There are certain situations you can prepare for, but as Andy Murray waited to go on Centre Court before his historic victory in the Wimbledon final two years ago, nerves got to him. “Forty minutes before I went on the court I didn’t know what was happening to my body, what was going on,” Murray recalled last week. “I was so nervous. I had felt absolutely fine in the morning. So when that came, I was like, ‘Why was I not feeling that way two hours ago? What’s going on?’” (The Independent)
Novak Djokovic has been forced to deny that he has cheated during matches despite admitting that he and his coaching staff have communicated while play has been going on. (The Times)
Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Arsene Wenger beats Manchester United to Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal. (The Telegraph)
Manchester City have been given encouragement in their pursuit of Fabian Delph after it emerged the Aston Villa midfielder has a modest £8m release clause. Delph pleasantly surprised Villa fans by agreeing fresh terms in January, six months before his deal ran out, saying he could not have stomached leaving the club on a free transfer this summer. He felt a debt of loyalty to owner Randy Lerner following the American’s warm approach amid some serious injury problems. (Daily Mail)
ENGLAND coach Mark Sampson celebrated joining a special club as his women’s side made history by reaching the World Cup semi-finals. (The Express)
Phil Neville has joined Valencia as their assistant manager. Although he has yet to confirm the deal, the former Manchester United and Everton player is to work for Peter Lim’s project with the Spanish club, the Singaporian billionaire having bought them last year before Nuno, the club’s Portuguese coach, guided them to a Champions League return. (The Guardian)
Raheem Sterling’s move to Manchester City is a ‘done deal’ according to former Liverpool manager Roy Evans. (The Mirror)
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