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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CYCLING: Team Sky have withdrawn rider Sergio Henao from competition after abnormalities were found in blood tests carried out at altitude.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GOLF: World No1 Tiger Woods has withdrawn from this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational due to back spasms.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.
BRITAIN’S Lewis Hamilton had to watch from the sidelines yesterday as team-mate Nico Rosberg won the Australian Grand Prix, after the 2008 world champion’s Mercedes engine failed and forced an early retirement.
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger hailed the resolve shown by his team to close the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea to four points yesterday, ahead of next week’s showdown between the pair at Stamford Bridge.
DIVING: Britain’s Tom Daley won bronze on the final day of the Divind World Series in Beijing, yesterday. Daley’s 10-metre dives were beaten by Cao Yuan and Bo Qui, performing in front of their home crowd.
TENNIS: World No2 Novak Djokovic won his first title of the year last night with a dramatic tie-break victory over Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. The Serb lost the opening set but fought back to win 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).
FORMULA One boss Bernie Ecclestone believes teams have emerged unscathed from a financial crisis last year but warned that several outfits almost brought the sport into disrepute by not paying their drivers.
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TOTTENHAM boss Tim Sherwood conceded his team were outclassed by Benfica, as their heaviest ever home defeat in the Europa League left Spurs on the brink of elimination in the last-16.