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Blunt van Gaal must address needs

The Manchester United manager continues to speak his mind but his squad still has needs, writes Gabriele Marcotti.

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Bell prepares for a make-or-break Test

He is not at an age where the reflexes should have slowed. He does not lack for desire. Yet he has been bowled four times in his last 11 innings and, worryingly, has started to look more fallible in the field, writes George Dobell.

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Edgbaston using cannabis lamps

Head groundsman Gary Barwell, who is preparing his first Ashes surface, is using lights normally used for the cultivation of cannabis in the hope of preparing the perfect pitch.

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Hungary: A dramatic grand prix - but not a great one

Maurice Hamilton looks back at the chaotic Hungarian Grand Prix and asks whether a race with so many instances of 'unruly driving' can be considered an F1 classic.

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Drogba seals move to Montreal

The Montreal Impact have completed a deal to sign former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, the MLS club announced on Monday.

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Spurs set to make Berahino bid

Tottenham are set to firm up their interest in Saido Berahino with a bid for the West Bromwich Albion striker in the next 48 hours.

1dRichard Jolly

Van Gaal: I will retire in 2017

Louis van Gaal has vowed to retire in 2017 and has promised his wife his current contract with Manchester United will be his last.

1dKevin Palmer

PSG deny €120m Ronaldo bid

Paris Saint-Germain have denied making an €120 million bid to sign Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.



Samp want Balotelli. "I hear he was in Genoa, but he costs €10m. With a discount, I would take him with open arms."