Sport

Friday 31 May 2013
JOCKEY Frankie Dettori is set to make his comeback from a six-month drug ban today at Epsom, after a dramatic resolution to his dispute with French horse racing chiefs was finally reached last night.
Friday 31 May 2013
BRITAIN’S Andy Murray has admitted giving deliberately bland interviews, in comments that vindicate Latvian Ernests Gulbis’s stinging attack on the “boring” stars who dominate men’s tennis.
Friday 31 May 2013
WORLD No1 Novak Djokovic marched into the French Open third round yesterday after brushing aside Argentina’s Guido Pella in just 86 minutes. On a rain-disrupted day Djokovic wasted little time in seeing off his opponent 6-2 6-0 6-2.
Friday 31 May 2013
NEW Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has vowed to restore his managerial reputation, following his sacking from Queens Park Rangers last season.
Friday 31 May 2013
SARACENS fly-half Owen Farrell is set to make his British and Irish Lions debut on Saturday and is determined to put in a performance that keeps his name at the forefront of coach Warren Gatland’s mind when it comes to Test selection.
Friday 31 May 2013
ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook believes the imminent return to fitness of batsman Kevin Pietersen is a major boost for his team ahead of the Ashes series.
Friday 31 May 2013
WINTER OLYMPICS: Russian ministers have denied accusations that the government has “stolen between $25bn and $30bn” as part of a “monstrous scam” to prepare for next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Friday 31 May 2013
HORSE RACING: The Jockey Club has raised £25m, £10m more than targeted, from its retail bond offer. UK racing’s biggest commercial group launched the bond last month and plan to use proceeds for developing Cheltenham, its flagship racecourse.
Thursday 30 May 2013
Sturridge ruled out of Brazil match as Hodgson’s striker injury crisis worsens ENGLAND 1 vs REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1
Thursday 30 May 2013
Joe Hart 5 Only on the field for 45 minutes and had little to do but pick the ball out of the net from Long’s header, for which it would be hard to blame the Man City goalkeeper
Thursday 30 May 2013
TOTTENHAM forward Gareth Bale is prepared to listen to offers from Real Madrid, according to his agent, who warned the La Liga giants they would have to break the British transfer record to secure his client’s services.
Thursday 30 May 2013
WRESTLING has been given an unexpected chance to remain an Olympic sport, after being named on a three-strong shortlist with squash and baseball/softball for inclusion at the 2020 Games.
Thursday 30 May 2013
CHELSEA have learned they will meet Inter Milan in the first round of the Guinness International Champions Cup in America this summer, following yesterday’s draw.
Thursday 30 May 2013
MALAGA manager Manuel Pellegrini last night confirmed that he has a verbal agreement to take over at Manchester City next month.
Thursday 30 May 2013
GUERNSEY’S Heather Watson refused to blame a timely bathroom break by opponent Stefanie Voegle after her defeat to the Swiss player brought an end to British hopes at the French Open yesterday.
Thursday 30 May 2013
BRITISH and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has been forced to consider life without captain Sam Warburton before a minute of the current tour has been played after the flanker was injured in training.
Thursday 30 May 2013
PLANS to modify the Olympic Stadium in preparation for West Ham’s move from Upton Park have been formally approved, with work set to begin later this year.
Thursday 30 May 2013
CONCERTS, theatre and food are among a host of activities set to take place in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in July to mark the anniversary of London 2012.
Thursday 30 May 2013
RUGBY UNION: Jimmy Gopperth inspired Newcastle Falcons as they beat Bedford Blues 31-24 to clinch promotion to the Premiership.
Thursday 30 May 2013
BOXING: Britain’s Carl Froch insists he rivals Lennox Lewis as the best fighter to come from these shores.
Thursday 30 May 2013
CRICKET: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes England’s ban on Ashes talk until this summer’s series is pointless. “It’s inevitable it’s going to come up,” he said. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it.”
