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An injured England fan is detained by police personnel in Marseille, France, after clashes between England and Russia supporters ahead of their teams' Euro 2016 match.
An injured England fan is detained by police personnel in Marseille, France, after clashes between England and Russia supporters ahead of their teams' Euro 2016 match. PHOTO: AFP

Football: New football violence in Marseille before England-Russia game

English and Russian soccer fans hurling bottles and chairs clashed with each other and with French riot police in Marseille ahead of their teams’ opening Euro 2016 match, with one fan left critically injured.

There were also scuffles between visiting fans and locals, with some wielding cafe tables as weapons, in a third day of violence in the narrow streets leading off Marseille’s Vieux Port (Old Port).

Marseille’s emergency services said 15 people were injured during the fracas, including one middle-aged man who was knocked unconscious, and one England supporter who suffered a heart attack.


Alleged killer of The Voice star Christina Grimmie had two guns, knife

The gunman who fatally shot a young singer who once appeared on the popular TV show The Voice carried two handguns and a hunting knife at the time of the shooting, police said.

Authorities said they believe that the 21-year old gunman travelled from elsewhere in Florida to Orlando, where rising star Christina Grimmie was holding a concert, intent on targeting her.

Unarmed security guards at the concert venue conducted bag checks, police said, but somehow failed to discover the shooter's weapons.


Anonymous bidder pays $4.7 million for Warren Buffett lunch

An anonymous bidder agreed at auction to pay US$3,456,789 (S$4.7 million) to eat lunch with Warren Buffett, tying the record for the right to dine with one of the world's most admired investors.

Money will go to Glide, a San Francisco charity that provides food, health care and other services to people who are homeless, poor or struggling with substance abuse.

The five-day auction on eBay ended on Friday night. The winning bid matched the sum paid by an anonymous bidder in 2012, the most expensive single charity item sold on eBay.


Euro 2016: England and Russia draw 1-1

A stoppage-time goal by Vasili Berezutski, helped over the line by Denis Glushakov, gave Russia an unlikely 1-1 Euro 2016 draw with England after Eric Dier appeared to have won the game.

England were on top for most of the game, producing a performance of verve and confidence that belied the youth of the squad, and were well worth the lead earned by Dier’s brilliant free kick from the edge of the box after 73 minutes.

Vast swathes of England fans filling most of the 67,000 Stade Velodrome seats were acclaiming the win only for captain Berezutski to leap above Danny Rose and loop a header beyond Joe Hart that substitute Glushakov touched, seemingly over the line, although organisers UEFA awarded the skipper the goal.


Formula One: Lewis Hamilton claims 53rd career pole in Canada

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix with the fastest lap ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in a close-fought qualifying.

The defending three-time world champion, who revived his title defence with victory at last month's Monaco Grand Prix, clocked a best lap in one minute and 12.812 seconds, quicker than the championship-leading German by 0.062 seconds.

Both men were unable to improve their times on their final runs in the top-ten shootout but their earlier efforts were enough for them to lock out the front row for Mercedes again.