Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini considers dropping Joe Hart

Manchester City’s manager, Manuel Pellegrini, insisted yesterday that the gap between his own side and Bayern Munich was not as vast as the midweek Champions League demolition suggested, while he also claimed he was debating whether to drop Joe Hart from the side to face Everton today.

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Rowers win heat in commanding fashion

GB rowers Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase put a troubled season behind them to open the defence of their Olympic title by winning their lightweight double scull heat in commanding fashion.