We remember Sahar Khodayari, a passionate supporter of the Iranian football team. Sahar fatally set herself alight in Tehran after her trial for attempting to enter a football stadium, disguised as a man, was postponed. Women in Iran have been stopped from going to stadiums to watch men’s sporting events since the 1980s. This caused a huge outpouring of emotion on social media using the hashtag "blue girl " - a reference to the colours of her favourite team Esteqlal. Maryam Shojaee is the sister of the national team captain Masoud. She's been campaigning tirelessly for the rule to be changed as she has been explaining to Shari.
Back in February, we spoke to the Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell. Kemoy collapsed while competing at a meeting in New York. He was told by doctors that he actually died on the track. When we spoke to him then, he still hoped to continue his career. But seven months on, doctors have now instructed him to retire from the sport. Shari Vahl caught up with him again this week and he told us how painful it was to give up on his dream of competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
It's billed as the pinnacle of women's golf. Every two years, the top players from Europe and the United States take to the greens for the Solheim Cup. This weekend, the US are aiming to make it a hat-trick of titles at Gleneagles in Scotland. 80,000 tickets have been sold across the three days - a record for the sport in this country. What does it take to win such an iconic event? Hear from American golfer Brittany Lincicome, who has won the event four times.
We also hear from Olympic sailor Hannah Mills, who explains why she is campaigning against plastic use in sport, and Paralympic swimming star Mallory Weggerman, who tells us she was close to quitting after suffering a freak injury back in 2014.
Picture: Banner arguing to allow women into stadiums in Iran (Credit: Getty Images)
Close of Play
Cecil Wright has played with the likes of Sir Viv Richards and Sir Gary Sobers, he has taken over 7000 wickets over 60 years but on Saturday, the 85 year old will play his final game for his village side. Shari Vahl has been to meet him.
Manchester United begin life in the top flight of English women's football with the start of a new Super League season. Who better to start against than local rivals Manchester City? And where better to start than the Etihad Stadium? It's being used for a WSL game for the very first time. Sportshour speaks to Baroness Sue Campbell - Director of Women's Football for the FA about why this weekend is so significant.
We're just three weeks away from the start of the World Athletics Championships in Doha. Nia Ali of the United States is one of the favourites for gold in the 100 m hurdles. She won her first global title at the World Indoor championships in 2014 after which she took time away from the sport to start a family. She tells is her story.
Sepsis is known as the silent killer. The life threatening condition occurs when the body's response to infection is to destroy its own tissues and organs. . Corinne Hutton was diagnosed with the condition in 2013. To safe her life doctors had to amputate both her hands and legs. So taking up climbing is not the reaction to such a life changing condition you might expect.
Picture - Cecil Wright (Credit - BBC Sport)
Football and Addiction
Former Premier League players Matt Piper and Scott Davies talk candidly about their battles with addiction and how they hope to help educate others about prevention. Both sought help via Sporting Chance, a charity set up by former Arsenal captain Tony Adams specifically designed to help athletes with addictions.
We also look ahead to the men's Basketball World Cup in China, where the USA are looking to defend their title from 2014 amidst an on-going political storm between the host nation and Hong Kong.
We travel to Japan where Tokyo will become the only city to have hosted the Paralympic games twice, but are they ready to stage such an event?
Manchester United's famous class of '92 take us back to school - literally! Brothers Gary and Phil Neville and their former teammates Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt are opening a university that will aim to teach the philosophies of their former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
On this week's Sportshour we hear from WWE Chief Brand officer, Stephanie McMahon on her quest to change the media coverage of women's sport. She tells us that women need to be 'persistent' and 'brave' when it comes to fighting for their rights to watch and be involved in sport. Stephanie also reveals the advice she is giving her three daughters.
We go live to Headingley for day three of the Ashes Test with England needing a win to keep their hopes of winning the series alive.
We travel to Capetown where so many townships are plagued by crime because they have a lack of recreational opportunities. But, we hear how things are changing thanks to the efforts of football and a local policeman.
Back in October 2018, WWE Superstar Roman Reigns gave up his Universal Championship title because he had leukaemia. He is a huge figure in Wrestling and Sportshour’s Chris Latchem; who has a very personal interest in this story, has been speaking to Roman while he visited Manchester.
Photo: Stephanie McMahon at the WWE press conference in New York (Getty Images)
The Ashes at Edgbaston
On this week's Sportshour we are live from Edgbaston as England and Australia battle it out in the first Ashes Test.
We are joined by former England batsman Mark Ramprakash plus a host of guests to discuss their predictions on which way it will go.
We hear from Barney Douglas who has directed a new cricket film called "The Edge". It takes us inside the England dressing-room before, during and after the team's dramatic rise to No.1 in the world Test rankings in 2011.
Plus, a trip to Rome for an important cricket match for a different reason. We hear all about a crunch match between two rather unusual rivals: the Church of England sent the Archbishop of Canterbury's XI to Rome, to play a team from the Vatican.
And Australian cricket star turned Rugby League Challenge Cup winner, Courtney Hill, gives her score predictions for the Ashes and tells us where her affiliations now lie.
Photo: Steve Smith of Australia leads his teammates from the field at stumps on day one of the 1st Specsavers Ashes Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston (Getty Images)