Sport Gus Poyet has made his first move of the January transfer window with a bid of £2.5m for Liam Bridcutt

The midfielder joins from Brighton

Teenage footballer pleads guilty to killing referee Ricardo Portillo who awarded a penalty against his side

Ricardo Portillo died after spending a week in a coma following a single punch to the head

Wayne Rooney has two years left on his current deal

Transfer news: Former Chelsea player Ray Wilkins urges Wayne Rooney to remain at Manchester United

The England striker should embrace the competition for places

George Smith: Prolific goalscorer for Manchester City

George Smith, who once scored four times for Manchester City in a derby rout of Manchester United, died just five days before the passing of his friend and team-mate Bert Trautmann. Like the celebrated German goalkeeper, the 92-year-old's story was one of triumph over adversity inflicted by the Second World War: Smith became a prolific goalscorer despite a shocking injury sustained under "friendly fire" while serving in East Africa.

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iStyle: Shirting the issue

Whether you opt for office-appropriate or the more casual, you’ll want to button-up in these menswear-inspired shirts, writes Rebecca Gonsalves

QPR striker Loic Remy

Transfer news: Loic Remy would be 'a very good signing' for Newcastle says Steve Harper

The former keeper wants to see new arrivals at St James' Park

Papiss Cissé has scored three late winners but may not start against Benfica

Papiss Cisse delighted to have resolved Wonga dispute with Newcastle after 'difficult time'

The striker discussed the problem with his club, his family and Islamic teachers

<b>LIVERPOOL</b><br/>
<b>Away kit</b><br/>
Liverpool's away kit has been among the most heavily criticised ahead of the start of the season. Some have described it as akin to a Christmas jumper - which will perhaps be apt during the festive fixture pile-up - but for the rest of the season it'll just look daft.
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<b>Reaction on Twitter...</b><br/><br/>
@ThisBipolarBear2h<br/>
The Liverpool away kit seems to be based on a Space Invaders clone from the mid 80s.
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@MD_Gooner
I don't blame Suarez for wanting to leave Liverpool... Who would want to be seen wearing their new away kit?

Vote: Which club has unveiled the worst kit for the new season? Liverpool and Barcelona among the contenders...

Take part in our poll to find out the worst kit of the 2013/14 season

Manchester City have launched their new all-black away kit, but will they become the dominating All Blacks of the football world?

In pictures: Manchester City unveil their new 'half-and-half' away kit in tribute to Ardwick AFC and Gorton AFC

Black and dark charcoal halves represent former incarnations Ardwick who wore a similar kit in 1890/1 and Gorton who played in first ever recorded City kit in1884

A view outside Old Trafford

Success comes before commercial interests insists Manchester United group managing director

Richard Arnold has been behind a number of lucrative deals

Clockwise from top left: John Iverdale, Gilles Simon, Heather Watson and Kim Sears
Sunderland's manager Paolo Di Canio reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Stoke City in Sunderland

Paolo Di Canio tells Sunderland fans to 'relax' over summer transfer dealings

Five new players have already arrived at the Stadium of Light

The Rolling Stones performing at Glastonbury

Glastonbury 2013 - review: The Rolling Stones prove you can always get what you want on The Pyramid Stage

It's only rock 'n' roll, but Glastonbury liked it: Rolling Stones dip in to deepest back catalogue in rock for festival debut

Newcastle's away kit, with its controversial sponsor, appears to be of slick design

Newcastle players WILL wear club shirts after Wonga row

Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse considered their position following the news that the money-lending company would become club's main sponsor

Walking away after, I had to resist breaking into a run

I was already seated at a table in Woolwich McDonald’s when the stranger who had travelled to meet me, believing that in 10 minutes’ time we’d be going to a flat around the corner to have sex, walked through the door. As far as he knew, we were meeting in a public place so he could prove he “wasn’t an axe-murderer”, before going on to the SponsorAScholar “physical assessment”.

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Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
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The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
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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
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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

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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

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BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
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Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
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