Tiger Woods’s career outlook has taken its latest bleak turn with confirmation that he will not, as announced, return to competitive action at this week’s Safeway Open in California. Woods has also pulled out of November’s Turkish Airlines Open, citing the “vulnerable” state of his game.
Everton have made a strong to their first season under Ronald Koeman.
The Leeds striker has made an excellent start to the season in the second tier.
It has all seemed so joyless at times, with so many long, difficult periods when it has seemed like a black drape could be placed over the entire team it might surprise you to learn that when Gareth Southgate took his seat in the Stadion Stozice and set out his reasons for dropping Wayne Rooney it was seven years to the day since England had lost a qualifying fixture.
The pair were instrumental in guiding Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers side to the Scottish Championship title last season.
The Three Lions needed a late goal to beat the Bulgaria Under-19 side.
Ian Wright has backed Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United stars to flourish for England in the absence of Wayne Rooney.
Sergio Agüero will risk his fitness by playing for Argentina despite admitting he ruled himself out of several Manchester City games when previously taking a similar gamble.
Jordan Henderson will lead England out against Slovenia on Tuesday with the interim manager, Gareth Southgate, having praised his impact and growing maturity since taking on the unenviable task of succeeding Steven Gerrard as captain at Liverpool.
Wayne Rooney has insisted he will not contemplate retiring from international football despite being dropped from a competitive England fixture for the first time in his career and a tacit admission from the Manchester United player that he was experiencing the most difficult period of his professional life.
No sooner had Davis Love III issued his strongest Ryder Cup war cry yet than Lee Westwood endorsed his status as Europe’s agent provocateur. If the event matches the preamble, there may be a need to stand back from the Hazeltine fireworks.
Pep Guardiola wants Sergio Agüero to be “smart and intelligent” and focus solely on playing when the striker returns at Swansea City on Saturday following a three-game suspension for elbowing.