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ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol - Munich, GER - Finals 50m Rifle Prone Men - USA's Mcphail wins second 50m Rifle Prone Men world c

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol - Munich, GER - Finals 50m Rifle Prone Men - USA's Mcphail wins second 50m Rifle Prone Men world c

The United States’ 2009 World Cup Final Silver medallist bested France’s Cyril Graff in a breathtaking final after placing 1st in Fort Benning a few weeks ago.

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Israel's next battle will be over Olympics, diplomats say - Ynetnews

Israel's next battle will be over Olympics, diplomats say - Ynetnews

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Andy Murray v Nick Kyrgios: French Open 2015 – live!

Andy Murray v Nick Kyrgios: French Open 2015 – live!

French Open third round latest from the men’s singles at Roland Garros And feel free to email les.roopanarine@theguardian.com 11.16am BST Second set: Murray * 2-2 Kyrgios (sets 1-0) Returning to the question of colourful clothing, Simon McMahon has this to say: “Players who wear a back to front baseball cap should automatically be docked a point before the game starts. And a pink shirt with blue shorts? That’s a game penalty. Not often you can say this but, dressed all in black, Murray wins the style contest hands down.” That he does, Simon, although I think Murray would gladly trade in his sartorial splendour for a couple of first serves round about now. Rather than stripping off, though, he simply takes a bit off his first delivery to fight back from 15-30 down and keep step with Kyrgios at 2-2. We can all be grateful for that. 11.12am BST Second set: Murray 1-2 Kyrgios * (sets 1-0) Kyrgios starts the game with a crunching backhand winner down the line that sets the tone for a decisive hold. 11.11am BST Second set: Murray * 1-1 Kyrgios (sets 1-0) Speaking in commentary, the former French and Australian Open champion Jim Courier makes the point that Murray and Kyrgios both know what it is to carry the hopes of a nation. It’s an interesting comparison, and it may explain why Murray has shown a certain empathy with his opponent, offering the Aussie advice and practising with him. Kyrgios looks like he could do with a few tips, too, as Murray shrugs off the indignity of being dragged back to deuce by another scintillating Kyrgios forehand. Dragging his opponent hither and thither, the Scot wrong-foots him to draw level at 1-1. 11.03am BST Second set: Murray 0-1 Kyrgios * (sets 1-0) Kyrgios needs to produce some eye-catching play here to match his garish pink shirt, electric blue shorts and fluorescent yellow cycling shorts, and boy does he rise to the occasion. Even Murray acknowledges the excellence of a lovely rolled backhand winner that drags the Scot way beyond the tramlines. An exquisite drop shot is bookended by a couple of big forehands, and that’s the game in the bag. An impressive start to the second set from the ebullient Aussie. 10.57am BST First set: Murray * 6-4 Kyrgios (*denotes player who just served) Clinical. Murray serves out the set to love with some really solid play. He just gets that first serve in and gets it done. There was a time when a British player on the big stage would have put us all though the wringer at such a stage. Those rollercoaster days are gone. And does anyone really miss them? 10.55am BST First set: Murray 5-4 Kyrgios * (*denotes player who just served) Serving to stay in the set, Kyrgios once again shows some fine touches at the net as he holds to 15. Murray will serve for the set, though, which is pretty much what Simon McMahon was anticipating. “Morning Les,” says Simon. “A tough match ahead for sure, but Murray’s superior experience and knowhow on clay, plus the fact that he is high on confidence and supremely fit, should see him through.” Well, it’s looking good so far Simon. Just about. 10.52am BST First set: Murray * 5-3 Kyrgios (*denotes player who just served) Amid multiple breaks of serve and some choice language from both players, you sense that the first man to consolidate a break will claim this set. It appears that man won’t be Murray when he finds himself 30-40 down again. But a superb topspin lob off his backhand side is followed by the cutest of drop shots, and when Kyrgios makes another mistake from the back, Murray has the game, the psychological edge and the momentum. 10.47am BST First set: Murray 4-3 Kyrgios * (*denotes player who just served) Kyrgios belongs firmly to that line of showmen that includes the likes of Ilie Nastase, Jimmy Connors and Henri Leconte, a point underlined by a wonderful exchange early in the game when Murray draws him in to the net before sending him scampering him back towards the baseline again with a deftly executed lob. Recalling his exploits against Nadal last summer, the Aussie hits the ball through his legs and over Murray, who gets a racket on the ball but can’t put it back in play. Marvellous stuff. Still, tennis is about consistency, not just moments of magic, and Kyrgios makes way too many mistakes. He drops serve tamely in the end and it’s advantage Murray again. 