Sport

Monday 03 March 2014
PARALYMPIC superstar Oscar Pistorius is today set to return to court for the beginning of his trial for the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year.
Monday 03 March 2014
ASK ALMOST any manager of a professional sports team about their life and they will invariably shrug their shoulders and say “what life?”  Their team is their life, the day-to-day minutiae of every individual within it occupies every waking moment
Monday 03 March 2014
AT WHITE HART LANE TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 CARDIFF CITY 0
Monday 03 March 2014
SWANSEA CITY 1 CRYSTAL PALACE 1 CRYSTAL Palace forward Glenn Murray struck his first Premier League goal yesterday as the Eagles boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation with a late point at fellow strugglers Swansea.
Monday 03 March 2014
HARLEQUINS boss Conor O’Shea admits Worcester Warriors have got their hands on a clinical winger after Sixways-bound Sam Smith led Quins to victory against his future employers on Saturday.
Monday 03 March 2014
FORMULA ONE: Britain’s Lewis Hamilton cemented his status as favourite for this month’s curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix by posting the fastest time of the final day of pre-season testing in Bahrain yesterday.
Monday 03 March 2014
GOLF: Former world No1 Rory McIlroy blew his chance to win the Honda Classic last night, losing a four-way play-off to American Russell Henley.
Friday 28 February 2014
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3 DNIPRO DNIPROPETROVSK 1 (Tottenham win 3-2 on aggregate)
Friday 28 February 2014
ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson insists West Ham striker Andy Carroll could yet go to this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, despite yesterday’s omission from the 30-man squad to face Denmark at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.
Friday 28 February 2014
WEST Brom striker Nicolas Anelka was yesterday banned for five matches for making the controversial “quenelle” gesture, though the Football Association accepted his argument that he was not anti-Semitic.
Friday 28 February 2014
RUSSIAN athletes are under investigation from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) following claims that some may have inhaled xenon gas to enhance performance at this month’s Winter Olympics.
Friday 28 February 2014
FORMER world champion Jenson Button’s dream of racing in a Formula One grand prix through London’s streets could yet become a reality after the government launched a six-week consultation yesterday into staging closed-road motor sports events.
Friday 28 February 2014
CYCLING: Britain’s Jess Varnish and Becky James won team sprint bronze on the first day of the Tracking Cycling World Championships in Colombia.
Friday 28 February 2014
RUGBY UNION: Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton could miss the remainder of the Six Nations with damaged thumb ligaments.
Friday 28 February 2014
FOOTBALL: Thousands lined the streets of Preston yesterday for the civic funeral of former England star Sir Tom Finney, who died on 14 February.
Friday 28 February 2014
BEN CLEMINSON AND BILL ESDAILE WITH THE BEST FOOTBALL AND RACING BETS
Friday 28 February 2014
THIS is one of the quietest weekends of the National Hunt season as trainers get their ducks in a row ahead of Cheltenham.
Friday 28 February 2014
JP MCMANUS has landed some pretty hefty coups at Cheltenham over the years and you can bet your bottom dollar that he will be lining a few up for the handicaps again this season.
Thursday 27 February 2014
GALATASARAY 1 CHELSEA 1
Thursday 27 February 2014
ENGLAND centre Manu Tuilagi is poised to rejoin the squad next week following a chest injury, but coach Stuart Lancaster has played down his chances of featuring in the Six Nations title run-in.
Thursday 27 February 2014
TOTTENHAM boss Tim Sherwood has challenged misfiring Roberto Soldado to fill the Jermain Defoe-sized hole at White Hart Lane, starting tonight against FC Dnipro.
Thursday 27 February 2014
ENGLAND batsman Jonathan Trott is set for a return to the crease with county side Warwickshire in April with a view to restarting his international career.
Thursday 27 February 2014
MANCHESTER United were forced to defend their ticket policy last night after fans complained of being threatened with bans unless they bought seats for next month’s return leg against Olympiacos.
Thursday 27 February 2014
FORMULA ONE: Red Bull begin their final four days of pre-season testing in Bahrain today desperate to iron out issues with reliability and engine performance ahead next month’s opening Grand Prix of the season.
