Sport Micah Richards admits he is savouring the good times having gone through the bad in 2007 when Manchester City didn't score in eight matches

Richards was part of the side that went eight matches without scoring back in 2007 and admits he can't believe his eyes when he looks around at his teammates

Besiktas had the option to buy Bebe but may choose to return him to United

Police inquiry into transfer of Bebe to Manchester United

Manchester United's signing of striker Bebe from Vitoria Guimaraes for £7.2m in 2010 is being investigated by police in Portugal, with the club set to be questioned about the deal.

The FA expects Hodgson to split his time between St George's and Wembley once he takes up the post

Hodgson on double time with England and West Bromwich

Roy Hodgson yesterday made his first visit to St George's Park, the future home of England, as he continues to juggle the last few days of his tenure at West Bromwich with his looming duties as the national manager.

The FA expects Hodgson to split his time between St George's and Wembley once he takes up the post

Roy Hodgson takes tour of new England home at St George's

New England manager is taken on whirlwind trip round Burton – then it's back to Premier League

Roy Hodgson is driven away from Wembley with England’s Euro 2012 itinerary on the seat next to him after his talks with the FA yesterday

Hodgson to get England job after final talks today

The Football Association is confident that it will appoint Roy Hodgson as the new England manager today, subject to him finalising the details of his contract this morning, after four hours of successful talks with the FA chairman, David Bernstein, right, yesterday.

Jack Wilshere has not played a first-team game since June

Wilshere may miss start of next season

Forget the Olympics, Wenger says setting his Arsenal midfielder goals will not help his recovery

Alberto Aquilani is on loan at AC Milan

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish open to Alberto Aquilani return

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists if AC Milan do not want on-loan midfielder Alberto Aquilani then he is happy for the Italian to return to Anfield.

Stuart Pearce talks to the media yesterday

Team GB set for warm-up match against Brazil

Great Britain's men will play an Olympic warm-up against Brazil at Middlesbrough on 20 July, the Football Association has announced. Team GB's women's team will play Sweden as part of a double-header.

The United manager has predicted 'absolute chaos'

Ferguson fury at Olympic selection

Manchester United have 12 players put on standby for Games which manager says is 'ridiculous'

Football draw delays London's next Olympic ticket sale

The organisers of the London Olympics are still to decide when the next round of ticket sales will begin. A further 2.5 million tickets will be released but because the draw for the football is not until the end of next month and the London mayoral election are at the start of May, Locog have yet to settle on a date.

Terry Venables during his role as Steve McClaren's No 2 in 2007

Venables tells FA: hurry up and pick a manager

Next England coach needs time to settle in job – but won't pick up millions like Capello

Patrice Muamba in action just before his collapse yesterday

Fabrice Muamba: Adopted son who thrived in the face of adversity

One freezing day in 1999, an 11-year-old boy arrived at Heathrow Airport from Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) speaking no English but just grateful to know he was about to be reunited with his father after five years.

England players could adapt to caretaker at Euro 2012 says Trevor Brooking

Trevor Brooking believes the England players will adjust to playing under a caretaker manager should the Football Association opt to go down that route for the Euro 2012 finals.

Frank Lampard (right) and Didier Drogba celebrate after Chelsea's extra-time win over Napoli at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday

Can old guard lead Chelsea to the biggest prize?

The name of Andre Villas-Boas was scarcely mentioned at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night but for Frank Lampard, Chelsea's second-leg comeback against Napoli was all the evidence he needed to make his point about the value of the club's old guard.

Frank Lampard (right) and Didier Drogba celebrate after Chelsea's extra-time win over Napoli at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday

Can old brigade lead Chelsea to biggest prize?

Lampard and Co believe that age is irrelevant, it is desire that counts and that they have in abundance

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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