SUAREZ OPENS MOUTH, FAILS TO ENDEAR HIMSELF AGAIN
Yesterday we said we couldn't promise Luis Suarez that his week would get any better, and what do you know, it hasn't. First up the Uruguayan's attempts to reach a "friendly" resolution to his exit row with Liverpool weren't helped by him opening his mouth and coming out with gems such as "it's not that I want to or am desperate to leave, but...". Then, Liverpool owner John W Henry delivered a crushing blow to the striker's hopes of leaving Anfield by claiming a sale to any other club would be "ludicrous". Needless to say, sympathy among the masses for Suarez remains in short supply, even if he does have at least one vocal supporter.
FABREGAS SPEAKS HIS MIND - A MONTH LATE
At least one tedious transfer story was put to bed over the last 24 hours as Cesc Fabregas spoke to the world for the first time since Manchester United showed an interest in signing him. As expected, the Spain midfielder came out with all the usual stuff - "always my dream to play here", "never thought about leaving", "never had a problem here", "only going to stay at Barca" etc - which rather begs the question Cesc: why didn't you just say all this a month ago and spare us all a load of grief?
MURRAY PERFORMANCE GIVES ENGLAND HOPE
Andy Murray exited the Montreal Masters earlier than planned after a 6-4 6-3 defeat to Latvian Ernests Gulbis. The loss came on the same day Murray's mother, Judy, spoke with impeccable timing about how Scottish football can be inspired by Andy's achievements, just days before Scotland take on England at Wembley. It's unclear just how Gordon Strachan will use Murray's rather tame performance in the US to gee up his charges next Wednesday. England can only hope the Scotland boss at least tries to incorporate it into his team talk.
HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW?
Rory McIlroy lifted his normally glued-on cap long enough for the crowd to catch a glimpse of a fresh haircut on Thursday, and the new stream-lined look initially to gave the Northern Irishman renewed confidence after what can only be described as a hairy season so far. He blitzed the front nine at the US PGA Championship but soon fell off the pace and ended the day four shots behind leaders Jim Furyk and Adam Scott.
THIS VIDEO MADE US LAUGH - FOOTBALL MANAGER PICKS UP FREAK INJURY
Argentine football manager Mauricio Pellegrino of Estudiantes managed to injure himself giving instructions to his players.
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Newspapers reported that Gareth Bale's impending arrival at Real Madrid will not be met with universal approval in the club's dressing room. Citing an unnamed source allegedly overhearing a restaurant conversation, Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos - who are widely seen as running the Real dressing room - were questioning the club's pursuit of the Spurs winger.
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THE AGENDA - WHAT'S ON TODAY
Following accusations from Australian quarters of being "smug, arrogant and dismissive" (Shane Warne) and cheating (television station Channel Nine), England will be under scrutiny as they begin the fourth Ashes Test at Chester-Le-Street.
Rio Ferdinand cashes in on his time at Manchester United tonight with a testimonial game against La Liga side Sevilla. Boris Becker, Olly Murs, Tinchy Strider, Dynamo the magician and Wretch 32 will all play. Wayne Rooney will not. Kick-off is at 7:30pm.
Suarez, Bale, Rooney - what will today's transfer tittle-tattle throw up? Probably little different, but with Eurobot being fired up as usual, you can keep up to date with anything interesting that does happen. And anything not interesting that doesn't happen. That's the beauty of the 'Bot.