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Aston Villa caretaker manager Eric Black is the club's fourth boss of the season.

Players affected by staff job losses, says Villa caretaker Black

Manuel Pellegrini feels Manchester City could be at a disadvantage going into the Real Madrid clash

Pellegrini fears fixture scheduling could hamper City's Champions League hopes

Sir Bradley Wiggins did not finish the first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire

Wiggins abandons Tour de Yorkshire as Rio hopes take priority

Louis van Gaal hopes Manchester United can postpone Leicester's title party for a little bit

Louis van Gaal not embarrassed by Leicester's rise

Mauricio Pochettino is poised to extend his Tottenham contract

Mauricio Pochettino aiming to be Tottenham's Sir Alex Ferguson

Marco Fu inspects his cue after the tip fell off during his match with Mark Selby

Marco Fu overcomes tip trouble while Ding Junhui goes close to Crucible 147

Shane Sutton stood down as British Cycling technical director on Wednesday

Review into discrimination allegations at British Cycling to conclude after Rio

Lewis Hamilton recorded a lap time of one minute and 37.583 seconds at the Sochi Autodrome (AP)

Lewis Hamilton cautious about Sochi win prospects despite fastest practice time

Simon Yates tested positive following an administrative error, his Orica-GreenEdge team have admitted

British Cycling facing further criticism following Yates' failed drugs test

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has taken the Foxes to the brink of the Barclays Premier League title

Claudio Ranieri urges Leicester to secure happy ending

Rob Andrew will leave the Rugby Football Union at the end of this season with Nigel Melville replacing him as director of professional rugby

Andrew to leave RFU after 10 years, with Nigel Melville arriving from USA Rugby

Middlesbrough's Gaston Ramirez scores in their 2-2 draw at Birmingham.

Middlesbrough held to controversial draw at Birmingham

Arsene Wenger has consistently led Arsenal to qualification to the Champions League

Arsene Wenger asks for perspective from Arsenal fans

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce says Crystal Palace will have 'been on the pop'

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce: I'd bet on Newcastle beating Crystal Palace

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is happy to bide his time

Ronald Koeman in no rush to sign new Southampton contract

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has been linked as a potential candidate to replace Roberto Martinez at Everton

Eddie Howe reaffirms commitment to Bournemouth amid Everton job speculation

Serena Williams will miss the Madrid Open because of flu

Illness rules Serena Williams out of the Madrid Open

Jason Roy, left, and Kumar Sangakkara are Surrey team-mates

Kumar Sangakkara: Jason Roy has more ability than I have

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is unhappy about Sunday's kick-off time.

Sunday lunch kick-off time is unappetising for Jurgen Klopp

Quique Sanchez Flores' Watford host Aston Villa on Saturday.

Quique Sanchez Flores admits doubts over his Watford future will affect players

JAred Goff was the first pick of the 2016 NFL Draft

Jared Goff receives first pick of 2016 NFL Draft

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford has signed a new three-year deal

Hull coach Lee Radford extends contract to 2019

Simon Yates has tested positive for Terbutaline

Britain's Simon Yates fails drug test, Orica-GreenEdge take responsibility

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, second from right, has been handed a three-match ban

Football Association ends Dele Alli's season with 3-match violent conduct ban

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mamadou Sakho following the Liverpool defender's failed drugs test

UEFA opens proceedings against Mamadou Sakho over failed drugs test

Shane Sutton has left British Cycling

British Cycling chief Ian Drake faces awkward questions about "culture of fear"

Gabby Agbonlahor is Aston Villa's club captain and longest serving player

Agbonlahor steps down as captain and says sorry, while Villa fine and warn him

Lewis Hamilton, pictured, insists he is not taking his pursuit of Nico Rosberg lightly

Lewis Hamilton eyes 'steep mountain to climb' after falling behind in title race

Liverpool will pay an initial £6.5million for striker Danny Ings, who joined from Burnley last summer.

Liverpool must pay Burnley £6.5million for striker Danny Ings, tribunal rules

Jurgen Klopp has backed Liverpool in the second leg at Anfield

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp issues Anfield warning to Villarreal

Carl Frampton, pictured, defeated Scott Quigg in an all-British showdown in February

Carl Frampton to fight Leo Santa Cruz in New York on July 30

England boss Eddie Jones has strengthened his coaching staff with the appointment of Neal Hatley as scrum specialist

Neal Hatley confirmed as England scrum coach

Roberto Firmino hit the post for Liverpool.

Liverpool undone in injury time in Europa League tie in Villarreal

Saracens flanker Jacques Burger will retire from rugby following this weekend's Aviva Premiership game against Newcastle

Saracens flanker Jacques Burger set to retire

Michel Platini, pictured, and Sepp Blatter were punished in December over a 2million Swiss francs 'disloyal payment'

Court of Arbitration for Sport set to hear Michel Platini's appeal against ban

Aaron Cresswell has enjoyed another successful campaign with West Ham

Slaven Bilic confident Aaron Cresswell will remain at West Ham

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is confident his players have the mettle for a Europa League semi-final

Jurgen Klopp has not had to stress importance of semi-final to Liverpool players

Widnes coach Denis Betts will be Wayne Bennett's right-hand man for the 2016 Four Nations Series

Denis Betts confirmed as England assistant coach

Mark Clattenburg will referee his first FA Cup final this season

Mark Clattenburg to referee FA Cup final

Under-fire Roberto Martinez wants to be judged over his full three seasons in charge of Everton

Roberto Martinez calls on critics to judge him on three years, not three months

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is reportedly wanted by Everton

Football rumours from the UK media

Goalkeeper Joe Hart played a key role in Manchester City's Champions League draw with Real Madrid

Joe Hart: Goalless draw leaves Manchester City in strong position

Wladimir Klitschko (right) is not happy with what Tyson Fury (left) has said

Wladimir Klitschko hits out at Tyson Fury over comments

Mark Selby, left, knocked out qualifier Kyren Wilson to reach the semi-finals of the World Championships

Marco Fu withstands Barry Hawkins fightback to reach semi-finals

Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid take a 1-0 lead to Tuesday's clash at Allianz Arena

Diego Simeone content as Atletico Madrid gain first-leg advantage over Bayern

David Crompton has been suspended over his response to Hillsborough.

South Yorkshire Police chief constable suspended over Hillsborough

Kevin Sinfield is bringing his illustrious career to an end

Kevin Sinfield: No regrets over union switch but time is right to hang up boots

Owen Farrell has been banned for two weeks

Graham Rowntree: Joe Marler will bounce back from second ban in rapid succession

Mamadou Sakho failed a drugs test

Jurgen Klopp backs Liverpool handling of Mamadou Sakho after failed drugs test

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