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Happy return: Murray celebrates victory yesterday Happy return: Murray celebrates victory yesterday

Murray: Each match could be my last

AN emotional Andy Murray yesterday admitted time could be running out on his career, despite enjoying a surprisingly comfortable win in his comeback match.

Concerned: England captain Heather Knight Concerned: England captain Heather Knight

England women forced to play on used pitch

ENGLAND’S women were last night caught up in controversy over the quality of the Bristol pitch that today could ruin their return to Test cricket against India.

Battling back: Murray on his Queens comeback Battling back: Murray on his Queens comeback

Tear jerker

ANDY MURRAY has had to publicly fight against the tears numerous times in his career, sometimes more successfully than others.

Here we go again: Fury and Wilder face off in LA Here we go again: Fury and Wilder face off in LA

Fury: I must KO Wilder

TYSON Fury has vowed to ‘smash in Deontay Wilder’s face for the second time’ in their world heavyweight title trilogy fight in Las Vegas next month.

Grin and bare it: Team GB stars such as Dina Asher-Smith face quarantine Grin and bare it: Team GB stars such as Dina Asher-Smith face quarantine

Ouarantine chaos for Team GB

TEAM GB stars may be forced to quarantine in hotel rooms for six days upon arrival in Tokyo under rules which would throw their Olympic preparations into chaos.

KJT given green light to skip Tokyo trials

John Naish

Broken lights: Cardiff's Sophia Gardens Broken lights: Cardiff's Sophia Gardens

Light failure hits England T20s

THE ECB are in danger of not staging their first summer white-ball internationals as scheduled due to faulty floodlights in Cardiff.

Out on a limb: Hales has paid a high price for his wrongdoing Out on a limb: Hales has paid a high price for his wrongdoing

World of Cricket: England slam door again on outcast Hales

IT appeared Alex Hales’ England exile was coming to an end earlier this year when Ed Smith suggested he would be invited back this summer to white-ball training.

Legal action: Azeem Rafiq Legal action: Azeem Rafiq

Rafiq case to be heard in private

AZEEM Rafiq’s legal action against Yorkshire will begin today behind closed doors.

Welcome sight: spectators enjoying racing at Royal Ascot Welcome sight: spectators enjoying racing at Royal Ascot

This was a jab in the arm the nation needs

LET’S start by blasting the hoary myth that acceptance at Royal Ascot requires military pedigree, an ancient baronetcy or heiress wealth.

Making a point: Dettori drives Palace Pier to victory Making a point: Dettori drives Palace Pier to victory

Another magnificent seven for Frankie as Pier scores

WHEN the eyes of an expectant sporting world are on you, there is no such thing as an easy penalty kick, be it in the Euros at Wembley or on the shortest odds-on favourite of Royal Ascot week.

The Ascot favourite fit for a queen

MIGHTY MOUSE, as they once called him, is doing what he loves most. He’s 500 yards away but getting closer and closer. His hooves are rhythmically drumming into the ground — that unmistakable sound of a racehorse in full flight.

Breakthrough win: Hollie Doyle Breakthrough win: Hollie Doyle

Family roar made second win special, says Hollie

HOLLIE DOYLE landed her breakthrough win at Royal Ascot last year but the presence of a crowd including members of her family made her second royal meeting victory even more special as she clung on to win the Copper Horse Stakes on 33-1 shot Amtiyaz.

Summer sport: a packed Lord's cricket ground Summer sport: a packed Lord's cricket ground

Cricket to have full houses, if Boris holds nerve

CRICKET fans are set to enjoy a vintage summer with the Government hoping to permit full houses at grounds with a capacity under 30,000 from June 21 — provided there is no significant spread in cases of the Indian Covid variant.

Miles better: Lope Y Fernandez dazzled at Leopardstown Miles better: Lope Y Fernandez dazzled at Leopardstown

O’Brien star to apply Pier pressure

CONDITIONS at Newbury are in the lap of the gods with more rain forecast — a scenario which may not delight connections of Palace Pier. Understandably labelled as Europe’s premier miler, the John Gosden-trained son of Kingman has tasted defeat only once in a stellar seven-race career, with that reverse sustained at Ascot when he lost a shoe on filthy ground in last season’s QEII Stakes.

Reward: Robinson has been excellent for Sussex in the Championship Reward: Robinson has been excellent for Sussex in the Championship

Bubble bursts

England to ban term for squad’s biosecurity and include psychologist in selection meetings

Sign of the times: Tokyo Olympics banner Sign of the times: Tokyo Olympics banner

Petition to stop Games

THE pressure to call off the Olympics has increased after a petition signed by 350,000 people was submitted to organisers.

Hitting new heights: Reilly Opelka Hitting new heights: Reilly Opelka

Nadal’s big test

RAFAEL Nadal faces his biggest obstacle yet in his build-up to Paris when he meets the tallest player in tennis history.

Juddering: Canelo lands a jab on a dazed Saunders Juddering: Canelo lands a jab on a dazed Saunders

Battered... and broken

Saunders’ eye socket shattered by brutal Canelo

Protest: locals are angry the Olympics are set to go ahead Protest: locals are angry the Olympics are set to go ahead

Can the Olympics really go ahead?

AS the days count down, the opposition grows. In 10 weeks, the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics are set to get underway. Yet a state of emergency in Japan’s capital city has been extended until the end of the month, with citizens increasingly angry about staging what they believe will be a ‘superspreader’ event.