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Hello Everyone. It's been another busy day of Sport and whilst we do try to cover absolutely everything we can, there are a few things that slip the net. So tonight we launch our very own catch up service, as we attempt to put 24 hours in one bite size chunk.

So whilst the focus was on France and the kick off of Euro 2016, what else has been happening on this wet and warm Friday 10th June?

Let's start with Golf and the European Tour is in Austria for the Lyoness Open. Gregory Bourdet of France shot a 69 in the morning session to move to -7 and that would be enough for him to share the lead with South Africa's Zander Lombard at the halfway stage.

There has been plenty of Tennis as the Grass Court season kicks into gear in preparation for Wimbledon. At the ATP event in Stuttgart Roger Federer took on Florian Meyer and Chris Clark covered that one for us. In the other matches Dominic Thiem beat Mikhail Youzhny in 3 sets and Philip Kohlschreiber saw off Radek Stepanek 6-4 7-5

Meanwhile the Women are in Nottingham although the great British summer prevented much in the way of play today. Alison Riske was 5-2 up in the quarter final against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in the only match to get on court before the rain intervened.

From British Summer Time to a Down Under winter and Friday Night Footie in the AFL saw the hapless Essendon Bombers thrashed once again as they collapsed to a 151-43 drubbing by Hawthorn. The Hawks, who are the reigning champions can rarely have had an easier night against their great rivals.

Jonny Bairstow rescued England yesterday and on Day 2 of the 3rd Test against Sri Lanka he moved to an unbeaten 167 as England made 416 in their first innings. Sri Lanka had reached 162-1 at the close and you can catch a full recap of that via the home page.

Lewis Hamilton loves it in Montreal and the Formula 1 World Champion was fastest in both practices for the Canadian Grand Prix. He was quicker than Sebastian Vettel in his Ferrari by 0.257 seconds in P2 and looks well set for tomorrow's qualifying session.

ByTheMinute's cycling coverage is second to none and Tim Bonville-Ginn cast his expert eye over Stage 5 of the Criterium Du Dauphine for us earlier today. It was a great day for Chris Froome as he took the overall lead.

The Home Nations rugby teams are in the Southern Hemisphere for the Summer Internationals and England take on Australia tomorrow morning (I'll be on duty for that one) but tonight the second string Saxons took on South Africa A in Bloemfontein. England scored three tries in the first half and led 22-3 and managed to stave off a furious fight back to hang on for a 32-24 victory