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  1. Allardyce becomes England boss on two-year deal
  2. Bruce resigns as Hull City manager
  3. Man Utd lose 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund in friendly
  4. Liverpool sign Manninger/Arsenal sign Holding
  5. Rosberg signs new two-year Mercedes contract

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By Alex Bysouth and Emlyn Begley

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So long, farewell

Sam Allardyce
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It's hello from Big Sam, but goodbye from us after a Friday that saw the former Sunderland boss appointed England manager on a two-year deal, Steve Bruce leave Hull City after getting them promoted for the second time, Manchester United lose 4-1 to Dortmund in Shanghai and Chris Froome retain his yellow jersey in the Tour de France.

There's still the Anniversary Games to come this evening, while England's second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford is ongoing.

We'll catch you when Sportsday returns on Monday.

Hamilton crashes in second practice

Lewis Hamilton
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Lewis Hamilton crashed early in second practice as team-mate Nico Rosberg underlined Mercedes' pace at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hamilton lost control at Turn 11 and slid into the barriers on his fourth lap. He limped back to the pits but could not run again, ending up fifth.

Rosberg was 0.595secs quicker than Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in second.

Ferrari were struggling, with Sebastian Vettel 0.327secs back, 0.322secs ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

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Padraig Harrington

2007: Irishman Padraig Harrington won The Open at Carnoustie after beating Spain's Sergio Garcia in a play-off.

'I feel like I could do anything'


Geoff and Anthony Whitington out on a ride

Geoff Whitington was 20 stone, on crutches with type 2 diabetes and in danger of losing his foot through Charcot foot - a serious complication of diabetes.

That's when his sons decided they needed to do something, dug his bicycle out of the shed and started getting him on the move.

Find out about Geoff's amazing journey in Fixing Dad on BBC Two at 22:00 BST on Sunday, 24 July.

Anniversary Games

And talking of the Anniversary Games...

Anniversary Games

We will also have live text commentary on the BBC Sport website from around 19:00 BST.

Murray's medal request rejected

Yvonne Murray
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Yvonne Murray's request for her 1988 Olympic bronze medal to be upgraded because of state-sponsored drug taking by Russian athletes has been rejected.

Russia's Tetyana Dorovskikh took the 3,000m gold medal but tested positive for drug use in 1993.

Murray's husband, Tom Mooney, wrote to the IOC last year.

"Their view is that they can't prove that Dorovskikh was on drugs when competing at Seoul in 88 when she tested positive in 93," he said.

MOST #PL MATCHES IN CHARGE 810 - Sir Alex Ferguson 752 - Arsene Wenger 641 - Harry Redknapp 467 - Sam Allardyce

MOST #PL MATCHES IN CHARGE 810 - Sir Alex Ferguson 752 - Arsene Wenger 641 - Harry Redknapp 467 - Sam Allardyce

Rwanda invited to Ride London Classic


Team Rwanda have been invited to take part in the Ride London Classic on 31 July.

Rwanda have four riders on a month-long tour of the UK.

Race organiser Mick Bennett said: "We wanted to extend an invitation to these young riders to have a unique experience racing against the world's best to help them understand the level they need to achieve to attract the attention of the pro teams."

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Bradley Wiggins

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Mourinho wants one more 'crucial' signing

Man Utd 1-4 Dortmund

Jose Mourinho
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Following his side's defeat by Borussia Dortmund, Jose Mourinho said playing in the Shanghai heat was not ideal preparation for his Manchester United players, and added that he is still looking for one more "crucial" signing.

"It would be much easier to have pre-season in North America or Europe. The decision to come here was based on the passion of the fans.

"We are completely convinced of our market. It has a fundamental part of four players. When we finish that fundamental market we are balanced. 

"Then the market is open until 31 August. Sometimes things happen you are not expecting and you have to react. But the fundamental market is four players and we just need that crucial one."

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Ryan Lloyd: Looking forward to an England with Ryan Shawcross as captain, a midfield of Lee Cattermole and Kevin Nolan and Carlton Cole and Andy Carroll up front.

Schurrle puts 'ego aside'

Man Utd 1-4 Dortmund

Thomas Tuchel
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Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has been speaking after his side's pre-season success against Manchester United.

On the signing of Andre Schurrle he said: "We urgently needed a player up front. He has special qualities. He puts his ego aside."

On the breakdown of Neven Subotic's move to Middlesbrough: "I'm not disappointed that he comes back. It was his wish to play for Middlesbrough. He needs surgery. That is the last information I've got. He will get all our support."

