Morning, it’s Alex Broun here giving you a bitesize look at what’s going on today.
FIFA have announced their 10-man shortlist for its annual Best Men’s Player award, with many of the usual suspects making the cut.
Cristiano Ronaldo is among the favourites to win it again, but this year it’s not Lionel Messi who is his greatest challenger – World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe and the tournament’s best player Luka Modric.
We check out all the contenders HERE.
Along with the player’s shortlist the shortlist for Coach of the Year has also been announced.
World Cup-winner France’s Didier Deschamps looks like the front runner but he has some stiff competition in three-peat Champions League boss, Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane, and the conqueror of the Premier League, Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola.
We look at all the candidates HERE.
Joe Root hopes to be a big source of runs for England in the eagerly anticipated Test series against India, but his part-time off-spin bowling could also come in handy after he took a stunning four wickets for just five runs in Yorkshire’s win over Lancashire in the Roses clash in County Championship.
Sport360 cricket writer Ashish Peter looks at why Root’s contributions will be valuable with both the bat and ball.
FEATURE OF THE DAY
Former Bordeaux forward Malcom looked all set to sign for Roma on Tuesday but out of the blue (and red) Barcelona swooped into hijack the Brazilian wonderkid.
It won’t be the last time a player is stolen from under the noses of a prospective employer.
Matt Jones takes a fascinating look at five of the biggest football hijackings in history from Roy Keane to Ronaldinho.
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