A football referee has been banned for life for allegedly head butting a fellow referee during a junior football match.
It's Black Country day. We take a look at some of the well known people who grew up here.
The Chief Executive of Aston Villa Football Club Paul Faulkner has announced in a statement he is stepping down.
Nekoda Davis, who lives in Walsall, has won gold in the women's 57kg Judo event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
She beat Scotland's Stephanie Inglis in the final.
Andy Tennant from Wolverhampton helped Team England to silver in the 4000m team pursuit cycling event in the velodrome.
He rode alongside Sir Bradley Wiggins at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, as they lost out to Australia.
Pictures from BBC Sport.
Birmingham-born Jess Varnish earlier claimed a bronze in the 500m time trial cycling event at the Commonwealth Games.
Varnish's time of 34.267 seconds was enough to get her on the podium. One of the sports greatest names Anna Meares from Australia took the gold there. There was also a 6th placed finish for Solihull's Danni Khan.
Pictures from BBC Sport.
Derby County midfielder, George Thorne, has posted on social media of his devastation that he will miss up to 9 months of football action with an injury.
Obviously gutted doesn't really cut it, but I know how to handle it. Appreciate all the messages guys
Dont forget what the team achieved last year. Exciting season ahead & I'll join them for the run in. Look forward to seeing the iPro rocking
Derby County have been dealt a huge injury blow as new signing George Thorne has been ruled out of action for up to 9 months.
The 21-year-old only joined Derby last weekend after his transfer from West Bromwich Albion, but got injured during his first pre-season friendly against Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday.
Scans have confirmed he has injured his Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his left knee, and will have to undergo surgery.
Derby boss, Steve McClaren told the club website:
– Steve McClaren on dcfc.co.uk
At the time it looked to be innocuous as there was no-one near George and we thought he had just jarred his knee...
... It is a huge disappointment for George personally and we wish him a speedy recovery.
His team mates have taken to Twitter to send their best wishes:
Gutted for @georgethorne15 massive loss for us! But know he will bounce back again! Get yourself back for the run in bro x
Gutted for you @georgethorne15 hope the operation goes perfect.
The Commonwealth Games gets underway in earnest today.
Lucy Hall from Leicestershire, an Olympian from 2012, is among those taking part in the triathlon at Strathclyde Country Park.
The Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gets underway tonight in Glasgow.
Commonwealth Games 2014 facts:
- 71 nations and territories are taking part in the games.
- This is the 20th Commonwealth Games.
- The Games were originally known as the British Empire Games until a name change in 1978.
- 3,000 volunteers from all over Scotland are taking part in the opening ceremony at Celtic Park.
- The Queen's baton, containing a message from Her Majesty, has travelled for 250 days, visiting all of the 71 nations represented on its way to the opening ceremony.
- Although there will be 40,000 people watching the opening ceremony at Celtic Park, the global TV audience for the curtain-raiser is expected to be a whopping 1.5 billion.
Adam Dixon from Nottingham is in the hockey team for his second Games after narrowly missing out on a medal in Delhi four years ago.
19-year-old Omar Tafail from Birmingham is taking part in the wrestling event and is hoping to come away a winner.
The New Saints FC failed to reach the next round of the Champions League after losing 2-0 to SK Slovan Bratislava last night.
TNS are the current Welsh Premier League champions and are based in Oswestry in Shropshire.
They lost the Second Qualifying Round by 3-0 on aggregate.
Full time: TNS 0-2 SK Slovan Bratislava.
Barcelona winger Bojan Krkic has signed a four-year deal to join Stoke City, the club has announced.
The 23-year-old left the Spanish team after 15 years, having started out at the club's La Masia Academy before going on to make 162 first team appearances.
He's the second FC Barcelona player to be snapped up by the Potters, who also signed Marc Muniesa last year.
West Bromwich Albion have signed defender Andre Wisdom from Liverpool on a season-long loan. The England Under-21 international will wear the No.2 shirt at the Hawthorns. Wisdom, who spent last season on loan at Derby County, will fly out to meet his new team-mates at the club's pre-season training camp in California.
Meanwhile, Ben Foster has signed a new four-year deal with the Baggies.