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Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha signs Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera

Pedro Caixinha has further strengthened his squad with the signings of Mexican pair Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera as he prepares his Rangers side for the upcoming season.

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Stoke chairman Peter Coates insists Xherdan Shaqiri is staying put

Stoke have “no plans” to sell winger Xherdan Shaqiri in this transfer window, according to chairman Peter Coates.

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Sergio Garcia well placed at the BMW International

Sergio Garcia marked his first appearance on European soil since winning the Masters by heading into the second day of the BMW International in third place.

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Marin Cilic tells Wimbledon rivals he is hitting top form

Former US Open champion Marin Cilic has warned his Wimbledon rivals he is playing the best tennis of his career after he beat American Stefan Kozlov at Queen’s.

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Team Sky include Geraint Thomas and Mikel Landa in Tour de France team

Geraint Thomas and Mikel Landa have been named in the Team Sky squad to support Chris Froome’s bid for a fourth Tour de France title next month.

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Curler David Murdoch criticises decision to leave him out of Olympic squad

Sochi silver medallist David Murdoch has criticised the decision to deny him a place at his fourth consecutive Olympic Games after curling selectors opted instead to make Pyeongchang 2018 a Muirhead family affair.

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Liverpool sign winger Mohamed Salah from Roma

Liverpool have finally kick-started their summer recruitment drive in earnest after completing a deal for Roma winger Mohamed Salah.

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Jolyon Palmer ‘focused on Baku’ amid growing speculation over Renault future

Jolyon Palmer insists he has no cause for concern over his Formula One future despite mounting speculation he could be replaced by Renault following an underwhelming start to the season.

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Frank de Boer in line for Crystal Palace job – reports

Crystal Palace look to be closing in on the appointment of Frank de Boer as their new manager, according to reports.

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Big Orange pips Order Of St George in Gold Cup thriller

Big Orange repelled the late thrust of defending champion Order Of St George to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.

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Lions captain Peter O’Mahony will draw on mentor when he faces All Blacks

Peter O’Mahony will lead the British and Irish Lions into Saturday’s first Test against New Zealand with the words of mentor Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley ringing in his ears: be yourself.

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Mohammad Amir welcomes support from Alastair Cook after joining Essex

Mohammad Amir hopes to inspire Essex to the County Championship title after revealing the extent to which new team-mate Alastair Cook has attempted to welcome him.

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Ireland cricket chief Warren Deutrom hopes Test status will halt exodus

Ireland cricket chief Warren Deutrom is hopeful their progression to a Test-playing nation will stop the country’s best players defecting to England.

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Career-best figures for Simon Harmer as Essex beat Warwickshire

Simon Harmer claimed a career-best eight for 36 to lead Specsavers County Championship Division One leaders Essex to an innings-and-164-run win over Warwickshire.

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Bairstow believes maturity has helped him accept England role with grace

Jonny Bairstow believes growing into a man has allowed him to accept that he may not always have a place in the England side.

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Chris Froome in talks to extend Team Sky contract as Tour de France nears

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome is negotiating an extension to his contract at Team Sky in a move which would likely secure the future of the British squad.

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Celtic’s potential Champions League trip to Linfield pencilled in for July 14

Celtic’s potential powder-keg Champions League qualifier with Northern Irish champions Linfield in Belfast has now been pencilled in for July 14, Press Association Sport understands.

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FA ends lucrative Ladbrokes sponsorship deal after betting controversies

The Football Association has pulled out of a four-year sponsorship deal with Ladbrokes after just one year, following a board decision in May to cut ties with betting companies.

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Francesco Becchetti era over at Leyton Orient as he sells club to consortium

Francesco Becchetti has sold Leyton Orient to a business consortium headed by Nigel Travis, a lifelong fan and chief executive of the Dunkin’ Brands Group.

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Lewis Hamilton: It would be ‘fantastic’ if Mercedes supply engines to McLaren

Lewis Hamilton has called on his Mercedes team to end McLaren’s nightmare relationship with Honda by supplying engines to the British constructor next year.

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