Sport

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
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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.
Monday 16 June 2014
FOR so long, England being a crushing disappointment had been synonymous with World Cups; part of the competition's very fabric, like an African nation threatening not to turn up over a pay dispute, or the Dutch squad descending into civil war.
Monday 16 June 2014
HAVING been put to the sword by Costa Rica, England captain Steven Gerrard believes Uruguay are beatable, even if Liverpool clubmate Luis Suarez recovers from a knee injury in time to feature.
Monday 16 June 2014
ENGLAND and Roy Hodgson deserve nothing but praise for their display against Italy on Saturday night. Despite losing, there was so much to cheer.
Monday 16 June 2014
Ronaldo fit to play Germany
Monday 16 June 2014
ARGENTINA 2 BOSNIA 1 ARGENTINA superstar Lionel Messi lit up the Maracana Stadium last night with a sensational second-half strike to help see off stubborn Bosnia.
Monday 16 June 2014
GERMANY’S Martin Kaymer completed one of the great Major tournament performances last night to claim the US Open at Pinehurst by eight shots.
Monday 16 June 2014
FRANCE 3 HONDURAS 0 STRIKER Karim Benzema came within inches of a hat-trick on his World Cup debut as France brushed off roughhouse tactics from 10-man Honduras to secure a winning start in Group E.
Monday 16 June 2014
SWITZERLAND 2 ECUADOR 1 SWITZERLAND manager Ottmar Hitzfeld last night revelled in the “dream finish” that saw substitute Haris Seferovic get his team off to a winning start in Group E.
Monday 16 June 2014
BATSMAN Gary Ballance expects England to push on and take a series lead against Sri Lanka today after his maiden Test century ushered the hosts towards a likely victory at Lord’s.
Monday 16 June 2014
IT HAS been a weekend of such sporting riches and complexity, it can be hard to know where to begin.
Monday 16 June 2014
ENGLAND captain Chris Robshaw insists the opportunity to end an 11-year wait for victory on New Zealand soil will be enough to motivate them in Saturday’s dead rubber.
Monday 16 June 2014
CYCLING’S governing body the UCI has refuted suggestions that it bent anti-doping rules to favour Chris Froome ahead of the Tour de Romandie, which the Briton won last month.
Monday 16 June 2014
TENNIS: Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov underlined his status as a Wimbledon contender by winning the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club yesterday.
Monday 16 June 2014
FOOTBALL: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will be part of his first-team squad next season.
Monday 16 June 2014
FOOTBALL: Former Holland defender Ronald Koeman is poised to be confirmed as Southampton’s new manager.
Monday 16 June 2014
HOCKEY: England’s men missed out on their first World Cup medal since 1986 yesterday when they lost the third-place match 2-0 to Argentina. England had lost their semi-final to hosts Holland, who were beaten 6-1 by Australia in the final.
Friday 13 June 2014
BRAZIL 3 CROATIA 1 A BRACE from Brazil’s golden boy Neymar saw the World Cup hosts recover from an early setback to win the tournament opener last night.

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