Scarving out a 
touching memorial   
Liverpool have called on football fans from around the world to show their support for the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster by sending in club scarves.

A memorial service at Anfield on April 15 will commemorate the 96 fans who died as a result of a crush at the FA Cup semifinal against Nottingham Forest in Sheffield in 1989.
The club said Kenny Dalglish, manager of Liverpool at the time of the disaster, had written to all 92 English League clubs asking them to donate a scarf which will be laid out with those from members of the public on the pitch to form a 96.
"The annual Memorial Service in memory of the 96 is always a moving occasion for the families and survivors," Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group which is organising the memorial, said.
Former Liverpool greats, including Dalglish, Ian Rush, John Barnes, Jan Molby and Robbie Fowler will also be involved in a charity match at Anfield to celebrate the lives of the 96 victims on April 21.  

Beckham’s Amazonian adventure! 
Football star David Beckham has taken part in a two-week expedition through Brazil’s Amazon rainforest for a television documentary.
The former England captain was accompanied by three friends and a film-maker for the programme, which will be broadcast by the BBC in June, ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.
According to Brazilian news service Terra, the 90-minute documentary “aims to show the natural beauty of Brazil”. Beckham is joined by friends Dave Gardner and Derek White, who together are filmed fishing, cooking and camping in the remote jungle region.
“Through his eyes, audiences will experience life in the jungle, something so distant from David’s life on and off the pitch and in the glare of the world’s media,” Helen Jackson, managing director for content at BBC Worldwide, was quoted as saying.

A giant inspiration to aim for the zenith
Andre Villas-Boas wants to build a Zenit St Petersburg team that can live up to the achievements of the city's founder Peter The Great, the Portuguese coach said on Thursday.
The former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea supremo signed a two and a half year deal with the Russian title chasers recently. 
"I was delighted to accept the offer to coach Zenit because the club is as ambitious as I am," said Villas-Boas at his first news conference. "I hope to have a lot of success with the team and my first aim is to win the Russian championship.
"I am sure we have what it takes to win our remaining matches and become champions. It is my first time in St Petersburg and I am in awe of just how beautiful the city is.
"Peter The Great built this city. I want to build a football team at Zenit which is as great as the city's founder," the 36-year-old added.

Sibling rivalry on a much larger scale
Heavyweight boxing champion Vladimir Klitschko has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin not to "repeat the mistakes of history" in his confrontation with Ukraine, the boxer's homeland.
Klitschko is the younger brother of Vitaly Klitschko, a member of parliament in Ukraine and a leader of the opposition that helped topple Russian-backed President Viktor Yanukovich last month.
Klitschko, whose father is Ukrainian and mother Russian, described the tensions between Russia and Ukraine as a fight between siblings, with Moscow playing the part of big brother.
"In a certain way I can compare it to Vitaly and myself," he said.
"If my older brother tells me 'you got to do this in a way that I want you to do it', I am going to tell him to chill because I have my own character, I have my own life, and I have my own opinion in the direction I want to go and nobody is going to force me," he added.
Klitschko has held the IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight championships longer than any other fighter in history.