The oldest international rivalry in football took place at Wembley as England played out a goalless draw with Scotland on Friday night.
John Stones hit the post in the first half, while Jordan Pickford produced a fine save to deny Stephen O’Donnell in a tense Group D clash in the European Championship.
Matteo Berrettini broke British hearts at Queen’s, Wales reached the last 16 at Euro 2020 and New Zealand seamer Kyle Jamieson produced a bowling masterclass at the Ageas Bowl in the World Test Championship against India.
Here, the PA news agency takes a look at some of the key images from across the weekend.
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Kenya's Ferguson Rotich cruised into the 800 metres final with the fastest run of the semi-final on Sunday, setting himself up as a strong contender to succeed compatriot David Rudisha as the new king of the event. Rotich, the 2019 world bronze medallist, clocked 1:44.04 and was so confident as he approached the end of his race that he looked behind to encourage those trailing him to keep up as he crossed the line. Another Kenyan, Emmanuel Korir, who came to Japan boasting this year's second-fastest run, also went through.
Defending Olympic champions Denmark finished as Group B winners despite crashing to a shock 33-30 loss to Sweden in the men's handball competition at the Yoyogi National Stadium on Sunday and will face Norway in the quarter-finals. In a rematch of their world championship final this year which the Danes won for their second straight title, it was Sweden who dictated terms as Jonathan Carlsbogard and Lukas Sandell scored six goals each to earn a measure of revenge.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs became the first men's Olympic 100 metres champion of the post-Usain Bolt era on Sunday as high jumper Gianmarco Tamberi made it a double gold night for Italy with an emotional - and unusual - high jump victory. In a 20-minute stretch to remember, Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela also jumped a world record 15.67m to win the women's triple jump. The absence of three-times Olympic champion Bolt, who retired in 2017, meant the field was wide open for the coronation of a new fastest man on the planet, and long-shot Jacobs grabbed it with both hands.
At 43, New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is nearly twice the average age of her Tokyo 2020 competitors. On Monday she will become the first openly transgender athlete to compete in an Olympics, and her participation has been as divisive an issue as whether the Games should have even gone ahead during a global pandemic. Hubbard was born male but changed her name eight years ago name and underwent hormone therapy to transition before resuming weightlifting, a sport she abandoned more than a decade ago.
Celtic’s dysfunctional state points to a club that has completely lost its wayAnge Postecoglou is not gregarious by nature but looks quietly troubled by what continues to transpire in front of him Celtic’s Tom Rogic and Carl Starfelt after their 2-1 defeat against Hearts at Tynecastle. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA
However, the two games were certainly not given equal billing by Arsenal when it came to the off-field messaging. The match day programme was largely focused on the men’s sides and its front cover referred to the women as ‘also playing today’, rather than labelling it as a double-header. That will frustrate many in the wider women’s game, who strive for more respect rather than being included as something of a token add-on. Nonetheless, it was a positive step for the women’s side to play at the
TOKYO (Reuters) -Lamont Marcell Jacobs claimed a stunning upset victory in the Olympic men's 100 metres final on Sunday, becoming the first Italian to take the most coveted title in athletics and doing it in a European record time of 9.80 seconds. In the first final of the post-Usain Bolt era, American Fred Kerley came up just short in his bid to become the first American winner since Justin Gatlin in 2004, taking silver in a personal best 9.84. Canada's Andre de Grasse also ran a personal best of 9.89 to repeat his bronze of 2016, as new spikes featuring "performance-enhancing" carbon soles continue to see athletes taking chunks out of long-standing marks.
Ask a layman which gymnastics apparatus gives off the most terrifying vibe, and they will probably go for the rings – where the crucifix is an essential pose – or the beam on the women’s side. Few would mention the pommel horse. It has a friendly look about it: a couch on legs, topped off by the sort of safety handles you normally see in a hospital bathroom. But in fact this represents the greatest high-wire act in the sport. More athletes come to grief on the pommel than anywhere else, as Irela