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Former Liverpool star returns to English football against Sheffield Wednesday

Simon Read: Are The Owls being wise in saying no to payday lender cash?

I'm really pleased that the Championship football club Sheffield Wednesday has turned down a lucrative sponsorship deal from a payday lender.

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Championship football club Sheffield Wednesday has turned down a lucrative sponsorship deal from a payday lender.

The Championship: Second tier's unpredictable fare provides thrilling finale

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The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 10 April 2013

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No minute’s silence for Thatcher is testament to football’s bad relationship with the former PM

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Billy Davies has lifted Forest in his second stint as manager

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Paolo Di Canio forced to deny racism claims as Sunderland come under fire for controversial appointment

New manager says his words were 'twisted' but anti-racism groups are worried by Italian's appointment

The Sport Matrix: Monday 1 April 2013

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Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

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Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

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Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

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We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

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