Transfer news and speculation, 8 August

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has made it clear that Yossi Benayoun and Dirk Kuyt will not be leaving Anfield this summer.

Transfer news and speculation, 19 June

Kia Joorabchian yesterday insisted that the Brazilian striker Jo, who is wanted by Manchester City, is fully-owned by the Russian club, CSKA Moscow. Joorabchian refuted claims that the proposed transfer flouted the Premier League rules which state third-party ownership is not allowed. In the case of £18m-rated Jo it is understood that CSKA have ownership but would have to pay 20 per cent of any sell-on fee to his former club Corinthians and to a South American investor. Joorabchian argues that such agreements are similar to those in other players with so-called "sell-on" contract clauses.

Sir Derek Higgs: Banker and chairman of Alliance & Leicester who brought sweeping reforms to Britain's boardrooms

Derek Higgs enjoyed a glittering business career, first in investment banking and latterly as a company director of blue-chip businesses such as Prudential and Alliance & Leicester. However, it is for his work as a regulator and City reformer that he will be best remembered; his sweeping reforms to the way British companies are governed were hugely controversial when he drew them up in 2003, but are now widely accepted.

Dublin, a gentleman and a player, ready to bow out with style

He apologises for his time being slightly more limited than it would have been in his prime. A body that turns 39 on Tuesday week requires a rather longer preparation for training and matches than it did in the past, and that is even before he starts his warm-up routine.

Watford 2 Coventry City 1: Boothroyd's men keep cool heads to reheat push for promotion

Never mind the quality, just feel the points. Despite an extremely poor performance, this win lifted Watford to within one point of second place in the Championship and given their recent run, Aidy Boothroyd will take victory any which way it comes.

Sheffield Wednesday 1 Coventry City 1: Wood's leveller takes Wednesday out of bottom three

Richard Wood headed a stoppage-time equaliser to lift Sheffield Wednesday out of the Championship relegation zone and deny fellow strugglers Coventry a victory that they would scarcely have deserved.

Fox looks to Pearce for help in the hunt for caps

Daniel Fox has said he could barely have wished for a better mentor than the England Under-21 coach, Stuart Pearce.

England Under-21 0 Poland Under-21 0: O'Hara shines but England fail to break Polish

Fabio Capello would no doubt settle for a similar result from England's seniors in Paris tonight, but the country's next generation of players will probably view yesterday evening's friendly international as only a limited success. While Stuart Pearce's Under-21 team rarely looked in danger of losing an unbeaten record – if you discount a penalty shoot-out – that goes back three years, as an attacking force they posed only an occasional threat.

Burnley 2 Coventry City 0: Captain Caldwell keeps Clarets in sight of play-offs

Burnley moved within two points of a place in the Championship play-off positions with only their fifth home league win of the season at Turf Moor last night.

Coventry City 2 Leicester City 0: Coleman swaps sun for Sky Blue thinking

On Saturday, the forecast for San Sebastian was 19C and sunny. In Coventry it was 12 degrees at best, windy and overcast. The Ricoh Stadium is nowhere near the beach, while Chris Coleman's previous club, Real Sociedad, is close to one of the most scenic coastal areas of the Basque country. We know that Coleman did not swap northern Spain for the Midlands in the hope of better weather, and in footballing terms he has traded down as well.

Coventry City 2 Leicester City 0: Hughes injury mars Best possible start for Coleman's Coventry

Chris Coleman probably could not have asked for a trickier game to begin his tenure as Coventry's latest manager, yet having won this local derby he wouldn't have had it any other way.

Coleman targets top flight after taking the reins at Coventry

The new Coventry City manager, Chris Coleman, has vowed to move the club "in the right direction" after agreeing a three-and-a-half-year contract at the Ricoh Arena.

Coventry look to Coleman as Pearson heads south

Chris Coleman is likely to be named the new manager of Coventry City today, while yesterday Nigel Pearson, who recently decamped from the Kevin Keegan revolution at Newcastle United, was named as George Burley's successor at Southampton.

Coventry City 0 West Bromwich 5: Mowbray locates lucky omen in Cup

Tony Mowbray may grumble about the FA Cup getting in the way of his team's chase for Premier League football, but he appears to be warming to the competition.

Coventry City 0 West Bromwich 5: Bednar leads rout for Baggies

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