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Summary

  1. Southampton striker Pelle joins Chinese side for £12m
  2. West Ham sign Turkish playmaker Tore
  3. Sharapova to miss Olympics after appeal is postponed
  4. Murray "unlikely" to play in Davis Cup
  5. DEBATE: Who is Britain's greatest sportsperson?

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By Andy Donley and Henry Ditchfield

All times stated are UK

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Farewell!

We're off for an evening of nostalgia - yesterday's events will last long in the memory. If you fancy joining us there's a Euro 2016 review at 19:00 BST on BBC Radio 5 live.

We'll have got it out of our systems tomorrow though, just about, so join us again as the transfer market hots up and the world of sport moves on.

Have a good one!

No FA contact for Big Sam

Football

For those of you getting excited about the prospect of Sam Allardyce taking the England reigns earlier - and not all of that positive, mind you - I'm afraid we have to dampen expectations.

The big man has not been contacted by the FA. So far.

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Raonic and McEnroe to continue partnership

Tennis

Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic is keen to continue working with John McEnroe, according to coach Riccardo Piatti.  

Seven-time Grand Slam winner McEnroe joined Raonic's team in May, and the 25-year-old has since reached the final at Queen's and Wimbledon.  

Raonic praised McEnroe after his Wimbledon defeat by Andy Murray, saying the American had encouraged him to show more emotion on court.

"I think we'll probably try to find an extent that it can work, he can help me, and try to make the most of it," he said.

Milos Raonic and John McEnroe.
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Yakubu 'like Rolls Royce' for Wood

Football

Yakubu
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Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard admits signing Yakubu is unlikely, despite the striker training with the club.

The Nigerian striker scored 96 Premier League goals in spells at Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Blackburn and Everton, making him the third highest scoring African in the league's history.

Bruce & McGregor have 'severe injuries'

Allan McGregor
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Hull City pair Alex Bruce and Allan McGregor have been ruled out for between four and six months with "severe injuries". More here.

Middlesbrough close to agreeing deal for Negredo

Football

Alvaro Negrado
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Middlesbrough are hoping to push through a move for Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo in the next few days.

The Spanish side have been holding out for a permanent switch for the frontman, but after a weekend of haggling, the Gazette understand that the two camps are close to agreeing a compromise of an initial year-long loan deal.

Do we have to give it back, Daddy?

Golf

Sad day on #SSI. The #Jug is heading home to Scotland...hoping to come back to SE Georgia soon. Here we come Troon!

Sad day on #SSI. The #Jug is heading home to Scotland...hoping to come back to SE Georgia soon. Here we come Troon!

A Question of Sport Teaser

Earlier today we asked you who the three tennis players to have won the same amount of Wimbledon titles as Andy Murray since 1985 were.

The number of titles, of course, was two, and the trio of double winners were Stefan Edberg, Petra Kvitova and Rafael Nadal

Well done if you got them. If you didn't then, like Milos Raonic, well done and better look next time.

Man City pass up Football League Trophy

Manchester City's City Football Academy
Rex Features

Manchester City are the first Premier League club to turn down an invite to play in the 2016-17 Football League Trophy.

City are one of 16 clubs invited to enter an under-21 team in the competition - previously known as the Johnstone's Paint Trophy - due to their category one academy status.

They agree with the concept but early rounds of the competition clash with international Under-21 games.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are all expected to decline the chance too.

But Southampton, Stoke, Sunderland and Swansea are among the clubs who will accept their invitation.

Port Vale sign Swedish winger Mbamba

Football

Port Vale boss Bruno Ribeiro has made his ninth summer signing after agreeing a deal for Swedish winger Christopher Mbamba.

Chester sign Walsall defender Vassell

Football

National League side Chester have signed Walsall defender Theo Vassell on loan until 1 January.

Don't miss this tonight...

Cricket

Tonight at 9.30pm @MichaelVaughan, @Harmy611 & @jamestaylor20 preview #ENGvPAK @5liveSport #bbccricket
Tonight at 9.30pm @MichaelVaughan, @Harmy611 & @jamestaylor20 preview #ENGvPAK @5liveSport #bbccricket
Tonight at 9.30pm @MichaelVaughan, @Harmy611 & @jamestaylor20 preview #ENGvPAK @5liveSport #bbccricket

Tonight at 9.30pm @MichaelVaughan, @Harmy611 & @jamestaylor20 preview #ENGvPAK @5liveSport #bbccricket

Costa ruled out of Rio 2016

Football

Bayern Munich have announced that winger Douglas Costa will not play at this summer's Olympic Games in his home country, Brazil, because of a thigh injury.

