Business Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has posted a US$1.5bn loss, with its Australian and United Kingdom newspaper businesses suffering sharp declines in revenue and its Foxtel pay-TV business in Australia bleeding subscribers, new financial results for 2019-20 show. News Corp Australia and News UK revenue declined 16% and 13% respectively across the year. The results come in a tumultuous week for News Corp after James Murdoch resigned from the board citing “disagreements” over editorial content. Asian shares have mostly been lower. Investors are awaiting a US report on jobs later Friday for another gauge of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The pound is worth $1.311 and €1.108 while the FTSE is trending around 20 points down at time of writing. … [Read more...] about Friday briefing: Vulnerable children left in filthy cells, says custody monitor
Attacking midfield: Matheus Pereira (West Brom) Pereira made West Brom flow in the final third, providing a league-high 17 assists and scoring eight goals. It explains why Sporting Lisbon, his parent club, once inserted a €60m buyout clause. That the Brazilian was the most-fouled player in the league (115 times) speaks volumes for how defenders struggled to get to grips with his trickery. West Brom triggered a clause to activate a £8.25m permanent transfer in June. … [Read more...] about Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2019-20?
Left-back: Jamal Lewis (Norwich City) The 21-year-old, who competed for England in athletics in his teens, hit the ground running after missing the start of the season. Like Aarons, also poached from Luton’s academy, he has been a breath of fresh air. … [Read more...] about Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?
Wilder’s side started brightly and David McGoldrick just failed to connect with a Chris Basham cross in the third minute. The Ipswich manager, Paul Lambert, was forced to make an early change when Will Keane went off injured, with Trevoh Chalobah coming on in his place. … [Read more...] about Sheffield United on verge of promotion after Hogan and O’Connell sink Ipswich
While hailing the contribution of his young players, he said the best player was a 34-year-old who came into the game on the back of criticism for recent displays. “Ashley Williams was outstanding, man of the match by a million miles. I get asked all the time about the young players coming in but the older, experienced one are just as important.” … [Read more...] about Harry Wilson’s superb free-kick gives Wales win over Republic of Ireland