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Sky Blues
Coventry’s Ramage joins Orient on loan 

17 Mar 16

League Two side Leyton Orient sign Coventry City defender Peter Ramage on a 28-day loan deal.


Cricket
Bell preparing for ‘toughest’ season 

16 Mar 16

Warwickshire skipper Ian Bell says 2016 will be the toughest season ever with Lancashire and Surrey in Division One.


Wolves
Wolves recall Wallace from Millwall 

16 Mar 16

Championship club Wolves recall midfielder Jed Wallace from his loan spell with League One Millwall.


Wolves
Wolves’ season is not over – Batth 

15 Mar 16

Wolves skipper Danny Batth says they will use the remaining nine games this season to make the fans proud.


Saddlers
Fleetwood Town v Walsall 

15 Mar 16

Live coverage of Tuesday’s League One game between Fleetwood Town and Walsall.


Blues
Birmingham take up option on Davis 

14 Mar 16

Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett thinks David Davis can be crucial to their play-off chances after the club extend midfielder’s deal.


Saddlers
O’Connor agrees new Walsall deal 

14 Mar 16

Walsall centre-back James O’Connor signs a two-year extension to his contract at the Banks’s Stadium.


Saddlers
Who was Football League’s star baker? 

12 Mar 16

Pies, miraculous comebacks and 70-minute delays – BBC Sport rounds up Saturday’s Football League action.


Wolves
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Birmingham City 

12 Mar 16

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


Saddlers
Chesterfield v Walsall 

12 Mar 16

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


Sky Blues
Blackpool v Coventry City 

12 Mar 16

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


Wolves
Wolves winger moves to Huddersfield 

11 Mar 16

Huddersfield Town sign Wolves winger Rajiv van La Parra on loan with a permanent undisclosed-fee deal to follow in June.


Saddlers
Whitney aims to create ‘successful pie’ 

10 Mar 16

League One Walsall’s staff and players can work together to create a “successful pie”, says interim boss Jon Whitney.


Wolves
Crawley sign Wolves striker McAlinden 

10 Mar 16

League Two side Crawley Town sign Wolves striker Liam McAlinden on loan until the end of the season.


Blues
Rowett critical of ‘inept officiating’ 

9 Mar 16

Birmingham boss Gary Rowett says his side were victims of “inept officiating” in their 2-0 defeat by Blackburn.


Wolves
Doherty form lifted by run of games 

9 Mar 16

Wolves defender Matt Doherty says his latest run of games has helped him to improve his form at left-back.


Wolves
‘Unsporting’ Wolves anger Johnson 

9 Mar 16

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson criticises Wolves for “unsporting behaviour” in the lead-up to their winning goal on Tuesday.


Cricket
Hain shows his class for Bears in Dubai 

8 Mar 16

Warwickshire youngster Sam Hain finds his touch on tour with the Bears in the Persian Gulf.


Sky Blues
Shrewsbury Town v Coventry City 

8 Mar 16

Live coverage of Tuesday’s League One game between Shrewsbury Town and Coventry City.


Cricket
County game to be restructured in 2017 

7 Mar 16

Only one team will be promoted from Division Two of the County Championship this summer as part of a restructuring.


Sky Blues
Football clubs ‘failing disabled fans’ 

7 Mar 16

Less than a quarter of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire’s football league clubs provide sufficiently for wheelchair users, the BBC finds.


Blues
Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City 

7 Mar 16

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s Championship game between Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City.


Saddlers
Whitney to take charge at Walsall 

7 Mar 16

Walsall first-team performance coach Jon Whitney takes charge of first team affairs after Sean O’Driscoll’s sacking.


Wolves
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bristol City 

7 Mar 16

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s Championship game between Wolves and Bristol City.


Wolves
Wolves lose Ebanks-Landell for season 

7 Mar 16

Wolves’ Ethan Ebanks-Landell is ruled out for the rest of the season as he undergoes surgery on a broken bone in his foot.


Saddlers
Walsall part with boss O’Driscoll 

6 Mar 16

Walsall part company with head coach Sean O’Driscoll after just 16 games after a run of six games without victory.


Wolves
Cambridge sign Wolves’ Ismail on loan 

5 Mar 16

Cambridge sign Wolves reserve winger Zeli Ismail on loan until the end of the season following his return from Oxford.


Saddlers
Walsall v Barnsley 

5 Mar 16

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


Sky Blues
Coventry City v Rochdale 

5 Mar 16

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


Cricket
Captain Bell an ‘example’ to Bears 

4 Mar 16

Warwickshire batsman Laurie Evans says that having Ian Bell as captain is already inspiring the Bears playing staff.


