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Six people charged with criminal offences in relation to Hillsborough tragedy
Six people are charged with criminal offences in relation to the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy, which claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans.
Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman 'arrested on domestic abuse charges'
Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman is reportedly arrested on domestic abuse charges following an alleged incident with his ex-girlfriend.
Paulo Maldini's professional tennis debut ends in defeat
Paulo Maldini and partner Stefano Landonio lose 6-1 6-1 at the Aspria Tennis Cup, as the AC Milan legend's professional tennis debut ends in a one-sided defeat.
Jun 27, 21:33
Eden Hazard one of several players investing in San Diego-based NASL team
Chelsea and Belgium star Eden Hazard is part of the ownership group behind a new North American Soccer League team based in San Diego, California.
Jun 27, 16:53
Shrewsbury Town become first English club to apply for safe standing
Shrewsbury Town have applied to become the first English side with an all-seater stadium to introduce safe standing at their Greenhous Meadow home.
Jun 27, 14:27
Investigation launched after Oxford United label found on inside of Bristol City shirt
Bristol Sport apologise and pledge to investigate after a label featuring the Oxford United badge was found on the inside of a Bristol City replica shirt.
Jun 25, 14:53
Mike Ashley sells all shares in Scottish club Rangers
Chairman Dave King insists that Rangers are now being led by those "who care for it most", as Mike Ashley has given up his remaining stake in the club.
Jun 23, 15:56
Huddersfield Town face legal action from axed goalkeeping coach?
Former Huddersfield Town goalkeeping coach Nick Colgan is considering legal action for wrongful dismissal, according to a report.
Jun 23, 14:26
Chelsea, Arsenal donate Community Shield proceeds to Grenfell Tower victims
Chelsea and Arsenal agree to donate all proceeds from August's Community Shield clash to the Grenfell Tower appeal, which it is hoped will raise around £1.25m.
Jun 23, 13:52
Nottingham Forest's City Ground added to community asset register
Nottingham Forest's stadium, the City Ground, is added to the community asset register.
Jun 22, 20:52
Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn recovering at home after minor heart operation
Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn is recovering at home after a "minor" heart operation, the Premier League club announce in a statement.
Jun 22, 19:26
Angel di Maria to pay fine after settling Spanish tax fraud case
Angel di Maria is reportedly handed a one-year suspended prison sentence and €2m (£1.76m) fine after admitting to two counts of tax fraud.
Jun 21, 18:57
Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil used in Arsenal kit promo despite transfer rumours
Arsenal quieten speculation surrounding Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil by using them in the club's promotional ad for their new kit.
Jun 21, 12:17
Philippe Coutinho best man for Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino
Philippe Coutinho performs as best man for Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino at the Brazilian's wedding in his hometown.
Jun 21, 12:02
Jose Mourinho not been contacted by tax authorities
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reveals that he has not been contacted by Spanish tax authorities regarding allegations of fraud.
Jun 20, 19:37
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo 'to testify in tax fraud case on July 31'
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly testify in court on July 31 regarding his alleged tax fraud.
Jun 20, 12:26
Manchester United's Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid spell
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is accused of tax fraud by the Spanish authorities during his three-year spell as Real Madrid boss.
Jun 20, 11:49
Andy Murray 'to donate potential Queen's winnings to Grenfell Tower appeal'
Andy Murray reportedly pledges to give his Queen's winnings to the Grenfell Tower appeal following last week's devastating fire.
Jun 19, 22:51
Arsenal agree partnership deal with Universal Pictures
Arsenal reportedly agree a partnership with Universal Pictures, which could see numerous first-team players appearing in promotional trailers.
Jun 19, 22:37
Real Madrid's Luka Modric could face five years in prison over alleged perjury
Real Madrid star Luka Modric could reportedly face five years in prison if found guilty of perjury.
