football

De Gea Man Utd medical

Manchester United have closed in on signing goalkeeper David de Gea, with the 20-year-old undergoing a medical at Old Trafford on Monday.
tennis

Djokovic wary of Tomic

Novak Djokovic says hitting partner Bernard Tomic will be a dangerous Wimbledon quarter-final opponent because he has nothing to lose.
cricket

Captain Cook up for challenge

England captain Alastair Cook is looking forward to the challenge of adapting to one-day cricket when they meet Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
rugby

Phillips reinstated

Mike Phillips' indefinite suspension from Wales squad duties has ended.
rugby

Reds axis the target

No surprises for guessing one of the Blues' main roles will be to seek to contain the Reds' inside backs Will Genia and Quade Cooper in their Super Rugby semi-final at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday.
league

Bennett furious over hit

Wayne Bennett accused Manly prop Jason King of deliberately taking out youngster Kyle Stanley in a cynical foul as the Dragons centre sealed victory for his side on Monday night.
league

Hoppa sent off - again

He hasn't played at the top level since 2005, but rugby league bad boy John Hopoate is still finding ways to land himself in hot water.
tennis

Sharapova tames Peng

Fifth seed Maria Sharapova said she was prepared for the challenge of China's Peng Shuai, after her 6-4 6-2 win on Monday at Wimbledon.
tennis

Bartoli beats Serena

Defending Wimbledon champion Serena Williams was ousted in the fourth round on Monday, going down to 2007 finalist Marion Bartoli.
tennis

Serena sees improvement

Serena Williams said her fourth-round loss to Marion Bartoli at Wimbledon on Monday was disappointing, but admitted she can only improve.
tennis

Murray to serve up storm

British No.1 Andy Murray said his serve will be his strongest weapon as he prepares for a Wimbledon quarter-final against Feliciano Lopez.
cricket

Law new Bangladesh coach

Stuart Law will step down from his interim post with Sri Lanka to take over as Bangladesh's head coach, it has been announced.
tennis

Tomic continues fairytale

Australian prodigy Bernard Tomic earned a final-eight spot at Wimbledon, after beating Belgium's Xavier Malisse in three sets on Monday.
football

NZ sink to Japan

New Zealand have lost their Women's World Cup opener against Japan 1-2 in Bochum earlier on Monday.
cricket

DRS watered down

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has conditionally agreed to accept a watered-down version of the Umpire Decision Review System (DRS) - but only after getting their way with calls to virtually abandon Hawk-Eye technology.
football

Korean keeper admits match-fixing

A former South Korea goalkeeper has become the first player to confess to K-League match-fixing in return for a reduced penalty.
football

Nani unfazed by Young

Manchester United winger Nani has welcomed Ashley Young to Old Trafford despite the threat the former Aston Villa man poses.
league

Jennings races time

NSW centre Michael Jennings admits he won't know whether his injured ankle is fully healed until the end of the week – but utility Kurt Gidley is confident he can overcome his hamstring complaint in time for Origin III.
cricket

No runners anymore

The use of runners in international cricket is also set to be abolished while team captains face stricter sanctions for slow over-rates during matches.
league

Cronk's Storm warning

Melbourne Storm half-back Cooper Cronk has fired a salvo to the other 15 NRL clubs suggesting the league leaders have plenty of room for improvement.
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