Avram Grant has resigned as manager of relegated English Premier League side Portsmouth, less than a week after leading the club to the FA Cup final.
Chelsea have completed the English Premier League and FA Cup double for the first time in their history after a hard-fought 1-0 cup final win over Portsmouth at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
FA Cup finalists Portsmouth will not be allowed to play in next season's Europa League, the English Football Association (FA) have confirmed.
Portsmouth will play Chelsea in the FA Cup final after an upset 2-0 extra-time victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the second semifinal at Wembley on Sunday.
There comes a point in each Premier League season where talk previously disregarded as wild speculation accumulates enough gravitas to be worth considering. And that time is about now.
Chelsea got their charge for the English Premier League title back on track with an emphatic 5-0 win at bottom club Portsmouth.
Arsenal climbed to the top of the English Premier League with a 2-0 victory over London rivals West Ham despite playing half of Saturday's clash with only 10 men.
Birmingham City avenged their FA Cup quarterfinal defeat at Portsmouth on Saturday, beating the English Premier League bottom side 2-1 to nudge them closer to relegation on Tuesday.
Portsmouth are facing a fresh legal hurdle in their battle for survival after being placed in administration.
New doubts have arisen over the future of Portsmouth after the struggling English Premier League club's administrator announced that Britain's tax department has mounted another legal challenge.
The future of English Premier League club Portsmouth was in doubt Friday after it was forced to go into administration with debts of around $90 million.
The man leading the administrator process for Portsmouth FC outlined three goals for the club. CNN's Kate Giles reports.
As Portsmouth become the first club in English Premier League history to go into administration, CNN explains the causes and the consequences of their financial implosion.
Crisis club Portsmouth are on the verge of becoming the first-ever English Premier League side to enter administration, unless a buyer can be found for them by the end of this week.
CNN's Justin Armsden reports from the British High Court where English Premier League side Portsmouth learnt their fate.
English Premier League strugglers Portsmouth have been given another seven days to sort out their dire financial situation following a hearing at London's High Court on Wednesday.
Manchester United returned to the top of English Premier League with a 5-0 crushing of crisis club Portsmouth on Saturday, while Liverpool kept their Champions League bid on track with a 1-0 victory in the derby against Everton.
It seems somewhat ironic that in these tough economic times, caused in many ways by bad credit, the best way to sum up football's latest transfer window is the word "loan."
With Portsmouth failing to avert an upcoming court appearance over millions in unpaid taxes, and West Ham's new owners claiming their acquisition made "no commercial sense," the plight of the two English clubs highlights the dire economic times that world football faces.
English Premier League bottom side Portsmouth have denied being formally served with a winding up petition by the Inland Revenue -- in a statement released by the club.
Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick as Manchester United condemned bottom club Portsmouth to a 4-1 home defeat in Avram Grant's first match in charge, which featured three penalties.
Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant has returned to management after being named by English Premier League club Portsmouth to replace the sacked Paul Hart.
Portsmouth have sacked manager Paul Hart following their poor start to the English Premier League season.
English Premier League bottom club Portsmouth have been hit by a transfer ban as their season continues to unravel.
Saudi Arabian businessman Ali Al Faraj has sealed his takeover of English Premier League side Portsmouth, becoming the second new owner of the side in six weeks.
Rock-bottom and financially troubled Portsmouth secured their first English Premier League victory and points of the season at their eighth attempt with a 1-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
In this early stage of the English Premier League season, experience has played a major role in two contrasting ways. The club at the top of the league is reaping the benefits of it, with Ryan Giggs flourishing for Manchester United. At the other end of the standings, judging by its current plight, rock-bottom Portsmouth hasn't taken heed of history.
The closure of the transfer window in the Britain marked the end of the close- season trading, with clubs all over the continent tying up last-minute deals to ensure their teams have fresh talent for the coming campaign.
CNN's Alex Thomas updates what's been happening as the English football transfer window closes.
Big-spending Manchester City continued their perfect start to the English Premier League season on Sunday, winning 1-0 at struggling Portsmouth thanks to Emmanuel Adebayor's third goal in as many games.
