Hermann Hesse was born in Baden-Württemberg, the future ground zero for German football hipsters, and even though he didn’t leave behind any explicit musings on the game, he 110% understood the pressing need of setting your stall out early doors. “A magic dwells in each beginning, protecting us, telling us how to live,” he wrote in Steps, his most famous poem, in 1941.
Butarque was blue, just like their manager wanted and just like their captain’s hair.
Rangers goal hero Martyn Waghorn is being linked with a move back to England.
The fallout from Nottingham Forest selling Oliver Burke.
Pundit believes Celtic have no chance of signing Arsenal ace.
That the arms race of spending within Formula One needed to be curtailed was clear to all.
Three young strikers Leeds United should target to replicate Bristol City's success. Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea youngsters feature.
Isco is a long term target for Tottenham.
Nottingham Forest starlet Oliver Burke was linked to Tottenham before clinching a shock move to Leipzig.
Lazio's Ravel Morrison is reportedly looking for a move back to England.
When Garbiñe Muguruza won the French Open less than a month ago, one of her first thoughts was to question how on earth Rafael Nadal has won nine titles in Paris. Winning seven matches to secure a grand slam title requires everything to be in sync, something the Spaniard found out the hard way on Thursday when she was dumped out in the second round.
It has become increasingly possible to imagine Portugal with their name on the Euro 2016 trophy. After three draws at the group phase and a grubby last 16 win over Croatia, following extra-time, they entered this quarter-final having not played particularly well but having played well enough.
Nico Rosberg has dismissed arguments for changes to the restrictions on team radio, after his Mercedes team‑mate Lewis Hamilton was unable to take advice from his crew on how to change an engine mode at the last round in Baku.