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Wednesday 25 June 2014
Spain plane struck by lightning
Wednesday 25 June 2014
RUGBY UNION: Saracens have signed Australian prop Kieran Longbottom from Super Rugby side Western Force. The 28-year-old is also eligible to play for England.
Wednesday 25 June 2014
HORSE RACING: Former Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford is to set up his own training business. Crisford, 52, will rent stables from Newmarket-based trainer Clive Brittain.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
ENGLAND vice-captain Frank Lampard has told his young team-mates they must come of age against Costa Rica tonight and ensure they do not end their World Cup with a whimper.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
CAMEROON 1 BRAZIL 4 CROATIA 1 MEXICO 3 UNDER-FIRE forward Fred ended his World Cup goal drought to send hosts Brazil through to the last 16 as Group A winners alongside Mexico last night.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
HOLLAND 2 CHILE 0 AUSTRALIA 0 SPAIN 3
Tuesday 24 June 2014
Suarez feels unloved in England
Tuesday 24 June 2014
BATSMAN Ian Bell last night admitted England had been outclassed after a disastrous fourth day of the second Test left them on the cusp of an improbable and humiliating series defeat to Sri Lanka.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
BRADLEY Neil may not be a name familiar to many readers but it might just be one to remember after he claimed the British Amateur Championship on Sunday.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
IF ALL had gone to plan for England then we would be looking ahead to their final group game against Costa Rica.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
WIMBLEDON champion Andy Murray revealed his welcome from a packed Centre Court crowd ahead of yesterday’s first round victory over David Goffin was something to savour.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
RUGBY UNION: Championship side Bristol have made Wales lock Ian Evans their 15th signing for next season.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
FOOTBALL: Scottish Premier League title-holders Celtic have been drawn to play Reykjavik in the second qualifying round for the European Champions League.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
HORSE RACING: Last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Treve is winning her battle to be fit for this year’s race in October.
Monday 23 June 2014
ENGLAND captain Steven Gerrard last night called on Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp to name the players he claims were reluctant to accept international call-ups.
Monday 23 June 2014
BRITAIN’S Lewis Hamilton was left to rue his botched qualifying run after summoning a superb race to finish narrowly behind Mercedes team-mate and eventual winner Nico Rosberg at the Austrian Grand Prix yesterday.
Monday 23 June 2014
USA 2 PORTUGAL 2 PORTUGAL snatched a World Cup lifeline in dramatic fashion last night as substitute Silvestre Varela’s 95th-minute equaliser spared them from being eliminated at the group stage with a game to spare.
Monday 23 June 2014
TWO late wickets from all-rounder Moeen Ali revived England’s hopes of winning the second Test against Sri Lanka, and with it the series, at Headingley yesterday.
Monday 23 June 2014
WIMBLEDON champion Andy Murray believes his ability to overcome intense pressure last year and end a 77-year wait for a British male champion bodes well for a successful defence when the tournament begins today.
Monday 23 June 2014
ANDY Murray walks on to centre court today for the first time as Wimbledon champion. Just to be able to write that sentence almost brings a tear to the eye.
Monday 23 June 2014
ENGLAND rugby coach Stuart Lancaster insists the fixture scheduling fiasco that limited his selection for the recent Test series defeat in New Zealand must never be repeated.
Monday 23 June 2014
BELGIUM 1 RUSSIA 0 BELGIUM scraped through to the World Cup knockout stage for the first time in 12 years yesterday thanks to a late goal from substitute Divock Origi.
Monday 23 June 2014
SOUTH KOREA 2 ALGERIA 4 ALGERIA took a giant stride towards a place in the World Cup last 16 for the first time with victory over South Korea in a wildly entertaining clash last night.
Monday 23 June 2014
Van Gaal backing Brazil
Monday 23 June 2014
GOLF: Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell admitted poor putting cost him the Irish Open title yesterday. McDowell finished three shots behind winner Mikko Ilonen and said: “That was one of the worst putting weekends of my career.
Monday 23 June 2014
ATHLETICS: Team GB finished fifth at the European Team Championships in Germany yesterday, after failing to field a winner on the final day of competition. William Sharman registered the best result, finishing second in the sprint hurdles.
