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Ben Ainslie to support cancer sufferers in Hampshire

Sir Ben Ainslie will visit a marina in Hampshire later to support families affected by cancer.

The Olympic gold medalist will wave off fifty people who are taking part in Sail 4 Cancer's annual Family Sailing Day at Port Hamble marina.

Sir Ben Ainslie will be in Hampshire later today to support cancer sufferers Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Sir Ben is patron of the charity that was set up in 2001 by a group of keen sailors who'd all lost friends or family to cancer.

Many of the families have been living with and fighting cancer for years and look forward to leaving the stress and worry on shore for the day while taking part in a fun treasure hunt around the Solent.

Saints reassure fans Krueger and Rodriguez not for sale

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has declared that neither Jay Rodriguez nor Morgan Schneiderlin will be sold this summer.

With former manager Mauricio Pochettino believed to be interested in taking the duo to join him at Tottenham, Saints fans would have been worried that the outgoings at St Mary's were set to continue.

Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren have all moved to Liverpool while Luke Shaw has signed for Manchester United and Arsenal have taken Calum Chambers to the Emirates Stadium, with Southampton pocketing almost £100m for the combined deals.

Jay Rodriguez has been linked with Spurs Credit: PA

But Krueger has refuted reports that Rodriguez, who is currently sidelined with a serious knee injury, and Schneiderlin will follow them away from Southampton.

"They are part of the core that we have decided to keep at Southampton," he told Sky Sports News.

"Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin are not for sale and they will be a part of our club as we enter the new season.

"In and around Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin and the rest of our core players, we're excited to continue to build forward, but all those stories are false."



Gemili to use Commonwealth success as springboard

Adam Gemili has told ITV News he hopes to use his Commonwealth silver medal as a springboard to challenge the Jamaican and American sprinters at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

"The Jamaicans and the Americans have always been levels ahead of everyone and I think they still are.... but we are getting there eventually," the 100m silver-medallist said.

The 20-year-old admitted he was "overwhelmed by emotion" at winning his first major senior medal of his career in front of a raucous crowd at Hampden Park.

Watch the moment England's Adam Gemili won 100m silver

Dartford's Adam Gemili through to 100m final

England and Dartford's Adam Gemili threw down a challenge to his rivals by blasting into the100 metres final at the Commonwealth Games.

The 20-year-old was sluggish out of the blocks, but he was quickly into his running and came through powerfully to clock 10.07 seconds.

Welcomed by a huge roar from the packed crowd on a warm evening at Hampden Park, the former footballer was the second fastest qualifier behind the impressive Jamaican Kemar Bailey-Cole.

I made it a bit harder for myself with the start I had, but I came through."

– Adam Gemili


Saints FC 'determined to keep best players' despite move

Southampton FC Director has announced that the club remains determined to keep their best young players despite the recent signings from their youth academy.

Calum Chambers has made a £19m move from Southampton to Arsenal Football Club today.

We are naturally disappointed whenever any of our Academy graduates leave the club, and that is very much the case with Calum’s departure.

“Calum made it clear to us that he did not see his future at Southampton. As such, it was crucial that we were able to negotiate a substantial fee that also reflects the work our staff have put into Calum’s development since he joined the club at the age of eight.

“Our position remains unchanged in that we are determined to keep our best young players at the club, as is evidenced by the decision to award Harrison Reed a new long-term contract last week, adding to the list of committed young professionals like James Ward Prowse, Sam Gallagher, Jack Stephens, Jordan Turnbull, Matt Targett, Sam McQueen and others who have seen plenty of first-team activity recently.

“We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons.

“It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.”

– Executive Director Les Reed, Southampton Football Club

Chambers thanks Saints as he moves to Arsenal


I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone at @southamptonfc for everything they have done & for making this possible.

Southampton player Calum Chambers has announced he is joining Arsenal Football Club as part of a £16m deal.

The Saints player will join the London club in the new year as a right-back or centre-back.


I'm looking forward to joining up with my new team mates today & beginning preparation for the season ahead. Thanks for all your messages.

Chambers makes £16m move to Arsenal

A Southampton FC player has been signed by Arsenal as part of a £16m deal.

It follows the move of Southampton FC manager and other star players such as Luke Shaw from the club.

Calum Chambers has been signed for the London club for £19m Credit: PA Wire

19-year-old Calum Chambers has signed for Arsenal Football Club where he will play in a more prominent role.

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