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Scotland call-up unrealistic, says Europe’s top goalscorer Dobbie

Stephen Dobbie (right) is in his second spell with Queen of the South Stephen Dobbie thinks it is unrealistic to expect a “dream” Scotland call-up despite the veteran striker remaining Europe’s top marksman this season. Dobbie has scored 24 times in 16 appearances for Queen of the South. And it has led to a clamour […]

Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe gets tattoo for Bradley Lowery

Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe says “it means a lot” to him to get a tattoo in memory of his friend Bradley Lowery, the Sunderland fan who died aged six after a long illness. Defoe tweeted: “For you, my best mate.” Pictures from AFC Bournemouth.

FA ‘appalled’ by rape & death threats to England’s Carney

Karen Carney scored a penalty for Chelsea in the Women’s Champions League on Wednesday The Football Association has urged police to tackle abuse on social media after rape and death threats were made to England midfielder Karen Carney. Chelsea’s Carney, 31, received the messages on Instagram after Wednesday’s Champions League win over Fiorentina. The user […]

‘Only a matter of time until Man Utd successful again’ – Shaw signs new deal

Shaw scored in Manchester United’s win against Leicester City on the opening day of the league season Luke Shaw says “it is only a matter of time” until Manchester United thrive again after signing a new five-year deal worth a reported £150,000 a week. The 23-year-old’s current contract was set to expire next summer, with […]

Hart has nothing to prove on Man City return – Dyche

Joe Hart has started in all of Burnley’s eight Premier League games this season and has kept two clean sheets Joe Hart has “nothing to prove” when he returns to Manchester City as an opponent for the first time on Saturday, says Burnley boss Sean Dyche. The goalkeeper won two Premier League titles, an FA […]

Premier League should be ‘taxed’ to improve grassroots facilities – Former FA chairman

Wembley Stadium cost £757m to build but the FA was willing to sell it for £600m 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 […]

Two police officers could face charges over Taser death of ex-footballer Atkinson

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dalian Atkinson played for Aston Villa, Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday Two police officers could face criminal charges over the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson who was shot with a Taser. The ex-Aston Villa striker, 48, died in August 2016 after contact with officers at his father’s house […]

Luke Shaw: Man Utd defender agrees new five-year deal at Old Trafford

Shaw scored in Manchester United’s win against Leicester City on the opening day of the league season Left-back Luke Shaw has agreed a new five-year deal with Manchester United, worth a reported £150,000 a week. The 23-year-old England international’s current contract was set to expire next summer. Shaw’s progress has been disrupted by poor form […]

Premier League should be ‘taxed’ to improve grassroots facilities – Former FA chairman

Wembley Stadium cost £757m to build but the FA was willing to sell it for £600m 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 […]

Reggae Girlz make World Cup history – thanks to Bob Marley’s daughter

Cedella Marley designed Jamaica’s kit for the London 2012 Olympics Bob Marley is one of Jamaica’s favourite sons, but it is the late musician’s 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 […]