GIGGS NAMED FOOTBALL CAPTAIN FOR TEAM GB

WELSHMAN Ryan Giggs, the Manchester United veteran midfielder, was yesterday named captain of Great Britain’s football side for London 2012. Manager Stuart Pearce said that Giggs – who retired from playing for Wales five years ago – was “the standout captain” among his squad. Team GB women’s manager Hope Powell, meanwhile, named Lincoln Ladies’ Casey Stoney as captain for their Olympics campaign.