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Striker’s brace secures first trophy for new Red Devils bossby Greg Leedham at Wembley Stadium Football: David Moyes has long been one of the Premier League’s most inscrutable characters.
Jambos claim bragging rights in Edinburgh with derby win Scottish football: Hearts boss Gary Locke couldn’t disguise his joy today after Callum Paterson handed the Jambos a crucial derby victory at Tynecastle.
Irons’ record £15m signing has to stay fit after Big Sam took a chance on himby James Rodie Football comment: Sam Allardyce has largely silenced the discontented rumblings that provided critical background music to the start of his time at Upton Park with a to-the-wire promotion campaign and solid season…
British star sees off rival for Moscow goldby Michael Jones Athletics: Mo Farah admitted that the fear of losing out on 10,000m World Championship gold for the second time spurred him on to win the Moscow final.
Championship game of the weekby Lewis Jones at the John Smiths Stadium Football: Resilience: there’s one word you wouldn’t have associated with QPR last season.
Glasgow giants kick off League One campaign with a winby Iain Henderson at Ibrox Scottish football: Rangers put in a much-improved performance in beating Brechin after last weekend’s poor defeat away to Forfar in the Scottish League Cup.
Olympic champion targets 10,000m gold in Athletics World Championships on Saturdayby Greg Leedham Athletics: Mo Farah will be aiming to get Britain off to a winning start at the Athletics World Championships on Saturday when he competes in the men’s 10,000 metres.
The north-east club's future looks bright after a summer spent adding some quality namesby Roger Domeneghetti Football comment: Paolo di Canio's appointment at Sunderland provided one of the biggest talking points of last season. His political views aside, the Italian was dismissed by many pundits as not having the nous…
Saturday, 10 August 2013 01:00

Arsenal draw Fenerbahce in Euro play-off

Gunners handed tricky test against Turkish giants Football: Arsenal have been drawn to face Turkish club Fenerbahce in the Champions League play-offs.
Saturday, 10 August 2013 01:00

Hull ditch ‘lousy’ AFC tag

Owner says change necessary to improve club's 'brand' Football: Hull owner Assem Allam has confirmed the club will be formally renamed Hull City Tigers from the start of the new season.
Star columnist charts the history of pugilism, arguing that the sport remains more relevant than ever as today’s society becomes more unequal and unjustby John Wight Boxing comment: Is it any accident that the vast majority of boxers — amateurs, pros, champions, contenders and the rest — hail from the…
The Star's racing expert casts his eye over the best of the weekend's racingby Farringdon, three-time champion tipster Racing: There is some cracking racing up and down the country on Saturday headed by the Shergar Cup at Ascot and Lancaster Day at Haydock.
Friday, 09 August 2013 01:00

Football chiefs hail arrival of Hawk-Eye

FA see advent of goal-line system as pivotal moment for gameby Michael Jones Football: English football chiefs hailed the introduction of goal-line technology to the Premier League today, while insisting the new system will not suffer from the same controversy that has afflicted cricket’s Decision Review System.
England skipper puts faith in Hot Shot Cricket: Alastair Cook admitted today that he was mystified as to why Hot Spot has suddenly started to malfunction, but insisted that England and Australia must continue to give the Decision Review System (DRS) the benefit of the doubt.
Journeyman striker to have his chance against Scotland Football: Southampton striker Rickie Lambert has been called up by England for the first time prior to next Wednesday’s friendly with Scotland at Wembley.
Stoke are facing a relegation dogfight under Mark Hughesby Alex Ballard Football comment: Life in the Premier League without Tony Pulis begins for Stoke in a week’s time but while new manager Mark Hughes may have promised City supporters a more entertaining brand of football, it’s hard to envisage the…
League One minnows plot Anfield shock Football: Notts County stopper Alan Sheehan is dreaming of a huge upset after his side were drawn against Liverpool in round two of the League Cup.
Thursday, 08 August 2013 01:00

Young blood could see Saints through

by Aaron Haley Football:Replacing fan favourite Nigel Adkins, who was surprisingly shown the door just as he was beginning to turn his side's fortunes, is hardly the ideal start for any manager.
Cricket:The International Cricket Council (ICC) brushed off allegations today that Ashes players had tried to game Hot Spot by coating their bats with silicone.
Thursday, 08 August 2013 01:00

Suarez: 'Reds promised me Champions League'

Football:The summer's longest-running transfer saga rumbled on today, with Luis Suarez claiming in press interviews that Liverpool had promised to let him go if they didn't make the grade for the Champions League.
Thursday, 08 August 2013 01:00

Bale named for Ireland friendly

Football:Spurs winger Gareth Bale has been named in the Wales squad for next week's friendly against the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff.
Skipper tells Euro rivals not to target striker Samarasby Greg Leedham Scottish football: Scott Brown has told Elfsborg that there will be consequences if they single out Georgios Samaras for rough treatment in tomorrow’s crucial Champions League qualifier.
Chris Hughton has bought well which, along with a focus on passing football, augurs well for the Norfolk clubby Alex Ballard Football comment: The heady days of Jeremy Goss volleys and leading the Premier League may seem like ancient history for many of Norwich City’s current support but, under the…
Squads named for series versus Australia Cricket: Charlotte Edwards will captain England across all three formats in the Women’s Ashes Series which gets under way with a Test match at Wormsley in Berkshire starting on Sunday August 11.
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 01:00

Bradford mascot fired for being ‘too thin’

Fan's sadness at losing job he loved Football: Bradford's City Gent mascot said he was “gutted” today after losing his job for being “too thin.”
Light Blues followers have every right to be angry as a new season in Govan has begun with more infighting – and no end in sightby Douglas Beattie Scottish sports comment: Hardly has a ball been kicked and already the very idea that Rangers are back on an even keel…
Former Gers manager quits after Green return confirmedby Greg Leedham Scottish football: Rangers legend Walter Smith resigned from his position as club chairman today.
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 01:00

Gazza fined for Stevenage assault

Former England star punished over incident at train station Football: Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne was fined £1,000 today after he admitted drunkenly assaulting a security guard at a railway station.
Club say striker has shoulder injury Scottish football: Wayne Rooney will not travel with Manchester United to Sweden today for a pre-season friendly after injuring his shoulder.
Steve Bruce's team need their captain at his best — and some new signings — to beat the dropby Aaron Haley Football: There are scores to be settled on the Yorkshire coast as Hull City make their return to the Premier League. The Tigers are back following a three-year absence…

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