Jun 19, 20:02
Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar sparks 50-man brawl in China
Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar sparks a coming together between both sets of players and staff members during Shanghai SIPG's 1-1 draw with Guangzhou R&F.
Jun 18, 21:43
Sunderland 'prepared to accept cut-price £85m to sell club'
A report claims that Ellis Short is locked in talks with two potential buyers and could offload Sunderland for a cut-price fee of £85m.
Jun 18, 14:37
Paolo Maldini qualifies for professional tennis tournament
Former AC Milan and Italy legend Paolo Maldini qualifies for a professional tennis tournament, eight years after retiring from professional football.
Jun 18, 11:17
Wolverhampton Wanderers launch new home shirt into space
Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers send a shirt into space as part of their 2017-18 home kit launch.
Jun 17, 20:40
Ryan Bertrand pledges services to Grenfell Tower relief effort
Southampton defender and England international Ryan Bertrand says that he will help the Grenfell Tower relief effort by pledging his services to the cause.
Jun 17, 19:51
Hector Bellerin pledges to donate to Grenfell Tower Disaster Fund
Spain Under-21s international Hector Bellerin is to donate up to £22,500 to the Grenfell Tower Disaster Fund, depending on how many minutes he plays at U21 Euro 2017.
Jun 17, 13:47
Brentford, Southampton contribute to Grenfell Tower Disaster Fund
Brentford announce that all profits from their July 22 friendly with Southampton at Griffin Park will go towards the Grenfell Tower Disaster Fund.
Jun 16, 21:16
Raheem Sterling to make donation to Grenfell Tower fire fund
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling announces that he will make a donation to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire which killed at least 17 people.
Jun 15, 22:24
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder arrested on drugs charges
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is arrested on possession of marijuana after being stopped by police in Alabama.
Jun 15, 16:14
Cristiano Ronaldo to 'stay quiet' during tax probe
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says that "the best answer is to be quiet" amid allegations of tax fraud.
Jun 15, 13:38
Real Madrid "convinced" Cristiano Ronaldo innocent of alleged tax fraud
Real Madrid give their backing to Cristiano Ronaldo amid accusations of €14.8m (£12.9m) tax fraud.
Jun 14, 12:09
Queens Park Rangers open Loftus Road to Grenfell Tower blaze victims
Queens Park Rangers open Loftus Road to survivors of the deadly fire at Grenfell Tower in West London.
Jun 14, 10:42
Yeray Alvarez 'to undergo more chemotherapy'
Athletic Bilbao reveal that Yeray Alvarez will undergo a fresh course of chemotherapy after 'an abnormality' was discovered in a recent check-up.
Jun 13, 13:28
Report: Prime Minister Theresa May to attend France, England friendly
Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to attend the friendly between France and England following talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, according to reports.
Jun 12, 11:13
Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo 'welcomes the birth of twins'
A report claims that Cristiano Ronaldo became the father to twins on Thursday, a day before netting twice for Portugal in their qualifying win over Latvia.
Jun 10, 22:20
Levante to reward loyal supporters with free season ticket
Levante launch an initiative aimed at encouraging fans to attend all of their home league matches, rewarding those who do so with a free season ticket for 2018-19.
Jun 10, 14:05
Premier League 'considering late morning kickoff times'
A proposal has reportedly been put forward by the Premier League to move as many as 22 games a season to 11.30am on a Sunday from the start of the 2019-20 season.
Jun 10, 13:54
Jose Mourinho 'racks up £150,000 hotel bill during season-long stay'
Jose Mourinho's season-long stay at Manchester's Lowry Hotel is said to have cost more than £150,000.
Jun 9, 21:58
Kellogg's launch legal action against Thanasi Kokkinakis
Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis faces legal action from Kellogg's over the the use of his 'Special K' nickname.
Jun 9, 13:49
Sunderland close to German takeover?
Sunderland owner Ellis Short is said to be close to selling the club to a "mystery" German company.
Jun 9, 13:15

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