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County cricket: Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire and more – live!

11.44am BST

So we’ve had a wicket at Edgbaston! Rikki Clarke got one to nip back at Steven Mullaney, who failed to move his feet, and got a little edge onto his stumps. Michael Lumb, in keeping with his recent white-ball efforts, drilled his first ball through midwicket for a lovely four, but has been beaten a couple of times since.

11.22am BST

No wickets here yet, Barker and Clarke probing away as Barker and Clarke do. Notts – who won the toss – are 10 without loss.

In the absence of anything interesting, this from this morning’s Observer magazine, is lovely. God, Graeme Fowler is great. Probably shouldn’t have bitten her, mind.

Related: Graeme Fowler remembers partying with Elton John

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Open thread: was Croatia v Portugal the worst match at a major tournament?

After 120 minutes of stultifying play, Portugal beat Croatia to reach the last eight at Euro 2016. Has there been a bigger snorefest on the international stage?

Anyone who sat through the full 120 minutes of “action” that masqueraded as the last-16 meeting between Croatia and Portugal may be asking a simple question: was it the worst game in history at a major tournament?

Related: Iceland commentator whose Euro 2016 euphoria went viral loses day job

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Ireland’s near-miss in their South Africa series a question of yellow or red

• South Africa 19 Ireland 13
• Springboks’ Willie le Roux ‘should have been sent off’

It was a series that had pretty much everything: no more than a score between the teams in each game; citings in the first and third Tests for aerial offences; and in the second a late comeback by the Boks which kept them alive. They closed the deal here in Port Elizabeth, but in extraordinarily tense circumstances as Ireland chased the seven points that would have given them an historic series win.

For the South Africa coach, Allister Coetzee, there are eight weeks to regroup before playing Argentina in the Rugby Championship. So he may not be overly concerned about the disciplinary hearing facing his full-back, Willie le Roux, after a mid-air collision that ultimately forced his opposite number, Tiernan O’Halloran, to leave the field.

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Euro 2016 Catch-Up: Wales, Portugal & Poland progress

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USA at the Copa América: the team’s winners and losers

It was a good tournament for Jürgen Klinsmann, Clint Dempsey and John Brooks, but Michael Bradley and Brad Guzan didn’t enjoy it quite as much

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Argentina on verge of first trophy for 23 years – but beware revitalized Chile

On Sunday, the favorites can make up for more two decades of underachivement, but they face a Chile team that has rediscovered its bite and drive

And so, once again, Argentina stand on the brink. For them, Gabriel Batistuta’s two goals against Mexico in the 1993 Copa America final have come to seem an awful long time ago. Since then they’ve won five Under-20 World Cups and two Olympic golds but no senior trophies.

Related: How Latino fans at the Copa América stuck it to Donald Trump

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Iceland commentator whose Euro 2016 euphoria went viral loses day job

• Gudmundur Benediktsson loses post as assistant manager of KR Reykjavik
• Commentator had become famous for delight during Iceland v Austria

The Icelandic football commentator Gudmundur Benediktsson has gone from the high of delivering one of the most memorable passages of commentary at Euro 2016 to the low of losing his day job within four days.

Related: Sigur Ros’s Georg Holm on Iceland at Euro 2016: ‘It’s kind of beautiful to watch’

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England v Sri Lanka: third one-day international – live!

10.16am BST

Another emailer! Tom van der Gucht has been around on the OBO long enough to know better than to actually talk about cricket – novice mistake, Tom – but let’s indulge him.

“With Anderson possibly injured; Woakes on the rise; Ali dropped from the ODI team today; Stokes maybe returning from injury; Rashid’s stock going up; and Finn’s going down – who will line up for the first test against Pakistan?”

