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New York Knicks shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is excited about returning to London to play in front of the British crowd when they play against Washington Wizards in the NBA London 2019 match.

FRIDAY FEATURE: Arsenal coach Freddie Ljungberg has been speaking to the Islington Gazette about his role at the club in producing young players and says: ‘It’s good to be back’. Read on for Layth Yousif’s in-depth interview piece after speaking with the Gunners icon.

A Second World War veteran, former Islington councillor and dedicated trade unionist from Cally died last night – and cross-party voices today paid tribute to his life and memory.

England’s Laura Unsworth is looking forward to facing the Netherlands in their Vitality World Cup quarter-final at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre tonight (Thursday, 8.15pm).

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has accused the German football federation of racism, prompting the 29-year-old to retire from international football.

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has announced he is to quit playing for the German national side, slamming individuals at the country’s football federation, accusing them of revealing their ‘previously hidden racist tendencies’.

And so, after two days without any World Cup action, the quarter-finals began.

With the group stage of the World Cup in the books, how much can you remember about the opening round of games?

Jordan Pickford helped England end their penalty shootout hoodoo and reach the World Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Colombia in Moscow.

It’s coming home, they said. It very nearly wasn’t.

Mesut Ozil will wear the coveted No 10 shirt for Arsenal during the 2018-19 season – taking over the number from Jack Wilshere, who has left the club.

Which one of these five players is England’s greatest left-back of all time?

More World Cup action, more late drama as darkhorses Belgium come from two goals down to snatch an injury-time win over plucky Japan.

Who doesn’t love a penalty shoot-out?

Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews the first last-16 tie

Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lee Power previews the second round of matches

Islington had eight boxers in action at the 11th Haringey Box Cup at Alexandra Palace.

Brazil could have been the next casualty at the World Cup after Germany departed in the group stages of the competition earlier in the day.

Having beaten the World Cup holders Germany in their opening Group F fixture, Mexico were being tipped to go all the way.

Arsenal are closing in on £16 million Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos according to reports coming from Germany.

Gareth Southgate’s promising young England side look ready to make a mark on the world stage and help atone for the disappointments of recent tournaments.

Which one of these nine defenders is England’s greatest centre back of all time?

Arsenal’s new goalkeeper Bernd Leno has praised Jens Lehman as the £20 million signing from Bayer Leverkusen settles in at the North London giants.

The Spurs forward discussed the key quality instilled in the group since the Three Lions boss took charge of the team

Read German football expert and Arsenal writer Rosie Tudball on the German reaction to Bernd Leno’s departure from Bundelsiga side Bayer Leverkusen.

German goalkeeper Bernd Leno has agreed to join Arsenal from Bayer Leverkusen.

World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst is excited about England’s chances at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Read our World Cup blog which will be featuring over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews match one on day five of the tournament.

Gareth Southgate feels his England players are ready for action after a positive build-up to their World Cup opener.

Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews the first of three matches on day four

Who will also impress at this summer’s tournament and potentially force themselves into our all-time World Cup XI?

Strong bond between Clemence and son

Saturday, June 16, 2018

They are a father-and-son duo who both played for Tottenham Hotspur and Father’s Day this weekend will reinforce the strongest of bonds between Ray and Stephen Clemence.

Read our irreverent World Cup blog which will be featuring every day during the tournament. Today we have sports journalist Layth Yousif reviewing the first day of the eagerly-awaited tournament...

Everyone knows what happened in 1966, but how about the 1982 finals in Spain?

The Official History of the FIFA World Cup is the authoritative and complete story of the 20 tournaments to have taken place since the first in 1930.

Never mind who wins the tournament, who will score the most goals in Russia?

Which country will win the World Cup?

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

We look at the frontrunners for this summer’s tournament

Arsenal Invincible Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed U23 head coach

Most football fans will not know who all the singers are in the official Russia 2018 song, how to find Nizhny Novgorod or what formation Iran will use against Morocco, but there is one thing we can be sure of: there will be controVARsy.

From the Tango to the Jubulani, how many footballs from World Cup history can you identify correctly?

It’s who’s who of world football, a smorgasbord of the world’s best footballing talent. Almost…

England midfielder Dele Alli is capable of emerging from this summer’s World Cup as a “superstar”, according to Ricky Villa.

Arsenal’s Beth Mead and former Gunner Ellen White were named England Women’s Young Player and Player of the Year at The FA Women’s Football Awards in London.

The versatile Spurs ace discussed how he felt when he found out Harry Kane had been named Three Lions skipper for the 2018 World Cup

Islington Boxing Club saw their select side beaten by Germany’s 1860 Munich in their annual match last week.

Arsenal starlet Reiss Nelson is set to sign an extended contract deal with the club it has been revelaed.

Hackney basketball star Orlan Jackman said it’s always special no matter how many times you wear the England jersey, when speaking ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

International breaks are rarely welcomed with open arms by fans who miss their Arsenal fix – but for football lovers this week is serving up some tasty ties with 14 players from the club set to be amongst the action. Find out more with Rosie Tudball’s comprehensive round-up.

Reports from Germany indicate Arsenal are ready to pay Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno’s buyout clause.

Aaron Ramsey admitted the Europa League is now Arsenal’s best chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League, putting extra emphasis on their last-16 second-leg tie with AC Milan tonight (Thursday).

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