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Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00

Anne Keothavong calls it quits

British star to become TV punditby Greg Leedham Tennis: Anne Keothavong said she had no regrets after she swapped her tennis racket for the microphone today.
Disgraced cyclist claims authorities looked the other way over drug-taking allegations Cycling: Lance Armstrong claimed today that the US government overlooked drug-taking allegations because it was wanted to take advantage of the publicity associated with him.
Premier League preview no3by Luke James Football comment: Wales's capital city club have finally reached the promised land of England’s Premier League after a decade-long slog in the Championship.
Cobra goads challenger before winter unification boutby Greg Leedham Boxing: Carl Froch and George Groves exchanged barbs today after the duo agreed to a mouthwatering winter showdown.
Labour deputy leader wants change brought in for 2014 eventby Greg Leedham Cycling: Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman wrote to Tour de France chiefs today calling for a women’s cycle race to be held alongside the opening stages of the 2014 event.
Premier League preview no2by Aaron Haley Football comment: Last season was hardly a classic for Villa fans. Persistent worries over relegation, a handful of morale-sapping heavy defeats and disgruntled senior players who had been dumped by the new manager contributed to a year to forget at Villa Park.
Bowler out of rest of series Cricket: Australia's fading hopes of Ashes glory were given a further blow today as bowler James Pattinson was ruled out for the rest of the series.
Premier League preview no1by Greg Leedham Football: Summer is rarely a happy time for Arsenal fans. While the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City have consistently used the close season to furnish their squads with prodigious talents from around the world, Arsenal, for well over a decade, have been faced…
Scot asks fans to patient as Red Devils conduct businessby Greg Leedham Football: David Moyes says he empathises with Manchester United fans who are concerned over the lack of big-name signings at Old Trafford this summer.
Petition for women's race tops 60,000 signatures Cycling: A day after Chris Froome rode into the history books as Britain’s second consecutive winner of the men’s race, more than 62,000 people have signed a petition calling for a women’s Tour de France version to be staged.
You wait 99 years for a Tour winner, then two come in quick succession. The Philosophy Football founder asks what this means for Britain’s national identityby Mark Perryman Cycling comment: In a wonderful sentence that must have taxed the skills of the sub-editors at The Guardian, the complexities and contradictions…
Saturday, 20 July 2013 00:00

Crocked Sam Warburton out for four months

Wales star in race to be fit for autumn Tests Rugby union: British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton faces a race against time to be fit for Wales’s autumn Test campaign after being ruled out for 12 to 16 weeks with a hamstring tear.
Saturday fight previewby Greg Leedham Boxing: British heavyweight Dereck Chisora dare not lose on Saturday as he takes on undefeated Malik Scott at Wembley Arena.
Calls grow for head coach to step aside after shock first-round exitby Greg Leedham Women's football: England head coach Hope Powell was facing calls to quit today after her team crashed out at the first-round stage at the European Championships in Sweden.
Club claim first in offering to take supporters to all 19 away matches next season Football: Stoke announced today that they will be offering their supporters free coach travel to all of their Premier League games in the 2013-14 season.
Briton docked 20 seconds but moves five minutes clear of Alberto Contador after stage 18by Greg Leedham Cycling: Chris Froome remains on course to win the Tour de France despite being penalised today for taking an illegal feed inside the final five kilometres on a double ascent of the Alpe…
English clubs fume as Fifa president Sepp Blatter declares intention to switch Qatar tournament due to concerns over hot weatherby Greg Leedham Football: The Premier League hit out at Fifa today over proposals to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter.
Director-general speaks in response to letter from Culture Secretary Maria Millerby Greg Leedham Tennis: BBC director-general Tony Hall admitted today that sexist comments made by presenter John Inverdale about women’s Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli were “unacceptable.”
Reds boss digs heels is over Uruguayan striker Football: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisted today that striker Luis Suarez will remain with the Reds “unless something drastic happens.”
Second Test preview Cricket: England need only short memories to empathise with the internal strife reportedly at large in the Australia dressing-room.
Briton extends overall lead to four minutes and 34 secondsby Greg Leedham Cycling: Chris Froome tightened his grip on the yellow jersey today after edging out main rival Alberto Contador by nine seconds in the individual time trial to Chorges.
Euro 2013 preview Women's football: England manager Hope Powell hopes her side will draw inspiration from facing tournament favourites France tomorrow when they bid to secure a place in the quarter-finals.
Ed Woodward to return from tour early after Chelsea confirm bid for England striker Football: Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward left the club’s tour of Australia early today to carry out some urgent transfer business.
Women’s sport body says club should not host Open Championshipby Greg Leedham Golf: The Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) said today that golf’s governing body, the R&A, was “out of step with public opinion” over its decision to select Muirfield as host for the Open Championship, despite the club…
The talent-spotter has unearthed gems such as the Kenyan and is an indispensable member of Neil Lennon’s teamby Douglas Beattie Scottish sports comment: It's not every day that a player from the SPL is bought for in excess of £12 million — in fact until Southampton snared Victor Wanyama, it…
Briton narrowly avoids crash during descent battle with Alberto Contador Cycling: Portugal's Rui Costa won stage 16 of the 100th Tour de France today as race leader Chris Froome survived a near miss on the final descent to keep his overall lead intact.
Serbian stopper has ‘no problem’ with Reds star despite biteby Alex Ballard Football: Jose Mourinho's second spell at Chelsea begins against the Singha All-Stars in Bangkok tomorrow but while the Portugese insisted he was happy with his squad, defender Branislav Ivanovic believes Liverpool’s Luis Suarez could be the perfect man…
Neil Lennon's men get back to competitive action with potentially tricky tie in Belfastby Alex Ballard Scottish football: Celtic will be hoping to put their poor pre-season behind them tomorrow night as they face Belfast outfit Cliftonville in their second qualifying round, first-leg Champions League clash.
Star writer reflects on watching late Everton star’s rise to fameby Roy Jones Football: Football for working-class lads in Ellesmere Port was, and still is, one of the only ways that natural ability could bring about fame and fortune.
Vice-captain talks up determination of tourists to win series Cricket: Australia's vice-captain Brad Haddin has stressed that the tourists are united in their bid to win the Ashes, despite the news that former coach Mickey Arthur is planning to sue Cricket Australia following his shock dismissal.
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