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Formula one: Sebastian Vettel finally ended his July jinx by claiming victory in the German grand prix today as he staved off a grandstand finish from Kimi Raikkonen.
by John Wight Boxing comment: It is hard to see where British heavyweight David Price goes after suffering his second defeat in a row to Tony "The Tiger" Thompson.
Tennis: Marion Bartoli is targeting more Wimbledon glory after winning her first grand slam trophy in a one-sided dismissal of Sabine Lisicki.
Athletics: Mo Farah capped a winning day for Britain at the Diamond League with victory in the men's 5,000m in Birmingham yesterday.
Cricket: England insisted Nick Compton's Test career is not over despite dropping him for this week's Ashes opener at Trent Bridge.
Tennis: BBC presenter John Inverdale said today he has apologised to Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli for the "clumsy" comments he made about her appearance while on air.
Football: Six men including at least three Crewe players have been arrested in connection with sexual assault.
World number one wins gruelling contest to reach SW19 finalby Alex Ballard Tennis: World number one Novak Djokovic secured his place in the Wimbledon men’s final after an epic semi-final victory over Juan Martin del Potro.
Surprise finalists Sabine Lisicki and Marion Bartoli prepare for showdownby Alex Ballard Tennis: Two unlikely finalists go head-to-head in the women’s game’s most prestigious singles final tomorrow, as Marion Bartoli takes on Sabine Lisicki.
New Manchester United boss won't contemplate letting England striker goby Alex Ballard Football: New Manchester United manager David Moyes confirmed today that Wayne Rooney is not for sale after facing the media for the first time in his Old Trafford reign.
Slovakian strengthens grip on green jersey with victory in Albi Cycling: Peter Sagan strengthened his grip on the green jersey as he won the seventh stage of the Tour de France in Albi today.
Star writer believes manufacturers Pirelli must sit down with teams and officials to resolve one of the dullest issues in sportby Alex Ballard Formula One: The moment that British grand prix leader Lewis Hamilton suffered a blow-out at Silverstone last weekend may have provided drama in spades but the tyre…
Liverpudlian determined to beat US veteran in Echo Arena rematch Boxing: David Price knows it’s “do-or-die” when he attempts to avenge his shock defeat by Tony Thompson and resurrect his world title hopes tomorrow.
Saturday, 06 July 2013 00:00

Paulinho on brink of Spurs move

Brazilian midfielder looks set to become Andre Villas-Boas's first signing of the summer Football: Brazil midfielder Paulinho was on the verge of sealing a switch to Tottenham after he underwent a medical at White Hart Lane today.
Lions coach urges players to give their all in decider against Aussiesby Alex Ballard Rugby union: British and Irish Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree has ordered the tourists to give everything they have against Australia tomorrow in what he believes is the biggest match of the players’ lives.
Scrum-half confident Wallabies will perform in crucial third Test Rugby union: Australia scrum-half Will Genia warned the British and Irish Lions today that the best is yet to come from the hosts.
Reds skipper wants more from young playersby Alex Ballard Football: Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has called on the club’s rising stars to show what they’re made of in the coming season.
Our tipster casts his expert eye over the pick of the weekend’s meetingsby Farringdon Racing: The Coral Eclipse Stakes is undoubtedly one of the best races of the year for me as the classic generation come up against their elders and this year, it is the Aiden O’Brien-trained Mars that…
Tennis: Sabine Lisicki dug deep to pull off a remarkable marathon win over fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska today and set up a final against France's Marion Bartoli.
by John Wight Boxing comment: Saturday's much anticipated rematch between popular Liverpudlian heavyweight David Price and Tony Thompson at Liverpool's Echo Arena, where Thompson stopped his opponent by TKO in the second round in February, emphasises that British boxing has never been in a healthier state.
Cycling: Daryl Impey of Orica-GreenEdge will be the first African rider to wear the yellow jersey tomorrow after claiming the lead in today's sixth stage of the Tour de France.
Football: Manchester United confirmed today that Ryan Giggs has been made a player-coach as part of manager David Moyes's new-look backroom team.
Football: Coventry City fans were readying for a protest campaign today after their club agreed a three-season deal to share Northampton's Sixfields stadium.
Friday, 05 July 2013 00:00

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Thursday, 04 July 2013 00:00

Dominant Novak Djokovic powers into semis

World number one beats Tomas Berdych to set up date with Juan Martin del Potroby Alex Ballard Tennis: World number one Novak Djokovic reached his 13th consecutive grand slam semi-final today as he overcame hard-hitting Czech Tomas Berdych in straight sets.
Head coach slammed for not picking experienced Irish international Rugby union: British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland came under fire today after sensationally dropping Brian O’Driscoll for Saturday’s series decider against Australia.
Omega Pharma-QuickStep rider sprints to claim 24th Tour stage win of his career Cycling: Mark Cavendish celebrated the 24th Tour de France stage win of his career today as he surged over the line after a thrilling bunch sprint finish.
Forward itching to face off against Euro 2013 hosts Women's football: England's Karen Carney is anticipating a “great game” as Hope Powell’s side face Euro 2013 hosts Sweden tomorrow.
Star writer welcomes new-look SPFL but warns that new deal has to benefit minnows as well as giantsby Douglas Beattie Scottish sports comment:Kingdoms have risen and fallen again, so protracted has the debate been about the future structure of Scottish football — but agreement has at long last been reached.
Scottish star confident of SW19 chances as expectation mountsby Alex Ballard Tennis: Andy Murray is confident he can handle the expectation of a nation as he takes on Spain’s Fernando Verdasco tomorrow for a place in the semi-finals.

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