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Burton to carry Scotland flag

Commonwealth Games

Judoka Euan Burton will carry Scotland's flag at Wednesday's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at Celtic Park.

The 35-year-old, who missed out on a medal at London 2012, will compete in the -100kg category on Saturday 26 July and is also one of the team's coaches. His wife Gemma Gibbons will be representing England in the sport.

Judo returns to the Commonwealth Games programme in Glasgow for the first time in 12 years.

"It's a massive honour and a real privilege to lead your sport out," he said. "I'm very excited and proud.

"Representing Scotland in a home games is something that is so difficult to put into words. When it is at home it is a bigger deal and a home multi-sport event is the pinnacle."

Australian swimmers quietly confident

Commonwealth Games

Nick Hope

BBC Sport in Glasgow


"Just witnessed a very un-Australian press conference delivered by some of the Aussie swim team, including world champions Cate Campbell & Christian Spenger, ahead of the Games.

"Usually there's a bit of upbeat, excitable chat about winning medals and 'smashing the Brits' - not today - it was all about 'processes' and swimming 'best performances'.

"The Australians, like the British, had a disappointing time in the pool at the London Olympics, but looked strong at last year's World Championships and will be expecting to top the medal standings in the pool."

Fury 'not interested' in charge


It is perhaps not the most contrite riposte to a misconduct charge but Tyson Fury insists he is "not interested" in how the British Boxing Board of Control deal with his angry outburst at a press conference last week to promote his rematch with Dereck Chisora.


Speaking this morning, Fury said: "They can charge me with whatever they want, it doesn't mean anything to me.

"What do we suppose they are going to be doing - fining me or suspending me? I'm not interested. I pay the board their wages. Keep being mean to me, and I will look elsewhere to pay someone else some wages."

Will Steven Gerrard be missed? Not everyone thinks so...

Barry Dixon: "To be fair, SG effectively retired as the ball sailed over his head in Brazil. Good player but not international level now."

Mark Hampson: "Not so sad to see Gerrard retire from #ENG. Never truly delivered. Not alone in that category tho. Last #LFC hurrah 14/15 too."

Alex Haworth: "Don't think anyone should retire from just internationals. You won't get called up if the country doesn't need you."

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Skelhon wins world silver


Britain's Matt Skelhon has clinched a silver medal in the IPC World Paralympic Shooting Championships in Germany.

Skelhon, who won silver in the event at the London Paralympics, shot a total of 211.3 in the R3 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed event but was beaten by Korea's Jinho Park who managed 211.9.

It is Britain's third medal of the competition, which runs until Saturday.



Phil McNulty

BBC chief football writer

Steven Gerrard's retirement from international football is the right decision for England, Liverpool and most importantly for a player who had earned the right to choose his own time of departure.

Gerrard said he was "broken" by England's exit from the World Cup after only two games and he was never going to be involved in Euro 2016, should they qualify. He had, by his own standards, a disappointing campaign in Brazil and it was clear that the 34-year-old's influence at this level was waning, understandably with the passage of time, at this level.

He may not have touched the same heights for country as he did for club, but Gerrard still made a fine contribution to several eras and the influence of a man proud to captain and play for England will be very hard for manager Roy Hodgson to replace.

Gerrard needed time to make retirement decision



England captain Steven Gerrard says he needed some time away from football after the World Cup before making the decision to end his international career.

"The most important thing for me was to not make an emotional or rash decision," he said. "I was asked questions before, during and after the World Cup to make a decision on my future but it wasn't the right time.

"The first time I have spoken to Roy [Hodgson] properly is this week. I tried to have an initial chat with him straight after the World Cup but I was too emotional to talk to him. I was still very upset with how the World Cup went."

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Andrew Harvey: "Essential to find the man with the best leadership qualities with many years of national service to come, my money's on Hart"

Sam Chapman: "Rooney will be the next England captain. I don't necessarily agree with it but he is the most likely and hyped player to get it."

Simon MacRae: "New captain has to be Hart, Cahill or Wilshere - no one else has enough control and passion! And they are all long term players."

'This club will always remain in my heart'


Patrice Evra says deciding to leave Manchester United is "the biggest decision of my career".

The Frenchman, who joined the club from Monaco in January 2006, made 379 appearances and scored 10 goals during nine seasons at Old Trafford.

"After a great deal of thought I have decided the time is right for me to leave Manchester United. It is the biggest decision of my career as this club is, and will always remain, in my heart."

Evra leaves Man Utd for Juventus


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Patrice Evra has completed his move from Manchester United to Juventus. The French left-back has been at Old Trafford since 2006.

Manchester United tweeted: "Patrice Evra has left #mufc to join Juventus. Everyone at the club would like to thank him for his many years of excellent service."

BBC Sportsday live is asking who should replace Steven Gerrard as England captain. Here are some of your early Twitter responses:

Lauren Sacha: "I can't (and don't want to) see anyone else as captain for England. All either too young or not good enough."

Amber Sway: "It will be hard for England to appoint a new captain as there are very few English captains within the Premier League."

John McEnerney: "G.Cahill, top player in his position, key player for Eng for the next few years, playing in a top club & growing in2 a leader."

Gary Lineker

BBC Sport

Steven Gerrard has retired from international football. He's been a wonderful servant to his country. A great player who always gave all.

Who should be the new England captain?


Now that Steven Gerrard has retired from international duty, who do you think should replace him as England captain and why? Or does the identity of the captain even matter any more?

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World Cup hangover or something more serious?

Formula 1

Formula One's leading team principals have called on supremo Bernie Ecclestone to investigate why fans stayed away in their droves over the course of the German Grand Prix weekend.

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History was made on Sunday as for the first time since the birth of the F1 world championship in 1950, a German driver in a German team won a race on home soil, with Nico Rosberg claiming victory in his Mercedes at Hockenheim.

But after big crowds for the last three races at Canada, Austria and Silverstone, only 52,000 were at Sunday's race at a venue which has a capacity of 95,000.

"It is difficult to understand in Germany," said Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. "The last three races have been absolutely packed - yet we come to Germany. Maybe they are all hungover from the World Cup."

Cook standing firm


It looks like Steven Gerrard will be the only England captain to stand down today, after Alastair Cook reiterated his desire to continue leading the national cricket team until the end of the summer.

Cook's side crumbled to a 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's to extend their winless run to 10 matches and increase the pressure on the captain.

Phil McNulty

BBC chief football writer

Steven Gerrard retires from international football. Great contribution to England & good timing too after the World Cup. Those who questioned Gerrard's contribution to England never, ever came up with a better alternative. Always worthy of his place.

Steven Gerrard announces international retirement


Speaking on the FA website, England manager Roy Hodgson said:

"While I'm disappointed in the decision, I can entirely understand Steven's situation and can have no complaints given the incredible service he has given to his country.

"I must respect his wishes due to the discussions we have had and the amount of thought and consideration he himself has given it.

"He is an incredible man and a fantastic footballer who we have all been blessed to see in an England shirt so often. We shall miss his leadership qualities as we look ahead to the qualification campaign with a youthful group of players."

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