12pm Sports News: Featuring Murray, Hamilton and Neymar

Andy Murray

A select round up of the biggest news stories from the world of sport.

Two goals from Fred and a single strike from Neymar were enough to help Brazil to Confederations Cup glory against Spain. In a match surrounded by violent protests in Brazil, the football team gave their nation something to shout about with the 3-0 win against World and European Champions Spain.

British tennis stars Andy Murray and Laura Robson will be hoping to progress to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon today. Murray is under the most pressure following the early exits of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal while Robson is staring at a potential last eight clash with current women’s champion Serena Williams.

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has urged tyre makers Pirelli to act following a blow out during the British Grand Prix. Four drivers suffered tyre damage with Hamilton’s problem occurring after seven laps into the race while he was leading the field.

David Moyes starts work today in his new job as Manchester United manager. The former Everton boss takes over officially from Sir Alex Ferguson after he decided to retire at the end of last season. Moyes is on an initial four-year contract with their first Premier League game on Saturday August 17.

England resume their challenge match against Essex today on a first innings score of 328-7. All of England’s top order batsmen scored runs but only Graeme Swann and Time Bresnan made it over the 50 mark as young spinner Tom Craddock took three wickets for the county side.

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