Sport

Thursday 03 April 2014
RUGBY UNION: England prop Joe Marler, 23, has signed a contract extension with Harlequins, keeping him at the Twickenham Stoop until 2016.
Thursday 03 April 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS TODAY’S ACTION AT AINTREE
Thursday 03 April 2014
THERE were a few hard luck stories at Cheltenham last month and connections of The New One were left to ponder what might have been had their superstar hurdler not suffered interference when the ill-fated Our Conor fell.
Wednesday 02 April 2014
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 BAYERN MUNICH 1 MANCHESTER United manager David Moyes is convinced his team can score in Munich to keep their unlikely dream of winning a fourth Champions League crown alive.
Wednesday 02 April 2014
WORLD No1 Tiger Woods’s wait for another Major title is set to reach the six-year mark after he was ruled out of next week’s Masters following surgery on a back injury.
Wednesday 02 April 2014
FIRST things first: for England professionals to lose to the Netherlands’ team of virtual amateurs by a big margin this week at the World Twenty20 was embarrassing and pathetic.
Wednesday 02 April 2014
QUEENS Park Rangers’ Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Hull’s Yannick Sagbo face fines or bans after being charged by the Football Association for Twitter posts about the “quenelle” gesture.
Wednesday 02 April 2014
CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho says Paris Saint-Germain’s £300m, three-year squad investment raises questions about whether they have broken Financial Fair Play rules.
Wednesday 02 April 2014
HORSE RACING: Champion jockey AP McCoy must decide ahead of tomorrow’s declaration whether to ride Colbert Station or Double Seven, both trained by J.P. McManus, in Saturday’s Grand National at Aintree.
Wednesday 02 April 2014
CRICKET: Batsman Jonathan Trott was out for four runs in Warwickshire’s friendly with Gloucestershire yesterday. Trott has not played since England lost the first Ashes Test in November.
Tuesday 01 April 2014
MANCHESTER United midfielder Ryan Giggs insists his club are too big to ever be labelled underdogs, even when Champions League holders Bayern Munich visit Old Trafford tonight.
Tuesday 01 April 2014
PERSEVERANCE is a huge part of golf, and few wins will illustrate that better than Australian Steven Bowditch’s maiden PGA Tour victory, at the Valero Texas Open on Sunday.
Tuesday 01 April 2014
ENGLAND limited-overs boss Ashley Giles insists he is still the right man to succeed Andy Flower as Test coach despite yesterday’s humiliating thrashing by Holland at the World Twenty20.
Tuesday 01 April 2014
TIDAL Bay has retained top weight for Saturday’s Grand National following eight withdrawals that leave the race still heavily oversubscribed.
Tuesday 01 April 2014
SUNDERLAND 1 WEST HAM UNITED 2 WEST Ham manager Sam Allardyce declared his team safe from relegation last night, following a 2-1 victory that heaped the misery on struggling Sunderland.
Tuesday 01 April 2014
NEW Southampton director Hans Hofstetter is adamant the club will not need to sell any of its prized assets this summer, despite yesterday’s publication of their accounts showing a £7.1m net loss for the year ending June 2013.
Tuesday 01 April 2014
FOOTBALL: The Football Association yesterday absolved themselves from criticism over retail prices for England’s new home and away shirts, costing up to £90 for replicas of those to be worn at this summer’s World Cup.
Tuesday 01 April 2014
COMMONWEALTH GAMES: South Africa and Canada yesterday confirmed their intention to bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Durban and Edmonton have 12 months to formally lodge their bids. This year’s Games will be held in Glasgow.
Monday 31 March 2014
LIVERPOOL 4 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0 UNDER-FIRE Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood believes his players’ failure to win their own psychological battles has stopped them beating a top-four side this season.
Monday 31 March 2014
AFTER Saracens secured their place in the Aviva Premiership play-offs on Saturday, director of rugby Mark McCall was insisting they swiftly wrap up a home semi-final too.
Monday 31 March 2014
BRITAIN’S Lewis Hamilton hailed this year’s Mercedes as the best Formula One car he has ever driven after leading the team to their first one-two finish since 1995 at the Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday.
Monday 31 March 2014
WHILE the Champions League, Grand National, Boat Race and Heineken Cup promise one of the great weeks of the year in the next seven days, the quarter-finals of one of international sport’s most undervalued jewels will be taking place at the same t
Monday 31 March 2014
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Monday 31 March 2014
WEST Ham fans are disgruntled because expectations are too high, according to boss Sam Allardyce. Victory at 19th-placed Sunderland tonight will move the Hammers 11 points clear of the relegation zone.
Monday 31 March 2014
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger believes that Saturday’s fightback against Premier League title favourites Manchester City has answered critics who questioned his side’s appetite for a battle.
