July 28 Social Zone: Another Newcastle United match, another stream of abuse for Steve Bruce

Magpies boss comes under fire again following 1-1 friendly draw with Rotherham, while there are COVID concerns for Cristiano Ronaldo.

SOCCER: Apologies for the bad language but I guess 'you're just a pale imitation of Steve McClaren' doesn't scan.

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SOCCER: Staying with Newcastle. People have been asking why all of the players have a number four on the front of their shirts. Once you see it, you can't unsee it.

SOCCER: It always feels a waste to score decent goals in pre-season, though Southampton's Moussa Djenepo clearly doesn't think so.

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SOCCER: Worrying news for Cristiano Ronaldo. His sister is in hospital with pneumonia after contracting COVID. The 44-year-old singer revealed she had not been vaccinated and was now recovering in Funchal Hospital.

OLYMPICS: Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini takes extreme measures to combat the heat and humidity during his defeat to Daniil Medvedev.

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OLYMPICS: German judo star Martyna Trajdos has been forced to defend her coach after this pre-fight ritual went viral. "That's the ritual which I chose before fights," she said. "My coach is just doing what I want him to."

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OLYMPICS: I watched a lot of this yesterday and I have to say, the mountain biking is pretty brutal.

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OLYMPICS: Italo Ferreira, surfing's first-ever Olympic gold medalist, celebrates in style.

CRICKET: Nottinghamshire and England seam bowler Mike Hendrick died this week, aged 72. He had been suffering from bowel and liver cancer. Here, just days before his death, legends of the game met up to say a final goodbye to their friend and former team-mate.

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