When Antonio Conte omitted Sebastian Giovinco from his Italy squad for this summer’s European Championships Greg Vanney must have raised a glass in the Azzurri coach’s honour.
Umtiti gained his call-up to the French squad at this tournament only after injuries ruled out Raphael Varane and Jérémy Mathieu, with Mamadou Sakho banned, and he was uncapped until Adil Rami’s suspension prompted involvement against Iceland.
Angela Eagle has formally launched her bid to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, arguing that the party desperately needed a unifying force who could win a general election.
Given that all Chris Froome’s stage wins in the Tour de France prior to this year had come either in uphill finishes or time trials, there were grounds for claiming that the double Tour de France winner was a cyclist with a relatively limited register based on sheer power on mountain tops and against the watch.
This is Andy Murray’s moment, no question; one for the Scot to build on as he savours victory in an outstanding Wimbledon final three years after his first.
Labour and the Liberal Democrats have reacted to the shock withdrawal of Andrea Leadsom from the Tory leadership contest by demanding an early general election.
Manuel Pellegrini, Guus Hiddink and Chris Hughton should all be considered for the Sunderland job should the Black Cats lose Big Sam.
The Newcastle United man stood out for mainly the right reasons in the Euro 2016 final.
Deutsche Bank, Barclays and 11 other foreign banks have spent several billion dollars in the past three years complying with a new Federal Reserve rule that will trap capital in the U.S. and boost costs.
Royal Bank of Scotland CEO Ross McEwan has warned staff that Britain's decision to leave the European Union has caused a range of economic uncertainties "in the short, medium and long term", a memo seen by Reuters showed.
Contagion from the U.K. financial sector poses a risk to the U.S. following Britain’s decision to quit the EU, Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday.