PARALYMPIC superstar Oscar Pistorius’s neighbour yesterday described hearing “blood-curdling screams” coming from the athlete’s house on the night he is accused of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
FOOTBALL: Aston Villa announced post-tax losses of £52m for the 2012-13 financial year yesterday, an increase of £17m on the previous 12 months. However, the club say they are on course to break even this year.
FOOTBALL: Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung has been found guilty of five counts of money laundering by a Hong Kong court. Yeung, who denied laundering £55.4m, will be sentenced on Friday and faces up to 14 years in prison.
ENGLAND captain Stuart Broad believes his spinners could prove crucial in the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup, having seen the bowlers pin back West Indies’ batsmen in last night’s three-wicket one-day international victory.
ASK ALMOST any manager of a professional sports team about their life and they will invariably shrug their shoulders and say “what life?” Their team is their life, the day-to-day minutiae of every individual within it occupies every waking moment
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CRYSTAL Palace forward Glenn Murray struck his first Premier League goal yesterday as the Eagles boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation with a late point at fellow strugglers Swansea.
FORMULA ONE: Britain’s Lewis Hamilton cemented his status as favourite for this month’s curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix by posting the fastest time of the final day of pre-season testing in Bahrain yesterday.
ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson insists West Ham striker Andy Carroll could yet go to this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, despite yesterday’s omission from the 30-man squad to face Denmark at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.
WEST Brom striker Nicolas Anelka was yesterday banned for five matches for making the controversial “quenelle” gesture, though the Football Association accepted his argument that he was not anti-Semitic.
FORMER world champion Jenson Button’s dream of racing in a Formula One grand prix through London’s streets could yet become a reality after the government launched a six-week consultation yesterday into staging closed-road motor sports events.
FORMULA ONE: Red Bull begin their final four days of pre-season testing in Bahrain today desperate to iron out issues with reliability and engine performance ahead next month’s opening Grand Prix of the season.
ATHLETICS: Double World champion Mo Farah has been shortlisted for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award. English golfer Justin Rose is up for Breakthrough of the Year, following his US Open triumph.