Club has increased profit and turnover and saw the ratio of wages to turnover come down to its "desired range"
Sales at Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley's Sports Direct grew 2.6% to £771m over the Christmas period
Mike Ashley's company now has the right to buy 16.6% of department store, but will remain a 'supportive stakeholder'
All of the Nottingham-based chain's stores remain open
The chief executive said the results for the six months were solid considering the "adverse impact" caused by England's early departure.
The bargain price Sports Direct gyms, owned by Mike Ashley, will cost just £5 a month in fees in a bid to undercut rivals
Mike Ashley's sports chain Sports Direct has disposed of a 4.6% shareholding for a 'put option' over a 6.1% stake
New rules over zero hours contracts come into effect next month at the sportswear giant
The Newcastle United owner has provided Rangers with a £2m credit facility in return for two seats on the board
The Newcastle United owner increased his stake in Rangers earlier this month and now holds 5% of voting rights in the club
Mike Ashley's sport clothing retailer now has an 11.2% interest in the department store's shares, after investing a further £33m
Sports Direct - owned by NUFC owner Mike Ashley - is gambling on Tesco's fortunes rising
Alan Pardew has declared himself as happy as he can be with his side's 2-0 defeat to Manchester City
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is revelling in the "positivity" surrounding the club
A good summer in the transfer market means Newcastle United should start the new season in a much more positive frame of mind
Direct Golf UK says links with Mike Ashley's firm Sports Direct will help it become a leader in its field
NUFC owner Mike Ashley's firm Sports Direct is going up against rival JD Sports with plans to branch into fitness
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley's Sports Direct empire has enjoyed a surge in sales and profits with group revenue at £2.7bn
The furore over his shares allocation, and the desire to see employees benefit fully, was behind Mike Ashley's bonus rejection, the group said
Mike Ashley's Sports Direct tie-up with fashion website MySales will give the Newcastle United owner access to Australia and New Zealand markets