Bullish India set finale date with Pakistan

Perhaps the drive to consciously re-couple with Pakistan proved compelling, even overpowering, as India brushed aside Bangladesh by nine wickets to book a Sunday date with its other, more fancied neighbour, at The Oval for the Champions Trophy finale. Rohit Sharma drove the chase with his 11th One-Day International hundred, and ushered India to a…

Ligue 1: Ranieri appointed Nantes coach

Claudio Ranieri is back in football less than four months after being sacked by Leicester City after agreeing a two-year contract with Nantes. The Italian was unceremoniously dumped by the Foxes in February as they battled for Premier League survival, despite having led them to a stunning league title the season before. Ranieri had been…

Everton seal club-record £30m Pickford deal

Everton have signed Jordan Pickford from Sunderland in a club-record deal. England Under-21 international Pickford joins for an initial £25m, with a further £5m payable if team and individual performance targets are met. It represents the third-highest fee globally for a goalkeeper and a follows a season in which Pickford was nominated for the PFA…