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Stefan Velkov is training at Carrington in hope of securing a deal

Football: Leeds counting cost of call-off

LEEDS UNITED were flying home from Russia yesterday afternoon counting the cost of the postponement of their Uefa Cup game against Spartak Moscow.

Football: Sofia win can be kick-start says Ketsbaia

AFTER BOBBY Robson's new-look Newcastle United made light of their tough trip to Bulgaria to defeat CSKA Sofia 2-0 in the first leg of their Uefa Cup first-round tie on Thursday, Temuri Ketsbaia urged his team-mates to use the European victory as a launchpad for recovery on the domestic front.

Dimitrov a hero no more

HE WAS celebrated around the world when he triumphed over Hitler and the Nazi party at the Reichstag fire trial in 1933, but now Georgi Dimitrov's marble memorial is about to fall victim to the wrecker's ball.

Eye concerns eclipse the euphoria

ON THE sands at Portreath children were splashing in the surf, families were squabbling beneath their beach umbrellas and a fat man looking suspiciously like the comedian Rory McGrath wandered past stuffing himself with ice-cream: Cornwall was getting back to normal.

Travel: Lost in the land of lung pie

Jonathan Bousfield sleeps under goat-hair rugs and tries some unusual local delicacies in Bulgaria's traditional villages

Obituary: Sir William Harpham

UNPRETENTIOUS, DIFFIDENT, often disarmingly self-deprecating, always with a ready chuckle, William Harpham nevertheless had a countervailing grit, a steadfastness, an incorruptibility which made him a remarkably effective player over a period of more than 50 years on the international scene.

Football: Wilko and the power debate

Keegan picked up cones, patted a few backs. Wilkinson did the coaching. So who is in charge?

Football: Where are the sons of invention?

As they labour in search of inspiration, England turn to an old remedy - Play It Again, Gazza

Sport on TV: The long journey from Scunthorpe to Sofia

IF CHANNEL 5 aren't careful, they are going to make a name for themselves as producers of high-quality sports documentaries.

Football: Young lions show Keegan the way

England's future: The potential is there but national coach must be given time to identify and nurture fresh talent

Football: England draw little comfort

Bulgaria 1 Markov 18 England 1 Shearer 14 Attendance: 30,000: European Championship: Another Polish D-day awaits Keegan's men after they fail to overcome 10-man Bulgaria

Football: Lessons ahead for Taylor's class

European Under-21 Championship: One-goal victory over Bulgaria hides young England's need for cohesion

Football: Keegan takes brave decisions

European Championship: Sheringham and Fowler recalled as teenager Woodgate makes England debut

Football: Keegan swears by his tale of the tape

Nick Townsend hears England's coach salute his backroom boys

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Bulgarian tornado hits village
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