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Richard Scudamore says the Premier League is "open-minded" about the prospect of a winter break

Winter break has more prospects than Richard Scudamore can remember

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker will miss the start of the season

Per Mertesacker faces long injury lay-off

Rory McIlroy is in confident mood ahead of the US PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy in confident mood as he chases third US PGA Championship title

Roger Federer will miss the rest of the season

Roger Federer to miss rest of season

Chris Froome, left, could go for glory at the Vuelta a Espana following his third Tour de France win

Chris Froome could target further Grand Tour glory in 2016 at Vuelta a Espana

Lyon have rejected a bid from Arsenal for Alexandre Lacazette

Lyon rebuff Arsenal's offer of 35 million euros for Alexandre Lacazette

Greg Dyke felt the young England team had the potential to outplay Euro 2016 finalists France and Portugal

Roy Hodgson's England squad had enough talent to win Euro 2016 - Greg Dyke

Gonzalo Higuain has joined Juventus

Gonzalo Higuain becomes third-most expensive signing after joining Juventus

JT McNamara in full flow in the saddle

McCoy hails 'remarkable' JT McNamara

Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko is sidelined for the first leg against Astana

Brendan Rodgers unfazed by Celtic's defensive crisis ahead of Astana clash

Leicester captain Wes Morgan won a shock Premier League title with the Foxes last season.

Wes Morgan urges Riyad Mahrez to focus on Leicester

Danny Willett (right) believes it is time to move on from his Masters victory

Danny Willett: Time to rediscover form that won Masters title

Nikita Lobintsev, pictured, Vladimir Morozov and Daria Ustinova's names appeared in Richard McLaren's report

Russia's Olympic hopes receive boost for judo and shooting ahead of Rio

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been sent home from the club's tour of the United States.

Mamadou Sakho sent home from USA tour to leave his Liverpool future in doubt

The Argentinian Olympic Committee expressed concern over two of the five storeys reserved for their team

Argentina express concern over state of athletes' village in Rio

Richard Scudamore has confidence in the future of the England national team

Premier League boss Richard Scudamore not worried by England's Euro 2016 show

Mauricio Pochettino is happy at Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino says he is happy at Tottenham following Argentina link

Wales international Joe Allen, pictured, struggled for playing time under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen makes Stoke switch

Sam Allardyce is the man tasked with revitalising England's fortunes

Jose Mourinho will be key to Wayne Rooney's England future, says Allardyce

RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie has hailed a new eight-year partnership with Premiership Rugby Limited

Rugby Football Union agree eight-year partnership with Premiership Rugby Limited

Kyle Edmund was beaten in the first round in Toronto

Kyle Edmund defeated in Rogers Cup opener

Yuliya Stepanova helped expose the extent of doping in Russian athletics

Doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova asks IOC to review her Rio ban

Chris Froome will take aim at the Olympics after securing Tour de France victory

Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a time

Aaron Cresswell faces up to four months on the sidelines

Injury blow for West Ham as Aaron Cresswell faces up to four months on sidelines

Three Russian swimmers have been banned from the Rio Olympics by FINA

FINA bans three Russian swimmers as it makes stance in doping scandal

Rangers' Niko Kranjcar, centre, scored his first goal for the club against Stranraer

Niko Kranjcar can cope with physicality of Scottish game says Mark Warburton

James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Pakistan's Shan Masood at Old Trafford

England hammer Pakistan to level series despite Ben Stokes injury worry

Old rivals Jose Mourinho, pictured right, and Pep Guardiola are in charge of the two Manchester clubs

Manchester derby in China cancelled

Alastair Cook's England have levelled the Investec Test series at 1-1 with two to play

Alastair Cook hails England character after Pakistan defeat levels Test series

Joe Allen has completed his £13million switch to Stoke from Liverpool

Stoke complete £13million Joe Allen transfer

Liverpool and Sevilla have been fined for crowd disturbances at the Europa League final in May

Liverpool fined by UEFA for Europa League final crowd trouble

Ben Stokes suffered a calf injury in the second Investec Test

Nervy times for England as Ben Stokes faces scan on injured right calf

Greg Rutherford has labelled the IOC spineless over its decision not to issue a blanket ban to Russian athletes

Greg Rutherford blasts 'spineless' IOC over refusal to ban Russia from Olympics

Ray Wilkins arriving at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court in London, where he was given a four-year ban for drink-driving

Four-year driving ban for alcoholic Ray Wilkins

Nico Rosberg is battling Lewis Hamilton for the title

Formula One title fight will go the distance - Mercedes boss Toto Wolff

Johanna Konta, right, with the winner's plate after winning the Bank of the West Classic (AP)

Hard work pays off for Johanna Konta with title win

Bad weather led to the cancellation of the Manchester derby at the Bird's Nest in Beijing, much to the frustration of fans

Fans left disappointed by match cancellation

Johanna Konta reached her first-ever WTA final in Stanford

Johanna Konta to face Venus Williams in first WTA final of her career

Kolo Toure, pictured, and Brendan Rodgers will be working together again at Celtic

Celtic complete the signing of former Liverpool defender Kolo Toure

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has warned the FA could lose their public funding

Sports minister Tracey Crouch prepared to withdraw funding if FA fails to reform

Paula Radcliffe has criticised the IOC for not banning Russia from Rio 2016.

Paula Radcliffe: IOC decision is a sad day for clean sport

Jose Mourinho, pictured, was unimpressed at being asked about shaking hands with Pep Guardiola

Jose Mourinho criticises question on shaking hands with Pep Guardiola

Australia claims their accommodation at the Olympic Village in Rio is uninhabitable

Australian Olympic Committee says athletes' village in Rio 'not safe or ready'

England assistant Paul Farbrace is adamant that not putting Pakistan into bat is the right decision

England urged to finish the job after declining the follow-on against Pakistan

Chris Froome claimed his third Tour de France title, becoming the first British rider to do so

Chris Froome joins elite with third Tour de France win

Russia has not been handed a blanket ban from the Rio Olympics

Anti-doping bodies oppose IOC decision not to ban Russia from Rio

Lewis Hamilton has won the Hungarian Grand Prix for a fifth time (AP)

Lewis Hamilton highlights Spanish crash after hitting the front in F1 title race

Alastair Cook (right) opted for England to bat again

Pakistan spared the follow-on but England remain on course for victory

Mo Farah is heading into the Rio Olympics in fine form

Mo Farah prepared for strong challenge from Kenya rivals at Rio Olympics

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