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Disastrous start for McIlroy

Rory McIlroy was finding it hard going in New Jersey (AP)

Rory McIlroy endured a nightmare start to his bid to make it four wins in a row as he reached the turn in a four-over 40 in the first round at The Barclays.

Reds interested in Balotelli

Liverpool have been linked with a move for AC MIlan striker Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli has added credence to reports linking him with Liverpool by suggesting he is poised to leave AC Milan.

Scholes: I'm scared for United

Paul Scholes is concerned about the future of Manchester United

Paul Scholes has expressed fear that Manchester United will descend into long-term decline unless rapid action is taken to strengthen their faltering team.

Evans fails in US Open bid

Dan Evans is out of the US Open

There will be no US Open heroics from Dan Evans this year after the British number three slumped to a first-round loss in qualifying at Flushing Meadows.

Palace pursuit of Mackay paused

Malky Mackay had been heavily tipped to take over at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace appear to have pressed pause on a move for Malky Mackay to take over at Selhurst Park with caretaker boss Keith Millen expected to be in charge for Saturday's meeting with West Ham.

Celtic draw in Slovenia

Callum McGregor was on target for Celtic in Slovenia

Celtic appear to have taken advantage of their European reprieve with a well-deserved 1-1 draw against Maribor in the first leg of their Champions League play-off in Slovenia.

Broad set for knee surgery

Stuart Broad will have knee surgery next month

England bowler Stuart Broad is to undergo surgery on his right knee on September 4, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

Rojo becomes a Red Devil

Argentina international Marcos Rojo has completed his move to the Premier League

Manchester United have completed the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon with winger Nani heading in the opposite direction on a season-long loan.

Dzeko delighted with new deal

Edin Dzeko has won two league titles with Manchester City

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has capped a dream start to the new Barclays Premier League season by signing a new four-year contract with the club.

Fer joins QPR

Leroy Fer leaves Norwich after just one season with the club

QPR have announced the signing of Leroy Fer from Norwich for an undisclosed fee with the midfielder penning a three-year deal at Loftus Road.

Palace still quiet on Mackay

Malky Mackay has been heavily tipped to take the reins at Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace remained tight-lipped on Wednesday over the prospect of Malky Mackay becoming their new manager.

Wolff wants strong Mercedes finish

Lewis Hamilton, left, and Nico Rosberg, right, have dominated their opponents this season

Mercedes are ready to grind their rivals into the dirt over the second half of the Formula One season en route to clinching both the drivers' and constructors' championships.

France to host Track World Champs

The world's best track cyclists will head to Paris in 2015

The 2015 Track World Championships will take place in France's new national velodrome in Paris in February, the International Cycling Union (UCI) has announced.

Swans style appealed to Fernandez

Federico Fernandez, left, represented Argentina at this summer's World Cup

Argentina defender Federico Fernandez says he can identify with Swansea's style after agreeing a four-year deal to join the Barclays Premier League club.

Powell wary of McGuire

Danny McGuire, pictured, is raring to face-off against his old Leeds boss Daryl Powell

Danny McGuire will have a chance to gain revenge on his old Leeds boss when he runs out for his fourth Challenge Cup final against Daryl Powell's Castleford on Saturday.

Wilshere taking nothing for granted

Jack Wilshere knows Arsenal must start well in the second leg

Midfielder Jack Wilshere maintains Arsenal must not take it for granted they will sweep aside the challenge of Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium next week to secure their place in the Champions League group stages.

Barca turn to CAS over transfer ban

Barcelona will not be able to sign players in either January's or next summer's transfer window

Barcelona have announced they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after FIFA on Wednesday upheld their transfer embargo until January 2016.