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Tough draw for Edmund at Wimbledon

Kyle Edmund - Credit: Steve Paston/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Beverley's Kyle Edmund has been handed a difficult draw in the men's singles at Wimbledon, which starts on Monday.

The 21 year old will face Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the first round, but if he wins that, he's likely to come up against number one seed Novak Djokovic in the second. The Serb, who's the reigning champion, plays another Briton, James Ward, in the first round.

Goalie Eldin Jakupović signs new deal with Hull City

Goalkeeper Eldin Jakupović has extended his stay with Hull City for a further two years after agreeing terms on a new deal.

Staying for longer: Eldin Jakupović Credit: PA

Although the Tigers had initially exercised their option to offer him a one-year deal at the end of the 2015/16 season, negotiations began immediately to secure Jakupović on a longer-term contract with a two-year deal now agreed.

Jakupović is the club’s longest-serving player having arrived from Greek side Aris Salonika in July 2012. The 31-year-old has played 28 times for the Tigers and played a key role in the Play-Off success at the end of last season.

Howarth joins Bulls on loan deal

Wakefield Wildcats hooker Stuart Howarth joins Bradford Bulls on a month's loan.

Stuart Howarth in action for Salford Credit: Press Association

The 26-year-old former Hull FC player, who has started Trinity's last two Super League matches, will help the Bulls offset the loss of hooker Joe Lumb with a knee injury and is set to make his debut against Halifax on Sunday.


Cas confident of Challenge Cup upset at Wigan

Castleford Tigers are undaunted by a difficult trip to Wigan Warriors in this weekend's Challenge Cup quarter finals.

The odds and the formbook are against them. Cas are seventh in the Super League table, while Wigan are second, and the Tigers have already lost twice home and away to the Warriors this season.

Head Coach Darryl Powell and prop forward Lee Jewitt, who made his senior debut for Wigan and whose wife hails from the town, have been speaking to Calendar's John Shires.

Defender Paul McGinn joins Chesterfield FC

Paul McGinn Credit: PA

Chesterfield FC have made a fourth pre-season signing with defender Paul McGinn joining on a two-year contract.

The 25-year-old, who will officially join the club on July 1, is a free agent after coming to the end of his contract at Dundee.

McGinn will join fellow new recruits Kristian Dennis, Jon Nolan and Ched Evans when the players report for the start of pre-season training on July 4.

"Paul's arrival will greatly strengthen the level of competition for a place on the right-hand side of defence. He is very athletic and comes highly recommended."

– Chris Turner, Chesterfield FC chief executive
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