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Flags will fly at half-mast across Scotland this weekend as a mark of respect for those affected by the helicopter crash in Glasgow.

Ipswich’s Carlos Edwards is closed down by Craig Forsyth of Derby

Championship round-up: Steve McClaren sees Derby County rescue a point as Burnley hit the top

Steve McClaren was unveiled as the Derby manager and must have wondered what he had let himself in for as his new side trailed Ipswich 4-1 after just 34 minutes. However, after a second-half fightback Derby clinched a 4-4 draw in an amazing game at Pride Park.

Matt Green of Birmingham City celebrates as he scores his side's second goal during the Capital One Cup Third Round win over Swansea

Capital One Cup: Birmingham manager eager for more scalps after beating holders Swansea

Lee Clark's side will face Stoke City in the next round

Jesse Lingard

Transfer news: Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard joins Birmingham on loan

The attacking player will move to the Championship team for a month

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson receives honorary degree

It is the 10th received by the Scot

The Sport Matrix: Monday 5 August 2013

Prior: Players left frustrated by DRS inaccuracies

Injured Foster was unable to caddie

Open 2013 Diary: Junior plays in fame game

Junior plays  in fame game

Dick Neal: Hard-grafting footballer who took on Barcelona

Dick Neal was a midfield dreadnought, a hard-grafting footballer both creative and combative, who shone for Birmingham City in both legs of a European final against Barcelona. The time was 1960, when the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup – the forerunner of the modern Europa League – was in its infancy, a competition set up to promote trade, having no connection with clubs' league positions and played out over two seasons.

Alan Pardew: Newcastle’s manager appreciates the owner’s support

Newcastle defender Shane Ferguson joins Birmingham on loan

The 21-year-old Northern Ireland international will stay at St Andrew's until April 1

Peter Ndlovu was capped 100 times by Zimbabwe, and his country's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, sent his condolences to the family via his official Twitter account

Messages of support for Peter Ndlovu flood in as car crash in Zimbabwe leaves former Coventry striker in critical condition

Peter Ndlovu was critically injured in a car crash which killed his brother, Adam, and a currently unidentified female

League round-up: Posh stun leaders as Gayle hits

Leaders Cardiff City's perfect home record, 10 wins out of 10, came to a shuddering halt against struggling Peterborough United in the Championship's biggest shock so far. Michael Bostwick's free-kick midway through the first half and Dwight Gayle, on-loan from Dagenham, put Posh 2-0 up two minutes into the second half. Rudy Gestede pulled one back with a minute left, but Posh held on to win 2-1.

Two buyers interested in Birmingham

The board of Birmingham International Holdings Limited has revealed Birmingham City are in talks with two different parties about the possible sale of the club.

One-minute silence for drowned boy

Family and friends held a one-minute silence in memory of a four-year-old boy who died after falling into the sea from a jetty while on holiday with his parents.

Comeback kid: Watford striker Matej Vydra celebrates his late winner

League round-up: Zola eyes promotion after win

Matej Vydra scored an injury-time winner as Watford came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park, in Gianfranco Zola's first league game in charge.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain becomes latest player to withdraw from England squad

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has become the latest member of Roy Hodgson's England squad to pull out of Wednesday's friendly with Italy in Berne.

There could be no more suitable, majestic an opening than an orchestra performing Elgar’s emotive Nimrod

London Olympics 2012: Boyle unveils his spellbinding vision

With a cast starring the Queen and 007, an anarchic spectacular answers Beijing's challenge – in style

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Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

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