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Ross Barkley’s Everton career over as he looks for new challenge

Midfielder Ross Barkley’s Everton career is over after he told manager Ronald Koeman he wants a new challenge.

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Harald Brattbakk believes Celtic hold edge over Rosenborg despite first leg draw

Harald Brattbakk believes Celtic hold edge over Rosenborg despite first leg draw

Harald Brattbakk believes Celtic still have the edge over Rosenborg despite the Hoops drawing a blank when his two former clubs met in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier at Parkhead.

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Cricket Australia urges players’ union to renew talks to end pay dispute

Cricket Australia urges players’ union to renew talks to end pay dispute

Cricket Australia has called for the players’ union to take part in last-ditch talks over the coming days to prevent the long-running pay dispute going to arbitration.

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Novak Djokovic to miss rest of 2017 season with elbow problem

Novak Djokovic has announced he will miss the rest of the 2017 season to recover from an elbow injury.

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Adam Peaty lands second gold but Great Britain miss out in mixed medley

Adam Peaty experienced elation and disappointment in the space of an hour at the World Championships in Budapest on Wednesday.

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Jose Mourinho remains positive despite final-game defeat to Barcelona

Jose Mourinho remains positive despite final-game defeat to Barcelona

Manchester United’s American tour ended in defeat but Jose Mourinho returns home in a positive mood, having been impressed by his team’s improved second-half display against Barcelona and “special” player Paul Pogba.

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Spanish football chief Angel Maria Villar Llona quits UEFA role following arrest

Spanish football chief Angel Maria Villar Llona quits UEFA role following arrest

Spanish football chief Angel Maria Villar Llona has quit as first vice-president of UEFA following last week’s arrest in Spain on alleged corruption charges.

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Manchester City hammer Real Madrid in front of record crowd in Los Angeles

Manchester City hammer Real Madrid in front of record crowd in Los Angeles

Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-1 in the ICC Tournament in front of a record crowd at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

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Frank Warren certain Tyson Fury will return despite latest quit talk

Frank Warren certain Tyson Fury will return despite latest quit talk

Frank Warren has “guaranteed” Tyson Fury will reclaim the world heavyweight title after dismissing suggestions he has retired.

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No reasonable grounds for Newcastle tax fraud suspicion, court told

No reasonable grounds for Newcastle tax fraud suspicion, court told

No reasonable grounds exist for believing Newcastle United engaged in a suspected tax fraud, two High Court judges have been told.

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Britain’s breaststroke swimmers continue strong showing in Budapest

Britain’s breaststroke swimmers continue strong showing in Budapest

Great Britain’s breaststroke swimmers continued their strong showing at the World Championships in Budapest in the absence of Adam Peaty on Thursday morning.

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Celtic held at home by Rosenborg in Champions League qualifier

Celtic’s bid to reach the Champions League group stages stuttered with a goalless draw against Rosenborg in the first leg of their third-round qualifier at Parkhead.

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Alastair Cook digs in as England are made to toil for runs by South Africa

Alastair Cook’s dogged half-century kept South Africa at bay as England had to work hard for their runs on day one of the third Investec Test at The Oval.

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Drama at Yarmouth as horse wins wrong race at odds of 50-1

Controversy reigned at Yarmouth when it was discovered that the Charlie McBride-trained Mandarin Princess, winner of the opening two-year-old race, was in fact stablemate Millie’s Kiss.

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Tour de France champion Chris Froome targets Vuelta a Espana title

Tour de France champion Chris Froome will race in the Vuelta a Espana as he bids to become the first rider in 39 years to win both events back-to-back.

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Frank Buglioni given Friday deadline to accept Anthony Yarde fight offer

Frank Warren has given Frank Buglioni a deadline of Friday evening to accept his offer to fight Anthony Yarde before he finds an alternative opponent.

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Dawid Malan to make Test debut for England against South Africa

Dawid Malan to make Test debut for England against South Africa

Dawid Malan was confirmed as England’s third debutant in the third Investec Test against South Africa at The Oval.

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Stephen Moore steps down as Australia captain and reveals retirement plan

Stephen Moore steps down as Australia captain and reveals retirement plan

Stephen Moore has announced he will step down as captain of Australia immediately and retire from international rugby at the end of the year.

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Football rumours from the media

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say The Independent reports that Real Madrid’s £160million move for Kylian Mbappe could see Gareth Bale sold to Manchester United. Bale has made it known he is only interested in joining United if he leaves the Bernabeu but the move could yet be scuppered by United’s cross-city rivals after Manchester City who were reported to also be in the race to sign Mbappe.

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Roland-Jones to make England Test debut as Wood misses out with heel injury

Roland-Jones to make England Test debut as Wood misses out with heel injury

Toby Roland-Jones will make his England Test debut against South Africa at The Oval after Mark Wood was ruled out through injury.

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