Italy 1-0 Scotland

Scotland were comfortably beaten by Italy, with the only saving grace that the margin of defeat could have been greater. Southampton’s Graziano Pelle scored the only goal of the match, which Italy dominated from start to finish. Scotland offered little as an attacking force and struggled to keep possession on an unforgiving surface in Malta.…

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Impressive Murray into last eight

French Open Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 22 May to 5 June Coverage: Live radio and text commentary on selected matches on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, the BBC Sport website and app. Britain’s Andy Murray beat American John Isner in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open. The world number…

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Rashford close to new Man Utd deal

A new long-term contract for Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is close to being announced by the club. The 18-year-old has one year left on his current deal – and the new contract is thought to be worth £20,000 a week. Rashford scored twice on his debut in February’s Europa League win over FC Midtjylland,…

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Zoo gorilla shot as boy falls into moat

Zoo officials have shot dead a gorilla after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure in the US city of Cincinnati. The boy climbed though a barrier and fell into a moat, where he was grabbed and dragged by the gorilla. The zoo said it took action to shoot the 400lb (180kg) gorilla as the…

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Simeone questions future with Atletico

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone says he will “start thinking” about his future with the club after Saturday’s Champions League final defeat. Atletico lost 5-3 on penalties to Real Madrid after the match at Milan’s San Siro finished 1-1 after extra time. It is the second time in three seasons Simeone’s side have lost to…

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Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants'

Up to 700 migrants feared dead in three shipwrecks off Libyan coast this week, UN refugee agency says This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or…

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Rescuers save 19 from inflatable boat

Nineteen people have been rescued from an inflatable boat off the coast of Dymchurch in Kent after it began taking on water. A coastguard helicopter from Lydd and two lifeboats were among those which took part in the rescue operation just before midnight on Saturday. Coastguard rescue teams from Dungeness and Folkestone were also involved.…

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Tory challenge to PM over immigration

Two of the PM’s most senior colleagues have told David Cameron to accept the failure of the government’s manifesto pledge to reduce migration into the UK. Michael Gove and Boris Johnson said the pledge was “corrosive of public trust” while Britain remained in the EU. But Number 10 said their claim was an “attempt to…

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'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's Record Under Fire, But Is It a Memorial Day Rush to Judgment?

Though a recent investigation concluded that the hero willfully distorted his medal count, newly released documents raise other possibilities and shed light on Kyle’s military service. With Memorial Day looming, media outlets are pouncing on the legacy of Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL who wrote the bestselling autobiography that was turned into the blockbuster Clint…

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Iraqi army makes gains in battle with IS

Iraqi government forces have made gains in their offensive to drive Islamic State militants from Falluja – one the country’s two major cities in IS hands. The nearby town of Karma, the first line of IS defence, is now in the army’s hands, a BBC correspondent says. Large numbers of elite combat troops have also…

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