Newcastle have confirmed the appointment of Joe Kinnear as the club's director of football almost two days after he announced his impending arrival.
Fernando Torres has reiterated his commitment to Chelsea and is hoping he has a role to play under "demanding" new Blues coach Jose Mourinho.
Chris Froome believes he is ready to succeed Sir Bradley Wiggins as Tour de France champion and has backed his Team Sky colleague to respond from the disappointment of relinquishing his title without a fight.
Five-time singles champion Venus Williams has pulled out of Wimbledon because of a back injury.
British number one Laura Robson recorded her first win under new coach Miles Maclagan to reach the second round of the Aegon International in Eastbourne.
Thiago Alcantara inspired Spain Under-21s to European Championship glory, with the reported Manchester United target hitting a hat-trick as Italy were defeated 4-2 in Jerusalem.
Stuart Pearce has been informed by the Football Association he will not be kept on as England Under-21s manager.
Andy Carroll is on the brink of joining West Ham permanently after passing a medical with the Barclays Premier League club.
Leeds coach Brian McDermott was happy to forgive his side's defensive frailty as they overcame the absence of nine first-teamers to gain a 38-28 win over Widnes in their rearranged Super League game.
Hearts may have endured their "darkest day" by applying to enter administration, but MP Ian Murray believes they can recover from their problems.
Heather Watson secured her best win since returning from glandular fever to reach the second round of the AEGON International in Eastbourne.
Michael Clarke looks set to hand Australia a much-needed confidence boost by returning for their first pre-Ashes warm-up game against Somerset next week.
George Bailey admits confidence within the Australia camp is running dry following their early elimination from the Champions Trophy.
New Wigan manager Owen Coyle intends to exploit the Premier League loan system to get the Latics straight back into the top flight.
Andy Murray is not worried about the Wimbledon draw and would happily sign up to play Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals.
Justin Rose hopes his US Open triumph can inspire more English players to win major championships, but he also wants more of them for himself.
England are tantalisingly close to an "absolutely massive" achievement - this country's first 50-over global tournament trophy.
Super League champions Leeds demonstrated tremendous character, as well as their strength in depth, to overcome the absence of nine regulars and beat Widnes 38-28 in the rearranged match at Headingley
Australia will have to score at a rate of more than eight runs per over if they are to avoid an early exit from the Champions Trophy after Sri Lanka posted a score of 253 in today's final Group A game at the Kia Oval.
Justin Rose admitted he had realised a childhood dream after claiming his first major title with a dramatic victory in the US Open.
Leeds must learn to play without the inspirational Kevin Sinfield, starting with the visit of Widnes, as the England captain faces up to the prospect of a six-week injury lay-off.
Andy Murray was pleased to shake off any ring-rust as he claimed his third Aegon Championships title by beating Marin Cilic 5-7 7-5 6-3 at Queen's.
Daniela Hantuchova saw off Croatian teenager Donna Vekic to win her sixth career title at the Aegon Classic.
Scotland head coach Scott Johnson reacted with unrestrained fury at the yellow card shown to second-rower Jim Hamilton which played a significant part in letting South Africa recover from 17-6 down to beat his team 30-17.
Wales wing George North is currently rated as "less than 50-50" to be fit for next Saturday's first Test match against Australia in Brisbane.
Justin Rose spoke of his pride after winning the US Open at Merion.
Justin Rose survived a rollercoaster final round to win his first major title in the US Open and inflict further misery on Phil Mickelson.
Top seed Andy Murray came from a set down to defeat defending champion Marin Cilic 5-7 7-5 6-3 and seal his third Aegon Championships title at Queen's.
England overcame New Zealand and the Cardiff weather to book their place in the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy.
Phil Mickelson produced a moment of genius to get his challenge for the US Open back on track - but Justin Rose was right alongside him on a dramatic final day at Merion.
The final round of the 113th US Open got off to an extraordinary start at Merion, with a hole-in-one, a shank, a broken club and a volunteer being felled by a wayward shot from Luke Donald - and all before the leaders had played two holes.
Stuart Lancaster reflected on England's South American tour as a mission accomplished after watching his side beat the Pumas 51-26 in Buenos Aires and wrap up the Test series 2-0.
Tiger Woods has made an early move in the final round of the US Open in Philadelphia - but it was further backwards and came several hours before the leaders were due to tee off at Merion.
Joe Kinnear has confirmed his return to Newcastle as director of football.
Luke Donald and Justin Rose will aim to claim their first major titles and end a 43-year wait for an English winner of the US Open on Sunday - but doing so could make them the most unpopular men in America.
Top seed Andy Murray will face defending champion Marin Cilic in the Aegon Championships final at Queen's on Sunday, with the world number two pleased with how his game has progressed.
Graeme Swann today had to miss England's must-win Champions Trophy match against New Zealand because of a calf injury, and was replaced by his fellow off-spinner James Tredwell.
The British and Irish Lions have drafted former Wales wing Shane Williams into their team for Tuesday's clash against the Brumbies in Canberra.
Fergus McFadden scored a hat-trick for Ireland as they finished a difficult season on a high with a comprehensive 40-14 victory over Canada.
England bowler James Anderson has branded the claims of ball-tampering by Bob Willis "very disappointing and frustrating" and categorically not true.
England's limited-overs coach Ashley Giles denied his players tamper with the ball in the wake of allegations made by former captain Bob Willis.
Andy Murray came back from a set down to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6 6-3 6-2 and set up an AEGON Championships final against defending champion Marin Cilic.
Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) president Pat McQuaid has failed to receive the backing of Cycling Ireland's clubs in his bid to secure nomination for a third term.
Luke Donald, Ian Poulter and Justin Rose are in contention to end 43 years of hurt for English golf in the US Open at Merion.
England duo Christian Wade and Brad Barritt have been called up to reinforce the injury-hit British and Irish Lions squad in Australia.
Justin Rose and Luke Donald are on course to boost their chances of ending England's 17-year wait for a major champion and 43-year search for a US Open winner in a dramatic third round at Merion.
The third round of the US Open may have been behind schedule, but it wasted little time in getting off to a dramatic start at Merion.
Anyone wishing to heckle Sergio Garcia at the US Open was gifted some new material after the Spaniard took 10 shots to play the 15th hole at Merion.
Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter suffered a disappointing finish to his second round as the weather-delayed US Open resumed at Merion.
Justin Rose believes he is capable of ending England's 17-year wait for a major champion and 43-year search for a US Open winner at Merion this weekend.
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