New boss Dean Smith confident Norwich can stay in Premier League

New Norwich City manager Dean Smith believes there is enough quality in the Canaries’ squad to retain their Premier League status. Smith made a swift return to management just over a week after he was sacked by Aston Villa following five straight Premier League defeats. Having signed a two-and-a-half-year deal

Gary Hoffman: Premier League chair resigns after Newcastle takeover backlash

Gary Hoffman has been Premier League chairman for 18 months Gary Hoffman will step down as Premier League chair at the end of January. The Premier League thanked Hoffman for his “committed service” in announcing the news, which comes after a backlash from clubs over the league’s handling of Newcastle’s

England’s young front-row backed to deal with challenge of facing South Africa

England will be invoking the spirit of their front row ‘Fight Club’ in the hope of subduing South Africa’s forward assault when the rivals clash at Twickenham on Saturday. Injury and an outbreak of coronavirus have combined to deplete Eddie Jones’ resources at prop and hooker with Ellis Genge and

Azeem Rafiq’s testimony must lead to change, new Yorkshire chairman says

Lord Kamlesh Patel stressed Azeem Rafiq speaking out must “provoke real change” in cricket after the Yorkshire whistleblower laid bare his experience of racism in the sport in front of MPs. Rafiq’s powerful testimony to the Government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee saw him offer up a

The Ashes: Usman Khawaja recalled as Australia announce 15-man squad

Australia has announced a 15-man squad for the first two Ashes Tests – with Usman Khawaja’s strong domestic form forcing his recall. Khawaja’s last Ashes outing was in 2019, when he managed only a top score of 40 through the first three Tests before making way for Steve Smith’s return

Premier League quiet on reports that chairman is on the brink of resigning

The Premier League has declined to comment on reports that chairman Gary Hoffman is on the brink of resigning. According to Sky News Hoffman is close to stepping down from the post following a backlash from clubs over the League’s handling of the takeover of Newcastle by a Saudi-led consortium

Ashley Cole: Players’ mental health benefits from listening and talking

Ashley Cole believes English football is producing better players now that  coaches are putting greater emphasis on mental health. The England Under-21s assistant manager says the younger generation are more comfortable speaking about mental wellbeing and become better players for it. Cole said: “If I go back to my situation

Five things we learned from England’s stroll in San Marino

England cantered into Qatar 2022 as they hit double figures against San Marino to top their World Cup qualifying group. The Three Lions roared to a 10-0 victory as Harry Kane hit four on a night where the gap between football’s elite and the minnows of international football was laid

Sports Minister to be asked about UK and Ireland 2030 World Cup bid plans by MPs

Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston will be asked about plans for a UK and Ireland bid for the 2030 World Cup by MPs on Thursday. Members of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee will ask Huddleston about the government’s support for the bid and the opportunities it presents to