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PSG sack head coach Laurent Blanc

Laurent Blanc is out of the job. Credit: PA

Paris Saint-Germain have dismissed head coach Laurent Blanc, the French club have confirmed.

The former France captain spent three years as boss of PSG, winning 11 trophies.

But Blanc was unable to guide PSG into the upper echelons of Europe and has now departed the Parc des Princes.

PSG chairman and chief executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi said on psg.fr: "As we embark on a new chapter in the development of the club, I would like to thank Laurent Blanc for everything he has achieved over the last three years, both in terms of the playing style and results. I wish him the best for his future challenges."

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New balls please: Pupils get tennis tips from the Murrays

As this year's Wimbledon tennis championship gets underway, pupils at a school in Wandsworth, have been getting some special coaching from Jamie and Judy Murray.

The children practiced their tennis skills under the direction of the Murrays. Credit: ITV News

Judy, who coached both of her champion sons Andy and Jamie early in their careers, actively encouraged the children as they practiced their skills during the masterclass on Court 20 at Wimbledon.

The nine and ten year-olds from St Michaels school were given various tips from the pair, including racket and ball control, and took part in tennis drills and short games.

Two of the children practicing hitting the ball over the net with their guest coaches Credit: ITV News

Lionel Messi to retire from international football

Lionel Messi Credit: Reuters

Argentina's Lionel Messi has said he is retiring from international football after losing the Copa America Final.

Chile beat Argentina 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 0-0.

"It's tough, it's not the time for analysis," the 29-year-old Barcelona forward was quoted as saying on the Argentine national team's Twitter account.

"In the dressing room I thought that the national team was over, it's not for me."

Lionel Messi after missing a penalty kick against Chile in the Copa America Final at MetLife Stadium. Credit: Reuters

Djokovic to open title defence as Wimbledon begins

Novak Djokovic is looking for a fourth Wimbledon title. Credit: PA

Wimbledon begins on Monday, with last year's champion Novak Djokovic opening his title defence against Britain's James Ward.

The top seed will play on Centre Court, while seven-time champion Roger Federer is also in action on the opening day.

Britain's Andy Murray, the 2013 champion, begins his campaign on Tuesday.

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