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

Football: Mooney brings Anfield to earth

Liverpool 0 Watford 1

Sport on TV: Forget about Des and bring on Barry Davies

WHAT? AN EXTRA pounds 24 for the BBC from digital licence holders? And no Des Lynam? You must be joking.

Football: Houllier builds around the `good heart' of Liverpool

IT WOULD have been easy to change five players at half-time, Gerard Houllier remarked, sitting in the air-conditioned interview room at Ewood Park shortly after his Liverpool team had drawn 2-2 with Blackburn Rovers in the energy- sapping heat of Saturday afternoon. But he had resisted the temptation to give them a breather. "I wanted them to suffer a bit," he observed, with a small grin.

Football: Camara exposes negative Rovers

Blackburn Rovers 2

Football: Keegan takes brave decisions

European Championship: Sheringham and Fowler recalled as teenager Woodgate makes England debut

Football: Cole is likely to partner Shearer

KEVIN KEEGAN was pondering his striking options at Bisham Abbey yesterday. Should he go for pace or muscle? Experience or youth? Penalty- box poacher or roving creator? With Alan Shearer's place apparently cast in stone, as it has been since Gary Lineker's retirement seven years ago, and Michael Owen and Kevin Phillips injured, the decision comes down to who partners the captain out of Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham, Emile Heskey and Robbie Fowler.

Sports Letter: Out of line

Out of line

Football: Fowler's nose may frustrate Keegan

KEVIN KEEGAN should know by tomorrow whether Robbie Fowler will be available for selection for England's friendly international in Hungary next week.

Football: Fowler decides against FA appeal

ROBBIE FOWLER has dropped plans to appeal against the six-match ban imposed on him by the Football Association.

Football: Fowler appeals his Le Saux ban

ROBBIE FOWLER will appeal to the Football Association against his two-game ban for rude gestures towards Graeme Le Saux, backed by new video evidence.

Football: Owen out for rest of the season

MICHAEL OWEN is out of football for three months with a hamstring and tendon injury. Yesterday the Liverpool and England striker discovered the results of the scan on his right leg which reveals far worse damage than was first feared.

Does a prima ballerina bounce?

FOR ALL the thousands of column inches devoted to the performing arts, one area remains almost permanently hidden from view. It is the rehearsal room. Audiences and critics are virtually never allowed access. And, for the sake of their own reputations, directors and performers rarely divulge what mistakes, tantrums, sobbing and sackings go on.

Football: Fowler given six-match suspension

ROBBIE FOWLER intends to appeal against the six-match suspension he was given by a Football Association disciplinary commission yesterday for both his "cocaine snorting" goal celebration during the Merseyside derby last weekend and his fracas with Graeme Le Saux last month.

Sports letter: Bags of fun

Sir: We already knew it, and Robbie Fowler confirmed it again. You are a nation of Pythons, and we love you because of that.

Racing: Even Flow to stop Pipe plan

THOUSANDS OF punters will walk into betting shops this morning convinced that they have a bet for the big race at Aintree which seems nothing short of pre-ordained. Twelve months ago, Martin Pipe, Tony McCoy and the owner David Johnson sent a five-year-old to run in the John Hughes Memorial Chase over the National fences, and despite his youth, he won as impressively as any horse in the race's history. Today, they will attempt to repeat the trick with Gris D'Estruval, and the bookies will be treating him with as much caution as Double Thriller, favourite for tomorrow's Grand National.
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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
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Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

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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