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Nico Rosberg secures pole for Hungarian Grand Prix

Rosberg will line up first on the grid on Sunday. Credit: Reuters

Nico Rosberg snatched pole position from his championship rival Lewis Hamilton for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix with his final throw of the dice in a dramatic qualifying session.

Hamilton, who is just one point adrift of Rosberg in the title race, appeared on course to secure pole, but, courtesy of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, had to abort his final timed run after Fernando Alonso spun ahead of him in his McLaren.

It allowed Rosberg, who was further behind his Mercedes team-mate on the track, to improve on his time with his very last lap to secure pole. Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen will line up on the second row for Red Bull.


Man United legend witnesses Nautical Haven victory

Joint-owner Sir Alex Ferguson was on hand to witness Nautical Haven break his duck at the third time of asking in the Sky Bet Making Betting Better Median Auction Maiden Stakes at York.

A promising sixth on his debut over this course and distance, he was then a little disappointing on his next outing at Chester.

But sent off at 5-1 under Tom Eaves, the Kevin Ryan-trained juvenile blasted out of the stalls and never saw another rival, holding off Storm Cry by three-quarters of a length.

"I'm not sure if he needed a run at Chester or what but we expected a bit more there," said Ferguson, who owns the Harbour Watch colt with Jack Hanson.

"His first run was very good and that's confirmed it. I'm not sure but he could go back to five furlongs looking at that as he had them all off the bridle fairly early."

Former Liverpool defender in Glasgow to join Celtic

Toure is in Glasgow ahead of a move to the Scottish champions. Credit: PA

Former Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has arrived in Glasgow ahead of an anticipated move to Celtic.

The 35-year-old was photographed outside Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow ahead of a medical on Saturday morning.

The Ivory Coast international could now sign for Celtic before they fly out to Kazakhstan on Monday for their Champions League qualifier against Astana.

The former Manchester City and Arsenal centre-back will be the second signing made by his one-time Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers since he took over as manager.

Two Celtic central defenders, Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata, are injured while Efe Ambrose was dropped for the second leg of their triumph over Lincoln Red Imps after his mistake cost the Scottish champions a losing goal in Gibraltar.

Celtic have until the eve of Wednesday's third qualifying round first leg to make one wildcard signing that could feature against Astana.


Moyes excited about 'continuing' Big Sam's 'good work'

Moyes is excited about his return to the Premier League with Sunderland. Credit: PA

David Moyes is relishing the chance to succeed new England manager Sam Allardyce at Sunderland and return to the Premier League.

Allardyce was confirmed as Roy Hodgson's successor with the national team on Friday, leaving a Premier League vacancy at the Stadium of Light.

A statement published on Sunderland's official website on Saturday morning revealed former Manchester United manager Moyes, 53, has arrived on Wearside on a four-year contract.

Moyes said on

I am delighted to have joined Sunderland. I am relishing the challenge and excited by the opportunity.

I have taken over a big British club with a great support and I'm looking forward to working in the Premier League again. I look forward to continuing the good work done by Sam.

– Sunderland manager David Moyes

Rooney backs FA decision to appoint Allardyce

Rooney believes Allardyce is a 'good' appointment for England. Credit: PA

Wayne Rooney believes Sam Allardyce is a good appointment as England manager.

Skipper Rooney, his country's all-time leading goalscorer, was part of a Three Lions side which was humiliated by Iceland at last month's European Championship and suggestions followed that he may retire from the international stage.

But the Manchester United forward, who turns 31 in October, is keen to continue and is relishing working with Allardyce.

Rooney told various newspapers:

Yeah, I think it's a good appointment for England. He will probably bring a different way of playing to England and hopefully it's a good way and we can be successful under him.

I only know him through teams he has managed. I have seen him a few times off the pitch, but it's like everyone, I know him through the teams in the Premier League. Am I going to carry on? Of course. It was asked of me after the Euros, but yes, I'll be there.

– Man United forward Wayne Rooney

Mourinho sends Man United defender out on loan

Varela is set to join Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan. Credit: PA

Uruguayan defender Guillermo Varela is set to join Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan from Manchester United.

The Premier League club announced on their website on Saturday morning that they had reached agreement for the player to sign for the Bundesliga outfit until June 30, 2017.

Varela made his senior United bow in a goalless home draw against West Ham last December and made a total of 10 starts for the first team.

He also scored the title-clinching goal for the under-21s last season at Tottenham.

The 23-year-old came on as a substitute in Jose Mourinho's first game in charge of United - a 2-0 friendly win at Wigan last weekend - but did not travel to China for their pre-season tour.

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