Sport
Murray gives Britain lead against Japan 

4 Mar 16

Andy Murray beats Taro Daniel to give Great Britain an early lead over Japan in the Davis Cup first round in Birmingham.


Baggies
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United 

4 Mar 16

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


Saddlers
Hiwula returns to Walsall on loan 

4 Mar 16

Huddersfield striker Jordy Hiwula rejoins League One promotion-chasers Walsall on loan for the rest of the season.


Wolves
Middlesbrough v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

3 Mar 16

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday’s Championship game between Middlesbrough and Wolverhampton Wanderers.


Baggies
Brunt likely to miss Euro 2016 finals 

3 Mar 16

Northern Ireland’s Chris Brunt looks set to miss this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament with a serious knee injury.


Blues
Birmingham City v Hull City 

2 Mar 16

Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday’s Championship game between Birmingham City and Hull City.


Sky Blues
Barnsley v Coventry City 

1 Mar 16

Live coverage of Tuesday’s League One game between Barnsley and Coventry City.


Saddlers
Walsall v Scunthorpe United 

1 Mar 16

Live coverage of Tuesday’s League One game between Walsall and Scunthorpe United.


Baggies
Brunt injury concern for Euro 2016 

1 Mar 16

Northern Ireland’s Chris Brunt is set to learn the extent of a knee injury which is feared may rule him out of Euro 2016.


Saddlers
Walsall need to be ‘careful’ with Henry 

29 Feb 16

Walsall boss Sean O’Driscoll says they have to be ‘careful’ in their handling of England Under-19 left-back Rico Henry.


Wolves
Wolves’ Saville ‘never doubted’ himself 

29 Feb 16

Wolves midfielder George Saville, their two-goal matchwinner against Derby, says he ‘never doubted’ himself.


Baggies
Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion 

29 Feb 16

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


Baggies
‘Form’ key to Berahino move dream 

28 Feb 16

West Brom manager Tony Pulis says striker Saido Berahino will get a big move if he produces his best form.


Blues
FA investigates ‘coin-throwing’ 

28 Feb 16

The Football Association launches investigations into alleged coin-throwing incidents at Stoke and QPR on Saturday.


Baggies
Berahino ‘is West Brom’s Kane or Vardy’ 

27 Feb 16

Saido Berahino is as important to West Brom as Harry Kane is to Tottenham or Jamie Vardy to Leicester, says Tony Pulis.


Sky Blues
Coventry City v Fleetwood Town 

27 Feb 16

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


Saddlers
Burton Albion v Walsall 

27 Feb 16

Live coverage of Saturday’s League One game between Burton Albion and Walsall.


Baggies
Berahino apologises for strike threat 

26 Feb 16

West Brom striker Saido Berahino says he regrets threatening to go on strike and apologises to the club and its supporters.


Sky Blues
I owe Pressley – Coventry’s Maddison 

26 Feb 16

Coventry midfielder James Maddison says he “owes Steven Pressley a lot” ahead of his old manager’s return to the Ricoh Arena.


Baggies
West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace 

26 Feb 16

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


Wolves
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County 

26 Feb 16

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


Blues
Queens Park Rangers v Birmingham City 

26 Feb 16

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City.


Sky Blues
Coventry keeper Burge out for season 

25 Feb 16

Coventry City goalkeeper Lee Burge is set to have surgery on his shoulder and will miss the rest of the season.


Saddlers
Walsall sign Bournemouth’s Wakefield 

25 Feb 16

League One side Walsall sign midfielder Josh Wakefield from Bournemouth on loan until the end of the season.


Wolves
Wolves sign Wednesday winger Helan 

25 Feb 16

Championship club Wolves sign Sheffield Wednesday winger Jeremy Helan on loan until the end of the season.


Wolves
Wolves on a rotten run – Jackett 

24 Feb 16

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett tells BBC WM that he feels “hurt” by his faltering side’s “rotten run” in the Championship.


Cricket
Bears sign young trio on contracts 

23 Feb 16

Warwickshire give Academy Development contracts to all-rounder Mark Adair, spinner Sunny Singh and batsman Ed Pollock.


Baggies
Arrest after coin thrown at footballer 

23 Feb 16

Police investigating a coin thrown at West Bromwich Albion’s Chris Brunt after their FA Cup clash at Reading make an arrest.


Baggies
Pulis chairman talks ‘at end of season’ 

22 Feb 16

West Brom boss Tony Pulis says he will hold talks about his future with chairman Jeremy Peace at the end of the season.


Wolves
Brentford v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

22 Feb 16

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s Championship game between Brentford and Wolverhampton Wanderers.