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Saturday 07 June 2014
FOOTBALL: Celtic have named Norwegian Ronny Deila as their new manager on a rolling 12-month contract. The 38-year-old joins the Scottish champions from Stromsgodset, who he guided to the league title last season in his homeland.
Saturday 07 June 2014
FOOTBALL: Newcastle have signed 20-year-old Spanish striker Ayoze Perez from Tenerife. Perez, the Magpies’ first summer business, plundered 16 goals from 34 games in the country’s second tier last term.
Saturday 07 June 2014
CRICKET: Sussex all-rounder Michael Yardy has been ruled out for a month with a torn bicep muscle. Yardy suffered the injury bowling in last week’s T20 Blast match against Glamorgan.
Friday 06 June 2014
ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson was last night sweating on the fitness of midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with scans on a knee injury showing medial ligament damage.
Friday 06 June 2014
ENGLAND selector James Whitaker has backed Middlesex batsman Sam Robson to make the Test opener’s position his own when he makes his bow against Sri Lanka in the familiar surrounds of Lord’s next week.
Friday 06 June 2014
SHOULD Britain’s Andy Murray beat world No1 Rafael Nadal in today’s French Open semi-final it will represent an achievement that arguably surpasses even last year’s historic Wimbledon success.
Friday 06 June 2014
IF THERE is any chance of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain playing at this World Cup then Roy Hodgson has to keep him in the England squad and resist calls to summon a replacement.
Friday 06 June 2014
SIXTEEN runners are set to contest tomorrow’s Investec Derby after the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Snow Sky was withdrawn yesterday, on the eve of the Epsom meeting.
Friday 06 June 2014
ENGLAND go into tomorrow’s first Test in New Zealand as the most improved team in world rugby of the last 18 months, according to All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.
Friday 06 June 2014
1986: ENGLAND’S World Cup was in tatters after a 0-0 draw with Morocco in Mexico, which saw skipper Bryan Robson (above) dislocate a shoulder and Ray Wilkins sent off.
Friday 06 June 2014
FORMER world No1 Maria Sharapova feels fortunate to be in tomorrow’s French Open final, after battling from a set down to beat Canadian prodigy Eugenie Bouchard.
Friday 06 June 2014
FOOTBALL: England striker Wayne Rooney has shrugged off criticism from former Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes, who has questioned his place in the team ahead of the World Cup. Rooney said: “I’m not interested. I’m not going to react.
Friday 06 June 2014
FORMULA ONE: Double world champion Fernando Alonso believes Ferrari can close the gap on runaway leaders Mercedes at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix. Alonso said: “We’ve performed well the last four years here.
Friday 06 June 2014
FOOTBALL: Premier League runners-up Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Bayer Leverkusen central midfielder Emre Can. The 20-year-old, who joined Leverkusen from Bayern Munich last summer, has a £10m release clause.
Friday 06 June 2014
ATHLETICS: England heptathlete Louise Hazel will not defend her Commonwealth title in Glasgow this summer after illness disrupted her training plan.
Friday 06 June 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS TODAY’S INVESTEC OAKS
Friday 06 June 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS TODAY’S OTHER RACES AND LOOKS AHEAD TO TOMORROW’S INVESTEC DERBY MUCH talk in the lead-up to the Investec Derby Festival is about the uniqueness of Epsom and it’s not a point to be underestimated.
Friday 06 June 2014
THE 235th running of the Investec Derby at Epsom is a puzzle that I am struggling to solve at the time of writing. Alarming weather predictions mean none of us really know what state the ground will be in come 4.00pm tomorrow.
Thursday 05 June 2014
ECUADOR 2 ENGLAND 2 ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson fears midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could miss the World Cup with suspected knee ligament damage suffered in last night’s friendly draw in Miami.
Thursday 05 June 2014
BRITISH No1 Andy Murray insists equalling his best run at the French Open is no cause for celebration with eyes firmly on a place in Sunday’s final for the first time.
Thursday 05 June 2014
ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook clearly felt that Sri Lanka bowler Sachithra Senanayake’s stumping of Jos Buttler in Tuesday’s one-day series decider amounted to skulduggery, but I disagree.
Thursday 05 June 2014
SPAIN striker Diego Costa is poised to complete his long-anticipated £32m transfer to Chelsea after successfully undergoing medical tests yesterday.
Thursday 05 June 2014
RUGBY UNION: England have recalled London Wasps flanker James Haskell for Saturday’s first Test against New Zealand. Haskell won the last of his 50 caps against Wales in March 2013.
Thursday 05 June 2014
RUGBY UNION: London Welsh sealed their immediate return to the Aviva Premiership last night with a 21-20 win against Bristol in their Championship final second-leg, completing a 48-28 aggregate win.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
The world's greatest flat race - The Investec Derby 2014 - is almost here.   How does it feel to have the winner of this great Epsom race? What kind of horse does it take?  
Wednesday 04 June 2014
ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook was at loggerheads with Sri Lanka counterpart Angelo Matthews last night, following the manner of Jos Buttler’s dismissal at Edgbaston that proved pivotal in landing the tourists a six-wicket win and the one-day inter
Wednesday 04 June 2014
ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson is set to deploy Wayne Rooney on his unfavoured left-flank against Ecuador tonight as he ponders using his most experienced forward in the same role at the World Cup.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
EXACTLY two years since he last stepped into the cauldron of Court Philippe Chatrier, Britain’s Andy Murray returns today with a sense of deja vu, attempting to silence the natives, slay one of their heroes and keep injury problems under control.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
CALLING a re-vote for the right to host the 2022 World Cup, following allegations of corruption surrounding Qatar’s winning bid, is “too simplistic”, a leading world football official has claimed.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
FORMER England captain Alan Shearer has urged Roy Hodgson to throw caution to the wind at this month’s World Cup.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
FORMER Wimbledon junior champion Eugenie Bouchard has revealed she regards a childhood photo with tomorrow’s French Open semi-final opponent Maria Sharapova as one her proudest possessions, as she prepares to take on her idol.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
JOCKEY Joseph O’Brien has given Investec Derby favourite Australia a glowing recommendation despite his mount drifting in the betting yesterday.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
ENGLAND’S selection dilemma ahead of the Saturday’s first Test against New Zealand grew last night with centre Billy Twelvetrees seemingly out with an ankle injury.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
RUGBY UNION: Premiership Rugby have opened talks with Hawkeye over an alternative to the current Television Match Official system used, founder Paul Hawkins has revealed.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
HOCKEY: England’s World Cup semi-final hopes are hanging in the balance following yesterday’s 3-0 defeat to China.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
CRICKET: England’s Twenty20 star Alex Hales staked his claim for a place in the Test team with his first first-class century since 2012 as Nottinghamshire built a 405-run lead over Sussex with one day of their County Championship clash remaining.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
CHELSEA have hailed all-time top goalscorer Frank Lampard as one of the all-time great midfielders after the 35-year-old announced he had played his last game for the club.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
HIDEKI Matsuyama and Thongchai Jaidee made the golf headlines with wins at the weekend but just beneath the surface there were signs that the big names are shaping up for the US Open.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg has joined the clamour for a re-run of the vote to stage the 2022 World Cup if claims that Qatar’s winning bid was aided by bribes are proved true.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
BRITISH No1 Andy Murray anticipates a thrilling French Open quarter-final with home favourite Gael Monfils tomorrow after sweeping past fourth round opponent Fernando Verdasco in straight sets.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
ENGLAND head coach Peter Moores has challenged captain Alastair Cook and his fellow top order batsmen to seal a one-day international series win against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston today.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
UNCAPPED props Alex Waller and Kyle Sinckler will bid to fill the void created by an injury to Mako Vunipola after joining England’s tour of New Zealand along with 14 others.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
JOHN Gosden-trained three-year-old Romsdal has been handed a late entry for Saturday’s Investec Derby.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
RUGBY UNION: Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder has agreed a five-year contract extension with the Aviva Premiership champions.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
FOOTBALL: Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane is set to remain Republic of Ireland assistant boss after asking not to be considered for the managerial position at Celtic.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
CRICKET: Division One leaders Middlesex trail Durham by 499 runs at the end of day two of their County Championship match.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
HOCKEY: England’s men secured their first win of the World Cup yesterday, beating India 2-1 with a last minute goal from Simon Mantell. Mark Gleghorne’s first-half opener was cancelled out by Dharamvir Singh. England lie third in Pool A.
Monday 02 June 2014
VOTING to rehouse the 2022 World Cup should be held if allegations that £3m changed hands in order to secure votes for Qatar to be named host nation can be proven, Jim Boyce, the vice-president of world governing body Fifa, said yesterday.
Monday 02 June 2014
SARACENS may be reeling from a double dose of final misery but director of rugby Mark McCall insists their season has still been one to remember.
Monday 02 June 2014
BRITAIN’S Andy Murray confessed to having a sleepless night before finishing the longest match of his career yesterday to reach the French Open fourth round, while the exit of former world No1 Roger Federer boosted the Scotsman’s hopes of winning

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