England’s Daniel Sturridge watches his shot go wide in the second half against Costa Rica. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

England 0 Costa Rica 0 It’s unclear whether it’s what they meant when the England players talked on Monday about restoring some pride but the word fil(...)

England’s coach Roy Hodgson talks to his players during a training session in Belo Horizonte ahead of the final Group D game against Costa Rica on Tuesday. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

England manager Roy Hodgson will offer a glimpse of the future in Tuesday’s World Cup clash against Costa Rica. With their elimination already confirm(...)

England’s Steven Gerrard (right) consoles teammate Raheem Sterling (left) after he was shown a red card against Ecuador  at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, USA. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

England 2 Ecuador 2 Perhaps Roy Hodgson was correct and it was always a risk placing too much trust in a player of 19. Raheem Sterling is a pla(...)

Sunderland’s Fabio Borini celebrates after scoring  his side’s  second goal during the  Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion at the Stadium of Light. Photo:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Sunderland 2 West Bromwich Albion 0Miracles tend to be painfully elusive but Sunderland supporters now know they really can happen. Only three weeks a(...)

 David Silva receives treatment before being carried off during Manchester City’s 3-1 win over West Brom last night. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester City face an anxious wait to discover if David Silva can play a part in the last four games of their Premier League season after the(...)

Manchester City’s Pablo Zabaleta (centre) scores the opening goal against West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium last night

Manchester City 3 West Brom 1 There is a song that can be heard on n(...)

Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu celebrates  their winner at Sunderland. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Wes Brown’s own goal took Everton into the Champions League places as Sunderland’s relegation fears took a turn for the worse after a 1-0 defea(...)

 Chelsea’s Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring the second goal of his hat-trick in the Premier League game against  Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Premier League round-up: Eden Hazard’s hat-trick fired Chelsea to the top of the table t as Jose Mourinho’s troops took full advantage of costly slip-(...)

West Bromwich Albion’s Victor Anichebe celebrates after scoring the equaliser. Photograph:  Darren Staples/Reuters

West Brom 1 Liverpool 1A horrendous error by defender Kolo Toure gave Liverpool’s top-four rivals renewed hope after they were held to a 1-1 draw at (...)

Peter Berg: “I was interested in trying to capture that fight as it was written in the book. Reading it, it almost felt like a piece of orchestral music to me”

Harken, fans of movie miscellany and listology. Pop quiz. Is the shoot-’em-up between Taliban fighters and a four-man Navy Seal reconnaissance team at(...)