Sport David Moyes appears dejected with he defeat to Swansea in the FA Cup third round

Moyes was dealt another blow in the FA Cup elimination at the hands of Swansea but has played down talk of transfers despite calls from supporters to strengthen club

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea can improve says Sir Alex Ferguson

Spaniard is coming to the end of his second season at Old Trafford

Chelsea's Demba Ba shoots to score against Manchester United

Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0 match report: Demba Ba and Petr Cech give Rafael Benitez a moment of sweet satisfaction

Rafa Benitez scores victory over old foe Sir Alex Ferguson, dashing the Scot's double hopes

Rio and Anton Ferdinand

England's fans reported for racial abuse of Ferdinand Rio and Anton Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand pulled out of the England squad ahead of the match

England’s Joleon Lescott in action against San Marino on Friday night

Montenegro v England: Mystery of Manchester City exclusion continues as Joleon Lescott fights for international future

Centre-half cannot be drawn on Mancini fall-out but will get big chance tomorrow

World Cup qualifier: England v San Marino match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Group H fixture at the Stadio di Serravalle

Laughing matter: Sir Alex Ferguson (left) raised concerns over Rio Ferdinand’s fitness after his England recall

Frank Lampard defends Roy Hodgson over handling of Rio Ferdinand call up

England take on San Marino this week

Frank Lampard celebrates England's winner

Victory over Brazil has boosted belief in the England camp

James Milner points to 2-1 win over five-time World Cup winners

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Age 30, Caps 23

England dogged by defence dilemmas ahead of crucial World Cup qualifiers

Roy Hodgson now has four centre-halves with little international experience to select from. That should not matter against San Marino but will in Montenegro

England defender Gary Cahill

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor called up to England squad after Gary Cahill is ruled out

Chelsea defender hurt his knee at the weekend and will not feature against San Marino

Hodgson is keen for Ferdinand to return to the squad

Damned either way: Roy Hodgson couldn't win on Rio Ferdinand selection dilemma

England manager is getting it in the neck over Rio's call-up but, asks Sam Wallace, how else could he have handled it?

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 19 March 2013

Ferdinand leaves Hodgson with new selection worry

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand

International career over? Rio Ferdinand pulls out of England squad for World Cup qualifiers

Manchester United defender will not take part in games against San Marino and Montenegro

The Sport Matrix: Monday 18 March 2013

Ireland scrape past Italians to claim first Grand Slam

Manchester United 1 Reading 0 match report: Wayne Rooney lifts low-key United to open up a 15-point gap

Reading seven points from safety as they fail to halt leaders' seeming stroll to 20th League title

Alex Ferguson: Rio Ferdinand not certain to honour England call up

Manchester United defender was included in Roy Hodgson's squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers

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Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game