12pm Sports News: Featuring Rooney, Cook and Murray

Alastair Cook

A round up of the latest news stories from across the world of sport.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he doesn’t have a time limit to sign Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney. Chelsea have already seen two bids for the striker turned down with reports they will go back to United with a third offer which could be in the region of £35 million.

Adam Scott and Jim Furyk lead the US PGA Championship on five shots under par. Both players out in superb first rounds with Masters champion Scott securing a par on the final hole to share the lead heading into the second round. Rory McIlroy carded a one under par round with pre-tournament favourite Tiger Woods on one over and Paul Casey made a positive return to form.

England captain Alastair Cook says reports that players use tape to cheat hot spot are rubbish. Cook was speaking after accusations from Australian TV broadcasters that Kevin Pietersen used tape down the side of his bat to disguise slight nicks.

“The story is a load of rubbish. Fibreglass tape on their bats… that's been going on for years. That's just to protect the bat to make it last longer,” said Cook.

Liverpool owner John Henry has spoken out over Luis Suarez, saying the club will not sell the want away striker to Arsenal.

“We are not going to sell Luis. It's very important [not to sell to a rival], but especially for Liverpool because we're not in Europe this year,” said the American.

Andy Murray lost for the first time since May as he was knocked out of the Rogers Cup by Ernests Gulbis. Murray was defeated 6-4, 6-3 to end any hopes he had of securing a third title in the event ahead of the US Open where he will be looking to defend his title in the final Grand Slam of the season.

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