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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  • Top 10: Final day dramas

    There are issues to be settled across the Premier League on Sunday's final day, with the destination of the league title to be decided and two Champions League places and one relegation slot to be determined.

    In anticipation of a dramatic conclusion to a season that was recently voted the best in the history of the Premier League, we look back at 10 of the most dramatic final-day stories over the past quarter of a century.

    We start, of course, with the most dramatic of all...

    1988/89 - That Michael Thomas goal

    "It's up for grabs now," hollered a disbelieving ITV commentator Brian Moore as

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