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Monday 07 July 2014
LADIES’ champion Petra Kvitova says winning Wimbledon tasted even sweeter the second time around, after she curtailed Eugenie Bouchard’s rapid ascent in brutal fashion on Sunday.
Monday 07 July 2014
THE BRITISH sporting landscape is changing fast. There will be a surge, albeit a limited one, in usage of public tennis courts for the next few days, sparked by events at SW19 over the past fortnight.
Monday 07 July 2014
BRAZIL forward Neymar believed he had been left paralysed by the challenge that broke a bone in his back and prematurely ended his World Cup, the team’s coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed.
Monday 07 July 2014
GIRO d’Italia champion Vincenzo Nibali struck late to beat the Tour de France favourites to victory on the second stage in Sheffield.
Monday 07 July 2014
NEWCASTLE goalkeeper Tim Krul will start on the bench for Holland’s World Cup semi-final against Argentina on Wednesday despite his penalty shoot-out heroics against Costa Rica.
Kvitova wins Wimbledon
Saturday 05 July 2014
Petra Kvitova has just won her second Wimbledon title in four years, barely breaking sweat as she disposed of challenger Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets.
Friday 04 July 2014
FEARLESS 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard insists reaching the Wimbledon final in just the sixth grand slam appearance of her fledging career should not be considered a surprise.
Friday 04 July 2014
BRITAIN’S sporting reputation may have taken hits from Andy Murray’s Wimbledon exit, England’s shabby World Cup and a home Test series defeat to Sri Lanka, but we are the best around at cycling.
Friday 04 July 2014
FORMER world champion Jenson Button has piled the pressure on Lewis Hamilton to kick-start his bid for another Formula One drivers’ title by winning Sunday’s British Grand Prix.
Friday 04 July 2014
COLOMBIA playmaker James Rodriguez’s suitors have been warned to forget about signing the World Cup’s breakout star, as he plots an end to Brazilian hopes of a first home triumph in the tournament.
Friday 04 July 2014
THE UNENVIABLE task of becoming the first man in nine attempts to stop Roger Federer in a Wimbledon semi-final falls on eighth seed Milos Raonic today.
Friday 04 July 2014
GERMAN hopes of reaching the World Cup semi-finals for the fourth tournament in succession have been hit by a bout of flu on the eve of their clash with France.
Friday 04 July 2014
BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEWS TODAY’S WORLD CUP QUARTER-FINALS AND BILL ESDAILE WITH SATURDAY’S BEST RACING BETS
Friday 04 July 2014
THE CORAL-ECLIPSE at Sandown (3.50pm) is one of the highlights of the flat season, providing the first opportunity for the Classic generation to take on their elders.
Friday 04 July 2014
THERE have been three major surprises at this World Cup. Costa Rica’s unlikely success, the number of goals that have been scored – at least in the group stages – and the leniency showed by the referees.
Maria Sharapova
Thursday 03 July 2014
Tennis star Maria Sharapova has managed to cause a storm among fans of cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar.
Thursday 03 July 2014
BRITISH No1 Andy Murray fears he is at risk of being left behind by tennis’s rising stars after his Wimbledon defence ended with a comprehensive quarter-final defeat to No11 seed Grigor Dimitrov.
Thursday 03 July 2014
FORMER world No1 Roger Federer has his sights set on a record eighth Wimbledon title after coming from behind yesterday to beat Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka in their quarter-final.
Thursday 03 July 2014
ALL-ROUNDER Ben Stokes has been backed to provide the “X-factor and vigour” that England selectors hope will lift the team from their malaise in next week’s first Test against India.
Thursday 03 July 2014
USA have emerged as a potential host for the 2026 World Cup, such has been the level of enthusiasm surrounding Jurgen Klinsmann’s team’s exploits in Brazil.
Thursday 03 July 2014
Marathon icon tells Frank Dalleres why a sparkling career must end in London
Thursday 03 July 2014
PARALYMPIC star Oscar Pistorius is at risk of suicide due to post-traumatic stress disorder brought on by killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, a court heard yesterday.
Andy Murray Wimbledon
Wednesday 02 July 2014
Andy Murray's Wimbledon title defence came to a surprise halt today at the hands of Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. The Scot crashed out at SW19 after an excellent display from 23-year-old Dimitrov, who ousted Murray in three sets.
