Sport

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.
Monday 24 February 2014
ENGLAND match-winner Danny Care insists they will have to play even better next time out against Wales than they did in Saturday’s watershed Six Nations victory over Ireland.
Monday 24 February 2014
ENGLAND boss Roy Hodgson declared himself happy with a kind draw for the 2016 European Championship yesterday, and revealed that striker Wayne Rooney could lead the side into the finals in France.
Monday 24 February 2014
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger has hailed the influence of Tomas Rosicky and revealed that the Czech playmaker has agreed a contract extension.
Monday 24 February 2014
EVEN if your diet consists solely of the best caviar, after a while you crave a burger.
Monday 24 February 2014
WORLD Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten has ruled himself out of the running to be England’s next cricket boss, saying yesterday that the demands of the job would be impossible due to commitments to his young family.
Monday 24 February 2014
NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 vs ASTON VILLA 0 RELIEVED Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admitted to fearing for his job until striker Loic Remy marked his return to the side with a 90th-minute winner against Aston Villa yesterday.
Monday 24 February 2014
LIVERPOOL 4 vs SWANSEA CITY 3 LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers insists he will stick with his swashbuckling approach to football, despite coming close to dropping points during yesterday’s seven-goal thriller at Anfield.
Monday 24 February 2014
SARACENS director of rugby Mark McCall believes fit again Joel Tomkins will be crucial to his side’s Aviva Premiership run-in, after his starring role in yesterday’s 23-10 win over Exeter Chiefs.
Monday 24 February 2014
REIGNING Champion Chase holder Sprinter Sacre will not race at next month’s Cheltenham Festival, his trainer revealed last night.
Monday 24 February 2014
CYCLING: British rider Chris Froome retained his Tour of Oman title yesterday, with a winning margin of 26 seconds.
Monday 24 February 2014
TENNIS: World No1 Rafael Nadal beat Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov in two sets, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), to win the Rio Open last night, just four weeks after the Spaniard lost the Australian Open final to Stanislas Wawrinka.
Friday 21 February 2014
BRITISH skip Eve Muirhead hailed the character of her curling rink to win the bronze medal yesterday that makes Sochi 2014 Team GB’s best Winter Olympics for 90 years.
Friday 21 February 2014
TOTTENHAM’S 100 per cent record in this season’s Europa League campaign came to an abrupt halt with a 1-0 defeat to FC Dnipro in last night’s last-32 first leg.
Friday 21 February 2014
SINCE narrowly losing our Six Nations opener in France, our focus has been on emulating Wales, who recovered last year to win the title.
Friday 21 February 2014
ENGLAND coach Stuart Lancaster has played down concerns about prop David Wilson’s lack of match practice for tomorrow’s pivotal Six Nations fixture against unbeaten Ireland at Twickenham.
Friday 21 February 2014
NEW Fulham manager Felix Magath is “sure” his team will avoid Premier League relegation this term and has targeted six wins from their final 12 games to achieve that goal.
Friday 21 February 2014
FOOTBALL: European governing body Uefa have begun an investigation into Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini’s comments questioning the referee’s impartiality in Tuesday’s Champions League loss to Barcelona.
Friday 21 February 2014
RUGBY UNION: World Cup winner Martin Corry leads an England Legends team against Ireland Legends tonight at the Twickenham Stoop. Tickets, from £10, are available on the gate.
Friday 21 February 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS BETBRIGHT CHASE DAY AT KEMPTON PARK
Friday 21 February 2014
FOR the last five years Quevega has been the Irish banker at Cheltenham.
Friday 21 February 2014
HARRY MADLEY AND BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEW THE WEEKEND’S SIX NATIONS AND PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION
Friday 21 February 2014
PLUNDERING points from former employers is this weekend’s aim for Tim Sherwood and Chris Hughton.
Thursday 20 February 2014
AT EMIRATES STADIUM ARSENAL 0 vs BAYERN MUNICH 2
Thursday 20 February 2014
WHEN Arsene Wenger woke up this morning I hope he was thinking about the Premier League rather than the Champions League. Because it’s time for him to change his priorities this season. Arsenal are not going to come back and win in Munich.
Thursday 20 February 2014
TOTTENHAM have bowed to supporter pressure and announced a crackdown to “prevent and prohibit” the practice of ticket “flipping” which currently occurs on exchange website StubHub.
Thursday 20 February 2014
TRIUMPHANT British skip David Murdoch is targeting a history-making gold medal in tomorrow’s curling final with reigning Olympic champions Canada.
Thursday 20 February 2014
FOOTBALL: In-form Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has not travelled to Ukraine for tonight’s Europa League last-32 first leg tie with Dnipro. Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker, Younes Kaboul and Aaron Lennon have also been left at home.
Thursday 20 February 2014
GOLF: English trio Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter suffered first round exits at the WGC World Match Play yesterday. But former world No1 Rory McIlroy beat Boo Weekley and will meet Westwood’s conqueror Harris English.
Thursday 20 February 2014
LAST year’s visit to Ballydoyle remains one of the highlights of my journalistic career, but yesterday’s return to the Emerald Isle may just have shaded it when it comes to my racing bucket list.
Wednesday 19 February 2014
MANCHESTER CITY 0 vs FC BARCELONA 2
Wednesday 19 February 2014
A SMILE was back on the face of speed skater Elise Christie yesterday after she put a testing week in Sochi behind her to qualify for Friday’s 1,000m quarter-final.

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