FA to investigate Newcastle fracas

The Football Association is to investigate the trouble which flared during and after Tuesday night's friendly clash between Huddersfield and Newcastle.

Draw for the first round of the Carling Cup

The draw for the first round of the Carling Cup has been made, with ties being played the week commencing 10 August.

Burnley revive old glories

Burnley are back

Life is sweet for the Alan Sugar of sport

From ten-pin bowling to Fish O Mania, the Essex man for all seasons is king of the niche sports – and 'niche is the future'

Managerial departures so far this season



September 1 - Kevin Bond (Bournemouth)

Snow forces Gunners to postpone FA Cup replay

Arsenal's fourth-round FA Cup replay with Cardiff City scheduled to be played tonight at the Emirates fell foul of the heavy snow that is blanketing London when police yesterday decided to postpone the match. Anticipated travel problems meant that the game could not go ahead. The Gunners announced that the match will now be played on Monday 16 February which is the weekend of the fifth-round fixtures and therefore the match between either Arsenal or Cardiff and West Bromwich or Burnley scheduled for that weekend will be put back.

How We Met: David Mellor & Julian Lloyd Webber

'It's important to have a male friend you can talk to who you know won't go gossiping around'

Gerrard's court date sandwiched by Mersey derbies

The week starting 19 January promises to be an interesting one for a certain Steven Gerrard both on and off the football field.

Shape of things to come for slimmer Hammers squad

Gianfranco Zola has a long-term plan to reduce the size of the West Ham United first-team squad from 34 players to 21 plus three goalkeepers. This has led to claims that the club are to conduct a fire sale – fuelled because of question marks over their financial plight. Although the owner, Bjorgulfor Gudmundsson, wants to sell after suffering from the collapse of the Icelandic economy, the club argue they are self-funding and do not need to raise money from offloading players.

Teenage rapper locked up for killing schoolboy

A teenage rapper was today behind bars for killing a 16-year-old schoolboy by hitting him on the head with a brick.

Pandora: Labour maverick fires a parting shot

The Labour MP Ann Cryer's decision to stand down at the next general election has robbed the House of one its last true characters.

Swansea crowned champions despite loss to Yeovil

Swansea were crowned League One champions on Saturday despite suffering a second successive home defeat as Yeovil claimed a 2-1 win to end their relegation fears.

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.

Crispin Black: For mother and country

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