England’s passage to the European Championship soccer quarterfinals as a group winner was eased by a measure of good fortune and controversy in a victory against co-host Ukraine.
For some England fans, the 3,120- kilometer (1,939-mile) trek to a Ukrainian coal-mining hub for this month’s European soccer championship is a voyage too far.
Newcastle United signed defender Sol Campbell to a one-year contract, the Premier League club said.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
News Corp.’s News of the World tabloid, shut after reporters were caught hacking into voice mails, also regularly authorized reporters to pay public officials for stories, a former editor said in a court filing.
News Corp. agreed to pay designer Kelly Hoppen 60,000 pounds ($93,100) to drop her lawsuit against its now-shuttered News of the World tabloid for hacking into her mobile-phone messages.
Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti called for “character” from his team after the defending champion’s winless run in the Premier League was extended to three matches.
A former news editor at Rupert Murdoch ’s News of the World newspaper was one of two men arrested by London police as part of an expanded probe into phone hacking.
"At this stage of my career, I could not have wished for a better move."
- Sol Campbell on Jul 28, 2010