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

Hull interested in signing Owen

Hull boss Phil Brown has confirmed he is interested in bringing Michael Owen to the KC Stadium.

Americans favourite to take over Newcastle

There appears to be some confidence in the City of London that the proposed sale of Newcastle United has entered a new phase and that an as yet undisclosed American consortium is favourite to buy the Championship club from owner Mike Ashley. Whether Ashley gets the £100m asking price remains to be seen but there are suggestions a preliminary agreement could even be announced this week.

Transfer talk (Wednesday 10 June)

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Aston Villa dismiss Owen reports

Martin O'Neill has denied reports that out of contract Newcastle striker Michael Owen has been offered a two-year deal by Aston Villa.

Michael Owen accepts newspaper apology

Soccer star Michael Owen today accepted a public apology and substantial undisclosed damages over "incredulous allegations" that his football career was over.

Gerrard: 'Benitez has to buy us that extra spark'

The Liverpool captain takes a break from training with England to reflect on another season that fell short of expectations at Anfield

Burnley hit £60m jackpot as Newcastle count cost of drop

Top-flight football returns to Turf Moor while Tynesiders face £50m loss next season

Owen will not retire insist management company

Michael Owen's management company have refuted reports that the Newcastle striker will retire at the end of the season.



Shearer ready to tie up long-term future at Newcastle

Alan Shearer appears to be edging closer to committing himself long-term to Newcastle United, providing the club's owner, Mike Ashley, can assure Shearer of authority, stability and investment. He suspended his contract with the BBC to sign an eight-game contract with the club, and declined once again yesterday to talk about anything other than what remains of this season, but it seems ever more likely that Shearer wishes to continue at St James' Park beyond the next three crucial relegation games against Middlesbrough, Fulham and Aston Villa, regardless of whether Newcastle stay in the Premier League or not.

I can still save Newcastle, says Shearer

Alan Shearer insists that saving Newcastle United from the drop is not an impossible job. The former England captain is yet to taste victory in five Premier League matches since taking temporary charge at St James' Park in a desperate bid to save the club from relegation.

Sam Wallace: Chelsea's £2m-a-year question... just what has Frank Arnesen achieved?

Talking Football: Arnesen is long on influence but short on accountability – unlike Mourinho or Scolari

Shearer tells Newcastle players to keep the faith

Newcastle United's interim manager Alan Shearer has urged his players not to lose faith and become despondent in their desperate battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Shearer and Owen keep the faith

Newcastle's interim manager Alan Shearer has urged his players not to lose faith and become despondent in their desperate battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

'No one can trade on reputation,' says Ferdinand

Michael Owen is once again playing no part in a vital 2010 World Cup qualifier but his absence is doing a wonderful job of focusing the minds of those who have left him behind. Rio Ferdinand admitted yesterday that even England's top players now recognise the stark truth that, under Fabio Capello, reputations count for nothing.

James Lawton: Requiem for a born goalscorer finally worn down by a nation's expectations

It is impossible to apply a date, or a single incident, but undoubtedly something changed in Michael Owen. Maybe his resistance to football's celebrity culture broke down or perhaps, more prosaically, he simply wearied of the toll of injury, which took away his greatest asset, that turn of speed which was such a blinding facilitator for the scoring instinct that his first England manager, Glenn Hoddle, so comically once claimed he did not possess.

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