Sport

Tuesday 22 July 2014
England skipper rejects clamour to resign despite India Test defeat deepening crisis
Tuesday 22 July 2014
LIVERPOOL skipper Steven Gerrard has hinted that he hopes to play on until the age of 38 after retiring from international football to prolong his club career yesterday.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
NINE-TIME Major winner Gary Player insists it is a matter of time before Open champion Rory McIlroy joins him in a select band of players to have won a career grand slam.
Monday 21 July 2014
FORMER world No1 Rory McIlroy immediately set his sights on completing a career grand slam at the Masters next year after clinching a commanding wire-to-wire Open victory at Hoylake yesterday.
Monday 21 July 2014
A WEEK ago I wasn’t sure that Rory McIlroy was ready to win his third Major but he blew away concerns with two blistering opening rounds and barely looked back.
Monday 21 July 2014
BELEAGUERED England captain Alastair Cook received the backing of his coaches last night despite yet another batting failure helping India to take a stranglehold on the second Test at Lord’s.
Monday 21 July 2014
WHY DO you watch sport, play sport, talk sport, love sport?
Monday 21 July 2014
BEMUSED Jenson Button took a swipe at former team-mate Lewis Hamilton after the pair collided during an eventful German Grand Prix at Hockenheim yesterday.
Friday 18 July 2014
FORMER world No1 Rory McIlroy insists he is ready to cope with whatever the elements throw at him after he made the most of perfect Hoylake conditions to take a first-round lead at the Open yesterday.
Friday 18 July 2014
IT’S A case of so far, so good for Rory McIlroy, but this is a player who has developed an unfortunate habit of starting brilliantly only to scupper his chances on the second day.
Friday 18 July 2014
Manchester United’s new manager Louis van Gaal has warned that the board’s commercial ambitions may not be compatible with the success demanded at what he deems “the biggest club in the world”.
Friday 18 July 2014
FOOTBALL’S governing body Fifa has forced German Formula One driver Nico Rosberg to remove an image of the World Cup from his helmet.
Friday 18 July 2014
1976: James Hunt calls for champagne after winning the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch 38 years ago. Hunt went on to win the world championship and his famous battle with Niki Lauda that season would become the subject of the 2013 film Rush.
Friday 18 July 2014
FRANCE full-back Mathieu Debuchy is looking forward to helping FA Cup winners Arsenal to further success after completing a £10m move from Newcastle.
Friday 18 July 2014
WEST Ham’s record signing Andy Carroll could find his place under threat after the club completed a £12m deal for Ecuador striker Enner Valencia.
Friday 18 July 2014
ENGLAND all-rounder Ben Stokes is targeting a fast start to day two of the second Test against India at Lord’s.
Friday 18 July 2014
TEAM Sky chiefs have pledged to review their recruitment policy after sacking British cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-Locke for incurring a two-year doping ban.
Thursday 17 July 2014
A FEW weeks ago I was asked who my tip was for the Open. At the time I thought Graeme McDowell, and the only reason to doubt that prediction now is that he won in France two weeks ago, so you wonder whether he could have peaked too early.
Thursday 17 July 2014
WORLD No2 Henrik Stenson insists that extraordinary success last year on both sides of the Atlantic has only intensified his hunger for a first Major title when the Open begins at Hoylake today.
Thursday 17 July 2014
ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook came out fighting yesterday, accusing India of exaggerating a confrontation between James Anderson and batsman Ravindra Jadeja in order to get the fast-bowler banned for the climax of an increasingly bitter Test serie
Thursday 17 July 2014
DOUBLE Olympic champion Mo Farah has confirmed he expects to be fit to compete for England at this month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Thursday 17 July 2014
ENGLAND assistant Gary Neville says fourth place in the Premier League would represent “par” for new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, who started work yesterday.
Thursday 17 July 2014
World Cup winners used cooling tech born out of tragedy
Thursday 17 July 2014
CHELSEA are set to continue their raid on Atletico Madrid’s title winning team by signing left-back Filipe Luis after they had a £16m bid accepted by the Spanish club.