Tim Howard USA
Wednesday 02 July 2014
The USA's World Cup hopes may have ended last night with a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Belgium, but a new hero was born.
Wednesday 02 July 2014
WIMBLEDON wildcard Nick Kyrgios hopes to have finally convinced his mum of his ability after causing one of the biggest shocks in grand slam history yesterday by dumping world No1 Rafael Nadal out in round four.
Wednesday 02 July 2014
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku came off the bench to decide a thrilling period of extra time and seal the final spot in the World Cup quarter-finals for Belgium.
Wednesday 02 July 2014
ARGENTINA 1 SWITZERLAND 0 (After extra time)
Wednesday 02 July 2014
Chelsea have confirmed one of football’s worst-kept secrets when they announced a deal to sign Atletico Madrid and Spain striker Diego Costa for £32m.
Wednesday 02 July 2014
Liverpool’s new £25m midfielder Adam Lallana says he is relishing the opportunity to play in the Champions League just three years after plying his trade in League One.
Wednesday 02 July 2014
Barca happy with humble Suarez
Wednesday 02 July 2014
British No1 Andy Murray believes Wimbledon quarter-final opponent Grigor Dimitrov is destined to soon trouble the world’s elite, but hopes a raucous home crowd can scare him into submission today.
Wednesday 02 July 2014
WORLD No1 Serena Williams was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon yesterday after the effects of a virus reduced her to tears while playing doubles with sister Venus on Court One.
Wednesday 02 July 2014
CRICKET: Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has been given a lifetime worldwide ban from the sport after admitting 18 counts of fixing.
Wednesday 02 July 2014
SAILING: Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team project has been granted a £7.5m injection form the government.
Wednesday 02 July 2014
FOOTBALL: Leyton Orient have dropped their legal bid to prevent West Ham moving to the Olympic Stadium.
Wednesday 02 July 2014
FOOTBALL: Aston Villa have appointed Roy Keane assistant to manager Paul Lambert. The former Manchester United captain will carry on as Republic of Ireland No2.
Tuesday 01 July 2014
LIVERPOOL and Uruguay forward Luis Suarez last night paved the way for a big-money transfer to Barcelona by finally issuing an apology for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Tuesday 01 July 2014
FORMER Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will not be invited to join Team Murray in an official capacity, but was on hand last night to offer words of wisdom he hopes will take his Scottish compatriot all the way to the Wimbledon final once
Tuesday 01 July 2014
GERMANY 2 ALGERIA 1 (After extra time) EXTRA-TIME goals from Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil saw Germany reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the 15th time in 16 tournaments at the expense of plucky Algeria.
Tuesday 01 July 2014
FORMER world No1 Caroline Wozniacki has called on tennis authorities to get tough on time-wasters following her surprise fourth-round exit in straight sets to Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova.
Tuesday 01 July 2014
ONE OF the greatest compliments you can pay Justin Rose is that it comes as no surprise whatsoever when he wins another title, as he did on Sunday in the National at Congressional.
Tuesday 01 July 2014
THE TWO most dominant players men’s tennis has ever known are in action at Wimbledon today.
Tuesday 01 July 2014
BRITISH cyclist David Millar has been dropped by Garmin-Sharp from their team for the Tour de France just days after he let slip that he had been selected.
Tuesday 01 July 2014
PARALYMPIC superstar Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from mental illness and was therefore criminally responsible when he shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a court heard yesterday.
Tuesday 01 July 2014
FRANCE 2 NIGERIA 0 NIGERIA coach Stephen Keshi last night risked disciplinary action by blaming his team’s World Cup elimination on “biased” refereeing from American official Mark Geiger.
Tuesday 01 July 2014
HOLLAND winger Arjen Robben says he is “an honest guy” and insists he did not deserve retrospective punishment after admitting to diving during Sunday’s dramatic World Cup win over Mexico.
Tuesday 01 July 2014
USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann has voiced fears that the Algerian referee assigned to his team’s last-16 clash with Belgium tonight may favour the French-speaking opposition.
Tuesday 01 July 2014
Karagounis and Santos end Greece careers
Tuesday 01 July 2014
CRICKET: The first day-night Test is set to take place next year and will be between Australia and New Zealand. Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland said a pink ball would be used under lights for the clash in November 2015.
Tuesday 01 July 2014
FOOTBALL: Premier League chairman Anthony Fry has stepped down on medical grounds three months after suffering a stroke.

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