Sport Racing Santander speak to the referee after refusing to contest their Copa del Rey quarter-final due to unpaid wages

They lined up on the pitch against Real Sociedad, but then refused to contest the ball

Fabian Delph of Aston Villa battles with Robert Snodgrass of Norwich

Norwich City 0 Aston Villa 1 match report: Libor Kozak opens his account in away win but concerns over injured Chritian Benteke

Ricky van Wolfswinkel penalty miss increases pressure on Canaries boss Chris Hughton after poor start to season

Family affair: Manager Paul Ince has a word with son Tom yesterday

Blackpool 2 Leicester City 2 match report: Lively Thomas Ince on the spot to thwart battling Foxes

A last-minute penalty divided the spoils in a clash at the top of the Championship that both sides had looked determined to lose. Leicester, trailing for much of the match despite dominating it territorially, looked to have grabbed it with two goals in two minutes – the game's first penalty from Paul Konchesky and a screamer from Andy King.

Celtic 2 St Johnstone 1 match report: Teemu Pukki strikes it lucky for Neil Lennon

Celtic recovered from their European setback with a Scottish Premiership victory over St Johnstone here that should have been more comprehensive.

Chris Robshaw impressed for Harlequins in their victory over Worcester Warriors

Worcester 13 Harlequins 37: Chris Robshaw answers critics in style as Quins run riot

Dean Ryan, the Worcester director of rugby, has had his share of issues with referees in the short time he has been back in the Premiership coaching game, so when the international official Wayne Barnes picked on his players with a vengeance here last night – there were enough flashes of bright yellow to obviate the need for floodlights – he was some way short of delighted. But it was not Barnes who condemned his team to this thrashing. The culprits were Worcester themselves.

Leeds 11 St Helens 10: Danny McGuire’s kick edges thriller

The habitual Super League champions of Leeds clung onto their crown, but only thanks to a late Danny McGuire drop goal at the end of an epic. Saints had fought back from 10 points down, only for the Rhinos to do what they do so well at this time of year.

Romelu Lukaku scored for Everton against West Ham

Premier League round-up: Southampton claim surprise victory at Anfield while rivals Everton sneak thriller at Upton Park

Ricky van Wolfswinkel penalty miss increases pressure on Canaries boss Chris Hughton after poor start to season

Michu celebrates after scoring Swansea’s second at the Mestalla

Valencia 0 Swansea City 3 match report: Swans’ rise at new high with rout of fallen giants

Thirteen years ago Swansea were playing in the old Third Division while Valencia were facing Real Madrid in the Champions League final. Tonight the Welsh team showed just how far they have come with a masterful victory in Spain that will have surprised many, though not those who have followed this team’s impressive rise.

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Champions League: Juergen Klopp apologises for wild rant at fourth official as Borussia Dortmund lose to Napoli

Last season's runners-up lost their opening game in what is a difficult group

QPR’s Joey Barton skips away from Brighton’s Jake Forster-Caskey

Queen's Park Rangers 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 match report: No pot of gold at end of Joey Barton's rainbow laces

Not even Joey Barton's rainbow bootlaces could brighten up this bore draw, although Queen's Park Rangers will take some comfort from moving top of the Championship table.

All fall down: Ashley Young tumbles easily at Old Trafford under a challenge from Kagisho Dikgacoi, earning a penalty for Manchester United and the Crystal Palace player’s dismissal for two yellow cards

Any changes to diving rules must extend beyond Premier League says Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand

The issue has returned following Ashley Young's theatrics against Crystal Palace

Ashley Young has been warned about diving in future by manager David Moyes

Exclusive: Red carded Kagisho Dikgacoi joins calls for divers to be banned following warning from David Moyes to Ashley Young

Palace midfielder who clashed with Young agrees that hard line is needed over act of simulation

Gloucester prop Nick Wood (right) is sent off for stamping

Gloucester's Nick Wood faces long ban as referees feel the strain

Nick Wood, the Gloucester prop sent off at Saracens for using the flanker Jacques Burger as a human doormat, will face a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel in Bristol on Tuesday to answer for his crime. It should not take him long – he has already apologised to all and sundry, both for stamping on Burger’s head and for leaving his team a man short for 79 minutes of an 80-minute game – but his suspension could drag on for quite a while. He will be very lucky indeed if he plays again before the end of November.

Blow for Saracens as England centre Brad Barritt is ruled out until Christmas

Saracens beat Gloucester 44-12 at the weekend

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger shakes hands with Mesut Ozil

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal were 'a bit lucky' after Jozy Altidore 'goal' for Sunderland was ruled out

The referee failed to give the advantage before sending off Paulo Di Canio

Robin van Persie scores from the penalty spot against Crystal Palace on Saturday

Robin van Persie reveals he wants to extend his contract with Manchester United and is targeting at least 'two or three trophies this season'

Former Arsenal striker keen to extend contract that has three years left to run

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee