Sport

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.
Monday 07 April 2014
CRICKET: England seamer James Anderson took 5-54 for Lancashire against Nottinghamshire on the first day of the new County Championship season. Notts were left on 270-9.
Monday 07 April 2014
TRIATHLON: Britain’s Jodie Stimpson stormed to victory in the opening round of the World Series in New Zealand. The 25-year-old finished 25 seconds clear of Germany’s Anne Haug.
Friday 04 April 2014
GREAT Britain’s bid to reach the last four of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1981 hung in the balance last night after Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was struck down with a stomach virus.
Friday 04 April 2014
ENGLAND prop Mako Vunipola anticipates Ulster will be out for revenge when Saracens arrive at Ravenhill for tomorrow’s Heineken Cup quarter-final.
Friday 04 April 2014
CHELSEA remain favourites to reach the Champions League semi-finals next week, according to Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta, despite Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat at the Parc des Princes.
Friday 04 April 2014
CHAMPION jockey AP McCoy lost out in a photo-finish to Sam Twiston-Davies and The New One on the first day of the Grand National meeting at Aintree.
Friday 04 April 2014
CRICKET: A thunderstorm helped Sri Lanka reach the World Twenty20 final yesterday after beating West Indies by 27 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method. West Indies were reduced to 80-4 in reply to 160-6 before rain fell.
Friday 04 April 2014
FOOTBALL: Seven players from Football League clubs were yesterday arrested in connection with alleged spot-fixing. The players are aged 18 to 30 and based in the north west.
Friday 04 April 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE CRABBIE’S GRAND NATIONAL
Friday 04 April 2014
FINDING the winner of a 40-runner 4m 4f handicap steeplechase over 30 testing fences isn’t the easiest of tasks and many will be scratching their heads again this year after the 66/1 shock 12 months ago.
Friday 04 April 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE BEST OF THE ACTION AT AINTREE TODAY AND TOMORROW TIME will probably tell that JOSSES HILL bumped into an absolute monster in Vautour at the Cheltenham Festival last month.
Friday 04 April 2014
SOME horses just tend to come alive at this time of year. The sun on their backs and the sound of their hooves rattling a little louder seems to rejuvenate them and I often look for horses at this meeting who have run well in previous years.
Thursday 03 April 2014
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN 3 CHELSEA 1
Thursday 03 April 2014
TOTTENHAM have undertaken a major refinancing that paves the way for building of a new stadium to begin in earnest – but plans to open in 2017 are under threat from a long-running legal challenge.
Thursday 03 April 2014
FORMER world No1 Rory McIlroy hopes to capitalise on Tiger Woods’ absence from next week’s Masters to win his first green jacket and begin a period of dominance.
Thursday 03 April 2014
NOT so long ago they were the model club, adored for their irresistible tiki-taka style, admired for their democratic ownership model and lauded for eschewing corporate shirt sponsors.
Thursday 03 April 2014
MORE than a quarter of professional footballers are suffering from depression, according to a recent survey conducted by global players’ organisation FIFPro.
Thursday 03 April 2014
GREAT Britain captain Leon Smith feels the 700 supporters travelling to Italy this weekend can inspire a Davis Cup quarter-final triumph.
Thursday 03 April 2014
HORSE RACING: Trainer Nicky Henderson believes Saturday is his best chance ever of winning the Grand National. Second-favourite Long Run is one of four Henderson-trained runners.
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.

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