News Andy Gray and Richard Keys at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2012

Footage shows axed former Sky Sports presenter Gray making offensive chant at female colleague

Back-to-back home games key for Stoke boss Tony Pulis

The Potters have won just twice this season

Mark Hughes and Tony Pulis in 2010

Tony Pulis looks to draw line under feud with Mark Hughes

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is ready to knock back a drink or two with fellow Welshman Mark Hughes to finally draw a line under their feud.

Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross

Tony Pulis 'hoping and praying' Ryan Shawcross will see out career at Stoke

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is “hoping and praying” Ryan Shawcross will see out his career with the club, but will not stand in his way should a bigger team come calling.

Norwich manager Chris Hughton hopes to upset his old club Spurs

Stoke are role models for aspiring teams says Norwich manager Chris Hughton

Norwich manager Chris Hughton insists Stoke are the perfect role model for any aspiring top-flight team like his own.

Raheem Sterling is congratulated by Luis Suarez after his winner

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard impressed with meteoric rise of Raheem Sterling

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has hailed the sensational impact of youngster Raheem Sterling, whom he believes can go "all the way to the top".

Raheem Sterling celebrates his first senior goal for Liverpool

Raheem Sterling can be a legend at Liverpool says Brendan Rodgers after Reading goal

Liverpool 1 Reading 0: Reds' second youngest ever goalscorer is currently a 'revelation' but his manager warns the 17-year-old not to get carried away with the adulation

Luis Suarez has been accused yet again of diving

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez responds to criticism from Tony Pulis over diving

Luis Suarez has hit back at Stoke City boss Tony Pulis who has been outspoken about the Uruguayan's perceived diving, saying “let them carry on talking”.

Luis Suarez of Liverpool failed to hit the target

Stoke agree fee for Michael Kightly with Wolves

Stoke have announced they have agreed an undisclosed fee with Wolves for midfielder Michael Kightly.

Michael Owen is a free agent

UAE side snub former Manchester United striker Michael Owen

UAE side Al-Shabab have dismissed claims that they are pursuing Michael Owen, saying that the striker is “on the downhill”.

Welbeck: 'I've been put in a position now to lead the line for England and it's not something I'm scared of'

England striker Danny Welbeck wants to be the new Michael Owen (1998 version)

England striker is desperate to emulate his first hero – yes, he really is that young

Roy Hodgson has called up Martin Kelly to replace the injured Gary Cahill

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle backs Roy Hodgson to deal with Wayne Rooney suspension

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle believes current boss Roy Hodgson has had enough time to prepare for Wayne Rooney's absence from the first two matches at Euro 2012.

United fans have sometimes been criticised for the lack of noise at Old Trafford

Manchester United see fall in revenue at Old Trafford

Manchester United released quarterly results yesterday that showed the club's revenues dropped in the three months ending 31 March by £4.4m, to £70.8m compared to £75.2m in 2011. That drop would have been greater had there not been increased sponsorship income of £3.5m.

Gary Neville was part of the false dawn of the Golden Generation

James Lawton: With Neville in the camp, England's players should not fall prey to indifference

We can be cynical as easily as we like over the fast-tracking of Gary Neville into the hierarchy of the England team. We can ask if, for example, you were the new manager Roy Hodgson, would you rather have Red Nev at your side in the potential maelstrom of the European Championship – or lurking in a TV studio dreaming up the kind of line that hit David Luiz like an assassin's bullet?

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