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Glenn Murray's double for Brighton puts West Ham's Slaven Bilic on the rack

The scoreline was far more emphatic here and the harsh reality for Bilic is that Brighton, up to 10th after this victory, could have helped...

England line up Spain friendly at Wembley as both sides look to rebuild

Both countries are seeking new managers following Euro 2016. Mario Gaspar scores Spain's first goal in the 2-0 win over England in Alicante in November...

Boys Will Be Boys: bankers' cabaret is an all-female Glengarry Glen Ross

Photograph: Helen Murray. It may be set in the world of traders and dealers, but both Bubnic and Hodge are insistent that this isn't a...

Ditch tobacco sponsors, health experts warn cultural institutions

Jamie Doward and Isabelle Gerretsen. Saturday 30 April 2016 15.34 EDT Last ... In their letter, published in Sunday's Observer, health experts, including John Moxham,...

Atlético Madrid v Bayern Munich: Champions League semi-final – as it happened

78 min: With Bayern out of substitutions, there'll be no appearance for Mario Gotze tonight. He scored the winning goal in the World Cup final!...

Vincent Cassel says Italian dubbers have a 'mafia-like' hold on film industry

It is a remake of the 1977 French film, also titled Un moment d'égarement, which in turn inspired the 1984 Hollywood comedy Blame It on...

Sergio Velasquez: the Little Spoon who shovelled in goals but stumbled in the NASL

So on January 21 1975 the Aztecs, dealt Luis Marotte, Pedro Martinez, Renato Costa, Julio Cesar Cortez, Ricardo de Rienzo, Mario Zanotti and Blas Sanchez...

From mafia city to a haven for refugees: Palermo moves on from its criminal past

Orlando had been working as a legal adviser to Mattarella, whose brother, Sergio, now serves as Italy's head of state. The Sicilian mafia has not...

If Louis van Gaal is a genius why are Manchester United so bland?

(blog) (blog)There was a surprise waiting for the players of Roma when they turned off Via Mario Vinciguerra and sped up the slope to...

Janis Joplin's creed was 'get stoned, stay happy' but the highs had a dark side

In Berg's telling, narrated by the singer Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, Joplin never fully recovered from the persecution she experienced during her adolescence in...

Labor warns Coalition not to change land access rights over CSG mining

The deputy prime minister, Warren Truss, agreed that farmer agreement should be reached for CSG development and agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce, assistant infrastructure minister Michael...

Australia enjoy eureka moment against Wales with forwards to the fore

The former Scotland full-back Hugo Southwell, who played for Stade Français under Cheika, said the coach would often stand at fly-half in training sessions, taking...

Fright Night: Radio 4's Halloween includes new versions of The Stone Tape and Ring

(blog) (blog)Starring Asher, Michael Bryant and Ian Cuthbertson, the TV version featured unforgettably eerie Radiophonic Workshop sound effects from the late Desmond Briscoe in...

Talking Horses: Saturday's best bets plus the latest racing news

Ibn Malik has strong form claims but comes from the Charles Hills yard which is not in such hot form as when he last ran...

Shorten calls on Abbott to take 10000 Syrian refugees – question time live

MPs return to Canberra for a fortnight of sittings before the Canning byelection. More bad polls for the Abbott government as the Coalition marks two...

Transfer window news: Balotelli, Berahino, Neymar and much more – as it happened

(blog) (blog)Falcao's weekly wages plus a loan fee were both greater than the transfer fee and wages of Mario? Maybe I'm biased as a...

Manchester City hope £49m Raheem Sterling can sprinkle some stardust

(blog)The best examples of players in that bracket – coveted across Europe's elite, the kind of name which adds stature to a club and...

Every club wants one but where have all the (good) strikers gone?

(blog)It is still early days in this transfer period but the most eye-catching deals ( Arda Turan, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Petr Cech, Sami Khedira) and...

Football transfer rumours: Lazio to buy Robin van Persie and Fabio Borini?

Back in the days when Mario Balotelli used to scored goals, he famously explained that he didn't celebrate them for the same reason that postmen...

