JJB Sports went into administration in 2012 with the loss of more than 2,000 jobs following mounting losses and debts

The former chief executive of failed retailer JJB Sports, once a British household name, was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday for a £1 mill(...)

Wigan Athletic Chairman Dave Whelan: “We weren’t being disrespected. We used to say, ‘we’re going to eat in chingalings’. Photograph: Barrington Coombs/PA

The Football Association may take fresh action against Dave Whelan after the Wigan chairman became embroiled in another race row.The 78-year-old is al(...)

Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan has risked sparking further outrage after saying he used to call Chinese people “chingalings”

The Wigan owner Dave Whelan has risked further outrage among ethnic communities by referring to Chinese people as “chingalings”.In what was supposed t(...)

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan’s comments about Jewish people came in support of his club’s new manager Malky Mackay, himself at the centre of an FA investigation. Photograph: Barrington Coombs/Pa

Owen Coyle has admitted he was wrong to take the Wigan job last season, while revealing he had “blazing arguments” with chairman Dave Whelan during(...)

Jonathan Sexton goes off injured with Dr. Eanna Falvey against Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 25, 2014, 08:36

Katie Taylor’s fifth consecutive World championship title dominates the sports pages this morning and rightly so. Johnny Watterson has been ringsid(...)

Wigan Athletic Chairman Dave Whelan takes his seat before the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Middlesbrough at DW Stadium Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Browne/Getty Images

Roberto Martínez has a capacity to see the best in everyone and that certainly extends to the man who launched his career in English football and g(...)

2014 AIBA Elite Women’s World Boxing Champion Katie Taylor. Photograph: Doug McDermott/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing

Katie Taylor this morning put the icing on what’s been a fantastic weekend for Irish Sport. The Olympic gold medallist secured a fifth straight(...)

Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan gives the thumbs up from the stands ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match at the DW Stadium, Wigan. Photograph:  Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Dave Whelan has warned he will resign as chairman of Wigan if the Football Association punishes him for the controversy which has seen him labelled “a(...)

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea are not at the top because of an easy run, they are there because their rounded squad has been improved due to  astute buys by a  superb manager.

On August 16th Alexis Sanchez, all €40 million of him, made his Arsenal debut in a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Twelve weeks later, the man who bo(...)

 Cardiff owner Vincent Tan (above) has criticised Wigan chairman Dave Whelan and manager Malky Mackay, telling the BBC: “This is a racist chairman hiring a racist manager.” Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire.

The English FA has launched an investigation into comments Dave Whelan made about Jewish and Chinese people, following his appointment of Malky Macka(...)