England captain Alastair Cook once labelled him a cancer and predecessor Andrew Strauss recently called him the C word, but Melbourne Stars hope Kevin Pietersen can deliver them the Big Bash League title.
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has joined Big Bash League side the Melbourne Stars on a two-season deal.
Juan Mata labelled new Manchester United team-mate Ander Herrera as a "complete midfielder" and backed him to shine in the Premier League.
Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva will miss the remaining games of the club's tour of the United States due to a groin injury.
Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt was far from impressed by his team after their 1-1 draw at Alemannia Aachen.
Arsenal have signed David Ospina for an undisclosed fee after an impressive World Cup campaign for the Colombia goalkeeper.
Mauricio Pochettino is remaining tight-lipped on rumours that Tottenham are planning to swoop for Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin.
Diego Costa scored on his Chelsea debut as Jose Mourinho's men beat Olimpija 2-1 in a pre-season friendly on Sunday.
Marcel Kittel hailed the efforts of his Giant-Shimano team-mates after winning Sunday's final stage of the Tour de France.
Carlo Ancelotti is expecting a fresh Gareth Bale to have an even greater impact for Real Madrid in his second season in Spain.
Liverpool's pursuit of Loic Remy is over, disappointed manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed on Sunday.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini tipped Stevan Jovetic for big things this season, if the forward can stay fit.
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Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi shouldered the blame for his team's 5-1 loss to Manchester City and demanded more nastiness in the future.