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Wimbledon will have a first-time ladies champion after Flipkens beat Kvitova
Wednesday 03 July 2013
BESPECTACLED Kirsten Flipkens revealed reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals was “more than a dream come true” after she sent 2011 champion Petra Kvitova crashing out yesterday.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
AS FAR as warm-ups for this month’s Open Championship go, they don’t come much better or more appropriate than the Alstom Open de France, which starts tomorrow.
Captain Warburton has a torn hamstring
Wednesday 03 July 2013
THE BRITISH and Irish Lions have been urged to win the series-deciding final Test against Australia on Saturday for injured captain Sam Warburton by tour manager Alan Irvine.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
BRITAIN’S Geraint Thomas mustered another heroic effort to help Team Sky to third in yesterday’s Tour de France team time trial, despite riding with a broken pelvis.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
FORMULA ONE: Teams will use new Pirelli tyres reinforced with Kevlar rather than steel at this weekend’s German Grand Prix. The emergency measures follow a spate of punctures at Sunday’s British Grand Prix.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
CRICKET: Captain Alastair Cook and fellow batsman Jonathan Trott racked up 82 and 79 as England’s Ashes warm-up against Essex was hit by injuries yesterday.
Murray showed resilience to beat Youzhny in three
Tuesday 02 July 2013
Briton vows not to quit despite flare-up as Robson’s Wimbledon dream comes to end
Lisicki, the second lowest ranked woman left in the draw, ended Serena Williams’s 34-match unbeaten run
Tuesday 02 July 2013
UNFANCIED No23 seed Sabine Lisicki insists she is not fazed by being installed as bookmakers favourite to win the Wimbledon singles title, after blowing the ladies draw wide open with victory over world No1 Serena Williams yesterday.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
BRITISH and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has backed his team-mates to win their first series since 1997, though he will be absent for their deciding Test match with Australia on Saturday.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
FORMULA One’s top drivers have been told they can join in this month’s test for young drivers, as motorsport chiefs seek to solve the tyre blowout problems that marred Sunday’s British Grand Prix.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
FEARS that England spinner Graeme Swann could miss next week’s first Ashes Test were assuaged last night after an X-ray on a blow to his bowling arm.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
CYCLING: Britain’s Geraint Thomas struggled through yesterday’s third stage of the Tour de France despite a fractured pelvis.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
FOOTBALL: Arsenal have confirmed the signing of France Under-21 striker Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre. Sanogo scored 11 in 24 for the French club and will join the Gunners after the Under-20 World Cup, where he has netted twice.
Monday 01 July 2013
COACH Andy Farrell has attempted to rouse the British and Irish Lions following Saturday’s narrow second Test defeat to Australia by billing this week’s decider as “the biggest game of our lives”.
Monday 01 July 2013
BY THE time you read this, the Australian rugby union captain James Horwill will probably have found out whether he’s to be allowed to play in the deciding Test of the Lions series on Saturday.
Robson faces Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi first on No1 Court this afternoon
Monday 01 July 2013
SHE MAY not be scheduled to play on Centre Court like Andy Murray, but the fate of British starlet Laura Robson looks the most intriguing storyline for home fans today at Wimbledon.
Monday 01 July 2013
BRITAIN’S Chris Froome served his Tour de France rivals an early warning as Belgian Jan Bakelants took the yellow jersey with a solo victory on stage two yesterday.
Monday 01 July 2013
OPENER Joe Root endured an injury scare on his first appearance at the top of the order as England’s batsmen failed to shine in their Ashes warm-up match against Essex yesterday.
Monday 01 July 2013
GOLF: England’s Paul Casey toasted a long-awaited victory after overturning a four-shot deficit to win the Irish Open at Carton House yesterday.
Monday 01 July 2013
ATHLETICS: Double Olympic champion Mo Farah boosted his World Championship prospects with a gutsy 5,000m victory at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting yesterday.
