Premier League and Football League fixtures for 2012/13 come out at 9am. First the first time in 44 years Man City go into a season as champions. Other clubs of interest are Blackburn and Bolton who are back in the Championship and Conference winners Fleetwood who start life in the Football League
British light-middleweight Brian Rose took a step towards elite level with a battling 12th-round stoppage of Joachim Alcine in Blackpool
Tyson Fury recovered from a knockdown to knock out Steve Cunningham in the seventh round of their heavyweight clash at Madison Square Garden
Brendan Rodgers marks his 50th match as Liverpool manager knowing his work in returning the club to Europe's elite has barely started.