1) Italy pulled out all the stops for their Euro 2020 squad announcement, with the selected players taking part in a three-hour variety show. All in good fun, even if the rap segment might have been a bit much. It was all too much for Stefano Sensi.
3) England face Romania in their final Euro 2020 warm-up friendly on Sunday. The two teams first played a competitive fixture in 1970, when Geoff Hurst scored one of his lesser well-known World Cup goals to secure victory. Romania announced themselves at Wembley by rattling Peter Shilton’s crossbar 10 years later, going on to earn a 1-1 draw. People forgot to tell Paul Ince this 1994 fixture was a friendly. Michael Owen arrived in 1998 but England still lost – and don’t forget about poor Phil Neville in 2000. Alternatively, just enjoy the brilliant Gheorghe Hagi at his best.
4) There have been plenty of entertaining end-of-season celebrations, such as Jorginho making a man shave off his moustache. Venezia were delighted to get back into Serie A, and kept the party going with a lovely trip on the canals of Venice.
Venezia players celebrate return to Serie A with boat parade through city – video
5) Saqib Mahmood blew Yorkshire away to earn Lancashire their first Roses triumph in the four-day format at Old Trafford in 21 years. The seamer was tormenting both batsmen and stumps, sending them flying on a couple of occasions. Cartwheeling stumps are an enjoyable watch, that’s for sure.
6) NRL action: Penrith Panthers score with an outrageous counterattack, while NZ Warriors’ Reece Walsh just about beats the Cowboys’ Heilum Luki in a long-distance sprint for the line. North Queensland won 29-28 after late drop-goal drama.
1) If you’re only going to score one Premier League goal, make it a good one.
2) In baseball, this went very well for the Chicago Cubs and very badly indeed for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
3) Relive the madness of Middlesbrough’s 1996-97 season.
4) Barry Round recalls a very painful Aussie Rules kick.
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