Uefa president Michel Platini has backed Greg Dyke’s proposals to increase the number of home-grown players in club squads. Photograph: Reuters

Michel Platini has backed Football Association chairman Greg Dyke’s plan to increase the minimum number of home-grown players in club squads from eigh(...)

Harry Kane scored twice for Spurs in their 2-1 win over QPR at Loftus Road. Photograph: Reuters

Queens Park Rangers 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 QPR’s hopes of beating the drop received a major blow as Harry Kane underlined his England credential(...)

Sheffield United’s Jamal Campbell-Ryce (2nd left) scores his sides second goal of the game against Queens Park Rangers. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

QPR 0 Sheffield United 3It is a pleasant conundrum that Nigel Clough is used to by now, having guided Sheffield United to a third Premier League scalp(...)

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal scores the opening goal with a header during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers at Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Beating Queens Park Rangers at home is not something a side should get too excited about these days, especially one of Arsenal’s calibre, but this was(...)

THE BEST The Bloodied Field by Michael Foley (O’Brien Press, €16.99) A sports book, a history book, a thriller. Like a quietly determined geek wit(...)

QPR owner Tony Fernandes has dismissed claims Steven Caulker required hospital treatment for a head injury following an altercation at the player’s Christmas party

Queens Park Rangers have denied reports that the England defender Steven Caulker was involved in an altercation at the club’s Christmas party on Sunda(...)

File photo dated 20-10-2014 of Chelsea’s Manager Jose Mourinho during a press conference at Cobham Training Ground, Surrey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 3rd, 2014. Jose Mourinho will prioritise winning over remaining undefeated as Chelsea go in search of trophies. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Jose Mourinho has claimed Newcastle United raise their game specifically for contests against Chelsea and, as with other Premier League sides, treat o(...)

  Controversial Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been charged by the FA for an allegedly  racist and antisemitic post on Instagram.   Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Mario Balotelli has been charged by the Football Association for reposting an image of the Nintendo character Super Mario that prompted accusations of(...)

Footballer Rio Ferdinand: “People have a perception of who you are through the image that’s painted of you through the media . . . so Twitter allows me to present a real version of myself.” Photograph: Reuters

In the pantheon of technological luminaries gracing the stages of this year’s Web Summit, imparting wisdom and insight about the wide-ranging role of (...)

Rio Ferdinand, QPR footballer on the sport stage of Web Summit. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile 2:03

Soccer player Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he won’t appeal a three-game ban and £25,000 fine after directing a jibe on Twitter to a follower who had cr(...)