In pictures: Sport pays its tribute to the Queen

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Sport paid its tribute to the Queen on Saturday following her death at the age of 96.

All the weekend’s football fixtures, the racing schedule and the women’s middleweight world title fight between Savannah Marshall and Claressa Shields were postponed on Friday as a mark of respect, but cricket, rugby union, rugby league, golf and Formula One were among the sports which went ahead.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at how they paid their respects.

A two-minute silence is observed by staff, players and caddies at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth
A two-minute silence was observed by staff, players and caddies at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth (Adam Davy/PA)
Spectators at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth watch the Accession Council at where King Charles III is formally proclaimed monarch on the big screen
Spectators at Wentworth watched the Accession Council, where King Charles III was formally proclaimed monarch on the big screen (Adam Davy/PA)
Richard Bland on the first tee as a two-minute silence is observed at the BMW PGA Championship
Richard Bland on the first tee as a two-minute silence was observed at the BMW PGA Championship (Adam Davy/PA)
A tribute to the Queen ahead of Day Three of the third LV= Insurance Test match at the Kia Oval
A tribute to the Queen ahead of day three of the third Test match between England and South Africa at the Kia Oval (John Walton/PA)
Umpires Nitin Menon and Richard Kettleborough wore black armbands on day three of the third LV= Insurance Test match
Umpires Nitin Menon and Richard Kettleborough wore black armbands on day three of the third Test (John Walton/PA)
Laura Wright sings the national anthems before on day three of the third LV= Insurance Test match between England and South Africa at the Kia Oval
Laura Wright sang the national anthems before day three of the third Test between England and South Africa at the Kia Oval (John Walton/PA)
England captain Ben Stokes (left), Ollie Pope (centre) and Ben Foakes observe a minute’s silence at the Oval
England captain Ben Stokes (left), Ollie Pope (centre) and Ben Foakes observed a minute’s silence at the Oval (John Walton/PA)
The players and officials observe a minute’s silence before the Betfred Super League Eliminator between Huddersfield and Salford at the John Smith’s Stadium
The players and officials observed a minute’s silence before the Betfred Super League Eliminator between Huddersfield and Salford at the John Smith’s Stadium (Martin Rickett/PA)

 

London Irish v Worcester Warriors – Gallagher Premiership – Gtech Community Stadium
Brentford’s stadium fell silent as London Irish and Worcester players and officials, and supporters, observed a minute’s silence (Steven Paston/PA)
Exeter Chiefs v Leicester Tigers – Gallagher Premiership – Sandy Park
Exeter club chaplain Reverend Simon Atkinson prayed before the Premiership match against Leicester at Sandy Park (Simon Galloway/PA)
Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins – Gallagher Premiership – Kingston Park Stadium
Newcastle and Harlequins players lined up for a minute’s silence before the Gallagher Premiership match at Kingston Park (Richard Sellers/PA)
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Mercedes duo George Russell and Lewis Hamilton observed a moment of silence before free practice at Monza. The Italian Grand Prix is scheduled to go ahead on Sunday (Luca Bruno/AP)
Bristol Bears v Bath Rugby – Gallagher Premiership – Ashton Gate Stadium
There was a minute’s silence too at Ashton Gate before Bristol and Bath’s Gallagher Premiership match (Bradley Collyer/PA)
England v India – First T20 International – SEAT Unique Riverside
The first women’s T20 international at Chester-le-Street between England and India was also preceded by a minute’s silence (Will Matthews/PA)