Sport

Thursday 24 July 2014
THE HORSE feed firm linked to the Queen’s mare Estimate says poppy seeds may have led to the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner testing positive for Morphine.
Thursday 24 July 2014
RELENTLESS media scrutiny was a principal factor in wicketkeeper Matt Prior quitting England duty for the rest of the summer, says Sussex manager Mark Robinson.
Thursday 24 July 2014
HOLLAND goalkeeper Michel Vorm insists he is not worried about playing second fiddle to established No1 Hugo Lloris after completing his move to Tottenham last night.
Wednesday 23 July 2014
ENGLAND cricket chiefs have ignored the clamour to end Alastair Cook’s torturous reign as captain and backed him to engineer a dramatic change of fortune in the current Test series against India.
Wednesday 23 July 2014
THE QUEEN’S horse racing interests were last night embroiled in a doping controversy after it emerged that 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner Estimate had tested positive for the banned drug morphine.
Wednesday 23 July 2014
THREE-TIME squash world champion Nick Matthew admits he is humbled to have been chosen to carry England’s flag at today’s Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow.
Wednesday 23 July 2014
FOOTBALL Association chairman Greg Dyke has compared world governing body Fifa to North Korea and pledged that England will not bid to stage a World Cup while Sepp Blatter remains president.
Wednesday 23 July 2014
I DON’T want to hammer England’s selectors. They generally get it right. There is a huge gap between county and Test level and not everyone is able to bridge it, yet they tend to choose well.
Wednesday 23 July 2014
CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho says his team have matured from last season’s “little horse” and are ready to mount serious challenges for the Premier League and Champions League.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
England skipper rejects clamour to resign despite India Test defeat deepening crisis
Tuesday 22 July 2014
LIVERPOOL skipper Steven Gerrard has hinted that he hopes to play on until the age of 38 after retiring from international football to prolong his club career yesterday.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
NINE-TIME Major winner Gary Player insists it is a matter of time before Open champion Rory McIlroy joins him in a select band of players to have won a career grand slam.
Monday 21 July 2014
FORMER world No1 Rory McIlroy immediately set his sights on completing a career grand slam at the Masters next year after clinching a commanding wire-to-wire Open victory at Hoylake yesterday.
Monday 21 July 2014
A WEEK ago I wasn’t sure that Rory McIlroy was ready to win his third Major but he blew away concerns with two blistering opening rounds and barely looked back.
Monday 21 July 2014
BELEAGUERED England captain Alastair Cook received the backing of his coaches last night despite yet another batting failure helping India to take a stranglehold on the second Test at Lord’s.
Monday 21 July 2014
WHY DO you watch sport, play sport, talk sport, love sport?
Monday 21 July 2014
BEMUSED Jenson Button took a swipe at former team-mate Lewis Hamilton after the pair collided during an eventful German Grand Prix at Hockenheim yesterday.
Friday 18 July 2014
FORMER world No1 Rory McIlroy insists he is ready to cope with whatever the elements throw at him after he made the most of perfect Hoylake conditions to take a first-round lead at the Open yesterday.
Friday 18 July 2014
IT’S A case of so far, so good for Rory McIlroy, but this is a player who has developed an unfortunate habit of starting brilliantly only to scupper his chances on the second day.
Friday 18 July 2014
Manchester United’s new manager Louis van Gaal has warned that the board’s commercial ambitions may not be compatible with the success demanded at what he deems “the biggest club in the world”.
Friday 18 July 2014
FOOTBALL’S governing body Fifa has forced German Formula One driver Nico Rosberg to remove an image of the World Cup from his helmet.
Friday 18 July 2014
1976: James Hunt calls for champagne after winning the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch 38 years ago. Hunt went on to win the world championship and his famous battle with Niki Lauda that season would become the subject of the 2013 film Rush.
Friday 18 July 2014
FRANCE full-back Mathieu Debuchy is looking forward to helping FA Cup winners Arsenal to further success after completing a £10m move from Newcastle.
