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British Superbike champion Byrne ‘broke ribs, neck and back’

Shane Byrne has more British Superbike Championship race wins than any other rider British Superbike champion Shane Byrne says he broke all of his ribs, his neck and four vertebrae after crashing during testing in Norfolk last week. Byrne had surgery on Monday following a crash at Snetterton on 17 May. Posting on social media, the Be Wiser Ducati rider, 41, said paralysis had been a “major issue and concern”. “The one at question from my surgeon after seeing my X-rays was how on earth are you not paralysed,” the Englishman added. After the crash, Byrne’s team posted on social media that he would have surgery and “make a full recovery”. Superbike Championship organisers said he was briefly unconscious on the track after the crash at Turn 3. “I...

Ronnie O’Sullivan ‘not sure punishing players’ is answer to match-fixing

Ronnie O’Sullivan has won the world title five times Former world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan says snooker’s governing body should look at the reasons for match-fixing instead of sanctioning players. It comes after three players were suspended by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) over match-fixing allegations. O’Sullivan posted on social media: “The real question should be why do the players feel the need to do this? “I’m not sure punishing the players is the answer.” The latest players to be suspended by the WPBSA are former Welsh professional David John, along with Chinese pair Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng. Matches involving the trio were investigated and they were found to have a case to answer. They have been suspe...

UFC Fight Night 130: Darren Till fails to make weight for Stephen Thompson fight

Tickets for Darren Till’s fight against Stephen Thompson sold out within an hour UFC Fight Night 130 Venue: Echo Arena, Liverpool Date: Sunday, 27 May Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from around 18:30 BST; text updates on the BBC Sport website & app Liverpool’s Darren Till has failed to make the weight for Sunday’s UFC welterweight fight against American Stephen Thompson. Till was given an extra hour to make the 171lb limit for the headline bout at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. But after tipping the scales on Saturday morning at 174.5lb, it remains unclear if the fight will go ahead. Thompson is the number one-ranked welterweight contender, and the bout headlines Liverpool’s first UFC event. The American earlier weighted in at 171lbs b...

England v Pakistan: Alastair Cook falls to Mohammad Abbas

Pakistan’s Mohammad Abbas traps England’s Alastair Cook lbw for one after Pakistan take a first-innings lead of 179 on the third day of the first Test at Lord’s. FOLLOW LIVE: England v Pakistan – in-play clips, TMS and text Available to UK users only.

‘It’s cold, wet and dark and you just want to keep sleeping’ – inside the Volvo Ocean Race

BBC Sport Wales explains why the Volvo Ocean Race could be the world’s toughest sporting event. Since October, seven boats have been racing around the world – battling storm-affected seas and freezing temperatures. Ahead of their next stop in Cardiff at the end of May, Welsh sailor Bleddyn Môn explains how tough the round-the-world race really is. Race footage courtesy of Volvo Ocean Race.

How will Real Madrid deal with Liverpool’s ‘Red Arrows’?

Everyone is expecting more explosive attacking play from Liverpool in the Champions League final, but what we don’t know is how Real Madrid will try to deal with it. Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is not going to change his team’s style of play or his 4-3-3 formation for Saturday’s game, and injuries mean he does not have many options in terms of different personnel either. In contrast, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has some big decisions to make about who to pick in Kiev and what shape to play, but he will make them with the way Liverpool are set up in mind. Zidane has had moments this season where his side have struggled but, especially in Europe, he has turned it around. He has got Real to the final not by concentrating on one system to play with but by focusing, round-b...

‘The most powerful woman in sport’

Fifa’s first female secretary general says she has broken the glass ceiling, by joining the male-dominated organisation. Ranked as the most powerful woman in international sport, Samoura has also overcome accusations of conflict of interest; Fifa’s ethics committee cleared her of these allegations in April. In answer to her critics who “don’t think a black woman should be leading Fifa”, Samoura says: “I have a problem with you”. What is 100 Women? BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. We create documentaries, features and interviews about their lives, giving more space for stories that put women at the centre. Follow BBC 100 Women on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and join the conversation.

Devastating James helps Cavs tie series to set up decider against Celtics

LeBron James (left) has made the past seven NBA finals with Miami Heat and Cleveland LeBron James hopes to “play great once again” in his bid to reach an eighth straight NBA finals. James produced a devastating display to help his Cleveland Cavaliers level the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals against Boston Celtics on Friday. He scored 46 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in a 109-99 win at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The series is tied at 3-3 and Cleveland must win in Boston on Sunday to progress to the finals. The winner will meet Houston Rockets or Golden State Warriors. Cleveland led for most of the game and when Boston did threaten to get back into it late on, James scored two three-pointers in 43 seconds to give his side control once more. The 14-time All ...

Exeter and Saracens to serve up spectacular final – Guscott

Saracens and Exeter have won the past two Premiership titles but only one will be celebrating come full-time on Saturday Aviva Premiership final Venue: Twickenham Date: Saturday, 26 May Kick-off: 15:00 BST Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio London and BBC Radio Devon plus live text commentary and match updates on BBC Sport website and app On latest form for both sides, Saturday’s Premiership final between Exeter Chiefs and Saracens should be a more-than mouth-watering encounter. Defending champions Exeter are in a third final in as many years, while Saracens will be desperate to reclaim the title they won against Chiefs in 2016. Having watched Saracens’ semi-final victory against Wasps on Saturday, at times they appeared to take their opponents apart at will. Mark Mc...

World Cup countdown: Luis Suarez’s goal knocks England out – 2014

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Defending champions v European kings – the dream Pro14 final

Leinster won the 2017-18 Champions Cup to claim Europe’s top club tournament for a record-equalling fourth time Pro14 final Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin Date: Saturday, 26 May Kick-off: 18:00 BST Coverage: Live on S4C, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app. It is in many ways the dream Pro14 final. The tournament’s defending champions against the newly-crowned European kings. Scarlets and Leinster going head to head at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday. One side is looking to retain their title, the other aiming to become the first team to achieve the European Cup and Pro14 double in the same season. So the stage is set. Banishing the demons Leinster celebrate Scott Fardy’s try as Scarlets despair during the Champions Cup semi-fi...