West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been charged with posting a comment on social media which was “was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brings the game into disrepute”, the Football Association has announced. Photograph: Daniel Hambury/PA

West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been charged with posting a comment on social media which was “was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or b(...)

Everton’s James McCarthy is conscious of how frustrating the team’s form has been for fans. Photograph: Marcel Bieri/EPA

James McCarthy wants Everton fans to keep faith with their team although he concedes performances have been far from good enough this year - leaving t(...)

Manchester United’s Dutch striker Robin van Persie reacts off the pitch after a tackle during the English Premier League football match between Swansea and Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea. Photograph: Justin Tallis/Inpho

Robin van Persie left the Liberty Stadium on crutches as Louis van Gaal branded Manchester United’s defeat at Swansea as “amazing”.Dutch striker Van P(...)

Qatar club Lekhwiya’s head coach, Michael Laudruop of Denmark, has overtaken Tim Sherwood as the favourite for the QPR job. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/Getty Images

QPR may find it difficult to make Michael Laudrup their “dream manager”, according to the Dane’s agent.The Hoops, who recorded a first away Barclays P(...)

The Premier League UK television rights for 2016-19 have been sold to Sky Sports and BT Sport for £5.163 billion. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Mark Leech/Getty Images)

The Premier League has announced a staggering 70 per cent increase in the value of its British television rights for the 2016-19 seasons with Sky and (...)

Burnley have been dealt a major blow in their bid for Premier League survival with the news Dean Marney will miss the rest of the season after damaging his cruciate knee ligament. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA

Burnley have been dealt a major blow in their bid for Premier League survival with the news Dean Marney will miss the rest of the season after damagin(...)

Swansea have opened talks to buy the Liberty Stadium, the city council has confirmed. Photograph: French/PA

Swansea have opened talks to buy the Liberty Stadium, the city council has confirmed.The Barclays Premier League club currently share the council-owne(...)

Arsenal’s Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez is set tp return for Arsenal’s next Premier League fixture. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

Chile striker Alexis Sanchez will be back in the Arsenal squad for Tuesday’s Premier League game against bottom club Leicester City as Arsene Wenger’s(...)

The 2015 Open will take place on the Old Course at St Andrews in July. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Live coverage of The British Open will no longer appear on the BBC from 2017 after the Royal & Ancient (R&A) announced on Tuesday that a de(...)

Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Diafra Sakho and West Ham for ‘a potential violation of Fifa regulations.’ Photograph:  Richard Sellers/PA

Fifa has opened a disciplinary case against West Ham and Diafra Sakho for a “potential violation” of regulations over the striker playing for his club(...)