Michael Owen scored his first goal for Manchester United, and fellow-striker Wayne Rooney his 100th, as the English Premier League champions returned to winning form with a thumping 5-0 victory at Wigan on Saturday.
England striker Peter Crouch has completed his transfer from Portsmouth to English Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, ensuring he teams-up with manager Harry Redknapp for the third time in his career.
Portsmouth manager Paul Hart has confirmed the Premier League club have accepted a bid from Tottenham Hotspur for England striker Peter Crouch.
Middle-Eastern investment is continuing apace in the English Premier League despite the tough economic climate, with Dubai-based Sulaiman Al Fahim completing his long-awaited takeover of Portsmouth.
New Sunderland owner Ellis Short insists that he will not interfere on the football side following his takeover of the English Premier League club.
A United Arab Emirates businessman is to buy Portsmouth -- the Premier League club said on Wednesday.
Veteran Manchester United defender Gary Neville has received a surprise England recall for the World Cup tie against Kazakhstan and Andorra next month.
Newcastle United's relegation form showed no signs of abating in the English Premier League after a 0-0 draw at home to Portsmouth left the side in the drop zone, three points from safety with four games remaining.
Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick scored in each half as Manchester United beat Portsmouth 2-0 at Old Trafford to go three points clear of Liverpool at the top of the English Premier League table, with a game in hand.
Arsenal's 4-4 draw at Liverpool has handed Manchester United the advantage in the English title race as they entertain Portsmouth at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Premier League strugglers Portsmouth eased their relegation fears with a 2-0 win over Manchester City at Fratton Park on Saturday.
English Premier League side Portsmouth have axed manager Tony Adams following a nine-match winless streak in the league that has left the south coast club battling against relegation.
Liverpool breathed new life into their Premier League title bid as substitute Fernando Torres struck deep into injury-time to seal a thrilling 3-2 win at Portsmouth and return the Reds to the top of the table.
Manchester United pulled three points clear at the top of the Premier League courtesy of a 5-0 thrashing of bottom club West Bromwich Albion, breaking Chelsea's record by claiming an 11th consecutive clean sheet in the process.
FA Cup holders Portsmouth suffered the indignity of a fourth round exit to lower league opposition as Swansea City beat the Premier League strugglers 2-0 at Fratton Park on Saturday.
Portsmouth manager Tony Adams has signed former Arsenal colleague Jermaine Pennant on loan from Liverpool for the rest of the season.
Holders Portsmouth booked their place in the English FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 victory at Bristol City that lifted some of the pressure on new manager Tony Adams.
England striker Jermain Defoe has rejoined Tottenham after the north London club agreed a reported £15 million deal with Premier League rivals Portsmouth.
The transfer window opened on Thursday with West Ham chief executive Scott Duxbury admitting that the Premier League club are open to offers for every member of their squad.
Portsmouth have signed Algerian international Nadir Belhadj on a permanent deal after his successful loan spell with the Premier League club.
Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra will join Real Madrid on a four-and-a-half year contract after passing a medical with the Primera Liga club on Monday.
Premeir League side Aston Villa are through to the last 32 of the UEFA Cup, despite scrashing to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of minnows Zilina in Group F.
Struggling English Premier League club Tottenham sacked under-pressure coach Juande Ramos late on Saturday night, and Harry Redknapp then confirmed that he will take over as manager.
Seven-time European champions AC Milan were paired with English FA Cup winners Portsmouth when the group stage draw of the UEFA Cup was made in Switzerland on Tuesday.
Jermain Defoe scored a first-half penalty against his former club before Peter Crouch added a second, as Portmouth beat Tottenham 2-0 to leave Juande Ramos' hapless side rooted to the bottom of the English Premier League.
Last season's beaten Carling Cup finalists Chelsea brushed aside the challenge of Portsmouth with a 4-0 win at Fratton Park to reach the last 16 of this year's competition.
Brazilian striker Jo steered Manchester City towards the group stages of the UEFA Cup with his first goals for the club in a 2-1 victory at Omonia Nicosia.
The turmoil at Newcastle and West Ham in the past month is a good indication of how far the balance of power has swung among those who actually run English Premier League clubs.
Manchester United pocketed the first win of their Premier League title defense and only the second in the last six visits to Fratton Park with a 1-0 victory at Portsmouth.
