The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 7 May 2014

 

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Debutant Wilson impresses for United

James Wilson scored twice on his Manchester United debut as the champions won their final home game of the season 3-1 against Hull. Robin van Persie and Matty Fryatt, for Hull, also scored, as Nemanja Vidic and Ryan Giggs bade their Old Trafford farewells. MORE

City risk expulsion over Uefa charge

Manchester City face expulsion from the Champions League should they appeal against Uefa sanctions imposed for being in breach of Financial Fair Play. The club could face a similar punishment to that of PSG – a £49m fine, CL squad reduction and wage bill restrictions. MORE

Vos predicting big year for women

Double Olympic champion Marianne Vos believes 2014 could be a big year for women’s cycling. “Now is the moment to show this to the wider audience,” she said ahead of the start of the Women’s Tour. “We have seen a lot of changes already – it is massive progress.” MORE

Durham battle on as Sangakkara falls

Durham kept themselves in contention for a draw in their County Championship match with Yorkshire, ending the third day on 361 for eight in reply to Yorkshire’s 589 for eight declared. Kumar Sangakkara’s debut lasted just two balls however, as he went for a duck. MORE

BT Sport shelves outside interviews

BT Sport is to stop post-match interviews outside grounds after audible swearing from fans. Presenter Jake Humphrey was forced to apologise to viewers at a match at Arsenal earlier this year after his show was interrupted by foul-mouthed chants.

Fiji fix sights on making World Cup

Fiji appear on course to make the 2015 World Cup after cash support from the IRB was frozen. “They’ve taken significant strides towards putting their house in order,” chief executive Brett Gosper said. “Their finances are in better shape.” MORE

Selby fulfills pledge to father

Mark Selby fulfilled a childhood dream when he won the World Championship, dedicating his title to his father. “When my dad passed away I was 16,” he said. “His last words were ‘I want you to become world champion’. Thankfully, it’s come true.” MORE

Judy Murray lauds ‘gem’ Baltacha

Elena Baltacha has been described as “one in a million” by her former Fed Cup captain Judy Murray following her passing on Sunday. “I don’t have the words to say what an incredible person Bally was,” she said. “This is an awful loss. She was an absolute gem.” MORE

Matt Butler

The “chokes” by Liverpool and Ronnie O’Sullivan tell us we should not put too much stock in psychiatrists. They can have an effect, but the amount they can change people’s thinking clearly has its limits. MORE

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