Sport Ronaldinho with Scolari

Brazilian legend improves his chances of making the Brazil squad by securing Turkish move

Ronaldinho denies 'mega party' rumours

AC Milan forward Ronaldinho has denied reports he held a 'mega party' before his side's 2-0 Serie A defeat to Inter Milan last month.

Leonardo predicts 'extraordinary' Milan derby

AC Milan coach Leonardo believes Sunday night's Milan derby could not have come at a better time for his side.

Eurozone: Guardiola in no hurry as Barça cruise

"It would be best if he made a decision before April," said Barcelona president Joan Laporta regarding Pep Guardiola's future. That was just before Saturday night's stylish 4-0 demotion of Seville had taken Barça five points clear at the top. After the game the president was back-pedalling. "Of course we are not setting a deadline. He will know the right moment to sit down and talk." Laporta is well aware that in this particular game of hold 'em, fold 'em his six-times trophy-winning coach has all the cards.

Beckham marks latest Milan debut with victory

Midfielder plays in front of Capello as Milan go second with 5-2 thrashing of Genoa

Lionel Messi: A rare talent

When Pep Guardiola took over from Frank Rijkaard at Barcelona 18 months ago, Lionel Messi's favourite local steakhouse in the city's affluent Sarria-Sant Gervasi neighbourhood was right at the top of his 'to do' list.

Maicon on verge of new Inter Milan deal

Internazionale full-back Maicon is believed to be on the verge of signing a new long-term deal with the Serie A champions, according to his agent Antonio Caliendo.

Brazil: The most glorious time warp in sport

No team in history have spun beauty and style into a glorious winning discipline quite like the South Americans - and the modern team still carry the flame. As he watches them train, James Lawton sees why Capello's men face the ultimate challenge tonight

Leonardo's position more secure after Milan victory over Roma

AC Milan 2 AS Roma 1

Spartans cause stir in Valencia

Euro Zone

Dunga ducks Brazilian flair for practical climb to glory

Favourites qualified for South Africa at a canter – but not in the style to which a nation has long been accustomed

Mark Fleming: Why the Mutu I knew should be given a break

Some people in football never learn, but Adrian Mutu is proving to be one of the exceptions. The flamboyant Romanian who was bombed out of Chelsea in disgrace in 2004 for taking cocaine has been rebuilding his life and his career for the last three years with Fiorentina.

Under-20 World Cup rising stars

The Under-20 World Cup in Egypt will once again provide a stage for the next generation of stars with the likes of Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho and Thierry Henry emerging from this competition in previous years.

Ronaldinho: 'I'm not retiring'

Ronaldinho has denied speculation in the Spanish press he is considering retiring from football at the end of the season.

Leonardo: Ronaldinho 'not the player he once was'

AC Milan coach Leonardo has conceded that Ronaldinho is not the player he once was.

Mourinho frustrated after Bari peg back champions

Jose Mourinho's Internazioinale side suffered an embarrassing draw on the opening weekend against Serie A new boys Bari while Milan took three Ronaldinho-inspired points at Siena.

Voices
Hunted: A stag lies dead on Jura, where David Cameron holidays and has himself stalked deer
voicesThe Scotland I know is becoming a playground for the rich
News
Russell Brand has written a book of political analysis called Revolution
peopleFilm star says he is 'not interested in making money anymore'
Arts and Entertainment
Benedict Cumberbatch has refused to deny his involvement in the upcoming new Star Wars film
filmBenedict Cumberbatch reignites those Star Wars rumours
News
newsMcKamey Manor says 'there is no escape until the tour is completed'
Arts and Entertainment
Jessica Chastain during an interview in Los Angeles.
filmsOscar hopeful Jessica Chastain reveals the secret to her breakthrough success
News
people

Britain First criticised for using actress's memory to draw attention to their 'hate-filled home page'

News
news
Life and Style
Meow! ... Again, Kim Kardashian goes for a sexy Halloween costume, wrapping her body with a latex catsuit and high heeled knee boots
fashionFrom Heidi Klum to Kim Kardashian
News
news

Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'

Arts and Entertainment
On The Apprentice, “serious” left the room many moons ago and yet still we watch
tv

Greatest mystery about the hit BBC1 show is how it continues to be made at all, writes Grace Dent

Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Vietnam & Cambodia
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Bruges
India & Nepal
Japan
Berlin, Dresden, Meissen & Colditz
Prices correct as of 17 October 2014
Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker