Dividing people into winners and losers might seem like weirdly reductive behaviour, but Alastair Campbell was once the British Labour Party’s director of communication and strategy, where he thrived on reduction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On the cover of Alastair Campbell’s new book, Winners and How They Succeed, there’s a big number “1” made from the names of the subjects and interv(...)

John Terry has signed a new contract with Chelsea until the end of the 2015/16 Premier League season. Photograph:  Eddie Keogh/Reuters/Livepic

John Terry has signed a one-year contract extension at Chelsea, committing to the Premier League leaders until the end of next season.The Blues announ(...)

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(...)

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has denied a charge of violent conduct after he stamped on David De Gea during Manchester United’s 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has denied a Football Association charge of violent conduct for standing on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea(...)

Jamie Carragher played 508 English Premier League games for Liverpool over 17 seasons.

Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher believes his old club needs Champions League football next season more than Manchester United and a win tomorrow(...)

Bono with his wife Ali and U2 band members Larry Mullen , Adam Clayton and The Edge, at the funeral of radio DJ Tony Fenton, at Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Not many people can persuade U2 to play at their funeral, but not many people are Tony Fenton. The Dude, as he was affectionately known to his friends(...)

Jared Payne of Ireland is tackled by Taulupe Faletau of Wales during the  Six Nations match at the  Millennium Stadium  in Cardiff. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

With the Hook man talking about Doomsday back in the studio, Brent Pope, when we visited him in Cardiff after the game, tried his best to reassure us (...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney applauds the fans after the match against Tottenham Hotspur  at Old Trafford, Manchester.  Photograph: Jon Buckle/PA Wire.

Manchester United defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 with a dominant display that enhanced their Champions League qualification hopes and dealt a serio(...)

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois  reacts after Dusan Tadic converts from the penalty spot for  Southampton in the Premier League game at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Chelsea 1 Southampton 1This was the third time Chelsea have dropped points out of their last four home games but when the initial disappointment subsi(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: “Jamie stopped playing a couple of years ago and, in two years, he has forgotten everything he did on the pitch. Mr Souness also, but he stopped playing a long time ago.” Photo: John Walton/PA

  José Mourinho has hit back at Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness for their criticisms of the behaviour of Chelsea’s players while exitin(...)