Toshack set to resign and backs Giggs to replace him

John Toshack is to resign as Wales manager in the next 48 hours, and is understood to have proposed Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs as the surprise choice to be his successor.

Cotterill refuses to be downcast at threadbare Pompey's plight

Coventry City 2 Portsmouth 0

Ashdown's clanger piles pain on stricken Pompey

Coventry City 2 Portsmouth 0: Goalkeeper signed on special dispensation lets opening goal slip through legs

Transfer Talk: West Ham close in on Nice striker Rémy

The West Ham manager Avram Grant, who has already signed Thomas Hitzlsperger, Frédéric Piquionne and Pablo Barrera this summer, is looking to use the owners' renewed support to improve his squad with the signings of centre-back Tal Ben Haim and the Nice forward Loïc Rémy. "The squad is not yet complete, so we will buy or loan a few more players," Grant said. "Even if the club are limited with money, we know what we are doing and we know what we want to do."

Danielle Lineker: 'No one chooses to be in a stepfamily'

Danielle Lineker is a 'WAG' and model. Now she's a stepmother as well. In an exclusive interview, she tells Gerard Gilbert what makes her new life work

Change for Papal ceremony defended

The Catholic Church today defended its decision to change the venue of a beatification ceremony to be conducted by the Pope on his UK visit after a council said the new plans would cause thousands of people to miss out on the event.

Coventry to host Olympic football

Coventry City's Ricoh Arena has been chosen as the Midlands venue to host football at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Cotterill to leave Notts County

Notts County have confirmed manager Steve Cotterill will leave the club when his short-term contract expires on Sunday.

Boothroyd confirmed as new Coventry boss

Coventry have confirmed Aidy Boothroyd as their new manager, with the 39-year-old signing a three-year contract at the Ricoh Arena.

Coleman sacked by Coventry

Coventry have sacked manager Chris Coleman with immediate effect following a board meeting last night.

Don't penalise absent teachers urges union

The NASUWT teaching union urged schools not to penalise teachers who failed to return after the Easter holiday because of the suspension of flights.

King ensures Pearson talks to rumble on

Leicester City 2 Coventry City 2: Midfielder's double gives manager bargaining power in contract discussions

Newcastle hit top note after Carroll service

Newcastle United 4 Coventry City 1

Eastwood strike fatal for Forest

Coventry City 1 Nottingham Forest 0
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