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Monday 14 July 2014
ENGLAND cricket captain Alastair Cook is ready to hand left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan another Test chance after resorting to bowling himself in a vain attempt to beat India in the first Test yesterday.
Monday 14 July 2014
SO THAT’S it then. Now we can get on with the real thing. The World Cup has been just an idle distraction. A catwalk of talent auditioning for parts in the main production which starts in just four weeks’ time.
Monday 14 July 2014
GERMANY’S triple time-trial world champion Tony Martin won the ninth stage of the Tour de France yesterday as Frenchman Tony Gallopin cheered the home crowds by taking over the yellow jersey.
Monday 14 July 2014
ENGLAND’S Justin Rose heads into this week’s Open Championship as the world’s most in-form golfer after he claimed his second title in as many events yesterday.
Friday 11 July 2014
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger hailed the “power, creativity and quality” of Chile forward Alexis Sanchez after he flexed the club’s renewed financial muscle to clinch a £30m transfer from Barcelona.
Friday 11 July 2014
ENGLAND fast-bowler Stuart Broad attempted to defend Alastair Cook last night after the captain’s batting woes continued and India took a firm grip on the first Test at Trent Bridge.
Friday 11 July 2014
FORMER world No1 Rory McIlroy declared himself delighted after warming up for next week’s Open Championship by setting a new course record on the first day of the Scottish Open yesterday.
Friday 11 July 2014
TEAM Sky saw another rider follow Chris Froome in quitting the Tour de France on a chaotic sixth stage yesterday, though Richie Porte stayed in yellow jersey contention for the British outfit.
Friday 11 July 2014
DISCUSSING the World Cup with Liam Brady this week, he remarked that one of the notable things about the tournament had been a dearth of great central midfielders.
Friday 11 July 2014
1982: ITALY’S Marco Tardelli celebrates scoring his side's second goal in the World Cup final against West Germany.
Friday 11 July 2014
BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEWS THE WORLD CUP FINAL AND BILL ESDAILE LOOKS AT NEWMARKET’S JULY MEETING
Friday 11 July 2014
NEWMARKET’S July Meeting got underway yesterday. It’s always competitive stuff and not the easiest place to find a winner, but I have two strong fancies today.
Friday 11 July 2014
WE WON’T be treated to the Brazil versus Argentina World Cup final that so many neutrals were looking forward to, after Germany crashed the party in some style on Tuesday.
Thursday 10 July 2014
HOLLAND 0 ARGENTINA 0 AET, Arg win 4-2 on pens ARGENTINA will meet Germany in Sunday’s World Cup final after Holland coach Louis van Gaal’s penalty shoot-out tactics backfired spectacularly last night in Sao Paulo.
Thursday 10 July 2014
BRITAIN’S Chris Froome conceded he was “devastated” last night after a third damaging crash in just two days forced him to abandon his attempt to retain the Tour de France.
Thursday 10 July 2014
BRAZIL coach Luiz Felipe Scolari last night rejected calls to resign following the most humiliating night in the team’s history, insisting that the hosts’ World Cup “wasn’t so bad”.
Thursday 10 July 2014
TEENAGE Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic hopes to emulate the achievements of idol Frank Lampard after following in his footsteps and signing for Chelsea.
Thursday 10 July 2014
INDIA batsman Murali Vijay revealed how he practised for facing James Anderson by studying videos of the England seamer after plundering an unbeaten century on day one of the first Test at Trent Bridge.
Wednesday 09 July 2014
BRAZIL 1 GERMANY 7
Wednesday 09 July 2014
ARSENAL were last night edging closer to completing the signing of versatile Chile forward Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona for a fee believed to be around £30m.
Wednesday 09 July 2014
BRITAIN’S Chris Froome was at the centre of an injury scare yesterday when the Tour de France champion crashed on stage four, hurting his wrist, leg and arm.
Wednesday 09 July 2014
HOLLAND could be without captain Robin van Persie for today’s World Cup semi-final against Argentina, coach Louis van Gaal revealed last night.
Wednesday 09 July 2014
GERMAN sportswear giant Adidas is in pole position to become Manchester United’s new kit supplier in a world record £600m deal after their main rivals Nike walked away from negotiations.
Wednesday 09 July 2014
ENGLAND may go into today’s first Test against India reeling from a first home series defeat to Sri Lanka but I strongly fancy them to come out on top in the next five matches.
Wednesday 09 July 2014
EMBATTLED England cricket skipper Alastair Cook is banking on hard work to see him emerge stronger from a crisis that he insists contributes to “the beauty of the job”.
