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

Sunderland 1 Norwich City 1 match report: Boos as Sunderland fail to take full advantage of red card and penalty

There was a sending-off at Sunderland yesterday, a penalty and a penalty that was not given, all for the use of the hand, but there was more than that, far more. There was unrest. The mood on Wearside is undeniably bleak.

Waiting game: O’Neill is looking to ride out the storm this season

Martin O'Neill pleads for time... if Sunderland survive

Martin O'Neill did not expect to still be shadowed by the spectre of relegation 15 months after he was called in to eradicate such a threat at Sunderland. It is, however, the reality.

<b>Emmanuel Frimpong</b> argues with, prolific tweeter and Arsenal fan, Piers Morgan:<br/> “@piersmorgan I hope ppl read this and no am rude and u deserve every abuse I give u fatty go and run on the treadmill like I told u.”

Fulham would like to sign Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong on loan next season

The midfielder is on loan until the end of the current season

Simon Mignolet

Martin O'Neill wants to tie Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to long-term contract

Goalkeeper has reportedly attracted interest from Arsenal and Manchester United

Adam Johnson scored Sunderland’s second goal against West Ham

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson desperate to win back England place

25-year-old has been inconsistent since making £10m switch to Sunderland

Sunderland 0 Arsenal 1: Jack Wilshere holds off Lee Cattermole

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere expected to be fit for Bayern Munich tie

Talisman had been a doubt for the Champions League game after picking up a knock against Sunderland

Thomas Vermaelen

Thomas Vermaelen hopes to get off Arsenal's long injury list ahead of Bayern Munich match

Jenkinson's red card against Sunderland adds to Wenger's defensive problems

Santi Cazorla celebrates his goal for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger issues Tottenham with warning over Champions League qualification

Arsenal currently trail their north London neigbours

Jack Wilshere celebrates after eventually putting Arsenal ahead

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill wary of in-form Jack Wilshere ahead of Arsenal visit

The Gunners travel to Wearside this weekend

Danny Graham of Sunderland looks dejected during the Barclays Premier League match between Reading and Sunderland

Danny Graham insists jeers did not put him off Sunderland switch

Striker joined Black Cats from Swansea

Danny Graham will hope for more first-team opportunities at Sunderland

Danny Graham completes move to Sunderland - despite being booed by fans before he even signed

Striker agrees three-and-a-half year deal

Danny Graham's attempt is blocked by Titus Bramble

Match Report: Swansea striker Danny Graham booed during draw with Sunderland

Sunderland 0 Swansea City 0: Home fans make feelings known about transfer target

Danny Graham rounds Ross Turnbull to score Swansea’s second goal last night

A Geordie can succeed at Sunderland insists Martin O'Neill

Danny Graham has been linked with the Black Cats

Louis Saha

Louis Saha told he can leave Sunderland

Frenchman has failed to make impact at Stadium of Light

Alfred N'Diaye

Alfred N'Diaye completes move to Sunderland

France Under-21 international is a defensive midfielder

Scottish singer Susan Boyle will perform at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow
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A land of the outright bizarre
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Family events used to be marked in the personal columns. But now Facebook has usurped the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages’ announcements
Why do we have blood types?

Are you my type?

All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
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Five hotels in Paris now allow guests to pay only what they think their stay was worth. It seems fraught with financial risk, but the honesty policy has its benefit
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Michael Jamieson: Why weight of pressure rests easy on his shoulders

The Scottish swimmer is ready for ‘the biggest race of my life’ at the Commonwealth Games
Some are reformed drug addicts. Some are single mums. All are on benefits. But now these so-called 'scroungers’ are fighting back

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Paranoid parenting is on the rise

And our children are suffering because of it
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The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

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