Sport

Friday 20 June 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS TOMORROW’S DIAMOND JUBILEE AND WOKINGHAM STAKES
Friday 20 June 2014
BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEWS FRANCE V BOSNIA
Friday 20 June 2014
The frustrating thing about having a fixed-odds first goalscorer bet is that the excitement can be over before you’ve even sat down to watch the game.
Thursday 19 June 2014
Too soon for Ox to play against rivals Uruguay
Thursday 19 June 2014
SPAIN 0 CHILE 2 HOLDERS Spain crashed out of the World Cup last night becoming the fifth defending champions to fail to progress from the group stage.
Thursday 19 June 2014
AUSTRALIA 2 HOLLAND 3 HOLLAND manager Louis Van Gaal hailed the “incredible” strength of character his players displayed to come from behind and seal their progress to the knockout stages.
Thursday 19 June 2014
CAMEROON 0 CROATIA 4 TWO goals from lethal striker Mario Mandzukic helped Croatia dump 10-man Cameroon out of the World Cup and move to within a point of hosts Brazil at the top of Group A.
Thursday 19 June 2014
IT SHOULD be a case of more of the same, with a subtle adjustment when Roy Hodgson issues instructions to his England team for tonight’s match against Uruguay.
Thursday 19 June 2014
Portugal sweating on Ronaldo
Thursday 19 June 2014
TRAINER John Gosden likened The Fugue to a ballerina after the Lord Lloyd Webber-owned 11-2 shot outmanoeuvred fellow filly and hot favourite Treve to win the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot yesterday.
Thursday 19 June 2014
CHAMPIONS Manchester City have been handed a tricky start to the 2014-15 Premier League season with head-to-heads against the rest of last season’s top four in their first five games.
Thursday 19 June 2014
WEST Ham chairman David Sullivan has set manager Sam Allardyce the target of a top-10 Premier League finish after opening the chequebook again for Anderlecht’s Cheikhou Kouyate.
Thursday 19 June 2014
FORMER world No1 golfer Rory McIlroy has brought to an end years of speculation by committing to playing for Ireland and not Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Thursday 19 June 2014
ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster will hand Saracens wing Chris Ashton his first start since November in Saturday’s third and final Test against world champions New Zealand.
Thursday 19 June 2014
TENNIS: British No1 Heather Watson took the biggest scalp of her career yesterday, beating world No12 Flavia Pennetta 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the Aegon International quarter-finals in Eastbourne.
Thursday 19 June 2014
CYCLING: Four-time Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins yesterday withdrew from the Tour of Switzerland, having injured his thigh during a crash on stage four. Germany’s Tony Martin leads by six seconds after five stages.
Thursday 19 June 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS DAY THREE OF ROYAL ASCOT
Thursday 19 June 2014
SIR MICHAEL Stoute has a powerful army of progressive horses this year and I think he has an excellent chance of landing this afternoon’s Group Three Tercentenary Stakes (3.05pm) with CANNOCK CHASE.
Thursday 19 June 2014
PUNTERS have had the best of the early battle with the bookmakers and those attending Ladies Day today will be hoping to get off to a flyer in the Norfolk Stakes (2.30pm).
Thursday 19 June 2014
BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEWS URUGUAY V ENGLAND ENGLAND and Uruguay arrive in Sao Paulo knowing a loss will leave their World Cup dreams hanging by a thread.
