Rodriguez revels in 'dream' move

Durham Times: James Rodriguez wants to help continue Real Madrid's success

11:03pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

James Rodriguez is determined to make history at Real Madrid rather than crumble under the pressure of becoming the fourth most expensive player of all time.

Matthew to fly England flag

Durham Times: Squash player Nick Matthew will be the England flag bearer for the Commonwealth Games

2:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Sheffield's Nick Matthew will lead Team England into the Commonwealth Games after being named as the squad's flag bearer.

Dyke: FA won't leave FIFA

Durham Times: FA chairman Greg Dyke, right, says the FA is unlikely to support Sepp Blatter, should he stand for re-election

2:52pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Greg Dyke admits the FA is unlikely to back Sepp Blatter if he stands for re-election as FIFA president, but says England will not walk out of the governing body to bring about change.

Rogers claims stage 16 victory

Durham Times: Michael Rogers crosses the line to take the stage victory (AP)

5:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Michael Rogers claimed a first ever Tour de France stage victory as he out-sprinted Thomas Voeckler.

Queen's horse fails drugs test

Durham Times: Five-year-old Estimate, centre, tested positive for morphine

7:13pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A racehorse owned by the Queen has tested positive for morphine, a prohibited substance, Buckingham Palace announced.

Celtic cruise in CL qualifier

Durham Times: Virgil van Dijk, right, scored twice in Celtic's comfortable win

9:56pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Celtic eased through to the Champions League third qualifying round with an emphatic 4-0 win over KR Reykjavik at the BT Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh.

Yorkshire reclaim top spot

Durham Times: Yorkshire's Adil Rashid celebrated his season's best figures of four for 27

9:56pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Yorkshire returned to the top of the LV= County Championship Division One table when they completed a comprehensive 220-run victory over Middlesex at Scarborough by bowling them out for 201.

Woodward: We can make big signings

Durham Times: Ed Woodward is not afraid to spend big to get Manchester United back to winning ways

10:46pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Ed Woodward insists Manchester United are ready and willing to break the British transfer record if new manager Louis van Gaal decides they need to do so.

Racism claims mar City youth game

Durham Times: Seko Fofana was allegedly racially abused during a game in Croatia

11:36pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A friendly match between Manchester City's elite development under-21 team and Croatian side HNK Rijeka has been cancelled after 19-year-old midfielder Seko Fofana was allegedly racially abused by an opposition player.

Moores backs captain Cook

Durham Times: Peter Moores, right, is convinced Alastair Cook, left, is the right man to lead England

5:15pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

England stood by their united assurances that Alastair Cook is still the man to lead them forward, by confirming him as captain for the third Investec Test against India.


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