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Chris Froome makes vow to prove he’s clean after stunning Tour de France win 

MATT LAWTON: In response to those now trying to discredit him, Chris Froome is planning to publish the results of a thorough physiological test he intends to have after the Tour de France. Sport | Mail Online

Newcastle 1-2 Club Atlas: Steve McClaren suffers defeat for first time in friendly

Steve McClaren tasted defeat for the first time as Newcastle boss after his side were beaten by Mexicans Club Atlas in the first game of their pre-season tour. Sport | Mail Online

Stephane Sessegnon set for West Brom exit after being omitted from club’s pre-season tour to America

Stephane Sessegnon is to leave West Bromwich Albion after he was left off the club’s tour to the USA. The club's interest in Steven Caulker has also cooled after being told he will cost £8million. Sport | Mail Online

Shane Watson ‘dropped’ from Australia team for next Ashes Test against England

Shane Watson has been dropped from the Australia team for this week's second Ashes Test against England and will be replaced by fellow all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, according to reports. Sport | Mail Online

Philadelphia Union 1-4 Bournemouth: Cherries start pre-season campaign in positive fashion with victory in America

Newly-promoted Bournemouth began their preparations for the new season with a convincing 4-1 win over MLS side Philadelphia Union on Wednesday. Sport | Mail Online

Jack Grealish will only fulfill his potential at Aston Villa if he lives ‘like a monk’, insists assistant manager Ray Wilkins

Ray Wilkins has advised Jack Grealish to ‘live like a monk’ in order to fulfill his potential as Tim Sherwood insisted the young Aston Villa star must ‘knuckle down’. Sport | Mail Online

Randy Lerner likely to stay on as Aston Villa owner according to manager Tim Sherwood after takeover talks collapse 

Randy Lerner is expected to continue as Aston Villa owner into the new season, according to manager Tim Sherwood. Villa were believed to be in advanced stages of a prospective takeover. Sport | Mail Online

Carl Frampton, Scott Quigg, Anthony Crolla and David Price will fly flag for UK boxing this weekend in flurry of good fights

JEFF POWELL: UK boxing is booming and this coming weekend brings a flurry of good fights to prove it as Carl Frampton, Scott Quigg, Anthony Crolla and David Price all take to the ring. Sport | Mail Online

Brad Haddin to miss second Ashes Test as Darren Lehmann considers handing the gloves to back-up keeper Peter Nevill 

LAWRENCE BOOTH: Australia’s Ashes tour was in crisis after experienced wicketkeeper Brad Haddin was forced to pull out of the second Test at Lord’s for personal reasons. Sport | Mail Online

Robin van Persie bids final farewell to Premier League as striker thanks Arsenal and Manchester United fans for support 

With Robin van Persie putting pen to paper on a four-year deal at Fenerbahce, the striker took to Twitter to bid a final goodbye to English football. Sport | Mail Online

Thai All Stars 0-4 Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers’ side get off to winning start on pre-season tour thanks to goals from Lazar Markovic, Mamadou Sakho, Adam Lallana and Divock Origi

Jordan Henderson began his attempt to step into the shoes of former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard with a moment of brilliance as the Reds began their pre-season tour with a comfortable win. Sport | Mail Online

Manchester City complete £49m Raheem Sterling signing from Liverpool as Manuel Pellegrini hails capture of ‘one of the best attacking players in world football’

Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City's £49million signing of Raheem Sterling means they have captured 'one of the best attacking players in world football'. Sport | Mail Online

Manchester United now boast one of the best midfields in the world… but where will Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin fit in?

Louis van Gaal has assembled one of the richest midfields in football, but it has left him with the biggest conundrum of all. Just how does he fit them into his Manchester United side? Sport | Mail Online

Liverpool are a great institution but the sad truth is they’ve become a selling club… their stars will always find a way to leave Anfield 

JOE BERNSTEIN: If losing Luis Suarez was a misfortune, the exit of Raheem Sterling looks like carelessness from Liverpool's point of view. How can Liverpool say they are not a selling club? Sport | Mail Online

Raheem Sterling completes Manchester City medical ahead of £49m move from Liverpool

Raheem Sterling took another step towards completing his £49million move from Liverpool to Manchester City after undergoing his medical on Tuesday. Sport | Mail Online

Liverpool vs True Thai All Stars LIVE: Follow the pre-season action as it happens

Liverpool's preparations for the new campaign begin in earnest on Tuesday when they face True Thai All Stars in a pre-season friendly. Follow all the action with Sportsmail. Sport | Mail Online

Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United, City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid latest plus rest from Premier League 

With the Premier League returning in just under a month and the transfer window officially open for business managers across the country, and Europe, are frantically trying to improve their squads. Sport | Mail Online

Lionel Messi kits son Thiago out in Newell’s Old Boys polo shirt for intimate holiday photo in the Caribbean

There has been much speculation over where Lionel Messi will finish his impressive career, but it is clear boyhood club Newell's Old Boys still hold a special place in his heart. Sport | Mail Online

Victor Valdes not selected for Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the USA as keeper’s future is left in doubt

Louis van Gaal chose not to select goalkeeper Victor Valdes for Manchester United's pre-season tour of the USA, it has emerged. The 33-year-old has attracted interest from Turkish side Antalyaspor. Sport | Mail Online

Jamie Carragher: Manchester City are paying Liverpool well over the odds for £49million Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling's protracted transfer has landed the 20-year-old with his fair share of critics and he has a lot to prove. Here, Sportsmail columnist JAMIE CARRAGHER answers the big questions. Sport | Mail Online

Carl Froch announces retirement from boxing with four-time world champion joining Sky Sports

Four-time champion world champion Carl Froch has announced his retirement from boxing. The 38-year-old twice won the WBC title during a glittering career. Sport | Mail Online

Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin check in at Manchester United but are Angel di Maria and David de Gea heading for the Old Trafford exit door?

Manchester United left for a pre-season tour of America with almost £80million of new players on board but uncertainty still lingers over the futures of David de Gea and Angel di Maria. Sport | Mail Online

Cristiano Ronaldo joins up with Real Madrid squad in Australia as they prepare for International Champions Cup tour 

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has linked up with his team-mates in Melbourne ahead of their participation in the International Champions Cup. Sport | Mail Online

Carlos Tevez reveals he ‘always thought about returning home’ as he is paraded in front of 40,000 Boca fans and Diego Maradona  

Carlos Tevez hailed his long-awaited return to Boca as the best day of his life as he was greeted by more than 40,000 supporters, including Diego Maradona, in a jubilant homecoming. Sport | Mail Online

Jordan Spieth ‘feels he can do things that others haven’t done’ as America’s golfing superstar arrives at St Andrews in pursuit of his third major of the year at The Open

The pavement in front of Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas was briefly green when a downpour made ink bleed from a replica flag marking former pupil Jordan Spieth's Masters win. Sport | Mail Online