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Pompey fan in a coma after attack by Russian fans

Andrew will be in a coma for several days Credit: Just Giving, Jason Ricketts

A Portsmouth fan who was attacked by Russian hooligans will be in a coma for several days.

Andrew Bache was struck over the head repeatedly with an iron bar or hammer in Marseille.

Andrew, 51, has been placed into an induced coma to help the swelling in his brain to go down.

Jay Rickets, who set up a fundraising page for Mr Bache, said his brother and son were on their way to the hospital.

"His life was saved by French police who gave him CPR. It was a completely unprovoked attack."

Mr Bache was with a group of six or seven friends who had gone out to follow England in Euro 2016.

A fundraising page has been set up for Andrew.

Dedicated followers of fashion prepare for Ascot

What to wear, and what NOT to wear? That's the question being asked by thousands of racegoers as they gear up for Royal Ascot week, in what is one of the biggest sporting and social events in the world.

The racecourse is notoriously strict when it comes to enforcing the traditional dress code, and no one wants to be turned away. But there's nothing to fear, if you stick to some basic rules. Cary Johnston spoke to Mark Fish, of Suits Newbury, and race-goers Jade and James Sim.

Gold medallist left out of Olympic rowing squad

Britain's most successful rower - who lives in Maidenhead - will have to wait to see if she'll compete in Rio.

London 2012 gold medallist Katherine Grainger was left out of the Olympic rowing squad, which was announced today in Henley. She - and Vicky Thornley - failed to make the cut for the women's eight. However, they could fly to Brazil in the women's double sculls.

Interview with Sir David Tanner, British Rowing Performance Director.

The selected athletes are:

Men’s Four

Alex Gregory

Mohammed Sbihi

George Nash

Constantine Louloudis

Men’s Single

Alan Campbell

Men’s Double

Jonathan Walton

John Collins

Men’s Quad

Peter Lambert

Sam Townsend

Angus Groom

Graeme Thomas

Men’s Pair, Eight, 2 Spares from:

Paul Bennett

Scott Durant

Matt Gotrel

Andrew T Hodge

Stewart Innes

Matt Langridge

Tom Ransley

Pete Reed

Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell

William Satch

Alan Sinclair

Matthew Tarrant

Cox of Men’s Eight

Phelan Hill

Women’s Pair

Helen Glover

Heather Stanning

Women’s Eight

Katie Greves

Melanie Wilson

Frances Houghton

Polly Swann

Jessica Eddie

Olivia Carnegie-Brown

Karen Bennett

Zoe Lee

Cox of Women’s Eight

Zoe de Toledo

Men’s Lightweight Four

Chris Bartley

Mark Aldred

Jono Clegg

Peter Chambers

Men’s Lightweight Double Scull

Will Fletcher

Richard Chambers

Women’s Lightweight Double Scull

Charlotte Taylor

Katherine Copeland


Thomson is third in Vendée Race

Celebrations after crossing the line Credit: Alex Thomson Racing Thierry Martinez

Alex Thomson arrived into Les Sable d’Olonne, France, after successfully finishing the Ocean Masters New York to Vendée Race in third place.

Crossing the finishing line at 18:43 CEST, Thomson completed the race in 9 days, 21 hours, 3 minutes and 34 seconds, which secured him a place on the podium.

“This is a fantastic achievement; not only for me but for the entire team.” said Thomson.

The Ocean Masters New York to Vendée Race is a 3,100 mile single-handed sprint from downtown New York across the Atlantic to Les Sables D’Olonne, and is the penultimate challenge before the all-important Vendée Globe, which begins in November.

Alex Thomson finished in third place Credit: Alex Thomson Racing Thierry Martinez

Koeman set to become Everton manager

Koeman appears to be on his way to Everton Credit: PA

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is expected to complete his move to Everton over the next 24 hours.

ITV Meridian understand Saints are to receive around £5 million in compensation. It's being reported the Dutchman will receive £6 million a year at the Merseyside club.

Southampton have drawn up their own shortlist - with Bournemouth's Eddie Howe among those mentioned.

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