Sport

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
Charlie Hills’ Just The Judge is very hard to get away from in the Coronation Stakes despite being drawn widest of all
Friday 21 June 2013
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE BEST OF TODAY’S ROYAL ASCOT ACTION
Friday 21 June 2013
THE second last day of Royal Ascot 2013 gets underway with the Albany Stakes (2.30pm), a Group Three contest for juvenile fillies over six furlongs.
Last season’s Stewards’ Cup winner can go close on a course that he loves
Friday 21 June 2013
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS TOMORROW’S ROYAL ASCOT ACTION THERE will be no Aussie invasion of Ascot tomorrow like last year with Black Caviar now happily enjoying her retirement.
Friday 21 June 2013
TOMORROW’S Hardwicke Stakes (3.05pm) is set to be a real cracker with eight of the nine runners separated by just 7lb on official ratings and four of those can already boast a course and distance victory at Ascot.
Batsman Jonathan Trott scored 82 runs to help England reach the Champions Trophy final
Thursday 20 June 2013
ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook is hopeful of a brutal encounter when India and Sri Lanka meet in today’s second Champions Trophy semi-final, with his team set to play the winners in Sunday’s showpiece final at Edgbaston.
Thursday 20 June 2013
RECORD signing Andy Carroll insists he joined West Ham in a £17.5m move because he is convinced the club have a bright future.
Thursday 20 June 2013
TOTTENHAM chairman Daniel Levy has indicated incoming technical director Franco Baldini will oversee the club’s transfer and scouting policies alongside manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Thursday 20 June 2013
NEW Manchester United manager David Moyes faces a baptism of fire with his side scheduled to meet title contenders Chelsea and Manchester City, plus fierce rivals Liverpool, in the first five weeks of the season.
Thursday 20 June 2013
SUPPORTERS marched through central London to the headquarters of the Premier League yesterday in protest at ticket prices.
James Doyle rode Al Kazeem to victory in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes
Thursday 20 June 2013
JOCKEY James Doyle toasted a hat-trick of wins at Royal Ascot yesterday, including a nailbiting triumph aboard Al Kazeem in the second day’s big race, the Prince of Wales’s Stakes.
Thursday 20 June 2013
BRITAIN’S Andy Murray could meet two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal as early as the quarter-finals, after the tournament seedings were released yesterday.
Thursday 20 June 2013
RUGBY UNION: Australia have named three debutants, wing Israel Folau, centre Christian Lealiifano and flanker Ben Mowen, to face the British and Irish Lions in Saturday’s first Test.
Thursday 20 June 2013
GOLF: World No1 Tiger Woods has been ruled out for four weeks with an elbow injury, but hopes to be fit for next month’s Open at Muirfield.
Thursday 20 June 2013
FOOTBALL: Scottish Premier League club Hearts have entered administration and will begin the new season with a 15-point deduction.
Thursday 20 June 2013
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE RIBBLESDALE STAKES AND NORFOLK STAKES
Thursday 20 June 2013
IT’S the turn of the juvenile speedballs in today’s opening Norfolk Stakes (2.30pm) and the red hot favourite is the Aidan O’Brien-trained Coach House.
Thursday 20 June 2013
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE ASCOT GOLD CUP AND THE TERCENTENARY STAKES THE Ascot Gold Cup (3.45pm) is the jewel in the stayers’ crown and this afternoon’s renewal looks one of the most competitive in recent years.
Thursday 20 June 2013
JOHN Gosden and William Buick enjoyed a glorious Royal Ascot in 2012 with five winners apiece.
The Coolmore-owned Wentworth could end up being a Group One horse and should take all the beating today
Thursday 20 June 2013
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE BRITANNIA HANDICAP AND THE KING GEORGE V STAKES
Thursday 20 June 2013
THE Queen might miss out on the prestigious prize of the Gold Cup today with Estimate, if my fancy Saddler’s Rock does the business, but BOLD SNIPER can provide compensation of sorts by landing the final race of the day, the King George V Stakes (
Thursday 20 June 2013
LADIES’ Day might be about the fashion and the colour of the Queen’s Hat (yellow is the 4/1 favourite) for some but I’m more concerned with winners and I think Alive Alive Oh has an outstanding chance in the Ribblesdale Stakes (3.05pm).
Stuart Hogg kicked two penalties but saw two more hit the posts as the Lions lost 14-12
Wednesday 19 June 2013
BRITISH and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland expects Australia to adopt spoiling tactics in the looming three-Test series, after the tourists were exposed at the breakdown by the Brumbies yesterday.
Stuart Pearce is to be replaced by the FA
Wednesday 19 June 2013
FOOTBALL Association boss David Bernstein has hinted at an overhaul of the England coaching set-up after Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce’s sacking was confirmed yesterday.
Dawn Approach won the St James’s Palace Stakes
Wednesday 19 June 2013
GODOLPHIN-OWNED Dawn Approach began rebuilding his reputation yesterday with victory at the St James’s Palace Stakes on the opening day of Royal Ascot, putting his recent defeat at the Derby firmly behind him.
Wednesday 19 June 2013
FIVE-TIME champion Venus Williams has been forced to pull out of Wimbledon with a back injury, just days before the championships begin.
Wednesday 19 June 2013
SOUTH Africa are the weakest of the four sides left in the Champions Trophy, so I’m confident England will progress to the final today.
James Anderson has taken 307 Test wickets
Wednesday 19 June 2013
ENGLAND’S all-time leading wicket-taker Sir Ian Botham has backed James Anderson to surpass his record of 383 Test dismissals, but must first prove his is king of the swingers when he goes head-to-head with South Africa’s Dale Steyn in today’s Cha
Wednesday 19 June 2013
■ TENNIS: British No1 Laura Robson will play former world No1 Caroline Wozniacki in the Aegon International second round at Eastbourne, after beating Ukraine’s Yulia Beygelzimer
Wednesday 19 June 2013
■ FOOTBALL: Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara scored a first-half hat-trick as Spain retained the European Under-21 Championship with a 4-2 win over Italy.
Aidan O’Brien won the Queen Anne yesterday and can land today’s opener too
Wednesday 19 June 2013
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE JERSEY AND DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE STAKES
Wednesday 19 June 2013
THE Irish could be in for a very good start to the second day of the meeting as they have the likely favourite in the first two events.
Al Kazeem (above) looks to have the measure of Camelot on their run at the Curragh but French-trained Maxios can upset the pair
Wednesday 19 June 2013
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE PRINCE OF WALES’S STAKES AND THE QUEEN MARY STAKES
Wednesday 19 June 2013
THE Queen Mary Stakes (5.00pm) looks an absolute cracker on paper with 24 of the fastest fillies in the juvenile division set to line up for a crack at this £56,710 Group Two prize, run over five furlongs.
Stirring Ballad looks to have been laid out for this race and she can become the first female winner since 2003
Wednesday 19 June 2013
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE ROYAL HUNT CUP AND SANDRINGHAM HANDICAP

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