Monday 23 June 2014
ROWING: Olympic champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won women’s pair gold at the second World Cup meeting in France yesterday. There were golds too in the men’s four, men’s quadruple scull and women’s lightweight double.
Friday 20 June 2014
URUGUAY 2 ENGLAND 1 Suarez goals prove inevitable scourge as Three Lions face up to World Cup exit
Friday 20 June 2014
Joe Hart Nearly caught out at near post twice from corners. Barely a save to make though 5 Glen Johnson Failed to block Cavani’s cross for first goal, but redeemed himself with excellent ball to Rooney 5
Friday 20 June 2014
COLOMBIA 2 IVORY COAST 1 COLOMBIA strode into the World Cup’s last 16 yesterday after second-half goals from James Rodriguez and Juan Quintero earned a narrow victory over Ivory Coast in Brasilia.
Friday 20 June 2014
IF ENGLAND don’t make it past the World Cup group stage now they can’t have any complaints. You get what you deserve in football and last night they deserved to lose.
Friday 20 June 2014
URUGUAY striker Luis Suarez said his brace to virtually end England’s stay in Brazil was payback for his mistreatment while playing for Liverpool.
Friday 20 June 2014
JAPAN 0 GREECE 0 TEN-MAN Greece held Japan to a frustrating goalless draw that leaves both team’s chances of reaching the last 16 in the balance.
Friday 20 June 2014
Inquiry into Mexico fans’ behaviour
Friday 20 June 2014
ODDS-ON favourite Leading Light denied the Queen a second Ascot Gold Cup winner in as many years yesterday, but was made to scrap all the way by the monarch’s Estimate.
Friday 20 June 2014
FORMER British No1 Tim Henman admits he was stunned by Wimbledon champion Andy Murray’s choice of Amelie Mauresmo as coach, but believes they will form a winning team if she can tap into his aggressive side.
Friday 20 June 2014
UNDER-FIRE England cricket captain Alastair Cook has accused former Australia spinner Shane Warne of harbouring a personal agenda against him.
Friday 20 June 2014
ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster believes victory in tomorrow’s final Test will make their time in New Zealand a success, despite having already lost the three-game series.
Friday 20 June 2014
GOLF: World No6 Rory McIlroy shot a disappointing three-over par on the opening day of the Irish Open, trailing leader Mikko Ilonen of Finland by 10 shots. Defending champion Paul Casey carded a two-under-par round of 69.
Friday 20 June 2014
TENNIS: British No1 Heather Watson has been given a walkover into the Aegon International semi-finals, after second seed Petra Kvitova was forced to withdraw from their last-eight clash with a hamstring injury.
Friday 20 June 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS TODAY’S ROYAL ASCOT ACTION AND THE BEST OF TOMORROW’S RACES
Friday 20 June 2014
SIR MICHAEL Stoute saddles both Telescope and Hillstar in a bid to extend his own record of seven wins in the Hardwicke Stakes (3.45pm) tomorrow.
Friday 20 June 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS TOMORROW’S DIAMOND JUBILEE AND WOKINGHAM STAKES
Friday 20 June 2014
BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEWS FRANCE V BOSNIA
Friday 20 June 2014
The frustrating thing about having a fixed-odds first goalscorer bet is that the excitement can be over before you’ve even sat down to watch the game.
Thursday 19 June 2014
Too soon for Ox to play against rivals Uruguay
Thursday 19 June 2014
SPAIN 0 CHILE 2 HOLDERS Spain crashed out of the World Cup last night becoming the fifth defending champions to fail to progress from the group stage.
Thursday 19 June 2014
AUSTRALIA 2 HOLLAND 3 HOLLAND manager Louis Van Gaal hailed the “incredible” strength of character his players displayed to come from behind and seal their progress to the knockout stages.
Thursday 19 June 2014
CAMEROON 0 CROATIA 4 TWO goals from lethal striker Mario Mandzukic helped Croatia dump 10-man Cameroon out of the World Cup and move to within a point of hosts Brazil at the top of Group A.
Thursday 19 June 2014
IT SHOULD be a case of more of the same, with a subtle adjustment when Roy Hodgson issues instructions to his England team for tonight’s match against Uruguay.

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