The cruellest nicknames in sport, from Maradona to Crouch
Some of the cruellest - and funniest - nicknames given to sports stars.
Alex Ferguson's greatest rants - on Mourinho, f******* idiots, Liverpool and Arsenal's Wenger
Not for the first-time is soon-to-be former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson grabbing the headlines.
TeleBest: The dirtiest players in football
Hard-tackling, hair-pulling Elizabeth Lambert has become an internet sensation after a series of violent fouls were caught on camera.
In Pictures and Video: When sports stars make pop music
Classic - and occasionally cringeworthy - examples of sportsmen heading into the recording studio
Manchester United: Potential January transfer targets
Manchester United have a real battle on their hands to retain the Premier League title.
Newcastle United: Potential January transfer targets
After a superb start to the season, aspirations have been lifted at the Sports Direct Arena and investment into the team will be welcomed by supporters hoping for European football into 2012.
Tottenham Hotspur: Potential January transfer targets
Tottenham have emerged as genuine title contenders this season but Harry Redknapp's squad lacks depth compared to their rivals, which could be telling as the season takes its toll.
Arsenal: Potential January transfer targets
Arsenal have already been active this month as club icon Thierry Henry has returned to provide cover for Africa Cup of Nations bound duo Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh in a loan move from New York Red Bulls.
Plane aborts takeoff after crashing into fish
Crufts Live: Video and pics world's greatest dog show
Human Barbie wants to live on air and light alone
The top 50 things we hate most about modern life
Northern Ireland Nightlife - pubs, clubs and parties 2014
The Troubles gallery - John Hume detained in 1971
Gardai seize drugs worth 2.5m euro new
Drugs worth an estimated 2.5 million euro have been seized by gardai in Dublin.
Ulster Orchestra fails to make it night to remember for Caral Ni Chuilin new
Arts Minister Caral Ni Chuilin has attended an Ulster Orchestra performance after all – but seems to have forgotten it.
Pankhurst family in feminist march new
The great-great granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst followed in her ancestral footsteps today by leading a feminist march through London.
Western Force power past Melbourne new
A brilliant first-half showing from the Western Force allowed them to mark Matt Hodgson's special day with a 32-7 win over the Melbourne Rebels.
Brian O'Driscoll has set new benchmark
Ireland are insistent that the Brian O'Driscoll factor will not distract them from this afternoon's primary objective – beating Italy and heading to Paris for the final match of the 2014 Six Nations as championship leaders.
Crusaders weather the storm
The boot of Tom Taylor earned the Crusaders their first win of the new Super Rugby season as they saw off the Stormers 14-13.
Akon planning concert for Africa
Akon is thrilled his crusade to provide African homes with solar power is a success
Mendes is Gosling's 'muse'
Ryan Gosling reportedly credits Eva Mendes with helping him find the confidence to direct.
Amanda Bynes 'wants boyfriend'
Amanda Bynes' parents are reportedly trying to find her a boyfriend through her friends.