Sport Barcelona striker Neymar is helped from the pitch

The Brazil international is ruled out for up to a month

Javier Pastore celebrates with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

PSG eager to prove they belong in the Champions League when they play Valencia

French side hold 2-1 advantage from first leg

David Beckham takes part in his first training session with PSG

Life's a beach for David Beckham... well not quite

Former England captain takes part in first training session with new side PSG

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become a crucial figure in the dressing room

Champions League: Valencia v PSG match preview

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David Beckham (C) poses presenting his new shirt flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) and PSG sports director Leonardo

David Beckham meets up with PSG squad for first time

Beckham will watch new team in action against Valencia

David Beckham signs on for a shift with Paris Saint-Germain

David Beckham could make PSG debut against Marseille

Former England captain is with French side until the end of the season

A litter of puppies that was caught near the site of fatal mauling at a dog pound in Mexico City

Mexico rounds up 'killer dog packs' after fifth death

A 15-year-old girl found fatally bitten by dogs outside a Mexico City park in mid-December may have been the first victim of a feral pack suspected of killing at least four other people over the last month, say prosecutors.

Hernandez plots to dethrone King Rafa

Pablo Hernandez, Swansea's record signing, has hailed Rafa Benitez as "the king" – but the Spain international wants to dethrone the Chelsea manager by putting one foot into the Capital One Cup final when Michael Laudrup's side visit Stamford Bridge for tonight's semi-final first leg.

Pablo Hernandez: 'If we score in the first match then it is possible to win in the second one'

Pablo Hernandez plots to dethrone King Rafael Benitez

Swansea City's record signing hoping to impress against Chelsea

Lewis Holtby’s preference is for a club offering European football

Lewis Holtby favours switch to Tottenham over Arsenal

The Germany international is out of contract in the summer

British Olympian Iain Percy made director of Artemis

In a major shake-up at the Swedish-backed America’s Cup challenger Artemis skipper Terry Hutchinson has been “released” and British triple Olympic medallist Iain Percy has been made sailing team director.

Manchester United winger Luis Nani
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Paul Scholes scoring on his 700th appearance for Manchester United

Paul Scholes misses West Ham encounter for Manchester United

Premier League team news

Benitez must stop burning his bridges

As a studious, analytical man out of work for almost two years, one thing Rafa Benitez should have worked out by now is that it is not a wise move for a coach in any country to take on the owners of the football club.

Chelsea's greatest ever group stage escape acts

Di Matteo's men can take inspiration from the fact they have never failed to conjure up a result in the group stage when required

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Gabon friendly after nasty gash

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Wednesday's friendly against Gabon in Libreville after he sustained a cut above his left eye in Sunday's 2-1 La Liga win at Levante, the Portuguese Federation (FPF) said today.

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