Football Association chairman Greg Dyke plans contract talks with England boss Roy Hodgson within the next year.
Women’s Super League One debutants Sunderland stun defending champions Liverpool to win the 2015 season opener in Widnes.
Christophe Berra scores late winning goal for patient Scotland against a well-organised Northern Ireland side.
Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on a knee injury.
Martin Skrtel has his appeal against a violent conduct charge rejected by the FA and will serve a three-game suspension.
English football’s failings should not be blamed on the amount of foreign players in the Premier League, says West Ham’s Diafra Sakho.
Kevin Pietersen rejoins Surrey for the 2015 season as he steps up his bid to earn an England recall.
Sprinter Justin Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, signs a lucrative deal with Nike, while Tyson Gay is also set to wear the kit.
Former Burnley and QPR defender Clarke Carlisle says he feels “no shame” about his recent suicide attempt.