Thursday 27 February 2014
FOOTBALL: Wembley Stadium agreed a six-year partnership with communications giant EE yesterday, though the name of the national stadium will not change.
Thursday 27 February 2014
ATHLETICS: Double World champion Mo Farah has been shortlisted for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award. English golfer Justin Rose is up for Breakthrough of the Year, following his US Open triumph.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
OLYMPIACOS 2 MANCHESTER UNITED 0 MANCHESTER United manager David Moyes admitted his shock at the abject performance which left his side on the brink of a Champions League exit last night.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
CHANGE is in the air for the England team as they embark on their first series since the disastrous Ashes tour, and without stars such as Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
FRANCE have dropped No8 Louis Picamoles for their next Six Nations match for mocking the referee – but recalled scrum-half Morgan Parra despite his red card for head-butting last weekend.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
FOUR-TIME Olympic cycling champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed his intention to compete at this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
IRELAND’S three-time Derby winning jockey Johnny Murtagh has announced his retirement in order to concentrate on his training career.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
ENGLAND batsman Joe Root hit an unbeaten century to steer his team to a 29-run victory in yesterday’s first tour match in the West Indies.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho went on the offensive on the eve of tonight’s Champions League match against Galatasaray, accusing a French television channel of being unethical for broadcasting his unguarded remarks about Blues striker Samuel Eto’o
Wednesday 26 February 2014
FOOTBALL: Newcastle announced post-tax profits yesterday of £9.9m for the year ending June 2013, up from £1.4m the previous year.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
RUGBY LEAGUE: The future of Bradford Bulls was plunged into fresh uncertainty last night after prospective new owners Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd withdrew their takeover bid in light of a six-point deduction from the Rugby Football League for entering
Wednesday 26 February 2014
SWIMMING: The Aquatics Centre used at the London Olympics opens to the public on Saturday, and the man charged with delivering a post-Games legacy, Dennis Hone, says community use of the £269m venue fulfils that promise.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
MANCHESTER United striker Wayne Rooney believes attaining a second Champions League winners medal is not beyond his troubled side this season and has cited Chelsea’s 2012 triumph as their inspiration.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
UNDER-FIRE Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has dismissed suggestions that his job is on the line as the club’s bid to return to the Premier League at the first attempt threatens to unravel.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
EUROPEAN captain Paul McGinley has backed Victor Dubuisson to be an asset in the crucible atmosphere of the Ryder Cup following the French rising star’s sensational recovery shot masterclass.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
SPANISH champions Barcelona paid a voluntary £11.2m in tax to authorities yesterday, despite maintaining there was no wrongdoing when Neymar was signed from Santos last summer.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
JAMAICAN sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown is free to compete at next month’s World Indoor Championships after the Court of Arbitration for Sport cleared her of doping yesterday.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
CHAMPIONSHIP strugglers Charlton reached their first FA Cup quarter-final since 2006 last night, with a 2-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
ENGLAND rugby coach Stuart Lancaster rued a major blow to his hopes of winning a first Six Nations title last night after No8 Billy Vunipola was ruled out for the remainder of the championship.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
FORMER Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll believes current employers Olympiacos can capitalise on the Premier League champions’ frailties and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
BATSMAN Luke Wright has vowed to use this month’s tour to the West Indies to revive his England fortunes and prove he is a worthy replacement for the axed Kevin Pietersen.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
HORSE RACING: Godolphin’s racing manager Simon Crisford resigned from his post last night and will now act as owner Sheikh Mohammed’s global racing adviser.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
FOOTBALL: The Football Association will begin their hearing today to rule on West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka’s quenelle gesture, made after scoring against West Ham in December.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
CRICKET: Australia fast bowler Doug Bollinger is to join Kent as their overseas player for the 2014 season. The 32-year-old, who has taken 50 wickets in 12 Test matches, will be available for all forms of the game.
Monday 24 February 2014
NORWICH CITY 1 vs TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0 TOTTENHAM manager Tim Sherwood admitted his team’s Champions League aspirations were dented by yesterday’s defeat at Carrow Road, after they slipped six points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.
Monday 24 February 2014
TEAM GB pilot John Jackson hopes his four-man bobsleigh team did the nation proud yesterday, despite narrowly missing out on a medal as the curtain came down on the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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