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Monday 14 April 2014
CRICKET: Fast bowler Steven Finn boosted his hopes of an England recall yesterday by taking by taking four wickets for Middlesex against Nottinghamshire at Lords. Yet teammate Chris Rogers said that Finn should not be rushed back.
Friday 11 April 2014
WORLD No2 Adam Scott admitted he was overwhelmed by the reception from the Augusta crowd yesterday, as the defence of his Masters title began with a round of three under par.
Friday 11 April 2014
PREMIER League clubs’ financial health deteriorated last season, according to a key indicator.
Friday 11 April 2014
ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger admits he is baffled by his side’s crumbling defensive record, as the Gunners prepare for tomorrow’s crunch FA Cup semi-final against Wigan at Wembley.
Friday 11 April 2014
FORMER world’s fastest man Asafa Powell last night vowed to clear his name after being handed an 18-month ban for failing a drug test.
Friday 11 April 2014
RUGBY UNION: The European Rugby Champions Cup is to replace the Heineken Cup next season, it has been confirmed.
Friday 11 April 2014
CRICKET: Scotland and Ireland could play Test matches from 2018 if they win a new competition for non-Test sides, the Intercontinental Cup, and then beat the team bottom of the world rankings.
Friday 11 April 2014
ATHLETICS: Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius was yesterday accused of fabricating his version of events the night he shot dead his girlfriend.
Friday 11 April 2014
FOOTBALL: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was yesterday fined £8,000 by the Football Association after going onto the pitch to remonstrate with referee Chris Foy during his team’s 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa last month.
Friday 11 April 2014
BEN CLEMINSON AND BILL ESDAILE PREVIEW THE BEST OF THE WEEKEND’S FOOTBALL AND RACING NOT many people gave Liverpool a hope of winning the Premier League this year. Indeed some bookmakers were offering 33/1 before the season kicked off.
Friday 11 April 2014
THE PRESENCE of 13-year-old Tidal Bay in tomorrow’s Coral Scottish Grand National (3.50pm) has given the contest an unusual shape.
Thursday 10 April 2014
BAYERN MUNICH 3 MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (Bayern win 4-2 on aggregate)
Thursday 10 April 2014
HULL City fans will set off for Wembley this weekend already toasting a victory after the Football Association rejected controversial plans to change the club’s name to Hull Tigers.
Thursday 10 April 2014
FOOTBALL Association shareholders will vote in May on proposals for a blanket ban on anyone involved in the top eight tiers of English football betting on any aspect of the game worldwide.
Thursday 10 April 2014
PARALYMPIC star Oscar Pistorius insisted he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by “mistake” yesterday as he came under fierce cross-examination for the first time in his murder trial.
Thursday 10 April 2014
FORMER world No1 Luke Donald hopes pearls of wisdom from basketball icon Michael Jordan can help him clinch a first Masters title when he tees off in Augusta today.
Thursday 10 April 2014
OF ALL the courses I have played, I’ve never encountered one that changes more from the Wednesday to the Sunday than Augusta National.
Thursday 10 April 2014
CRICKET: Wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow could miss England’s first Test against Sri Lanka in June after breaking a finger playing for Yorkshire. The 24-year-old faces four to six weeks on the sidelines.
Thursday 10 April 2014
CYCLING: The introduction of yellow and red cards to improve safety in the peloton was yesterday proposed by Belgian Cycling Federation president Tom van Damme.
Thursday 10 April 2014
BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEWS THE MASTERS
Thursday 10 April 2014
THE Europeans don’t look quite so strong this year, however, one player thriving at present is SERGIO GARCIA who is still searching for his first Major.