Thursday 30 May 2013
HORSE RACING: Former Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni has withdrawn his appeal against an eight-year ban for doping horses at Sheikh Mohammed’s prestigious Newmarket stables. Al Zarooni, 37, was banned last month after admitting doping.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
BAYERN Munich’s ascent to the status of football’s pre-eminent global superpower is underlined today when the Bavarian outfit are crowned the most valuable brand in world football.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
WIGAN chairman Dave Whelan has told Everton they must stump up £2m in compensation to lure manager Roberto Martinez away from the DW Stadium.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
FORMER British No1 Elena Baltacha was eliminated from the French Open in 56 minutes yesterday, after suffering a heavy first round defeat to Marian Erakovic on a rain-disrupted day at Roland Garros.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
EVERTON have been forced to apologise to supporters following an angry reaction to the redesign of their club crest.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Chelsea defender to lead Three Lions in recognition of his 100-cap milestone
Wednesday 29 May 2013
FOOTBALLERS will be encouraged to use a new mobile phone app to report incidents of racism and other forms of discrimination from next season.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
MANCHESTER United forward Wilfried Zaha has been tipped for greatness by England boss Roy Hodgson, but newly-promoted Crystal Palace insist they are not planning a loan move for their former star.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers has begun strengthening his squad for next season by signing defender Kolo Toure on a free transfer.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook expects his team’s comprehensive series win over New Zealand to leave his players full of confidence ahead of the forthcoming Ashes series against Australia.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
SIX WICKETS in New Zealand’s second innings and 10 in the match further emphasised the importance of spinner Graeme Swann to England as they wrapped up a comfortable and predictable 2-0 series win at Headingley yesterday.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
SPORTSWEAR behemoth Nike is to stop producing branded products for Livestrong, the cancer foundation established by disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
LONDON Wasps-bound lock Kearnan Myall was a last-minute addition to the England squad that jetted off on tour to Uruguay and Argentina yesterday.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
FOOTBALL: West Ham were last night granted planning permission to begin redevelopment work on their new home at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
SNOOKER: Nine-time world ladies’ champion Reanne Evans will play world No2 Neil Robertson in the last 64 of Wuxi Classic in China next month.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
HORSE RACING: The half-sister of unbeaten Frankel, Joyeuse, is being lined up to run at next month’s Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot, after a winning debut at Lingfield yesterday.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
CRYSTAL PALACE 1 vs WATFORD 0 (Crystal Palace won after extra time)
Tuesday 28 May 2013
ENGLAND batsman Jonathan Trott last night denied that his team has been too sluggish in pushing for a win in the second Test against New Zealand, insisting they can grab victory on what threatens to be a rain-soaked final day at Headingley.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
BRITISH No1 Laura Robson was deeply frustrated with her own error-strewn performance after losing in straight sets in the French Open first round to No10 seed Caroline Wozniacki yesterday.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
GRAND National-winning jockey Ruby Walsh ended his “magic” 11-year partnership with leading trainer Paul Nicholls, after growing tired of commuting from his native Ireland to Britain.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
WHAT a star Matteo Manassero is. He certainly has the potential to be a future world No1.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
BRITISH and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has tipped hooker Rory Best to prove he should have been included in the original 37-man squad to tour Australia, after being called up to replace the disgraced Dylan Hartley.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
SERIE A runners-up Napoli have appointed Rafael Benitez as manager, according to the official Twitter page of club president Aurelio de Laurentiis.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
TOTTENHAM right-back Kyle Walker was forced to pull out of the England squad yesterday, after reporting to the national team’s St George’s Park training base injured.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
THE QUEST to find 10 venues for the 2019 Cricket World Cup has begun after the International Cricket Council finalised the hosting agreement with the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
BRITAIN’S Mark Cavendish is good enough to break the record for the highest number of Tour de France stage wins, according to British Cycling president Brian Cookson.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
RUGBY UNION: Scotland have appointed Vern Cotter as their new head coach, however the 51-year-old will not assume his role until his current contract ends with Heineken Cup runners-up Clermont Auvergne on 1 June 2014.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
ATHLETICS: Double Olympic champion Mo Farah won the BUPA London 10K for a fifth year in a row yesterday. The 30-year-old clocked 29 minutes 13 seconds as he stepped up preparations for August’s World Championships in Moscow.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
HORSE RACING: Investec Derby favourite Dawn Approach will head a maximum field of 15 runners for Saturday’s race at Epsom.

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