Sport

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
Monday 02 June 2014
REIGNING world champion Carl Froch has his eyes on the bright lights of Las Vegas, after the 36-year-old saw off George Groves’ challenge for the IBF and WBA super-middleweight titles at Wembley over the weekend.
Monday 02 June 2014
IF EVERYONE who claims to have been at school with Jonny Wilkinson really was, then the education authorities should be investigating historic allegations of class sizes in the 1980s and ‘90s that must have run into the thousands.
Monday 02 June 2014
WASPS youngster Elliot Daly said he was proud to play at Twickenham for the first time in an England shirt yesterday, despite his team losing 39-29 to Barbarians.
Monday 02 June 2014
COLOMBIAN Nairo Quintana says he has learnt how to lead a team from the front, after securing his first ever Grand Tour victory at the Giro d’Italia yesterday.
Monday 02 June 2014
ARSENAL Ladies captain Kelly Smith believes yesterday’s FA Cup final victory could mark a turnaround point for the Gunners.
Monday 02 June 2014
ENGLAND Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate believes the performances of his young squad at this week’s Toulon Tournament show the national game is in good health.
Monday 02 June 2014
THE BIDDING PROCESS BEGINS March 2009: Fifa open the bidding process to host the World Cup in 2022. Qatar are among five potential host nations
Monday 02 June 2014
CAPTAIN Steven Gerrard flew with his England team-mates from Luton to Miami yesterday for a warm-weather training camp, plus friendlies against Honduras and Ecuador.
Monday 02 June 2014
CRICKET: England’s maverick spinner Monty Panesar was dropped for Essex’s County Championship game against Glamorgan yesterday for “breaching team rules for timekeeping”.
Monday 02 June 2014
HOCKEY: England’s women began their World Cup campaign with a 2-1 defeat to the USA yesterday. England, who are ranked third in the world, went 2-0 down before Kate Richardson-Walsh pulled one back, yet could not find an equaliser.
Monday 02 June 2014
ROWING: Great Britain topped the medal table at the European Championships in Belgrade, finishing with two golds on the final day yesterday.
Monday 02 June 2014
FOOTBALL: The son of Brazilian legend Pele has been sentenced to 33 years in jail for laundering money raised from drug trafficking. Edinho, who was a goalkeeper for Santos, has previously served a sentence for drug trafficking.
Monday 02 June 2014
GOLF: Hideki Matsuyama beat American Kevin Na in a playoff late last night to become only the fourth Japanese player to win on a PGA Tour.
Friday 30 May 2014
ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson has quashed fears that strikers Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge may struggle to form a potent partnership at this summer’s World Cup.
Friday 30 May 2014
WIMBLEDON champion Andy Murray revealed after breezing into the French Open third round yesterday that he has held talks with both men and women about becoming his new coach.
Friday 30 May 2014
LIVERPOOL were last night closing in on a £4m move for Southampton and England striker Rickie Lambert. The 32-year-old hit 16 goals last season, including the winner against Scotland on his England debut in August.
Friday 30 May 2014
ARSENAL right-back Bacary Sagna has confirmed he has played his last match for Arsenal and will search for a new club this summer.

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