Portsmouth have completed the signing of French defender Younes Kaboul from Tottenham on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Premier League champions Manchester United beat FA Cup winners Portsmouth in a penalty shootout to win the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.
Italian champions Inter Milan completed the signing of Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari from English club Portsmouth on a four-year contract on Monday, and then revealed no more players would be moving to the San Siro this summer.
Seven players involved in last week's Champions League final have been excused from England's trip to Trinidad and Tobago for their friendly international on Sunday.
FA Cup winners Portsmouth are planning a game against English league champions Manchester United in Nigeria during preparations for next season
Premier League Portsmouth beat second-flight underdogs Cardiff City 1-0 to win the FA Cup for the first time since 1939 and claim a place in next season's UEFA Cup competition.
Portsmouth and second division underdogs Cardiff provide the most unlikely FA Cup final pairing in years when they meet to decide the winner of the 127th edition of football's oldest competition at Wembley on Saturday.
Danny Murphy's 74th minute header saw Fulham escape relegation as a 1-0 win at Portsmouth completed a remarkable run of four wins in the last five games of the season.
John Carew and Ashley Young grabbed two goals apiece to keep Aston Villa in the hunt for a European place and leave local rivals Birmingham deep in relegation trouble.
Croatian striker Niko Kranjcar gave FA Cup finalists Portsmouth a 1-0 Premier League victory at West Ham on Tuesday
Premier League Portsmouth reached their first FA Cup final since 1939 with a 1-0 victory over second-flight West Bromwich Albion at Wembley on Saturday.
England international goalkeeper David James has extended his current deal with Portsmouth until the end of the 2009/10 season.
Barnsley, who eliminated FA Cup holders Chelsea and recent European champions Liverpool, to reach the semifinals of this season's competition, will meet fellow Championship side Cardiff City at Wembley next month, for a place in the final at the same ground on May 17.
Ayegbeni Yakubu scored twice as Everton re-opened a three-point lead over Merseyside rivals Liverpool in the race for the crucial fourth spot in the English Premier League with a 3-1 home win over Portsmouth.
Portsmouth's England goalkeeper David James saved a second-half penalty and the Premiership side moved into the last eight of the FA Cup when Preston defender Darren Carter conceded an own goal in the third minute of stoppage time at Deepdale.
Benjani Mwaruwari has finally completed his transfer from Portsmouth to Manchester City for an initial fee of $7.5 million.
Young Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, the only new cap in England coach Fabio Capello's revised 23-man squad for Wednesday's friendly against Switzerland, is likely to miss the game.
Jermain Defoe moved to Portsmouth from Tottenham on the final day of the transfer window but Benjani Mwaruwari's switch to Manchester City fell through.
Czech Republic striker Milan Baros has returned to England's Premier League after completing a loan move to Portsmouth.
Portsmouth have completed the signing of France midfielder Lassana Diarra from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee.
Just 24 hours after turning down the Newcastle job, Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp saw his charges slip to a 2-0 defeat at struggling Sunderland.
Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp missed his club's scheduled pre-match media conference on Friday as speculation increased that he would be soon be appointed as successor to Sam Allardyce at Newcastle United.
Portsmouth, about to lose four key players to the African Cup tournament, have signed 18-year-old Swiss striker Danijel Subotic on a three-and-a-half-year contract from Basel.
Manchester United strolled to a 4-0 away win over struggling Sunderland to return to the top of the English Premier League on Boxing Day.
Xavier Alonso is preparing to return to Premier League action hoping to help reverse Liverpool's fortunes after three successive defeats in league and cup.
Ryan Giggs scored his 100th Premier League goal as Manchester United beat Derby County 4-1 at Old Trafford and moved to within a point of leaders Arsenal.
Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp was upset by foul language directed at him from the terraces at Villa Park on Saturday.
Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has protested his innocence -- one day after being arrested with four other men in connection with football corruption charges.
Premier League side Portsmouth have confirmed that manager Harry Redknapp is one of five men arrested on Wednesday by detectives investigating corruption in football.
Chelsea moved to within three points of the top two sides in the English Premier League by winning 2-0 at Wigan.
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