Italy passes market test after Moody's downgrade

Italy passed a tough market test today as its three-year borrowing costs fell well below 5 per cent at an auction hours after Moody's cut the country's rating to two notches above junk status.

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<b>Andy Carroll’s headed goal</b>. This one moment of simplicity stood out above all others for its glorious HD magnificence. Steven Gerrard’s perfect cross into the box was met by a towering header from Carroll and powered into the bottom corner. It was an impressive sight in normal time. In slow motion high-definition, we were able to see that moment for its true glory: the height that Carroll reached, the concentration in his eyes, the sinews straining in his neck, the textbook technique, his gritted teeth, his whole body contorting in one powerful motion with one clear purpose. Epic.

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was non-committal yesterday on the future of Andy Carroll, as his club closed in on adding Roma's Fabio Borini to the Anfield strike force.

Fabio Borini, who worked with Brendan Rodgers at Chelsea and Swansea, was in Italy’s Euro 2012 squad

Andy Carroll could make loan move to AC Milan as Liverpool go for Roma striker Fabio Borini

Rodgers refuses to rule out striker shuffle as he closes in on possible deal for Italian

<b>Best high definition moment...</b></br>
<b>Andy Carroll’s headed goal</b>. This one moment of simplicity stood out above all others for its glorious HD magnificence. Steven Gerrard’s perfect cross into the box was met by a towering header from Carroll and powered into the bottom corner. It was an impressive sight in normal time. In slow motion high-definition, we were able to see that moment for its true glory: the height that Carroll reached, the concentration in his eyes, the sinews straining in his neck, the textbook technique, his gritted teeth, his whole body contorting in one powerful motion with one clear purpose. Epic.

AC Milan reveal admiration for Liverpool and England striker Andy Carroll

AC Milan could be about to make a shock attempt to sign Liverpool frontman Andy Carroll.

Thiago Silva

AC Milan turn down huge offer from Paris St Germain for Thiago Silva

AC Milan have turned down an offer of nearly 46million euros from Paris St Germain for coveted defender Thiago Silva, club owner Silvio Berlusconi has revealed.

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The Leveson Inquiry has exploded the myth of Britain as a beacon of transparency

Martin Johnson, a great player but struggled as England coach at World Cup

The Last Word: 'Big Name' doesn't mean huge hit as coach

As a rule, messianic delusions are exposed by the demands of a very different vocation

Pope warns Church to resist temptations of power after moves to canonise Don Luigi Giussani

Pope Benedict XVI has warned the Catholic Church to resist temptations of power, even as it emerged that ecclesiastical figures in Milan had moved to canonise Don Luigi Giussani, the founder of the Vatican’s controversial political campaigning wing.

Milan’s Massimiliano Allegri won the Scudetto at the first attempt

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Vatican told to pay taxes as Italy tackles budget crisis

End of controversial property tax breaks leaves the Pope facing €600m-a-year bill

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (centre), Robinho (front right) and the Milan squad train at Milanello yesterday

Rossoneri are forced to rely on 'senior citizens' brigade

Days of Baresi & Co long gone as financial woes mean Milan must use older players – with mixed success, says Robin Scott-Elliot

Capello in discussion with Terry during England's disastrous 2010 World Cup campaign

Sam Wallace: It's a pathetic waste for Fabio to quit over Terry

Sad way for Capello to go but an analysis of yesterday's events reveal he was seeking a way out of England job

Endemol gets deal to restructure €2bn debt

The debt-laden Big Brother TV production company Endemol today reached a deal with a majority of its lenders about restructuring of its €2 bn (£1.67bn) of debt – despite opposition from two key players.

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