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May 20, 2016 4:09 AM Wawrinka 'Sad', 'Scared' After Federer French Open Blow

Defending French Open champion Stan Wawrinka admitted on Thursday he was saddened to see compatriot Roger Federer withdraw from this year's Roland Garros through injury. Federer, the champion in Paris in 2009 and the holder of a record 17 Grand Slam titles, pulled out of the French Open after failing to recover from the knee and back injuries which have decimated 24

May 19, 2016 5:41 AM Liverpool 1 Sevilla 3: Jurgen Klopp has lots of work still to do

There are moments when Liverpool are looking at their most fluent, when the pressing is precise and the passing quick, that Jurgen Klopp's positive influence on his team is abundantly clear. The 10 minutes that followed Daniel Sturridge's wonderful opening goal in the Europa League final on Wednesday was just such a moment. Suddenly Sevilla were shaken 15

May 18, 2016 9:59 AM Small cars fail Global crash test

Another batch of cars built in India, two of which are sold in South Africa and another that's said to be coming here, have failed to score even a single star in the latest round of Global NCAP crash tests. The safety authority tested the Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Eon, all of which failed to score 24

May 16, 2016 3:55 PM British Spy Agency GCHQ Joins Twitter

The Government Communications Headquarters is the first UK Intelligence Agency to join the social network. Tweeter, tailor, soldier, spy: British intelligence and security firm GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) has joined Twitter, the first UK Intelligence Agency to do so. "We want…to be more accessible and to help the public understand more about 19

May 16, 2016 12:12 PM Marcus Rashford deserves call but England may not take him to France

Is Marcus Rashford set to become England's latest sensation at a major tournament? Of course, it all depends on whether manager Roy Hodgson keeps the 18-year-old Manchester United striker in when England's squad is cut from 26 to 23 by June 1, but the Three Lions have history. Michael Owen (at France '98) and Wayne Rooney (at Euro 2004) were just two of what has become 6

May 16, 2016 12:12 PM Theo Walcott's omission from England squad is no surprise, says Alan Smith

Former Arsenal and England striker Alan Smith feels Theo Walcott can have no complaints after being left out of Roy Hodgson’s provisional 26-man squad for Euro 2016. The Gunners forward has struggled for form since returning from a calf injury in December, scoring just five goals in 28 appearances during that period. Walcott himself did not seem surprised 7

May 16, 2016 6:09 AM China Furious With Pentagon Report Citing More Troops Along India Border

A report by the Pentagon that said China has increased its defence capabilities and added more troops along the border with India has been condemned by Beijing as deliberate distortion that has "severely damaged" mutual trust. "We have noticed an increase in capability and force posture by the Chinese military in areas close to the border with India 8

May 14, 2016 7:21 PM Dan Carter fails to take European Champions Cup with Racing 92

Saracens became the first English club to conquer Europe for nine years as Owen Farrell kicked them to Champions Cup glory. Farrell booted seven penalties from seven attempts in a 21-9 success, outshining his revered opposite number Dan Carter at Grand Stade de Lyon and taking Saracens to the summit of European rugby. New Zealand World Cup winner Carter 12

May 14, 2016 5:01 AM Racing 92 v Saracens: Four key battles of the Champions Cup final

We look at four key battles that will go a long way in deciding the outcome of Saturday's Champions Cup final. Neither side has won Europe's big prize, though Saracens were on the losing end of the 2014 decider. Of the 23 involved in the 23-6 loss in Cardiff that year, 13 have been named in the matchday 23 in Lyon, giving Mark McCall's men plenty of finals 18

May 12, 2016 7:12 PM EURO 2016: Five things to know about Czech Republic

Two Euro tournaments have so far been played in years ending with a 'six', and the Czechs made a mark at both. In 1976, former Czechoslovakia, which split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993, won the title in a penalty drama in Belgrade following a 2-2 draw in the final against Germany. Antonin Panenka converted the final kick as he introduced 15