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Graham Rowntree pragmatic after in-form Irish lock is ruled out through injuryby Alex Ballard Rugby union: British and Irish Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree has ordered the camp to forget about Paul O’Connell’s tour-ending fractured arm and get on with the business of winning.
Brendan Rodgers completes third deal of the close seasonby Alex Ballard Football: Spanish forward Iago Aspas completed his transfer to Liverpool today and insisted that making the move was an easy decision.
Cricket Australia move quickly to install replacement after sacking Mickey Arthur Cricket: Cricket Australia announced the shock sacking of head coach Mickey Arthur today before hurriedly installing Darren Lehmann as his replacement.
British number one offering no guarantee of Wimbledon triumphby Alex Ballard Tennis: Andy Murray will launch his latest bid to win the tennis title he desires most of all tomorrow — but the Scot has revealed he can live with the possibility that it might not happen.
Defending champion seeks to end war of words prior to launching title defenceby Michael Jones Tennis: World number one Serena Williams repeated her apology to Russia’s Maria Sharapova today in a bid to quell the prospect of a Wimbledon feud.
KP in fine showing as Ashes loom Cricket: Kevin Pietersen marked his comeback from injury with a near run-a-ball century for Surrey at Headingley today.
Double Olympic gold medallist powers home in 5,000m raceby Michael Jones Athletics: Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah unleashed a stunning final lap to power home in the 5,000 metres race at the European Team Championships in Gateshead.
US fighter victorious against compatriot in New York Boxing: Adrien Broner became a world champion at a third different weight after a split-decision victory over Paulie Malignaggi in New York handed him the WBA welterweight title.
Major injury boost follows first Test triumph as Jamie Roberts closes on returnby Alex Ballard Rugby union: British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland hailed his team’s medical staff today after revealing that centre Jamie Roberts could play a part in Saturday’s second Test against Australia.
Scotland mount last-ditch comeback but coach has concerns over performance Rugby union: Scotland's interim head coach Scott Johnson revealed his frustration at his side’s poor performance against Italy, despite a last-minute rally that saw them seal a dramatic win.
George Smith, Jesse Mogg and Ben Tapuai swell Wallabies' squad after hard-fought Lions Test Rugby union: Australia reacted swiftly to their narrow 23-21 defeat at the hands of the British and Irish Lions by reinforcing their squad prior to Saturday’s second Test.
Alastair Cook’s men hoping to end jinxby Alex Ballard Cricket: England go in search of their first-ever one-day international title on Sunday when they take on world champions India in the Champions Trophy — but Ishant Sharma believes that the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni can see his side through.
Assistant believes experienced players hold key in Saturday's showdown in Brisbaneby Greg Leedham Rugby union: Andy Farrell believes the experience of the British and Irish Lions players could hold the key in Saturday’s first Test against Australia in Brisbane.
Scot gets off lightly in Wimbledon draw Tennis: Andy Murray dodged a bullet today as he avoided a dreaded Wimbledon quarter-final clash against Rafael Nadal.
The unbeaten pound-for-pound king shouldn’t have much trouble against rising star Saul Alvarez when they clash in Las Vegasby Paul Foley Boxing comment: Floyd Mayweather has claimed that he is giving the fans what they want by choosing Saul Alvarez as his next opponent.
Saturday, 22 June 2013 00:00

Fifa insist Confederations Cup will go on

Governing body stands firm despite mass protestsby Alex Ballard Football: Fifa officials insisted today that the Confederations Cup in Brazil will not be abandoned despite the protests that have affected the tournament.
England and Arsenal Ladies footballer writes in the Morning Star every weekby Alex Scott This week Alex talks about being picked for Hope Powell’s squad to go the Euros in Sweden, the importance of Kelly Smith and how the women’s game has been transformed over the last 10 years...
Team Sky rider says he is happy with his achievementsby Greg Leedham Cycling: Bradley Wiggins admitted today that he may never ride in the Tour de France again.
Spanish midfielder set to complete £6m switch to Anfield Football: Sevilla midfielder Luis Alberto will use the success of Spaniards in the Premier League to motivate him as he prepares to join his compatriots in England with a move to Liverpool.
Our tipster casts his expert eye over the pick of the weekend’s meetingsby Farringdon Racing: A lot will depend on the ground for the outcome of the two big betting races on the final day of Royal Ascot, namely the Wokingham Handicap (4.25) and the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (3.45) —…
Prop ‘thrilled’ at selection after missing out on original squadby Greg Leedham Rugby union: England prop Alex Corbisiero will complete a remarkable journey on Saturday when he lines up for the British and Irish Lions against Australia in the first Test in Brisbane.
Comparisons with Floyd Mayweather are rife as ‘The Problem’ gets ready to fight ‘The Magic Man’by John Wight Boxing comment: One of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the year takes place on Saturday at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York, when Adrien “The Problem” Broner faces off against…
Barcelona forward summoned to face court Football: Lionel Messi and his father were ordered by a Spanish court today to appear for questioning in September as part of an investigation into tax fraud allegations.
Alastair Cook’s men make short work of South Africa at the Ovalby Greg Leedham Cricket: England coasted into the Champions Trophy final today after they were set just 176 to win by South Africa.
Manager will stay at St James' Park ‘to take the club up the league’by Greg Leedham Football: Alan Pardew vowed to stay at Newcastle today despite the club struggling to contain the fallout sparked by the arrival of Joe Kinnear.
Kenyan-born Briton says he "feels at home" with squad Cycling: Chris Froome is in discussions over an extension to his Team Sky contract in a deal which could have implications for Bradley Wiggins.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00

Sophie Hoskings calls it a day

Olympic rower to become solicitor Olympics: British Olympic gold medallist Sophie Hosking announced her retirement from rowing today.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00

Andy Carroll set for West Ham switch

Liverpool to offload striker to east London club Football: Liverpool striker Andy Carroll was undergoing a medical at West Ham today as he closed in on a transfer to the east London club.
Lions suffer demoralising loss just four days before first Testby Greg Leedham Rugby union: Warren Gatland admitted his British and Irish Lions had been given a brutal wake-up call in today’s 14-12 defeat to the Brumbies at Canberra Stadium.
With the Tour de France starting on June 29, Mark Perryman argues for a two-wheels-good politicsby Mark Perryman Cycling: “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race” – HG Wells
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