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Sunderland draw blank again as lean run continues

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Premier League chief plays down legal threat and insists club will receive its TV money.

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World Cup chief executive optimistic that board issues are now behind them

English top flight rejects the Old Firm

Gartside's plan to create two-tier Premier League is dismissed by club chairmen

Brown vows to cling on as power base shifts at Hull

Manager insists his job is safe but imminent return of ex-chairman Pearson adds to growing pressure

League threaten Portsmouth over unpaid debt

The Premier League will deduct money from Portsmouth's next television revenue payment if they do not meet their debts to fellow clubs, it emerged yesterday. The league executive has already imposed a transfer ban on Pompey and will do everything it can to make the club pay-up on its current £3m debt.

Scudamore rules out Old Firm league switch

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At last, it appears, a dash of common sense from the Premier League.

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The Premier League will introduce a squad cap of 25 players and a quota on home-grown players from next season, chief executive Richard Scudamore confirmed last night.

Clubs face strict rules on finance

Premier League could impose transfer bans if solvency tests are failed

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A year ago, Lord Triesman, the FA chairman, caused a major stir by questioning debt levels in the Premier League. Now, he tells Sam Wallace, events have vindicated his stance and the English game is starting to listen

Triesman draws battle lines on ownership test

FA chairman wants governing body – not the Premier League – to rule on 'fit and proper persons'

Premier League can handle Ronaldo departure says Scudamore

Cristiano Ronaldo's departure for Spain is not the start of a talent drain from the Premier League, which remains in good shape to weather the economic downturn, according to chief executive Richard Scudamore.

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