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Thursday 27 June 2013
BRITISH and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland is confident there will be no repeat of the refereeing controversy of last week in Saturday’s second Test against Australia.
Cavani is wanted by some of Europe’s richest clubs
Thursday 27 June 2013
CHELSEA have been warned to make an offer that cannot be refused or forget about signing in-demand Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani from Napoli.
Thursday 27 June 2013
FORMULA ONE: Red Bull chief Christian Horner has criticised the “confusing leniency” of the punishment handed to Mercedes for their illegal test.
Thursday 27 June 2013
FOOTBALL: Brighton have appointed former Barcelona midfielder Oscar Garcia head coach and successor to Gus Poyet, who was sacked on Sunday. Oscar, 40, led Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Israeli league title last season.
Thursday 27 June 2013
CYCLING: Britain’s David Millar has been named in Team Garmin-Sharp’s line-up for the Tour de France. Team Sky’s Chris Froome is favourite for the Tour, which is due to begin in Corsica on Saturday.
Robson faces Colombian qualifier Mariana Duque-Marino tomorrow in round two
Wednesday 26 June 2013
BRITISH No1 Laura Robson revealed she feared nerves could have seen her fall at the first hurdle at Wimbledon yesterday, but will not shy away from playing on one of the show courts again in round two, after upsetting No10 seed Maria Kirilenko 6-3
Wednesday 26 June 2013
BRITISH and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland admits centre Jamie Roberts and prop Alex Corbisiero are unlikely to recover in time for Saturday’s second Test against Australia.
Tevez is entering the final year of his contract
Wednesday 26 June 2013
MANCHESTER City last night paved the way for Arsenal to clinch the club-record signing of Gonzalo Higuain by agreeing to offload striker Carlos Tevez to Juventus for a knock-down £7.5m.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
CHELSEA’S first summer signing Andre Schurrle has revealed that former Blues star and fellow German Michael Ballack convinced him to complete an £18m switch to Stamford Bridge.
Novak Djokovic is through to round two
Wednesday 26 June 2013
WORLD No1 Novak Djokovic says he does not feel “in the zone” just yet, despite a straightforward 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 triumph over German Florian Mayer.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
SECOND seed Andy Murray renews hostilities with Brit-slayer Yen-Hsun Lu, who sent him crashing out at the first hurdle of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, in the second round at Wimbledon today.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
THERE is never a good time to sack a coach, as invariably it’s a reflection that the team is in a bad state. I wasn’t shocked, then, that Australia fired Mickey Arthur on Monday, even though the Ashes are just two weeks away.
Eoin Morgan
Wednesday 26 June 2013
NEW Zealand hit their highest ever Twenty20 international score on foreign soil to beat England by five runs in a thrilling contest at the Oval yesterday.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
GOLF: London’s Oliver Fisher is set to make his Open debut next month after clinching a qualifying place yesterday at Sunningdale.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
FORMULA ONE: Former world champion Lewis Hamilton is targeting his first win for new team Mercedes at the British Grand Prix this weekend, and hopes to relive his “dream” success from 2008.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
FOOTBALL: Turkish clubs Fenerbahce and Besiktas have been banned from competing in European competitions by governing body Uefa for their involvement in domestic match-fixing.
Nadal had never previously lost in the first round of a grand slam
Tuesday 25 June 2013
FORMER world No1 and two-time Wimbledon winner Rafael Nadal refused to blame a chronic knee injury for his shock straight-sets defeat to Belgian Steve Darcis, after losing in the opening round of a grand slam for the first time in his career yest
Guardiola was presented as Bayern boss yesterday
Tuesday 25 June 2013
ALL-CONQUERING former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola insists he is not afraid of the task he has accepted after being presented as Bayern Munich boss yesterday.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
BRITISH women’s No1 Laura Robson will have to overcome Russian 10th seed Maria Kirilenko if she is to reach the second round of Wimbledon today.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
WORLD No2 Andy Murray says he thrives on having the hopes of the nation rest firmly on his shoulders after proving Britain’s only winner at Wimbledon once again yesterday.
Darren Lehmann
Tuesday 25 June 2013
NEW Australia coach Darren Lehmann admits he faces “a challenge” after being parachuted into the role barely two weeks before the first ball of the Ashes is bowled in anger at Trent Bridge.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
BRITISH and Irish Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree has shrugged off the dual setbacks of losing lock Paul O’Connell for the rest of the tour and seeing Australia captain James Horwill escape a ban.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
CHELSEA No1-in-waiting Thibaut Courtois has extended his loan spell with Atletico Madrid into a third season, despite the Blues lacking cover for first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
OPEN champion Ernie Els is a class act and he provided a timely reminder, with the tournament just three weeks away, by claiming his first title of the year at the BMW International Open in Munich on Sunday.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
FOOTBALL: Scottish Premier League champions Celtic will play Northern Ireland’s Cliftonville in the Champions League second qualifying round stage. The first leg will take place at Celtic Park on 16 or 17 July, with the return on 23 or 24 July.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
ATHLETICS: Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the European Cup Combined Events Super League meeting in Estonia this weekend with an ankle injury.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
BOXING: The first ever female Olympic gold medal winner, Nicola Adams, is set for her competitive debut at the European Union Championships on 1 July.
