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

Newcastle United 2 Stoke City 1 match report: Alan Pardew's relegation fears fade but Stoke face fight to death

Two minutes of injury-time had been played and two remained when Papiss Cissé produced his one meaningful contribution of the afternoon. Typically, his first touch, inside the Stoke City penalty area, looped the ball into the air. His second was more telling, striking a shot past Asmir Begovic.

Chelsea will be keen to avoid big spending Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, who have Samuel Eto'o among their ranks

Steven Taylor relishing meeting with 'familiar face' Samuel Eto'o

Newcastle play Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa League

The Weekend's Viewing: The clues had the semaphored clarity of a creakier kind of crime drama

Mayday, Sun, BBC1 // Being Human, Sun, BBC3

London tailoring label E Tautz has just launched a ladies' shirt collection designed by Katie Hillier
Harriet Harman: Amazon should give a donation to a women’s refuge

'Keep Calm' rape T-shirts taken off site

MP demands Amazon makes reparations for selling tops 'encouraging' sexual violence

West Ham fans honour Bobby Moore before kick off,

Upton Park unites in tribute to Bobby Moore, a true legend of game

Former England captain is honoured 20 years on from his untimely death by old club West Ham

The Irish captain, Brian O’Driscoll, will win his 123rd international cap when he faces Scotland at Murrayfield tomorrow

Six Nations: Resurgent Scots determined not to let Brian O'Driscoll roam in desert

Coach Johnson wary of Irish captain's influence as they aim for back-to-back wins

Should Arsenal bring back goalscorer Santos?

Arsenal's troubles in front of goal look likely to define their season, so maybe they are beginning to regret letting full-back Andre Santos join Gremio on loan.

Bobby Moore, a class act whatever he wore

West Ham pay Bobby Moore tribute

West Ham will mark the 20th anniversary of Bobby Moore's death with a series of memorial events.

Footballs

Two hundred thousand counterfeit footballs found in Brazil

The balls included imitations of the Jabulani and Cafusa models

Good kicker: Ben Botica en route to 20 points in place of injured Nick Evans

Match Report: Inspirational Danny Care reinforces his England claim

Harlequins 25 Leicester Tigers 21

Joe Marler and the England squad pictured training

Joe Marler: England would win the World Cup if it was tomorrow

England prop says that on current form England would feel confident of winning the ultimate prize

Fabrice Muamba’s heart stopped for 78 minutes during a game

Electronic monitors for every player can warn of heart problems that hit Fabrice Muamba

Football lawmakers' will be asked next month to allow trials of an electronic chip in players' shirts which could warn of medical problems such as the heart attack suffered by Bolton's Fabrice Muamba on the pitch.

Mark Leftly: There's no need to read last rites for the high street – it will survive

Outlook A cliché sure to boil the ice-cold blood of many a City retail correspondent is that there are "only xx number of weeks/days/hours/minutes to save the high street".

Liverpool's Steven Gerrrard and Martin Skrtel promote the club's Seeing is Believing campaign

Liverpool promote global blindness charity for game against West Brom

Shirt sponsor change part of fundraising campaign

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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served

Homeless Veterans appeal

Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing

Scarred by the bell

The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
Cuba's golf revolution: But will the revolutionary nation take 'bourgeois' game to its heart?

Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
A look back at fashion in 2014: Wear in review

Wear in review

A look back at fashion in 2014
Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015. Might just one of them happen?

Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

Might just one of them happen?
War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?