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Friday 13 June 2014
ENGLAND’S Joe Root toasted another vintage batting performance at Lord’s after his unbeaten century helped to steer the hosts out of choppy waters on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka.
Friday 13 June 2014
NEW Zealand have vowed to single out England’s Manu Tuilagi for special treatment in tomorrow’s potentially decisive second Test in Dunedin tomorrow.
Friday 13 June 2014
WHILE it’s hugely important that England do not lose their opening World Cup fixture against Italy, I don’t want them to go into it feeling fearful or for Roy Hodgson to pick a negative line-up. England should be aiming for a win in Manaus.
Friday 13 June 2014
ENGLAND’S preparations for dealing with the heat and humidity of Manaus have been so meticulous that the players are more concerned about coming home to inevitable wind and rain, according to midfielder James Milner.
Friday 13 June 2014
Five injured in Sao Paolo protests
Friday 13 June 2014
NORTHERN Ireland’s Graeme McDowell felt his patient approach to taking on the testing Pinehurst course was key to his two-under par round of 68 on day one of the US Open.
Friday 13 June 2014
BRITAIN’S Andy Murray suffered defeat yesterday in only his second match since hiring former grand slam winner Amelie Mauresmo as his coach.
Friday 13 June 2014
HOCKEY: England captain Barry Middleton insists Olympic revenge is not on the agenda in today’s World Cup semi-final against hosts Holland.
Friday 13 June 2014
TENNIS: World No1 Rafael Nadal’s grass court season began with a surprise straight sets defeat yesterday to world No85 Dustin Brown. The French Open champion lost 6-4, 6-1 in less than an hour at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle.
Friday 13 June 2014
BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEWS ENGLAND’S OPENER WITH ITALY AND SPAIN VERSUS NETHERLANDS ENGLAND............... ITALY.................... Tomorrow 11.00pm
Friday 13 June 2014
ITALY stalwarts Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo will provide class and experience, while Daniele De Rossi, Claudio Marchisio and Marco Verratti offer balance and fight, as the country look to secure their fifth World Cup and erase the memories o
Thursday 12 June 2014
England striker Wayne Rooney has warned Saturday’s World Cup opponents Italy: “underestimate us at your peril”.
Thursday 12 June 2014
“The time has arrived”, Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari roared last night as his team made their final preparations before taking on Croatia in the eagerly anticipated opening match of the World Cup.
Thursday 12 June 2014
Chile angry at hotel amenities
Thursday 12 June 2014
So, the wait is finally over and the 2014 World Cup gets under way tonight with Brazil v Croatia. However, those expecting a one-sided goal fest should tread carefully.
Thursday 12 June 2014
WIMBLEDON champion Andy Murray insists new coach Amelie Mauresmo will not make any significant changes to his game before he begins defending his title later this month.
Thursday 12 June 2014
BRITISH cyclist Chris Froome overcame a puncture to tighten his grip on the Criterium du Dauphine yesterday and close in on a successful title defence.
Thursday 12 June 2014
FOOTBALL: Manchester City have received a boost after governing body Uefa confirmed the club will only need to include five home-grown players in their Champions League squad next season.
