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The new EFL Trophy will replace the Johnstone's Paint Trophy

New-look EFL Trophy snubbed by top clubs and criticised by fans

Stoke's Marko Arnautovic has signed a new four-year deal

Marko Arnautovic took his time before signing new Stoke contract

Brad Smith has joined English Premier League side Bournemouth

Defender Brad Smith signs for Bournemouth from Liverpool

A knee injury means Arsenal will be without defender Per Mertesacker for "months".

Arsenal on the hunt for defender after long-term injury to Per Mertesacker

Jason Day has had limited preparation for his US PGA title defence at Baltusrol (AP)

Jason Day running on empty ahead of US PGA title defence

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths scored a valuable goal against Astana

Leigh Griffiths goal earns Celtic valuable draw

Vladimir Putin is angry over Russia's athletes being banned from the Olympics in Rio

Vladimir Putin hits out at IAAF over athlete bans at Rio Olympics

England's Ben Stokes will miss the Edgbaston Test

England call for Finn and Ball as Ben Stokes absence from Edgbaston is confirmed

Manchester City have reportedly begun discussions with Everton over John Stones

Manchester City 'approach Everton about signing John Stones'

Spain's Sergio Garcia could make it five first time major winners in a row at Baltusrol

Sergio Garcia hopes the fifth time's a charm at Baltusrol

Kevin Pietersen, left, and Michael Vaughan have welcomed news of a potential radical overhaul of domestic Twenty20 cricket

ECB discussing domestic Twenty20 shake-up with counties

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis wants to see Arsenal win major titles.

Arsenal feeling pressure to deliver trophies says chief executive Ivan Gazidis

Paul Pogba is a wanted man this summer

Zinedine Zidane hints at Real Madrid interest in Paul Pogba

Russian fencing competitors will be in Rio

Russia squad for Rio Olympics could exceed 200 as sports roll out welcome mat

Ben Stokes injured his right calf on the final day of England's Test win over Pakistan at Old Trafford

England prepare for third Test around expected key absence of injured Ben Stokes

Richard Scudamore says the Premier League is "open-minded" about the prospect of a winter break

Winter break has more prospects than Richard Scudamore can remember

JT McNamara in full flow in the saddle

McCoy hails 'remarkable' JT McNamara

Roger Federer will miss the rest of the season

Roger Federer to miss rest of season

Chris Froome, left, could go for glory at the Vuelta a Espana following his third Tour de France win

Chris Froome could target further Grand Tour glory in 2016 at Vuelta a Espana

Gonzalo Higuain has joined Juventus

Gonzalo Higuain becomes third-most expensive signing after joining Juventus

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker will miss the start of the season

Per Mertesacker faces long injury lay-off

Rory McIlroy is in confident mood ahead of the US PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy in confident mood as he chases third US PGA Championship title

Lyon have rejected a bid from Arsenal for Alexandre Lacazette

Lyon rebuff Arsenal's offer of 35 million euros for Alexandre Lacazette

Greg Dyke felt the young England team had the potential to outplay Euro 2016 finalists France and Portugal

Roy Hodgson's England squad had enough talent to win Euro 2016 - Greg Dyke

Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko is sidelined for the first leg against Astana

Brendan Rodgers unfazed by Celtic's defensive crisis ahead of Astana clash

Leicester captain Wes Morgan won a shock Premier League title with the Foxes last season.

Wes Morgan urges Riyad Mahrez to focus on Leicester

Danny Willett (right) believes it is time to move on from his Masters victory

Danny Willett: Time to rediscover form that won Masters title

Nikita Lobintsev, pictured, Vladimir Morozov and Daria Ustinova's names appeared in Richard McLaren's report

Russia's Olympic hopes receive boost for judo and shooting ahead of Rio

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been sent home from the club's tour of the United States.

Mamadou Sakho sent home from USA tour to leave his Liverpool future in doubt

The Argentinian Olympic Committee expressed concern over two of the five storeys reserved for their team

Argentina express concern over state of athletes' village in Rio

Richard Scudamore has confidence in the future of the England national team

Premier League boss Richard Scudamore not worried by England's Euro 2016 show

Mauricio Pochettino is happy at Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino says he is happy at Tottenham following Argentina link

Wales international Joe Allen, pictured, struggled for playing time under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen makes Stoke switch

Sam Allardyce is the man tasked with revitalising England's fortunes

Jose Mourinho will be key to Wayne Rooney's England future, says Allardyce

RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie has hailed a new eight-year partnership with Premiership Rugby Limited

Rugby Football Union agree eight-year partnership with Premiership Rugby Limited

Kyle Edmund was beaten in the first round in Toronto

Kyle Edmund defeated in Rogers Cup opener

Yuliya Stepanova helped expose the extent of doping in Russian athletics

Doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova asks IOC to review her Rio ban

Chris Froome will take aim at the Olympics after securing Tour de France victory

Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a time

Aaron Cresswell faces up to four months on the sidelines

Injury blow for West Ham as Aaron Cresswell faces up to four months on sidelines

Three Russian swimmers have been banned from the Rio Olympics by FINA

FINA bans three Russian swimmers as it makes stance in doping scandal

Rangers' Niko Kranjcar, centre, scored his first goal for the club against Stranraer

Niko Kranjcar can cope with physicality of Scottish game says Mark Warburton

James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Pakistan's Shan Masood at Old Trafford

England hammer Pakistan to level series despite Ben Stokes injury worry

Old rivals Jose Mourinho, pictured right, and Pep Guardiola are in charge of the two Manchester clubs

Manchester derby in China cancelled

Alastair Cook's England have levelled the Investec Test series at 1-1 with two to play

Alastair Cook hails England character after Pakistan defeat levels Test series

Joe Allen has completed his £13million switch to Stoke from Liverpool

Stoke complete £13million Joe Allen transfer

Liverpool and Sevilla have been fined for crowd disturbances at the Europa League final in May

Liverpool fined by UEFA for Europa League final crowd trouble

Ben Stokes suffered a calf injury in the second Investec Test

Nervy times for England as Ben Stokes faces scan on injured right calf

Greg Rutherford has labelled the IOC spineless over its decision not to issue a blanket ban to Russian athletes

Greg Rutherford blasts 'spineless' IOC over refusal to ban Russia from Olympics

Ray Wilkins arriving at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court in London, where he was given a four-year ban for drink-driving

Four-year driving ban for alcoholic Ray Wilkins


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