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Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to get his qualifying form back on track in Hungary today. The Briton hasn't been on pole since May's Spanish Grand Prix, but he is somewhat of a specialist at the Hungaroring having won there on four previous occasions.
ELLIOTT BRETLAND: Southampton fans will be wondering whether they'll have a team left to support when the Premier League kicks off in the three weeks time as the summer exodus down on the south coast shows no signs of stopping.
Louis van Gaal has told his players they must only speak to each other in English, Juan Mata has revealed. Van Gaal has laid down a few rules since taking over at Manchester United.
Kevin Pietersen believes embattled England captain Alastair Cook is only still in the job because it would be a 'yet another PR disaster' for the England and Wales Cricket Board to sack him now.
Manchester United prepared for their pre-season friendly with AS Roma on Saturday by training underneath a rainbow sky at the Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado.
Every day, Sportsmail takes a look at the European papers to see what are the biggest stories creating talking points on the continent.
Arsenal are closing in on a £12m deal for Southampton right-back Calum Chambers as Arsene Wenger wants the starlet to compete with Mathieu Debuchy for a first-team spot.
Edinson Cavani has not travelled with the Paris Saint Germain squad for their pre-season tour of Asia.
There was agony for England's netball team as they lost by a single point to Australia after Caitlin Bassett made it 49-48 with just seconds left on the clock at the SECC.
Two Champions League-winning sides came together to celebrate Portuguese midfielder Deco's testimonial on Friday, marking the end of the career of one of Europe's greatest midfielders of the 21st century.
Jose Mourinho says he did not attempt to sign Luke Shaw because the teenager’s wage demands would have ‘killed the stability’ in Chelsea’s dressing room.
Wallace was almost ruled out of Glasgow 2014, but celebrated becoming Scotland's third swimmer to win gold by screaming: 'For Freedom!'
INSIGHT: The most exciting thing about Jos Buttler is that he can hit 360 degrees — he can play almost any shot, anywhere.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner launched an astonishing tirade against the Formula One media on Friday as he attempted to defend Azerbaijan's forthcoming inclusion on the calendar.
QPR have recalled Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar from his loan at Toronto FC. The 34-year-old joined the MLS side in February.
Statistics reveal that the Spaniard is sure to provide an upgrade on the players that toiled with such difficulty under David Moyes last season.
Tyson Fury has pulled out of his fight with Alexander Ustinov after his uncle was taken ill.
His celebration delighted the home crowd, but not the officials. Gavin Rumgay gave himself a ‘wedgie’ after fighting back from two games down to beat Canada’s Pierre-Luc Theriault in the men’s team event of the table tennis.
West Ham fell to their second defeat of their pre-season tour of New Zealand as the Hammers were beaten 3-1 by Sydney.
Arsenal stars Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Tomas Rosicky showed off their side's new kits at the famous Grand Central Station in New York.
Louis van Gaal has criticised the decision to play a pre-season game against Roma in the afternoon heat of Colorado on Saturday.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has hinted for the first time that he is keen to bring Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman to the club.
WELLINGTON PHOENIX 0-1 NEWCASTLE UNITED: Newcastle United continued their successful tour Down Under with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Wellington Phoenix at the Westpac Stadium.
ELLIOTT BRETLAND: The big Premier League kick-off is three weeks away - managers are still looking to add to their squads and trying out new tactics in friendlies across the globe. With six weeks of the transfer window remaining, Sportsmail assesses each club's transfer business so far this summer and looks at where squads need to be strengthened ahead of the new campaign.
Jesus Navas has warned the Premier League to expect a World Cup backlash from Manchester City's stars this season. The winger was left out of the Spain squad for Brazil.
Manchester City have unveiled the kit that Manuel Pellegrini's side will wear on the road as they pursue back-to-back Premier League titles. The champions will sport their new dark blue Nike away kit for the 2014/15 season.
Premier League footballers are used to all sorts of bizarre commercial commitments, but Liverpool duo Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson will have enjoyed their work on Friday more than most - putting together Subway sandwiches.
SAMI MOKBEL: Arsene Wenger has revealed a heart-to-heart with Aaron Ramsey helped trigger the midfielder’s explosive rise last season.
Crystal Palace 1-0 Philadelphia Union: Crystal Palace stepped up their preparations for the Premier League season by beating MLS outfit Philadelphia Union.
