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Liverpool legend Graeme Souness taken into hospital

Graeme Souness has been admitted to hospital in Bournemouth. Credit: PA

Former Liverpool manager Graeme Souness was taken into hospital on Friday, Press Association Sport understands.

The 62-year-old, who also played with distinction for the Reds, is receiving treatment in a hospital in Bournemouth, close to his home in Poole, Dorset.

No details of Souness' condition were immediately available, although reports suggest the Reds legends had to be carried into the hospital on a stretcher.

The former midfielder won 54 caps for Scotland during a playing career which also saw him win five league titles and three European Cups among his Liverpool honours and a Coppa Italia title with Sampdoria.

Souness' Sky Sports colleague Jeff Stelling opened the station's Soccer Saturday broadcast with a message of support to Souness.

"Souey, if you're watching, get well very quickly," said the presenter.

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350 athletes to take part in watersports comp at Hurley

Kayakers get in some practice the night before the Hurley Classic begins Credit: Sue Walters

The final preparations have taken place for a celebration of freestyle watersports taking place at the Hurley Weir near Maidenhead this weekend.

More than 350 competitors from across the globe are expected to take part in the freestyle challenges. Amateur paddlers and professionals will take to the water in a number of events at the annual International Paddlesport Festival on the River Thames in Berkshire.

“We have some great water conditions now, the rain last week came just in time for the lock keepers to be able to open two of the weir gates to create a wave where many tricks can be performed.

"It is a great opportunity for members of the public to see some of the best freestyle kayakers in the world up close, as the walkway over the weir is opened up especially for the event.

"There will be young paddlers workshops, races in white water kayaks, and Stand Up Paddleboards across the white water. New this year will be a team event, where several boaters will surf the wave together and try to do some tricks, which should provide great entertainment, as well as the ever popular flood lit final."

– Andrew Jackson, Organiser
Finishing touches being put to marquee for this weekend's competition


Reading manager Steve Clarke confirms he WILL stay at club

Reading's manager Steve Clarke confirms he will stay at the club Credit: PA

Reading manager Steve Clarke says he will stay at the club - despite talks yesterday with fellow Championship side Fulham about the vacant manager's position.

In today's press conference - postponed from it's routine slot yesterday - Clarke told us he understands some fans who are disappointed following yesterday's events - but says he hopes they'll get behind the team at the Madejski Stadium tomorrow when the Royals take on Bolton Wanderers.

Koeman backs Paris tributes

Southampton FC manager Ronald Koeman has backed the call for tributes this weekend, following the terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday.

Saints host Stoke City on Saturday. During his pre-match press conference Koeman said security is bound to be heightened across the Premier League this weekend.

Watch the Press conference in full here:

School pays tribute to Rugby star Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu during a visit to Ballard School in Hampshire, pictured with the deputy head David Dunn and Headmaster Alastair Reid Credit: Ballard School

The headmaster of a school in Hampshire which was visited by the rugby star Jonah Lomu has paid tribute to him, after the sportsman's death at the age of forty.

The New Zealander became famous all over the world after his performance in the 1995 Rugby World Cup. He retired in 2002 due to a rare kidney disease, and had suffered from health problems ever since.

Jonah Lomu played a part of the promotional tour of the Webb Ellis trophy for this year's Rugby World Cup and visited many locations in the UK.

A giant in the world of rugby, New Zealand-born Jonah Lomu has died at the age of 40 Credit: PA

Mourners on social media are using the twitter hashtag #RIPJonah to salute the memory of the All Blacks' legendary sporting hero.

Jonah Lomu visited the independent Ballard School in New Milton last month to speak to pupils.

"Ballard School was devastated to hear of the death of rugby star, Jonah Lumo. We flew the New Zealand flag at half-mast out of respect and also remembered him in our Senior Assembly today.

Jonah visited Ballard a few weeks ago having responded to an invitation from Ballard parents and staff who knew him well. We have been supporting Naomi House children’s hospice, as had Mr Lumo, and he came to speak to our pupils in assembly about the importance of schooling, perseverance and aiming for excellence.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."

– Alastair Reid, Ballard School Headmaster
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