Sport Barcelona striker Neymar is helped from the pitch

The Brazil international is ruled out for up to a month

Messi inspires Barcelona at Mallorca

Two goals by Lionel Messi inspired leaders Barcelona to a 4-2 victory at Mallorca after the hosts had threatened to derail their visitors' bid for a 10th win in this season's Primera Division.

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans a concern for Aston Villa trip

Central defender Jonny Evans is a doubt for Manchester United ahead of tomorrow's trip to Aston Villa.

Shinji Kagawa holds his knee during the Champions League match against Braga

No fresh injury concerns for Manchester United ahead of visit of Arsenal

Manchester United have no fresh injuries following their two matches against Chelsea over the past week as they head into tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash with Arsenal.

Ross Hutchins (right) and Colin Fleming in action in the Shanghai Rolex Masters

Fleming and Hutchins team up at the double

British pair may have missed the World Tour Finals but they've had a successful year heading a promising home crop, says Paul Newman

Manchester United winger Ashley Young

Ashley Young returns to Manchester United squad after two-month absence

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Ashley Young will have a renewed sense of focus after spending another two months on the sidelines.

Skipper Ben Ainslie ended a hectic week in San Francisco in second place of the fleet racing at the America’s Cup World Series Championship Racing

Ben Ainslie beaten into second by tie-break in America's Cup

Equal on points and beaten only by the tie-break, Ben Ainslie ended a hectic week in San Francisco in second place of the fleet racing at the America’s Cup World Series.

Aleksandr Hleb in action against Bayern Munich

Former Arsenal player Aleksandr Hleb hails BATE Borisov's shock victory over Bayern Munich

Former Arsenal midfielder Aleksandr Hleb helped BATE Borisov claim one of the biggest scalps in their history after stunning Bayern Munich 3-1 in the Champions League last night.

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta

Arsenal must take collective blame for defensive frailties says Mikel Arteta

Midfielder Mikel Arteta maintains Arsenal must take collective responsibility for their defensive failings against Chelsea.

Luis Suarez takes a tumble against Manchester United

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez says referee mistakes are 'part and parcel of the game'

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers may have challenged referees over their treatment of Luis Suarez but the striker is trying to take it all in his stride.

<b>Likeliest arrival</b><br/>
It is likely that Swansea City winger <b>Scott Sinclair</b> will make the move to City before the transfer window shuts on Friday evening. Sinclair was left out of Swansea's squad for their 3-0 win against West Ham on Saturday and has announced that he will not be signing a new contract, so a move to the champions for a fee in the region of £6m looks imminent.

Transfer of Scott Sinclair from Swansea to Manchester City back on

Swansea have agreed a fee with Manchester City for the sale of winger Scott Sinclair, Press Association Sport understands.

<b>Roberto Martinez</b><br/>
Came close to landing the Liverpool job and was understood to be in the mix for the Aston Villa hotseat after they offered him the job last summer. Despite that, the Spaniard remains at Wigan... for now. The passing style of play he insists on and the miraculous achievements that have seen the Latics remain in the Premier League against all odds will count in his favour.

Arouna Kone impressed with Roberto Martinez's devotion to passing football at Wigan

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez's devotion to stylish football helped sell the Latics to new signing Arouna Kone.

Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia

Antonio Valencia to wear Manchester United number seven shirt

Antonio Valencia is not feeling an additional burden of expectation now he has inherited the famed Manchester United number seven shirt.

Paulo Gazzaniga

Southampton sign Gillingham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga

Southampton this morning completed the signing of Gillingham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga on a four-year deal.

<b> Jordi Alba: </b> Tried to overlap down the left hand side and had some early success but did not make the most of the ball when given it. 6

Barcelona agree £14m fee for Spain full-back Jordi Alba

Barcelona have agreed a fee of 14million euros with Valencia to sign Spain full-back Jordi Alba.

Manuel Preciado

Coach Manuel Preciado dies of heart attack day before unveiling as new Villarreal manager

Manuel Preciado, who was due to be unveiled as the new coach of Villarreal tomorrow, has died of a heart attack, the Spanish club have confirmed.

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Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
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Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
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Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
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League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
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Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

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