Sport Clement Grenier could move to Newcastle to replace Yohan Cabaye after Newcastle made a reported £20m offer for the Lyon Frenchman

Magpies allowed Yohan Cabaye to join Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday and are looking to reinvest the £20m received in the highly-rated Frenchman

Thursday is hottest day of the Olympics as London scorches

Today was the hottest day of the Olympics so far, as temperatures spiked at over 27C in some parts of London.

Spain lose invincible tag after Olympic tournament elimination

World and European champions Spain were dumped out of the Olympic tournament by Honduras last night.

DEMBA BA: The Newcastle striker has scored 16 Premier League goals this season

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew desperate to retain services of striker Demba Ba

Alan Pardew has insisted that he is working as hard as he can to keep star player Demba Ba as a Newcastle player next season.

Cisse has been linked with a quick exit from St James' Park

Papiss Cisse 'happy' at Newcastle

Papiss Cisse wants to remain at Newcastle for “many years” and is eyeing Champions League qualification next season.

Claire Squires: Images from her JustGiving fund-raising website page, where thousands of people have been donating after her death in the marathon yesterday

Family pays tribute to marathon runner Claire Squires

The family of Claire Squires, who died while competing in the London Marathon, today paid tribute to an "an incredible, inspirational, beautiful and driven person" as donations to her charity rose towards £500,000.

Claire Squires: Images from her JustGiving fund-raising website page, where thousands of people have been donating after her death in the marathon yesterday

£200,000 pledged for charity of runner Claire Squires who died in London Marathon

Donations to an "inspirational" runner who collapsed and died during yesterday's London Marathon passed £200,000 this evening as money continued to flood into her fund-raising website.

About 37,500 runners took part in the London Marathon, which finished in front of Buckingham Palace

Marathon marred by runner's death

Tragedy struck the London Marathon yesterday when a 30-year-old woman collapsed and died with only a mile of the race to go.

Locked horns: Sylvan Ebanks-Blake of Wolves (left) battles with Michael Turner

Connor finds 'delight' in a true bore draw

Sunderland 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0: Wolves manager accentuates the positive but eight-point gap to safety shows need for miracle

Newcastle’s players celebrate victory over Liverpool

Newcastle perfectly primed for unlikely run at Champions League

Pardew's side have found momentum at key time of season with European places still up for grabs

Players are going 'overboard' with play-acting, says Wenger

Arsène Wenger has called for simulation to be toned down in advance of Arsenal's home match against Newcastle United tonight – especially the play-acting that seems to be aiming at Oscars rather than leaving a referee in no doubt a player has been fouled.

Joey Barton and Thomas Vermaelen argue after Gervinho’s red card at St James’ Park

Cut out the theatrics, says Wenger

Manager attacks players for going 'overboard' ahead of Arsenal's match with Newcastle tonight

A view of what was formerly known as St James' Park

Man charged after painting 'St James' at Newcastle United's stadium

A 29-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage at Newcastle United's stadium after its old name was painted on a wall.

A view of what was formerly known as St James' Park

St James' Park sign on way out

The St James' Park sign has been removed at Newcastle United's ground to make way for the venue's new name.

Alan Pardew is promising to carry the fight to United at home tonight

Upbeat Pardew looking to take on United

Alan Pardew tackled the elements out on Newcastle's training ground yesterday, but the manager, his coaching staff and his players never stood a chance in the face of North-east gales so severe that he was forced to call Sir Alex Ferguson and cancel a reserve-team fixture between the two Uniteds.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (right) has been recalled from his loan spell at Doncaster and is back in the West Bromwich Albion squad

Hodgson sticks by recalled Jara despite arrest

Roy Hodgson, the West Bromwich Albion manager, has included recalled defender Gonzalo Jara in the squad for tonight's Premier League encounter at Newcastle, despite his weekend arrest for alleged driving offences. Jara has been recalled from a loan spell at Brighton, along with midfielder George Thorne and striker Marc-Antoine Fortuné from Portsmouth and Doncaster respectively.

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Emmys 2014 review: Can they genuinely compete with the Oscars

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Arsenal know battle with Besiktas is a season-defining fixture

Arsene Wenger admits his below-strength side will have to improve on last week’s show to pass tough test
Pete Jenson: Athletic Bilbao’s locals-only transfer policy shows success does not need to be bought

Pete Jenson: A Different League

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This guitar riff has been voted greatest of all time

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