that the most gifted will come up short

Moyes will take time to channel Barkley's energy

David Moyes is delighted Ross Barkley is giving Everton fans some cheer, but the manager is mindful of the need to be careful with the young midfielder.

One way or another a Brownlee looks likely to win the triathlon

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Spells like teen spirit

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Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
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From farm to fork in Cornwall

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How to make your own Easter egg

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Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

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