Jim Furyk moved into a share of the halfway lead at the RBC Canadian Open after he and playing partner Graham DeLaet both equalled Royal Montreal's course record on Friday.
SIMON JONES: Valencia want Manchester City midfielder Bruno Zuculini on loan. The 21-year-old signed last month for £3million from Racing Club and marked his debut by scoring against Sporting Kansas City
Sportsmail picks out some of the ones to watch at the Commonwealth Games on the weekend of Saturday 26-Sunday 27 Jully.
LAURA WILLIAMSON: It's top secret! England rugby sevens star Marcus Watson on Will Smith, football, curry and more!
PAUL NEWMAN: It may be a little cruel to suggest the green look on Friday to the Ageas Bowl pitch for the third Test will suit India more than England’s bowlers but there is no question it is not just Alastair Cook under severe pressure on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton was quickest in both sessions in Friday's practice sessions for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix on a demanding track where he has won four times; his team-mate Nico Rosberg was second.
Louis Van Gaal will sit down with Sir Alex Ferguson for the first time over the weekend when the former Manchester United manager joins the club’s pre-season tour in Washington.
Jose Mourinho is excited about his new team, declaring them now ready to win the Premier League thanks to the arrival of Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis. He says ‘the Happy One’ is also ‘the Motivated One’.
Boxing at the Games stepped into a brave new world without headguards and Mathew Martin, of Nauru, had a large lump on his head while Northern Ireland’s Michael Conlan had blood streaming down his face.
St Helens remain top of the First Utility Super League table but their 44-22 victory over Widnes was achieved at some cost with scrum-half Luke Walsh carried off on a stretcher with a nasty lower leg injury.
CHARLES SALE: Andy Hunt, former chief executive and chef de mission of the British Olympic Association, caused meltdown in the Team England camp at the Commonwealth Games by lunchtime on the first day.
Leeds overcame the absence of Kevin Sinfield to maintain their challenge for top spot with a hard-fought success that brought Salford's three-match winning run under former Leeds captain Iestyn Harris to an end.
Vincenzo Nibali ticked off another day on his way to the Tour de France title as the race left the mountains yesterday and raced north to Bergerac.
Arsenal's interest in Mario Balotelli looks to have been dealt a killer blow, after AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani claimed the controversial striker would be staying with the Italian club despite constant links with the North London side.
QPR have enquired about signing Marseille midfield maestro Mathieu Valbuena and want teenage Uruguay striker Kevin Mendez.
Kenny, a three-time Olympic champion, came from behind to beat Australia's Peter Lewis in the semi finals, but could not edge his way in front of Webster.
LAURA WILLIAMSON IN GLASGOW: It fell to Joanna Rowsell to reinstate English pride inside the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome on Friday.
MARTHA KELNER: Williams, 25, was eating dinner a week ago when he got a phone call to inform him he was being called up to England’s judo squad.
Through gritted teeth Michael Jamieson last night admitted his Commonwealth Games was over and he would be relegated to the role of 'cheerleader' after crashing out of the men’s 400m individual medley at the semi-final stages.
Adam Lallana's hopes of making a flying start to his Liverpool career have suffered a huge blow with a knee injury that will rule him out for six weeks. The England midfielder has suffered lateral collateral ligament damage.
The fate of Luis Suarez should become clearer before the start of the Spanish league season after the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) said it would try to hear the appeal in early August.
LAURA WILLIAMSON IN GLASGOW: Seven years ago Steve Way had high blood pressure, smoked 20 cigarettes a day and weighed 16-and-a-half-stone after gorging on takeaway curries and chocolate.
Southampton maintained their good pre-season form with a comfortable 1-0 win over Bournemouth at the Goldsands Stadium on Friday evening.
There could still be a place for Sir Bradley Wiggins at Team Sky despite saying his Grand Tour days are behind him, insists Sir Dave Brailsford.
Frank Lampard will be given every chance to extend his England career by New York City after moving to America’s Major League Soccer. New York’s director of football Claudio Reyna insists they will support Lampard's decision.
NICK HARRIS: Benjamin Proud got England off to a flying start in the Commonwealth Games pool on Friday night. The 19-year-old Londoner landed gold for his country in the 50 metres butterfly.
The scorer of the most important goal in Chelsea’s history is how Jose Mourinho described him this week and on Friday a deal was completed to bring him back. Didier Drogba is a Blue once more.
Tyson Fury is loading his washing machine and contemplating life without boxing.
SIMON JONES: Everton are showing an interest in AIK's highly-rated Sweden winger Nabil Bahoui - the 23-year-old has started the new Allsvenskan season well with six goals in 13 appearances.
West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has admitted the east London club shouldn't have put 'all their eggs in one basket' by signing injury-plagued Andy Carroll in 2012.
SIMON JONES: Hull City will finally complete a move for Andrew Robertson next week after agreeing a £3m fee with Dundee United for the full-back.
SIMON JONES: Cardiff City will need to bid £5m to prise Jose Fonte from Southampton.
LAURA WILLIAMSON IN GLASGOW: European 400 metres hurdles champion and Wales co-captain Rhys Williams, son of Wales and Lions rugby legend JJ Williams, was kicked out of the Games after failing a drugs test at the Glasgow Grand Prix on July 11.
SIMON JONES: Sunderland have agreed a deal to take Patrick Van Aanholt on loan from Chelsea. The 23-year-old, who has a year to run on his contract, spent the last two-and-a-half seasons at Vitesse Arnhem.
David Horsey recovered from a shaky start to hold a two-shot lead after the second round of the Russian Open in Moscow.
Didier Drogba has completed his dream return to Chelsea. The Ivorian has signed a one-year deal at Stamford Bridge, having become a legend at the club after being signed by Jose Mourinho for £24million in 2004.
JOE BERNSTEIN: Stoke City’s former Barcelona whizzkid Bojan Krkic has reclaimed the No27 shirt he wore when tipped to be the next Lionel Messi.
West Brom spent a record £10million on a player manager Alan Irvine has admitted he has never seen play. The Baggies shelled out on the Dynamo Kiev star Ideye Brown after taking advice from club scouts and watching DVDs.
Barcelona are looking to recapture the kind of form they hit under Pep Guardiola, when they dominated Europe, claims new captain Andres Iniesta
DOMINIC KING: Liverpool are on the brink of concluding a £20million deal to make Dejan Lovren the most expensive defender in their history.
Portuguese forward Bebe has joined Benfica in a £2.4million deal after four years with Manchester United. The 24-year-old was famously signed by Sir Alex Ferguson without even seeing a video of him playing.
Brendan Rodgers is splashing his Luis Suarez cash - and the Liverpool boss looks more focused than ever as he looks to go one step better in the Premier League this season.
Chelsea have added one last stop to their extensive European pre season tour - after confirming an appearance at a charity tournament in Turkey. The Blues will face Istanbul sides Fenerbache and Besitktas.
Arsene Wenger says that the imminent arrival of David Ospina will see the goalkeeper challenge Wojciech Szczesny for the No 1 jersey at Arsenal.
Camberley judoka Livesey had quit the sport after missing out on the squad for London 2012, before returning to full-time training.
Claudio Ranieri has managed four club in 10 years and banked at least £10million in compensation payments. Now Greece have taken a punt on the 'Tinkerman' despite his poor trophy record.
Megan Fletcher added to England's gold tally in the under-70kgs when she threw and then pinned down Moira de Villiers of New Zealand.
Fraizer Campbell has joined Crystal Palace from Cardiff in a deal thought to be in the region of £800k. Campbell will earn around £35,000-per-week at the south London outfit.
First Class Mail, who carries the colours of the Daily Mail and MailOnline, finished fifth to impressive Home Of The Brave when having his third career start over six furlongs at Newmarket on Friday night.
Tyson Fury is adamant he will not step foot in the same ring as British heavyweight rival Dereck Chisora in future after the Londoner pulled out of their scheduled fight this Saturday.
Leon Osman says Everton expect to sign Muhamed Besic within the next few days and hopes the new signing can make make a first appearance at his forthcoming testimonial.
Niki Lauda has apologised in person to all at Ferrari following his derogatory remarks made in the wake of Sunday's German Grand Prix.
Vincenzo Nibali wanted to show he was 'the boss' in winning his fourth stage of the 101st Tour de France on Thursday to all-but seal overall victory.
The 101st edition of the race may belong to Nibali, but the stage belonged to Navardauskas for a first Lithuanian win in the Tour.
Lewis Hamilton continued his long love affair with the Hungaroring by posting the fastest times in both Friday practice sessions ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Azerbaijan will make its debut on the 2016 Formula One calendar. A move for Baku, the capital city, to host the race was first revealed by Sportsmail in March.
