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Blues
Former Wales forward Kinsey dies 

24 May 17

Former Wales, Cardiff City, Norwich City, Birmingham City and Port Vale forward Noel Kinsey has died at the age of 91.


Cricket
South Africa v Sussex: Quinton de Kock hits 104 as tourists win first warm-up game 

19 May 17

South Africa thrash Sussex by 66 runs in the rain-affected first game of their tour of England, which runs until early August.


Baggies
Pulis confident over Fletcher deal 

19 May 17

West Brom boss Tony Pulis is confident that captain Darren Fletcher will sign a new deal to stay at the club beyond this season.


Baggies
Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion 

19 May 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday’s Premier League game between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion.


Blues
Birmingham director Pavlakis steps down 

19 May 17

Panos Pavlakis resigns from the board of directors at Birmingham, having been in charge of the day-to-day running of the club.


Baggies
Lawro’s final-day predictions v rock band Royal Blood 

18 May 17

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on rock band Royal Blood in his predictions for the final day of the Premier League season.


Sport
Sharapova signs two-year deal to play at Birmingham 

18 May 17

Maria Sharapova signs a deal with the Lawn Tennis Association to play at Birmingham’s Aegon Classic for the next two years.


Blues
Groves named Blues first-team coach 

17 May 17

Championship side Birmingham City appoint Paul Groves as first-team coach on a 12-month rolling contract.


Blues
Peterborough sign Blues’ Tibbetts 

17 May 17

League One side Peterborough United sign young goalkeeper Jordan Tibbetts from Birmingham City on a two-year contract.


Baggies
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion 

15 May 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s Premier League game between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion.


Baggies
WBA wary of ‘extraordinary’ Taylor fee 

15 May 17

West Brom will not pursue Leeds full-back Charlie Taylor if the clubs cannot agree a compensation fee.


Baggies
West Brom to investigate crowd unrest 

15 May 17

West Brom are to investigate crowd disturbances during Chelsea’s 1-0 win at The Hawthorns, after nine fans were arrested.


Baggies
Nine held after West Brom v Chelsea game 

13 May 17

Football fans were detained on the night Chelsea were crowned Premier League champions.


Wolves
Lambert’s future at Wolves in doubt 

12 May 17

Paul Lambert’s role as Wolves head coach is in doubt over a dispute about who has the final say on signing players.


Baggies
Lawro’s predictions v Andy Murray 

11 May 17

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on tennis world number one Andy Murray in this week’s Premier League predictions.


Baggies
West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea 

11 May 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday’s Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea.


Baggies
Leeds’ Taylor ‘on West Brom’s radar’ 

11 May 17

West Brom boss Tony Pulis confirms the club’s interest in signing Leeds defender Charlie Taylor.


Sport
Strong field could await Sharapova in Birmingham 

10 May 17

Maria Sharapova will feature alongside eight of the world’s top 10 if she accepts a wildcard for next month’s Aegon Classic in Birmingham.


Blues
Birmingham keeper Trueman signs new deal 

9 May 17

Birmingham City goalkeeper Connal Trueman signs a three-year contract with the Championship club.


Sport
Sharapova to be offered Aegon Classic wildcard 

9 May 17

Maria Sharapova will be offered a wildcard for next month’s Aegon Classic in Birmingham following her recent return from a 15-month doping ban.


Saddlers
Hayles-Docherty signs deal with Walsall 

8 May 17

Walsall winger Tobias Hayles-Docherty signs his first professional contract with the League One club.


Wolves
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End 

5 May 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday’s Championship game between Wolves and Preston North End.


Blues
‘It should never have come to this’ 

5 May 17

Permutations and analysis as Blackburn, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham bid to avoid relegation to League One on Sunday.


Baggies
Burnley v West Bromwich Albion 

5 May 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Premier League game between Burnley and West Bromwich Albion.


Baggies
Lawro’s predictions v Kasabian 

4 May 17

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Tom and Serge from indie rock band Kasabian in this week’s Premier League predictions.


Saddlers
Saddlers manager Whitney lets seven go 

4 May 17

Walsall manager Jon Whitney releases seven players, but offers a three-year deal to goalkeeper Neil Etheridge.


Baggies
Bride weds in football kit-inspired dress 

2 May 17

Bronwyn Beale wanted to surprise her West Bromwich Albion-mad fiance.


Baggies
Pulis has Dyche in top three for season 

2 May 17

Burnley’s Sean Dyche is in the top three Premier League managers of the year, says West Brom boss Tony Pulis.


