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McCullum signs for Bears

Brendon McCullum will join Birmingham Bears for their NatWest T20 Blast campaign

Birmingham Bears have pulled off a major coup for the NatWest T20 Blast with the signing of New Zealand's powerhouse captain Brendon McCullum.

McDermott set for Sinfield farewell

Kevin Sinfield has announced his surprise to decision to finish his playing career with rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie

Leeds head coach Brian McDermott admits captain Kevin Sinfield "will leave a significant hole", but he believes the club is in good shape ahead of his departure to rugby union.

Falcao returns confident

Colombia international Radamel Falcao has struggled to show his best at Manchester United

Radamel Falcao says he will return to Manchester United with renewed confidence after moving another step closer to becoming Colombia's all-time record goalscorer.

Brook calls Khan's bluff

Kell Brook, pictured, retained his IBF welterweight champion over the weekend with a four-round stoppage of mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan

Kell Brook has called Amir Khan's bluff regarding a potential grudge fight between the pair - telling his British rival: "It's not about money for me."

Southgate not getting carried away

Young Lions boss Gareth Southgate is not getting carried away despite Monday's victory over Germany

Gareth Southgate is refusing to be carried away by his England Under-21 side after seeing them take another significant step forward with a victory over fellow European Championship finalists Germany.

Ahmed tipped to torment England

Fawad Ahmed will test England's batsmen with his brand of leg-spinning

Pakistan-born bowler Fawad Ahmed has been tipped to give England a stern examination this summer after being called into Australia's Ashes squad on Tuesday.

Lineker makes Young Lions plea

Gary Lineker said it would be a 'national disgrace' if Premier League clubs tried to prevent their players playing for England in this summer's European Under-21 Championship

Gary Lineker has claimed it would be a "national disgrace" if Premier League clubs tried to prevent their players playing for England in this summer's European Under-21 Championship.

Rooney offers advice to Barkley

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley accepts his form has fallen below his best

Wayne Rooney called Ross Barkley over last week and repeated some wise words he heard from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a bid to improve the Everton midfielder's stuttering form.

FA disappointed to scrap Rio plans

The FA has scrapped plans to field GB men's and women's football teams at next year's Rio Games, according to reports

The Football Association has expressed disappointment after being forced to scrap plans to enter British men's and women's teams for the Rio 2016 Olympics after opposition from the other home nations.

Pietersen praised by Stewart

Kevin Pietersen has rejoined Surrey in a bid to win a Test recall for the Ashes this summer

Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart has praised Kevin Pietersen's "outstanding" character, but admitted the batsman's chances of an England return are slim.

Hamilton aware of Ferrari threat

World champion Lewis Hamilton will sign a new contract with Mercedes this week

Lewis Hamilton will sign his new contract with Mercedes this week at a time when Ferrari have given him food for thought a third Formula One world title may not be such a formality after all.

Ward-Prowse boosts Young Lions

James Ward-Prowse was England's match-winner on Monday

Skipper James Ward-Prowse ruined Philipp Hofmann's 22nd birthday as England Under-21s twice came from behind to beat their counterparts from Germany 3-2.

Kane rise excites Rooney

Harry Kane will start against Italy on Tuesday

Wayne Rooney, just like the rest of the country, has been gripped by the excitement surrounding Harry Kane and the England captain cannot wait to link up with the striker against Italy.

Montenegro and Russia charged

Igor Akinfeev was struck by a flare thrown by Montenegro fans

UEFA has charged Montenegro after their Euro 2016 qualifier in Podgorica was abandoned following Russia players being hit by missiles.

Goals breed confidence for Scotland

Steven Naismith, left, Shaun Maloney, centre, and Steven Fletcher were all on target for Scotland

Steven Naismith insists he saw no signs of Steven Fletcher's goal drought affecting him - but admits all of Scotland's forward players will benefit from their goal spree against Gibraltar.

Republic will never give up - Keane

Robbie Keane felt Sunday's 1-1 draw with Poland was a point gained

Robbie Keane has warned the Republic of Ireland's Group D rivals that they will fight until the last second of the campaign to secure a place in the Euro 2016 finals.