Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer stretches during his team’s training session in Saint-Denis. Germany will face France in their UEFA Nations League group A match on Tuesday night. Photograph: EPA

Germany coach Joachim Löw warned world champions France his side have “learned a few things” from their “painful” Nations League defeat to the Nether(...)

 Why is Mike Ashley still doing it? Is it really to plaster St James’ Park in Sports Direct logos? Is there not a simpler, less time-consuming form of advertising? Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA

Frank Brennan may not seem the obvious starting point for a match preview: Newcastle United host Arsenal in the Premier League this afternoon and Bren(...)

Atlético Madrid celebrate their Europa League win. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Marseille 0 Atlético Madrid 3 Another success for Diego Simeone and Atlético Madrid, and another success for Spain in the Europa League. Eight of the(...)

Marseille’s players celebrate in Salzburg, Austria. Photograph: Getty Images

Marseille’s dramatic extra-time decider which denied Red Bull Salzburg a place in the Europa League final was a “bitter pill to swallow”, the Austrian(...)

Swansea City have accepted a €16 million bod for Jonjo Shelvey from Newcastle United. Photograph: Reuters

Newcastle are closing in on January target Jonjo Shelvey after having a bid accepted by Swansea. The two clubs have reached agreement on a deal wort(...)

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s red card after 16 minutes left Newcastle with an uphill battle against Arsenal. Photograph: Getty

Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1 Fabricio Coloccini’s own goal handed Arsenal a hard-fought victory at Newcastle after controversial striker Aleksandar Mi(...)

Joe Kinnear (centre) has resigned as Newcastle’s director of football.

Alan Pardew appears to have won a major battle at Newcastle United following Joe Kinnear’s resignation as the club’s director of football late on Mond(...)