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Friday 21 November 2014
CONTROVERSY surrounding Wigan Athletic intensified last night after the Championship club’s owner, retail entrepreneur Dave Whelan, was accused of holding anti-semitic views and condoning racism.
Friday 21 November 2014
FORMULA One title favourite Lewis Hamilton’s world championship showdown preparations were overshadowed yesterday by confirmation of two big-money driver moves.
Friday 21 November 2014
ARSENAL have received a timely boost for their crunch clash against old foes Manchester United tomorrow after France striker Olivier Giroud was declared fit – a month ahead of schedule.
Friday 21 November 2014
WEST Ham record buy Andy Carroll could be set for his first start since May as leading scorer Diafra Sakho is a major doubt for the Hammers’ clash at Everton tomorrow.
Friday 21 November 2014
RESURGENT England scrum-half Ben Youngs has dismissed any notion of having to take new boy George Ford under his wing when they reprise their half-back partnership against Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday.
Friday 21 November 2014
SHEFFIELD United yesterday bowed to relentless pressure and have reversed their controversial decision to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to use the club’s training facilities.
Friday 21 November 2014
WORLD No1 Rory McIlroy rubbished fears of rustiness following his six-week hiatus by racing into a share of the first-round lead at the season-ending DP World Championship yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
ENGLAND skipper Alastair Cook insists the decision to drop power-hitting opener Alex Hales from today’s clash against Sri Lanka A does not end the expansive batsman’s hopes of featuring in next year’s World Cup.
Friday 21 November 2014
A FILLY of legendary racehorse Frankel has been sold for €1.8m (£801,001) at the Goffs sales, which represents a record for a foal at public auction in Ireland.
Friday 21 November 2014
2000: Captain Martin Johnson announces that England’s rugby players were going on strike after rejecting the RFU’s new pay offer of £70,000 a year.
Friday 21 November 2014
AS CHATTY Man Alan Carr himself is wont to say: “What a week it’s been!” Well, what a week it has been for Andy Murray and everyone connected to the Barclays ATP Tour Finals at the O2. A week to forget.
Friday 21 November 2014
Bill Esdaile’s tips for the Betfair Chase and the rest of tomorrow’s racing at Haydock
Friday 21 November 2014
THE world’s tallest basketball player Paul ‘Tiny’ Sturgess has signed for British Basketball League side Cheshire Phoenix.
Friday 21 November 2014
BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEWS THE ARSENAL V MANCHESTER UNITED CLASH AND HARRY MADLEY LOOKS AT THE ACTION AT TWICKENHAM
Friday 21 November 2014
ENGLAND fell to their fifth straight loss when South Africa continued their recent dominance over them, winning 31-28 at Twickenham last Saturday.
Friday 21 November 2014
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Thursday 20 November 2014
ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster is relishing the prospect of finally unleashing George Ford against Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday as his side bid to revive their flagging autumn programme.
Thursday 20 November 2014
WIGAN last night came under fire from equality campaigners after handing former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay a return to football despite an ongoing probe into claims he sent racist, homophobic and sexist text messages.
Thursday 20 November 2014
FORMULA One driver Jules Bianchi is no longer in a coma and has been transferred to a hospital in his native France, seven weeks after his life-threatening crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Thursday 20 November 2014
SNIPING between Sepp Blatter and the Football Association escalated yesterday when the president of world governing body Fifa hit back in the row over alleged World Cup bid corruption.
Thursday 20 November 2014
ENGLAND’S win over Scotland on Tuesday marks the end of their 2014 campaign and marks a good time to reflect on the state of Roy Hodgson’s team today. Who would be in his first XI, if everyone were fit, and how would they play?
Thursday 20 November 2014
LIVERPOOL striker Daniel Sturridge is unlikely to play again until the new year after scans yesterday revealed the extent of a fresh thigh injury.
Thursday 20 November 2014
ENGLAND forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes it is imperative the Three Lions exploit the ability of Jack Wilshere to conjure moments of inspiration after his Arsenal team-mate starred in Tuesday’s 3-1 victory over Scotland at Celtic Park.
Thursday 20 November 2014
ENGLAND football bosses have taken steps to ensure the Three Lions face top quality opposition ahead of the 2016 European Championships by announcing high-profile friendlies against world champions Germany and France.
Thursday 20 November 2014
LONDON tennis fans left disappointed by the cancellation of the final of the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 on Sunday are set to receive a 60 per cent refund on their tickets.
Thursday 20 November 2014
THERE may not be a personal wager riding on it this time, but England’s Ian Poulter is still desperate to beat Henrik Stenson to the DP World Championship – the finale of golf’s European Tour – starting today.
Thursday 20 November 2014
DOUBLE Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin was last night crowned Sportswoman of the Year after dominating the world of dressage over the last 12 months on board Dutch gelding Valegro.
Thursday 20 November 2014
ENGLAND seamer Harry Gurney believes variation could prove key to him menacing Sri Lanka and ultimately booking his place at next year’s World Cup.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Three Lions subdue Celtic Park to finish turbulent year in galvanising fashion SCOTLAND 1 ENGLAND 3
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Fraser Forster 6 Largely redundant on return to old stomping ground until Robertson put paid to shut-out James Milner 6 Unassuming yet ubiquitous. Found a cute pass to link with Lallana for England’s third
Wednesday 19 November 2014
ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster has made three changes to his 23-man matchday squad as the Red Rose bid to salvage their autumn programme against Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
FOOTBALL’S world governing body Fifa was last night urged to pass its files to the Serious Fraud Office and the FBI after lodging a criminal complaint with Swiss authorities over World Cup bidding.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
QATARI capital Doha yesterday won the race to stage the 2019 World Athletics Championships after fending off rival bids from Barcelona and the American city of Eugene in Oregon.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
BRITAIN’S economy is set to receive a boost totalling close to £1bn from hosting the 2015 Rugby World Cup, a report commissioned by the tournament’s organising committee revealed yesterday.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
REPUBLIC of Ireland bounced back from their Euro 2016 qualification setback against Scotland to brush aside the United States 4-1 in a friendly clash at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin last night.
Tuesday 18 November 2014
ENGLAND boss Roy Hodgson believes tonight’s highly-charged friendly against rivals Scotland at Celtic Park can provide some of the intensity which is lacking from their tepid Euro 2016 qualifying group.
Tuesday 18 November 2014
ACROSS the Atlantic they have talked of Brooks Koepka being a potential Major winner for some time. The Turkish Airlines Open may not be a Major, but as one of the European Tour’s biggest events the field is just about as good.
Tuesday 18 November 2014
FORMULA One chief Bernie Ecclestone has revealed talks are underway about the sport’s future direction after the Caterham and Marussia teams collapsed into administration last month.
Tuesday 18 November 2014
ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster has dismissed suggestions his side’s slump in form represents a crisis despite mounting pressure ahead of their crunch showdown with Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday.
Tuesday 18 November 2014
FOOTBALL Association chairman Greg Dyke has urged world governing body Fifa’s most influential figures to demand full publication of an investigation into alleged World Cup bid corruption.
Tuesday 18 November 2014
IRELAND flanker Chris Henry faces a prolonged period on the sidelines after tests revealed he has a blocked blood vessel in his brain.
Tuesday 18 November 2014
FRANKEL’S jockey Tom Queally was yesterday banned from driving for 22 months after claiming he was sleep walking while drink driving.
Monday 17 November 2014
FORMER England captain Lewis Moody has urged head coach Stuart Lancaster to drop Owen Farrell in favour of Bath fly-half George Ford as the Red Rose bid to rescue their autumn programme against Samoa this weekend.
Monday 17 November 2014
WORLD No2 Roger Federer refused to speak to the media last night after forfeiting the ATP World Tour Finals title in London amid rumours of a bust-up with compatriot Stan Wawrinka.
Monday 17 November 2014
SARACENS boss Mark McCall criticised his team for a lack of discipline after they allowed Leicester to snatch a 21-21 draw with a last-minute penalty in yesterday’s Premiership clash.
Monday 17 November 2014
WASPS boss Dai Young stressed his relief after his players showcased a clinical streak and ran in 11 tries during a 71-7 mauling of beleaguered London Welsh in the Coventry-bound club’s final Premiership game at Adams Park.
Monday 17 November 2014
HORSE racing mourned “a proper gentleman” yesterday following the death of popular trainer Dessie Hughes, the father of champion jockey Richard Hughes, aged 71.
Monday 17 November 2014
IRELAND’S understudies ran in six tries during a comprehensive 49-7 victory against Georgia in Dublin yesterday after head coach Joe Schmidt made 13 changes from the side which dispatched South Africa last weekend.
Monday 17 November 2014
WORLD No1 Rory McIlroy was crowned Race to Dubai winner for a second time in three years without even lifting a club yesterday as American Brooks Koepka won the Turkish Airlines Open.
Monday 17 November 2014
Hart is rested as England coach plans changes in Celtic Park game

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