Monday 01 July 2013
SWIMMING: World Championship hopefuls Jazmin Carlin and Daniel Fogg looked in form during the final races of the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield last night, winning gold in the women’s 400m freestyle and men’s 1,500m freestyle respecti
Friday 28 June 2013
WIMBLEDON will be treated to the rare spectacle of Britain’s top man and woman both playing on Centre Court today, when Andy Murray and Laura Robson bid to reach round three of the grand slam.
Friday 28 June 2013
MANCHESTER United manager David Moyes has been warned off raiding former club Everton for Leighton Baines, after the Toffees rejected the Premier League champions’ £12m bid for the England left-back.
Friday 28 June 2013
THE WILLIAMS Formula One team have been given a boost ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix as they will today announce a multi-million pound sponsorship deal with telecoms firm ShoreTel.
Top seed and world No1 Djokovic completed his straight-sets victory over Bobby Reynolds under the Centre Court roof as showers halted play elsewhere at Wimbledon yesterday
Friday 28 June 2013
WORLD No1 Novak Djokovic admits he his yet to hit top form at Wimbledon this year despite sweeping past American Bobby Reynolds and into round three with ease last night.
Friday 28 June 2013
AUSTRALIA’S batsmen indicated they may not be Ashes pushovers after all yesterday, when Shane Watson and Michael Clarke rediscovered potency in their tour match against Somerset.
Contador is one of just five men to win all three Grand Tours
Friday 28 June 2013
TWO-TIME winner Alberto Contador is confident of denying Britain’s Chris Froome a maiden Tour de France victory and believes inside information could hold the key to beating his Team Sky rival.
Friday 28 June 2013
AUSTRALIAN rugby chiefs have strongly criticised the International Rugby Board (IRB) for reopening the probe into captain James Horwill’s alleged stamp on British and Irish Lions forward Alun-Wyn Jones.
Friday 28 June 2013
RED BULL’S Mark Webber insists the team orders row involving colleague Sebastian Vettel earlier this year was not behind his decision to quit Formula One at the end of the season.
Friday 28 June 2013
GOLF: World No2 Rory McIlroy’s dreadful year continued yesterday at the Irish Open, where the two-time Major winner finished seven shots off the lead after carding a two-over first round of 74.
Friday 28 June 2013
FOOTBALL: Manchester City summer signing Jesus Navas scored the winning penalty as Spain beat Italy in a sudden death shootout to reach the final of the Confederations Cup last night.
Friday 28 June 2013
FOOTBALL: Chelsea have sold Dutch defender Jeffrey Bruma to PSV Eindhoven for around £2.5m.
Newcastle Racecourse hosts its most prestigious meeting tomorrow
Friday 28 June 2013
BILL ESDAILE GIVES HIS BEST RACING BETS FOR THE WEEKEND
Friday 28 June 2013
INVESTEC Epsom Derby hero Ruler Of The World bids to follow in the footsteps of Camelot last year and secure his own Derby double at the Curragh tomorrow.
Lions can build on brilliant midweek performance and seal the series
Friday 28 June 2013
PATRICK CALLAGHAN PREVIEWS THE LIONS’ SECOND TEST AND THE ACTION AT WIMBLEDON
Friday 28 June 2013
WIMBLEDON has had more shocks than a budget horror film so far with big name after big name being knocked out of tennis’s most prestigious tournament.
Defending champion Roger Federer lost in four sets to Sergiy Stakhovsky
Thursday 27 June 2013
Draw opens up for Murray as Federer joins Sharapova and Tsonga on scrapheap – but chiefs insist slippery court is not to blame
Thursday 27 June 2013
BRITISH No1 Laura Robson finds herself in unfamiliar territory today, when she goes into her match with qualifier Mariana Duque-Marino as favourite and bidding to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the first time.
Compton has been usurped by Joe Root
Thursday 27 June 2013
SNUBBED England batsman Nick Compton gave selectors a timely reminder of his talent yesterday by hitting 81 for Somerset against the same Australian bowlers he had expected to be facing in the Ashes.
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.

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