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Liverpool manager admits he made mistake with Gerrard deployment as controversial penalty gets home side off hook in front of owner Henry

Football: Fowler apologises for goal celebration

ROBBIE FOWLER has apologised for his controversial celebration after his first goal in Saturday's Merseyside derby.

LIFE AND STRIFE OF ROBBIE FOWLER

1975: Born Toxteth, Liverpool, 9 April.

Football: Fowler steps out of line again

Liverpool striker risks further FA wrath after taunting fans with apparent imitation of drug-taking

Football: Keegan's zeal the tonic for England

AS RIO FERDINAND collected the ball near his own goal yesterday he spotted a silver-haired figure sprinting up the right calling for the ball. Ferdinand quickly pinged a perfectly-weighted pass forward and Kevin Keegan, 28 years his senior, took it on his chest and raced off down the wing like a teenager.

Sports Letter: Ideal lifestyle

Sir: Is it not cruelly ironic that with his lifestyle of all-night parties, drinking and drugs, Justin Fashanu would have been Robbie Fowler's idea of a "real" footballer whereas Graeme Le Saux, for all his evident heterosexuality, is not?

Sorry, I just don't like beardies

Imagine Jimmy Hill, Sir Dickie Attenborough and Frank Dobson together and you see the problem

Cheltenham Festival: Makounji is the one with sex appeal

IF ANYONE doubts the power of words, consider this. Just two words, and fairly small ones at that, could unleash mayhem in the betting ring at Cheltenham today. Bookies will start doing frantic sums, the tic-tacs' arms will wave like windmills in a typhoon, and punters will reach deep into their pockets for thick wedges of cash. The man doing the talking will be JP McManus, but the great unknown is whether the words will be "Joe Mac" or "Cardinal Hill".

Football: Fine for `sleepy' Fowler

ROBBIE FOWLER is at the centre of another row as Liverpool's squabbling season continues. The England striker overslept and missed training days after his public spat withGraeme Le Saux.

Letter: Lad culture is bad culture

BY ATTEMPTING to portray the actions of Robbie Fowler as merely "opponentphobia", Peter Corrigan ("Get your apologies out for the lads", Sport, 7 March) gives credence to the view that systematic abuse of one's opponents on the football field is inevitable, if not acceptable. The fact is, Graeme Le Saux has been taunted about his sexuality for years. He has become resigned to that from opposition supporters. However, what is unacceptable is when that same regular drip feed of abuse comes from fellow professionals.

Football: A plate of chips and a Cornish pasting

CHELSEA AGAINST Liverpool seemed an attractive prospect last weekend: the multi- national entertainers against the former greats struggling to make sense of their season.

Real Lives: You naughty, cheeky boy

Graeme Le Saux was pushed over the edge by homosexual taunts, and who can blame him? But you can call me straight any time and I won't lash out, says gay writer NEIL MIDGELEY

Monitor: All the News of the World: Footballers And Homophobia

Comment on attitudes to gays in football after Robbie Fowler's taunting of Graeme Le Saux

Football: Le Saux apologises to Fowler over elbowing

GRAEME LE SAUX has written a letter apologising for lashing out at Robbie Fowler with his elbow during last Saturday's 2-1 win for the London club.

Football: Taylor praises FA's justice

GORDON TAYLOR, the Professional Footballers' Association's chief executive, has defended the Football Association's system for dispensing justice in the light of the Stamford Bridge incident involving Graeme Le Saux and Robbie Fowler, his England team-mate.

Football: Chelsea make their title pitch

Leboeuf and Goldbaek capitalise on new surface as Liverpool's Stamford Bridge blues deepen; Chelsea 2 Liverpool 1 Leboeuf (pen) 7 Owen 77 Goldbaek 38 Half- time: 2-0 Attendance: 34,822
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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

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Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment