Sport

Tuesday 16 December 2014
BARCELONA coach Luis Enrique admits Manchester City were among the teams he had hoped to avoid after being pitted against them in the Champions League last 16 for successive years.
Tuesday 16 December 2014
ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster received a welcome boost yesterday ahead of the Six Nations as Exeter Chiefs flanker Tom Johnson is set to return to competitive action following a long-term neck injury.
Tuesday 16 December 2014
FORMER England skipper Kevin Pietersen has been released by Indian Premier League outfit Delhi Daredevils as part of a major overhaul of their playing staff before the new campaign.
Monday 15 December 2014
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Monday 15 December 2014
REIGNING Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was last night crowned Sports Personality of the Year ahead of world No1 golfer and bookmakers’ favourite Rory McIlroy.
Monday 15 December 2014
MANCHESTER United manager Louis van Gaal attempted to play down talk of a Premier League title challenge after extending their winning run to six matches in emphatic style against Liverpool yesterday.
Monday 15 December 2014
WASPS boss Dai Young believes the presence of crucial continental clashes on the fixture list are pivotal to ushering in the club’s new era after ending their Adams Park tenancy with a 44-17 bonus-point thrashing of Castres in the European Champio
Monday 15 December 2014
ENGLAND head coach Peter Moores has admitted under-fire skipper Alastair Cook could be sacked as one-day international (ODI) captain ahead of the World Cup.
Monday 15 December 2014
BRITAIN’S Amir Khan has trained his sights on pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and eight-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao after dazzling on his latest super-fight audition.
Monday 15 December 2014
PROSPECTIVE world athletics chief Lord Coe has warned that allegations of systematic doping in Russia and a subsequent cover-up have the potential to be as damaging as the sport’s very worst scandals.
Monday 15 December 2014
MANCHESTER UNITED 3 LIVERPOOL 0 UNDER-FIRE Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he does not fear for his job yet despite yesterday’s comprehensive defeat at Manchester United deepening the gloom on Merseyside.
Monday 15 December 2014
WHILE Manchester United emerge as serious title challengers and Liverpool prepare for a huge week in the future of manager Brendan Rodgers an intriguing three-way fight is breaking out in London.
Monday 15 December 2014
ENGLISH clubs will hope to avoid some familiar foes when the draw for the next rounds of European competitions are made today.
Monday 15 December 2014
CHELSEA keeper Petr Cech is adamant winning trophies will be the only true measure of comparing the club’s current talent base with previous title-winning sides.
Monday 15 December 2014
EVERTON boss Roberto Martinez is wary of reading too much into QPR’s abysmal away record so far this season as his side prepare to face Harry Redknapp’s charges at Goodison Park tonight.
Real Madrid
Friday 12 December 2014
With the Champions League group stage now wrapped up, the executives at Europe’s elite clubs will be counting up the cash their teams have earned.  
Friday 12 December 2014
ENGLAND skipper Alastair Cook lauded the performance of Joe Root after his imperious hundred in yesterday’s fifth one-day international (ODI) against Sri Lanka in Pallekele resurrected his side’s chances of claiming an unlikely series win.
Friday 12 December 2014
HE MIGHT boast boxing’s most expensive shorts but there is little else special about Amir Khan, according to the Briton’s opponent this weekend, American Devon Alexander.
Friday 12 December 2014
MCLAREN chairman Ron Dennis aimed a swipe at former protege Lewis Hamilton yesterday after hailing Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso as the best racing line-up in Formula One.
Friday 12 December 2014
UNDERACHIEVING British tennis players face having their funding withdrawn if they fail to meet strict new ranking-based targets drawn up by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).
Friday 12 December 2014
NOT only does England’s victory yesterday maintain their interest in the tour, it shows they can stand up in the face of series-defining pressure. That is significant looking through the prism of the World Cup.
Friday 12 December 2014
BESIKTAS 1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0 DEFLATED Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino rued his side’s lack of killer instinct after a narrow defeat to Besiktas at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium last night denied Spurs top spot in Group C.
Friday 12 December 2014
EVERTON crashed to defeat in their final Europa League pool clash against FK Krasnodar at Goodison Park last night but will enter the draw for the last 32 as a seeded team after already guaranteeing top spot in Group H.
Friday 12 December 2014
TOTTENHAM have been fined almost £12,000 for the multiple pitch invasions that blighted their match against Partizan Belgrade and caused the Europa League fixture to be suspended.
