Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley: billionaire is among several retailers interested in a deal with administrators. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Ashley seeking to rescue BHS Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley is bidding to rescue British retail chain BHS from administration. The Sunday Telegraph(...)

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley: he has learned that when you are a publicly listed company, the stock exchange expects things to be done in a certain way. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Why float on a stock exchange when you can raise the money privately? It used to be the case that companies would have to go public to raise a signifi(...)

Paul Krugman does not go ignored in Japan. Photograph: Reuters/Franck Robichon/Pool
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Image of the week: Rock-star economist Paul Krugman is big in Japan. The Nobel Prize-winning economist was in Tokyo this week to have a chat about (...)

 Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley in the picking warehouse at the firm’s headquarters in Shirebrook, Derbyshire. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Under-fire retailer Sports Direct has confirmed annual profits are under further pressure after founder Mike Ashley admitted the group was “in troubl(...)

Jonas Gutierrez has claimed he was frozen out at Newcastle United after he was diagnosed with cancer. Photograph: Getty

Former Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has claimed he was “frozen out” of the first team by the club’s hierarchy — which, he believes, vie(...)

 Mike Ashley: there have been revelations  about onerous working conditions at Sports Direct’s huge warehouse in Derbyshire and the company’s widespread use of zero-hours contracts. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Billionaire Mike Ashley is not one to back away from a fight, but will he be brave – or bolshy – enough to take on the British parliament? The combat(...)

 Rafa Benítez is the ninth manager to take charge of Newcastle since Mike Ashley’s takeover in 2007. Photograph: Biel Alino/EPA

‘Of course they can win it. I believe they will win with three games to spare.” Alex Ferguson, at least, doesn’t expect a late collapse from Leicester(...)

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager Rafael Benítez is the ninth man in charge of Newcastle United during Mike Ashley nine-year ownership o the club. Photograph: Getty.

Rafael Benítez is confronting possibly the biggest challenge of his managerial career after succeeding Steve McClaren at Newcastle United. The form(...)

Steve McClaren’s Newcastle are struggling in the relegation zone. Photograph: Getty Images

Steve McClaren has spent most of a vexing season in calm and measured mode but on Friday Newcastle United’s manager finally lost his cool and ended up(...)

The new owners have vowed to press ahead with plans to redevelop the Clerys site, amid rumours UK retailers have been circling the property. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

UK fund Cheyne Capital and D2 Private, Dublin developer Deirdre Foley’s company, have bought the Spire portfolio of retail outlets near the old Clery(...)