Saturday, 20th April 2019
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This Month's Magazine

Sport International

A newsround of events this last month.

England stars to play for nothing 
England's footballers have decided to play for the national team for free - and donate their match fees to charity. The squad are to establish a Team England Footballers Charity, which will raise more than £1m before the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Salford unveil McRae as new coach 
 Struggling engage Super League side Salford City Reds have named Australian Shaun McRae as their new coach. The former St Helens, Hull and South Sydney boss, 48, has been handed a four-and-a-half year contract that will take him to the end of the 2001 season

Beckham warned over flight risks 
 David Beckham's commute from Los Angeles to London could have a career-threatening effect on his health, according to experts. Beckham will clock up thousands of air miles if he continues to play for England while with the LA Galaxy.

Federer takes break after defeat 
World number one Roger Federer has pulled out of the Halle Open after his French Open final loss to Rafael Nadal. The Swiss star, who has won the last four tournaments in Halle, was beaten 6-3 4-6 6-3 6-4 at Roland Garros.


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Borg forced out of grass return 
 Bjorn Borg has been forced to abandon plans to make a first appearance on grass since the Wimbledon final of 1981 after being severely bitten by a dog. The Swedish tennis legend was due to turn out in the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament at Calderstones Park on 15 June in a match against Pat Cash.

Cotto KOs Judah to retain crownMiguel Cotto knocked out Zab Judah in the 11th round to defend his WBA welterweight title in New York. Judah never really recovered from a cut to the right eye and two low blows early on at Madison Square Garden.

Gillick sets new Irish 400m mark 
David Gillick smashed the Irish 400m record with a run of 45.23 seconds at Switzerland's Atletica Geneve meeting. In a tight finish, he held off a strong challenge from Andrew Steele, with another Briton, Martyn Rooney, third.

Wiggins wins Dauphine time-trial  
Bradley Wiggins claimed a timely victory on Sunday in the 4.2km prologue of the Dauphine Libere race. Britain's Olympic gold medalist is hoping to secure a place in his Cofidis team for the Tour de France which starts in his native London on 7 July.



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