football

FIFA referees chief praises VAR but sees work to be done

The experiment with VAR has pleased FIFA at the Confederations Cup but there is no commitment yet to use it at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
football

Kolarov keen on Lazio return

With only one year remaining on his Manchester City contract, Serbian left-back Aleksandar Kolarov is considering his next move.
football

Fiorentina put up for sale by Della Valle family

The Della Valle family saved Fiorentina in 2002 but have now put the club up for sale amid fan unrest.
football

Russian World Cup chief labels doping claims 'made-up news'

Claims that the Russia team at the 2014 World Cup were part of doping scandal have been roundly dismissed by Russia 2018 CEO Alexey Sorokin.
tennis

Djokovic to retain Agassi for Wimbledon

Wimbledon slipped from Novak Djokovic's grasp in a disappointing 2016 and he will seek to reclaim with Andre Agassi's support next month.
football

Like father, like son: Germain hoping to write his own 'beautiful' Marseille story

After his move from Monaco to Marseille was finalised, Valere Germain spoke of his desire to follow in his father's footsteps at l'OM.
basketball

He made me - Lue would hire Iverson as a coach

Tyronn Lue says his defense against Allen Iverson in the 2001 NBA Finals kept him in the league as a player.

Giro crash a Tour de France factor for Thomas

A collision with a parked vehicle ended Geraint Thomas' Giro d'Italia and the Welshman is still on the road to recovery.
football

New Nantes coach Ranieri wants to 'forget' Leicester

After being presented as the new coach of Nantes on Monday, Claudio Ranieri is keen to move on from his time at Leicester City.
football

Watford new boy Hughes: Premier League too hard to turn down

The chance to move to the Premier League by swapping Derby County for Watford was too hard to turn down for England U21 player Will Hughes.

Cavendish confirmed for Tour de France after glandular fever

Having been taken ill in the build-up to the Tour de France, Mark Cavendish's participation had been in doubt.
football

Parish surprised by Allardyce's Palace exit but excited by De Boer arrival

Sam Allardyce's exit from Crystal Palace was a surprise to Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish, who is excited by new boss Frank de Boer.
rugby

New Edinburgh deal for Lion Dell

Having made his British and Irish Lions bow against the Chiefs, Allan Dell has won a new Edinburgh contact.
football

No stepping stone: De Boer hopes to see out three-year Crystal Palace deal

Crystal Palace have chosen Frank de Boer to replace Sam Allardyce, with the Dutchman not planning to be another brief appointment.
football

Dutch courage needed? De Boer follows likes of Van Gaal & Koeman to Premier League

Dutch managers have a mixed record in the Premier League as Frank de Boer tries his luck with Crystal Palace.
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