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January 19, 2018 3:28 PM Premier League FINALLY agree to mark the death of Cyrille Regis with clubs to hold minute's applause and players to wear black armbands

The Premier League have reached a late decision to mark the death of Cyrille Regis at each top-flight game this weekend. The governing body for England's elite division had no plans for a nationwide show of recognition but have changed stance since Sportsmail highlighted the widespread disbelief. It is understood clubs made representations to the Premier 7

January 19, 2018 12:53 PM Pele resting at home as hospital reports are denied by spokesperson

Brazil legend Pele is resting at home according to his spokesperson, who dismissed reports he had been taken to hospital with exhaustion. The 77-year-old was due to travel to London this weekend for a dinner held in his honour by the Football Writers Association (FWA). Pele - the only player to win three World Cups - withdrew and the FWA said he was being 6

January 17, 2018 7:42 AM Cyrille Regis tribute could be completed in two months and on display if fans can raise another £38k

The perfect tribute to Cyrille Regis is already close to completion and could be on display in West Bromwich within two months if another £38,000 can be raised. The Celebration statue has been designed to honour Regis, Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson, three black players who came together at The Hawthorns in 1978 and thrived at the heart of an iconic 11

January 17, 2018 7:00 AM Napoli considering summer move for Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet

Serie A leaders are in the market for a goalkeeper to replace Pepe Reina, whose contract expires in the summer. Napoli could make an approach for Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to replace Pepe Reina, whose contract at the Stadio San Paolo expires at the end of the season, according to reports. Football Italia reports that the Serie A leaders are also monitoring 17

January 16, 2018 5:00 AM Failed businessman turned to drug dealing to pay off debts

A FAILED businessman who turned to drug dealing to pay off his debts has kept his freedom because of his voluntary work for junior sport. Alex Brown, 24, had cocaine worth up to £6,600 in street deals when police stopped him near Sand Hutton on the A64 between York and Malton, said Rob Galley, prosecuting. Half the 85g of the drug was high purity, the rest was street 8

January 15, 2018 11:18 PM Titans fire coach Mike Mularkey after playoff win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Titans believe the potential reward from quarterback Marcus Mariota working with his third head coach in his fourth NFL season outweighs the risk of change. So now the Titans are looking for a new coach to replace Mike Mularkey and build off the franchise's first playoff win in 14 years to make them a true NFL contender 3

January 15, 2018 10:28 PM West Brom star Jay Rodriguez vows to clear his name after Brighton's Gaetan Bong accuses him of racial abuse

Jay Rodriguez has vowed to clear his name after being accused of racist remarks towards Brighton defender Gaetan Bong. One-time England international Rodriguez has been left upset by the allegation and vehemently denies using any racist remark when the two clashed during Saturday's game at the Hawthorns. Gary Mellor, the 28-year-old's representative 3

January 13, 2018 10:08 PM Spanish club Malaga fires Gonzalez after 4th straight loss

MADRID (AP) - Malaga picked former player Jose Gonzalez on Saturday to replace fired coach Michel Gonzalez, who was let go after the team's fourth straight loss in the Spanish league. The moves came a day after a 1-0 loss at Getafe that kept Malaga 19th in the 20-team standings. Malaga has lost every game since early December, earning only 11 points 6

January 13, 2018 9:00 AM Funeral date for lifelong Billericay fan Nigel, 57

The funeral of life long Billericay Town Football Club fan, Nigel Harris will be held at the end of this month. At 11am on Friday January 26, Mr Harris’s funeral will be held at Bentley Crematorium, Ongar Road, Brentwood. Mark Kettlety, who is organising Mr Harris’ funeral thanked everyone who had supported the family through Christmas and New Year. He said: “On behalf

January 12, 2018 5:12 PM Philippe Coutinho trains for the first time as a Barcelona player as Brazilian puts in solo session in hope of early return from injury to make debut

Philippe Coutinho has put in his first training session since his British record £145million move from Liverpool to Barcelona. The Brazilian maestro donned Barca colours on Friday morning and undertook a solo session, under the eagle-eyed watch of the club fitness staff and medical team. Coutinho is now gearing up to make his debut for the Catalan giants 7