Sport Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak looks on from the in the stands at the Etihad Stadium

City reported losses of £51.6m for 2012/13, down from £97.9m the previous year

Blackburn owners vow to stick with manager Steve Kean

Blackburn's owners say they will stick with manager Steve Kean for at least the duration of his current two-and-a-half-year contract.

Ivanovic inspires as Chelsea turn corner

Chelsea 2 Blackburn Rovers 0: Blackburn caught napping at set-pieces as champions grind out victory

Mancini in the firing line as Santa Cruz makes his Rovers return

Roque Santa Cruz became the latest discarded Manchester City player to aim a swipe at Roberto Mancini after completing a move back to Blackburn.

Carlo Ancelotti laughs off Frank Lampard's comparison with Luiz Felipe Scolari

Carlo Ancelotti today laughed off Frank Lampard's claim the current atmosphere at Chelsea was like the final days under Luiz Felipe Scolari and revealed he had spoken to Roman Abramovich about the club's miserable run.

Roque Santa Cruz completes transfer to Blackburn

Blackburn have signed their former striker Roque Santa Cruz on loan from Manchester City until the end of the season.

Mancini: Fights in training are normal – I had five as a player

Having spent more than a year playing down the significance of spats and tiffs at Manchester City, Roberto Mancini has reiterated that he is not concerned about the seemingly regular scraps at the club's Carrington training ground.

Roque Santa Cruz and Shaun Wright-Phillips head for Manchester City exit

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed Roque Santa Cruz is almost certain to return to Blackburn within the coming days - and paved the way for Shaun Wright-Phillips' departure as well.

Real interested in Adebayor as striking cover

Manchester City's Emmanuel Adebayor may receive an unexpected chance of salvation at Real Madrid with a loan move to the Spanish giants, who appear genuinely interested in meeting his £170,000-a-week wages, a growing possibility.

£27m Dzeko sets sights on title as he signs for City

Manchester City completed the signing of Bosnia and Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko last night.

Manchester City in no rush to sign Edin Dzeko

Roberto Mancini is confident patience will prove to be a virtue in his pursuit of Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko.

'Jamie rang – he asked if we wanted Beckham'

Tottenham Hotspur traditionally thrive in years ending in a 1, and after such a promising 2010, their supporters are already anticipating a sustained assault on the Premier League title, not to mention the Champions League and FA Cup.

Bridge's loan move to West Ham blocked by City wage demand

Manchester City have told clubs wishing to secure loan-deals for their out-of-favour stars such as Emmanuel Adebayor, Roque Santa Cruz and Wayne Bridge this month that they will have to pay their wages in full.

Benfica reject Chelsea's bid but defender Luiz still hot property

Chelsea have had a £17 million bid rejected for the Benfica defender David Luiz, who is also interesting Manchester City ahead of the transfer window opening tomorrow.

Roque Santa Cruz rejects Lazio loan move

Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz has rejected the chance to join Lazio on loan, according to the Italian club.

Roberto Mancini full of praise for Edin Dzeko

Edin Dzeko's chances of joining Premier League title chasers Manchester City have been boosted with a ringing endorsement from City's manager Roberto Mancini.

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003