Thursday 12 June 2014
GOLF: Former US Open champion Rory McIlroy plans to leave his phone at home when he tees off at the tournament today.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
Call it a heady fusion of optimism and romanticism, or a toxic brew of wilful amnesia and false hope, but so many things about the prospect of this World Cup in Brazil make me impossibly excited.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
The Square Mile’s best spots for World Cup football:
Wednesday 11 June 2014
Every minute you are at a World Cup is the most special experience you can have as a professional footballer. You wake up in the morning and instantly appreciate it. It’s an absolute adrenaline rush.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
1950, BRAZIL Eliminated in group stage in first World Cup with 1-0 defeat to United States remaining one of all-time surprise World Cup results
Wednesday 11 June 2014
Roy Hodgson’s team face tricky path to knockout stage ITALY
Wednesday 11 June 2014
OPTIMISTIC England fans look away now: the Three Lions only have a four per cent chance of winning the World Cup this summer, according to number-crunching experts.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
BRAZIL haven’t lost a competitive game on home soil since 1975 and are warm market leaders for the World Cup.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
GROUP B is arguably more competitive than even England’s so-called group of death with Spain, Chile and Holland all classy teams on their day.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
I’M NOT in the camp that believes Spain are finished as a world force. There were signs in the Confederations Cup that they were faltering, but a team that hasn’t conceded a goal in a knock-out game since 2006 shouldn’t be dismissed lightly.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
World Cup winners in 1998, France were then unceremoniously dumped out of the group stages in 2002, only to reach the final in 2006, followed by another damp squib exit in 2010.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
ALL four previous World Cups in South America have been won by teams from the host continent, which goes some way to explaining why Brazil and Argentina are red-hot favourites.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
TREVOR STEVEN Former England international and City A.M. football columnist WINNERS Brazil RUNNERS-UP Argentina ENGLAND Quarter-finalists GOLDEN BOOT Fred (Brazil)
Wednesday 11 June 2014
WINGER Danny Welbeck last night emerged as a major doubt for England’s World Cup opener with Italy on Saturday, after limping out of yesterday’s training session clutching his thigh, leaving Raheem Sterling on standby to take his place.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
Scolari’s nephew dies in car crash
Wednesday 11 June 2014
FOOTBALL Association chairman Greg Dyke has led a wave of pressure discouraging president of governing body Fifa Sepp Blatter from standing for re-election next year.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
BRITISH No2 Dan Evans conceded he was powerless against the serve of 6ft 8in Kevin Anderson yesterday, after bowing out of the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club in round two.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
HEINEKEN Cup runners-up Saracens have been drawn in a testing pool alongside last year’s runners-up Clermont Auvergne in the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
SAILING great Ben Ainslie says Formula One design guru Adrian Newey wants to join his quest to create the first successful British America’s Cup team.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
ENGLAND’S first Test against Sri Lanka tomorrow at Lord’s may be their debut five-day outing under new head coach Peter Moores, but it is two other men who will be in the spotlight.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
TEAM Sky rider Chris Froome has been shocked by uproar caused following his use of an inhaler during the Criterium du Dauphine after retaining his 12-second advantage over rival Alberto Contador in yesterday’s third stage.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
HOCKEY: England’s women ended their miserable World Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over Germany, but that was not enough to avoid finishing bottom of Pool B.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
RUGBY LEAGUE: Leeds full-back Zak Hardaker has been given a five-match ban and fined £300 after being found guilty of homophobic abuse during Rhinos’ defeat to Warrington Wolves.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson is adamant his team is vastly better equipped to beat Italy in Saturday’s World Cup opener than they were when dumped out of Euro 2012 in the quarter-final.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
Cameroon arrive after bonus row
Tuesday 10 June 2014
TOUR de France champion Chris Froome has refuted the notion he has a hold over Spain’s Alberto Contador after finishing ahead of his main rival for a second successive stage at the Criterium du Dauphine.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
BRITISH No2 Dan Evans has revealed he is battling through the pain barrier in his desperation to play in home tournaments this summer after he stunned former world No8 Jurgen Melzer in the first round of the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
PREMIERSHIP runners-up Saracens will take on South African side the Blue Bulls in a mid-season friendly at Allianz Park on 31 January 2015.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
LIKE most of the Majors, the US Open is set up to be very fair, and that means accurate driving is a must for would-be winners.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
FORMULA One stars Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez traded barbs yesterday as a bitter row erupted over the pair’s high-speed crash in Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
FOOTBALL: Sunderland last night said midfielder Jack Colback’s free transfer to rivals Newcastle “has left a bitter taste” claiming they were not given the opportunity to negotiate a new contract for a player nurtured since the age of eight.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
HOCKEY: England’s men reached the World Cup semi-final last night with a dramatic last-minute goal from Iain Lewers sealing a 3-2 victory over Belgium. England look set to meet Holland in the last four on Friday.

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