Sport Gus Poyet hit out at Stoke’s interest in Lee Cattermole and Steven Fletcher

The Potters are reportedly interested in two of their opponents players

Paolo Di Canio: 'It doesn't come only from the manager'

Paolo Di Canio pins blame for poor start on his players

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has attempted to deflect some of the blame for his side’s winless start onto his players, claiming they need to take responsibility for their performances.

Arsène Wenger: Mesut Ozil will get better

Marseille v Arsenal: Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud declared fit for Champions League tie

Per Mertescaker is also back in contention for the trip to France

Arsène Wenger: Mesut Ozil will get better

Arsene Wenger warns there is 'a lot more to come' from Arsenal's £42.5m signing Mesut Ozil

The Germany international creating a goal inside 10 minutes of his debut

Mesut Ozil trains with Per Mertesacker at London Colney

Mesut Ozil debut against Sunderland plunged into doubt after midfielder misses Arsenal training due to illness

Team-mate Per Mertesacker also missed the session and has not travelled for the game at the Stadium of Light although Ozil could still feature

Emanuele Giaccherini opens the scoring for Sunderland

Emanuele Giaccherini reveals motivation to leave Juventus and join Sunderland

The Italian scored in the 1-1 draw with Southampton at the weekend

Charis Mavrias

Transfer news: Winger Charis Mavrias set for Sunderland medical ahead of £2.5m move

The 19-year-old will join from Panathinaikos

Phil Bardsley alongside Sebastian Larsson as they listen to Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio

Transfer news: Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley could be sold 'in days' after Paolo Di Canio suspends him for mocking opening day defeat

Defender took to his Instagram account to laugh at the club's 1-0 defeat to Fulham on Saturday

Three-year football ban for Sunderland fan who made monkey gesture at Romela Lukaku

A football fan who directed racist monkey gestures at a striker who had just scored against his Premier League team has been banned from attending matches for three years.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action for PSG

Sunderland announce signing of Le Havre midfielder El-Hadji Ba

The French youngster signs a three-year contract

Jozy Altidore in action for AZ Alkmaar against FC Den Bosch

Jozy Altidore 'thrilled' after completing move to Sunderland

The American has signed a four-year contract

Jozy Altidore in action for AZ Alkmaar against FC Den Bosch

Sunderland set to announce £6m deal for American forward Jozy Altidore

Phil Bardsley has emerged as a target for Fulham

PSG manager Laurent Blanc admits interest in Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye

The Magpies set a price of £30m on the France international

Vito Mannone

Sunderland sign Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone to replace Simon Mignolet

The Italian cost in the region of £2m

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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

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

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