Derby manager Steve McClaren has declared Burnley certainties for automatic promotion despite delaying their return to the Premier League with a 2-0 win at Doncaster on Good Friday.
Liverpool’s form in pursuit of their first league title since 1990 has been acknowledged with three players nominated for the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Player of the Year award.
The real brutality of the Premier League’s schedule has resided in the timing of David Moyes’ return to Goodison Park, rather than in Manchester United’s opening fixtures, which left him muttering darkly about conspiracy theories last summer.
On a Wednesday afternoon in the directors’ suite at Newcastle, Alan Pardew’s phone beeped. It was official, Pardew was the Premier League manager of the season.
Sheffield United kept their slim play-off hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Stevenage after John Mousinho’s early own goal proved to be decisive.
Worcester Wolves and Sheffield Sharks remain locked together in the battle for second place in the BBL Championship after wins on Friday evening.
Bradford all but secured their Sky Bet League One future with a narrow but deserved 1-0 win over sixth-placed Peterborough.
Inverness Caley boss John Hughes believes his team should have taken more from their 0-0 draw with Aberdeen.
Interview: Disqualification from his home grand prix has not marred the Australian’s ebullience and tells Daniel Johnson is relishing keeping team-mate Sebastian Vettel on his toes
Glasgow Warriors took their unbeaten run to five matches as they beat Ulster 27-9, a win that moves them to within a point of their second-placed opponents in the RaboDirect Pro12.
Mike Brown’s decisive try continued Harlequins’ late charge for a place in the Aviva Premiership play-offs and ended Leicester’s seven-match winning league run.
Aberdeen missed the opportunity to widen the gap with Motherwell to six points in the race for second place in the Scottish Premiership as they drew 0-0 against Inverness on Good Friday.
Harlequins boosted their Aviva Premiership play-off hopes with a 24-20 victory over champions Leicester at the Twickenham Stoop.
Former Everton manager will be booed on his return to Goodison but only because he is now in charge at Old Trafford
The Scot returns to his old club for the first time on Sunday braced for terrace barracking over his bids for Toffees stars
Blues’ Ivory Coast international midfield talisman is on the six-man short-list for PFA Player of the Year but is not happy
Manager returns to Goodison for the first time since leaving for Old Trafford and admits animosity remains over his departure
Saint who remembers “cold, wet nights at the end of the earth” in League One looks a cert to play for England at the World Cup in Brazil
West Ham manager accuses rivals after a photographer was spotted spying on London side’s training session
Blues may pick Luiz at right-back against Atletico Madrid with Ivanovic suspended rather than move Azpilicueta from left-back