Thursday 10 April 2014
THE absence of Tiger Woods from the Masters this year means we have one of the most open tournaments in recent memory.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
AT STAMFORD BRIDGE CHELSEA 2 PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN 0 (3-3 on aggregate. Chelsea win on away goals)
Wednesday 09 April 2014
MASTERS champion Adam Scott will begin the defence of his title alongside 19-year-old Sheffield amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick in Augusta tomorrow.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
WIMBLEDON champion Andy Murray has hinted he may buck the trend of hiring a celebrated former player as coach following his recent split from Ivan Lendl.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
PARALYMPIC champion Oscar Pistorius yesterday told a South African court his recollection of events the night he shot dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
MANCHESTER United manager David Moyes revealed striker Wayne Rooney is so determined to start against Bayern Munich tonight, he will take a pain-killing injection if necessary.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
ATHLETICS: Olympic sprint silver medallist Sherone Simpson has been suspended for 18 months after testing positive for a banned stimulant. Asafa Powell, who also gave a positive test, will learn his fate tomorrow.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
FOOTBALL: England will visit Republic of Ireland for a friendly in June 2015, returning to Dublin for the first time since riots caused the abandonment of their friendly in 1995.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 5 SUNDERLAND 1 AT WHITE HART LANE
Tuesday 08 April 2014
PARALYMPIC star Oscar Pistorius has suffered nightmares and woken up smelling blood since shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, the South African told a court yesterday.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
ENGLAND’S Lee Westwood does not believe Tiger Woods’ absence from the Masters will be a boost to the field, doubting whether the world No1 would have won in Augusta anyway.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
PLANS to introduce a budget cap in Formula One next year have been quashed after leading teams voiced staunch opposition to the proposal, governing body president Jean Todt revealed yesterday.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
CHELSEA boss Jose Mourinho has told his players to embrace the challenge of overturning Paris Saint-Germain’s two-goal advantage to reach the Champions League semi-finals tonight.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
THE MAJORITY of Norwich fans back the decision to replace manager Chris Hughton with youth team coach Neil Adams, according to chief executive David McNally.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
THE MASTERS can be devilishly difficult as a player and predicting a winner at Augusta isn’t easy either, with no shortage of candidates in with a chance of donning the green jacket on Sunday night.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
FOOTBALL: Hull fans’ group City Till We Die yesterday branded a vote in favour of changing the club’s name as “meaningless”.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
CYCLING: Britain’s Mark Cavendish is to miss his third consecutive race due to flu, having pulled out of tomorrow’s Grand Prix de l’Escaut in Belgium.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
CRICKET: England batsman Joe Root yesterday signed a contract extension to stay with Yorkshire until 2016. The 23-year-old is currently sidelined with a fractured thumb.
Monday 07 April 2014
AT UPTON PARK WEST HAM UNITED 1 LIVERPOOL 2 BUOYANT Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects his table-topping team to adopt a fearless approach when title rivals Manchester City visit Anfield next weekend.
Monday 07 April 2014
SARACENS director of rugby Mark McCall admits his side must work on their frailties ahead of next Sunday’s crunch Aviva Premiership clash with Northampton Saints after riding their luck against 14-man Ulster in the Heineken Cup quarter-final.
Monday 07 April 2014
WIMBLEDON champion Andy Murray refused to blame fatigue after his straight-sets defeat to Fabio Fognini contributed to Great Britain’s Davis Cup quarter-final elimination yesterday.
Monday 07 April 2014
EVERTON 3 ARSENAL 0 ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger conceded his team face an uphill battle to achieve a 17th straight year of Champions League qualification, after the Gunners were convincingly beaten at Goodison Park yesterday.
Monday 07 April 2014
THE ANIMAL welfare groups who were shouting from the rooftops after the opening day of Cheltenham about the cruelty of National Hunt racing were mercifully quiet after Saturday’s Grand National, and for that we should all be thankful, not least to
Monday 07 April 2014
NORWICH have charged youth team manager Neil Adams with guiding them to Premier League safety after last night sacking manager Chris Hughton with five games of the season remaining.
Monday 07 April 2014
ENGLAND skipper Charlotte Edwards insists that yesterday’s six-wicket defeat in the Twenty20 World Cup final in Mirpur has not dampened her enthusiasm for captaining the side.
Monday 07 April 2014
BRITAIN’S Lizzie Armitstead sprinted to second place in the Tour of Flanders yesterday, cementing her lead in cycling’s World Cup.
Monday 07 April 2014
BRITAIN’S Lewis Hamilton believes he lacked the pace of team-mate Nico Rosberg at the Bahrain Grand Prix over the weekend, despite emerging victorious from yesterday’s thrilling duel between the Mercedes drivers.
Monday 07 April 2014
FOOTBALL: Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor is set to replace injured Roberto Soldado in tonight’s home match with Sunderland.
Monday 07 April 2014
GOLF: Australia’s Matt Jones chipped in from 42 yards to win a play-off with Matt Kuchar in the Shell Houston Open and book his place in this week’s Masters.

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