Saddlers
Walsall v Milton Keynes Dons 

30 Apr 17

Live coverage of Sunday’s League One game between Walsall and Milton Keynes Dons.


Baggies
West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City 

28 Apr 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City.


Baggies
Lawro’s predictions v Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar 

27 Apr 17

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar in this week’s Premier League predictions.


Blues
Birmingham City v Huddersfield Town 

27 Apr 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Birmingham City and Huddersfield Town.


Wolves
Derby County v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

27 Apr 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Derby County and Wolves.


Saddlers
Walsall v Port Vale 

25 Apr 17

Live coverage of Tuesday’s League One game between Walsall and Port Vale.


Baggies
Down’s syndrome team plays first match 

25 Apr 17

The Oxford Bulls play their first match after featuring in a video with Irish star James McClean.


Sky Blues
Coventry City v Walsall 

22 Apr 17

Live coverage of Saturday’s League One game between Coventry City and Walsall.


Baggies
Football pays tribute to Ehiogu 

22 Apr 17

Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu, who died aged 44 on Friday, is being honoured at football matches this weekend.


Blues
Aston Villa v Birmingham City 

21 Apr 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday’s Championship game between Aston Villa and Birmingham City.


Wolves
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers 

21 Apr 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Wolves and Blackburn Rovers.


Blues
Ex-footballer paralysed in pool accident 

21 Apr 17

Ex-footballer Joey Hutchinson is left in wheelchair with “life-changing injuries” after falling into pool.


Baggies
‘A hugely popular figure in the game’ 

21 Apr 17

Ugo Ehiogu, who has died at the age of 44, enjoyed a fine career and seemed destined for more success as a coach, writes Phil McNulty.


Baggies
Former England defender Ehiogu dies 

21 Apr 17

Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu dies aged 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday.


Baggies
Lawro’s predictions v Jermaine Jenas and Trevor Nelson 

20 Apr 17

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Jermaine Jenas and Trevor Nelson in this week’s Premier League predictions.


Baggies
Ex-England defender Ehiogu collapses 

20 Apr 17

Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu is in hospital after collapsing at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday.


Blues
Redknapp not paid if Blues go down 

19 Apr 17

Harry Redknapp says he will not be paid for his three-game stint as Birmingham boss if he fails to keep them in the Championship.


Blues
‘Four points would do it’ to stay up 

18 Apr 17

Victory and a draw will be enough for Birmingham City to maintain their Championship status, says new manager Harry Redknapp.


Blues
Redknapp named as new Birmingham boss 

18 Apr 17

Birmingham City appoint Harry Redknapp as their new manager following the resignation of Gianfranco Zola.


Saddlers
Walsall v Swindon Town 

17 Apr 17

Live coverage of Monday’s League One game between Walsall and Swindon Town.


Sky Blues
Rochdale v Coventry City 

17 Apr 17

Live coverage of Monday’s League One game between Rochdale and Coventry City.


Baggies
Dad hurt in stab attack joins club tribute 

16 Apr 17

A minute’s applause was held before the West Bromwich Premier League game against Liverpool.


Wolves
Leeds United v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

16 Apr 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Monday’s Championship game between Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.


Blues
Birmingham City v Burton Albion 

15 Apr 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Monday’s Championship game between Birmingham City and Burton Albion.


Blues
Blues players clash after Rotherham game 

14 Apr 17

Birmingham boss Gianfranco Zola says an argument between several players after the draw at Rotherham was “normal”.


Baggies
West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool 

14 Apr 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday’s Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool.


Saddlers
Shrewsbury Town v Walsall 

14 Apr 17

Live coverage of Friday’s League One game between Shrewsbury Town and Walsall.


Baggies
Lawro’s predictions v Sting and his son 

13 Apr 17

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Newcastle fan Sting and his son Joe Sumner in this week’s Premier League predictions.


Wolves
Wolves v Brighton & Hove Albion 

13 Apr 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday’s Championship game between Wolves and Brighton & Hove Albion.


Blues
Rotherham United v Birmingham City 

13 Apr 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday’s Championship game between Rotherham United and Birmingham City.


Baggies
Football tribute for stab death family 

13 Apr 17

A minute’s applause will be held for the Wilkinson family at West Brom’s game against Liverpool.


Baggies
Judge Berahino next season – Hughes 

10 Apr 17

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes says that fans should give January signing Saido Berahino time to make an impact.