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  • Stoke City striker Bojan Krkic could become a key player for the Potters next season, claims chief executive Tony Scholes

    June 21, 2017 11:10 AM 5

    Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic could be an important player for the club next season as he returns from loan spell at Mainz 05, the Premier League club's chief executive Tony Scholes has said. The 26-year-old left the bet365 Stadium in January in search of regular first-team football but struggled to find form at Mainz, scoring just once in 11 appearances

  • Mohamed Salah medical at Liverpool likely to be on Thursday

    June 21, 2017 10:08 AM 8

    Egyptian not yet on Merseyside after flying into London The Egypt international flew into London on Tuesday night ahead of his club record move from Roma to Anfield. However, the ECHO understands that Salah has yet to arrive in Liverpool to complete the formalities as he irons out the final details with the Serie A outfit. The hope is that a deal, which

  • League One fixtures 2017-18: Former Premier League winners Blackburn Rovers start at Southend United while Portsmouth host Rochdale on opening day of the season

    June 21, 2017 9:05 AM 4

    Former Premier League champions Blackburn Rovers begin life in the third tier of English football with a trip to Southend United. Rovers, who won the top flight in 1995, were relegated from the Championship last season and begin their League One campaign at Roots Hall, while fellow demoted teams Wigan and Rotherham go to Milton Keynes Dons and Fleetwood

  • Sunderland to start new EFL season live on Sky Sports

    June 21, 2017 8:27 AM 10

    Sky Sports will kick off the new Sky Bet EFL season at the Stadium of Light on Friday, August 4, with a tantalising clash between Sunderland and Derby County. The broadcaster will show three fixtures from the Championship on the opening weekend of the English football season, with Aston Villa versus Hull City and Bolton Wanderers against Leeds United

  • Michael Appleton quits as Oxford United manager to join Leicester City as Craig Shakespeare's assistant

    June 20, 2017 8:17 PM 6

    Michael Appleton has left his role as Oxford United manager to become Craig Shakespeare's No 2 at Leicester. Shakespeare worked with Appleton at West Bromwich Albion for five years and rates the 41-year-old highly. Appleton has impressed in three years at Oxford, winning promotion from League Two and reaching the Football League Trophy final, as well as claiming

  • Thompson in dreamland after stunning Murray

    June 20, 2017 7:19 PM 8

    Jordan Thompson savoured the best moment of his life as the Australian underdog handed world number one Andy Murray a humiliating first round defeat at Queen's Club. Thompson had never won a Tour-level grass-court match before and the world number 90 wasn't even in the tournament when he woke up on Tuesday morning. But 24 hours later Thompson was the talk of the tennis

  • Royal Ascot: Racegoers remove jackets due to 'very hot' weather

    June 20, 2017 4:57 PM 13

    Royal Ascot has not enforced its dress code, letting racegoers remove jackets for the first time in the event's history, due to 'very hot conditions'. Normally men attending the horse racing event in the Royal Enclosure must wear black or grey morning dress with a waistcoat, tie and a top hat. Nick Smith of Ascot Racecourse said the jackets rule had not been enforced

  • Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins sweating on Chelsea legend John Terry's decision over future

    June 20, 2017 3:32 PM 7

    Terry's contract with Chelsea expires on 1 July. Swansea City manager Paul Clement has had discussions with former Chelsea stalwart John Terry over a possible move to south Wales but the former England skipper is believed to be keen on a move to Championship outfit Birmingham City, according to Swans chairman Huw Jenkins. Terry has played his last game for Chelsea

  • Martin Skrtel emerges as transfer target for Swansea as they prepare to receive offers for Alfie Mawson

    June 20, 2017 3:27 PM 7

    Swansea City have enquired about former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel. Manager Paul Clement is looking to add some experience to his defence and has also held talks with free agent John Terry. Fenerbahce paid £5million for Skrtel and will look to recoup most of that as they prepare to sell the 32-year-old. Swansea are braced for interest in England

  • Jos Buttler gets Boston Red Sox chance as he plays against Major League Baseball stars

    June 20, 2017 3:03 PM 8

    England and Lancashire cricket to test out his power hitting alongside MLB legends Carlos Pena, Cliff Lloyd and Shawn Green Lancashire’s Jos Buttler will test out his power hitting by taking on some of baseball’s biggest names in a one-off appearance for the Boston Red Sox. Known as one of the world’s biggest hitters, the England wicketkeeper will test his skills