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Lugano lifts spirits at West Brom as Everton miss out

Musa Okwonga: Hurricane Blatter meets English tumbleweed

Two of the Premier League’s biggest stars are alleged to have made racist comments. With these cases pending, it’s easy to see why the Premier League released such a colourless statement.

Beckham has joined the chorus of disapproval over Blatter's comments

David Beckham calls Sepp Blatter remarks 'appalling'

FIFA president Sepp Blatter's controversial comments that there is no racism in soccer are appalling, former England captain David Beckham said yesterday.

Blatter sees no reason why he should resign

Sepp Blatter says sorry for racism remarks

FIFA president Sepp Blatter today said he "deeply regretted" his comments about racism in football and issued an apology - but was adamant he would not resign.

There is a strong case for the impeachment of Sepp Blatter

James Lawton: Selective morality puts FA in danger of hypocrisy

Sepp Blatter understands everything about the value of money and nothing about racism

The Uruguayan FA - and Gus Poyet - have leapt to the defence of Luis Suarez

Suarez 'only has himself to blame' for storm over alleged slur

Striker had chance to apologise, says Kick It Out – but Poyet accuses Evra of 'crying like a baby'

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says what little racism occurs
can be solved by a handshake

'Barmy', 'laughable', 'disbelieving': The reaction to Sepp Blatter comments

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy today branded FIFA president Sepp Blatter's comments on racism as "barmy" and called for him to resign.

Blatter's latest remarks, which have been met with widespread condemnation:

Sepp Blatter gaffes and outbursts

Fifa president Sepp Blatter said yesterday that racism in football does not exist, and that any altercations on the pitch where racist language is used could be resolved by a handshake.

England out to 'destroy' Fifa presidency, claims Blatter

Sepp Blatter has claimed that England tried to "destroy" the Fifa presidency through the Football Association's attempts to delay his unopposed re-election in June.

Club v country row brewing ahead of World Cup draw

England's low-key delegation for the 2014 World Cup draw were due to arrive in Rio today amid a growing club-versus-country row that FIFA president Sepp Blatter could do without on the eve of one of his organisation's most important occasions.

Premier League poised for goal-line technology

Goal-line technology could be used in the Premier League as early as the start of the 2012-13 season.

Bin Hammam: they will find me guilty

Mohamed Bin Hammam believes Fifa has already decided to find him guilty of bribery allegations but has vowed to clear his name of any wrongdoing.

Inside Lines: Pots and kettles: Why slippery Sepp Blatter will be smirking today

Buried beneath the mound of Murray mania and Haye hysteria was a news item which no doubt brought a smirk to the faces of Sepp Blatter and his erstwhile sidekick Jack Warner.

'Overwhelming' body of evidence against Fifa's Bin Hammam

Fifa's investigation into corruption claims made against Mohamed Bin Hammam, the man who sought to unseat Sepp Blatter as president, has concluded that there is "comprehensive and overwhelming" evidence against the Qatari.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
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Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
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Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee