Adam Lallana: Liverpool midfielder facing 'a couple of months' out with thigh injury

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is set to miss “a couple of months” because of a thigh injury, Reds’ manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed. The 29-year-old sustained the injury during his side’s Audi Cup final defeat by Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. “I think we can pretty much rule him out of August and September,” said Klopp….

Reckless England facing defeat in second Test – report & video

Media playback is not supported on this device Second Investec Test, Trent Bridge, day two South Africa 335 & 75-1: Elgar 38*, Amla 23* England 205: Root 78, Bairstow 45, Maharaj 3-21 South Africa lead by 205 runs Scorecard England face defeat in the second Test against South Africa after a reckless batting display on…

Chinese Super League: Transfer window opens with clubs facing 100% signings tax

Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs face a 100% tax on signings as their mid-season transfer window opens on Monday. The country’s Football Association (CFA) is proposing the measure for loss-making clubs in order to try to curb the league’s extravagant spending. Chinese clubs spent £331m during the country’s winter transfer window, which was more than…

Stokes likely to bowl but facing fitness test

Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Venues: The Oval, Edgbaston, Cardiff. Dates: 1-18 June Coverage: Highlights every evening on BBC Two, ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; in-play highlights and text commentary on the BBC Sport website Ben Stokes is set to bowl…

Thomas facing 'one of the biggest challenges' at Giro

Media playback is not supported on this device Geraint Thomas will venture into “uncharted territory” when he leads Team Sky in a Grand Tour for the first time at the Giro d’Italia. Thomas will share the leadership with Mikel Landa, having previously played a supporting role for his team-mates. The 100th edition of the Giro,…

Warwickshire: Bears boss Ashley Giles admits they are facing relegation 'scrap'

Warwickshire boss Ashley Giles admits that his ageing Bears squad are already facing a relegation “scrap” after making an awful start to the season. Under first-team coach Jim Troughton and skipper Ian Bell, the Bears have begun the new Championship season with successive innings defeats. “I’ve every confidence in Jim and Belly, who are the…