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No one did more deals in the summer transfer season than Charlton's manager

Paolo Di Canio in bizarre on-field bust-up with own striker

Swindon will today investigate the circumstances surrounding an extraordinary on-field bust-up between manager Paolo Di Canio and striker Leon Clarke at the end of their Carling Cup defeat to Southampton at the County Ground last night.

Ameobi saves Newcastle's blushes

Scunthorpe United 1 Newcastle United 2 (aet)

Pardew: Cup is our target this season

Alan Pardew will target cup glory this season as he attempts to end Newcastle's 42-year trophy drought. Pardew knows the Premier League title is only a dream for a club like his as it continues its recovery from a humiliating relegation two years ago and tries to re-establish itself as a top-flight fixture.

Newcastle prepare for frenetic transfer activity

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is preparing for tense conclusion to the summer transfer window after finding his club embroiled in a series of rows.

League round-up: Two reds as Ipswich surrender

It was a great day to be Tommy Smith – if you were the one who plays for Queens Park Rangers and scored the winner at Everton. But not if you were the one at Ipswich Town – being sent off without touching the ball is not quite so heroic. Smith's red card a minute after coming on as a half-time substitute away to Peterbrough United turned a bad day for Ipswich into a absolute horror show as it reduced them to nine men and they lost 7-1.

Outside the Box: Early doors but it looks like a clampdown is on the cards

It is hardly unknown for a new season to begin with zealous match officials engaged on some "clampdown" or other, after which managers protest furiously about the need to show some common sense and everything returns to normal.

Jon Walters extends contract at Stoke

Jon Walters has been rewarded for an impressive first year at Stoke with a 12-month contract extension which keeps him at the Britannia Stadium until the summer of 2015.

Charlton report Newcastle over Rob Elliot approach

Charlton have reported Newcastle to the Premier League after rejecting their offer for goalkeeper Rob Elliot.

Striker Keogh is backed at Leeds as Blackpool look for more firepower

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has backed striker Andy Keogh to make a positive impact back at Leeds.

Ruthless pursuit of Premier cash begins

The Championship is once again wide open with clubs prepared to spend big to win a promotion worth £100m. Paul Newman reports

The Championship team by team guide

Nick Szczepanik looks at the season ahead in the English second tier

Sunderland sign £8.1m Connor Wickham

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce today landed a major transfer coup when he snapped up teenage Ipswich striker Connor Wickham.

Keiren Westwood set to quit Coventry

Coventry have confirmed Keiren Westwood will not be signing a new contract at the Ricoh Arena, with the goalkeeper understood to be set to complete a move to Sunderland.

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The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
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Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

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Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

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The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
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