August 5, 2019

Decay and decline: Seaside towns desperate for investment

A lack of investment, employment and "appalling" transport links are putting the UK's coastal towns at risk, according to the chair of a new parliamentary group tasked with helping seaside resorts.
August 5, 2019

Golf: Spieth risks oblivion unless he stops tinkering says Chamblee

Slumping Jordan Spieth might never find his way back from the wilderness unless he stops analysing his swing in such detail and returns instead to his natural ways, PGA Tour winner turned television analyst Brandel Chamblee said on Monday.
August 5, 2019

Rooney in talks over Derby player-coach role – reports

Former England captain Wayne Rooney is in advanced talks with Derby County about joining the Championship (second-tier) club as player-coach, Sky Sports News reported on Monday.
August 5, 2019

City and Liverpool resume duel with no sign of a challenger

The new Premier League season gets underway on Friday and -- for all the changes -- it is hard to imagine the battle for the title being too different from the last campaign.
August 5, 2019

Factbox: List of English league champions

English champions and runners-up since the league restarted in the 1946-47 season after World War Two:
August 5, 2019

Villa spending big to become Premier League staple again

Aston Villa are back in the Premier League for the first time in four seasons and have far outspent their fellow promoted sides in the transfer market but, as Fulham know well, money does not always buy you success.
August 5, 2019

Factbox: Major transfers by Premier League clubs – ins and outs

List of major transfers in the Premier League ahead of the 2019-20 season (all transfer fees as reported by British media):
August 5, 2019

City eye United’s league record despite European distraction

Manchester City's target this season will be to match Manchester United's record of three successive Premier League titles but, despite manager Pep Guardiola playing down their Champions League ambitions, Europe could act as a distraction.
August 5, 2019

Continuity key for Liverpool in quest for first Premier League title

Many managers have spent big in their pursuit of glory, but Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp has adopted a different approach ahead of the new season, trusting his current crop to end the club's long wait for a first Premier League crown.
August 5, 2019

Goals the big issue for returning Chelsea great Lampard

If Frank Lampard is still Chelsea manager in a year's time it will be because he has succeeded in solving the club's most pressing problem -- how to score without Eden Hazard.
August 5, 2019

Solskjaer gets second chance to re-set United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have the rare luxury of a "second honeymoon" in the coming season, but the Norwegian knows that this time he has to deliver a sustained upturn in fortunes for England's most successful club.
August 5, 2019

Indy poll shock is wake-up call for PM Boris to save the Union

BORIS Johnson has been urged to step up efforts to strengthen the Union after a poll found a majority of Scots now back independence.