A general view of Turf Moor, one of only three grounds used in the 1888/89 league season that is still in use today

Football League announce six opening day fixtures to mark 125th anniversary

Championship sides Burnley, Bolton Derby and Blackburn are involved

Swansea celebrate with the club's first ever major trophy

Capital One Cup: The full draw for the first round

Exeter City to face QPR

England’s Nathan Redmond despairs as Norway celebrate their third goal

England Under-21's 'did not have enough desire' says Norwegian FA chief

Peter Taylor hopes to avoid humiliation Stuart Pearce suffered with Under-21's as he prepares his side for the Under-20 World Cup

David Weir captain of Rangers lifts the Co-operative Insurance Cup after beating Celtic in the final at Hampden Park on March 20, 2011

Sheffield United appoint Everton coach David Weir as manager

The 43-year-old had been working as a coach at Everton

A memorial outside Anfield for the 96 fans who died in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster

New Hillsborough police investigation accused of pointing finger of guilt at families again

Revelation in stark contrast to jubilation of families in December when the original verdicts of accidental death were quashed and a fresh inquest was ordered

A cut above: How barbers are making a high street comeback

The triumphant return of the short back and sides as the hairstyle of choice for Britain’s top male celebrities has helped boost the number of barber shops across the country.

Suli Breaks

Suli Breaks: The secret of success? Forget exams – it’s all about getting the Breaks

His poetry about the failings of the school system has struck a surprising chord online. He tells Charlotte Philby why

Simon Read: Are The Owls being wise in saying no to payday lender cash?

I'm really pleased that the Championship football club Sheffield Wednesday has turned down a lucrative sponsorship deal from a payday lender.

Ronnie O’Sullivan celebrates winning the world title at the Crucible

Snooker needs another crank like me says Ronnie O’Sullivan after winning fifth world title

Every sport needs someone like your Alex Higgins or your Eric Cantona says world champion

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 7 May 2013

Wiggins left dry as Brailsford opts for Froome as leader

Yeovil fans flood the pitch at Huish Park after victory over Sheffield United to put them in the League One play-off final

League One play-offs: Brentford and Yeovil Town book final date at Wembley with dramatic victories

Brentford will face Yeovil Town in the League One play-off final at Wembley after the Bees' won a pulsating 5-4 penalty shoot-out against Swindon Town on Monday.

The sporting week ahead (05/05/13)

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Northern General Sheffield Hospital

Criticism of hospital in handling Hillsborough

Hard-pressed staff sent victims direct to mortuary as stadium disaster unfolded

Franco di Santo’s Wigan contract runs out in the summer

Premier League relegation battle: Wigan Athletic,
Aston Villa, Newcastle, Stoke City and Sunderland fight to avoid the last drop spot

Martinez still relishing the excitement of Wigan’s fight to pull off another escape act

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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