David Moyes offers Jack Rodwell encouragement

Everton manager David Moyes has offered some encouraging words to Jack Rodwell ahead of the Barclays Premier League match against Arsenal tonight.

Tottenham's Neville bid 'insulting' says Moyes

Everton manager David Moyes was offered a mere £250,000 for Phil Neville in a telephone call from Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp on Saturday afternoon, a proposition he has described as "insulting" and the most extraordinary he has known in his 13-year managerial career.

Brady denies West Ham board targeted O'Neill

Karren Brady was busy yesterday attempting to fix the future and bury the past. While making West Ham's undeniably strong case to inherit London's Olympic Stadium, the club's formidable vice-chairman attempted, with much less conviction, to suggest that there was never any question of sacking Avram Grant and replacing him with Martin O'Neill.

Piquionne celebrates too soon

Everton 2 West Ham United 2: French striker's dismissal after scoring lets Everton back in as West Ham throw away two points

Steven Pienaar arrives at Tottenham to complete transfer

Steven Pienaar arrived at Tottenham's training ground today to put the finishing touches to his move from Everton.

Gary Speed: I learnt tactically from Gullit but Robson was the great motivator

The Brian Viner Interview: Former midfielder can draw on a rich footballing background in his role as Wales manager

Asia Cup: Cahill flies high for the Socceroos

Tim Cahill scored two goals yesterday to help Australia beat India 4-0 in Group C of the Asian Cup and gets its campaign in Asia's premier tournament off to strong start.

Frustrated Moyes seeks 'ugly win' against Redknapp's entertainers

David Moyes claims Everton's performances remain good despite their bad results – but would happily see the situation reversed. Moyes' inconsistent side have slipped back since an encouraging win at Manchester City on 20 December, drawing at struggling West Ham and losing to Stoke.

Everton: Potential transfer targets

Manager David Moyes has admitted any new singings are likely to be loans rather than permanent this month. His side need a striker with Tim Cahill once again the top scorer at the club.

West Ham's survival strategy gathers speed

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West Ham blow chance to escape relegation zone

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Mancini set for January funds to boost City's title challenge

Manchester City's Abu Dhabi owners are convinced Roberto Mancini can deliver them the Premier League title in his first full season and are ready to back their belief in him by returning to the transfer market next month.

Moyes plays down talk of Europe

David Moyes has no intention of getting sidetracked by talk of Europe despite last night's excellent win at Manchester City.

Mancini's men blow big chance to top the table at Christmas

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James Lawton: Sullen City get what they deserve as Everton give lesson in teamwork

City's body language was so sullen it was not surprising that Everton swept into the lead after just four minutes, Tim Cahill scoring from a free header
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The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

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Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

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Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

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Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

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