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Sports schedule for Saturday May 18

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AFP Sports schedule for Saturday, May 18:

FOOTBALL

In France, David Beckham's penultimate appearance before retirement as champions Paris Saint Germain host Brest at the Parc des Princes.

Previews moved for Sunday's Premier League closing games with Beckham's former boss, Alex Ferguson in the Manchester United dug out for the last time at West Brom; Arsenal can edge Tottenham and secure a Champions League spot by finishing at least fourth with victory at Newcastle

Also final batch of games in Italy and Germany and action in Spain and Scotland

Slugs: Fbl-FRA, Fbl-ENG-Pr, Fbl-ITA-SerieA, Fbl-GER-Bundesliga, Fbl-ESP-Liga, Fbl-SCO-Pr

TENNIS

Semi-finals at the Rome Masters/Rome Open, with defending champion Rafael Nadal facing Tomas Berdych, who sent world number one Novak Djokovic packing in the quarters, and women's top seed Serena Williams up against Romanian qualifier Simona Halep

Justin Davis covering

Master slug: Tennis-ATP-WTA-ITA

CRICKET

New Zealand resume on 153 for four in reply to England's first innings 232 on the third day of the first Test at Lord's - Julian Guyer reporting

Slug: Cricket-ENG-NZL

CYCLING:

14th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 168km run between Cervere and Bardonecchia with Italian Vincenzo Nibali wearing the leader's pink jersey with Australia's Cadel Evans in second place at 41secs.

Tour of California seventh stage

Slug: Cycling-Tour-ITA, Cycling-USA

RUGBY UNION

European Cup final is an all French affair with Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon taking on Clermont in Dublin

Report by Ciaran O'Raghallaigh

Also Super 15 - Round 14

Slugs: RugbyU-Eur-FRA-Toulon-Clermont, RugbyU-Super15

GOLF

EPGA at Volvo World Match Play Championships at Thracian Cliffs, Bulgaria; USPGA at Byron Nelson Championship, Irving, Texas

Slugs: Golf-EPGA-BUL, Golf-USPGA

MOTORCYCLING

Qualifying for the French Grand Prix at Le Mans

Slug: Moto-Prix-FRA

ATHLETICS: Diamond League in Shanghai

Slug: Athletics-CHN-Diamond

TABLE TENNIS

World championships in Paris.

Martyn Wood reporting

Slug: TTennis-world

ICE HOCKEY

World championships in Stockholm

Slug: IHockey-world

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