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The best pictures from this weekend's sporting action

The best pictures from this weekend's sporting action
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Collin Morikawa lifted the Claret Jug in his very first appearance at the Open.

Collin Morikawa lifted the Claret Jug in his very first appearance at the Open, while Lewis Hamilton battled through controversy to win the British Grand Prix.

Here, PA looks at the best images from another packed weekend of sport.

The Open 2021 – Day Four – The Royal St George’s Golf Club
USA’s Collin Morikawa lifts the Claret Jug after winning Open at Royal St George’s (Richard Sellers/PA)
The Open 2021 – Day Four – The Royal St George’s Golf Club
The moment USA star Morikawa claimed victory at the Open (Richard Sellers/PA)
British Grand Prix 2021 – Race – Silverstone
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone (Bradley Collyer/PA)
British Grand Prix 2021 – Race – Silverstone
Hamilton celebrates with the RAC trophy on the podium at Silverstone (Tim Goode/PA)
England v Pakistan – Second Vitality IT20 – Emerald Headingley
Liam Livingstone looks dejected after departing for 38 against Pakistan despite having earlier blasted a massive six (Zac Goodwin/PA)
England v Pakistan – Second Vitality IT20 – Emerald Headingley
Saqib Mahmood helped England to a 45-run win over Pakistan on Sunday (Zac Goodwin/PA)
DHL Stormers v The British and Irish Lions – Castle Lager Lions Series – Cape Town Stadium
Alun Wyn Jones made his impressive return for the British and Irish Lions after recovering from a dislocated shoulder in double-quick time (Steve Haag/PA)
DHL Stormers v The British and Irish Lions – Castle Lager Lions Series – Cape Town Stadium
Marcus Smith continued to enjoy a madcap month by making his British and Irish Lions debut against the Stormers (Steve Haag/PA)
Castleford Tigers v St Helens – Betfred Challenge Cup – Final – Wembley Stadium
St Helens star Regan Grace lifts the Betfred Challenge Cup trophy after victory over Castleford at Wembley (John Walton/PA)
Castleford Tigers v St Helens – Betfred Challenge Cup – Final – Wembley Stadium
Tommy Makinson knows St Helens are en route to their first Challenge Cup title in 13 years in the closing stages of Saturday’s 26-12 win over Castleford (John Walton/PA)
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JapanJapan124521
ChinaChina115824
United StatesUnited States1011930
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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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