FOOTBALL: Phillips leaves Southampton little consolation

Sunderland 2 Southampton 0

Football: Denmark build-up hindered by injury problems

DENMARK'S INJURY problems continued yesterday ahead of their Euro 2000 play-off first leg against Israel tomorrow.

Football: Rushall's refugee dreams of stardom

An innocent victim of the civil war in Kosovo is eager to make the leap from non-League football to the big time.

The Sitter's tale: James MacMillan

What it's like to have your portrait painted: the Scottish composer finds his love of football reflected in one of Calum Colvin's extraordinary 3-D creations

Football: Robson rolls in to Newcastle

BOBBY ROBSON, who 17 years ago was spat at by Newcastle United supporters angry that he had dropped Kevin Keegan from the England squad, will this morning be installed as the club's 20th post-war manager. He trusts his reception at St James' Park will be more welcoming.

Football: `El Loco' arrives at Old Trafford in pounds 6m deal

THE MOROCCAN international defender Nourredine Naybet flew in to sign for Manchester United last night in a deal worth pounds 6m. Naybet, nicknamed "Morocco's Vinnie Jones" by the Scottish media before his country played the Scots in last year's World Cup, will settle personal terms today before joining United with hours to spare before the Champions' League deadline at midnight.

Football: Real's decisive double strike

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Football: Managers on the dole - Harford foresees 'flying doctor' role

Clubs could benefit by finding trouble-shooting positions for widely experienced coaches

Football: Beckham omission may prove costly

SIR ALEX FERGUSON has confirmed that David Beckham will not be joining Manchester United's tour to Australia, even if it costs the club pounds 1m.

Football: Schmeichel opts for the Sporting life

PETER SCHMEICHEL finally made his exit from English football yesterday when he signed a two-year contract with Sporting Lisbon.

Football: Goma deal as Gullit builds

NEWCASTLE UNITED yesterday signed the French international defender Alain Goma for pounds 4.75m on a five-year deal from Paris St-Germain, taking Ruud Gullit's spending at St James' Park past pounds 20m.

Football: Sporting want to hire Hoddle

GLENN HODDLE is prepared to meet Sporting Lisbon officials about the Portuguese club's coaching vacancy. Sporting's president, Jose Roquette, is ready to offer the former England coach a two-year contract worth pounds 600,000, as well as a pounds 20m transfer kitty.
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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment