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Morning Wrap: Mancini signs five-year deal at City

by Sean Goff | July 10, 2012

Football

  • Andy Carroll could soon be booking Italian lessons down the local polytechnic as Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admits he would consider sending the striker on a loan move to AC Milan.
  • Contrary to wild rumours that swept the internet yesterday Roberto Mancini has signed a £30m+ five-year-deal that keeps him at Manchester City until 2017.
  • Chelsea are reported to have beaten Spurs to sign the highly-rated Brazilian midfielder Oscar in a deal understood to be worth more than £22m.
  • QPR eye the Asian market after signing Ji-Sung Park from Manchester United on a two-year-deal.
  • Paul Lambert tells Irish goalkeeper Shay Given that he is not guaranteed his place in the Villains line-up.
  • Betting: Premier League matches
  • Betting: Premier League outright

Racing

  • Fairyhouse has lost the fight against the elements and today’s rearranged meeting has been abandoned. Racing in the UK goes ahead at Pontefract (2.30), Wolverhampton (2.15), Southwell (6.o5)  and Uttoxeter (6.15). Roscommon (5.55) is the sole Irish meeting.
  • Strong Suit has been supplemented for Saturday’s July Cup at Newmarket despite trainer Richard Hannon’s earlier reservations about the ground. Aidan O’Brien’s Excelebration wasn’t declared among the 21-strong field at the six-day stage. Ballydoyle rely on Power, Reply and After instead.
  • The 1994 Grand National winner Minnehoma has died age 29. Trained by Martin Pipe, he gave Richard Dunwoody his second and final win in the great race and was owned by former Hamster lover and British comedian Freddie Starr.
  • Betting: Tuesday’s cards and latest prices

Cricket

  • There are concerns for South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher’s long-term vision after an eye-injury ruled him out of the tour of England. Boucher has flown home to recover after taking a direct hit from a wayward cricket stump in Monday’s match against Somerset.
  • England play Australia at Old Trafford today looking for a 4-0 victory in the ODI Series.
  • Betting: Latest cricket

Golf

  • The build-up to the Open Championship continues with the Scottish Open and John Deere Classic in the US both set to tee-off tomorrow.
  • A Major win should be enough but next week’s winner at Royal Lytham will pocket  £900,000 – the same as Darren Clarke’s win at Sandwich last summer.
  • The runner-up will trouser £520,000 and anyone finishing in the top 10 will walk away with a six-figure sum from a total purse of £5m.
  • Betting: Scottish Open
  • Betting: John Deere Classic
  • Betting: Open Championship

Tour de France

  • Britain’s Bradley Wiggins beat Chris Froome to record a 1-2 in Monday’s time trial.
  • The stunning performance kept Wiggins in the yellow jersey/skinsuit ahead of Wednesday’s Stage 10 Macon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine (194.5km).
  • Tuesday is a rest day.
  • Betting: Stages
  • Betting: Outright

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