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The British (pitch) Invasion

The British (pitch) Invasion

Image copyright Hulton Archive/Getty Images Image caption England celebrate winning the 1966 World Cup final against West Germany The World Cup, the British Invasion, the Summer of Love, imported teams – and a bunch of US businessmen looking to make a buck – created a gleaming vision for professional football in 1960s America… only for […]

Net neutrality: 'Dead people' signing FCC consultation

Net neutrality: 'Dead people' signing FCC consultation

Image copyright Getty Images A campaign group has complained to the US Federal Communications Commission over its refusal to erase fake comments from a consultation on net neutrality. Fight for the Future’s complaint is signed by 14 people who say their details were used without permission to file anti-net neutrality views. The campaign group says […]

Egypt hits 'jihadist camps' after attack on Coptic Christians

Egypt hits 'jihadist camps' after attack on Coptic Christians

Image copyright EPA Image caption The funeral of some victims killed in the attack took place later in the day Egyptian forces have struck “terrorist training camps” in retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians, President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says. State media say six strikes hit the town of Derna in neighbouring Libya. Gunmen earlier […]

Man City complete £43m deal for Monaco’s Silva

Bernardo Silva was a key part of the Monaco team who won the French Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semi-finals this season Manchester City have completed a £43m deal for Portugal attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva from French champions Monaco. The 22-year-old, who will join City on 1 July, said: “I’m now at one […]

FA Cup finalists Gunners ‘didn’t move forward with top teams in league’

Arsene Wenger won the first of his six FA Cups with Arsenal in 1998 against Newcastle Arsenal failed to “move forward with the other top teams” in the Premier League this season, says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as they prepare for the FA Cup final. The Gunners missed out on a place in the Champions League for […]

Antonio Conte: Chelsea manager would like to extend contract

Antonio Conte has won the league title in his last four years in club management – with Juventus and Chelsea Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he is “happy to stay” with the Premier League champions “for many years”. The Blues won the title in Conte’s first season in charge and face Arsenal in the FA […]

Lampard & Wright analysis: Chelsea’s weak link & how injuries can help Arsenal

Lampard & Wright analysis: Chelsea’s weak link & how injuries can help Arsenal

Watch the FA Cup final live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website, with coverage starting at 16:15 BST on Saturday, ahead of kick-off at 17:30. Chelsea great Frank Lampard helped the Blues win a Premier League and FA Cup double in 2010, while Arsenal legend Ian Wright did the same with the Gunners […]

Manchester attack: ‘Immense progress’ made by police

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said more arrests are likely to be made Police have made “significant arrests and finds” in their inquiry into the Manchester Arena bombing, according to the UK’s top counter-terrorism officer. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said they had “got hold of a large part” of the terror […]

General election 2017: Corbyn quizzed on Trident and IRA

Media captionDoes Jeremy Corbyn back his own party’s Trident stance? Jeremy Corbyn has refused to give his personal support for the renewal of Trident nuclear weapons, despite it being in Labour’s manifesto. The Labour leader said Trident renewal would go ahead because MPs had voted for it and the Labour Party backed it. But he […]

UK achieves solar power record as temperatures soar

Image copyright Getty Images A record amount of solar power was generated on Friday as Britain basked in sunshine and temperatures of up to 28C, the National Grid has said. It said 8.7 gigawatts (GW) had been generated at lunchtime, representing 24.3% of total generation across the UK. The level tops the previous record of […]

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