Zigic laughs off Sporting transfer talk

Birmingham striker Nikola Zigic has played down reports linking him with a January move to Sporting Lisbon and insists he is happy at St Andrew's.

Malcolm Allison dies aged 83

Former Manchester City manager Malcolm Allison has died, it was announced today. He was 83.

Transfer Talk: West Ham close to a fifth summer signing

West Ham United are hoping to sign New Zealand World Cup defender Winston Reid for £4m from Danish club FC Midtjylland.

Portugal deny Nani rift reports

The Portuguese Football Federation have dismissed reports Nani was sent home from the World Cup for reasons other than a shoulder injury.

Nani ruled out of World Cup

Portugal suffered a major injury blow today after it was announced winger Nani would play no part in the World Cup after damaging his collar bone.

Nani signs new Manchester United deal

Portugal winger Nani has committed his future to Manchester United by signing a new four-year contract.

Arteta targets Europe with Everton

Mikel Arteta intends to be playing on the European stage with Everton next season - and David Moyes expects him to break onto the international scene.

Everton look to extend Donovan loan

Everton are hoping to extend Landon Donovan's loan spell at Goodison Park.

Fernandez crushes Everton's last hope

Sporting Lisbon 3 Everton 0 (Sporting win 4-2 on aggregate)

Everton star Donovan stunned by Facebook campaign

Landon Donovan has been left stunned that Everton supporters have started a campaign on social networking site Facebook in the hope he will remain at Goodison Park.

Distin sees red as Toffees fail to land knockout punch

Everton 2 Sportin Lisbon 1

Sam Wallace: Nani seizes centre stage after flailing in the wings

The winger's display at Arsenal suggests that the shy boy from the wrong side of Lisbon's tracks is emerging from Ronaldo's shadow

Moyes lauds Everton's fresh start

Wigan Athletic 0 Everton 1

Tranfer Talk: McLeish chases 'great player' Pavlyuchenko

Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish has confirmed the club's interest in the Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko. "He is a great player," McLeish said. "If the wages were not too outrageous, that would be something that would be reasonably attractive." McLeish hopes to build on the Blues' fine recent form and is also monitoring the Lens forward Aruna Dindane, currently on loan at Portsmouth, although reports of a £4m bid are premature.

Wigan keep faith in Stojkovic

Wigan Athletic's manager Roberto Martinez has backed on-loan goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic to survive what could be a tough Premier League baptism at Blackburn tonight.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
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Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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Cabbage is king again

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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

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The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee