Sport

Friday 31 October 2014
REVITALISED Andy Murray believes he is close to regaining top form after qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London with an emphatic victory over Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters yesterday.
Friday 31 October 2014
RUGBY union newcomer Sam Burgess plans to draw on the wisdom of English cross-code success stories Jason Robinson and Andy Farrell as he embarks on a new adventure with Bath.
Friday 31 October 2014
MOTORSPORT chiefs have reiterated calls for stronger and more effective cost cutting measures after two Formula One teams were forced to enter administration.
Friday 31 October 2014
MARUSSIA driver Jules Bianchi will continue his battle to recover from a horror smash at the Japanese Grand Prix in Yokkaichi, contrary to suggestions he would be transferred to Europe, his family has confirmed.
Friday 31 October 2014
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has issued a robust defence of Rio Ferdinand’s character following the Hoops centre-back’s receipt of a three-match ban for comments posted on Twitter.
Friday 31 October 2014
WEST Ham boss Sam Allardyce will give top scorer Diafra Sakho every chance to recover from the shoulder injury sustained against champions Manchester City on Saturday and to prove his fitness ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Stoke City.
Friday 31 October 2014
WALKING towards City A.M.’s office the other day I saw a poster plastered across one of those new hydrogen-powered buses: “Help London Rebuild Gaza!” it pleaded. I did a double-take.
Friday 31 October 2014
CARDIFF City owner Vincent Tan, QPR co-owner Ruben Gnanalingam, basketball great Magic Johnson and women’s football star Mia Hamm are among a host of investors in a new Los Angeles team.
Friday 31 October 2014
SCOTTISH champions Celtic have leapt to the defence of Aleksandar Tonev and vowed to appeal his seven-game ban after the on-loan Aston Villa winger was found guilty of racially abusing an opponent at a disciplinary hearing yesterday.
Friday 31 October 2014
BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEWS THE MANCHESTER DERBY AND ASTON VILLA AGAINST TOTTENHAM AWESOME attack undermined by dodgy defence: both managers have the same problem to solve in Sunday’s Manchester derby.
Friday 31 October 2014
PAUL Lambert’s assertion that Christian Benteke could need “six or seven games” to find his best form won’t go down well with Aston Villa fans.
Friday 31 October 2014
THE BOOKINGS market is always interesting when it comes to a Manchester derby.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Economy stands to enjoy boost but US sport’s chiefs insist deal a long way off
Thursday 30 October 2014
BRITAIN’S Andy Murray stands on the brink of qualifying for next month’s ATP World Tour Finals In London after dispatching France’s Julien Benneteau in the second round of the Paris Masters yesterday.
Thursday 30 October 2014
ENGLAND back-row James Haskell is ready to be unleashed against world champions New Zealand in their opening clash of the autumn programme after recovering from a mystery illness which left him hospitalised.
Thursday 30 October 2014
LONDON – or its chief powerbrokers, at any rate – loves NFL, and gridiron’s top brass appear to be pretty keen on the capital. No longer does it feel like a question of if the city gets its own franchise, but when.
Thursday 30 October 2014
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2 BRIGHTON 0 TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino laughed off a half-time rant at Erik Lamela after the £30m playmaker inspired their progress to the Capital One Cup quarter-finals last night.
Thursday 30 October 2014
HOLDERS Manchester City were dumped out of the Capital One Cup by resurgent Newcastle United last night as Alan Pardew’s youthful side claimed a convincing 2-0 victory.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
ENGLAND’S lowly standing in world football was underlined yesterday when Three Lions players again failed to make the 23-man longlist for the Ballon d’Or award for the year’s best player.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster has conceded centre Luther Burrell is unlikely to figure in his side’s opening clash of their autumn programme against world champions New Zealand.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
REJUVENATED batsman Jonathan Trott will have the opportunity to take a significant step towards resuming his international Test career in the new year after being summoned for England Lions duty yesterday.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
MUCH-MALIGNED striker Mario Balotelli inspired a late salvage operation as Liverpool kept alive their Capital One Cup hopes with a last-gasp 2-1 victory against Swansea at Anfield last night.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
IF AUGUST bank holiday weekend already feels like a lifetime ago then spare a thought for the managers in opposing White Hart Lane dugouts for tonight’s Capital One Cup fixture.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
BRITISH basketball could be set for a reprieve after UK Sport announced it is considering a radical shake-up of the way it distributes £100m of crucial central funding.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
BRITISH cyclist-turned-duathlete Emma Pooley has warned that women’s prize money in some sports will continue to lag behind men’s as long as equivalent sponsorship revenue remains imbalanced.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
RACING chiefs have cleared trainer Brendan Powell and former jump jockey Graham Bradley of charges relating to the latter training horses under the former’s name.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 2 ASTON VILLA 0 QPR manager Harry Redknapp pledged to recall out-of-favour Adel Taarabt after an agricultural yet vital win wrenched them off the foot of the Premier League last night.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
British triathlon star Alistair Brownlee insists his desire to conquer another Olympic discipline continues to burn brightly despite the immediate focus remaining firmly on multistage competition.  
