Sport Luis Suarez was at the centre of a diving row following the 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Aston Villa

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

Messi makes us smile while Suarez shows us the game's ugly new face

On the night Lionel Messi reminded us that uncommon grace can still occasionally walk easily alongside the highest achievement, Luis Suarez was still locked away from the kind of uncomplicated acclaim that once again bathed football's fabulous Little Big Man in Zurich.

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United allow Wayne Rooney compassionate leave following death of wife's sister

Coleen Rooney's sister Rosie McLoughlin loses battle with Rett Syndrome

Manchester United's Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring a hat-trick against Southampton
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Criticism does not affect Arsene Wenger says Everton manager David Moyes

Arsenal travel to Goodison Park tonight in the Premier League

Brendan Rodgers is being forced to rebuild Liverpool with only one recognised striker

James Lawton: Time for Fenway to back Brendan Rodgers if Liverpool are serious about renaissance

Rodgers can only yearn for the striking potential of other teams

Ian Holloway: It has been a week from hell – and we were made to pay dearly for it

If you as a fan don't like the way the club is run, then don't buy a ticket
Robbie Fowler is training with Blackpool

Robbie Fowler training with Blackpool

Former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler is training with Blackpool with a view to joining the npower Championship club.

Fabio Cannavaro is one of the 'icons' taking part

Launch of India's new Premier League Soccer delayed

The inaugural edition of India's Premier League Soccer (PLS), featuring World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro and former France international Robert Pires, has been postponed because of a lack of venues, organisers told Reuters today.

Robbie Fowler joins team in Thailand

Former England and Liverpool forward Robbie Fowler has joined Muangthong United and will be formally unveiled on Sunday, the Thai Premier League (TPL) club said in a statement today.

Owen extends his stay at Old Trafford

Michael Owen has signed a new one-year contract to stay at Manchester United. The 31-year-old striker had expressed his desire to prolong his career at Old Trafford.

Robbie Fowler agrees to re-join Perth Glory

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has verbally accepted an offer to re-join Perth Glory for next season although a contract is yet to be signed.

Ridsdale defends himself against Bates

Former Leeds chairman Peter Ridsdale has hit out at his successor Ken Bates for branding him the cause of the club's financial problems.

Peter Ridsdale angered by Ken Bates claim

Former Leeds chairman Peter Ridsdale has hit out at his successor Ken Bates for branding him the cause of the club's financial problems.

Hendrie happy plying his trade at the bottom of Indonesia's illegal league

Former England player admits it's taken time to get used to life with Bandung

Suarez ready to take a big bite out of United's title challenge

I understand the rivalry, we have to stop them winning league, says Liverpool striker / Carroll likely to start on the bench

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'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there