Johanna Konta to face Venus Williams in first WTA final of her career

Congleton Guardian: Johanna Konta reached her first-ever WTA final in Stanford

8:00am Sunday 24th July 2016

Johanna Konta advanced to the first WTA final of her career with a straight-sets victory over Dominika Cibulkova at the Bank of the West Classic.

Australian Olympic Committee says athletes' village in Rio 'not safe or ready'

Congleton Guardian: Australia claims their accommodation at the Olympic Village in Rio is uninhabitable

5:38pm Sunday 24th July 2016

Australia's team bosses have refused to move staff or athletes into the Olympic Village in Rio after claiming the buildings are dangerous and uninhabitable.

Jose Mourinho criticises question on shaking hands with Pep Guardiola

Congleton Guardian: Jose Mourinho, pictured, was unimpressed at being asked about shaking hands with Pep Guardiola

3:07pm Sunday 24th July 2016

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho bristled when asked if he would shake Pep Guardiola's hand, insisting he has a "normal" relationship with the new Manchester City boss.

Sports minister Tracey Crouch prepared to withdraw funding if FA fails to reform

Congleton Guardian: Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has warned the FA could lose their public funding

11:58am Sunday 24th July 2016

Sports minister Tracey Crouch has warned the Football Association it could stand to lose government funding if it does not reform.

Celtic complete the signing of former Liverpool defender Kolo Toure

Congleton Guardian: Kolo Toure, pictured, and Brendan Rodgers will be working together again at Celtic

3:31pm Sunday 24th July 2016

Celtic have completed the signing of Kolo Toure in a move that reunites the defender with his former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

Paula Radcliffe: IOC decision is a sad day for clean sport

Congleton Guardian: Paula Radcliffe has criticised the IOC for not banning Russia from Rio 2016.

7:27pm Sunday 24th July 2016

Paula Radcliffe has declared the International Olympic Committee's refusal to implement a blanket ban on Russia from the Rio Games as a "sad day for clean sport".

England urged to finish the job after declining the follow-on against Pakistan

Congleton Guardian: England assistant Paul Farbrace is adamant that not putting Pakistan into bat is the right decision

8:41pm Sunday 24th July 2016

Alastair Cook's unexpected decision to decline the follow-on option at Old Trafford, despite a lead of 391 runs, has put the onus on England to prove him right in the second Investec Test.

Chris Froome joins elite with third Tour de France win

Congleton Guardian: Chris Froome claimed his third Tour de France title, becoming the first British rider to do so

6:59pm Sunday 24th July 2016

Chris Froome crossed the line arm-in-arm with his Team Sky team-mates as he joined the elite club of three-time Tour de France winners on Sunday.

Olympic chiefs leave 'confusing mess' as large Russian team look set for Rio

Congleton Guardian: Russia has not been handed a blanket ban from the Rio Olympics

3:12pm Sunday 24th July 2016

The International Olympic Committee's refusal to ban Russia from the Rio Games was widely condemned on Sunday.

Lewis Hamilton highlights Spanish crash after hitting the front in F1 title race

Congleton Guardian: Lewis Hamilton has won the Hungarian Grand Prix for a fifth time (AP)

2:55pm Sunday 24th July 2016

Lewis Hamilton has described his dramatic crash with Nico Rosberg at the Spanish Grand Prix as the turning point in his season after moving six points clear of his Mercedes team-mate with a record-breaking victory in Hungary.


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