Thursday 17 July 2014
ROBIN HUTCHISON PICKS OUT THE BEST BETS FOR THE SECOND TEST
Thursday 17 July 2014
ENGLAND’S five-Test series against India is finely poised after a draw in the opener at Trent Bridge last week.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
England's Test series against India erupted last night after the tourists accused fast-bowler James Anderson of pushing and verbally abusing their batsman Ravindra Jadeja.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Lancashire spinner Simon Kerrigan’s possible recall for the second Test against India has provoked a real fuss, with fears that another flaying could end his international career.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
World Cup winner Mike Tindall has revealed that he decided to retire from rugby after realising he could not face playing for anyone but Gloucester.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole believes English players shun the chance to play in foreign leagues because they are scared of unfamiliar environments.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Spain forward Diego Costa intends to add to his medal collection after completing a £32m switch from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea yesterday.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
THOUSANDS of fans lined Berlin’s streets yesterday to see Germany’s World Cup winning team parade the trophy.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
IT MAY be six traumatic years since he last won a Major, but former world No1 Tiger Woods insists he is ready to claim his fourth Open Championship, starting tomorrow.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
This year’s Open Championship will be the 143rd renewal of the oldest golf Major, with the 2014 edition hosted at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Betting on golf can be an immensely frustrating experience for punters. You may have backed three players in the outright market before the Open and after poor first rounds from all three you know you are cooked.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
FIVE-TIME Open champion Tom Watson has warned Tiger Woods’s doubters that the injury-hit former world No1 could prove them spectacularly wrong at Hoylake this week.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
ACCOLADES for British golf courses do not come much higher than a place on the Open Championship rota, so that speaks volumes for the quality of Hoylake, where the year’s third Major begins on Thursday.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
MANCHESTER United’s share price surged yesterday following confirmation of the Premier League club’s record-breaking £750m shirt deal with German sportswear giant Adidas.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
A GRUELLING Tour de France claimed its latest high-profile victim yesterday when two-time winner Alberto Contador was forced to retire after breaking his leg in a crash.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
WORLD football chief Sepp Blatter has admitted that even he was surprised by the much-criticised decision to award Argentina’s Lionel Messi the Golden Ball for the World Cup’s best player.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
TOUR de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins expects to stay at Team Sky but to change his focus to breaking the world hour record and winning a fifth Olympic gold medal in 2016.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
DOUBLE Olympic champion Mo Farah has thrown his participation at the Commonwealth Games into doubt after revealing he does not know whether he will be fit to race in Glasgow.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
GERMANY’S World Cup final man of the match Bastian Schweinsteiger believes extraordinary squad depth was the deciding factor in their successful bid for a fourth triumph.
Monday 14 July 2014
GERMANY 1 ARGENTINA 0 AET, 0-0 after 90 minutes
Monday 14 July 2014
THEY were he best team on the night and deserving winners over the whole tournament - this was Germany's occasion and it might just be the dawning of a new era.
Monday 14 July 2014
ENGLAND cricket captain Alastair Cook is ready to hand left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan another Test chance after resorting to bowling himself in a vain attempt to beat India in the first Test yesterday.
Monday 14 July 2014
SO THAT’S it then. Now we can get on with the real thing. The World Cup has been just an idle distraction. A catwalk of talent auditioning for parts in the main production which starts in just four weeks’ time.
Monday 14 July 2014
GERMANY’S triple time-trial world champion Tony Martin won the ninth stage of the Tour de France yesterday as Frenchman Tony Gallopin cheered the home crowds by taking over the yellow jersey.
Monday 14 July 2014
ENGLAND’S Justin Rose heads into this week’s Open Championship as the world’s most in-form golfer after he claimed his second title in as many events yesterday.
Friday 11 July 2014
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger hailed the “power, creativity and quality” of Chile forward Alexis Sanchez after he flexed the club’s renewed financial muscle to clinch a £30m transfer from Barcelona.

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