England will hope it is fifth time lucky when they attempt to win a maiden 50-over global trophy on Sunday. They roared into the Champions Trophy Final on the back of a demolition job by their bowlers and a stroll to victory by their batsmen. (The Mirror)
Steve Evans will bring his newly promoted Rotherham to the Broadfield on Saturday August 17, Crawley’s third fixture of the new season.
STUART PEARCE has paid the price for England’s early exit from the European U-21 Championships after being informed by the FA that they will not renew his contract. (The Express)
Gus Poyet’s bitter row with Brighton has taken another twist after the League Manager’s Association blasted the club for its handling of what they call ‘unfounded charges’. (Daily Mail)
ANDY MURRAY won the AEGON Championship at Queen’s club for the third time after a rain delay — then shed a tear as he dedicated the title to pal Ross Hutchins. (The Sun)
Crawley Town will complete the signing of midfielder Andy Drury in the early part of next week, the Crawley Observer understands.
BARCELONA are ready to end Fernando Torres’ Chelsea nightmare. The Spanish champs are preparing an audacious £17million bid for the misfit striker — £33m LESS than the British record transfer fee Chelsea paid Liverpool for him two years ago. (The Sun)
Alastair Cook lined up squarely behind Joe Root this afternoon insisting that the punch thrown at the Yorkshire batsman by David Warner at a bar had been unprovoked. (The Times)
Crawley Down Gatwick Football Club are looking for players aged between 16-21 to join their under-18 and under-21 squads.
MANCHESTER UNITED can have Robert Lewandowski — as long as they stump up £25.5million. His club Borussia Dortmund have put the blocks on an expected move to European champs Bayern Munich. (The Sun)
From the back pages, June 11: Jose Mourinho at Chelsea: ‘I’m the happy one’, says manager as he discusses John Terry, Roman Abramovich and his ambitions
Jose Mourinho has addressed the media for the first time since his re-appointment as manager of Chelsea, touching on his plans for the club including the futures of some of the current playing staff, including John Terry. (The Independent)
England, all smooth, unspectacular efficiency, thrashed the Australians by 48 runs in their first encounter of the summer with the tourists. They must hope that it will be just as easy in the countless fixtures coming up between the two sides; they must know that it won’t be. (The Guardian)
From the back pages, June 8: David Moyes signs first Manchester United player, a Uruguayan full-back
David Moyes has completed his first signing as Manchester United’s manager after the Premier League champions announced the arrival of the right-back Guillermo Varela. (Guardian)
Brazil striker Hulk has confirmed Jose Mourinho wants him at Stamford Bridge and has bid around £35million to lure him away from Zenit St Petersburg. (Daily Mail)
MANCHESTER UNITED have stepped up their efforts to make Cristiano Ronaldo the signing of the summer. The Red Devils are convinced they can take advantage of uncertainty at Real Madrid to bring him back home to Old Trafford. (The Sun)
José Mourinho’s first significant act since returning to Chelsea could be to deliver a blow to his old foe, Arsène Wenger, as he is intent on hijacking Arsenal’s attempts to sign Stevan Jovetic. (The Times)
Crawley Down Gatwick have appointed former Tottenham and Crawley Town player Simon Wormull as their new manager.
Everton are close to confirming the appointment of Roberto Martínez as their new manager having agreed a compensation fee of almost £2m with Wigan Athletic. (The Guardian)
England come away with a draw from Maracanã. Not bad at all. They could have been four down at half-time but improved dramatically in the second half. The introduction of Oxlade-Chamberlain revitilised England. However, this Brazil team is not in the best shape. They have a lot of work to do before their home World Cup next year. (The Guardian)
JOSE MOURINHO bowed out from the Bernabeu on a high with a 4-2 victory against Osasuna. The Special One was taking charge of his last game as Real Madrid boss before his imminent return to Chelsea. (The Sun)
WAYNE ROONEY has been told by Paris Saint-Germain that he can name his terms for a £30million move to France this summer – with the club ready to pay him £300,000 a week after tax. (The Express)
ENGLAND’S friendly in Brazil has tonight been dramatically suspended over safety fears at the Maracana. The Three Lions were due to play a glamour friendly at the Rio stadium on Sunday. But that has been scrapped after the Rio Justice Department ruled that they could not guarantee fan safety at the ground. (The Sun)
Frank Lampard came to England’s rescue at Wembley on Wednesday night to earn a 1-1 draw against Republic of Ireland for Roy Hodgson’s men. Lampard popped up in the box for England soon after Shane Long’s opener and he slotted past Millwall goalkeeper David Forde from close range to level the scores. (Daily Mail)
Reds have added a friendly at Ryman League neighbours Three Bridges to the pre-season schedule.
Alastair Cook insists that England are in “a good place” as they prepare for the forthcoming Ashes series. The captain gave a staunch defence of his tactics during the second Investec Test match against New Zealand after England had completed a 2-0 series victory at Headingley Carnegie yesterday. (The Times)
Primary School rugby: Crawley Rugby Club hosted a Year 5-6 mixed tag rugby tournament at their fantastic venue off Ifield Avenue on behalf of the Sussex School games.
BARCELONA have landed £20million Brazil star Neymar on a five-year deal. The striker is heading to Europe after Santos finally agreed to sell South American football’s hottest property. (The Sun)
From the back pages, May 26: Robben’s late strike banishes pain of last year as German champions win at Wembley
Arjen Robben exorcised the ghosts of last season’s penalty miss against Chelsea to score the winner for Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. The Dutchman rolled in the decisive goal against Borussia Dortmund in the final few moments, having twice been denied in the first half. He also set up the opener for Mario Mandzukic. (Daily Mail)
Arsenal are growing increasingly confident they can finance a record-breaking move for Wayne Rooney. Sportmail exclusively revealed the Gunners’ interest in the unsettled Manchester United star last week. (Daily Mail)
DAVID MOYES is weighing up a £15million bid for Barcelona midfielder Thiago. The new Manchester United boss sees the Spanish international, 22, as a possible replacement for the retired Paul Scholes. (The Sun)
From the back pages, May 23: Chelsea in pole position to land £80m Ronaldo after former Real president Calderon dismisses United return
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has raised the prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo following Jose Mourinho to Chelsea... after dismissing Manchester United’s chances of re-signing the Portuguese star. (Daily Mail)
MANCHESTER CITY have set new ground by becoming the first Premier League club to own a Major League Soccer team. (The Express)
Craig Brewster is to leave the coaching staff after two years at Crawley Town, the club confirmed today.
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