"We have all indulged Douglas participating in the Olympics in his home. But the player's health comes first," said Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Spaniard Rodriguez set to retire

Cycling

Joaquim Rodriguez
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Spanish cyclist Joaquim Rodriguez says he will retire from the sport by the end of this season.

The 37-year-old, who has never won one of cycling's Grand Tours, says Rio 2016 will be one of his last competitions.

Rodriguez lies fifth overall after nine stages of this year's Tour de France, 37 seconds behind leader Chris Froome.

"I have no idea what will be my last race," the Katusha rider said. "In theory, Rio and the Vuelta a Espana are still on my programme."

Leeds United star helps homeless man

Football

Stuart Dallas and homeless man
Juneve Dallas

Leeds United midfielder Stuart Dallas has given a fine example of footballing philanthropy.

During his honeymoon he and his wife Juneve met a homeless man in Las Vegas and instead of walking on by, they took him shopping.

Juneve Dallas said: "To bring this man into the shop and get him whatever he wanted, how much he appreciated it, the tears were rolling down his face.”

Read more on the Yorkshire Evening Post website.

On this day

Football

2014: Liverpool and Barcelona agreed a fee for the sale of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez to the Catalan club.

How good an addition to the Camp Nou has he been?

Luis Suarez
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Spieth out of Rio

Golf in the Olympics has received another blow, as world number three Jordan Spieth pulls out.

The 22-year-old American joins Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson in declaring he will not compete in Rio, meaning none of the world's top four will be there.

The full story on that one will be on the BBC Sport website shortly.

BreakingSpieth pulls out of Rio

Jordan Spieth
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Jordan Spieth has become the latest golf star to pull out of the Olympics.

England 'haven't approached Klinsmann'

Football

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Jurgen Klinsmann
Reuters

A source has told the BBC that there has been no official approach by the Football Association to the US Soccer Federation about Jurgen Klinsmann.

Klinsmann, 51, is the second favourite to replace Roy Hodgson, behind Sam Allardyce.

He is believed to currently be in California.

Klinsmann’s contract to coach the US team runs until after the 2018 World Cup campaign is concluded.

Which club's players racked up the most minutes at Euro 2016?...

Football

Evening Standard

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...Tottenham Hostpur.

According to the London Evening Standard, Spurs players racked up more minutes at Euro 2016 than any other Premier League club.

The English top flight was by far the most heavily-represented domestic division at the tournament, with 106 of the 552 players who travelled to France currently plying their trade there.

Tottenham players clocked up a total of 3,544 minutes, over 900 more than the side with the second-most minutes played - north London rivals Arsenal.

Greatest Sporting Briton

#bbcsportsday

Dan Reader: Joe Calzaghe has to be up there too surely?

Lojol Patch: I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Beryl Burton, even broke a men's world record in an endurance event.

Aaron Jackson: Redgrave. Anyone who disagrees, go to the gym, jump on a rowing machine, pull a 2k, and come back when you're faster than him.

I'm not entirely sure that's how it works Aaron... I doubt many of us could drive a ball further than Rory McIlroy or punch harder than Anthony Joshua after a few gym sessions either!

Everton weigh up move for Ajax forward Arkadiusz Milik

LATEST GOSSIP

Arkadiusz Milik
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Ronald Koeman is mulling over a move for Ajax forward Arkadiusz Milik, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Everton boss is looking at alternative targets after hopes of landing Graziano Pelle were dashed.

The Poland international joined Ajax on a permanent deal from German club Augsburg last summer and struck 21 goals in all competitions.  

Crawley sign Shrews striker Collins

James Collins
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Crawley Town have signed James Collins after the striker's contract at Shrewsbury was cancelled by mutual consent.

Walsall complete deal for Moussa

Franck Moussa
Empics

Walsall have agreed a one-year deal, with an option for a further 12 months, with Belgian midfielder Franck Moussa.

Liverpool in for Manninger?

LATEST GOSSIP

And from one Liverpool goalkeeper to potentially another...

