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Monday 15 September 2014
WASPS boss Dai Young insists his decision to appoint James Haskell skipper has been vindicated after the England hopeful produced a stoic performance as his side beat reigning champions Northampton Saints at Adams Park yesterday.
Monday 15 September 2014
Many of you will have spent last Friday hunched over a computer pretending to be observing market trends and world news, when in fact you were trying to access tickets for the Rugby World Cup next year. 
Monday 15 September 2014
BRITAIN’S Sir Bradley Wiggins insists he holds the ammunition to spark success at next week’s Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain after securing the individual time trial at the Tour of Britain in London yesterday.
Monday 15 September 2014
WORLD No1 Rory McIlroy fell short of his fifth win of the season after America’s Billy Horschel claimed the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup title in Atlanta yesterday.
Friday 12 September 2014
FORGOTTEN seamer Steven Finn will hope to rekindle his international credentials in the forthcoming year after the Middlesex paceman was included among the list of players to receive a central contract.
Friday 12 September 2014
OWNER Assem Allam revealed yesterday that he put Hull City up for the sale following the Football Association’s decision to block a planned name change in April.
Friday 12 September 2014
CHELSEA stopper Thibaut Courtois has enhanced his grip on the No1 jersey at Stamford Bridge by signing a new five-year contract.
Friday 12 September 2014
PARALYMPIC champion Oscar Pistorius will discover today whether he is guilty of manslaughter after Judge Thokozile Masipa yesterday cleared the South African of murder.
Friday 12 September 2014
STRIKER Danny Welbeck insists he is straining at the leash to occupy the centre ground and escape the shackles of an unselfish past when Arsenal host reigning Premier League champions Manchester City at the Emirates tomorrow.
Friday 12 September 2014
DISGRUNTLED Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is adamant a clearer dialogue between club and country would have prevented the injury picked up by striker Daniel Sturridge while on national duty.
Friday 12 September 2014
GLORY-HUNTING fly-half Charlie Hodgson believes mental fortitude can fuel his side’s silverware assault this season as Saracens prepare to lock horns with Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop tonight.
Friday 12 September 2014
BEN CLEMINSON WITH HIS BEST FOOTBALL BETS FOR THE WEEKEND
Friday 12 September 2014
TOMORROW’S late kick off pits Liverpool against Aston Villa at Anfield and I’m keen to oppose Brendan Rodgers’ team at heavy odds-on.
Friday 12 September 2014
IT’S NO surprise to see title favourites Chelsea sitting atop the Premier League, but a few eyebrows would have been raised if you’d suggested that last year’s 12th, Swansea, would be fighting for top-spot, having also claimed three wins from thre
Friday 12 September 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE FINAL TWO DAYS OF THE LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL
Friday 12 September 2014
DAY THREE of the Ladbrokes St. Leger Festival at Doncaster gets underway today with some speedy juveniles in the Group Two Flying Childers Stakes (1.40pm).
Friday 12 September 2014
TODAY’S Doncaster Cup (2.40pm) provides The Queen's horse ESTIMATE with a superb chance to re-establish herself as a top-class stayer on a track that looks certain to suit.
Thursday 11 September 2014
A LEGAL wrangle is set to see Tottenham Hotspur rendered homeless after the club was yesterday forced to tear up plans over the proposed timing of a move to its new stadium.
Thursday 11 September 2014
THAT narrow T20 win against India at Edgbaston on Sunday will have given England players, management and supporters just a little bit more confidence, which was something that was sadly lacking previously.
Thursday 11 September 2014
FERRARI’S turbulent season shows no sign of ceasing after the long-serving chairman of their Formula One team, Luca di Montezemolo, announced he will stand down as the head of the Maranello-based outfit next month following a distinctly miserable
Thursday 11 September 2014
PRINCE Harry opened the Invictus Games for wounded service personnel at London’s Olympic Park last night, which will see competitors from 13 nations take part in events over the next four days.
Thursday 11 September 2014
INNOVATING England skipper Wayne Rooney has introduced player-only meetings to the Three Lions camp in a bid to drastically improve flagging squad cohesion.
Thursday 11 September 2014
INFLUENTIAL Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has moved to deflate concerns the ankle injury he sustained on international duty will sideline him from the Gunners’ pivotal Premier League clash with Manchester City on Saturday.
