Simon Clarke conquers the cobbles to win stage 5 – Tour de France

Australian veteran Simon Clarke pipped fellow escapee Taco van der Hoorn in a pulsating photo finish to Stage 5 in Arenberg on a day of untold drama on the cobblestones of northern France. Wout van Aert retained the yellow jersey but Jumbo-Visma had a nightmare as Primoz Roglic conceded over two minutes to defending champion Tadej Pogacar.

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Wout Van Aert solos to stage 4 victory – Tour de France

Wout van Aert spread his wings in Stage 4 of the Tour de France, soloing clear with 10km to go with a devastating attack after Jumbo-Visma blew the race apart on the final climb. “I didn’t want to take the risk anymore,” Van Aert said after ending his run of three successive second places and strengthening his grip on the yellow and green jerseys.

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Mauricio Pochettino sacked by PSG with Christophe Galtier appointed as replacement

Mauricio Pochettino has left Paris Saint-Germain and Nice boss Christophe Galtier has been confirmed as his successor on a two-year deal. Pochettino was sacked despite winning Ligue 1 but his failure to deliver a Champions League title proved to be his undoing as the French giants continue their quest for a European title.

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Arsenal sign Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City

Arsenal have completed the signing of Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus on a long-term contract from Premier League champions Manchester City. The fee for the 25-year-old is understood to be £45m and he moves to the Emirates after undergoing a medical and agreeing personal terms.

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