Former Arsenal keeper Alex Manninger training with #LFC. Could be signed as 3rd choice back up to Mignolet/Karius

Terriers to sign Liverpool keeper Ward

Danny Ward
Rex Features

BBC Sport understands Liverpool keeper Danny Ward has signed a five-year contract extension and will join Huddersfield on a season-long loan.

Ward joined Liverpool from Wrexham in January 2012 and played his first two games for the club last season.

The 23-year-old joined Aberdeen on loan in July 2015, making 29 appearances before being recalled in January.

He made his Wales debut in March and played against Slovakia in France as they reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

Is Pique returning to Man Utd?

LATEST GOSSIP

Not content with just chasing former midfielder Paul Pogba, the Manchester Evening News are reporting that Jose Mourinho also wants ex-Old Trafford defender Gerard Pique.

Gerard Pique
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Petrov can play 'big part' at Villa

Aston Villa

Stilyan Petrov
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Returning midfielder Stiliyan Petrov can play a significant part in Aston Villa's season says left-back Joe Bennett.

Bulgarian Petrov, 37, made his comeback on Villa's pre-season tour of Austria, just over four years after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

"It was really good to see him back out there," Bennett, 26, told BBC WM 95.6.

"He's obviously been through a tough time and I've got a lot of respect for him and you can see, when he's out there, he can still play football."

The Open tee times

At 12:22 BST we told you that pairings for the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon were announced. Well here are all the tee times for Thursday's opening round.

Royal Troon flag
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Memo: Meeting with President

Dress Code: Blue suit, white shirt

Here's the France team meeting President Hollande in Paris this morning. Nice suits, lads.

France team
AFP

Portugal welcomed home

Everybody has loved a good triumphant homecoming after this year's Euro 2016, but it will be sweetest of all for victors Portugal.

Jubilant fans cheer winning Portuguese team

Gordon switches from Accies to Firhill

Football

Ziggy Gordon
SNS Group Craig Williamson

Partick Thistle have signed Ziggy Gordon on a one-year contract after the right-back rejected a new deal with Hamilton Accies.

From the press box

Hull Daily Mail's football writer tweets...

Steve Bruce says it is "highly flattering" to be linked with the England job but no contact as yet. #hcafc

England's tour of Bangladesh

Cricket

The Bangladesh Cricket Board have dismissed suggestions that England's tour of the country later this year may be moved to a neutral venue because of recent attacks in the country.

"We always believe this is never a solution," BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury is quoted as saying on Cricinfo.

"Cricket cannot stop in a country. We will make our best effort to fulfill the FTP commitment. 

"The cricket operations of both BCB and ECB are in continuous communication regarding the England tour of Bangladesh in October. They are in discussion with the tour-related matters, especially the logistics."

I didn't earn Test recall - Borthwick

Scott Borthwick Durham
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Scott Borthwick played his first and only Test against Australia in January 2014

Durham all-rounder Scott Borthwick says he must "crack on" after missing out on England's Test squad against Pakistan.

"Obviously I just didn't do enough - haven't scored the runs, haven't taken the wickets, or whatever they're wanting," Borthwick told BBC Newcastle.

"It's for me to crack on, keep enjoying it and keep wanting to improve."

Pogba to Man Utd 'not out of the starting block'

Football

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Paul Pogba
AFP
Paul Pogba waved to fans as he departed France's camp at Euro 2016 on Monday morning

Paul Pogba's agent says there is no rush to sort out the future of the Juventus and France midfielder.

Manchester United are interested in the 23-year-old, though a deal for Pogba to return to Old Trafford is said to be "not out of the starting blocks".

Pogba is keen on the idea of joining Real Madrid, while Juve want him to sign a contract extension beyond 2019.

"Several big clubs are keen on his services and we have all the time to listen," said agent Mino Raiola.

"He has three years left at Juventus and they are asking him to renew. Why would they want to let him go?"

Pelle leaves Saints for Chinese club in £12m deal

So. Graziano Pelle, homesick for Italy, leaves Southampton and signs for a club in China. Geography clearly not his strong suit.

Rich man's world...

Football

Grab
BBC Sport

Graziano Pelle's new teammate in China, Papiss Cisse, may not have made the list but these are the top 10 most expensive signings into the Chinese Super League...