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.
Queen's Winter Graduations new
This year's university winter graduations
Cow passenger in Citroen Xsara
Nelson Mandela: life and times
Key moments in life of former president
Christmas parties 2013
Irish dad forced to take dead baby in taxi for autopsy
Prouvost wins Turner Prize
Laure Prouvost named winner in Derry
Top 10 Xmas gifts for teens
Victoria's Secret opens first shop on island of Ireland
Help babies like little Joe
Help save lives of babies around the world
Christmas lights in Belfast
Lights on and market opens in city
PlayStation PS4 v Xbox One
Comparing Sony and Microsoft's latest consoles
Ban on gay couples adopting children in Ulster is removed new
Gay and lesbian couples in Northern Ireland may now apply to adopt children in the same way heterosexual couples can, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.
Mandela deaf signer 'was a fake' new
The man giving a sign language interpretation to the world at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was a fake whose gestures meant nothing, it has been revealed.
'Heavy night' trader loses job bid new
An oil trader who was sacked because he was said to be not in a fit state after a heavy night out in Singapore has lost his damages action for wrongful dismissal.
Oisin McConville is Crossmaglen Rangers boss as Joe Kernan exits new
Joe Kernan has dropped a pre-Christmas bombshell on Crossmaglen Rangers by stepping down as team manager.
Boyd Rankin could bounce out the Aussies on lively Perth pitch: Botham new
Sir Ian Botham has called for Ulsterman Boyd Rankin to be given his chance in the third Ashes Test, which starts in Perth in the early hours of Friday morning.
Rule proposals may devalue future titles new
Run it by me once more? Cavan or Antrim, as the lowest-placed Ulster teams in the National League, will play an Ulster preliminary round.
Walsh: Arthur should be grateful new
James Arthur should be more appreciative of his X Factor win, judge Louis Walsh has said.
McDonald mobbed at homecoming show new
X Factor finalist Nicholas McDonald found himself mobbed when he returned home to Scotland, ahead of the finals this weekend.
Celebs don skates for ice finale new
Beth Tweddle, Suzanne Shaw and David Seaman are some of the celebrities getting their skates back on for the final series of Dancing On Ice.