Friday 18 July 2014
WEST Ham’s record signing Andy Carroll could find his place under threat after the club completed a £12m deal for Ecuador striker Enner Valencia.
Friday 18 July 2014
ENGLAND all-rounder Ben Stokes is targeting a fast start to day two of the second Test against India at Lord’s.
Friday 18 July 2014
TEAM Sky chiefs have pledged to review their recruitment policy after sacking British cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-Locke for incurring a two-year doping ban.
Thursday 17 July 2014
A FEW weeks ago I was asked who my tip was for the Open. At the time I thought Graeme McDowell, and the only reason to doubt that prediction now is that he won in France two weeks ago, so you wonder whether he could have peaked too early.
Thursday 17 July 2014
WORLD No2 Henrik Stenson insists that extraordinary success last year on both sides of the Atlantic has only intensified his hunger for a first Major title when the Open begins at Hoylake today.
Thursday 17 July 2014
ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook came out fighting yesterday, accusing India of exaggerating a confrontation between James Anderson and batsman Ravindra Jadeja in order to get the fast-bowler banned for the climax of an increasingly bitter Test serie
Thursday 17 July 2014
DOUBLE Olympic champion Mo Farah has confirmed he expects to be fit to compete for England at this month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Thursday 17 July 2014
ENGLAND assistant Gary Neville says fourth place in the Premier League would represent “par” for new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, who started work yesterday.
Thursday 17 July 2014
World Cup winners used cooling tech born out of tragedy
Thursday 17 July 2014
CHELSEA are set to continue their raid on Atletico Madrid’s title winning team by signing left-back Filipe Luis after they had a £16m bid accepted by the Spanish club.
Thursday 17 July 2014
ROBIN HUTCHISON PICKS OUT THE BEST BETS FOR THE SECOND TEST
Thursday 17 July 2014
ENGLAND’S five-Test series against India is finely poised after a draw in the opener at Trent Bridge last week.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
England's Test series against India erupted last night after the tourists accused fast-bowler James Anderson of pushing and verbally abusing their batsman Ravindra Jadeja.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Lancashire spinner Simon Kerrigan’s possible recall for the second Test against India has provoked a real fuss, with fears that another flaying could end his international career.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
World Cup winner Mike Tindall has revealed that he decided to retire from rugby after realising he could not face playing for anyone but Gloucester.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole believes English players shun the chance to play in foreign leagues because they are scared of unfamiliar environments.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Spain forward Diego Costa intends to add to his medal collection after completing a £32m switch from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea yesterday.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
THOUSANDS of fans lined Berlin’s streets yesterday to see Germany’s World Cup winning team parade the trophy.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
IT MAY be six traumatic years since he last won a Major, but former world No1 Tiger Woods insists he is ready to claim his fourth Open Championship, starting tomorrow.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
This year’s Open Championship will be the 143rd renewal of the oldest golf Major, with the 2014 edition hosted at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Betting on golf can be an immensely frustrating experience for punters. You may have backed three players in the outright market before the Open and after poor first rounds from all three you know you are cooked.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
FIVE-TIME Open champion Tom Watson has warned Tiger Woods’s doubters that the injury-hit former world No1 could prove them spectacularly wrong at Hoylake this week.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
ACCOLADES for British golf courses do not come much higher than a place on the Open Championship rota, so that speaks volumes for the quality of Hoylake, where the year’s third Major begins on Thursday.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
MANCHESTER United’s share price surged yesterday following confirmation of the Premier League club’s record-breaking £750m shirt deal with German sportswear giant Adidas.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
A GRUELLING Tour de France claimed its latest high-profile victim yesterday when two-time winner Alberto Contador was forced to retire after breaking his leg in a crash.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
WORLD football chief Sepp Blatter has admitted that even he was surprised by the much-criticised decision to award Argentina’s Lionel Messi the Golden Ball for the World Cup’s best player.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
TOUR de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins expects to stay at Team Sky but to change his focus to breaking the world hour record and winning a fifth Olympic gold medal in 2016.

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