10.12am BST

JJ Roy, AD Hales, JE Root, EJG Morgan*, JM Bairstow, JC Buttler†, CR Woakes, CJ Jordan, DJ Willey, LE Plunkett,AU Rashid

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Italy v Spain: a blood-stained rivalry that may be about to spill over again | Sid Lowe

Described by one Spanish paper as ‘talent v catenaccio’, the two countries, who meet in Paris on Monday, have not seen eye to eye since Mauro Tassotti’s assault on Luis Enrique at the 1994 World Cup

The blood poured from Luis Enrique’s nose, a red stain reaching across the white towel pressed against his face. In Foxborough, Massachusetts, Spain had just been knocked out of the World Cup by Italy, thanks to Roberto Baggio’s 88th-minute goal and referee Sándor Puhl not seeing Mauro Tassotti elbowing the Real Madrid forward in the penalty area. Not seeing or not wanting to see, according to Javier Clemente, Spain’s manager that day in July 1994.

“The referee made a mistake,” he says, “well, not a mistake, exactly. He didn’t want to give that penalty. He saw it. He was close enough. He could see the blood everywhere. But it was an uncomfortable decision to give. It was Italy: they were powerful, they filled stadiums. Apart from the US, no one packed grounds like them. There were a lot of Italian immigrants in the US, 50,000 Italians there that day. He was scared. That was a ‘home’ game, and refs aren’t so brave against home teams.”

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Sigur Ros’s Georg Holm on Iceland at Euro 2016: ‘It’s kind of beautiful to watch’

The founder member of Sigur Ros on scaring people in pubs and watching England v Iceland: ‘I think we do stand a chance. It’s a pretty good achievement’

Being an international rock star in a band that have been described as the coolest in the world usually has its fair share of perks. But for Georg Holm – a founding member of Sigur Ros who plays everything from bass guitar to toy piano – keeping up with Iceland’s remarkable progress at Euro 2016 has not been easy.

Having spent the last three years mainly in the studio apart from making guest appearances on Game of Thrones and The Simpsons, the experimental quartet known for their ethereal sound and innovative videos released a new single Ovedur (Storm) last week and embarked on a world tour at the start of June.

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Louis Smith v Max Whitlock, Rio’s hottest rivalry

Louis Smith left sport for reality TV, now he wants to return to the Olympics. Max Whitlock has overtaken him to become one of the world’s best gymnasts. How are Britain’s men’s team – close friends since childhood – handling the competition?

Last October, spotlit against the darkened auditorium of Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena, Louis Smith had just completed his routine in the World Championships pommel horse final. It was a typically immaculate performance full of crowd-pleasing flares and eyecatching manoeuvres called things like “Stolskis” and “Russians”. The partisan audience roared their approval. Smith has always been one for the big occasion.

Max Whitlock, the last to compete, was warming up, oblivious. As he and his coach Scott Hann walked through the tunnel towards the main arena, Hann instinctively looked at his phone. A Twitter alert showed Smith’s score: 16.033. A huge score, almost unbeatable. Hann had only a few seconds before they reached the apparatus to decide: should he tell his gymnast, or not?

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Canberra Raiders hold off Gold Coast for fourth NRL win in last five games

Gold Coast Titans 22-30 Canberra RaidersGame marred by serious injury to Titan Nathan DavisCanberra moved back inside the NRL top eight with a 30-22 victory over Gold Coast at Robina. The Raiders picked up their fourth win from their past five matches …

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Ken Rosewall backs Nick Kyrgios to go deep at Wimbledon – if he can stay cool

  • ‘All he needs is a more consistency and to keep control of himself’
  • Kyrgios one of three Australians seeded in the top 20 this year

Tennis great Ken Rosewall is urging Nick Kyrgios to keep his cool as the temperamental talent spearheads Australia’s most exciting Wimbledon title assault since the turn of the century.

Kyrgios, the fifth favourite to take out the men’s championship starting on Monday, fellow former quarter-finalist Bernard Tomic and Samantha Stosur have given Australia three top-20 seeds for the first time since 2000.

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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika prepared for criticism after England’s clean sweep

  • ‘There will be plenty of people looking to put the boot in,’ says Cheika
  • Latest defeat to England means Australia have now lost four straight Tests

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika expects his critics to put the boot in after his side were swept by an England team hailed for their toughness and bravery by their own coach.

