The Rundown

  • Andy Murray in tears after losing the Wimbledon final to Roger FedererAndy Murray touched the hearts of people around the world with his emotional speech after being beaten by Roger Federer in the men's final at Wimbledon on Sunday.

    We've enormous respect and affection for sports stars who are in touch with their emotions here at Yahoo!-Eurosport, so we decided to celebrate Murray's weeping with our pick of the top dozen tear-soaked moments in sport.

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    Jana Novotna still holds the record for the most memorable tears by a Wimbledon runner-up for her 1993 blubbing. Novotna blew a seemingly unassailable lead in the final against Steffi Graf, and had to be

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  • Where might we see British glory this summer?

    So, as we have grown accustomed to at this time of the year, England are out of a major tournament at the quarter-final stage, and thoughts turn back to other sports.

    Will Britons have more luck with a racquet or a bat in hand? We run down the chances of British glory in a thrilling summer of sport.


    The event: Wimbledon

    When: June 25 — July 8

    Key man: Andy Murray

    Opposition: Unlike in previous years, Murray has a perilous draw at SW19 from the very beginning. A string of powerful servers lie in wait, as well as a potential semi-final against Rafael Nadal and a final against Novak

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  • Top 10: The luckiest teams and sports stars of all time

    The Americans have a saying: "You're better off being lucky than good... and you'd better be lucky, because you're no damn good."

    John Terry's 'clearance' that never was

    Over the past 10 days the exploits of Roy Hodgson's England have given this a whole new meaning. In the first match the side saw dozens of shots on goal by France fizz just wide of the goal, while a solitary attempt on target at the other end found the back of the net. Then, against Sweden, Theo Walcott's speculative punt goalwards somehow got lost behind a sea of defenders, wrongfooting the goalkeeper on its way in. And on Tuesday night, Ukraine were denied an

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  • Nalbandian joins tennis Hall of Shame

    David Nalbandian is in hot water for his behaviour during the Queen's Club final at the weekend - but he's not the first, and he's unlikely to be the last, tennis player whose behaviour falls well short of what is expected.

    Nonetheless, it is only fitting to 'induct' the Argentine into our entirely unofficial Tennis Hall of Shame...

    David Nalbandian

    The year: 2012

    The crime: Kicking an advertising hoarding during the Queen's Club final — which then struck a line judge in the leg, injuring him.

    The punishment: Immediate disqualification from the final, ceding all ranking points and prize money

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  • Top 10 boxing travesties

    In the early days of organised boxing, bouts were all about who would be the last man standing, with fights often running to 100 rounds or more until one or other of the contestants could literally stand no longer.

    Those days are long gone, however, bringing in the spectre of judges to decide on a winner every time a fight goes the distance. Though there are constant efforts to try and take subjectivity out of the process, the simple fact is that the judges are human and will have differing views about what they are seeing before them.

    Often, the right man still gets the nod; regularly, there

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  • First XI: Young guns who broke through

    Jordan Henderson. Can he step up?The news that Jordan Henderson has been called into the England squad as the replacement for Frank Lampard has been greeted with dismay, resignation and even open scorn by some internet comedians.

    And it's not hard to understand why: the 21-year-old Liverpool midfielder has had a tough time of it since moving to Anfield for an eyewatering £16 million last summer, failing to impress as he has picked up just two goals and one assist in 37 outings for the Reds.

    But the doomsayers should be very wary of writing off the Sunderland-born starlet - or for that matter his Liverpool team-mate Andy

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  • Previous Anglo-German European finals

    David May makes his defining contribution for Manchester United

    1965 Cup Winners' Cup: West Ham United 2-0 1860 Munich

    Future World Cup winners Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters tasted Wembley triumph over German opponents the previous year, featuring in the West Ham side that beat 1860 Munich. The lesser-known Alan Sealey scored both goals.

    1966 Cup Winners' Cup: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Liverpool

    Liverpool's first European final ended in disappointment, as they lost out to Dortmund at Hampden Park. Roger Hunt cancelled out Sigfried Held's opener to send the match to extra-time, where Reinhard Libuda scored the winner.

    1973 UEFA Cup: Liverpool 3-2

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  • The sports stars whose bodies transformed

    Carl Pettersson, after and before: Bigger really is betterSwedish golf star Carl Pettersson was one of the brightest young talents in the game a couple of years ago, but spent most of the last three years struggling for form.

    He's got his mojo back now, though, with a victory in the famous Heritage Classic at the weekend at Harbour Town, one of the trickiest courses on the US Tour.

    And in a move which will delight yo-yo dieters everywhere, he credited his victory to a new junk food diet that has seen him gain a pile of weight.

    It turns out that when the portly Pettersson embarked upon a new diet and fitness regime a few years ago, his new body shape

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  • The fastest and most amazing hat tricks ever scored

    A Finnish teenage football star has instantly become one of the most sought-after young players in Europe after notching a stunning hat-trick in just two minutes 42 seconds.

    17-year-old Joel Pohjanpalo was playing for Finland's top side, Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi (commonly known as 'HJK' for understandable reasons), in their first match of the top flight season when he pulled off his feat.

    HJK looked like getting off to a terrible start to their defence of the Finnish title, however, as they trailed Mariehamn 1-0 with just 20 minutes left.

    That was until Pohjanpalo popped up to score three

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  • Top 10 incidents that show why we need goal-line technology

    Goal...? We'll never really know for sure.

    The debate about goal-line technlogy has once again reared its head after Chelsea were awarded a goal that never should have stood in their FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham on Sunday night.

    Referee Martin Atkinson has been widely derided for awarding a goal - though some of the still images released after the match suggest that tricks of perspective played by the TV cameras at least made his blunder much more understandable.

    Not that the rights or wrongs of the situation change anything: Atkinson was mortified after the blunder, apparently telling Spurs boss Harry Redknapp that "I feel

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