Sport

Friday 27 June 2014
WORLD No1 Rafael Nadal believes he is in a strong position to win his third Wimbledon crown – and first in four years – after overcoming an early wobble against Lukas Rosol on Centre Court yesterday.
Friday 27 June 2014
INDIA suffered an injury scare to batsman Shikhar Dhawan ahead of next month’s Test series with England after he was struck by a delivery during the first day’s play of their tour.
Friday 27 June 2014
Football may well be a team game, but there is no getting away from the fact that several sides have become hugely reliant on the performances of particular individuals at this World Cup.
Friday 27 June 2014
DEBATE will rage on over whether Luis Suarez’s four-month ban from all football, plus nine international games, is a fitting punishment for his latest biting incident, but amid all the madness the biggest losers from this sorry episode are Liverpo
Friday 27 June 2014
MANCHESTER United assistant Ryan Giggs has hailed Ander Herrera as one of Spain’s brightest prospects after the club overcame a last-minute hitch to sign the £29m midfielder from Athletic Bilbao.
Friday 27 June 2014
BRITISH horse racing chiefs have announced tougher measures to prevent a repeat of the doping scandals that embroiled high-profile trainers Mahmood Al Zarooni and Gerard Butler last year.
Friday 27 June 2014
1998: IT IS 16 years since New Zealand won the second Test at Eden Park on England's infamous Tour of Hell when all seven games were lost, including a 76-0 thrashing by Australia.
Friday 27 June 2014
CRICKET: New International Cricket Council chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan says his “conscience is very clear” after assuming the role.
Friday 27 June 2014
Striker Nicklas Bendtner heads a list of 11 departures from Arsenal, the club announced yesterday.
Friday 27 June 2014
RUGBY UNION: Flanker Adam Ashe has been named in the Scotland team to face South Africa tomorrow in Port Elizabeth, despite having never played for club side Glasgow Warriors.
Friday 27 June 2014
HORSE RACING: Investec Derby one-two Australia and Kingston Hill are set to renew their rivalry again tomorrow having been declared as runners in the Irish Derby.
Friday 27 June 2014
BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEWS THE WORLD CUP SECOND ROUND AND BILL ESDAILE SHARES HIS BEST RACING TIPS
Friday 27 June 2014
ONE OF the great staying races of the calendar, the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle (3.50pm), is the feature tomorrow.
Thursday 26 June 2014
URUGUAYAN football chiefs claim that Luis Suarez did not bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini and that allegations against the Liverpool striker are the result of an English, Italian and Brazilian conspiracy.
Thursday 26 June 2014
HONDURAS 0 SWITZERLAND 3 ECUADOR 0 FRANCE 0 BAYERN Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri shot Switzerland into the World Cup last 16 with a sensational hat-trick as group winners France were held by 10-man Ecuador.
Thursday 26 June 2014
NIGERIA 2 ARGENTINA 3 BOSNIA 3 IRAN 1
Thursday 26 June 2014
HE MIGHT insist that he wants to carry on and fight for his place, but repeated failures with the bat and his inability as a captain to avoid a home Test series defeat to Sri Lanka mean that scrutiny of Alastair Cook’s place in the England team ju
Thursday 26 June 2014
BRITAIN’S Andy Murray was unrepentant over the ruthless manner of his quickest and most convincing win ever at Wimbledon yesterday to reach round three, as top-10 players David Ferrer and Ernests Gulbis bowed out.
Thursday 26 June 2014
Ghana’s $3m cash delivery
Thursday 26 June 2014
FOOTBALL: Premier League champions Manchester City have agreed a £12m deal to sign defensive midfielder Fernando from Porto.
Thursday 26 June 2014
FOOTBALL: Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore has completed a permanent move to Hull for a club record fee of around £8m.
Thursday 26 June 2014
RUGBY UNION: Wales centre Owen Williams has undergone surgery after suffering a spinal injury. Williams, 22, hurt his cervical vertebrae and spinal cord while playing in a World Club 10s event for Cardiff Blues in Singapore.
Thursday 26 June 2014
CYCLING: Scottish rider David Millar has let slip that he is set to compete in the Tour de France next month for a 13th time. Millar issued an apology after revealing the news on Twitter.
