Sport

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.
Monday 27 October 2014
DENMARK’S Thorbjorn Olesen survived a final-round wobble to win the Perth International yesterday and guarantee his place at the lucrative season-ended DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
Monday 27 October 2014
ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster has added Exeter trio Dave Ewers, Henry Slade and Thomas Waldrom to his elite squad for the upcoming autumn internationals.
Friday 24 October 2014
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 5 ASTERAS TRIPOLIS 1 DISPLEASED Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits he was riled by aspects of his side’s showing despite thrashing Greek minnows Asteras Tripolis at White Hart Lane last night.
Friday 24 October 2014
LONDON’S football scene can be incestuous, rather like the Square Mile, where every leading financial operator is likely to know a very large percentage of his City peers.
Friday 24 October 2014
EVERTON fans were targeted with tear gas fired by French police during clashes in the city’s main square before the club’s Europa League fixture in Lille yesterday.
Friday 24 October 2014
FORMER England striker Gary Lineker has jumped to the defence of Mario Balotelli after the misfiring striker swapped shirts with defender Pepe at half time during Liverpool’s drubbing by Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Friday 24 October 2014
MANCHESTER United boss Louis van Gaal could hand stricken goalkeeper Victor Valdes a permanent deal in January after allowing the ex-Barcelona stopper the chance to continue his recovery from a torn cruciate ligament at Old Trafford.
Friday 24 October 2014
FORMER Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard’s loan spell at Manchester City could be extended if his parent club New York City FC firm up plans for an English training camp.
Friday 24 October 2014
TOMORROW is D-day for swathes of rugby fans who deluged organisers of next year’s World Cup in England with five million ticket applications for the tournament.
Friday 24 October 2014
1999: Martin Johnson walks off after England crash out of the Rugby World Cup in Paris. England led 9-8, but a record five second-half drop-goals by South Africa fly-half Jannie de Beer left them stunned and 44-21 losers.
Friday 24 October 2014
BRITAIN’S Andy Murray took another step towards qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month by progressing to the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open yesterday.
Friday 24 October 2014
TROUBLED Formula One team Caterham could miss next week’s US Grand Prix after being locked out of their own factory in Oxfordshire amid a row with administrators.

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