Sport

Monday 15 April 2013
IF YOU associate the name of Margaret Thatcher with sport at all, it will probably be in the context of football hooliganism, and the ill-fated identity card scheme that she advocated following the disasters at Heysel and Hillsborough.
Sergio Aguero scored Manchester City’s second in the win against Chelsea at Wembley
Monday 15 April 2013
CHELSEA 1 vs MANCHESTER CITY 2 CHELSEA boss Rafael Benitez was left fuming with referee Chris Foy following his failure to award a late penalty, which the Spaniard believed could have changed the outcome of the FA Cup semi-final.
Monday 15 April 2013
THE FOOTBALL Association insists it will crack down on hooliganism following a weekend of action that was marred by scenes of violence.
Monday 15 April 2013
FERRARI’S Fernando Alonso believes this season’s Formula One championship is up for grabs for many of the top drivers, after the Spaniard eased to an impeccable victory at the Chinese Grand Prix.
Monday 15 April 2013
SARACENS’ chief Mark McCall says his side needs to show more consistency, despite yesterday’s 47-17 win over Worcester at Allianz Park guaranteeing them a home semi-final draw.
Monday 15 April 2013
FOOTBALL: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists Lukas Podolski is not unsettled, despite the German forward starting the last three games on the bench. “He has a great attitude, [both] in training and before the game.
Monday 15 April 2013
SNOOKER: Six times runner-up Jimmy White has failed to qualify for this year’s World Championship, losing 10-5 to Robert Milkins last night.
Manchester City can book their return trip to Wembley for the FA Cup final
Friday 12 April 2013
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Friday 12 April 2013
THIS weekend’s racing is pretty poor fare if I’m being brutally honest, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a bet or two to be had.
Villas-Boas praised the effort his team have made in this year’s Europa League
Friday 12 April 2013
EUROPA LEAGUE FC BASEL 2 vs TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2 (4-4 on aggregate. Basel won 4-1 on penalties) EUROPA LEAGUE RUBIN KAZAN 3 vs CHELSEA 2 (4-5 on aggregate)
Friday 12 April 2013
GOAL-LINE technology will be in place at all Premier League grounds from next season after clubs voted to approve a system designed by Hawk-Eye, which already provides technology for tennis and cricket.
Friday 12 April 2013
MILLWALL manager Kenny Jackett has told his players they are not going to Wembley on Saturday to enjoy the day out, but to pull off an upset against Premier League side Wigan and reach the FA Cup final.
Two-time Major runner-up Garcia carded a bogey-free first round of 66
Friday 12 April 2013
NEARLY-MAN Sergio Garcia thrust himself into contention to win a long-awaited first Major title last night by shooting a six-under-par 66 for a share of the lead after the first round of the Masters.
Friday 12 April 2013
FORMULA ONE: McLaren driver Jenson Button is surprised Sebastian Vettel has no regrets about ignoring team orders not to pass Mark Webber at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Friday 12 April 2013
CRICKET: Wicketkeeper John Simpson hit 77 not out as Middlesex finished day two of their match with Nottinghamshire on 297-6, a lead of 19.
Tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki was boyfriend Rory McIlroy’s caddy at Augusta yesteday
Thursday 11 April 2013
ENGLAND’S Ian Poulter has declared himself ready to win the Masters, insisting the year’s first Major, which begins today at Augusta, represents his best chance of winning one of golf’s four top prizes.
Thursday 11 April 2013
BARCELONA 1 vs PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN 1 (3-3 on aggregate. Barcelona win on away goals)
Thursday 11 April 2013
TRIBUTES to former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher, who died on Monday, continue to divide the sporting world after Saracens and Exeter rugby clubs said they would hold a minute’s silence before weekend matches.
Thursday 11 April 2013
CASH-STRAPPED Portsmouth are on the brink of salvation, after an out-of-court settlement paved the way for a takeover by their supporters.
Tiger Woods chases his 15th Major and fifth Masters title in Augusta
Thursday 11 April 2013
McIlroy, Mickelson and Schwartzel look Woods’s main rivals
Thursday 11 April 2013
TIGER Woods is starting to look like he is back to his best with three wins already this season and he is the hot favourite to win this year’s Masters. However, he hasn’t won a Major for almost five years and is just too short for me at 4/1.
Thursday 11 April 2013
TOTTENHAM manager Andre Villas-Boas feels in-form striker Emmanuel Adebayor’s new-found confidence can be decisive in tonight’s Europa League quarter-final tie with Basel.
Thursday 11 April 2013
EUROPEAN governing body Uefa has outlined stringent measures it hopes will rid the game of racism, proposing guilty players are banned for 10 matches and supporters are locked out of stadiums.