Thursday 11 September 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE SECOND DAY OF DONCASTER’S LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL
Thursday 11 September 2014
The Park Hill Stakes (2.40pm) sees many contenders step up in trip for this Group Three prize. In races like these it can often pay to side with a proven stayer, a label that few runners can lay claim to here.
Thursday 11 September 2014
THE GROUP Two Park Hill Stakes (2.40pm) on day two of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival provides SILK SARI with a big chance to remind punters of the genius qualities of trainer Luca Cumani.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
QUEENS Park Rangers have been warned they could be demoted to the Conference next season if they carry out a threat to contest a fine for breaching Championship restrictions on spending.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
ENGLAND outcast Steffon Armitage has been warned to forget about switching his allegiance to France ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
FORMER England striker Michael Owen insists victory over Switzerland will not prove an instant tonic for past failings but does believe there were signs of a brighter future.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
ENGLAND midfielder Jack Wilshere hopes to emulate some shining examples in a bid to ensure boss Roy Hodgson’s new diamond system is a polished operation.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
MANCHESTER United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are among the clubs set to benefit financially from Manchester City’s failure to comply with European financial fair play (FFP) rules.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
SEVEN-TIME Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has returned home to continue his recuperation from the skiing accident in December last year which left him fighting for his life.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE OPENING DAY OF THE LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL
Wednesday 10 September 2014
CLON BRULEE was bought out of David Barron’s yard last September by Godolphin for a winter campaign in Dubai.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
THE OPENING day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster throws up an intriguing feature race in the Scarbrough Stakes (3.00pm), a Listed contest where progressive handicappers traditionally meet regressive Group horses head on.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
Swiss rolled over in stylish display to ease pressure on boss Hodgson SWITZERLAND 0 ENGLAND 2
Tuesday 09 September 2014
FOOTBALL’S world governing body president Sepp Blatter revealed plans to trial a video referral system and took a swipe at the Football Association (FA) yesterday as he confirmed his intention to seek re-election.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
CROATIA’S Marin Cilic completed a remarkable turnaround in fortunes by sealing the US Open title with a straight-sets victory over Kei Nishikori in yesterday’s final on the Arther Ashe Stadium in New York.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
A DIAMOND midfield system is perfect for England, and they showed it last night in what was an enormously confidence-boosting win in Switzerland.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
Joe Hart 8 Two excellent saves from Seferovic, one with his feet and another reflex tip over. Played part in attack too, releasing Sterling with a smart early kick in the first half
Tuesday 09 September 2014
MAVERICK batsman Kevin Pietersen’s exile from red ball cricket is set to continue after Surrey opted not to select the former England captain for the campaign’s final two county championship fixtures.
Monday 08 September 2014
LUCKLESS England suffered further injury woe on the eve of their tricky Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland tonight after Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson limped out of training at St Jakob Park having sustained a knock to his right ankle.
Monday 08 September 2014
CRESTFALLEN London Welsh boss Justin Burnell hopes yesterday’s 52-0 thrashing by Exeter Chiefs could prove a blessing in disguise for the Premiership newcomers.
Monday 08 September 2014
BRITAIN currently has four world boxing champions. Between now and a few paragraphs’ time, the challenge is to see whether you can name them.
Monday 08 September 2014
MAJESTIC world No1 Serena Williams brutally dispatched a defenceless Caroline Wozniacki to claim a record-equalling sixth US Open title yesterday.
Monday 08 September 2014
STAND-IN skipper Eoin Morgan insisted the England bowling unit profited from the mistakes of their Indian counterparts after the hosts salvaged pride from the wreckage of the limited-overs summer with a nerve-shredding three-run T20 international
Monday 08 September 2014
WORLD championship hopeful Lewis Hamilton has vowed to keep piling the pressure on title rival Nico Rosberg after cutting his team-mate’s lead with a dazzling victory at yesterday’s Italian Grand Prix.
Monday 08 September 2014
SPRINT star Mark Cavendish suffered a repeat of his Tour de France woes on the first stage of the Tour of Britain yesterday, suffering a leg injury in a crash as he missed out on victory in Liverpool.
Monday 08 September 2014
BRITAIN’S Mo Farah set a new national half-marathon record as he became the first home winner of the Great North Run since 1985 yesterday.

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