ENGLAND captain Stuart Broad yesterday bemoaned the slap on the wrist he was given by cricket's authorities for publicly criticising the umpires following defeat to New Zealand in their opening match of the Twenty20 World Cup.
NEW world squash champion Laura Massaro admitted she had to battle through the toughest match of her career in yesterday's final in Malaysia to become the first English woman to hold the title since 1999.
CYCLING: Britain's Mark Cavendish had to settle for fifth place in yesterday's epic Milan-San Remo race, while compatriot Ben Swift achieved a career-best finish by coming third in the opening spring classic of the season.
FOOTBALL: Barcelona moved to within a point of the top of La Liga last night with a 4-3 victory at Real Madrid. Andres Iniesta opened the scoring before a Karim Benzema brace put Real ahead, but Lionel Messi equalised before the break.
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WIMBLEDON champion Andy Murray has vowed to take his time searching for a new coach after he and Ivan Lendl surprised the tennis world yesterday by announcing the end of their hugely successful two-year alliance.
OLYMPICS: Weightlifting had £894,000 of its Olympic cycle funding restored by UK Sport yesterday following a successful appeal, but cuts for six other sports, including water polo and basketball, remain in place.
CYCLING: Team Sky have withdrawn rider Sergio Henao from competition after abnormalities were found in blood tests carried out at altitude. The Colombian rider will now be subject to an altitude research programme.
FOOTBALL: Hull City yesterday accused the Football Association of “prejudice” after it recommended vetoing a proposed name change to Hull Tigers. The club is upset the verdict was made ahead of a planned ballot with season-ticket holders.
GOLF: World No1 Tiger Woods has withdrawn from this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational due to back spasms. The 38-year-old now faces a race to be fit for the Masters at Augusta, which tees off on 10 April.
EMBATTLED Manchester United manager David Moyes’s troubles deepened yesterday when he came under fire from one of his former Everton coaching colleagues, who accused the Scot of ignoring young players.
FORMER England captain Michael Vaughan came under fire from the Professional Cricketers’ Association yesterday following his criticism of batsman Jonathan Trott’s reasons for leaving the winter Ashes tour.
CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho refused an olive branch from old adversary and current Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini last night, declining his offer of dinner after tonight’s Champions League last-16 second leg.
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LIVERPOOL captain Steven Gerrard is confident his side can fight all the way for the Premier League title, despite manager Brendan Rodgers playing down expectations after a convincing win at Old Trafford.