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3rd June 2023
# Wrap
Swiatek shines in 51-minute blitz, Gauff ends 16-year-old's run
Meanwhile, Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina has withdrawn from the competition.
# Going Well
McIlroy grabs share of PGA Memorial lead with Kim, Lipsky
Meanwhile, Shane Lowry finished the day tied for 32nd on one-under-par.
# Going Well
McIlroy grabs share of PGA Memorial lead with Kim, Lipsky
Meanwhile, Shane Lowry finished the day tied for 32nd on one-under-par.
# Departures Lounge
Messi booed as his final game for PSG ends in defeat
He has been linked with moves to Inter Miami and a club in Saudi Arabia as well as a return to Barcelona.
# Review
Barcelona target scores as Inter win Champions League final warm-up
Marcelo Brozovic struck the only goal of the game in the 37th minute in Turin.
# Pastures new
4 years on from €115 million move, Eden Hazard to depart Real Madrid
The Belgium international made just 54 league appearances, including six this season, and scored seven goals.
# India
More than 280 dead and hundreds injured in India triple train crash
Doctors and medical staff were rushed to the accident site.
# Reaction
Man United 'broken' after FA Cup final defeat
The Red Devils were second best in the London sunshine as Premier League champions City remained on course for a treble.
# End of an era
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to leave AC Milan
The Swede has hardly featured for Stefano Pioli’s side this term after being plagued with injuries.
# too good
Five-star Tongue strikes as England down gutsy Ireland
Their win was built on an imposing first-innings total of 524-4 declared featuring player of the match Ollie Pope’s 205 and Ben Duckett’s 182.
# Take a Bow
Barca win Champions League with stunning Wolfsburg comeback
The Catalans were two goals down at the break but hit back strongly to triumph in Eindhoven.
# Sudan
180 bodies buried without identification in Sudan as blasts rock Khartoum again
Civilians reported escalated fighting after the army quit ceasefire talks on Wednesday.
# Report
Gundogan makes history as Man City beat United in FA Cup final
Pep Guardiola’s side are now just one game away from completing the treble.
# Progress
Racing beat 14-man Stade to set up semi against Toulouse
Scotland fly-half Finn Russell booted four penalties, while flanker Marcos Kremer was red-carded in the fifth minute.
# silent
Belarusian star refuses French Open press conference 'to feel safe'
Aryna Sabalenka did not comment on reports she supports Alexander Lukashenko.
# Shooting
3 Israeli soldiers and 1 Egyptian killed shooting near shared border
An Israeli army statement identified the assailant as an Egyptian policeman.
# War in Ukraine
Ukraine is 'ready' for counter-offensive, says Zelenskyy but major casualties feared
Ukraine has said it is preparing for a major offensive against Moscow’s occupation forces for months.
# Unhappy
Novak Djokovic blasts French Open fans
The 36-year-old is chasing a third Roland Garros title and men’s record 23rd Grand Slam crown.
# Texas
Texas becomes biggest US state to ban treatment for transgender minors
Governor Gregg Abbott signed the ban into law yesterday.
# Flying
Fijian Drua outclass Reds to book Super Rugby finals berth
It was a fifth home win in six matches for Drua.
Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Ukraine
Four killed by shelling in Russian border region while Moscow continues attack on Kyiv
Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said 2,500 people were being accommodated in temporary shelters.
# Cricket
England dominate gritty Ireland in cricket test
Harry Tector and Lorcan Tucker held firm on a good pitch but Ireland were still 255 runs away from avoiding an innings defeat.
# Bullet
Fourth for Mageean at Diamond League as Kenya's Kipyegon sets 1,500m world record
Mageean finished behind second-placed Laura Muir and Jessica Hull.
# Senegal
UN and AU call for calm in Senegal as violence continues after opposition leader's sentencing
There was extensive destruction on the main university campus, where prolonged clashes took place yesterday.
# Cricket
Record-breaking centuries for Pope and Duckett as England dominate gritty Ireland
Harry Tector and Lorcan Tucker held firm on a good pitch but Ireland were still 255 runs away from avoiding an innings defeat.
# Sudan
Fighting worsens in Sudan despite US sanctions
Witnesses reported artillery fire in eastern Khartoum and in Omdurman, just across the Nile.
# Wrap
Djokovic reaches French Open last 16 as Pegula, Rublev exit
Serb star battles into fourth round for 14th consecutive year.
# Backtrack
Polish president backtracks on new 'anti-Russian influence' law after widespread criticism
Poland – a neighbour and staunch ally of Ukraine, which is battling Russia’s invasion – set up the committee to investigate citizens who may have succumbed to Russian influence.
# Controversy
Uefa charge Mourinho for abusing referee after Europa League final
Roma lost to Sevilla in a penalty shootout.
# stepping away
Alun Wyn Jones confirms Ospreys exit
Former Lions captain announced retirement from international rugby last month.
# underwhelming
'I expected to win something this year' - Cristiano Ronaldo
Despite signing the five-time Ballon d’Or-winner in a two-and-a-half-year deal said to total €400 million, Al Nassr finished second in the Saudi Pro League.
# Wave Goodbye
Former Man United star Jesse Lingard leaves Nottingham Forest
He featured just four times in 2023 and will now look for a third club in three years.
# Worry
Slow Women's World Cup ticket sales prompt concern in New Zealand
Football official Paula Hansen has predicted that some stadiums will eventually sell out.
# Game one
Nikola Jokic helps Denver Nuggets make dominant start to NBA finals
The two-time Most Valuable Player scored 27 points with 10 rebounds and 14 assists to beat Miami Heat 104-93.
# Sean Rooney
Five Hezbollah members accused of killing Private Séan Rooney
The 23 year old was killed during an attack last December.
# Senegal
Clashes in Senegal after opposition leader sentenced to two years for 'corrupting youth'
The ruling appears to threaten the politician’s eligibility for next year’s presidential election under the electoral code.
# Rough and Tumble
Joe Biden trips and tumbles on stage after delivering address at military academy
The White House said the US president is ‘fine’.
# War in Ukraine
Girl, nine, among the dead after latest Russian bombardment of Kyiv
The casualty toll was the most from one attack on Kyiv in the past month.
# Kosovo
Macron and Scholz urge new polls in tense Kosovo districts
Kosovo’s ethnic Serb minority boycotted April local elections in the north, allowing ethnic Albanians to take control of local councils despite a turnout of less than 3.5%.
# Kosovo
US intensifies diplomatic pressure for peace as Serbs rally in north Kosovo
The town of Zvecan saw clashes between police and Serb protesters.