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Arsenal players attend a party with American supporters in New Jersey

Arsenal players attend a party with American supporters in New Jersey

  • 12:05

    VAN GAAL 'LIKE FERGIE'
    Your verdict awaits, but it seems some at United have already made up their minds about the new manager's impact. And there can be few weightire endorsements at Old Trafford that one from Ryan Giggs...
    I do think there are similarities with Fergie. They do have an aura about them. That comes from the success they have had. They demand the players respond and they demand respect.

  • 11:54

    VAN GAAL'S UNITED - YOUR VIEW
    That news means F1 is going to parts few have already reached - but not Manchester United, who already have an official telecommunications partner with Azerbaijan and several supporters' groups in the country. No doubt those fans were delighted by the 7-0 hammering of LA Galaxy in Louis van Gaal's first game, and we want to know what you make of the new-look United. Will van Gaal's 3-5-2 system work in the Premier League? How good is Ander Herrera? And should opposition fans be frightened? It's time for you lot to get involved, so send us your views on Twitter @SkyFootball, and don't forget to use the #SST hashtag...

  • 11:41

    NEXT STOP...BAKU
    Lewis and co better brush up on their Azerbaijani, because the Caucasus country has just been confirmed on the F1 calendar for 2016. Capital Baku will host a street race known as the 'Grand Prix of Europe'

  • 11:32

    HUNGARIAN GP LATEST
    Racing of an altogether quicker kind is under way in Hungary, where the F1 circus has fetched up for the latest weekend on the calendar. Early news from the Hungaroring is that Lewis Hamilton is setting the early pace in his Mercedes...


  • 11:25

    GLASGOW LATEST
    Williams' case is to be continued, no doubt, but for now day two of the Games goes on in Glasgow, and here's a look at what kind of action you can expect  - cycling and swimming the main attractions as Olympians Jason Kenny and Laura Trott get on their bikes...

  • 11:19

    WILLIAMS SUSPENDED
    Let's put some meat on those breaking news bones for you: the news coming out of Glasgow is that Wales' co-captain is out of the Commonwealth Games. Rhys WIlliams, the European 400m hurdles champion, is charged with an anti-doping violation. Here's the full statement from UK Anti-Doping...
    UK Anti-Doping can confirm the provisional suspension of athlete Rhys Williams after being charged with committing an anti-doping rule violation under the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules. The athlete has the opportunity to respond to the charges against him, and to have those charges determined at a full hearing before the National Anti-Doping Panel. UK Anti-Doping will not be making any further comment.


  • 11:10

    Welsh hurdler Rhys Williams withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games after being charged with anti-doping violation
  • 11:07

    LIVE CRICKET ON SKY SPORTS
    You can watch the remaining Test matches against India live on Sky Sports, of course, starting with day one from Southampton this Sunday. If you can't wait that long for your cricket fix then never worry - at 5pm this evening on Sky Sports 2 we have live T20 blast action between Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. Wet your whistles with this recap of last night's Middlesex-Surrey thriller...

  • 10:55

    JORDAN READY
    Anderson will be more severely dealt with if the charge against him is proven, and a suspension is among the possible punishments. England will hope it doesn't come to that, but if the worst happens there are a couple of quicks in Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan who've been kicking their heels during the first two Tests. Both have been named in the squad for the third Test, and Jordan told Sky Sports News he is ready for the call...

  • 10:47

    JADEJA FINED
    Back to football soon enough, but you're just about up to speed with all the latest on that front, so let's change tack for a while. First up is cricket, and the news that India's Ravi Jadeja has been fined half his first Test match fee for his part in that Trent Bridge set-to with James Anderson. Jadeja was charged with a Level 2 offence but has been found guilty of a lesser Level 1 rule breach. Any encouragement there for Anderson? The England man is on a more serious Level 3 charge and will have his case heard on August 1...

  • 10:34

    SCOCCO LEAVES SUNDERLAND
    And our sweep of the Premier League has turned up another bit of breaking news. Sunderland have parted company with striker Ignacio Scocco, who has gone back to one of his old clubs, Newell's Old Boys. Which means the Newell's Old Boys old boy is now a Newell's Old Boys new boy again. Keep up...

  • 10:29

    SPURS RECRUIT EHIOGU
    A bit of news coming out of Tottenham this morning - and Ugo Ehiogu has joined the Tottenham coaching staff...