Monday 24 June 2013
DEFENDING men’s singles champion Roger Federer begins his quest to win a record eighth Wimbledon title today and believes that Britain’s Andy Murray poses the greatest threat to breaking his dominance at SW19.
Federer is out to equal Rafael Nadal’s record of winning a single grand slam eight times
Monday 24 June 2013
TEN years ago, when he won for the first time, few had heard of him.
O’Connell is being monitored due to an arm injury
Monday 24 June 2013
AUSTRALIAN disciplinary chiefs were last night branded “a joke” after Wallabies captain James Horwill escaped punishment for his alleged stamp on British and Irish Lions forward Alun-Wyn Jones.
Monday 24 June 2013
ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook admitted last night that his team was devastated after letting slip the chance to win their first ever 50-over tournament.
Monday 24 June 2013
TOTTENHAM are closing in on the signing of Brazil midfielder Paulinho, after the 24-year-old revealed the north Londoners had lodged a bid, thought to be £17m, with his club Corinthians.
Monday 24 June 2013
BRIGHTON & Hove Albion last night fired manager Gus Poyet, a decision that the Uruguayan discovered while he was appearing on TV as a pundit for the Confederations Cup.
Monday 24 June 2013
CYCLING: Britain’s Mark Cavendish and Lizzie Armitstead both rode to victories in the respective men’s and women’s National Road Race Championships in Glasgow yesterday.
Monday 24 June 2013
ROWING: Olympic champion Helen Glover claimed another gold medal at Eton Dorney yesterday, winning the women’s pair event with team-mate Polly Swann at the World Rowing Cup.
Monday 24 June 2013
MOTORSPORT: Scotland’s Allan McNish claimed a hat-trick of victories at the Le Mans 24 yesterday. McNish, racing alongside Loic Duval and Tom Kristensen, saw his Audi team win the endurance race for the fourth consecutive occasion.
Monday 24 June 2013
GOLF: England’s Justin Rose, recently crowned US Open champion, failed to keep the pace at the Travelers Championship last night, finishing six behind as the PGA Tour event was won by American Ken Duke.
The Queen’s horse, Estimate, won the Gold Cup at Ascot
Friday 21 June 2013
Estimate takes Gold Cup for monarch as Sir Henry’s widow wins on Ladies’ Day
Friday 21 June 2013
BARCELONA superstar Lionel Messi has been summoned to appear in court on 17 September accused of three counts of tax fraud, which, if proven, could land him a six-year prison sentence.
Friday 21 June 2013
FORMULA One constructor Mercedes and tyre supplier Pirelli are set to discover today whether they are deemed to have carried out illegal in-season testing, after governing body, the FIA, took extra time last night to re-examine evidence given at a
Friday 21 June 2013
BRITISH and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland insists Saracens prop Mako Vunipola still has a key role to play in tomorrow’s first Test in Australia, despite being left out of the starting XV.
Friday 21 June 2013
BRITISH No1 Andy Murray insists this morning’s Wimbledon draw is of such little importance he will not amend his pre-planned schedule in order to discover his fate.
Chris Froome will spearhead Team Sky’s challenge at the Tour de France this year
Friday 21 June 2013
TOUR de France favourite Chris Froome is confident the Team Sky line-up for this year’s centenary race can repeat their Criterium du Dauphine success and help him secure an historic victory.
Friday 21 June 2013
ENGLAND batsman Kevin Pietersen is desperate to prove his right knee is up to the strain of regular cricket when he makes his comeback to the crease after three months on the sidelines today, with the Ashes series fast approaching.
Shikhar Dhawan
Friday 21 June 2013
INDIA reached Sunday’s Champions Trophy final against England with an emphatic eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Cardiff yesterday.
Friday 21 June 2013
FOOTBALL: A Belgian football agent has launched a legal challenge against new Financial Fair Play rules.
Friday 21 June 2013
FOOTBALL: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres scored four goals, and missed a penalty, as world and European champions Spain thrashed minnows Tahiti 10-0 in the Confederations Cup.
Friday 21 June 2013
CRICKET: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is to retire from all forms of the game in October. The 38-year-old, representing Surrey until the end of July, won 168 Test caps, including 77 as captain, scoring more than 13,000 runs.
Lions can make amends for poor showing on Tuesday and beat Australia tomorrow
Friday 21 June 2013
PATRICK CALLAGHAN PREVIEWS THE FIRST LIONS TEST TOMORROW AND CASTS HIS EYE OVER WIMBLEDON
Friday 21 June 2013
THE GREATEST tennis tournament in the calendar comes hot on the heels of the finest flat racing meeting of the year and the cameras will flick from the lush grass at Royal Ascot to the trimmed lawns of Wimbledon on Monday for the start of the thir

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