England clinched the first three-game clean sweep of a visiting side over the Wallabies on Australian soil for 45 years with a 44-40 third Test victory at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

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USA lose 1-0 to Colombia but show fight and flair in defeat

  • Carlos Bacca’s goal gives Colombia victory in Glendale, Arizona
  • Michael Orozco and Santiago Arias sent off in stoppage time
  • Klinsmann’s side finish as they started, with defeat against Colombia

The Copa América Centenario began as it ended for the US, with defeat to Colombia. Still, some of the fight and flair that was so glaringly absent in the semi-final loss to Argentina was back for Saturday’s third-place match, allowing the Americans to restore some self-respect and optimism.

If the US did not earn a virtual bronze, at least they were not leaden. In the Americans’ fourth appearance in South America’s international showcase, fourth place equals 1995’s best-ever Copa finish. Third is Colombia’s best performance since they won the Copa in 2001, even if Jose Pekerman’s team never quite seemed to reach their potential.

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USA v Colombia: Copa América – live!

They opened the tournament three weeks ago – now USA and Colombia are playing for third place. Follow all the action live with Tim Hill

1.24am BST

16 min: Here’s Jim Rogers: “Hi, Tim, I see it’s not your byline, but I’m not sure how an article can say Fox is beating ESPN without (repeatedly) bringing up three members of the studio panel picking the US to beat Argentina and Lalas saying something along the lines of “it’s 50-50”, particularly when (not unreasonably) commenting on ESPN’s British/UK slant.

“The ESPN announcers can have some biases (particularly for the Home Nations), but I do enjoy the flavor of a Steve McManaman reacting to the English display like a fan. The Fox announcers are fine, though the article also fails to mention Landon Donovan, probably exposed to the widest audience after calling several US games, and his comment along the lines of “goals change games” – though he did do a great job of pointing out a tiring Bedoya moments before he picked up the yellow that caused him to miss the Argentina game.”

1.23am BST

14 min: Dempsey goes close! Great ball from Jones to split Arias and Zapata, and Bedoya pulled it back from the byline, but Dempsey was just beaten to it. Corner for USA, their first, but Colombia defend competently.

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Euro 2016: Overperforming Hungary meet underachieving Belgium – video

Hungary scored the joint-most goals (six) in the group stage, putting three past Portugal in a thrilling 3-3 draw. Belgium managed to win six points, but benefitted from Sweden and Ireland wasting chances. Their defeat against Italy demonstrated their …

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Wales too much for Northern Ireland – Euro 2016 Football Daily

Gareth Bale and co progress to the quarter-finals. Plus, previews of France v Ireland and Germany v Slovakia, and the definitive word on who would win: 11 Cristiano Ronaldos or 11 James Milners?

And we’re back. Has anything changed since we’ve been gone? Good, not much then.

On tonight’s Football Daily, AC Jimbo is joined in the pod by James Horncastle and Barry Glendenning to look back on the first raft of Round of 16 games – and mon dieu, what a feast of football that was!
Poland needed penalties to see off Switzerland and Croatia v Portugal was 120 minutes of pure dreadful. Elsewhere, Wales powered on – in a manner of speaking – after they knocked out Northern Ireland. Barney Ronay was there to soak up the #bantz.

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Euro 2016: Germany favourites but Slovakia have reason to believe – video

World champions Germany are heavy favourites despite Slovakia being the last team to beat the Germans, 3-1 in a pre-Euros friendly. Marek Hamsik scored Slovakia’s first goal that day, and he’ll need to step up in this game after his side’s defensive showing against England if they are to repeat that win

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Euro 2016: Republic of Ireland seek revenge against hosts France – video

The last time these teams met was in Paris, when Thierry Henry handled the ball twice in quick succession before crossing for the goal which would end Ireland’s chances of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. This time they meet in Lyon, with a quarter-final berth at stake. Neither team has convinced entirely so far, but France will start the game as firm favourites.

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