Concerns have been raised within the Belgium squad that players may have been distracted before Friday’s eagerly anticipated Euro 2016 quarter-final against Wales as they negotiate transfers to further their club careers.
Here we go. Again. Once more unto the breach. Every two years the inquest begins and it can be as confusing, muddled and arbitrary as the decisions that got us there.
The £50,000 Marcus Willis collected in two matches at Wimbledon this week sounds like the sort of money that would encourage young players across the country to rush to their nearest tennis club and start swinging a racket.
Dembele played alongside Patrick Roberts at Fulham and the two will reunite at Celtic this season.
Agnieszka Radwanska made up for lost time as she recorded a quickfire 6-2, 6-1 win against the Ukrainian Kateryna Kozlova on Wednesday, needing only 63 minutes to book her place in the second round.
The Polish winger is currently shining at Euro 2016.
Protected by the Centre Court roof and fortified by his tenacity, nothing was going to stop Novak Djokovic from securing his 30th consecutive grand slam victory, a record in the open era. The rain could not touch Djokovic and nor could Adrian Mannarino, who produced some delightful touches without ever coming close to bloodying the world No1’s nose.
The Tottenham Hotspur newbie believes Arsenal fans in his native Kenya should change allegiance.
It took an extra day but for Jo Konta it was worth the wait. The Briton finally earned her first Wimbledon singles win, at the fifth time of asking. Having led Mónica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-1, 2-1 overnight after Tuesday’s rain delay, Konta made a slow start on the resumption, under still menacing skies, but recovered well to take her place in round two for the first time with a 6-1, 7-5 victory.
If Easyjet happened to run an extra flight or two out of Turkey each day, Marcus Willis would never have made it to Wimbledon, never have played on Centre Court, never have aced Roger Federer.
The former midfielder believes the Everton man will bring out the best in England's attacking talents.
Aston Villa have reportedly started their search for a new manager.
If reaching No1 in the world represents an impressive enough achievement, the immediate endorsement of that status by way of victory in a high-profile event should afford an extra layer of adulation. In Jason Day’s case it most certainly will.