AFL: what to look out for in round 18
Hawks can still falter; Collingwood should break their sorry streak; Sydney’s woes not over; Fremantle to canter home; Sunday’s promiseREAD MORE...
Liverpool omit Balotelli, Borini and José Enrique for final pre-season games
• Brendan Rodgers excludes trio for HJK Helsinki and Swindon matches
• Liverpool manager wants players off the books as he looks to trim squad
John Terry backs ‘top, top player’ Radamel Falcao to succeed at Chelsea
• Falcao scored only four goals in 29 appearances for Manchester United
• Terry: ‘Him and Harry Kane were the best players I faced [last season]’
Ashes 2015: David Warner blazes trail in exhibition of helter-skelter cricket
The third Test was almost over inside two days as batsmen on both sides reacted to pressure by hitting out rather than attempting to occupy the creaseREAD MORE...
James Collins sent off as West Ham lose two-goal lead against Astra Giurgiu
• West Ham 2-2 Astra Giurgiu
• Valencia 23, Zárate 51; Boldrin 71, Ogbonna 82 og
Sadio Mané inspires Southampton to victory over Vitesse on European return
• Southampton 3-0 Vitesse
• Pellè 36, Tadic 45 pen, Long 84
Crystal Palace agree fee of around £8m for Sunderland’s Connor Wickham
• Striker has been long-standing target for Palace
• Wickham to become Palace’s fourth signing of the summer
Australia captain Michael Clarke faces battle to retain his place
As the pendulum swings again in a compelling Ashes series and his run drought continues, the clock is ticking on Clarke’s Test careerREAD MORE...
Jimmy Anderson’s participation in rest of Ashes in doubt because of side strain
• Bowler picked up injury as England moved to verge of victory in third Test
• Anderson will be further assessed by medical staff on Friday morning
Steven Finn fires England to verge of victory with five-wicket haul
• Third Test, day two: Australia 136 & 168-7; England 281
• Finn takes 5-45 leaving England poised to take 2-1 lead in Ashes series
• Click here for the full scorecard at Edgbaston
Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad douse Mitchell Johnson fire to spark England
England’s eighth-wicket pair put on 87 runs to return Australia’s strike bowler to the role of pantomime villain and change the direction of the third TestREAD MORE...
Arsenal prospect Isaac Hayden ready to go to Hull City on loan
• England Under-20 defender highly rated by Arsène Wenger
• Hayden could get chance as defensive midfielder at Hull
Shalaa will be a sprinter next year, says John Gosden after Richmond Stakes
• Classy juvenile enjoys brief moment at top of Guineas betting
• Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot a more likely target
Newcastle sign Anderlecht’s Chancel Mbemba for £8m
• Work permit for DR Congo defender should be a formality
• Mbemba signs five-year deal at Newcastle
Ashes 2015: England v Australia, third Test, day two – as it happened
Moeen Ali’s 59 gave England a significant first-innings edge after a shaky start, before Steven Finn took five wickets as Australia collapsed, finishing on 168-7 to narrowly avoid losing inside two days as England took control of the third TestREAD MORE...
Tears of renown: Wilmer Flores offers rare proof that stars are just like us
There’s no crying in baseball? Think again. Wilmer Flores’s weepy Wednesday betrayed once more the myth of the superhuman sports heroREAD MORE...
Big Orange may go for Melbourne Cup after triumph at Glorious Goodwood
• Trip To Paris may also go to Australia after finishing a close third
• Runner-up Quest For More likely to stay at home for Ebor
PSG close to sealing £40m deal for Manchester United’s Ángel Di María
• French champions believe agreement for Argentina winger is close
• Di María failed to join United’s summer tour of America
Horse racing tips: Friday 31 July
The Corsican is napped to win the opener at Glorious Goodwood, plus tips for all six Friday race-meetingsREAD MORE...