Hearts defender Callum Paterson has been called into the Scotland squad for next Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.   Photograph: Richard Sellers/Getty Images

Hearts defender Callum Paterson has been drafted into the Scotland squad ahead of Friday’s European Championship qualifier against Republic of Ireland(...)

Jonathan Walters scores Stoke City’s second goal against Spurs  at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty.

Home is not so sweet at the moment for Mauricio Pochettino. Tottenham’s troublesome sequence in Premier League matches at White Hart Lane continued a(...)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has called Lewis Macleod into his squad for the visit of Ireland to Glasgow. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

When Scotland boss Gordon Strachan and his Irish counterpart Martin O’Neill stand in opposing dugouts at Celtic Park on Friday week, their shared hist(...)

Stoke City 2 Swansea 1Jonathan Walters’ first Barclays Premier League goal of the season capped a 2-1 victory for Stoke against Swansea at the Britan(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Jack Colback scores Sunderland’s third goal past against Newcastle United at St James’ Park. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 3: Alan Pardew was left alone to face a furious backlash as Newcastle succumbed to another humbling derby defeat by Sunderla(...)

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson  scores the equaliser against Southampton . Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Sunderland 2 Southampton 2: Adam Johnson struck for the fourth time in a week as Sunderland staged an unlikely fightback to snatch a Premier League ag(...)

Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs scores and own goal under pressure from Sunderland’s Phil Bardsley during the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg  at the  Stadium of Light. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Sunderland 2 Manchester Utd 1: Fabio Borini’s winner lifted Sunderland’s hopes of Capital One Cup glory as Manchester United slipped to a third succes(...)

 Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: His side struggle on the road. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

The Premier League’s three big spenders – Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Chelsea – had a combined outlay of £259.4m on transfers last summer b(...)

 Phil Bardsley of Sunderland scores past Costel Pantilimon of Man City in  the  Premier League match  at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 0: Two Manchester United old boys helped ensure that trips to Wearside are fast becoming a form of purgatory for Manchest(...)