Leicester City's appeal to register Adrien Silva has been rejected by FIFA.
The Foxes and the FA had asked FIFA to ratify the midfielder's transfer after the paperwork for the £22million deadline day move from Sporting Lisbon was submitted 14 seconds late.
It has been denied and Silva will now not be registered to play for Leicester until January.
Former Port Vale defender Neil Aspin has been appointed as the club's new manager.
The 52-year-old captained Vale before departing in 1999.
The League Two side are currently 22nd in the table.
Former manager John Rudge has become the club's new Director of Football.
Staffordshire swimmer Adam Peaty has been named in Team England's swimming team for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
22-year-old Peaty, who swims for Loughborough, has dominated sprint breaststroke swimming since 2014, winning the Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth titles over 100 metres.
Derby's Sarah Vasey and Mansfield's Molly Renshaw have also been selected.
The team already holds 17 Commonwealth medals.
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Midlands-based gymnastic stars Ellie Downie and Kristian Thomas have announced that Birmingham will host the 2018 Gymnastics World Cup.
The news is significant for the city as it continues its bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Tickets for the event at The Arena Birmingham are now on sale to the public.
Northampton Town have signed former Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis McGugan on a short-term deal until January.
The 28-year-old, who has also played for Watford and Sheffield Wednesday, moves to Sixfields on a free transfer.
McGugan has been training with the Cobblers for the past few weeks and has impressed manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
"He is an attacking, creative player who can make chances for others and he offers a goal threat from midfield, which is important for us," Hasselbaink said.
"Lewis has an excellent pedigree from a higher level and he is a good age with a fair amount of experience.
"He will be added to the squad for the Checkatrade Trophy game at Peterborough United on Tuesday."
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Teams behind the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 bid should know by the end of the year if it has been successful.
It was the only one submitted to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) before today's deadline.
The CGF said there are "continued expressions of interest and support from Canada, Malaysia and Australia". They will now review Birmingham's bid to make sure it meets all the hosting requirements needed for the Games.
"Bid documentation has been received from Birmingham, England and the CGF will now go through a comprehensive review and feedback process to ensure the bid meets the requirements of successfully hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
There have also been continued expressions of interest and support from Canada, Malaysia and Australia. At its Board Meeting in Sri Lanka on 5 and 6 October, the CGF Executive Board will receive an update on the current status of the 2022 selection process.
A final decision on the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games is expected by the end of the year.”
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