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Manchester United unable to put time-frame on Nemanja Vidic return after captain leaves hospital

The defender collided with David De Gea during the 1-0 victory over Arsenal on Sunday

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Impossible to predict length of lay-off for Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, warns expert

The Frenchman was hurt in the recent game against Everton

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Compared to those who just listened to care home music sessions, those taking part show markedly improved cognition

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England v New Zealand: Mako Vunipola to miss Twickenham clash with knee injury

Despite suffering a concussion, Joe Marler may be fit to face the All Blacks

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Getting drunk without the hangover or health risks – scientist seeks investment for ‘alcohol substitute’ drug

Former Government drugs advisor Professor David Nutt says his team are on the brink of a ‘serious revolution in health’ – but he needs help getting round the powerful drinks industry

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny suffered a clash of heads with Manchester United defender Phil Jones but was able to continue after treatment

Manchester United 1 Arsenal 0: Arsene Wenger would have taken goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny off if he was concussed

The Pole suffered a clash of heads with United defender Phil Jones but the Gunners' medical staff deemed him fit to carry on

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger shows his dejection at the end of the match

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United have won eight of their last nine home matches against Arsenal

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The developers of a new electronic device that fits onto cockroaches, allowing their movements to be controlled by a mobile phone app, have been criticised for animal cruelty.

Rugby is urged to alter its rules on concussion

Rugby union is leaving itself open to potential legal claims over its approach to dealing with players who have suffered from repeated concussion, according to Barry O'Driscoll, a former medical adviser to the International Rugby Board. The former Ireland player believes lawyers will be "licking their lips" in response to the sport's attempts to manage the issue via the Pitch Side Concussion Assessment programme.

The late folk singer Woody Guthrie has been nominated for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award

Bad Sex in Fiction award: Woody Guthrie nominated, but Bridget Jones misses out

Helen Fielding's novel wasn't deemed 'cringeworthy' enough for the shortlist

Channel 4's new show will investigate the effects of smoking skunk on the brain

Volunteers to smoke strong skunk for Channel 4 'Drugs Live' show

Volunteers will take skunk, cannabis resin and a placebo in a blind trial

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has been frustrated with his role at left-back

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen frustrated with left-back role but accepts sacrifice claims Andre Villas-Boas

Vertonghen has played the last three games out wide in Danny Rose's absence after he picked up a toe injury

Eight Amsterdam police officers hurt in Celtic clashes

Eight police officers were injured in a clash between football fans and officers before Celtic's Champions League match against Ajax in Amsterdam.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris lies stricken on the Goodison Park pitch after colliding with Romelu Lukaku

Andre Villas-Boas risks re-opening feud with Romelu Lukaku after suggesting Everton striker could have avoided collision with Hugo Lloris

Spurs manager responds to criticism for failing to take the goalkeeper off after he suffered a blow to the head

DJ Delroy Catwell jailed for murdering girlfriend’s daughter because she was getting more attention than him

A DJ who murdered his girlfriend's "outgoing, chatty" three-year-old daughter when he was supposed to be looking after her was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 20 years today.

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