The second centre back spot is reportedly a fight between Grant Hanley and Chancel Mbemba.
Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One’s chief executive, and the senior drivers’ representative, Sebastian Vettel, found themselves in conflict on Thursday as the sport rejected the introduction of the halo head protection device next season.
From golf’s turmoil comes opportunity.
Rory McIlroy said his immediate ambition is to survive the US PGA Championship cut after he shot an opening round of 74 in the final major of this year. McIlroy, one of the pre-event favourites, endured a series of problems on the greens with 35 putts contributing heavily to his four over par total.
Pep Guardiola said Samir Nasri did not play in Manchester City’s two friendlies in China because the Frenchman was overweight when he returned for pre-season.
The Hammers lost 2-1 to Domzale in the Europa League on Thursday evening.
The Spurs defender has been getting up close and personal with the Dutchman in training.
Bastian Schweinsteiger’s ill-fated spell at Manchester United may be drawing to a close after the Germany international was the notable absentee from first-team training on Thursday.
On the evidence here Pep Guardiola has considerable work to do before Manchester City welcome Sunderland for their opening Premier League game.
Four years ago Tom Daley stood on the 10m board here with the country waiting expectantly. Much has changed for the 21-year-old since then and, after claiming an emphatic European gold to blow his rivals out of the water, there was a moment to reflect.
The clay that Andy Murray once viewed with suspicion has become his friend and, a week before the French Open, a straight‑sets win against the best player in the world, Novak Djokovic, was sweet indeed.
The winger looked in good form and scored a great goal.