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Crystal Palace

Simon Stone and David Ornstein

BBC Sport

Wilfried Zaha scores twice against his former club as Manchester United's first game of the Premier League season ends in defeat by Crystal Palace at home.

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Jono Ross in action for Sale Sharks

Sale Sharks have home advantage when they face Harlequins in Monday's re-arranged Premiership Cup final (19:45 BST).

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The inquiry into the Manchester Arena bombing hears from the loved ones of Philip Tron.
The inquiry into the Manchester Arena bombing hears from the loved ones of Philip Tron.
Manchester Arena Inquiry: Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford's love story
Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry "wanted to be together forever and now they are," their parents say.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and midfielder Bruno Ferandes

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

As Manchester United prepare for their season opener against Crystal Palace on Saturday, BBC Sport's Simon Stone looks at whether they can challenge for major trophies.

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'Car park panto' planned

A group of performers from the West Midlands have hatched a plan to try to save the Christmas panto, despite coronavirus.

The Birmingham Stage Company says it'll stage drive-in performances at a number of places - with audience members watching the show from their vehicles and picking up the sound on their car radios.

Horrible Histories on stage
Horrible Histories

The performance will be of Horrible Christmas, a pantomime inspired by the series of Horrible Histories children's books by Terry Deary.

The Car Park Panto show will visit locations including Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cardiff.

Manchester Arena Inquiry: Lisa Lees was 'an angel' for poorly kids
Lisa Lees was "not just our mum, she was our best friend, too", her daughter tells a public inquiry.
Manchester Arena Inquiry: Kelly Brewster was 'trying for a baby'
Kelly Brewster had an offer accepted on a new home the morning she was killed, say her family.

Family of Gateshead woman pay tribute at Arena inquiry

The family of 19-year-old Courtney Boyle, from Gateshead, have been paying tribute to her at the Manchester Arena Inquiry.

Courtney and her mother's partner Philip Tron, 32, were killed in the Manchester Arena attack on 22 May.

The pair had travelled from the North East to pick up her sister after the Ariana Grande concert.

Twenty-two people died when a bomb was detonated as people left the arena.

Courtney's mum Deborah Hutchinson has been reading her statement in court. She said: "She had become a gorgeous woman with a caring nature to match.

"It was the happiest I had seen my Courtney and she was loving life as a student."

Courtney was studying at Leeds Beckett University.

Deborah was in Manchester with Courtney the night she died.

Courtney Boyles
Family photo

I can still see my daughter's smile as she left the car that night. Knowing that her life has been cruelly taken from her, she had a beautiful heart and always put others first."

Deborah Hutchinson
Manchester Arena Inquiry: Sorrell Leczkowski was beautiful inside and out
Sorrell Leczkowski "would light up the room, singing and dancing," says her mother.
Young people respond to recent restrictions in Bolton after a spike in coronavirus.
Young people respond to recent restrictions in Bolton after a spike in coronavirus.
Harry Maguire in Manchester United kit

Harry Maguire will remain Manchester United captain after being given a suspended prison sentence on the Greek island of Syros, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.

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