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Frank Warren certain Tyson Fury will return despite latest quit talk

Frank Warren has “guaranteed” Tyson Fury will reclaim the world heavyweight title after dismissing suggestions he has retired.

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Manchester City hammer Real Madrid in front of record crowd in Los Angeles

Manchester City hammer Real Madrid in front of record crowd in Los Angeles

Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-1 in the ICC Tournament in front of a record crowd at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

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Leighton Baines gives Everton a slender lead in Europa League tie

Wayne Rooney’s Everton return threatened to turn into embarrassment before captain Leighton Baines struck to give his side a slender first leg lead in their Europa League third qualifying round clash with Ruzemberok.

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say The Sun reports that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is keen to take Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Stamford Bridge. The Italian is said to be planning a £50million swoop for the pair as he looks to beef up his ‘home-grown’ player pool ahead of the new season.

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Joey Barton ban reduced to 13 months

Joey Barton’s 18-month ban for breaking Football Association betting rules has been reduced to 13 months, the governing body has announced.

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Drama at Yarmouth as horse wins wrong race at odds of 50-1

Controversy reigned at Yarmouth when it was discovered that the Charlie McBride-trained Mandarin Princess, winner of the opening two-year-old race, was in fact stablemate Millie’s Kiss.

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Luke Campbell to fight Jorge Linares in LA for WBA and WBC lightweight belts

Luke Campbell will fight Jorge Linares for the WBA and WBC lightweight belts in Los Angeles on September 23.

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Daniel Ricciardo sets early pace at Hungarian Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo emerged as an early contender for the Hungarian Grand Prix after setting the fastest time in opening practice on Friday.

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British Canoeing coach resigns after sexual assault investigation is halted

A coach in British Canoeing’s high-performance team has resigned after an internal investigation into claims of grooming and sexual assault was adjourned earlier this month.

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Jose Mourinho remains positive despite final-game defeat to Barcelona

Jose Mourinho remains positive despite final-game defeat to Barcelona

Manchester United’s American tour ended in defeat but Jose Mourinho returns home in a positive mood, having been impressed by his team’s improved second-half display against Barcelona and “special” player Paul Pogba.

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Jamie Jones-Buchanan wary of Gareth Ellis quality as Leeds prepare for Hull test

Veteran Leeds forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan says his old second-row partner Gareth Ellis could hold the key to Saturday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final against holders Hull.

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Alastair Cook’s appetite for runs digs England out of trouble against South Africa

England invested in future potential with three debutants at The Oval but closed day one in debt to an old favourite as former captain Alastair Cook bailed them out against South Africa.

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BHA probes case of mistaken identity as ‘wrong’ horse wins at 50-1

The British Horse Racing Authority is to investigate after a 50-1 outsider won a race at Yarmouth by mistake.

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Tom Helm follows Brendon McCullum’s lead as Middlesex thrash Essex in T20 Blast

Tom Helm’s five-for and Brendon McCullum’s rapid half-century helped Middlesex beat Essex Eagles by 72 runs to climb off the bottom of the NatWest T20 Blast South Group table.

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England complete clean sweep of group to set up France clash

Toni Duggan and Nikita Parris struck early in each half as England made it three wins from three at the Women’s European Championship to set up a blockbuster quarter-final against France.

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Britain’s breaststroke swimmers continue strong showing in Budapest

Britain’s breaststroke swimmers continue strong showing in Budapest

Great Britain’s breaststroke swimmers continued their strong showing at the World Championships in Budapest in the absence of Adam Peaty on Thursday morning.

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Frank Buglioni given Friday deadline to accept Anthony Yarde fight offer

Frank Warren has given Frank Buglioni a deadline of Friday evening to accept his offer to fight Anthony Yarde before he finds an alternative opponent.

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Celtic held at home by Rosenborg in Champions League qualifier

Celtic’s bid to reach the Champions League group stages stuttered with a goalless draw against Rosenborg in the first leg of their third-round qualifier at Parkhead.

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Max Litchfield finishes fourth as Great Britain miss out on more medals

Great Britain missed out on a medal on day five of the World Championships in Budapest as Max Litchfield finished fourth in the 200 metres individual medley.

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Tour de France champion Chris Froome targets Vuelta a Espana title

Tour de France champion Chris Froome will race in the Vuelta a Espana as he bids to become the first rider in 39 years to win both events back-to-back.

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