Diego Costa out of Spain squad as Sergio Rico and Aleix Vidal get first call-ups

Also missing from that last squad are the Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo, who is set to be sidelined for six months with a serious knee...

Sevilla v Fiorentina: Europa League semi-final – as it happened

Aleix Vidal of Sevilla celebrates scoring his second goal. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images. John Ashdown · @John_Ashdown. Thursday 7 May 2015 17.01 EDT. Share...

Bali Nine: Myuran Sukumaran self-portraits displayed as Andrew Chan's brother ...

At the port leading to the Indonesian prison island of Nusa Kambangan, Michael Chan asks Indonesian president Joko Widodo for mercy for his brother Andrew...

Sergio Ramos hailed for key midfield role in Real Madrid victory over Atlético

Atlético barely had a sniff of goal, with Mario Mandzukic labouring ineffectively up front and hie fellow forward Antoine Griezmann forced into a more defensive...

Andy Murray and Kim Sears – a love match forged in the fire of family and ...

Michael Chan, another local student, was impressed at a picture that appeared in the Scottish press of Lesley Anderson, who runs a bridal shop in...

Bali Nine: Andrew Chan has been rehabilitated, brother tells Indonesian TV

- videoThe GuardianMichael Chan pleads for his brother, the Bali Nine drug smuggler Andrew Chan, on Indonesian TV, saying he and Myuran Sukumaran are...

The curious case of Real Sociedad's victory over Sevilla in La Liga

(blog) (blog)Sergio Canales then ran through to make it 2-0 but instead of hitting the net, tore up the turf and his toe with...

Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation marks 30 years of progress and stutters

(blog)Exceptions such as Dame Mary Glen-Haig, the first British woman to become a member of the IOC, or Dame Tanni Grey‑Thompson, are all too...

Atlético Madrid brush Espanyol aside to continue unbeaten home run

The set piece was flicked on by centre backs Diego Godín and Jose Giménez before Mario Suárez eventually tapped the ball in. “We work hard...

PUP win an inquiry into Queensland Newman government – as it happened

... terrorist organisation after police raids in Melbourne. Thanks for your company and to Mike Bowers for his wonderful pictures. ... Abetz warned 'what goes...

The Dozen: stand-out photos from the weekend's Premier League action

Sergio Agüero, seen here collecting the ball after one of Edin Dzeko's two goals, was the other scorer for City. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images ...

Celta's Cat of Catoira denies Deportivo to become the king of Galicia

(blog) (blog)“Sergio! Sergio!” Celta's players embraced and the man they call the Cat of Catoira clenched his fists and screamed. At last. This was...

David Cronenberg: 'My imagination is not a place of horror'

“Ask anybody who is not advanced in years what they think of 70-year-olds – if they think of them at all – and it's Alzheimer's,...

Sex toys and Manchester United's soul: deadline day and the lessons learned

(blog) (blog)Manuel Pellegrini has repeatedly stated his intention to have two quality options for every position. That means four strikers, and City now have...

Sierra Leone to impose lockdown to halt Ebola spread

Speaking in Washington, she said it would take at least six to nine months to halt the virus and cost more than $600m (£365m). Chan...

Boot up: album sales crash, tablet forecasts down, Google blocks privacy app

(blog) (blog)... 4Afrika Initiative, which launched in February 2013. "Internet access is a fundamental pillar in Africa's leap forward towards a sustainable knowledge economy,"...

New mining tax repeal bill sends parliament into chaos – politics live

As far as not outlining its contents in parliament, Steve Ciobo did not read a speech supporting the bill but now the government's other treasury...

The big problem with 'coolest city' lists

Milloy, who casts himself as the voice of the city's forgotten black middle class (despite living in suburban Maryland), hates bicyclists who believe they have...

Bali Nine prisoners on death row recommended for lesser sentences

However, Kerobokan prison governor Farid Junaedi on Sunday told reporters he put all of the Bali Nine forward, including Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, who...

Olivier awards 2014: where are the great new plays?

Michael Billington · theguardian.com, Monday 10 March 2014 08.42 EDT. Jump to comments (…) 'Dynamic tension': Elizabeth Chan (Liuli), Benedict Wong (Lin). Elizabeth Chan, Benedict...