10.41am BST First set: Murray * 3-3 Kyrgios (*denotes player who just served) Murray is remonstrating with the umpire about the now infamous overhead camera that claimed the life of a pigeon earlier in the tournament and has been bothering him all week. He complains that the camera is getting in his eyeline as he serves. Not ideal. And it almost looks like it might prove costly. But at 30-40, Kyrgios slams a forehand out on break point, enabling Murray to open up on the serve and seal the game with an ace. Important hold that. 10.34am BST First set: Murray 2-3 Kyrgios * (*denotes player who just served) The danger signs are clear for Murray here: he’s being drawn into a baseline slugfest with the ebullient Aussie, and that’s the last thing he wants. Give Kyrgios the chance, and he’ll just hit right through you. He also boasts a deft touch at the net, as he demonstrates twice in this game en route to a pretty comfortable hold. 10.31am BST First set: Murray * 2-2 Kyrgios (*denotes player who just served) Looking to consolidate the break, Murray is outrallied on the opening point and then finds himself on the wrong end of an enormous forehand. Another huge forehand draws a groundstroke error from the Scot, and suddenly he’s three break points down. Murray comes out fighting, though, with two big serves … only to double-fault on the third break point. He swipes his racket angrily; Murray knows that was a missed opportunity to edge ahead in this set. 10.27am BST First set: Murray 2-1 Kyrgios * (*denotes player who just served) Kyrgios’s game plan is clear: hit the ball hard, and if that doesn’t work then hit it harder. It doesn’t do him much good here, though. The Aussie belts a reverse crosscourt forehand wide to cough up two break points, and Murray simply gets the ball back in play to claim the game. First blood to the Scot. 10.24am BST First set: Murray * 1-1 Kyrgios (*denotes player who just served) We’ll keep an eye on those drop shots, because Kyrgios is not the best mover when he has to race forward. It was a tactic Murray deployed to wonderful effect when he beat Kyrgios in the last eight of this year’s Australian Open … although, let’s face it, he doesn’t exactly require much encouragement on that front. Another thing Murray did well in Melbourne was to mix up his baseline play – plenty of slice, plenty of changes of pace and direction – to prevent Kyrgios from getting into a rhythm. He does much the same here, opening up a lead with a winning pass before repeatedly frustrating his opponent from the back of the court. Kyrgios digs in to get the game back to deuce, but from there it’s a comfortable hold for Murray. 10.17am BST First set: Murray 0-1 Kyrgios * (*denotes player who just served) Murray won the toss and elected to received. Straight out of the Brad Gilbert school of thought, that one: have a crack at your big-serving opponent’s delivery early on, before they’ve had a chance to warm up. The initial results look promising for Murray, who wins the opening point with a drop shot after a brief rally. At 40-30, the same ploy earns him another point. But Kyrgios finishes the game with a huge forehand winner and a cry of “C’mon!!!” Lleyton Hewitt would approve. 10.12am BST The players are out and have almost finished their warm-up. Kyrgios wandered on to Suzanne Lenglen court wearing pink headphones – ever the showman. Murray followed him out looking calm and relaxed. 10.10am BST Speaking of that fine run, Murray has now racked up 12 consecutive clay-court wins. That impressive sequence has earned him the first clay-court titles of his career, in Munich and Madrid. But Kyrgios won’t care a jot about Murray’s form or reputation, such is his swaggering self-belief. 10.06am BST Good morning and welcome. Today’s narrative has a familiar ring: the next big thing in men’s tennis comes up against one of the big four, and suddenly all and sundry are hailing a new era. How many times have we heard that one over the years dominated by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray? So whether Nick Kyrgios can live up to the hyperbole surrounding him in this morning’s papers is a moot point. Murray, his opponent today, will certainly be hoping not. Still, it can’t exactly be comforting to roll out of bed on a Saturday morning and be greeted by John McEnroe proclaiming your opponent as a potential “No 1 player in the world in the next couple of years” who – with hard work – is on the road to becoming “a truly great player”. Mats Wilander, writing in L’Equipe, was a little more circumspect, highlighting the difficulty the sport’s young pretenders face in upsetting the status quo … but still went on to predict Kyrgios would win at least one major. The young Aussie beat Federer on clay in Madrid recently – and also famously claimed the scalp of Nadal at Wimbledon last year – so Murray will certainly need to be on his guard if he is to continue his fine recent run on the red dust. 9.49am BST Les will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s Kevin Mitchell on Nick Kyrgios, before this third-round match at Roland Garros: Nick Kyrgios swaggers into his third-round match against Andy Murray on Saturday overflowing with self-belief – and the backing of John McEnroe, who thinks the young Australian hotshot could be “the No1 player in the world in the next couple of years”. That is baggage to bear but the kid from Canberra whose mother may still not be sure he is going to make it – “She’s a bit weird like that,” Kyrgios says – is not only comfortable with praise, he revels in it. Continue reading...

