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Turkey's ex-army chief arrested

Turkish ex-military chief Gen Ilker Basbug is arrested on suspicion of being part of a wide network which allegedly plotted against the government. • • • • •

Plot thickens in Turkey 'coup plan' Turkish journalists in plot trial Turkey country profile CRICKET Australia crush India in Sydney


Australia crush India by an innings and 68 runs with a day to spare at the Sydney Cricket Ground to take a 2-0 series lead.

Why Wrexham can look forward as well as back  Comments 53  • • •

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Post categories: Football Chris Bevan | 10:54 UK time, Thursday, 5 January 2012  

New Wrexham chief executive David Roberts is enjoying the nostalgia surrounding the 20th anniversary of his side's famous FA Cup win over Arsenal, but he is far more concerned about the club's future than its past. Don't get me wrong, realism has not entirely replaced romance at the Racecourse Ground ahead of the Blue Square Bet Premier leaders' third-round trip to Brighton this weekend. There are plenty of people with happy memories of one of the biggest shocks in the competition in the modern era, and Roberts is one of them. As a lifelong fan who was on the terraces on that freezing day in January 1992 when a Mickey Thomas wonder-goal was followed by Steve Watkin's late winner to send the Gunners crashing out, he would clearly love a win on the south coast to add to the Welsh side's already rich giant-killing tradition. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a sensational move for unsettled Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard. Full story: Daily Mail Paving the way for Lampard's arrival could be the departure of Manchester United's midfield wonderkid Paul Pogba, who has offers from AC Milan and Inter and looks set to leave the club this summer. Full story: Liverpool and Manchester City face a battle to sign highly rated 17-year-old Birmingham forward Nathan Redmond. Full story: Daily Express Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is planning a £12m double bid for Blackburn's Chris Samba and winger Junior Hoilett, while defender Vedran Corluka looks like being sold to West Ham. Full story: Daily Mirror

Spurs are also trying to sign ÂŁ15m Brazilian international midfielder Ganso from Santos. Â