Mick McCarthy has ruled himself of taking over at Nottingham Forest despite being long odds-on to do so at one stage in Paddy Power’s online betting. Alex Ferguson’s son Darren has taken over from McCarthy at the head of the market. Dundee have been invited to replace Rangers next season in the Scottish Premier Legue rather than relegated Dunfermline. Daniel Sturridge has joined up with Team GB after recovering from viral meningitis and should be fit to play in the Olympics
Practice continues at Royal Lytham ahead of Thursday’s Open Championship. Other players have joined in the chorus of disapproval about the rough after Tiger Woods stated earlier that it was ‘unplayable’ saying he new saw it that ‘that high or thick or dense’ ahead of his 15th Major win attempt.
Killarney (5.50) annual summer festival kicks off tonight in Ireland while there’s also Monday night action from Windsor (6.10) and Wolverhampton (6.00).
Tour De France
Pierrick Fedrigo claimed France’s fourth win of the Tour de France on stage 15 to Pau on Monday. Bradley Wiggins retained the Tour leader’s yellow jersey and a lead of 2mins 5secs over team-mate Chris Froome in second.