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina wants to end his career in his native Spain as the uncertainty over his future persists. Reina is training with the Reds squad in America after finishing his loan deal at Napoli.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has refused to confirm if Angel di Maria is headed for the French capital by claiming that 'nothing is done'.
Sam Allardyce clearly won't be afraid to wield the axe this season. Both the Hammers and Newcastle players went on a tour of the Weta Studios in Wellington, who made the props for the Lord of the Rings films
Norwich are embroiled in a bizarre pre-season row over the identity of a side they thrashed 13-0. A complaint from a local Italian side forced the Canaries to update a match report on their website.
India's Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50 per cent of his first Test match fee after his involvement in an incident with England bowler James Anderson at Trent Bridge.
Atletico Madrid have joined the race to sign Belgium striker Divock Origi from Lille after Liverpool failed to close a deal for the £10million-rated Belgium World Cup forward.
The battle for Chelsea's No 1 jersey has started to heat up, with Petr Cech stating that he has no intention of sitting on the bench this season. With Thibaut Courtois returning to Stamford Bridge this season following three years at Atletico Madrid, Jose Mourinho will soon face a real headache over selection.
David 'Bumble' Lloyd, Nasser Hussain and Paul Newman debate whether Alastair Cook should resign as England captain and reflect on Kevin Pietersen latest comments.
Jos Buttler was 14 when he discovered he had not quite got to the pitch of the ball in a first XI game for King’s College Taunton against West Country rivals Blundell’s School. But he didn’t panic.
Over 4,000 Manchester United fans were left celebrating after a computer glitch meant they got the new strip at less than half price on the club website. This season's shirt, which features the name of the club's new strip sponsor, Chevrolet, went on sale earlier this summer priced £55.
Juventus and Chile star Arturo Vidal has ruled out a move to Manchester United, according to reports in Italy.
Yossi Benayoun has branded Joey Barton 'stupid' and 'embarrassing' in response to a tweet he made about the Middle East crisis.
CHRIS WHEELER: Frank Lampard has promised to visit the New York memorial dedicated to victims of the September 11 terror atrocity after insisting that he did not mean to insult them during an infamous drinking binge 13 years ago.
If the World Cup wasn't enough to whet your footballing appetite this summer, we've got another transfer window jam-packed with Premier League sides looking to revamp their squads. Here's your club-by-club guide to all the moves.
My aim heading to Germany was firstly to extend my lead in the championship over Lewis Hamilton, and then win what is my second home race after Monaco, so it was very special to win for myself and for Mercedes as it is one of the most important grands prix on the calendar for the team.
Bradford Bulls lose forward Chev Walker has posted a gruesome image on his official Twitter account of his hand sporting a huge gash.
The Tour de France is fast approaching its thrilling climax and you can be there to watch the final stage from an exclusive VIP vantage point on the Champs Elysees in the heart of Paris.
Poland's Rafal Majka has won the 17th stage of the Tour de France in a late breakaway on the last of four tough climbs in the Pyrenees. Vincenzo Nibali trailed by about a minute and gained key seconds on his main rivals as he retained the leader's yellow jersey.
Jeremie Boga scored a fantastic solo effort to earn Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea a draw in their first abroad friendly of the summer. Sportsmail’s CHARLIE SKILLEN has everything you need to know about the Blues’ newest starlet.
They are two giants of Dutch football. Johan Cruyff, arguably the country’s greatest player, and Louis van Gaal, one of the greatest managers of the modern era. And they have a feud which has festered throughout four decades.
Louis van Gaal the player would never have survived under Louis van Gaal the manager. On the ball he was a tall, talented if slow midfielder. But he also wanted to be the man who ran the show.
Louis van Gaal's march to the World Cup semi-finals began two years ago in a cosy hotel room with a blazing log fire.
Formula One will return to Mexico for the first time in 23 years after it was announced the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez will be included on the 2015 calendar.
PAUL NEWMAN: There is no question England want Joe Root to be the next England captain. But they did not expect it to be now, not when he is only 23 with just 19 Tests to his name.
After the dust settles on the World Cup, make sure you keep up-to-date with all the Premier League pre-season fixtures and results with Sportsmail.
Rory McIlroy looks to be celebrating his Open victory by spending some quality time with rumoured new love interest Sasha Gale. The 25-year-old has been spotted with Gale while out in Belfast as the Sun reports that the pair have been seeing each other.