  • 10:19

    UNITED IN STATES
    Manchester United have already conducted some significant business this summer, of course, and supporters got their first look at big-money signings Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw in that handsome win over LA Galaxy the other day. Herrera, in particular, caught the eye of one interested spectator - former United forward Andrew Cole...

  • 10:10

    TRANSFER ROUND-UP
    Plenty of Chelsea news in the latest transfer trawl from Sky Sports News Radio. Something, too, for fans of Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Manchester City, Hull, Leicester, QPR, Burnley, Southampton and Celtic...

  • 10:03

    CECH CHALLENGE
    Mourinho has another difficult decision to make this summer now that Thibaut Courtois is back the club - stick with stalwart No 1 Petr Cech or give the young Belgian the gloves after two cracking years at Atletico Madrid. Cech is ready for the fight, as you can read here

  • 9:55

    DROGBA BACK AT BRIDGE?
    As one Chelsea legend leaves Stamford Bridge, could another be on his way back? Jose Mourinho has confirmed what has been an open secret for a while now - Didier Drogba is a potential transfer target. Hold your horses with the party poppers, though, Blues fans - it's not a done deal yet. Take it away, Jose...
    We are thinking about it in a non-emotional way. If we bring him back it is not because he is Didier or scored the most important goal in the history of Chelsea football or because, as I have read somewhere, I need an assistant. No. If I bring him back - and the decision has to be made soon, because I want to close the dressing-room door - it is because as a player he has certain qualities to make the team stronger.


  • 9:44

    LAMPARD LATEST
    Lampard has not yet followed old midfield cohort Steven Gerrard into international retirement - here's the latest on his remaining England ambitions...

  • 9:40

    LAMPARD LATEST
    Thierry will be able to pal about with New York newcomer Frank Lampard next year now that the England midfielder's move to New York City FC has been confirmed. That trip up the Empire State Building will have to wait, though, as the new franchise does not enter the MLS until next season. So what will Frank do in the meantime? Looks like a trip to Australia could be on the cards - it's a hard life....



  • 9:29

    HENRY TO SWAP SIDES?
    Your eyes aren't deceiving you - that is Thierry Henry larking about on a basketball court with the Arsenal players in the bottom picture. Henry's New York Red Bulls provide the opposition for his old side tomorrow, but is there a chance the great man might pull on an Arsenal shirt at some stage? Never say never...

  • 9:24

    ARSENAL IN NEW YORK
    And for anyone still in doubt that the Premier League - and 'soccer' in general - is catching on big-time in the Big Apple, check out the reception Arsenal's players were given at a meet-and-greet in New Jersey yesterday...




  • 9:14

    RAMSEY READY
    No such rest required for Aaron Ramsey (insert own Wales at a World Cup joke here...), who has been back at the coalface since the first day of pre-season and is looking forward to picking up where he left off with that FA Cup winning goal back in May. And then there's the added incentive of lining up alongside Arsenal new boy Alexis Sanchez...

  • 9:10

    ARSENAL STARS TO MISS KICK-OFF
    It's still somewhere near the middle of the night in the United States (so a particularly warm welcome to any American readers), but there's plenty of overnight news coming from the touring Premier League teams - not least Arsenal, who are set to kick off the Premier League season without their three World Cup winners

  • 8:55

    FRIDAY'S PAPER TALK
    Let's start as ever with a trawl of today's back pages. Plenty in the morning newspapers to get your teeth into, and you can sift through the lot at your leisure right here. Alternatively, here are a few of the choice headlines...

    • Jose Mourinho has confirmed he wants to bring Didier Drogba back to Chelsea - DAILY MIRROR
    • Manuel Pellegrini is confident Manchester City can cut the red tape and sign Nigerian wonderkid Kelechi Iheanacho - THE SUN
    • Juventus star Arturo Vidal, 27, has ruled out a move to Manchester United this summer with Liverpool also thought to be interested - DAILY STAR
    • Arsenal have offered Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 33, a five-year deal worth £1.4m per-year - DAILY EXPRESS
  • 8:37

    MORNING EVERYONE...
    ...and welcome to another Sky Sports Today blog. It's Friday, no one seriously expects too much work from you today, so sit back and wile away the hours with us as we keep you up to speed with everything happening in the world of sport. On the agenda? The start of another F1 weekend, swimming and cycling at the Commonwealth Games, more from the Tour de France...and, of course, all the latest transfer tittle-tattle and pre-season chatter as the new Premier League season approaches apace. We'll be bringing you the best of Sky Sports' coverage across all our platforms, and there'll be a chance to offer your opinions on the day's big talking points

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