Luis Suarez bite
Wednesday 25 June 2014
Liverpool and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could be banned from football for up to two years after he was accused of biting an opponent during last night’s World Cup win over Italy.
Wednesday 25 June 2014
COSTA RICA 0 ENGLAND 0 ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson believes yesterday’s performance against Costa Rica will send the travelling fans home happy from Brazil, despite the team finishing bottom of Group D.
Wednesday 25 June 2014
ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook fears the clock is ticking on his time at the helm following yesterday’s series defeat to Sri Lanka with the penultimate ball of the second Test at Headingley.
Wednesday 25 June 2014
IT WAS a shame England got so close to a draw in the end, but when you are 57-5 against that Sri Lankan bowling attack then defeat can come as no great surprise.
Wednesday 25 June 2014
BRITISH No1 Heather Watson says she can finally look forward to a good night’s sleep after winning her first-round match at Wimbledon yesterday.
Wednesday 25 June 2014
THE SPOTLIGHT falls on defending champion Andy Murray at Wimbledon again today where even second round opponent Blaz Rola is expecting to lose.
Wednesday 25 June 2014
GREECE 2 IVORY COAST 1 FORMER Celtic striker Georgios Samaras passed the ultimate test of nerve last night as he slotted in a 93rd-minute penalty to send Greece through to the last 16 of the World Cup in Brazil.
Wednesday 25 June 2014
JAPAN 1 COLOMBIA 4 TWO goals from striker Jackson Martinez ensured Colombia progressed to the knockout stages with a 100 per cent record.
Wednesday 25 June 2014
MANCHESTER United are today expected to confirm £29m Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera as the first signing of the Louis van Gaal era.
Wednesday 25 June 2014
Spain plane struck by lightning
Wednesday 25 June 2014
RUGBY UNION: Saracens have signed Australian prop Kieran Longbottom from Super Rugby side Western Force. The 28-year-old is also eligible to play for England.
Wednesday 25 June 2014
HORSE RACING: Former Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford is to set up his own training business. Crisford, 52, will rent stables from Newmarket-based trainer Clive Brittain.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
ENGLAND vice-captain Frank Lampard has told his young team-mates they must come of age against Costa Rica tonight and ensure they do not end their World Cup with a whimper.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
CAMEROON 1 BRAZIL 4 CROATIA 1 MEXICO 3 UNDER-FIRE forward Fred ended his World Cup goal drought to send hosts Brazil through to the last 16 as Group A winners alongside Mexico last night.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
HOLLAND 2 CHILE 0 AUSTRALIA 0 SPAIN 3
Tuesday 24 June 2014
Suarez feels unloved in England
Tuesday 24 June 2014
BATSMAN Ian Bell last night admitted England had been outclassed after a disastrous fourth day of the second Test left them on the cusp of an improbable and humiliating series defeat to Sri Lanka.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
BRADLEY Neil may not be a name familiar to many readers but it might just be one to remember after he claimed the British Amateur Championship on Sunday.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
IF ALL had gone to plan for England then we would be looking ahead to their final group game against Costa Rica.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
WIMBLEDON champion Andy Murray revealed his welcome from a packed Centre Court crowd ahead of yesterday’s first round victory over David Goffin was something to savour.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
RUGBY UNION: Championship side Bristol have made Wales lock Ian Evans their 15th signing for next season.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
FOOTBALL: Scottish Premier League title-holders Celtic have been drawn to play Reykjavik in the second qualifying round for the European Champions League.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
HORSE RACING: Last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Treve is winning her battle to be fit for this year’s race in October.
Monday 23 June 2014
ENGLAND captain Steven Gerrard last night called on Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp to name the players he claims were reluctant to accept international call-ups.
Monday 23 June 2014
BRITAIN’S Lewis Hamilton was left to rue his botched qualifying run after summoning a superb race to finish narrowly behind Mercedes team-mate and eventual winner Nico Rosberg at the Austrian Grand Prix yesterday.
Monday 23 June 2014
USA 2 PORTUGAL 2 PORTUGAL snatched a World Cup lifeline in dramatic fashion last night as substitute Silvestre Varela’s 95th-minute equaliser spared them from being eliminated at the group stage with a game to spare.
Monday 23 June 2014
TWO late wickets from all-rounder Moeen Ali revived England’s hopes of winning the second Test against Sri Lanka, and with it the series, at Headingley yesterday.

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