Andre Villas-Boas has been linked to the managerial vacancy at Roma

Tottenham appoint Luis Martins as new first team coach

Tottenham have announced the latest recruit to Andre Villas-Boas’ team at White Hart Lane as the new manager brings a Portuguese feel to the coaching staff.

Europa League: Valencia lead the Spanish domination of last four

Three Spanish clubs stormed into the semi-finals of the Europa League last night, giving an ample demonstration of the strength in depth in La Liga.

Bilbao celebrate

Athletic Bilbao overcome Raul's double

In last night's Europa League quarter-final first legs, veteran striker Raul scored twice for Schalke but they still lost 4-2 at home to Athletic Bilbao, who eliminated Manchester United in the previous round.

Athletic Bilbao rewarded with Schalke tie after defeating Manchester United

Athletic Bilbao, conquerors of Manchester United, will face German side Schalke in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

City goalkeeper Joe Hart looks on as his 95th-minute header grazes the Sporting post

Too little, too late for sloppy City

Manchester City 3 (Aguero 60, 82, Balotelli pen 75) Sporting Lisbon 2 (Fernandez 33, Van Wolfswinkel 40) 3-3 on aggregate; Sporting win on away goals

Vincent Kompany

Man City without Kompany for Swansea game

Manchester City will be without captain Vincent Kompany for Sunday's Barclays Premier League trip to Swansea.

THE SOLUTION?: CARLOS TEVEZ, scored 53 goals in 80 games for City

Joleon Lescott glad to have Carlos Tevez back at Manchester City

Joleon Lescott is adamant it will be a help rather than a hindrance when Carlos Tevez eventually returns for Manchester City.

Jose Bosingwa says he will not play for Portugal again while Paulo Bento is in charge

Bosingwa snubs Bento and Portugal

Jose Bosingwa, the Chelsea defender, has said he will not play international football again while Paulo Bento remains Portugal manager. The 29-year-old had been pre-selected to join his national side for the Euro 2012 play-off games with Bosnia but was left out of Bento's final 25-man squad.

Sergio appointed Hearts manager as Jefferies walks out

Hearts have appointed former Sporting Lisbon coach Paulo Sergio as their new manager after a chaotic 24 hours at the club.

Barcelona continue sales to improve Fabregas bid

Barcelona are expected to try to increase their offer for Cesc Fabregas this week with the money raised from Jeffren Suarez's €4m (£3.5m) sale to Sporting Lisbon in a third attempt to sign the player this summer.

Nicklas Bendtner on verge of Sporting Lisbon switch

Nicklas Bendtner is set for a fresh start away from Arsenal as the Denmark striker closes in on a £9million move to Sporting Lisbon.

Arsenal close to clinching Gervinho deal

Arsenal are poised to complete their first big summer transfer with the £11million signing of Ivory Coast striker Gervinho from Lille.

Everton re-sign teenage defender Eric Dier

Everton have re-signed teenage Sporting Lisbon defender Eric Dier on a season-long loan.

Andre Villas-Boas predicts competitive Premier League

New Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas knows his side will not be the only ones looking to knock Manchester United off the top of the Barclays Premier League - but is ready to meet those "big, big challenges" head on.

Samir Nasri planning Arsenal talks

Samir Nasri is determined to prove he has what it takes to be more than a one-season wonder - but as yet there are no firm answers on whether that will be at Arsenal.

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?