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Raheem Sterling ‘flattered’ by Arsenal link

Raheem Sterling ‘flattered’ by Arsenal link

Liverpool have drawn up a list of possible replacements for the youngster — one of whom is Arsenal winger Theo Walcott.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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  • Players 'trained on sex consent'
    Players 'trained on sex consent' 7 hours ago

    Young players at Brighton and Hove Albion football club are reportedly being trained on issues around sexual consent. More »

  • Kerry extends Iran talks, French foreign minister returns
    Kerry extends Iran talks, French foreign minister returns 13 hours ago

    By Louis Charbonneau, John Irish and Parisa Hafezi LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German and French counterparts extended marathon talks in Switzerland on Wednesday for a second day beyond a self-imposed deadline to reach a preliminary agreement with Iran on its nuclear programme. Kerry and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced they would stay at least until Thursday. In a potentially hopeful sign, French Foreign Secretary Laurent Fabius returned for more talks after flying back to Paris the previous day because progress had been too slow. Six world powers - the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China - aim to stop Iran from gaining the capacity to develop a nuclear bomb. More »

  • Kale Easter Eggs? Irish Water Ice Cream? Here were Ireland’s best April Fool’s …
  • Fire underground causes chaos in London
    Fire underground causes chaos in London 14 hours ago

    An underground blaze in central London Wednesday caused mass evacuations and forced several West End shows to cancel performances as fire fighters tackled the blaze which sent out a pall of thick smoke. More »

  • I'm no money-grabber, says Liverpool's Sterling
    I'm no money-grabber, says Liverpool's Sterling 15 hours ago

    Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling has denied he is a "money-grabbing 20-year-old", but is in no rush to sign a new contract, he told the BBC on Wednesday. England international Sterling has been offered an eye-watering 100,000 pounds ($148,300) a week to sign a new deal with Liverpool, according to media reports, but has yet to commit his future to the club. "It's not about the money at all," Sterling said. I just want to be seen as a kid who loves to play football and to do the best for the team." Liverpool last won a trophy in 2012 when they claimed the League Cup, but came agonisingly close to lifting the league title last season, before being pipped by Manchester City. More »

  • Soccer-I'm no money-grabber, says Liverpool's Sterling 15 hours ago

    Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling has denied he is a "money-grabbing 20-year-old", but is in no rush to sign a new contract, he told the BBC on Wednesday. England international Sterling has been offered an eye-watering 100,000 pounds ($148,300) a week to sign a new deal with Liverpool, according to media reports, but has yet to commit his future to the club. "It's not about the money at all," Sterling said. I just want to be seen as a kid who loves to play football and to do the best for the team." Liverpool last won a trophy in 2012 when they claimed the League Cup, but came agonisingly close to lifting the league title last season, before being pipped by Manchester City. More »

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  • Nigeria's Buhari says to 'spare no effort' in squashing Boko Ha …
    Nigeria's Buhari says to 'spare no effort' in squashing Boko Ha … 16 hours ago

    By Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA (Reuters) - A day after becoming the first politician in Nigerian history to succeed a sitting leader by ballot, president-elect Muhammadu Buhari promised on Wednesday to "spare no effort" to defeat Islamist militant group Boko Haram. "Boko Haram will soon know the strength of our collective will. We should spare no effort," Buhari said in his first formal speech since winning the election. "In tackling the insurgency, we have a tough and urgent job to do." The group has killed thousands in its push to carve out a caliphate in northeastern Nigeria. More »

  • 'I'm no money-grabber' - Liverpool's Sterling
    'I'm no money-grabber' - Liverpool's Sterling 17 hours ago

    Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling rejected suggestions he was "money-grabbing" in an interview aired on Wednesday, after his talks over a new contract hit an impasse. More »

  • Dragons awaken and Clarkson goes green in April Fools' medley
    Dragons awaken and Clarkson goes green in April Fools' medley 18 hours ago

    Greece could adopt Bitcoin, global warming might awaken dragons and disgraced motoring show host Jeremy Clarkson is going green: April Fools' Day jokes around Europe on Wednesday ranged from chuckle-worthy to weird. More »

  • North ruled out of Champions Cup quarter-final
    North ruled out of Champions Cup quarter-final 18 hours ago

    Northampton and Wales winger George North will miss Saturday's European Champions Cup quarter-final with Clermont Auvergne after sustaining another head injury during an English Premiership match last week. North, who also sustained two blows to the head in Wales's Six Nations defeat to England in February, appeared to be knocked out as he scored a try in Northampton's 52-30 victory over Wasps. Clearly he had a nasty knock," Northampton coach Jim Mallinder told Sky Sports television. More »

  • Rugby-North ruled out of Champions Cup quarter-final 18 hours ago

    Northampton and Wales winger George North will miss Saturday's European Champions Cup quarter-final with Clermont Auvergne after sustaining another head injury during an English Premiership match last week. North, who also sustained two blows to the head in Wales's Six Nations defeat to England in February, appeared to be knocked out as he scored a try in Northampton's 52-30 victory over Wasps. Clearly he had a nasty knock," Northampton coach Jim Mallinder told Sky Sports television. More »

  • Soap goes pop: Sarah Harding heads to Corrie and other soap cameos
    Soap goes pop: Sarah Harding heads to Corrie and other soap cameos 18 hours ago

    Following news of Sarah Harding’s Coronation Street cameo, we look at other famous faces who’ve been in soaps over the years. More »

  • What does historian Simon Schama think about selfies?
    What does historian Simon Schama think about selfies? 21 hours ago

    The craze for snaps of ourselves has been irking the TV presenter. More »

  • Monty Don to explore gardens of the past
    Monty Don to explore gardens of the past 21 hours ago

    The TV presenter will take a look at how British horticulture has changed over four centuries. More »

  • Sarah Harding is swapping pop for soap as she joins Coronation Street
    Sarah Harding is swapping pop for soap as she joins Coronation Street 22 hours ago

    Watch out Tracy Barlow – Sarah Harding is to set to clash with the resident troublemaker in her new Corrie role. More »

  • Steve McQueen branches out into TV with the BBC
    Steve McQueen branches out into TV with the BBC 22 hours ago

    The Oscar-winner is working on a UK TV series. More »

  • Jamie Dornan Stalked Woman On Tube For TV Role
    Jamie Dornan Stalked Woman On Tube For TV Role 22 hours ago

    Fifty Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan has revealed he stalked a woman on the London Underground to prepare for his role as a serial killer in The Fall. The Northern Irish actor, who appeared alongside Gillian Anderson in the show, said he kept his "distance" and did it in a "really half-hearted" way. More »

  • Liam Neeson to use his very particular set of skills to narrate 1916 doc
    Liam Neeson to use his very particular set of skills to narrate 1916 doc Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The series will be aired on RTÉ as well as the BBC. More »

  • Samuel West talks about mother Prunella Scales' dementia
    Samuel West talks about mother Prunella Scales' dementia Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The Mr Selfridge actor said his family have been dealing with mother Prunella Scales’ dementia. More »

  • Harding is Something New for Corrie
    Harding is Something New for Corrie Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding will be bringing Something New to the cobbles of Coronation Street. More »

  • Hammond says key issues still to be resolved in Iran talks Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Wednesday progress had been made between Iran and major powers over its disputed nuclear programme, but that there were key issues that still needed to be resolved. More »