Britain's Holly Bleasdale has won gold in the pole vault at the European Indoor Championships.
Ryan Giggs was a notable absentee from the Manchester United squad to face Norwich in the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford.
Ryan Giggs is set to make 1000th appearance this weekend. Here's what football's great and good have to say about him.
– Ryan Giggs
“It’s a great privilege to be appointed a player coach. I hope I will be able to bring my experience to bear, having been both a player and part of the Manchester United family for so long.
"It’s no secret that I have been taking my qualifications and I see this as the first step in my future career. I’m really looking forward to working alongside David and the team.”
Manchester United have announced Ryan Giggs' new postion at the club as a player-coach.
Giggs has been taking his coaching badges and is due to attain the UEFA Pro Licence next summer.
He signed a one year extension to his playing contract in March and will combine his new duties with being a member of the first team squad.
Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year contract extension, Manchester United announced today.
Ryan Giggs has spoken of the tremendous honour of taking part in the Olympics after being named as the captain of Team GB. Giggs, one of three overage players along with Craig Bellamy and Micah Richards, was today named as captain of the squad by coach Stuart Pearce.
The trio were picked ahead of David Beckham, whose non-selection provoked a lot of debate. Giggs will lead out Team GB for the first time when they face Brazil at the Riverside Stadium on Friday, July 20.
The 38-year-old Manchester United winger said: "Obviously it is a tremendous honour to be part of the Olympics. Stuart has obviously given me the captaincy, which is even better so I am really looking forward to it."
"It is a unique experience and one from the start that I wanted to be part of when I got the opportunity. I think it just got more and more exciting as the Games got nearer and then when the squads were announced I was obviously really, really proud to be involved."
GB football coach Stuart Pearce said: "I looked at the squad and I thought there are some good candidates there. Aaron Ramsey captains Wales, Micah Richards has captained Manchester City at times, Craig Bellamy for the experience he's had and one or two others within the camp as well."
He added: "But I think Ryan is the standout captain amongst the group. He has got the respect of all the members of the group and I am quite looking forward to working with him and alongside him."