Sport Joseph Yobo

The 33-year-old set for a return to the Premier League from Fenerbahce

Genoa sack coach Gasperini

Genoa coach Gian Piero Gasperini became Serie A's first managerial casualty of the season proper on Monday when he was sacked by the big spenders.

Macheda says Rooney is 'a bit of a chav'

Federico Macheda's return to Old Trafford after his Italy Under-21 duty could prove a little awkward after the 19-year-old made an indiscreet comment to Italian journalists about his beleaguered Manchester United team-mate, Wayne Rooney.

Rooney is 'working class and vulgar' says Macheda

Federico Macheda may be in line for a tricky return to Old Trafford after an indiscrete comment to Italian journalists about beleaguered Manchester United team mate Wayne Rooney.

Gascoigne's appointment at Garforth yet to be finalised

Paul Gascoigne's appointment as manager of Garforth Town is not yet a done deal. Reports yesterday claimed the former England midfielder had already been confirmed as the boss of the Evo-Stik First Division North League club but talks remain ongoing between Gascoigne and the Garforth owner, Simon Clifford.

Gascoigne close to Garforth Town appointment

Paul Gascoigne's appointment as manager of Garforth Town is not yet a done deal.

Danish legend Laudrup vows to win battle with cancer

The former Denmark forward Brian Laudrup has revealed he is undergoing treatment for cancer.

Santa Cruz open to future Lazio move

Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz has not given up hope of playing in Serie A in the future.

Lazio not bothered by Santa Cruz deal failure

Lazio president Claudio Lotito does not consider it a failure the club did not secure the services of Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz.

Milner: I joined City because I'm desperate to win trophies quickly

James Milner has said he feels no sense of guilt that his transfer contributed to Martin O'Neill's resignation at Aston Villa. O'Neill walked out of the club five days before the start of the season after failing either to keep the England midfielder at Villa Park or to receive assurances from the owner, Randy Lerner, that the £24m transfer fee from Manchester City would be made available for team strengthening.

Club guide: West Ham United

Title: 2,000-1 Relegation: 5-1 Sack Race: 16-1

Club guide: Manchester City

Title: 13-2 Relegation: 750-1 Sack Race: 7-1

We'll be better than Reds, says City hatchet man

It is 42 years since Manchester City were last crowned as the English top-flight champions yet, according to their new signing Aleksandar Kolarov, there is little danger of the club getting anywhere near the point of raising their bat to the pavilion for the most undesired of half-centuries.

Garrido leaves Manchester City for Lazio

Javier Garrido's three-year stay at Manchester City has come to an end after the club today announced he has joined Serie A giants Lazio.

Manchester City complete signing of Kolarov

Manchester City have continued their summer spending spree with the signing of Aleksandar Kolarov after the Lazio left-back passed his medical.

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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
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

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

Frank Warren's Ringside

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

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

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

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
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

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
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