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  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores the winning goal for Arsenal past Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka during the Premier League match  at St James’ Park. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1 A little bit of a boycott and an awful lot of rain ensured that Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United reign began in downbeat mode as (...)

John Flint: ‘The understated Flint had become increasingly isolated in recent months.’ Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau, Getty

The humiliation of being sacked as chief executive of HSBC after less than 18 months in the role must be acute for John Flint, who has spent his entir(...)

For the year to the end of January, Jack Wills made an operating loss of £14.23 million

Sports Direct has won the bidding war for Jack Wills, adding yet another brand to Mike Ashley’s high street empire. Advisers at KPMG said Jack Wills(...)

Sports Direct chief executive  Mike Ashley: firm holds 19 per cent stake in Goals Soccer Centres. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA

Shares in Goals Soccer Centres, the football pitch operator at the centre of an unpaid tax dispute, are set to be delisted from the London Stock Excha(...)

Sports Direct chief executive Mike Ashley: delay in publishing results is latest in long list of missteps that have severely tested the retailer’s relationship with investors. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Sports Direct, the British sporting goods retailer controlled by Mike Ashley, said it may have erred in buying House of Fraser last year after problem(...)

Vodafone plans to create a separate European mobile masts company. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

European stocks nudged up in the final session of the week, as British, German and French stocks all finished higher. The tentative recovery came amid(...)

Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Sports Direct, the sporting goods retailer controlled by Mike Ashley, tested investors patience on Friday, issuing three statements saying it was stil(...)

Steve Bruce with new Newcastle signing Joelinton. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

At approximately the same time on Wednesday as Britain’s new prime minister stood in Downing Street outlining a prescription for change, Newcastle Uni(...)

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has expanded his empire with a flurry of deals, from House of Fraser and a disastrous investment in Debenhams to Evans Cycles, Sofa.com and Game Digital. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

It’s hard to shake off the feeling that Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct empire is finally careering out of control, derailed by a bewildering stream of il(...)

Sports Direct’s core chain has been a relatively resilient performer in recent years compared with a string of British retailers who have collapsed. Photograph: Reuters

Retailer Sports Direct has delayed publishing its annual results, warning that problems integrating its purchase of House of Fraser stores and increas(...)

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