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  • Confirmed! Andy Murray signs £15 million kit deal with Under Armour

    Murray signs lucrative new four-year kit deal with American company.

    Andy Murray with new gear (Under Armour)Andy Murray with new gear (Under Armour)

    Andy Murray has officially ended his association with sportswear giant Adidas and signed a four-year kit deal with American apparel company Under Armour.

    Murray's lucrative four-year deal with the US brand is believed to be worth £15 million.

    The 2013 Wimbledon champion will now sport Under Armour's apparel, footwear and accessories during competitions, in addition to featuring in marketing campaigns for the company.

    "I am very honoured and excited to be joining Team Under Armour and to help them tell their story globally," Murray is quoted as saying in an official Under Armour statement.

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  • BBC could lose exclusive coverage of Wimbledon

    The future of Wimbledon TV rights in the UK is reportedly uncertain, with the BBC said to be in talks over a split-rights deal with BT Sport.

    Andy Murray (Reuters)Andy Murray (Reuters)

    Wimbledon on the BBC has always been one of the cornerstones of the sporting - and TV viewing - calendar, but a sharing deal is reportedly on the cards that could see BT Sport take over some of the hosting rights to the world's premier tennis tournament.

    According to various newspaper reports, the long-term future of the BBC's rights to coverage from the All England Club is uncertain with questions hanging over future budgets.

    The Telegraph has reported that, "The BBC has held talks that could eventually lead to Wimbledon being shown on pay TV.

    "Senior figures in the commercial arm of the

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  • Andy Murray not the first to make apparent 'sponsorship gaffe'

    Murray reportedly 'let slip' a big new deal in a photo, but he's in good company.

    Andy Murray posing with fan (posted on Twitter)Andy Murray posing with fan (posted on Twitter)

    Andy Murray caused quite a stir by posing for a seemingly innocuous photo with a fan, but he's certainly not the only sports star to make an apparent 'sponsorship blunder'.

    The above photo of Murray, which was posted by a fan on Twitter, apparently revealed significant news for the British tennis hero after the prolonged rumours regarding a big new apparel deal.

    The former Wimbledon champion was shown wearing a skin-tight top made by American sports clothing brand Under Armour, and in the eyes of many reporters it was confirmation of a big decision he had made.

    As reports continued to fly

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  • Whoops! Andy Murray news 'slips out' with photo of t-shirt

    Does this photo show that Murray has made big decision?

    Andy Murray posing with fan (posted on Twitter)Andy Murray posing with fan (posted on Twitter)

    A photo of Andy Murray posted on Twitter apparently reveals significant news for the British tennis star after the latest rumours regarding a big sponsorship deal.

    Murray posed for a seemingly innocuous photo with a fan, but it has been taken as confirmation by many that he has finally switched clothing sponsorships.

    The former Wimbledon champion was shown wearing a skin-tight top made by American sports clothing brand Under Armour, who had reportedly been in negotiations with him over a deal.

    It was reported on Tuesday by the Daily Mail that the US company had made an unexpected move for his

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  • Ouch! Elton John's very embarrassing gaffe at tennis event

    Sir Elton John was happily slouching in his chair at a tennis event at the Royal Albert Hall.

    'Don't go breaking my chair!' 'It's a little bit funny!' I'm still standing!' Ouch...

    Sir Elton John was happily slouching in his chair at the Statoil Masters Tennis event at the Royal Albert Hall when he got an unwelcome surprise.

    Suddenly, his chair fell backwards – sending the singer-songwriter extraordinaire on a speedy trip to the court surface.

    It was an incredibly awkward moment for the pop legend as he was left red-faced by falling quite spectacularly to the ground.

    The gaffe delighted fans and left fellow players in fits of laughter, with audible gasps as the 67-year-old fell over,

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  • Roger Federer's £6.5 million Swiss villa is finally complete.. and looks amazing!

    After construction delays the Federer family are now about to finally move into their new villa in the Swiss Alps.

    Federer's £6.5m houseFederer's £6.5m house

    Roger Federer is arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, having won 17 Grand Slam singles titles and a tour-leading 68 wins this season at the age of 33.

    Success on the tennis court also means that Federer earns more than £19m annually from endorsements alone. He holds the record for most career prize money earnt at £44 million.

    And it's those lucrative sponsorship deals with the likes of Nike, Gillette, National Suisse, Rolex, Lindt, Mercedes Benz, Wilson and Moet-Chandon which have enabled him to build a new £6.5m house in his native Switzerland.

    After construction delays, the

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  • Andy Murray and Kim Sears get engaged

    Andy Murray has successfully popped the question to his girlfriend of nine years, Kim Sears.

    Andy Murray and Kim Sears (AFP)Andy Murray and Kim Sears (AFP)

    Andy Murray has successfully popped the question to his girlfriend of nine years, Kim Sears.

    Representatives for the 2013 Wimbledon champion confirmed the engagement, but no details of the proposal have been released.

    The pair met at the US Open in 2005 when Sears was travelling with her dad – coach and former player Nigel Sears.

    It’s been a day of mixed emotions for Murray after he made big changes to his coaching team.

    Murray parted company with coach and long-term friend Dani Vallverdu – with tensions between the Venezuelan and head coach Amelie Mauresmo believed to be behind the split.

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  • The moment Roger Federer's wife 'prompted fight' between Federer and Stan Wawrinka

    Images have emerged of moment Federer's wife enraged husband's opponent.

    Wawrinka's initial shout (screenshot)Wawrinka's initial shout (screenshot)

    The moment has been captured when Mirka Federer apparently heckled Stan Wawrinka at the ATP Tour Finals in London, causing a reported row between him and Roger over his wife's behaviour.

    The incident, of which footage came out on Tuesday, came from the most tense moment of the Swiss pair’s semi-final at the O2 Arena, which Federer went on to win in dramatic fashion.

    Mirka is, according to the Daily Telegraph, ‘caught heckling’ her husband’s opponent just before a crucial point.

    Wawrinka then, in the 11th game of the final set, expresses his frustration with the umpire Cedric Mourier having to

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  • Roger Federer v Stan Wawrinka war escalates as new photos emerge

    The silliest tennis story of the year continues, as shocking new images emerge which could tear the Swiss Davis Cup team in two.

    Federer v Wawrinka: The battle continuesFederer v Wawrinka: The battle continues

    Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka appeared to have buried the hatchet following their widely-reported bust-up at the ATP World Tour Finals.

    The Swiss pair posed with arms around each other as they prepared for their Davis Cup final against France this weekend, and the row was seemingly over.

    Until people spotted that in the photo which was shared, Wawrinka was giving the world number two a pair of comedy bunny ears.

    Quickly, fans leapt to the defence of both Federer and Wawinka, claiming that the image must have been Photoshopped to try and prolong the rivalry.

    And thanks to some top-level

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  • Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka ‘patch things up’…sort of

    Swiss stars play down feud ahead of Davis Cup final against France

    Swiss Davis Cup team (via @rogerfederer)Swiss Davis Cup team (via @rogerfederer)

    Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka have reportedly settled their differences following an alleged changing room bust-up at the ATP World Tour Finals.

    The Swiss pair reportedly came to blows in the changing room after Federer recovered from a one-set deficit to beat Wawrinka in an epic semi-final at London’s O2.

    [DID ROGER FEDERER AND STANISLAS WAWRINKA HAVE A CHANGING ROOM BUST-UP?]

    Australian Open champion Wawrinka supposedly took offence to Federer’s wife, Mirka, heckling him from the sidelines during the two hour 48 minute semi-final encounter.

    However, ahead of Switzerland’s Davis Cup

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