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Delph to join England five days early

Last Updated: 21/05/19 10:37pm

Fabian Delph has 18 caps for England
Fabian Delph will join the England squad five days early as he bids to improve his fitness before the Nations League.
The Manchester City players included in Gareth Southgate's squad have been given time off following their FA Cup final victory over Watford on Saturday.
Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling and John Stones are all enjoying time off after City secured the first domestic treble by a men's team, and will enter camp on Monday.
But Delph will arrive on Wednesday, giving him two weeks' preparation before England's Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands.

Delph injured England captain Harry Kane during City's defeat to Tottenham in April, and the striker has not played since
The 29-year-old has not played since April 9 when he appeared during City's 1-0 defeat to Tottenham in the Champions League.
Twelve members of Southgate's 27-man squad arrived for training on ..

Pacquiao: I can still beat Thurman at 40

By Joe Tanner Last Updated: 21/05/19 11:53pm

Manny Pacquiao is searching for the 62nd win of his 24-year career
Manny Pacquiao says age will be no obstacle when he challenges Keith Thurman for his WBA (super) welterweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 20.
Pacquiao, the regular WBA welterweight champion and the only world champion to compete in eight divisions in the history of boxing, has a career record of 61-7-2, with 39 wins by knockout, at the age of 40.
The 12-time major title winner, who is also a politician serving as a senator in his native Philippines, last fought against American Adrien Broner in January, defeating him via a unanimous points decision.
Speaking at a press conference in New York on Tuesday ahead of the July bout, he said: “I chose Keith Thurman because he's undefeated and I want to prove that at age 40 I can still beat a great fighter like Keith.

Keith Thurman returned from nearly two years out through injury in January
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Morgan: Tough decision to omit Willey

Last Updated: 21/05/19 10:53pm
1:04 England captain Eoin Morgan says it was a tough decision to leave David Willey out of the ICC World Cup squad England captain Eoin Morgan says it was a tough decision to leave David Willey out of the ICC World Cup squad
Eoin Morgan has admitted leaving David Willey out of England's ICC World Cup squad was one of the hardest decisions he has been involved in.
Willey, who has been a key part of England's bowling attack for the last four years, was omitted from the 15-man squad, with Sussex paceman Jofra Archer preferred.
“I spoke to David yesterday, obviously I didn't have the initial conversation, that's Ed Smith's role as National Selector,” England captain Morgan told Sky Sports News at the official kit launch on Tuesday evening.

Morgan says Willey is an asset to England on and off the field
“Obviously it was a very tough decision and probably the hardest that I have ever been involved in.
“David has been a member of..

Beasley to retire at end of season

Last Updated: 21/05/19 10:13pm

DaMarcus Beasley will be 37 when he hangs up his boots
Houston Dynamo left-back DaMarcus Beasley has announced he will retire at the end of the 2019 MLS season.
The 36-year-old is the only American player to feature in four World Cups, and the only man from the US to play in a Champions League semi-final – for PSV in 2005.
Beasley confirmed his decision on Twitter, writing: “Before my 37th birthday, I'd just like to say that this year will be my last. I appreciate all the love, cheers and jeers throughout these past 20 years.
“Being on the pitch has fulfilled every dream I could have ever imagined. Thank you and more words on another day.”
Beasley spent the 2006/7 season on loan at Manchester City before representing Rangers for three years.
He has made 124 appearances for Houston since arriving in 2014 and has won 126 caps for the USA.
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Last Updated: 21/05/19 9:58pm
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Motherwell move quickly to sign Sloth

Last Updated: 21/05/19 9:52pm

Casper Sloth spent two years at Leeds
Motherwell have made Danish midfielder Casper Sloth their fourth signing of the summer.
The 27-year-old will arrive from Danish side Silkeborg on a free transfer when his contract expires next month.
Sloth has signed a two-year deal at Fir Park, and manager Stephen Robinson said: “Casper has undoubted technical ability and arrives at the club with an impressive CV.
“He was at one point considered one of the real emerging talents in Danish football, but perhaps will have been frustrated with how his career has gone over the last few years.
“We want to give him the platform and help him recapture his best form. Motherwell is a club which prides itself on getting people back on the right path, and that's very much our aim with Casper.

