Dean Francis dead: Tributes pour in as former British boxing champion loses battle with cancer aged 44

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Arsenal chief executive reveals exact date club decided to appoint Unai Emery as new manager

Arsenal pinpointed Unai Emery as their first choice to replace Arsene Wenger on May 10 – three days before the Frenchman’s final game in charge. The Spaniard was officially announced the Gunners‘ first new boss in 22 years on Wednesday. Emery takes over after leaving Paris Saint-Germain following a successful two-year spell in the French …

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan take part in brilliant penalty challenge – controlled by fans

Most football fans are familiar with playing as their heroes on the computer – but a select few have gone even furtther. A group of supporters were given the chance to control real-life players from Arsenal – attackers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and goalkeepers David Ospina and Petr Cech – in a penalty shoot-out. …

Roma ‘won’t sell Liverpool target Alisson for less than £88m’ as Italian club bid to keep No.1

Roma will reportedly refuse to sell in-demand goalkeeeper Alisson for less than €100million (£88m). The Brazilian has been linked with a move to Liverpool as boss Jurgen Klopp considers replacing gaffe-prone Loris Karius as his No.1. But Roma are determined to keep hold of the 25-year-old who has impressed for the capital club this season. …

Championship live scores and table on final day of season as Fulham and Cardiff battle it out to reach Premier League

Cardiff City are in pole position to go up with champions Wolves as they hold a one-point lead over third-placed Fulham going into the final round of matches this afternoon. Both contenders face sides who are not safe from relegation but Cardiff have home advantage against Reading while Fulham, who have the better goal difference, …

David Haye vs Tony Bellew LIVE press conference as heavyweight rivals come face-to-face ahead of rematch

Haye makes KO prediction David Haye intensified his mind games with Tony Bellew by claiming Saturday’s rematch will be “dragged out for as long as Bellew can stand”. The former WBA heavyweight champion is under pressure to revive his career at London’s 02 Arena and recognises that unless he avenges last March’s defeat, he will …

Were you watching, Steven Gerrard? Celtic thrash Old Firm rivals Rangers to clinch seventh successive title

If Steven Gerrard was under any illusions about the size of the job on his hands at Rangers, Celtic blew them away a stunning five-star display. The Liverpool legend is expected to be named as the Glasgow giants ‘ new manager this week after positive talks with the Ibrox hierarchy. But he would be forgiven …

Inside Anthony Joshua’s life – from net worth to heavyweight champion’s boxing record to his relationships

The UK has a long history of producing great boxing champions – and Anthony Joshua is well on his way to joining the pantheon of greats. He may have grown up a troublemaker on a council estate in London, but his rise to the top of the sport has been nothing short of spectacular. Joshua, …

James DeGale vs Caleb Truax LIVE updates as Brit bids to regain world title in super-middleweight rematch

DeGale will quit if he loses again Golden boy James DeGale admits he will quit if he cannot win back his world title. DeGale faces Caleb Truax in a rematch for his IBF super-middleweight crown after surprisingly losing to the American journeyman in December and says he will be finished if he is beaten again. …

What time is James DeGale vs Caleb Truax? Ring walk, TV channel and live stream information ahead of rematch

James DeGale will bid to save his career when he takes on Caleb Truax on Saturday. The Londoner will attempt to avenge the defeat he suffered last December when Truax outpointed him to take his IBF world super-middleweight title. DeGale had just recovered from shoulder surgery and rushed back into a title defence by Christmas …