Some headlines from the world of football and beyond …
- Simmonds receives MBE: Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds becomes the youngest MBE at 14 when she meets the Queen.
- Athletics plans ‘Twenty20’ format: British athletics bosses are set to announce a new “Twenty20”-style format that will run during summer evenings.
- Vatican tournament to use ‘sin bin’ card: A “sin bin” blue card will be used at the third annual Clericus Cup at the Vatican in Italy.
- Robinson named as Sale coach: Sale name Jason Robinson as their new head coach for next season, with Kingsley Jones as director of rugby.
- RBS cutbacks to hit British sport: RBS will halve its funding of British sport as a result of the global economic downturn.
- Fifa plans talks on player quotas: Fifa is planning new discussions with the European Commission into their plans to limit the number of foreign players.