And on the rumours linking Matthias Ginter with a move to the Premier League: "German clubs want to sign him. English clubs want to sign him. He is our player and he stays our player."

Sam Allardyce is the new England manager. Wish him the very best. It's not the impossible job it's said to be, as I hope big Sam proves.

'Unfair to make decision on players'

Man Utd 1-4 Dortmund

United v Dortmund
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More from Jose Mourinho following United's defeat in Shanghai: "I don't think I can analyse them with such difference in preparation. It was like F1 against F3. They are much sharper, so difficult to judge. But it is quite easy to get three, four, five - the quality and mentality and personality is there. 

"(It's been) 10 days of work. People really tired. High quality opposition. Unfair to make any decision. Day by day they are starting to win my trust. 

"The reality is even in this situation we have six players still in Europe, plus (Wayne) Rooney and (Chris) Smalling who are only training. 

"That is eight not involved. Obviously some are not going to stay in the squad and it will be different than it is at the moment."

England lay platform at Old Trafford


Alastair Cook hit a fine 105 and Joe Root 87 not out as England laid the platform for a sizeable total in the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford.

Captain Cook played on to Mohammad Amir on the stroke of tea, having moved level with Australia legend Donald Bradman on 29 Test centuries.

Cook added 185 for the second wicket with Root as England took tea on 210-2, Amir having bowled Alex Hales for 10 after England won the toss and chose to bat first on a true surface.

England trail 1-0 in the four-Test series following a 75-run defeat at Lord's that owed much to a disappointing performance with the bat.

Watch more video highlights, listen to Test Match Special commentary and follow live text coverage here

Cook goes level with Bradman with 29th Test century
Root brings up his fifty

5 - League win % at most recent club before England job Allardyce - 30% Hodgson - 36% Capello - 61% McClaren - 34% Eriksson - 55%

Allardyce is 'the ideal candidate'


FA chief executive Martin Glenn: “Sam Allardyce is the right man for the England job.  

"His excellent managerial credentials, including his ability to realise the potential of players and teams, develop a strong team ethos and embrace modern methods that enhance performance, made him the outstanding choice. 

"That was underlined when we sat down to talk and we could not help but be energised by his personal perspective on England’s future and how it complemented the extensive work that we are looking to build on at St George’s Park.  

"Dan Ashworth, David Gill and I have carried out a thorough process in the last three weeks and ultimately we could not look beyond Sam as the ideal candidate.”

'Absolutely the best job in English football'


Former Limerick, Blackpool, Notts County, Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham and Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce said: “I am extremely honoured to be appointed England manager especially as it is no secret that this is the role I have always wanted. 

"For me, it is absolutely the best job in English football. I will do everything I can to help England do well and give our nation the success our fans deserve. Above all, we have to make the people and the whole country proud.

“While my main focus will be on the senior team and getting positive results, I want to add my influence to the great work being done across the development teams at St George’s Park – a facility I have used with my previous clubs.

“I know we have talented, committed players and it is time for us to deliver.” 

'Mandate to shape a strong, purposeful team identity'


The Football Association have also issued a statement on Sam Allardyce being named England boss.

"Allardyce arrives with a proven track record of getting the best results out of the teams he has managed and a strong reputation as a forward-thinker with progressive ideas.

"Alongside his primary target of qualification for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia, Allardyce has a mandate to shape a strong, purposeful team identity and maximise the performance potential of a young, talented England squad at a major tournament.

"Allardyce is also charged with helping [technical director Dan] Ashworth integrate and strengthen the FA’s elite performance and coaching programme across the England senior and development teams at St. George’s Park."

Sunderland release short statement


Sunderland have just released a statement. No mentions of "best wishes for the future" or "thanks for all his hard work" - they must be pretty angry!

"Sunderland AFC confirms the departure of Sam Allardyce, who takes up the position of England manager with immediate effect.

"The focus of everyone at Sunderland AFC now is on moving forward quickly and decisively, with the appointment of the club’s new manager to be confirmed at the earliest opportunity."

Allardyce (finally) named England boss


England have finally confirmed Sam Allardyce as their new manager on a two-year deal.

The 61-year-old Sunderland boss replaces Roy Hodgson, who left after their Euro 2016 last-16 exit to Iceland.

Jermain Defoe and Sam Allardyce

'Dortmund at advanced stage'

Man Utd 1-4 Dortmund

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, speaking after their 4-1 friendly defeat by Borussia Dortmund: "My thoughts are simple. 

"I know in pre-season the team in the advance stage of preparation looks better. It happens year after year. It was too obvious. We knew after 10 minutes that one team started training a month ago and played four games.

