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Chris Woakes will be back for his seventh Test cap at Chester-le-Street

Alastair Cook backs Chris Woakes to perform at Durham

Rio Ferdinand says Jose Mourinho is like a "wounded animal" following his departure from Chelsea last year

Rio Ferdinand: Jose Mourinho is a winner and can thrive at Manchester United

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is on the verge of being appointed the new manager at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho expected to be appointed Manchester United manager on Friday

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to see the glory days return to Old Trafford

Cristiano Ronaldo sticks with Real Madrid - but thinks Mourinho can lift Man Utd

Aljaz Bedene is through to the third round of the French Open

Aljaz Bedene sets sights on Novak Djokovic after five-set win

Chris Woakes will win his seventh Test cap at Durham on Friday

Alastair Cook confident Chris Woakes will be able deputy for Ben Stokes

Manchester United are poised to confirm Jose Mourinho as their new manager

Jose Mourinho agrees deal to take charge at Manchester United

Victoria Pendleton has indicated she might have competed at Rio 2016 had Shane Sutton left his post earlier

Victoria Pendleton says earlier Shane Sutton departure could have seen her stay

Jules Bianchi died in July 2015 after crashing at the Japanese Grand Prix nine months earlier

Family of Jules Bianchi launches legal action against FIA over fatal crash

England manager Roy Hodgson will give a debut to Marcus Rashford against Australia

Roy Hodgson: All eyes will be on England new boy Marcus Rashford

Fabian Delph has dropped out of England's Euro 2016 preparation squad with a groin injury

Injury dents Fabian Delph's Euro 2016 hopes

Roy Hodgson believes the scrapping of FA Cup quarter-final replays could be the first step to a winter break in the Barclays Premier League

Roy Hodgson believes scrapping replays could be first step to winter break

Jenson Button's McLaren was struck by a drain cover during practice for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix

Jenson Button thankful to escape injury after freak collision in Monaco

Castleford's Denny Solomona extended his lead at the top of the Super League try chart

Josh Charnley bags a brace as Wigan win enthralling Castleford contest

England striker Marcus Rashford is set to start against the Socceroos

Marcus Rashford set to cap remarkable rise with England debut against Australia

Fabio Taborre has been banned

Fabio Taborre banned for four years

Danny Willett fired a flawless 66 in his first round in England since becoming Masters champion

Danny Willett hopes home support will help him at Wentworth

Rafa Benitez will remain at Newcastle

Benitez eyes instant Premier League return after agreeing Newcastle stay

Liverpool have been fined by UEFA for their fans setting off fireworks

Liverpool given UEFA fine after crowd trouble

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Romelu Lukaku has a desire to leave Everton to further his career

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku: "I have to make a good career choice"

Russia's Maria Sharapova could be heading to Rio

Maria Sharapova could make Russia team for Rio Olympics

Novak Djokovic is the third player to record 50 match wins at each grand slam tournament (AP)

50 up at the French Open for Novak Djokovic as he beats Steve Darcis

Richard Cockerill, pictured, is delighted with the permanent signing of Ellis Genge

Leicester sign Bristol prop Ellis Genge after impressive loan spell

Leon Smith, pictured, was in Andy Murray's box for his five-set wins over Radek Stepanek and Mathias Bourgue

Leon Smith: Andy Murray strong form a factor in French Open struggles

Former captain James Horwill is back in the Australia squad

James Horwill recalled to Australia squad ahead of Test series against England

Former England rugby union head coach Stuart Lancaster has been named on the expert panel for the independent review into British Cycling

Stuart Lancaster on panel to review British Cycling

Heather Watson went down 6-1 6-3 in an hour and 12 minutes.

Heather Watson and Kyle Edmund bow out of French Open

Jose Mourinho is close to being appointed Manchester United boss

Image rights complicate deal as Mourinho edges closer to United appointment

Rafa Benitez will lead Newcastle's bid for promotion back to the Premier League

Rafael Benitez to lead Newcastle fight for promotion after signing new deal

Andy Murray, pictured, needed five sets to see off Mathias Bourgue

Andy Murray 'lost his way' before another five-set comeback in French Open

Nick Compton is determined to do it his way as he tries to re-establish his Test career

Nick Compton knows importance of Durham as Test future hangs in the balance

Lewis Hamilton, pictured, has spoken to Nico Rosberg following their spectacular crash in Spain

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg clear the air after Spanish Grand Prix crash

Arsenal have agreed to sign Granit Xhaka

Leadership comes naturally to Arsenal new-boy Granit Xhaka

Eric Dier has emerged as a key figure for England

England must show intelligent edge at Euros - Dier

England trained ahead of their friendly with Australia

Daniel Sturridge and Gary Cahill miss England training

Kyle Edmund, pictured, lost to John Isner in the second round of the French Open

Kyle Edmund has no answer to power of John Isner

Heather Watson, pictured, lost in the second round of the French Open to Svetlana Kuznetsova (AP)

Heather Watson loses in French Open second round to Svetlana Kuznetsova

Exeter's Thomas Waldrom will miss the Aviva Premiership final against Saracens.

Exeter back-rower Thomas Waldrom ruled out of Aviva Premiership final

Ahmed Musa remains a target for Leicester

CSKA Moscow confirm Leicester's renewed interest in Ahmed Musa

Marwan Koukash is delighted his appeal will be heard by Sport Resolutions (UK)

Salford appeal against points deduction to be heard by independent body

Scotland's Russell Knox believes he can secure a Ryder Cup debut in 2016

Russell Knox confident of making Ryder Cup debut later this year

Nick Compton made a duck at Headingley

We've got to build on first Test - England batsman Nick Compton

The face of anti-doping in Russia has changed.

Russians put a brave face on seeing their train in the hands of foreign drivers

Exeter scrum-half Will Chudley, left, is free to play in Saturday's Aviva Premiership final against Saracens

Will Chudley cleared to play in Premiership final

Claudio Ranieri's first priority is to avoid relegation with Leicester next season

Avoiding relegation next term is the main aim for Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri

Paul Scholes earned 66 caps for England between 1997 and 2004

Paul Scholes 'really excited' about England's chances at Euro 2016

Goalkeeper Loris Karius has joined Liverpool

Loris Karius targets Simon Mignolet after joining Liverpool from Mainz

Ryan Giggs worked as Louis van Gaal's assistant at Manchester United.

Robbie Savage reckons it is time for Ryan Giggs to leave Manchester United

Jose Mourinho is close to agreeing personal terms with Manchester United

Manchester United continue talks to bring Jose Mourinho to Old Trafford

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