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Hugh McIlvanney, journalist, born  February 2nd, 1934; died January 24th, 2019. File photograph: Francesco Guidicini/Sunday Times/PA Wire

Hugh McIlvanney’s life as a sports journalist resembled one of his perfectly crafted sentences: long, lyrical and rich with surprises. He was a scrup(...)

England fans watch Sweden vs England wearing masks of England manager Gareth Southgate. Photograph: Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes/File Photo

“I want to be back home as I hear they are having street parties.” Bobby Robson, July 1st, 1990: Cameroon 2, England 3 So far, there is only one play(...)

  Fans celebrate after England scored their second goal in the World Cup quarter-final against Sweden at  Croydon Boxpark  in London. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

With the population having already had the effects of prolonged good weather to contend with, anxiety levels in Ireland were further raised over the w(...)

  Diego Maradona   handles the ball past Peter Shilton of England to score

High noon, one blistering Sunday in Mexico City, and a quarter-final shootout between two arch rivals who hadn’t met in a World Cup for 20 years and h(...)

Jimmy Armfield with his Special Merit Award 2008. Former England captain Armfield has died at the age of 82, former club Blackpool have announced. Photo: PA/PA Wire

Few footballers can claim to have conquered quite so many aspects of the sport as Jimmy Armfield, the former England captain who is marked for greatne(...)

Former England captain Jimmy Armfield has died at the age of 82, former club Blackpool have announced. Photo: PA Photos/PA Wire

World Cup winner, ex-England captain and Blackpool great Jimmy Armfield has died at the age of 82. Armfield, who played 627 matches in 17 years for h(...)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be delighted with his team’s start to the season. Photograph: Reuters

Manchester City’s start to the season has been remarkable, largely because they are challenging records for two different types of dominance. Only Tot(...)

Gareth Southgate has been appointed as the new England manager. Photograph: Getty Images

Gareth Southgate was handed the onerous task of ending England’s decades of under-achievement at major tournaments when he agreed a four-year deal to(...)

England captain Wayne Rooney walks on the pitch on the eve of the World Cup 2018 football qualification match in Ljubljana. Photograph: Getty Images

England interim manager Gareth Southgate has taken the bold decision to drop captain and record goalscorer Wayne Rooney from the team to face Slovenia(...)

Tottenham Hotspur captain Danny Blanchflower holds the FA Cup aloft after his side’s 2-0 victory over Leicester City in the 1961 FA Cup final at Wembley. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

At the end they were made to stand in line and listen to God Save The Queen. It makes for remarkable viewing. Tottenham Hotspur had just won the 19(...)

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