Tuesday 08 July 2014
Tour de France bosses already planning return to London after capital’s cycling fans line streets
Tuesday 08 July 2014
FOOTBALL’S leading figures last night paid their respects after Alfredo di Stefano, regarded by some as the greatest player of all time, died at the age of 88 following a heart attack.
Tuesday 08 July 2014
LEFT-BACK Ashley Cole last night became the first England international footballer to leave the Premier League for Serie A in 19 years when he completed a free transfer to Roma.
Tuesday 08 July 2014
A BRITISH senior executive of an official World Cup corporate hospitality partner was arrested in Rio de Janeiro last night by police investigating illegal ticket sales.
Tuesday 08 July 2014
BRAZIL coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has enlisted his trusted psychologist to help his team overcome the blow of losing star player Neymar and reach the World Cup final tonight.
Tuesday 08 July 2014
AFTER losing talisman Neymar to injury and captain Thiago Silva to suspension, Brazil look vulnerable heading into their World Cup semi-final with Germany today.
Tuesday 08 July 2014
GRAEME McDowell’s success at the Open de France was not just a long-awaited and deserved personal triumph, it was also brilliant news for the European Ryder Cup team.
Tuesday 08 July 2014
ENGLAND seamer Stuart Broad insists it is only a matter of time before under-fire captain Alastair Cook rediscovers the form that made him a Test fixture in the first place.
Tuesday 08 July 2014
FERRARI’S Kimi Raikkonen is to sit out this week’s official Formula One test at Silverstone following his 150mph crash at the British Grand Prix on Sunday.
Tuesday 08 July 2014
LAWYERS for Oscar Pistorius could close their case as soon as today, marking a significant step towards a verdict in the Paralympic star’s high-profile murder trial.
Monday 07 July 2014
AT WIMBLEDON NEW world No1 Novak Djokovic believes that securing his seventh grand slam title with a five-set victory over Wimbledon king Roger Federer yesterday represents the finest achievement of his career.
Monday 07 July 2014
AT SILVERSTONE BRITAIN’S Lewis Hamilton stormed to victory in front of a jubilant home crowd at Silverstone yesterday, a result that he believes can mark a turning point in the battle for the Formula One world title.
Monday 07 July 2014
LADIES’ champion Petra Kvitova says winning Wimbledon tasted even sweeter the second time around, after she curtailed Eugenie Bouchard’s rapid ascent in brutal fashion on Sunday.
Monday 07 July 2014
THE BRITISH sporting landscape is changing fast. There will be a surge, albeit a limited one, in usage of public tennis courts for the next few days, sparked by events at SW19 over the past fortnight.
Monday 07 July 2014
BRAZIL forward Neymar believed he had been left paralysed by the challenge that broke a bone in his back and prematurely ended his World Cup, the team’s coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed.
Monday 07 July 2014
GIRO d’Italia champion Vincenzo Nibali struck late to beat the Tour de France favourites to victory on the second stage in Sheffield.
Monday 07 July 2014
NEWCASTLE goalkeeper Tim Krul will start on the bench for Holland’s World Cup semi-final against Argentina on Wednesday despite his penalty shoot-out heroics against Costa Rica.
Friday 04 July 2014
FEARLESS 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard insists reaching the Wimbledon final in just the sixth grand slam appearance of her fledging career should not be considered a surprise.
Friday 04 July 2014
BRITAIN’S sporting reputation may have taken hits from Andy Murray’s Wimbledon exit, England’s shabby World Cup and a home Test series defeat to Sri Lanka, but we are the best around at cycling.
Friday 04 July 2014
FORMER world champion Jenson Button has piled the pressure on Lewis Hamilton to kick-start his bid for another Formula One drivers’ title by winning Sunday’s British Grand Prix.
Friday 04 July 2014
COLOMBIA playmaker James Rodriguez’s suitors have been warned to forget about signing the World Cup’s breakout star, as he plots an end to Brazilian hopes of a first home triumph in the tournament.
Friday 04 July 2014
THE UNENVIABLE task of becoming the first man in nine attempts to stop Roger Federer in a Wimbledon semi-final falls on eighth seed Milos Raonic today.
Friday 04 July 2014
GERMAN hopes of reaching the World Cup semi-finals for the fourth tournament in succession have been hit by a bout of flu on the eve of their clash with France.
Friday 04 July 2014
BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEWS TODAY’S WORLD CUP QUARTER-FINALS AND BILL ESDAILE WITH SATURDAY’S BEST RACING BETS
Friday 04 July 2014
THE CORAL-ECLIPSE at Sandown (3.50pm) is one of the highlights of the flat season, providing the first opportunity for the Classic generation to take on their elders.

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