Following his England humiliation, Steve McClaren is under more pressure than most to bring back the smiles to St James’ Park.
Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak believes leading players now want to join Manchester City for more than just money.
Fifa has handed over computer data to the Swiss authorities investigating the World Cup bids for 2018 and 2022.
Brazil legend Zico says he intends to stand for the presidency of crisis-hit Fifa as it is his “duty”.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather has been named the world’s highest-paid sportsman of the past 12 months by Forbes magazine.
Former England and Derby County boss Steve McClaren is named as the new head coach of Newcastle United.