Two police officers could face criminal charges over the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson. Mr Atkinson died in August 2016 after he was targeted by a police Taser at his father’s house in Telford, Shropshire. The 48-year-old had played for Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town. The CPS referral follows an investigation by
Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has agreed a new five-year deal with the Premier League club. The 23-year-old England international’s current contract was set to expire next summer. Shaw’s progress has been disrupted by poor form and fitness issues, limiting him to only 75 appearances, but he has been a regular for United this season.
The Premier League should be “taxed” to improve grassroots football facilities following the collapse of the Wembley sale, former Football Association chairman David Bernstein says. Fulham owner Shahid Khan offered £600m for Wembley but withdrew his offer after the plan became “divisive”. The FA had said it would invest the proceeds of the sale into
Bob Marley is perhaps Jamaica’s favourite son, but it is his daughter who is hitting the headlines for her part in the nation’s latest sporting success. Jamaica have become the first Caribbean team to qualify for a women’s football World Cup and it’s Cedella Marley – the first-born daughter of Bob – who the Reggae
Media playback is not supported on this device Glasgow City’s own mistakes “really hurt” them as their Women’s Champions League hopes all but ended for another year, says head coach Scott Booth. The Scottish champions were crushed 5-0 by Barcelona at the Mini Estadi in the first leg of their last-16 tie. Booth admits most
Chelsea outplayed Fiorentina but had to settle for a mere 1-0 lead in their Women’s Champions League last-16 tie. Karen Carney’s early penalty was the only goal as the Blues were thwarted by several fine saves from Swedish goalkeeper Stephanie Ohrstrom. The hosts’ skipper slotted in from the spot on eight minutes after Stephanie Breitner
Midfielder Joe Allen says Wales’ 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland showed they can cope without star men Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey. Harry Wilson’s second half free-kick secured a second Nations League win for a youthful Wales side. The game in Dublin was Wales’ first competitive fixture without their two leading players since
Wales captain Ashley Williams put in an “outstanding, magnificent” performance in their 1-0 Nations League win over Republic of Ireland, says Ryan Giggs. Centre-back Williams has struggled for form with Wales and club side Stoke City in recent months. However, the 34-year-old, making his 82nd appearance for Wales, steered a young, depleted side to victory
The Ballon d’Or – the most high-profile individual award in men’s football – will be handed out in Paris at the start of December. So far, so traditional. However, this year there is a real chance that for the first time since 2007 the recipient will be neither Barcelona’s Lionel Messi nor Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.
Chelsea host Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime as the Premier League returns following the international break. Can United boss Jose Mourinho build on the morale-boosting comeback win over Newcastle at the club he previously managed over two successful spells? The Blues are undefeated in the league under new boss Maurizio Sarri and