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France persevere against Korea

France persevere against Korea

Suwon, Korea, May 30, 2015 - France seemed to be struggling as much with their own errors as with their opponents as they edged past Korea 3-1 (28-30, 25-23, 25-18, 25-16) to open their 2015 World League campaign.

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Sepp Blatter faces media after re-election as Fifa president – live

Sepp Blatter faces media after re-election as Fifa president – live

Head of football’s world governing body holds press conference in Zurich after winning a fifth term and blasting US authorities’ Fifa investigation and what he calls Europe’s ‘hate’ campaign Sepp Blatter blasts US authorities over investigation into Fifa corruption 10.16am BST As he had said he would should Blatter be re-elected, the FA vice-chairman David Gill has rejected his place on Fifa’s executive committee. In a statement to the Press Association, Gill said: This action is not something I take lightly but the terribly damaging events of the last three days have convinced me it is not appropriate to be a member of the Fifa executive committee under the current leadership. I do recognise that Mr Blatter has been democratically elected and wish Fifa every success in tackling the many troubling issues it faces. However, my professional reputation is critical to me and I simply do not see how there will be change for the good of world football while Mr Blatter remains in post. 10.08am BST Welcome to Saturday’s Fifa liveblog, as newly re-elected president Sepp Blatter prepares to face the media in Zurich. The press conference is due to take place at 10.30am BST, 11.30am local time. He’s been busy already, mind, having spoken to Swiss television channel RTS to decry the conduct of US authorities and bemoan a European campaign of ‘hate’. Some of the key elements: Continue reading...

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Olympic24: Ennis-Hill set for Gotzis, rapid Farah wins in US

Olympic24: Ennis-Hill set for Gotzis, rapid Farah wins in US

Jessica Ennis-Hill set for first heptathlon since winning gold at London 2012, while Mo Farah records fastest 10,000m time of 2015 in Eugene. Here’s our review of the last 24 hours.

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Sydney FC v Tottenham Hotspur: post-season friendly – live!

Sydney FC v Tottenham Hotspur: post-season friendly – live!

Live updates from ANZ Stadium in Sydney Email: richard.gadsby@theguardian.com | @RichardGadsby1 6.45pm AEST Tottenham Hotspur are the first of a wave of Premier League clubs to hit Australian shores this (antipodean) winter with a game against A-League grand finalists Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium. Richard Gadsby will be along shortly to guide you through proceedings at Homebush; while you’re waiting, amuse yourselves with David Squires’ latest cartoon: Continue reading...

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