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Keith Gillespie reveals Ferguson role in four-fold pay rise at Newcastle

Scot acted as ad-hoc agent in transfer from Old TraffordGillespie was 19 and earning £230 a week before moveKeith Gillespie has revealed how Sir Alex Ferguson secured him a four-fold pay-rise when the Scot acted as his ad-hoc agent in the £7m deal that…

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Adams breaks duck as Southampton survive Manchester City onslaught

It is a moment that Che Adams will cherish forever. Making his 30th appearance for Southampton, following his £14m move from Birmingham City last summer, the striker finally scored his first goal for the club and what a goal it was.Seizing on a loose b…

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Southampton v Manchester City: Premier League – live!

All the latest from the 7pm BST kick-off at St Mary’s StadiumStephens: ‘I wanted to prove people wrong. I’d been written off’Email Simon your thoughts or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.23pm BST 23 mins: Cancelo slams in a cross/shot from the right, which reach…

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Sadio Mané gets Liverpool back on track against wasteful Aston Villa

The headline figures will come as no surprise. Liverpool maintained their 100% home record in the Premier League at the expense of a relegation-threatened team that has not kept a clean sheet on the road all season. Scratch below, however, and this was…

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Liverpool v Aston Villa: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 4.30pm BST kick-offKlopp’s Dortmund double can guide Liverpool’s second albumEmail rob.smyth@theguardian.com with any thoughts 3.59pm BST Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Villa Park in November, when they were a goal down with f…

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Burnley v Sheffield United: Premier League – live!

All the latest from the 12pm BST kick-off at Turf MoorLee: law should force UK clubs to hire more black coachesEmail Rob your thoughts 12.04pm BST 4 min: Disallowed goal! Robinson’s long, swirling throw is dropped by Pope and put into the net by Berge….

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Olivier Giroud puts Chelsea on path to comfortable win over Watford

At a chilly, damp, echoey Stamford Bridge Chelsea had too much guile and craft for an eager but limited Watford team.Goals from Olivier Giroud and Willian towards the end of the first half were enough to overwhelm opponents who spent much of the openin…

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David Moyes’s sorry Sunderland saga bodes ill for West Ham | Jonathan Wilson

The Hammers may survive this season but the prospects for the next one do not look good – just ask fans of the Wearside club now in League OnePerhaps this time the Ferryman will not accept the fare. Wednesday’s unlikely victory over Chelsea, allied to …

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Lewis Hamilton unhappy with some F1 drivers’ ‘complicit silence’ on racism

Briton says ‘some don’t understand what is happening’World champion Hamilton beaten to pole by teammate BottasQualifying had a familiar air as Formula One got back on track for the opening race of the delayed season at the Austrian Grand Prix. Mercedes…

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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-off at MolineuxScoreboard: all today’s latest scores and resultsHow they stand: the latest Premier League tablesAnd you can email Scott here with your musings 4.40pm BST Wolves make one change to the XI that started the…

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Manchester United v Bournemouth: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the 3pm BST kick-offLive scoreboard: the latest from all Saturday’s matchesHow they stand: the latest Premier League table 2.20pm BST Pre-match reading Related: Can Manchester United sustain revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjær? | Jamie …

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Talking Horses: Russian Emperor to outstay the favourite for Derby glory

If Serpentine goes hard enough to make this a true test, Russian Emperor is fancied to make his powerful finish count at EpsomA strong pace looks likely in Saturday’s Derby, since that would seem essential for the chances of Ballydoyle’s two main conte…

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Macclesfield face new relegation threat as EFL considers appeal

Appeal opens possibility of further points deductionClub given two-point penalty and £20,000 fine in JuneMacclesfield could yet be relegated to the National League after they confirmed the English Football League had appealed against a two-point penalt…

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Greenwood progress pleases Solskjaer

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the sky is the limit for teenage sensation Mason Greenwood, who has “developed fantastically this season”.

Greenwood netted the opening goal in United‘s 3-0 win over Brighton on Tuesday night to br…

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FedEx asks ‘the team in Washington’ to dump racist nickname as Nike pulls gear

FedEx asks team to change controversial Redskins nicknameNike appears to remove all Washington gear from online storeThe title sponsor of the home stadium for Washington’s NFL team wants the organization to change its name.“We have communicated to the …

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West Ham confident of no punishment for defaulting on Haller fee payment

Club failed to make £5.4m payment to Eintracht FrankfurtWest Ham reported to Fifa and indicate it will be paid soonWest Ham are confident they will not face any punishment after Eintracht Frankfurt complained to Fifa about the Premier League club defau…

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Alzarri Joseph: ‘I had to really put a performance out to remember her’

The young fast bowler, whose mother died last year when he was playing against England in a Test, has a simple aim: to be West Indies’ most successful bowler in historyAlzarri Joseph is a reluctant interviewee. He’s been snoozing all morning in the Old…

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Atalanta’s fairytale overwritten by tragedy but momentum continues | Nicky Bandini

Gian Piero Gasperini’s side continue to win relentlessly amid the shared trauma of a city that was hit hardest by Covid-19Not even Gian Piero Gasperini knew if Bergamo was ready to start watching football again this June. Before the coronavirus outbrea…

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The greatest: Monica Seles – warrior queen whose reign was shattered | Sean Ingle

Prodigy won eight grand slams as a teenager and was on track to break all records until a shocking on-court attackBest tennis players of the past 50 years? Have your sayShortly before his death in 1990, the tennis fashion designer, historian and author…

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Sir Everton Weekes, spectacular Steffi Graf and Lothar Matthäus loses it

Plus: Gooch and Smith, a journey into the mind of Roy Keane, the best of Nate Diaz and the Fash FC saga in full1) On Wednesday, we will celebrate the return of Test cricket with England taking on West Indies. So here’s Sir Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge fla…