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F1 chiefs allow new tests after British grand prix blow-outs Formula One: Pirelli is to be allowed to run two three-day tests in an effort to resolve its current tyre woes following the blow-out chaos that unfolded in the British grand prix.
Scottish star speaks out in bid to relieve pressure on teenagerby Alex Ballard Tennis: British number one Andy Murray issued a plea on behalf of compatriot Laura Robson today as he urged people to stop cranking up the pressure on the teenager and to “just let her enjoy it.”
Briton raises concerns about safety as four drivers suffer blowoutsby Alex Ballard Formula One: Nico Rosberg held his nerve to win the British grand prix yesterday but Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton was left wondering what might have been after tyre trouble left his chances of victory in tatters.
Sprinter left behind in mountains on gruelling second stage Cycling: Jan Bakelandts took the yellow jersey today after a brave display saw him win a tough second stage of the 100th Tour de France.
Scot’s performance psychologist confident ex-Everton chief will deliver trophies during Old Trafford reignby Alex Ballard Football: David Moyes has plenty of work waiting in his in-tray as he officially begins his reign as new Manchester United manager tomorrow but one man who has worked with the Scot over the last…
Coach pleased to have key man back for summer series Cricket: England coach Andy Flower is delighted to have “superstar” Kevin Pietersen back in the ranks for the Ashes, hailing the batsman’s ability to dominate and intimidate opposing teams.
Roberts and Corbisiero could be in contention for crunch Sydney clashby Alex Ballard Rugby union: The British and Irish Lions may be licking their wounds following defeat to Australia but there was good news for the tourists today as it was revealed that Jamie Roberts and Alex Corbisiero could both…
Birmingham fighter stopped in three by knock-out specialistby Michael Jones Boxing: Britain's Matthew Macklin suffered a brutal third-round knockout as his bid to wrest the WBA world middleweight crown from Gennady Golovkin ended in defeat.
Former Norwich player stops John Mason in two rounds Boxing: Former Norwich City footballer Leon McKenzie has set his sights on a championship title after winning his professional boxing debut.
British number one through to third round at SW19 for first timeby Michael Jones Tennis: British number one Laura Robson reached the third round of Wimbledon for the first time today as she overcame a bout of nerves to defeat Mariana Duque-Marino on Centre Court.
Scottish football: Joint Scottish Professional Football League chief executives Neil Doncaster and David Longmuir have both confirmed that they will stand for the top job in the new merged set-up.
No-one could begrudge fortune favouring the McLaren man as he bids to claim his first British grand prix podium finishby Alex Ballard Formula one: Though a famous British actor once asserted that there was no such thing as luck, Jenson Button would be forgiven for hoping for a break as…
Veteran manager can’t wait for Maracana showdownby Alex Ballard Football: Spain manager Vicente del Bosque can’t wait for his World Cup-winning side to face hosts Brazil in Sunday's Confederations Cup final.
Veteran midfielder confident good times will continue at Old Trafford Football: Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs revealed his belief today that the club will continue its success under new manager David Moyes.
Birmingham boxer cast as underdog once more for bout against WBA championby Paul Foley Boxing comment: With two gallantly failed world title bids behind him, no-one could knock Matthew Macklin if he was now looking for an easy road to become Birmingham’s first world champion.
Our tipster casts his expert eye over the pick of the weekend’s meetingsby Farringdon Racing: There are plenty of big betting races and nice prize money up for grabs this weekend, starting with the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle due off at 3.15.
Lions head coach confident Craig Joubert can manage Aussie showdownby Alex Ballard Rugby union: The stakes could not be higher as the British and Irish Lions seek to secure a Test series win over Australia tomorrow — but head coach Warren Gatland is confident that match referee Craig Joubert will…
Kiwi captain believes hosts will have too much for the Aussies Cricket: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has backed England to retain the Ashes but has suggested that opener Nick Compton should be kept at the top of the order.
Newcastle's new director of football wants to work with Alan Pardew and Graham Carr to buy the best Football: Newcastle's controversial director of football Joe Kinnear has assured manager Alan Pardew and the club’s scouts that he will not torpedo their policy of combing Europe for players.
Tennis: Kimiko Date-Krumm set up a clash with Serena Williams after becoming the oldest woman in the open era to reach the third round of Wimbledon today.
by John Wight Boxing comment: The anniversary of one of the most controversial fights in the history of boxing fell this week. It was on June 26 1972 that a young and hungry Panamanian by the name of Roberto Duran faced Scotland's world lightweight champion Ken Buchanan at New York's…
Cricket: The international players' union believe they have evidence to back up claims that last month's International Cricket Council cricket committee captains' vote was unduly influenced.
Rugby union: Australia captain James Horwill could miss the third Test against the Lions after the International Rugby Board appealed today against the decision to clear him of stamping.
Friday, 28 June 2013 01:00

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Knee problem does for second seed on day of premature exitsby Alex Ballard Tennis: Wimbledon second seed Victoria Azarenka suffered heartbreak at SW19 today as a problem with her right knee forced her out of the competition.
Midfield veteran betters Peter Shilton's record haul of international caps Women's football: Rachel Yankey became England’s most-capped player today as she broke Peter Shilton’s record.
Thursday, 27 June 2013 01:00

Carlos Tevez set for Juve deal

Striker on verge of leaving Manchester City Football: Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was on the brink of joining Italian champions Juventus today as he prepared to fly to Turin for a medical.
Scot turning heads with his performances Formula One: Rising Formula One star Paul di Resta has been promised by Force India that they won’t stand in his way should a bigger side come calling.
Playmaker bewildered by reports hinting at Real Madrid moveby Alex Ballard Football: Chelsea star Juan Mata is keen for talks on his Blues future with Jose Mourinho amid growing speculation of a move to Real Madrid.
Thursday, 27 June 2013 01:00

Allan Johnston takes over at Killie

Scottish football: Kilmarnock confirmed the appointment of Allan Johnston as their new manager today.

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