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Shoreham air crash trial: Pilot Andy Hill ‘negligent’

Image copyright PA Image caption Andy Hill is accused of killing 11 men Eleven men killed in a “devastating” plane crash during the Shoreham Airshow died “purely because of pilot error”, a court has heard. Jurors were told Andy Hill’s Hawker Hunter jet “disintegrated” upon impact, creating a “massive fireball”, when it hit the ground in August 2015. The vintage aircraft was in “excellent working order”, the Old Bailey heard, and “serious negligence” was to blame. Mr Hill, 54, denies 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence. Tom Kark QC,…

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Andy Murray career might not be over – Bob Bryan

Murray’s dilemma: Have another hip operation or retire after Wimbledon? Andy Murray can still return to professional tennis even if he has another hip operation, says American doubles legend Bob Bryan. Bryan, 40, had a hip resurfacing procedure last summer and is back playing at the Australian Open. Two-time Wimbledon champion Murray, 31, has said he might have to quit if he has the same surgery. “I personally think he can can come back,” said Bryan, who has been in regular contact with Murray. “There’s so much wear and tear…

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Andy Murray criticises LTA chiefs over failure to build on his success

Murray has said that hip pain is likely to force his retirement this year Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. Andy Murray has criticised British tennis for failing to translate his achievements into grassroots growth in the sport at home. The 31-year-old’s future is in doubt as he contemplates further hip surgery.…

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Andy Murray retirement: Rafael Nadal says former world number one is ‘suffering’

Nadal and Murray are friends off the court and posed with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as part of New Year’s celebrations at the Brisbane Open last week Andy Murray’s impending retirement was a decision he had to take because he is “suffering”, says long-time rival Rafael Nadal. The 31-year-old Briton announced on Friday that he will quit this year, and next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. “When you are going on court without a clear goal because you cannot move well and you have pain, then…

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Andy Murray can reflect on ‘incredible career’, says former team-mate Tim Henman

Andy Murray and Tim Henman were previously Davis Cup team-mates Andy Murray will not have wanted “to be making up the numbers” as he contemplated his future, says his former Davis Cup team-mate Tim Henman. The three-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one will retire this year because of a hip injury. And the 31-year-old Scot says next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. “It is sad news, but it doesn’t detract from what an incredible career he has had,” Henman told BBC…

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Andy Murray: Why I say he’s Britain’s greatest sportsman

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAndy Murray was in tears as he spoke to journalists ahead of the Australian Open It’s a big call but I’m making it: Sir Andy Murray is the greatest sportsman Britain has ever had. I’ll confess I am a huge tennis fan, so somewhat biased, but that doesn’t make me wrong. On the day he says he’s planning to retire, I’m going to make the case for why he’s the best British man in sport. Let’s take a look at some facts…

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Andy Murray: Briton’s retirement will be ‘devastating’, says Sue Barker

Barker ‘devastated’ by Murray’s retirement plans Andy Murray is the “greatest we have ever had” says “devastated” BBC tennis presenter Sue Barker after the Briton revealed he plans to retire this year. Two-time Wimbledon champion Murray, 31, is being forced to quit because of a hip injury. The Scot will play at next week’s Australian Open but admitted it could be the final tournament of his career. “To watch him this morning in tears in that media room, it just shows what it means to him,” Barker told the BBC.…

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Andy Murray: Women praise tennis star for role in fighting sexism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Coach Amelie Mauresmo, and Judy Murray have been big influences on Andy Murray Following Andy Murray’s announcement that he will retire this year, many prominent women – inside and outside of tennis – have praised him for taking a leading role in fighting sexism. From calling out journalists, to becoming one of the first leading men’s tennis players to employ a female coach, he has hit the headlines on numerous occasions. US tennis legend Billie Jean King tweeted: “Your voice for equality will inspire…

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Andy Murray: Billie Jean King leads tributes to Briton who plans to retire this year

Andy Murray was in tears as he spoke to journalists ahead of the Australian Open Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. Andy Murray has been “a champion on and off court”, said American tennis legend Billie Jean King after the Briton revealed he plans to retire this year. Murray, who has won…

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Tennis-Reaction to Andy Murray’s impending retirement from the sport

(Reuters) – Following is reaction to Andy Murray’s announcement on Friday that this year’s Australian Open could be his last tournament as a professional: Tennis – Wimbledon Preview – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2018 Britain’s Andy Murray during practice REUTERS/Peter Nicholls FORMER WORLD NUMBER ONE BILLIE JEAN KING “@andy_murray You are a champion on and off the court. So sorry you cannot retire on your own terms, but remember to look to the future. “Your greatest impact on the world may be…

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