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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

The Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, is once again under pressure but global reaction has not been uniform

'Sorry' keeps Blatter safe as quit calls fall on deaf ears

Fifa president apologises for 'unfortunate words' but critics in England maintain he should go

Blatter appeared to suggest a handshake could be used to resolve racist remark disputes

MPs back Blatter resignation calls

Fifa president Sepp Blatter came under fire in Westminster today as he was condemned for his remarks about racism in football.

Rio Ferdinand is no longer the automatic choice for either his club or country

Rio Ferdinand has Manchester United future insists Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson insists Rio Ferdinand still has a major role to play at Manchester United even if his days as an automatic presence on the team sheet are over.

Manchester United deserve more respect rages Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand is fuming that Manchester United are not the automatic choice to retain their Premier League title.

Rio Ferdinand woman 'no kiss and teller'

Telling her side of the story of her "affair" with England footballer Rio Ferdinand was part of Carly Storey's "emotional development", the High Court heard yesterday.

Rio Ferdinand: Report of affair 'stressful and embarrassing'

Rio Ferdinand told the High Court yesterday of the "stressful and embarrassing" effect a newspaper report had on his personal life after it alleged he had conducted an adulterous affair lasting 13 years.

Ferdinand sues over 'Mirror' affair story

The England footballer Rio Ferdinand appeared at the High Court yesterday as he began legal action against Mirror Group Newspapers for publishing a story about an alleged affair.

Rio Ferdinand must return warns Keown

Martin Keown does not believe Fabio Capello should have any hesitation in restoring Rio Ferdinand to his England starting line-up on Saturday.

Former police informants were behind 'stop snitching' campaign

The authors of a campaign encouraging people not to "snitch" in murder cases and serious shootings are today revealed as former police informants desperate to use their experiences to force reform of witness protection schemes.

Manchester United fans brave rain for parade

Tens of thousands of Manchester United fans have put European heartbreak aside to celebrate a record-breaking Premier League victory parade for their heroes.

Rio Ferdinand joins plaudits of 'phenomenal' Javier Hernandez

Rio Ferdinand has tipped Javier Hernandez to have a brilliant career with Manchester United.

Ferdinand's stalker is jailed for harassing footballer at his home

An obsessed female fan who stalked the Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand was described as a "predatory and manipulative fantasist" yesterday as she was jailed for 10 weeks for assaulting a police officer and harassing the star at his home.

Rio Ferdinand stalker jailed

A woman who stalked footballer Rio Ferdinand and his family was jailed for 10 weeks today and put on a restraining order for 10 years.

Rio Ferdinand ready for upcoming challenges

Rio Ferdinand insists he is fully fit and ready to steer Manchester United through a hazardous path to glory.

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