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The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2016

Gadgets, breakthroughs and ideas we think will define the state of the art in the year ahead<p>Entering 2016, the future never felt more within reach.<p>Science fiction will become science fact this year when you take virtual-reality vacations and your dishwasher reorders its own soap. Are you ready for …

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Fannie and Freddie Give Birth to New Mortgage Bond

Government hopes to get taxpayers off the hook if another mortgage crisis arrives<p>Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are turning to crisis-era tools to reduce their exposure to mortgage losses and spark a new market for financing home buyers.<p>Beginning in 2016, the two government-controlled housing giants …

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Nemanja Vidic: United can win UCL

Nemanja Vidic believes Manchester United can put two years of disappointment in Europe behind them and win the Champions League.<p>• <b>Okwonga: Show faith</b> …

Soccer

Gerrard to captain Reds for 400th time

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has shed light on the intricate training regime that has kept Steven Gerrard in peak condition ahead of his 400th …

Soccer

Arjen Robben demands improvement

Arjen Robben has urged his Bayern Munich team-mates to up their game ahead of a series of crunch matches.<p>• <b>Schaaf: No new injuries</b><p>Bayern are readying …

Mesut Özil: "I am a Gunner"

Kaka braced for 'emotional' Milan return

Kaka has said making his second debut for AC Milan against Torino on Saturday night will be an emotional occasion.<p>Back at the San Siro following his …

Soccer

Samuel Eto'o reveals he vowed never to play under manager Jose Mourinho after 'tense' time at Inter Milan

Samuel Eto'o, who is expected to make his Chelsea debut this weekend, has revealed how his relationship with manager Jose Mouirnho was "tense" and that he vowed never to play under the Portuguese ever again after their time at Inter Milan.<p>But the Cameroonian striker has admitted that his feelings …

Soccer

Arsène Wenger: Jack Wilshere can be England's Zidane and Mesut Ozil can help him achieve this

Mesut Özil is expected to make his first appearance for Arsenal on Saturday despite missing training on Friday through illness.<p>The German, who is the second most expensive signing in Premier League history, travelled to Sunderland with the Arsenal squad despite the illness, although his ­compatriot …

Soccer

Zidane understands Bale pressure

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid have not overpaid for Gareth Bale, but the club's latest 'galactico' will be under pressure to succeed given the …

QPR interested in Emmanuel Adebayor

QPR manager Harry Redknapp would like to take Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor on loan.<p>• <b>Crace: Back on track</b><p>Redknapp, a former Tottenham manager, …

Soccer

Juve out for revenge in Derby d’Italia

Juventus have revenge on their minds as they prepare for Saturday’s Derby d’Italia against Inter Milan.<p>Just under a year ago, the <i>Bianconeri’s</i> 49-game …

Soccer

Exclusive! The real reason FIFA voted for Qatar

Even Sepp Blatter has admitted that a summer World Cup in the tiny emirate might not be the greatest idea. So just what were FIFA thinking?<p>Perhaps the best thing about the decision to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is the way it's managed to bring the entire footballing world together. In …

Jurgen Klopp mocks Germany defence

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp sarcastically praised the Germany defence after they kept two clean sheets in their last two</i> …

Today's top stories! Bale to make Real Madrid debut -- http://bit.ly/18btZFz Kaka set for Saturday Milan comeback -- http://bit.ly/1beDBqc Vidal: I was right to reject Bayern for Juve -- http://bit.ly/181KypB Ozil has a point to prove at Arsenal -- http://bit.ly/1awYbiH

Wenger backs Ozil to emulate Bergkamp

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the signing of Mesut Ozil could turn out to be the most significant for the club since Dennis Bergkamp’s …

Soccer

Fellaini wants to be the next Roy Keane

New Manchester United signing Marouane Fellaini says he can emulate Roy Keane to become the defensive lynchpin in the team's midfield.<p>Manager David …

Soccer

Mourinho: Samuel Eto'o will make debut

Jose Mourinho says that Samuel Eto’o will make his Chelsea debut away to Everton on Saturday, as he also reflected on his improved relationship with …

Soccer

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup surprised by Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge's return to fitness

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup said he was “surprised” that Daniel Sturridge is fit enough to play for Liverpool on Monday despite being ruled out of England’s World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.<p>Sturridge, who has scored three times in <b>Liverpool's</b> perfect start to the Premier …

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Mesut Özil reaches summit after his amazing journey which started in Gelsenkirchen and has ended at Arsenal

The off-yellow façade of Bornstrasse No 30, deep in the Bismarck district of Gelsenkirchen, looks less than prepossessing under a remorseless Ruhr Valley rain.<p>But behind these walls Mesut Özil mapped out his astonishing elevation from a scruffy industrial suburb, cultivating his shooting technique …

"Coaches are useless!" - that was Laurent Blanc's assessment of Paris Saint-Germain's comfortable 2-0 win over Bordeaux, after they had little to no preparation time on the training pitch after the international break: http://bit.ly/18cZP4C Match Report: Bordeaux 0-2 PSG: http://bit.ly/1eMMebk Player Ratings: Bordeaux 0-2 PSG: http://bit.ly/19QoSxR

Pellegrini hails improved Negredo

Manuel Pellegrini has explained his decision to let Alvaro Negredo leave when he was manager of Real Madrid and believes Manchester City have bought …

Soccer

AVB: Spurs spent better than Arsenal

Andre Villas-Boas believes Tottenham's summer recruits will make more of an impact than the additions made by Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea …

Mourinho eager to help English football

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists he is "more than happy" to sit down with FA chairman Greg Dyke and contribute his plans to help the future of …

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Holloway reveals late bid to re-sign Zaha

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway has revealed he made a deadline day attempt to re-sign Manchester United's Wilfried Zaha on loan.<p>Zaha, 20, signed …

Soccer

Immortal: the Approved Biography of George Best, by Duncan Hamilton, review

Duncan White looks at the myths behind the gloriously talented but self-destructive George Best.<p>To call <b>George Best</b> a footballing immortal is not a straightforward affirmation of the obvious. The raw stats are not on his side – they indicate mere greatness.<p>Best won two league titles and, most …

Soccer

Ancelotti denies forcing Ozil exit

Carlo Ancelotti has hit out at Mesut Ozil's claims that he had no place at Real Madrid, insisting the German was not forced out of the club.<p>There has …

Mata ready to fight for Chelsea place

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has reiterated his commitment to fighting for his place in Jose Mourinho's starting line-up, despite the stiff …