UK bank's chief executive quits after Moody's downgrades debt to junk status.
The destiny of the Premier League title will be firmly in City's hands if they beat leaders Man United at home on Monday, Alex Ferguson has said.
Almost halfway through the Premier League season and there is already seven points separating Manchester rivals City and United from the chasing pack.
South Korea's Park Ji-Sung scored the goal that put Manchester United on top of the Premier League table after a 1-0 win over Arsenal.
Sir Alex Ferguson has leapt to the defence of striker Dimitar Berbatov as Manchester United look to put their season back on track.
Manchester City's pursuit of Kaka intensified with an increased offer and permission granted to negotiate directly with the AC Milan star on Thursday.
He is nicknamed "Brains" and is loved by the Labour faithful, but David Miliband insists he does not want a coup against Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Dissent over British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's faltering performance is threatening to hit a crescendo this weekend.
A new dawn looked likely for Manchester United after Alex Ferguson's team won the European Champions League in Moscow in May.
Pretoria-based swim star Suzaan van Biljon collected a gold medal for South Africa in clocking a new Fina World Short-Course Swimming Championships record in the 200m breaststroke final on Sunday. Also, Ryan Lochte claimed his fourth gold medal as world records crashed yet again on the final day of the championships in Manchester.
Andrew Strauss struck his 12th Test century on Monday to help England complete a remarkable six-wicket victory over New Zealand on the fourth day of the second Test at Old Trafford. England, who trailed New Zealand by 179 runs on the first innings, reached their victory target of 294 in the final over before tea with four wickets to spare.
Monty Panesar took a Test best 6-37 to lead an astonishing England fightback on the third day of the second Test against New Zealand at Old Trafford on Sunday. After dismissing the Kiwis for just 114 in their second innings, England were 76-1 in their second innings, needing a further 218 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
Ross Taylor's second Test century ensured New Zealand recovered from two run outs in three balls to reach lunch on 322 for six against England on day two of the second Test at Old Trafford on Saturday. Taylor, in his seventh Test and who made his maiden century against England in March, reached 115 from 141 balls at the interval.
Darrell Hair made a low-key return to top-level cricket on Friday, two years after presiding over the first forfeited Test. The umpire, who was reinstated in March after a 16-month ban, officiated as England's second Test against New Zealand started at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have threatened to report Real Madrid to Fifa as the row over the Spanish club's bid to sign Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo turns ugly. United have been increasingly frustrated by Real's attempts to lure Ronaldo to the Bernabeu in the last year.
Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg won their first European silverware when second-half goals from Igor Denisov and Konstantin Zyrianov secured a 2-0 victory over Rangers in the Uefa Cup final on Wednesday night. Denisov slotted home after 72 minutes and fellow midfielder Zyrianov sealed victory with a close-range effort in stoppage time.
Sir Alex Ferguson believes his young Manchester United stars will become Old Trafford legends if they win the Champions League. Ferguson's side retained the Premier League title on Sunday and now the Scot has turned his attention to the Champions League final against Chelsea, the team they edged out of the title.
A stunning goal from Paul Scholes gave Manchester United a 1-0 win over Barcelona on Tuesday to set up an all-English Champions League final against either Liverpool or Chelsea in Moscow next month. Scholes was suspended for United's epic victory over Bayern Munich in the 1999 final, and Ferguson had already said he would play in the final if they qualified.
Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard shrugged off mounting speculation about his future on Monday as he said his side had prepared for a penalty shoot-out ahead of their Champions League semifinal second-leg clash against Manchester United on Tuesday. The Catalan side held United to a goalless draw in last week's first leg at the Nou Camp.
Alex Ferguson has promised a more ambitious approach from his Manchester United side in Tuesday's Champions League semifinal second leg at home to Barcelona. Ferguson told the media that "the game now starts at Old Trafford -- it's the decider."