Two hurt in shoot-out at home of football coach Giorgos Donis in Athens

Two people were wounded in a shootout after armed robbers invaded the Athens home of football coach Giorgos Donis and briefly held his father-in-law hostage, police said.

Walter Smith's bid came too late

Green beats Smith's offer to complete Rangers buy

Former manager Walter Smith's late bid to take control of Rangers failed yesterday as Charles Green completed the purchase of the club.

We are going up: Huddersfield's triumphant players collect the play-off trophy and medals after their victory

Smithies is Huddersfield hero in epic penalty finale

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Barry Askew: Newspaper editor who upset the Queen

When Barry Askew arrived in Fleet Street to rescue the ailing News of the World, his star was in the ascendancy. Eight months later his future was all behind him. His brief stewardship proved to be one of the shortest editorships in journalistic history.

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Police probe Sky over rape victim's name

Police have interviewed staff at Sky News after the broadcaster published the name of the teenager raped by the Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans.

Kyle Walker has signed a new deal at Tottenham

Tottenham defender Kyle Walker desperate for Euro 2012 call-up

Kyle Walker has dismissed any notion that the pain of missing out on a Euro 2012 place could be eased by the fact he has plenty of chances to feature for England at a major tournament.

Going up: Michail Antonio opens the scoring

Wednesday claim spoils at expense of city rivals

Sheffield Wednesday 2 Wycombe Wanderers 0: Antonio and Ranger ensure there is no final slip as Jones' men leave United to face the play-offs

League round-up: Neilson the hero as Crawley earn second consecutive promotion

Scott Neilson's low strike after he ran on to Warren Cumming's long ball earned Crawley Town a 1-0 win at Accrington Stanley as they grabbed the final League Two automatic promotion slot, making it two elevations in two consecutive seasons having risen from the Conference in 2011. Scott Shearer in the visitors' goal made a string of saves to deny Marcus Carver, Padraig Amond and Michael Liddle that kept Crawley on the rise.

Kyle Walker has signed a new deal at Tottenham

Kyle Walker signs new contract at Tottenham

Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker has signed a new contract to keep him at White Hart Lane until 2017.

Nine arrested over naming of rape victim

Nine more people have been arrested as part of the investigation into the naming on Twitter of the victim in footballer Ched Evans's rape case.

Neil Warnock: I heard it last year - Pep is heading to Chelsea

The news that Pep Guardiola is leaving Barcelona doesn't surprise me; and I will not be shocked if he turns up at Stamford Bridge. He may just be taking a break, but I was told at the start of the season, by a very well-connected football man, that Guardiola was being lined up to take over at Chelsea next season.

More arrests due over Ched Evans rape tweets

The detective leading the inquiry into how a rape victim was allegedly identified on Twitter has today warned there will be "further arrests".

Three held over naming of rape victim on Twitter

Three men have been arrested as part of the investigation into the naming on Twitter of the victim in the Ched Evans rape case, police said yesterday.

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