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The Liverpool defender today announced he will retire at the end of the season

Gunmen slaughter 14 football players in Honduras

Gunmen with assault rifles drove up to a football field in a poor Honduran neighbourhood at the weekend and opened fire, killing at least 14 people.

Dyer snuffs out Pompey dreams of an early return to Wembley

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England footballers gag media

An England footballer has won a continuation of a High Court gagging order preventing the "misuse" of private information about him.

Simon Rice: Terminator Vidic, Drogba’s Pichs and Steve Bull - a quick study of the football player website

Fulham and Nigeria midfielder Dickson Etuhu has become the latest footballer to launch his own website.

Daughter of footballer Antoine Sibierski hanged herself

The teenage daughter of former Premier League star Antoine Sibierski hanged herself after drinking champagne and taking the recently banned drug mephedrone, an inquest heard today.

Kicks (15)

This drama of folie à deux owes a small debt to My Summer of Love, being the story of two teenagers – Nicole (Kerrie Hayes) and Jasmine (Nichola Burley) – who bond over a shared obsession in a young Liverpool footballer (Jamie Doyle).

Steve Howard: We need a clean industrial revolution

Scientists and economists agree we need to more than halve emissions by mid-century. This means every major decision - every investment decision or new policy decision – needs to be a low carbon decision.

Footballer 'slapped dying rival' in post-match brawl

A Sunday league footballer sat astride a rival player slapping him around the head as he lay dying following a post-match brawl, a court heard today.

Blackburn sign defender Jacobsen

Blackburn have signed experienced Denmark defender Lars Jacobsen on a two-year deal.

Nicky Butt agrees new Newcastle deal

Newcastle have confirmed midfielder Nicky Butt has signed a contract extension, committing him to the club until the end of next season.

The Express (PG)

America will not get over its segregation past anytime soon, so we have to suffer apologetic non-dramas like this, the story of a fleet-footed black footballer (Rob Brown) who hits the big time just as his racial conscience starts to bother him: "There's a war in this country, but it's not just on the football field." The screenplay is stewed in such pieties, served up as warm and homely as apple pie – only there's no taste to it. Dennis Quaid plays the coach, Mark Isham provides the drearily inspirational score, the audience is put to sleep.

Exposed: No. 10 is worst offender in Government for wasting water

Tony Blair has been accused of pouring water down the drain after figures showed Downing Street wastes thousands of gallons a year.

Relaxed Adams encouraged by power of Tyson

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Leicester trio prepare for return to action in reserves

Micky Adams claimed his players will be "stupid" if they fail to heed the lessons of their ill–fated La Manga training camp.

Letter: Painful reality

Sir: Injuries sustained while playing virtual sports may be new ("Virtual footballers are stretchered off", 15 November), but injuries from playing matches in the mind are not.
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