Sport Thierry Henry and Robert Pires are both training with Arsenal but Arsene Wenger insists he won't be making a move to bring them back to the club

Henry is currently training with the Gunners along with Robert Pires but Wenger insists that he will not be making a move to bring the striker back for a third spell with the club

Capello punishes Terry by making Ferdinand captain

Fabio Capello's rule of iron continued last night when the England manager suggested John Terry had lost the chance to captain his country against France tonight because of his behaviour towards the referee Mike Riley at White Hart Lane last week. The elevation of Rio Ferdinand to the captaincy demonstrated the Italian will not tolerate misbehaviour when it comes to England players.

Leading article: Drawing the line

Behaviour that would never be tolerated in any other sport has long been commonplace on the football field, with managers clearly untroubled by players who abuse referees, and the authorities seemingly unwilling to crack down on it. Now, at last, the point has been reached at which football, although not entirely as one, is saying, "enough is enough".

Portsmouth 1 Sunderland 0: Defoe ensures travel-weary Sunderland pay the penalty

A wretched match, decided by the dubious award of a penalty to Portsmouth, left Sunderland nursing their 10th straight defeat away from home, equalling one of their sad club records. Perhaps things will get better for them next time out, since they are at Derby, but this was a contest which seemed doomed to be goalless until the referee, Phil Dowd, decided midway through the second half that Niko Kranjcar had been brought down by Phil Bardsley as he cut into the area from the left.

National centre of articulacy needed to beat the mumblers

Britain needs a national policy for articulacy to help re-educate a growing generation of monosyllabic mumblers, according to some of the nation's leading exponents of the spoken word.

Famous failures in eloquence

"Ah, bloody hell. It's tricky, isn't it. Oh, dear. Um, um. God. Er"

Portsmouth 3 Derby County 1: Benjani hat-trick quenches Pompey goal thirst

Portsmouth rediscovered some of their early-season zest thanks to a brilliant contribution from striker Benjani Mwaruwari. His second hat-trick this term took only 17 minutes to compile either side of half-time, but it ended a Premier League goalscoring drought for his side at Fratton Park that had entered its seventh game.

Janet Street-Porter: Poor Sol may cry foul, but it's footballers who need a good kicking

Fans hurl taunts and insults at the Pompey star. His crime? He changed teams. But some players are guilty of much worse

Keane adds to debate over crowd abuse

Never one to hold back, physically as a player or verbally as a manager, Roy Keane nevertheless said yesterday that he spent a lot of his playing career restraining himself from charging into crowds and "doing a Cantona".

Wayne's World Cup in ruins

Metatarsal curse strikes again as Rooney is ruled out for six weeks - and it's bad news for Owen

England players set price for glory

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England manager confirms faith in Ferdinand - bad news for restored Woodgate

Redemption day as Pires repels the Spurs revolution

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