He is ‘The Special One’. Jose Mourinho. But without Louis van Gaal, who knows if an incredible managerial career that contains two Champions League triumphs would have happened.
The Old Trafford dressing room has superstars and superstars have egos. But United players are about to learn that Louis van Gaal is big enough to take on any truculent star who thinks he is bigger than the club.
Alastair Cook will remain as England captain with Jos Buttler in line for his Test debut after being picked in a 13-man squad for the third match of the Investec series against India in Southampton.
Sir Alex Ferguson was famous for being the first in to work at Manchester United’s training ground and the last to leave.
Louis van Gaal believed he was about to become Manchester United manager 12 years ago — only for Sir Alex Ferguson to change his mind about retiring.
CHARLIE SKILLEN: Manchester United have got a new manager, in case you hadn't heard. Louis van Gaal's all-guns-blazing arrival into life at Old Trafford is already dominating the coming season's narrative. But while back pages have been dominated by teams in red, the Dutchman's former protégé Jose Mourinho has quietly been assembling the strongest side in the league.
SAM CUNNINGHAM: Hundreds of millions are once again being spent in the transfer market this summer, but there is still no greater feeling of satisfaction for a club than to bring through a youngster and see them flourish in the first team.
It is not surprising that there are two conflicting sides to Louis van Gaal. As a child his life was part firm discipline, part pampering.
Sportsmail has exclusive extracts from Maarten Meijer's explosive new book on the Dutchman which lifts the lid on the new man in charge at Old Trafford.
There are some things even Louis van Gaal cannot control. A life that has always had hard work, discipline and order as its core values was sent into a whirlwind when his first wife lost her fight with cancer.
JONATHAN MCEVOY: We have read on social media over the last few days that Lewis Hamilton is suffering from a German bias within Mercedes, but I'll argue this is far from the case.
Steven Gerrard was the best English midfielder since Paul Gascoigne, but you have to ask why England didn’t get more out of him. People talk about David Beckham and Paul Scholes, but Gerrard had everything — quick as lightning, he covered so much ground, tackled hard and, boy, could he pass.
Steven Gerrard made 114 appearances for England. By his own, brutal, reckoning, there were not enough good ones. On the occasion of his hundredth cap, Gerrard put the figure at no more than six or seven great games.
It’s not easy retiring from England. You don’t just pick up the phone and tell the Football Association you have had enough then quietly move on. Ending an England career is big news and I know exactly how Steven Gerrard felt on Monday when he announced that he had reached the end of the line with his country. I made the same move in 2007, even though I briefly returned for the World Cup in 2010.
MARK WEBSTER: It was going to take something special to get things going again on the old sofa. For a month of glorious World Cup football, we telly watching fans were held transfixed as the good stuff just kept on coming.
Each January, the Birmingham Post publishes its rich list. The last one contained 20 names of Midlands business folk that, by the calculations of its experts, could afford to purchase Aston Villa outright. Yet still, nobody has.
Ahead of the 2014/15 Premier League season, Sportsmail takes a look at the brand new strips set to feature as they are unveiled.
ADRIAN DURHAM: Arsene Wenger must deliver real sucess at The Emirates this season. The FA Cup final was a nice day out, but it is time for him to win the Premier League or Champions League.
Manchester United's relationship with Nike finally hit rock bottom when the Barclays Premier League club began displaying branding from rivals manufacturers at their Carrington training ground earlier this year.
On Thursday night in Lausanne, Switzerland, three sprinters broke the 10-second barrier for the 100 metres: Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers. Gatlin’s 9.80secs was the quickest time in the world this year.

Have your say: Will Apple's new iTime watch live up to the hype?
text Have your say: Will Apple's new iTime watch live up to the hype? An Apple patent for a smartwatch was revealed today, with the device apparently to be called the iTime. (itproportal)
Hammond: West 'Losing Sympathy For Israel'
text Hammond: West 'Losing Sympathy For Israel' Israel's warned of the "grave concern" over rising civilian deaths, as it vows to hunt Hamas cross - border tunnels under any truce. (skynews world)
Farmer's wife threatens to leave husband in solar panel row
text Farmer's wife threatens to leave husband in solar panel row Sue Young is so appalled by her husband's plan to create a 55 - acre solar farm on their land that she has enlisted villagers asking them to join her fight against the proposal (telegraph)