Stephen Dawson: “The day was a whirlwind, I was taken away in handcuffs to a local police station and for the next 18 or 19 hours I was questioned about the accusations.” Photograph: Pete Norton/Getty Images

With two league games and a televised one in the FA Cup against Stoke City, the next 10 days will be big ones for Rochdale’s Stephen Dawson, but they’(...)

PFA chief executive Gordon taylor has apologised for drawing comparisons between the Hillsborough justice campaign and Ched Evans. (Photograph: Phil Noble/PA Wire)

The Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive, Gordon Taylor, has apologised to the Hillsborough families for comparing their campaign for(...)

Ched Evans: ‘Mob rule’ tactics have had the desired effect on sponsors. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

After five days of febrile debate, League One club Oldham Athletic have abandoned a controversial attempt to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans, claimi(...)

Oldham Athletic have refused to rule out the possibility of signing Ched Evans (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Oldham Athletic, a homely sort of club, have appeared frozen in the spotlight of scrutiny and adamant opposition to their plan of signing Ched Evans d(...)

Thousands of people have signed an online petition against the prospect of Oldham Athletic offering convicted rapist Ched Evans a route back into football. (Photograph:  Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

Thousands of people have signed an online petition against the possibility of the League One club Oldham Athletic offering convicted rapist Ched Evans(...)

 Ched Evans is set to join  a League One club, according to PFA chief Gordon Taylor. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

A League One club will hold a press conference on Monday in relation to the signing of convicted rapist Ched Evans, the Professional Footballers’ Ass(...)

Convicted rapist ched Evans has been told he will not be allowed to train with League One club Oldham Athletic or League Two outfit Tranmere Rovers

Oldham Athletic have denied they have offered convicted rapist Ched Evans the chance to train with the club.Reports on Sunday linked Evans with the Le(...)

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell, one of only two black football managers in the top four English divisions, celebrates with fans  Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Gordon Taylor claims “there is a hidden racism which holds clubs back” with the appointment of black and ethnic minority managers. English football’s (...)

 Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is treated by medical staff  after colliding with Everton’s Romelu Lukaku. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Andre Villas-Boas has launched a scathing attack on those who criticised his decision to keep Hugo Lloris on the field of play after being knocked unc(...)

 Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.  Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Hugo Lloris will report to Tottenham’s training ground tomorrow to be assessed ahead of the club’s Europa League game against Sheriff Tiraspol. Goalk(...)