Sport Tim Sherwood manager of Tottenham Hotspur argues with Jorge Jesus manager of Benfica during the match

A look ahead to Thursday's last-16 second leg encounter at the Estádio da Luz

Benfica's players attend a training session ahead of the semi-final

Europa League: Fenerbahce v Benfica match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League semi-final first leg at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium

Fernando Torres put Chelsea in front inside five minutes with a fine lob to put Chelsea on course

Europa League: Fernando Torres says chance of silverware is keeping spirits high at Chelsea

The Blues take on Basel in the semi-final first leg on Thursday

Venky’s have proved controversial owners of Blackburn

Blackburn supporters' group looking to learn from Swansea model

Fans hope involvement in the club can help the struggling Championship side

Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie enjoys 'best' goal for Manchester United

The Dutchman struck an incredible volley in last night's win over Aston Villa

Fernando Torres scores his opener against Rubin Kazan in the first leg

Europa League League: Rubin Kazan v Chelsea match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League quarter-final second leg at the Luzhniki Stadium

England manager Roy Hodgson

Montenegro v England: Steve McClaren says tonight is a 'defining game for Roy Hodgson'

Defeat for England tonight would seriously dent aspirations of reaching the 2014 World Cup

A view of the Stadio Olimpico in Rome

Olympic Stadium: Will relocation be a success for West Ham?

Other football clubs have moved into stadiums with tracks - with mixed fortunes

In the box seat: Life couldn’t be better for Gareth Bale but his family will make sure his feet stay on the ground

Europa League: Tottenham v Inter Milan match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League fixture at White Hart Lane

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse in action against Metalist Kharkiv

Europa League: Metalist Kharkiv v Newcastle United match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League fixture at the Metalist Stadium

New horizons: David Bentley had a frustrating time at Spurs

Tottenham loan David Bentley to Blackburn Rovers

Out-of-favour midfielder eligible to play against former club Arsenal tomorrow

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse in action against Metalist Kharkiv

Papiss Cisse remains confident Newcastle can progress past Metalist Kharkiv

Magpies drew 0-0 in the Europa League

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris looks set to miss out against his former club

Europa League: Tottenham v Lyon match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League fixture at White Hart Lane

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko

Europa League: Newcastle United v Metalist Kharkiv match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League fixture at St James’ Park

Petr Cech will face former club Sparta Prague for the first time

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech targets landmark trophy to soften the blow

The Blues are in Europa League action tonight

The Europa League trophy

Clubs 'want Europa League winners to qualify for Champions League'

Idea has been mooted to improve popularity of Europe's second competition

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003