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Petr Cech: Arsenal missing one year of the Champions League is ‘not a problem’

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech insists missing one year of the Champions League is not a problem but says the club must keep their star players if they want to return.

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Sarah Taylor inclusion a big boost for England Women – Mark Robinson

England Women’s coach Mark Robinson said Sarah Taylor feels like she is “starting a new chapter” after being included in the World Cup squad.

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Victoria Azarenka targets Wimbledon return following birth of son Leo

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka intends to return to tennis in time to compete in this year’s Wimbledon following the birth of her first child.

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Jones urging ‘one more big push’ from Manchester United in Europa League final

Phil Jones has stressed Manchester United have “no God-given right” to win Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax and must approach the game in the correct manner.

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Ben Stokes not bitter over missing out on Indian Premier League final

Ben Stokes enjoyed an “amazing experience” in the Indian Premier League but insists he has no regrets about missing the showpiece finale.

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Manchester United to play Sampdoria in Dublin friendly

Manchester United have announced they will face Sampdoria in a friendly at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium as part of their pre-season preparations this summer.

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Discus thrower Philippa Roles dies aged 39

Discus thrower Philippa Roles has died at the age of 39, UK Athletics has announced.

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Bookmaker pays out on John Terry substitution bets

Three punters have been paid out by a bookmaker which accepted bets on the specific time of John Terry’s first-half substitution at 100-1.

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Catalans Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous leaves post

Laurent Frayssinous has become the second Super League coaching casualty of 2017 after parting company with Catalans Dragons.

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Brydan Klein beaten in French Open qualifier

Britain’s Brydan Klein has been beaten in the first round of French Open qualifying at Roland Garros.

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IPC issues fresh warning to Russia

There will be no Russian team at the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships unless “something dramatically changes” very soon in regards to the country’s return from its Paralympic doping ban.

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Richie Gray and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne ruled out of Scotland’s summer tour

Richie Gray and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne have been ruled out of Scotland’s summer tour through injury.

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Swansea have set standard to avoid future relegation battles, says Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew believes Swansea have set the standard to prevent being involved in another Premier League relegation battle.

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Mark Reynolds and Kenny McLean in Scotland squad for England clash

Aberdeen pair Mark Reynolds and Kenny McLean have earned recalls to the Scotland squad for the World Cup qualifier against England.

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Ryan Moore shines as Dartmouth lifts Yorkshire Cup for the Queen

Ryan Moore was seen at his very best as Dartmouth delivered a Betway Yorkshire Cup victory for the Queen at York.

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Steve Agnew unsure of Middlesbrough future as players leave for summer break

Steve Agnew sent his Middlesbrough players off for their summer break not knowing if he will be there to greet them on their return.

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Andre Agassi becomes latest ‘super coach’ to teach the next generation

World number two Novak Djokovic has announced Andre Agassi, an eight-time grand slam winner, will coach him at the French Open.

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British and Irish Lions lose Billy Vunipola to shoulder injury

The British and Irish Lions must head to New Zealand without one of the most destructive forwards in world rugby after England number eight Billy Vunipola withdrew from the squad through injury.

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Wenger says atmosphere at Arsenal has been ‘absolutely horrendous’

Arsene Wenger admits doubts surrounding his future have contributed to an “absolutely horrendous” environment at Arsenal after they failed to qualify for the Champions League.

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Aguero and Kompany will stay at Manchester City, says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has promised Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany will still be at Manchester City next season.

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