- Wilfried Bony signs for Stoke on season-long loan from Manchester City
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- England resist urge to rest players in full-strength T20 squad for Pakistan
- Chelsea look to Valencia’s Aymen Abdennour to solve defensive problem
- Samir Nasri: Man City midfielder joins Sevilla on loan
- Vera Caslavska: Seven-time gold medal winning Olympian dies aged 74
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- Stokes in England T20 squad for first time since world final
- Stoke sign Bony from Manchester City on loan
• Ivory Coast international joined City from Angers last summer
Jonathan Kodjia has joined Aston Villa from Bristol City in an £11m deal which could rise to £15m.
The striker has signed a four-year contract at Villa, who were relegated from the Premier League last term.Continue reading...
Bastian Schweinsteiger maintains that it is his dream to continue playing football under José Mourinho at Manchester United, despite the fact that the German has yet to feature for the club this season. Speaking at a news conference in Mönchengladbach, Germany, on Tuesday, Schweinsteiger says he there is no problem between him and Mourinho and that he will wait for developments over the next two months. Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty ImagesContinue reading...
- Boorman leaving gym owned by Biles’ parents for new position
- Biles is taking hiatus before deciding whether to return to sport
Aimee Boorman, the longtime personal coach of Olympic champion Simone Biles, is walking away from the suburban Houston gym that both called home during their rise to international renown.Continue reading...
• ‘It made us all look a bit silly,’ says coach Cockerill
Richard Cockerill has admitted a run-in with Italian military police in a branch of McDonald’s near Treviso has made Leicester Tigers “look a bit silly”.
Cockerill, the club’s director of rugby, has confirmed a number of Leicester players have been disciplined internally after an incident following the club’s 33-10 pre-season victory over Treviso on Friday 19 August.Continue reading...
• Gnabry nears move to Werder Bremen
Arsenal have announced the signing of striker Lucas Pérez from Deportivo La Coruña for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £17m.Continue reading...
• Spurs make new bid worth initial £21m for winger Zaha
Crystal Palace have announced the signing of the striker Loïc Rémy on a season-long loan from Chelsea and will reject Tottenham’s new £21m offer for Wilfried Zaha.
Palace confirmed the move for Rémy, who made just three Premier League starts for Chelsea last season, on Tuesday, with the club understood to be paying loan a fee of around £3m for the 29-year-old.Continue reading...
• Alonso has already agreed personal terms with Chelsea
Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal with Fiorentina for Marcos Alonso, with Antonio Conte’s side expected to pay a fee of around £20.5m (€27m).Continue reading...
- Over-by-over updates from the third ODI between England and Pakistan
- Ian Bell signs up for Big Bash but does not close door on England tour
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Eoin Morgan has no hesitation in deciding that an unchanged England will bat first on a glorious looking sunny day. Morgan swashes away questions about Bangladesh – ‘we’ve still got 10 days’ – and just says ‘today is a day for playing cricket’. Azhar Ali says he would have batted first also on this pitch, though he reckons it will still be a decent enough surface to bat second on.
Bits and bobs: In other news, New Zealand are currently toiling at 69 for four in pursuit of an already unreachable-looking target of 400 in the second Test against South Africa at Centurion, though given that they were seven for four at one point, it could be even worse.
Alastair Cook has confirmed his place on the tour of Bangladesh, and Ian Bell has signed up for the Big Bash but hasn’t ruled out fluttering his eyelashes and beckoning an England return should he get back near his best.Continue reading...
• ‘I know myself that Russia will be my last opportunity with England’
Wayne Rooney has announced the 2018 World Cup will be his final tournament with England after he was kept on as captain by new boss Sam Allardyce.
Rooney, 30, has led his country since August 2014 and is England’s record goalscorer having registered 53 in 115 appearances.Continue reading...
• Germany World Cup-winner rules out move to MLS
Bastian Schweinsteiger has told José Mourinho he could still help Manchester United if given a chance though the midfielder insisted there is “no problem” with the manager despite being excluded from the first-team squad.Continue reading...
What is it about Ian Bell? In his own quiet way he has been almost as polarising a figure as Kevin Pietersen over the past decade or so. For some he was the ultimate cult hero, the most aesthetically pleasing cog in the England machine, the often-overlooked glue that bound the flashier elements together. For others, he was a flake, a fairweather friend, a frustration. And each camp’s existence helped entrench the other.Continue reading...