Blackburn have already dipped into the transfer market to sign ex-Celtic forward Anthony Stokes and West Ham full-back Stephen Hendrie on loan.
Newcastle will travel to Fulham in an opening-day clash which is live on TV.
Nottingham Forest take on Burton Albion, Brighton & Hove Albion, Brentford, Wigan Athletic, Leeds United and Aston Villa in their first six games.
The one-time Leeds United stopper will come face to face with his former club next season.
Roy Hodgson’s team selection gamble against Slovakia has left England facing a daunting set of potential knockout-stage opponents – with Germany, Italy, France and Spain all in the same side of the draw.
Argentina is a country that loves a dichotomy. Its entire history is the story of opposing poles: unitarian against federalist, Peronist against anti-Peronist, menottista against bilardista. On Wednesday, in the Copa America semi-final, will be played out the latest battle between the two predominant schools of the modern Argentinian game.
Cristiano Ronaldo reacted angrily after being approached by a television reporter while out walking near Portugal’s hotel in Lyon – grabbing the microphone and throwing it into a lake.
For Hungary, the dream goes on.
Rangers are seemingly close to securing a deal to bring Matt Gilks to Ibrox.
One Libyan official described Goldman as the 'bank of mafiosa'.
Diafra Sakho has reportedly asked to leave West Ham United.
A fired HSBC equity derivatives trader who sued the bank for $2.6m was awarded just $63,400 in a French lawsuit over his dismissal for sending client data to his personal Yahoo! e-mail address.