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Birmingham City Football Club’s Community Trust has launched a new project with local charities to change the lives of homeless people across the city, offering them life skills, safe accommodation and the guarantee of a job interview on completing the programme.

The Blues For Life project will work in partnership with Changes UK and Let’s Feed Brum to identify an initial cohort of 12 homeless people, and from there provide a three-month support network.

The official training venues for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have been announced and the list unveiled by the organisers of the major multi-sport event includes Wyndley Leisure Centre in Sutton Coldfield, Moseley Cricket Club in Solihull and Broadstreet Rugby Football Club in Coventry.

Training venues play a pivotal role in any athlete’s preparation in the build up to a major event, and Birmingham 2022 has ensured that world-class venues, which will replicate each sport’s competition venue, have been selected.

There were a pair of grudge matches in the BBL Championship, replicating last weekend's BBL Cup quarter-finals, but there was no revenge to be had as Glen Luss Glasgow Rocks and Leicester Riders prevailed again - both in much more convincing fashion - on their home floors.

Having beaten Bristol Flyers in overtime to progress to the BBL Cup semi-finals last week, it was more comfortable for the Rocks at the Emirates Arena this time around, running out 99-78 victors behind an efficient 23 points from Ali Fraser and a double-double of 16 points and 12 assists from Jordan Johnson.

The head of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has cast doubt on an email released by Chinese state media attributed to tennis player Peng Shuai.

Steve Simon, chairman of the WTA, said in a statement he had a hard time believing the email was written by Ms Peng or on her behalf. One of China's biggest sporting stars, she has not been heard from since she made sexual assault allegations against a top Chinese official.

At the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee hearing this week, Azeem Rafiq apologised and said he is ashamed for using anti-Semitic language in Facebook messages from 2011.

The former spin-bowler spoke of his experiences of racism at Yorkshire and appeared at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee this week. The 30-year-old said he had no excuses for the messages.