David Luiz could play at left-back against Rubin Kazan
Thursday 11 April 2013
CHELSEA boss Rafael Benitez is preparing to ease his defensive headache by deploying centre-back David Luiz as an emergency left-back for tonight’s Europa League quarter-final with Rubin Kazan.
Thursday 11 April 2013
CRICKET: Middlesex’s Toby Roland-Jones took career-best bowling figures of 6-63 as the visitors bowled out Nottinghamshire for 278, despite half-centuries from James Taylor and Ed Cowan, and made 12-0 in reply on day one of the County Championship
Thursday 11 April 2013
RUGBY UNION: Harlequins have vowed to take action after some home fans re-sold tickets for Sunday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final defeat to Munster to rival supporters.
Thursday 11 April 2013
TENNIS: Britain have been drawn to face Croatia away in their next Davis Cup tie, September’s World Group play-off.
Thursday 11 April 2013
FOOTBALL: Wigan have failed to sell 10,000 of their ticket allocation for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Millwall at Wembley. Some 6,000 have now gone on sale in a neutral zone.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
FORMER world No1 Rory McIlroy has declared that anything less than donning the green jacket at the Masters this week will amount to a disappointment, despite his dreadful start to the 2013 season.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
CRICKET COMMENT THE arrival of South Africa captain Graeme Smith is just what Surrey needed and his presence makes them a genuine contender to win the County Championship, which begins today.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
JOCKEY Ryan Mania has placed watching a re-run of Saturday’s surprise Grand National triumph on 66-1 shot Auroras Encore at the top of his to-do list, after returning home to the Scottish borders yesterday following a two-night stay in hospital.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BORUSSIA DORTMUND 3 vs MALAGA 2 (3-2 on aggregate) TWO stoppage time goals saw Borussia Dortmund pull off an astonishing comeback to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
EXCLUSIVE FOOTBALL clubs have been warned they are taking unnecessary financial risks by failing to capitalise on recent rule changes that allow them to insure player bonuses.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
CONTROVERSIAL Queen’s Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton insists his Loftus Road career is over, regardless of whether the Premier League strugglers are relegated.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
FOOTBALL: Premier League clubs are expected to agree to implement goal-line technology from next season at a meeting tomorrow. British-based system HawkEye will vie for the lucrative contract against rival systems Cairos, GoalControl and GoalRef.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
RUGBY UNION: Wales winger George North will join Aviva Premiership side Northampton from The Scarlets in the summer on a three-year deal.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
FOOTBALL: Wigan chairman Dave Whelan wants a minute’s silence to mark the death of former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher before his team’s FA Cup semi-final against Millwall.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
TRIATHLON: Olympic bronze medal winner Jonny Brownlee will miss the San Diego World Series with an ankle injury.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
PREMIER LEAGUE MANCHESTER UNITED 1 vs MANCHESTER CITY 2
Tuesday 09 April 2013
THE Football Association will write to world governing body Fifa today telling them they have uncovered no evidence of racist behaviour from England fans in San Marino last month, according to Club England’s Adrian Bevington.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
TWO-TIME Major champion Rory McIlroy feels he has finally ironed out the problems that have blighted his year so far and says he has full confidence in his game ahead of this week’s Masters.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
GREAT Britain’s Davis Cup hero Dan Evans insists he will not grumble should he be replaced in the team by world No2 Andy Murray for the world group play-off in September.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
SNOOKER: World No6 Mark Allen fears players will be forced to quit the professional circuit next season due to the cost of travelling to the increasing number of ranking tournaments in Asia. “There will be 128 players next season,” he said.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
CRICKET: England seamer Steven Finn won the FTI Most Valuable Player award for his performances against India and New Zealand in the winter, but insists his bowling still has room for improvement.
Monday 08 April 2013
CHELSEA and Tottenham managers Rafael Benitez and Andre Villas-Boas expect the battle to qualify for the Champions League to continue to the final game of the season, after both suffered nervy afternoons yesterday.
Monday 08 April 2013
HARLEQUINS boss Conor O’Shea praised “majestic” Ireland lock Paul O’Connell last night after he inspired Munster to an 18-12 comeback win and a place in the Heineken Cup semi-finals.
Monday 08 April 2013
GRAND National-winning jockey Ryan Mania was recovering in hospital last night after suffering neck and back injuries less than 24 hours after his landmark victory.
Monday 08 April 2013
TENNIS: World No325 Dan Evans won the deciding rubber against Evgeny Donskoy as Great Britain fought back from 2-0 down to beat Russia 3-2 in Coventry to reach the Davis Cup world group play-offs.
Monday 08 April 2013
FOOTBALL: Goals from Luke Murphy and Max Clayton saw Crewe Alexandra lift the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy for the first time in a 2-0 win over Southend at Wembley.

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