Monday 31 March 2014
ENGLAND’S limited-overs coach Ashley Giles believes he would be strong enough to lead the Test side if offered the role by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Monday 31 March 2014
ENGLAND coach Simon Amor saluted his emerging squad after they were beaten to the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sevens title by HSBC World Series champions New Zealand yesterday.
Monday 31 March 2014
NORTHAMPTON hooker Dylan Hartley will face no disciplinary action, the Rugby Football Union confirmed yesterday, after being accused of biting England colleague Tom Youngs’ hand during Saturday’s 22-16 defeat to Leicester.
Monday 31 March 2014
HORSE RACING: Trainer Jamie Osborne plans to enter Toast of New York in June’s Investec Derby, following the two-year-old’s win in the Group Two United Arab Emirates Derby on Saturday.
Monday 31 March 2014
TENNIS: World No2 Novak Djokovic won the Sony Open in Miami last night, beating world No1 Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3. Djokovic, who defeated Roger Federer at the Indian Wells final two weeks ago, has now beaten Nadal three times in a row.
Friday 28 March 2014
ENGLAND captain Stuart Broad described Alex Hales’ record-breaking innings in yesterday’s crucial World Twenty20 win against Sri Lanka as one of the finest he had ever witnessed.
Friday 28 March 2014
BOOS rang out at West Ham and Leyton Orient this week, despite the former ending a three-match losing streak with a precious victory and the latter being third in League One.
Friday 28 March 2014
HARLEQUINS prop Kyle Sinckler insists his team are capable of overcoming the odds to secure an unlikely Aviva Premiership play-off place with five rounds to go.
Friday 28 March 2014
EVERGREEN Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs, together with four former team-mates, have clubbed together to buy non-league Salford City.
Friday 28 March 2014
MORE questions than answers emerged yesterday after ambiguous plans for a new Nations League tournament beginning in 2018 to replace “meaningless” friendlies were revealed.
Friday 28 March 2014
1973: The great Eusebio, who died in January, is challenged by 21-year-old Martin O'Neill in a World Cup qualifier that ended 1-1.
Friday 28 March 2014
GOLF: Captain Miguel Angel Jimenez’s Europe moved halfway toward securing the inaugural EurAsia Cup with a 5-0 victory on the first day in Kuala Lumpur. The first team to 10 points will be crowned champions.
Friday 28 March 2014
SQUASH: English rivals Nick Matthew and James Willstrop will face off in the Canary Wharf Classic final at East Wintergarden tonight.
Friday 28 March 2014
BEN CLEMINSON WITH HIS BEST WEEKEND FOOTBALL BETS AND BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE RACING AT DONCASTER AND MEYDAN
Friday 28 March 2014
THE FLAT is back. The Lincoln (3.50pm) is the feature race of the day at Doncaster and it’s always a competitive contest with 22 runners facing the starter for the one mile race.
Friday 28 March 2014
THE DUBAI World Cup (6.05pm) is the richest race in the world with a prize fund of $10million, but it’s still yet to attract a really top-class field and tomorrow’s edition is another hard one for punters.
Thursday 27 March 2014
LIVERPOOL 2 SUNDERLAND 1 LIVERPOOL boss Brendan Rodgers admitted last night his title-chasing team are enjoying proving their doubters wrong after they moved to within a point of the Premier League summit.
Thursday 27 March 2014
FOUR times Simon Amor tasted success in Hong Kong as a player; this week he returns as England Sevens coach, plotting more glory at the most celebrated event on the HSBC World Series calendar.
Thursday 27 March 2014
BRITISH No1 Andy Murray last night refused to blame a contentious call from umpire Damian Steiner that cost him the chance to force a first-set tiebreak in a 7-5, 6-3 defeat to old foe Novak Djokovic in Miami.
Thursday 27 March 2014
WEST HAM UNITED 2 HULL CITY 1 FRUSTRATED West Ham boss Sam Allardyce last night hit back at supporters who booed his team as they climbed nine points clear of the relegation zone against 10-man Hull.
Thursday 27 March 2014
ENGLAND batsman Ravi Bopara wants his team-mates to adopt an aggressive approach against Twenty20 world No1s Sri Lanka this afternoon, or risk flying home early from Bangladesh.
Thursday 27 March 2014
FORMER India opening batsman Virender Sehwag struck a quickfire century to earn Marylebone Cricket Club a six-wicket win against Durham in the County Championship season curtain-raiser in Abu Dhabi yesterday.
Thursday 27 March 2014
A NEW biennial international football tournament contested by European countries and given a working title of the Nations League is expected to be confirmed today.
Thursday 27 March 2014
GOLF: The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is encouraging its members to break 260 years of tradition and vote in favour of opening its doors to women. The Fife-based club will ballot its 2,500 members in September.
Thursday 27 March 2014
SWIMMING: UK Sports’ decision to withdraw its Olympic cycle funding for synchronised swimming is to be met with a legal challenge from the sport’s governing body.

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