"In the second half it was better. I think 3-2 was more natural than 4-1. They showed good quality and at an advanced stage."

Allardyce set to be confirmed as England manager


Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is set to confirmed as England's new manager on a two-year deal.



Jos Buttler
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Earlier, we asked you who the four players are that featured when England last played a Test at Old Trafford in 2014 against India, but are not playing against Pakistan today?

The answers, from @QuestionofSport, are Ian Bell, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan and Sam Robson.

Tour de France: Stage 19

Pierre Rolland
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There's just over 30km to go in today's Tour de France stage 19...

Pierre Rolland was perhaps the best chance of a French rider winning a first stage of this year's Tour. His lycra has been ripped to shreds after a slide across the tarmac which must have been 20 feet. 

He looks OK, though, and will be caught by the peloton shortly. Rui Costa is out in front on his own with the peloton one minute 50 seconds behind.

Chris Froome is fine and back at the head of the peloton. 

You can follow the stage as it unfolds here.

Man Utd 1-4 Dortmund

Simon Stone

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It's only pre-season and some of Manchester United's players have not even started training yet but losing 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund is still a bit of a shocker.

Jose Mourinho's side did improve after a poor first-half - and new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan added a goal to a decent performance, but clearly United have a lot of work to do.

Wolfsburg sign Real Madrid striker


Wolfsburg have signed 19-year-old Real Madrid and Spain Under-21 striker Borja Mayoral on loan.

The Bundesliga side lost Andre Schurrle to Borussia Dortmund earlier today.

Loan deal done! The talented striker @Mayoral_Borja moves from @realmadriden to VfL Wolfsburg! Welcome, Borja!

Loan deal done! The talented striker @Mayoral_Borja moves from @realmadriden to VfL Wolfsburg! Welcome, Borja!

Wallace feeling confident

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Ahead of tomorrow's IPC Athletics Grand Prix, American amputee sprinter Jarryd Wallace tells BBC World Service's Ed Harry he wants to put on a show when he takes on Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock in the T44 100m.

"My last 10 races have been under 11 seconds so I'm running consistently and running well," he said.

"I'm confident in where I am and where my coach has me."

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Man Utd 1-4 Dortmund

Plenty of attention for the boss in Shanghai. #MUTOUR

Plenty of attention for the boss in Shanghai. #MUTOUR

Full time: Man Utd 1-4 Dortmund

That's it, a comfortable win for Dortmund thanks to Gonzalo Castro's double, a superb solo goal from Ousmane Dembele and one from the spot for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan did briefly bring United back into contention after Juan Mata unselfishly dummied the goalkeeper before teeing up his new team-mate, but Jose Mourinho's side looked second best for long spells in the Shanghai heat.

Man Utd 1-4 Dortmund

Some good footwork from Marcus Rashford sees the England teenager produce United's best chance in a while.

He turns one way and then the other in an attempt to shake off the Dortmund defence having charged forward from half way, only to be crowded out and watch his heavy touch end up in Roman Weidenfeller's arms.

Castro's second

Man Utd 1-4 Dortmund

Gonzalo Castro, scorer of Dortmund's opener, finds space on the edge of the United box and lashes a right-footed strike across Romero into the opposite corner with four minutes remaining.

Castro had fired over from a free kick from a similar distance moments earlier after Eric Bailly, perhaps fortunate not to have been shown a second yellow card, brought down Emre Mor in full flight.

Doesn't look like there is any way back for United in this one.

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Christian Benteke
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2015: Liverpool completed the signing of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke in a £32.6m deal.

Man Utd 1-3 Dortmund

Dortmund go close through Christian Pulisic, with the 17-year-old USA international firing wide of Romero's right post from just outside the D after United failed to clear.

Luke Shaw then halts a Dortmund breakaway but it's team-mate Eric Bailly who finds himself in the book after booting the ball away.

Man Utd 1-3 Dortmund

Belgium-born Brazil Under-23 international Andreas Pereira comes on in place of Ecuadorian Antonio Valencia for Manchester United.

There's just over 10 minutes left to play in Shanghai and the players are having another drinks break. United have opted for iced towels to cool their troops down.

Man Utd 1-3 Dortmund

Chance for Dortmund from a corner. Nuri Sahin rises highest at the front post to attack an in-swinging ball but the Turkey international watches his header deflect narrowly wide of a United defender.

That means a second chance for the German side from a set piece, but a similar corner is gathered this time by goalkeeper Sergio Romero at full stretch.

Clarke set for top FA job


Former Football League chief Greg Clarke is set to become the new Football Association chairman after being nominated by the board. 

Now they just need to hire a manager...

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