Stephen Robinson has now made four signings ahead of next season
“He has been over to train with us and impressed us not only with his ability on the park, but his desire, his..

Alaves appoint Garitano as head coach

Last Updated: 21/05/19 9:16pm

Asier Garitano was available after leaving Real Sociedad in December
Alaves have appointed Asier Garitano as their new head coach following Abelardo Fernandez's resignation.
The 49-year-old Spaniard was available after being sacked by Real Sociedad in December.
Before leaving the Anoeta, Garitano spent five years at Leganes, taking them from the third division to La Liga.
At his first press conference as Alaves head coach, Garitano said: “Years ago, in different seasons, I had the chance to stop at Alaves, but it had to be several years later when the circumstances have come.”

Abelardo Fernandez quit Alaves on Monday
He added he wanted to help Alaves to “continue to grow and strengthen the achievements that have been reaped in past seasons”.
Sports director Sergio Fernandez added: “In the world of football there are many things that depend on third parties, but obviously our intention and desire is that Asier is with us for many years.”
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Turgut on life support after 10-hour op

By PA Sport Last Updated: 21/05/19 10:24pm

Jansin Turgut fell from the third-floor of a car park while on holiday
Former Hull and Salford player Jansin Turgut is on life support in an Ibiza hospital after suffering horrific injuries from a fall from a three-storey car park.
The 23-year-old former England academy captain, who had travelled to the Balearic island for a holiday with a friend following his release earlier this month by Salford, remains in a critical condition at the private Nuestra Senora del Rosario Clinic.
His mother, Carole Butler, says her son underwent a 10-hour operation on Monday and faces several more as doctors address a horrific catalogue of injuries.
Speaking from the hospital, Mrs Butler told Hull Live: “I'm going to tell everyone how it is, I am not going to dress it down.
“He's had severe fractures in every bone in his face. He has broken hips, broken legs, broken knees, broken arm and broken hands so it's really not very good.
“He&#039..

Leaders Somerset close on victory

Last Updated: 21/05/19 8:56pm

Somerset are closing in on another County Championship win
Somerset remain on course to strengthen their position at the top of the Specsavers County Championship Division One, needing just four wickets to beat Warwickshire at Taunton.
Somerset vs Warwickshire scorecard
Chasing 239 to win, the visitors were staring down the barrel on 103-6 at the close, with the pitch still offering plenty of assistance to the seamers. Sam Hain was unbeaten on 43.
Craig Overton had earlier finished with 5-31 when Warwickshire were bowled out in their first innings for 135.
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Nottinghamshire skipper Steven Mullaney became the first player to score a first-class century on the Isle of Wight since 1961 as he frustrated Hampshire at Newclose.
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Leaders Somerset close on victory

Last Updated: 21/05/19 8:44pm

Somerset are closing in on another County Championship win
Somerset remain on course to strengthen their position at the top of the Specsavers County Championship Division One, needing just four wickets to beat Warwickshire at Taunton.
Somerset vs Warwickshire scorecard
Chasing 239 to win, the visitors were staring down the barrel on 103-6 at the close, with the pitch still offering plenty of assistance to the seamers. Sam Hain was unbeaten on 43.
Craig Overton had earlier finished with 5-31 when Warwickshire were bowled out in their first innings for 135.
Somerset vs Hants May 25, 2019, 10:30am
Live on
Nottinghamshire skipper Steven Mullaney became the first player to score a first-class century on the Isle of Wight since 1961 as he frustrated Hampshire at Newclose.
Hampshire vs Nottinghamshire scorecard
Mullaney dragged his side out of two collapses to reach his 14th first-class ton, despite surviving three drops, on the second day of the Spe..

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