Sport

Monday 28 July 2014
BRITAIN’S Lewis Hamilton insisted he was perfectly within his rights not to adhere to Mercedes’ team orders and allow title rival Nico Rosberg to pass him during yesterday’s Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest.
Monday 28 July 2014
SPORT always has been and remains a political football. I have spent much of the past weekend at the Rugby 7s at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Monday 28 July 2014
ARSENAL have confirmed the signing of Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina from French Ligue One side Nice for an undisclosed fee.
Monday 28 July 2014
DOUBLE Olympic champion Laura Trott insisted her Commonwealth Games gold in the women’s points race, after recovering from a kidney infection, meant every bit as much as success at London 2012.
Monday 28 July 2014
ITALY’S Vincenzo Nibali safely negotiated the final stage on the Champs-Elysees to win the 101st edition of the Tour de France in Paris yesterday.
Friday 25 July 2014
OLYMPIC champion Alistair Brownlee added the Commonwealth title to his extensive list of accolades as England won double triathlon gold on the opening day of the Games.
Friday 25 July 2014
FORMER England cricket coach Andy Flower will take charge of the Lions in next month’s limited-overs triangular series against New Zealand A and Sri Lanka A.
Friday 25 July 2014
ITALY’S Vincenzo Nibali won the summit finish at Hautacam to claim victory in stage 18 and all but seal his first Tour de France crown.
Friday 25 July 2014
IT’S NOT a great time for England captains at the moment. Steven Gerrard retired from international football duty earlier this week and now a large number of cricket fans wish Alastair Cook would do the same.
Friday 25 July 2014
SEVEN horses have now tested positive for morphine as the doping controversy to implicate the Queen’s 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner Estimate spreads.
Friday 25 July 2014
PHILOSOPHICAL Sir Bradley Wiggins looked to the 2016 Rio Olympics after being forced to settle for silver on his return to track cycling at the Commonwealth Games yesterday in Glasgow.
Friday 25 July 2014
CHELSEA’S record goalscorer Frank Lampard has left the door open to continuing his England career after confirming his free transfer to New York City FC, Manchester City’s North American franchise.
Friday 25 July 2014
MANCHESTER United manager Louis van Gaal has declared himself unhappy with the balance of his squad despite watching them plunder seven goals against LA Galaxy in his first match in charge.
Friday 25 July 2014
FORGOTTEN man Erik Lamela scored twice as Tottenham enjoyed their first win under manager Mauricio Pochettino, a 3-2 victory at Toronto.
Friday 25 July 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE BEST OF SATURDAY’S RACING AND WILLIAM CHRIMES LOOKS AT ENGLAND’S THIRD TEST AGAINST INDIA
Friday 25 July 2014
AN ALL too familiar batting collapse after lunch at Lord’s on Monday leaves England 1-0 down in the five-match series with India.
Friday 25 July 2014
TUESDAY 29 JULY – SATURDAY 2 AUGUST GLORIOUS Goodwood is one of the highlights of the racing calendar and there is just one jockey who punters have come to adore at the Sussex course: Richard Hughes.
Thursday 24 July 2014
GLASGOW welcomed the Commonwealth Games with a vibrant opening ceremony last night, but the spotlight will fall on cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins today when competition begins in Scotland.
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.

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