Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish: was named under-21 player of the year at the 3-sponsored FAI International awards. Photograph: Reuters

Jack Grealish has signalled his intention to make himself available for the Republic of Ireland at the start of next season. Asked about his positi(...)

Dave Whelan has resigned as chairman of Wigan Athletic after 20 years in charge. Photograph: PA

Dave Whelan has resigned as the chairman of Wigan Athletic after 20 years in charge, with his 23-year-old grandson David Sharpe set to replace him at (...)

Alexis Sanchez scored the second for  Arsenal  against Hull City   at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters

Arsenal 2 Hull City 0When his number finally went up, the Emirates Stadium rose as one. There were 84 minutes on the clock when Alexis Sánchez was per(...)

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has been banned from all football activities for six weeks following comments he made about Jewish and Chinese people

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has been banned from football-related activities for six weeks over comments he made regarding Jewish and Chinese people, t(...)

 Manchester City’s Joe Hart in action against Crystal Palace  at the Etihad Stadium, a game in which City registered their eighth win in sucession. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Joe Hart is expecting Manchester City to go toe-to-toe with Chelsea for the title in what could be a titanic tussle but the goalkeeper said defending(...)

Arouna Koné of Everton will make his return to action on Thursday after 14 months out injured. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Arouna Koné has said it will feel akin to making his professional debut when he returns to the Everton attack on Thursday after 14 months out injured.(...)

Owen Coyle becomes the first former Premier League manager to land a head coaching job in MLS since Ruud Gullit. Photograph: Clint Hughes/Getty Images

Former Bolton Wanderers and Burnley manager Owen Coyle has been named head coach of the Houston Dynamo, the Major League Soccer club said on Tuesda(...)

Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan has risked sparking further outrage after saying he used to call Chinese people “chingalings”

The Wigan owner Dave Whelan has risked further outrage among ethnic communities by referring to Chinese people as “chingalings”.In what was supposed t(...)

Ireland’s  Darren O’Dea has joined blackpool on a month-long loan deal. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland international Darren O’Dea has signed a one-month deal with Blackpool. The Dubliner was a free agent, having left Ukrainian club Metalurh Done(...)

Wingman: Gerry Adams’s apology was backed up by Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty

What was your favourite apology of the week? There were so many that it’s hard to choose only one. Was it John Delaney eventually saying sorry? Maybe (...)