Carlos Tevez  waves farewell to the Boca Juniors supporters after their final game of the season at La Bombonera on December 18th. The 32-year-old  is due to join Shanghai Shenhua on an annual salary of €38 million. Photograph: Getty Images

What is the Chinese Super League? The Chinese Football Association Super League was set up in 2004 as part of an effort to modernise and streamline t(...)

Gareth Southgate has relieved England assistant manager Sammy Lee of his services. Photograph: Getty/Laurence Griffiths

Sammy Lee has left his role as England assistant as manager Gareth Southgate begins the process of building his own backroom team. Lee was drafted in(...)

Danny Mac and  Oti Mabuse, Strictly Come Dancing. Photo credit should read: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire

To quote the Nolan sisters, “I’m in the mood for dancing” - perhaps not right at this minute, but I do revel in the opportunity for an energetic boog(...)

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(...)

England  manager Sam Allardyce has had his contract terminated by the FA. Photograph: EPA

The cartoonist Mike Stokoe neatly sums up the madness of the England job with a wonderful little sketch that hangs from one of the walls of the Nation(...)

The gamble on Eddie Jones has certainly paid off for the English RFU. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

The pronouncements have echoed down the years. Tournament on tournament, underachievement after depressing underachievement. This time they have insis(...)

Brazil’s Hulk poses for photos with a nurse during a medical examination at a hospital in Shanghai. Photograph: Getty Images

Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk has joined Shanghai SIPG for a record €55.8 million, the Russian club said on Thursday. “Zenit and Shanghai SIPG hav(...)

Portugal goalkeeper Ricardo scores the winning penalty against England in Lisbon in 2004. Photograph: Getty

Euro 2004: Portugal 2 England 2 AET (Portugal win 6-5 on penalties) June 24th, 2004 Of all the heartbreaking failures England have suffered at major(...)

 Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

Leicester City arrive at the giddy place this weekend and who isn’t shouting for them? Ask any casual sports fan about what they think of the Foxes’ u(...)

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward. Photograph:  Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Not one investor in Manchester United questioned Ed Woodward on Louis van Gaal’s position as manager or the team’s performances during a conference ca(...)

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