Sport Robin van Persie could miss the Netherlands' semi-final clash with Argentina through illness.

The Manchester United striker trained separately from the rest of the squad and remains a doubt for Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against Argentina

Jose Mourinho confirmed that Chelsea had made an 'economic bid' for Wayne Rooney

Manchester United and Chelsea go to war over Wayne Rooney

Mourinho admits to bid but club denies offering Mata or Luiz in £20m transfer

Rory McIlroy signs autographs for fans

The Open 2013: Rory McIlroy makes clear his does not share Muirfield's attitude towards women members

The golfer also responds to Sir Nick Faldo and offers his thoughts on the Wayne Rooney transfer saga

Nemanja Vidic applauds United’s victory over Reading
Gonzalo Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain: What can Arsenal fans expect from the Real Madrid striker on the verge of a move to the Emirates?

The Argentina international is close to becoming the Gunners' record signing. Here, Jack Pitt-Brooke reveals the attributes he will bring with him to north London

Robin van Persie finally lifts the Premier League trophy

Robin van Persie eyes further success at Manchester United

The former Arsenal striker ended the season as the Premier League top scorer

David Moyes pictured during his last game in charge of Everton

David Moyes to meet Manchester United squad today as the transition from Sir Alex Ferguson kicks into action

The Everton manager is still completing work at Goodison Park

Wenger must decide whether to use Olivier Giroud in attack instead of Lukas Podolski

Newcastle v Arsenal: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at St James’ Park

Sir Alex Ferguson lifts the Premier League trophy following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford (Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Sir Alex Ferguson blasts 'the whole bloody lot of them' for the hire-and-fire culture in the Premier League

Manchester United are unique in their patience and loyalty to staff claims the outgoing manager

The Wigan players come to terms with what could prove to be a crucial defeat in their last Premier League game against Swansea

Premier League: Arsenal v Wigan match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney at the Emirates

Should David Moyes sell Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney?

The England forward has again asked to leave the club - but should the incoming manager let him?

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney launches his book 'My Story So Far'

Appointment of David Moyes as Manchester United manager set to put futures of Leighton Baines and Wayne Rooney in the spotlight

Will Everton full-back Leighton Baines follow David Moyes to Manchester United? And what will the Everton manager's arrival at Old Trafford mean for Wayne Rooney?

Theo Walcott's goal inside 20 seconds gifted Arsenal the three points

Queens Park Rangers 0 Arsenal 1 match report: Gunner's lightning strike puts them in charge for top four finish

Arsenal may no longer be the most exciting team in London but they ground their way back up past Chelsea and Tottenham and into third place with an unconvincing but efficient 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers.

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott celebrates his goal against Manchester United

Premier League: QPR v Arsenal match preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Loftus Road

A view outside Old Trafford

Manchester United post record turnover figures

Club brought in £91.7m during the third-quarter

Robin van Persie of Manchester United scores their first goal

Robin van Persie right to quit Arsenal says Manchester United team-mate Patrice Evra

The Dutchman scored against his former team at the weekend

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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
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

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
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