Thursday 19 June 2014
Football is all about opinions and Sporting Index offers you a fantastic opportunity to challenge their views on individual player abilities with their player performance market.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
England vice-captain Frank Lampard believes that frenzied debate over Wayne Rooney’s place in the team could damage their hopes of beating Uruguay tomorrow and reaching the World Cup’s last 16.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
IT MIGHT have been an agonising margin that separated England from victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test this week, but now the dust has settled it’s time to look at what went wrong.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
BRAZIL 0 MEXICO 0 BRAZIL’S hopes of advancing to the knockout stages as group winners were dented last night thanks to some wasteful finishing and an outstanding display from Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
ALGERIA 1 BELGIUM 2 A LATE second-half strike from Napoli winger Dries Mertens saw Belgium come from behind to land only their second World Cup win in 20 years.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
RUSSIA 1 SOUTH KOREA 1 RUSSIA substitute Aleksandr Kerzhakov spared the blushes of goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev with a late goal to rescue a point in last night’s Group H clash.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
Online abuse for wrong Neville
Wednesday 18 June 2014
JOCKEY James Doyle last night apologised for goading his rivals after piloting Kingman to glory in the St James’s Palace Stakes on the first day of Royal Ascot.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
RUGBY UNION: Fly-half Danny Cipriani boosted his hopes of featuring in Saturday’s final Test in New Zealand with a promising display in England’s 38-7 win over Super Rugby side Crusaders yesterday.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
CYCLING: Britain’s Mark Cavendish won stage four at the Tour of Switzerland to help Omega Pharma Quick-Step team-mate Tony Martin retain his six-second lead in the general classification.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE ROYAL HUNT CUP, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE AND QUEEN MARY STAKES
Wednesday 18 June 2014
SKY LANTERN is the current favourite for today’s Group Two Duke of Cambridge Stakes (4.25pm) and considering she’s a four-time winner at the top level and is dropping a grade, many of you will think the 3/1 available is fair value.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
THE QUEEN Mary Stakes (3.05pm) is always a difficult race to decipher with a huge field of mostly unexposed two-year-old fillies going hell for leather over a straight five furlongs.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE PRINCE OF WALES’S, SANDRINGHAM AND JERSEY STAKES THERE is always a horse or two that steals the show at Royal Ascot. Last year it was the Queen’s Estimate and in 2012 it was Frankel and Black Caviar.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
WITH Uruguay striker Luis Suarez having declared himself fit for Thursday’s win or bust clash with England, his Liverpool strike partner is relishing their head-to-head but has warned the two-time World Cup winners are by no means a one-man team.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
NOT since the height of Tiger Woods’s dominance have we seen a Major victory as extraordinary as Martin Kaymer’s eight-shot win at the US Open on Sunday.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
GERMANY 4 PORTUGAL 0 GERMANY forward Thomas Muller believes the experience of playing in two major international tournaments set him up perfectly to shake off first day nerves and bag a hat-trick against 10-man Portugal.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
SEVEN-TIME Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is out of a coma and has been moved to a hospital in Switzerland.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
Mexico have plan to stifle Brazil
Tuesday 17 June 2014
CAPTAIN Alastair Cook admitted to mixed feelings after England narrowly missed out on a dramatic victory in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord’s yesterday.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
GHANA 1 USA 2 FORWARD Clint Dempsey struck the fifth fastest goal in World Cup history as USA finally gained their revenge against Ghana last night in Natal.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
NIGERIA 0 IRAN 0 AFRICAN champions Nigeria were booed off the pitch in Curitba last night after being held to the tournament’s sole draw so far.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
HORSE RACING: A foal of Frankel fetched £1.15m at auction last night, in the first time one of the flat racing great’s offspring has been sold.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
ATHLETICS: Britain’s newest sprint star Chijindu Ujah has been left out of England’s Commonwealth Games squad. Olympic champion Mo Farah is set to run the 5,000m and 10,000m.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE QUEEN ANNE STAKES ROYAL Ascot kicks off in style with three Group One races today and my strongest fancy is in the opener at 2.30pm, the Queen Anne Stakes.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
TOP hat and tails time and us bookie chappies could do with Toronado getting chinned in today’s opener. And I’m taking Verrazano to do it.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE ST JAMES’S PALACE, KING’S STAND AND COVENTRY STAKES
Tuesday 17 June 2014
THERE IS definitely an element of déjà vu about this afternoon’s King’s Stand Stakes (3.45pm) with last year’s first four home all lining up again.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
THE COVENTRY Stakes (3.05pm) is typically one of the strongest two-year-old races on the calendar and the winner generally finds himself prominent in the betting for next year’s 2000 Guineas.
Monday 16 June 2014
ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson is upbeat about his team's chances of reaching the World Cup knockout stages, following their performance in Saturday's defeat to Italy.

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