Tuesday 28 October 2014
HE MAY not have walked away with the trophy or the £155,000 first prize, but David Drysdale will have felt like the biggest winner at the Perth International on Sunday.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
IT IS perhaps the standout failing of Chelsea’s billion-pound transformation from also-rans to European superpower since Roman Abramovich snapped up the club more than 11 years ago.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
FORMER FIA president Max Mosley insists an increasing number of Formula One teams could face the spectre of financial demise after Marussia became the latest team to enter administration yesterday.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
JAILED Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius could yet be handed life imprisonment after South African prosecutors appealed both his conviction for culpable homicide and his sentence.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
AMERICAN tycoon Josh Harris is poised to enter a period of due diligence as his proposed takeover of Crystal Palace gathers pace.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Chelsea have hired former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow to run the club's global commercial activities  
Tuesday 28 October 2014
SKIPPER John Terry yesterday used social media to express his disappointment at referee Phil Dowd’s failure to award Chelsea a spot-kick during their 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
FORMER Tottenham midfielder Steven Pienaar has expressed his sorrow following the horrific killing of South Africa national team captain Senzo Meyiwa on Sunday evening.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
BRITAIN’S Andy Murray will face Julien Benneteau tomorrow as he begins his Paris Masters campaign knowing a quarter-final berth will see the former Wimbledon champion secure a place at next month’s ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
CONTROVERSIAL back Kurtley Beale could still feature on Australia’s tour of Europe despite his chequered disciplinary record, says Wallabies’ assistant coach Nathan Grey.
Monday 27 October 2014
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 CHELSEA 1 CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho made clear his displeasure with referee Phil Dowd after Robin van Persie's 94th-minute equaliser denied his 10 men victory at Old Trafford yesterday.
Monday 27 October 2014
FORMER Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says this season has been case  of “one step forward and two steps back” but insists Louis van Gaal is the right man for the Old Trafford hot-seat.
Monday 27 October 2014
HE MIGHT have saved the day with a dramatic late leveller, but that was not enough to spare Manchester United striker Robin van Persie from the wrath of boss Louis van Gaal.
Monday 27 October 2014
AT WHITE HART LANE TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 NEWCASTLE UNITED 2
Monday 27 October 2014
BURNLEY 1 EVERTON 3 PROUD Everton manager Roberto Martinez hailed evergreen Samuel Eto’o after the striker’s two goals earned the Toffees back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since April.
Monday 27 October 2014
QPR boss Harry Redknapp insists Adel Taarabt holds a Loftus Road future despite this week engaging in a public spat with the Moroccan play-maker.
Monday 27 October 2014
FOOTBALL Association chairman Greg Dyke believes the Qatar 2022 World Cup will be held in the winter despite renewed speculation it could be staged in April or May.
Monday 27 October 2014
Chelsea looked really strong yesterday and, if everything goes their way, Jose Mourinho’s side should go on and win the title. But we all know the Premier League does not work that way.
Monday 27 October 2014
KICKER Matt Prater proved the star turn by hitting a 48-yard field goal in the dying seconds to complete a remarkable comeback for the Detroit Lions against Atlanta Falcons at Wembley yesterday.
Monday 27 October 2014
HARLEQUINS boss Conor O’Shea insists his players have proven they possess the credentials to nullify and overcome powerful opponents after dispatching London rivals Wasps 23-16 in the European Champions Cup at Adams Park yesterday.
Monday 27 October 2014
BRITAIN’S Andy Murray edged past Tommy Robredo in dramatic fashion to win the Valencia Open yesterday and take a mammoth step towards securing a place at next month’s ATP World Tour Finals in London.

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