Oldham have pulled out of a deal to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans. The development comes after some of the club’s board members were reportedly threatened by fans.
Despite the fact that two sponsors had walked away from the club Oldham looked set to go ahead with the move but have now performed a dramatic u-turn. Evans himself released a statement today, apologising to his victim and distancing himself from those who reportedly threatened staff at the club.
He said: "I do remain limited at present by what I can say due to the ongoing referral to the Criminal Cases Review Commission and whilst I continue to maintain my innocence, I wish to make it clear that I wholeheartedly apologise for the effects that night in Rhyl has had on many people, not least the woman concerned.”
No Liverpool return for Gerrard
Staying with football and LA Galaxy president Chris Klein says Steven Gerrard will not be loaned back to Liverpool. The 34-year-old ha signed a deal with the MLS club after announcing his decision to quit Anfield last week.
"Gerrard's focus will be LA Galaxy," Klein told BBC Radio 5 live. He added: "Signing Steven ranks right up there and we're very excited about it. The attention it has created has been incredible. He's a worldwide name and people are very excited."
Wiggins launches new team
Onto cycling and Sir Bradley Wiggins has launched his own team. Team Wiggins has been launched as part of the 34-year-old’s attempts to break the individual world hour record ahead of his return to track cycling for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Kohli makes history as captain
And finally batsman Virat Kohl has made history by becoming the first man to hit three centuries in his first three innings as India captain against Australia.
Kohli made an unbeaten 140 at the crease against the Australians and helped his side get back into the fourth test. India are now 342-5 in response to Australia's first innings score of 572-7 declared.