Friday 12 December 2014
NEWCASTLE boss Alan Pardew believes counterpart Arsene Wenger deserves to have Arsenal’s stadium named in his honour rather than be the target of abuse by a section of the club’s supporters.
Friday 12 December 2014
ONE OF Fleet Street’s finest had a pop at Arsene Wenger the other day – form an orderly queue, why don’t you – suggesting his recent struggles will taint his considerable legacy when the time comes for him to move on.
Friday 12 December 2014
Bill Esdaile offers his best bets for the weekend’s racing at Cheltenham and Doncaster
Friday 12 December 2014
1970: Chelsea skipper Ron “Chopper” Harris goes into the referee’s book, despite the protests of (left to right) Keith Weller (Chelsea’s goal-scorer), Harris himself, Marvin Hinton, David Webb and Charlie Cooke during the 1-1 draw at Nottingham Fo
Friday 12 December 2014
BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEWS THE BEST OF THIS WEEKEND’S PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION BOOKMAKERS have missed a trick by not offering odds on both teams losing in Sunday’s clash between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Friday 12 December 2014
THE PRESSURE on Arsene Wenger from Arsenal fans has subsided slightly after the 4-1 win over Galatasaray in midweek which ensured the Gunners qualified for the last-16 of the Champions league in style.
Friday 12 December 2014
MANCHESTER United versus Liverpool is arguably the biggest rivalry in English football and Sporting Index have a number of specials markets for Sunday’s massive clash at Old Trafford.
Thursday 11 December 2014
MANCHESTER City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes his side proved a point to their detractors after completing an unlikely Champions League resurrection with victory against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico last night.
Thursday 11 December 2014
TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino has acknowledged the significance of securing top spot as his side bid to land a knockout blow to closest rivals Besiktas in their final Europa League group-stage clash at the Ataurk Olympic Stadium tonight.
Thursday 11 December 2014
BARCELONA last night confirmed their place among the array of names Manchester City and Arsenal will be hoping to avoid in the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League.
Thursday 11 December 2014
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Thursday 11 December 2014
ENGLAND are this morning set to resume their one-day rescue mission in Sri Lanka after all-rounder Chris Woakes returned the third best figures by an English bowler in one-day international history.
Thursday 11 December 2014
DISGRACED Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius could yet be convicted of murder despite his acquittal earlier this year after state prosecutors were granted permission to appeal yesterday.
Thursday 11 December 2014
IT MIGHT have provoked outcry and even a petition but Wasps’ decision to move further still from their London roots is already showing signs that it will prove a success.
Thursday 11 December 2014
BRITISH former world champion Jenson Button’s Formula One future is set to become clearer today when McLaren chiefs confirm their driver line-up for next season.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
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Wednesday 10 December 2014
CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho insists the club are on the threshold of a productive new era of youth development and that the first fruits will be on display tonight against Sporting Lisbon.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
MANCHESTER City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes his squad has the depth in firepower to cope with the loss of Sergio Aguero after the Chilean last night confirmed his prolific marksman is set for between four and six weeks on the sidelines.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
GALATASARAY 1 ARSENAL 4 ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger saluted midfielder Aaron Ramsey’s wonder goal after routing Galatasaray but narrowly missing out on topping their Champions League group last night.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
BATSMAN Joe Root is adamant the England hierarchy will resist the temptation to continue with a policy of experimentation during their must-win fifth one-day international (ODI) against Sri Lanka today.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
OPENER David Warner dedicated his innings to late team-mate Phillip Hughes after hitting a century against India as Australia made an emotional return to Test cricket yesterday.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
ENGLAND wicketkeeper Matt Prior has co-founded a new professional cycling team with the expressed aim of competing at UCI Continental level.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
AUSTRALIAN bowler Sean Abbott, whose short-pitched ball led to the death of Test batsman Phillip Hughes, made a triumphant return to cricket yesterday at the scene of the tragedy.
Tuesday 09 December 2014
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Tuesday 09 December 2014
HOLDERS Arsenal face a repeat of May’s Wembley final after yesterday’s FA Cup draw paired Arsene Wenger’s side with Hull City in the third round.
Tuesday 09 December 2014
PROLIFIC Manchester City marksman Sergio Aguero is expected to be face a minimum of four weeks on the sidelines after suffering knee ligament damage during Saturday’s victory over Everton at the Etihad Stadium.

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