Great Britain’s women’s have been drawn in Group B with Lithuania, Belgium and Macedonia in the first qualification round for EuroBasket 2015.
England conceded two late goals to slip to a 3-2 defeat to the Netherlands in their Argentina Hockey World League Pool A match.
Portsmouth have confirmed that manager Guy Whittingham had left his post as manager after the club terminated his contract with immediate effect.
Aaron Ramsey’s technique is no surprise now, but the sharpness of his instinct impresses.
Chris Robshaw will know things are going wrong against Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday if the crowd slip into Mexican wave mode before half-time. “We don’t want to wait 45 minutes before playing with the ball,” the England captain said yesterday, acutely aware that despite the victory over the Wallabies five days ago, there was a good deal of public dissatisfaction over his side’s first-half performance.
Size matters in top-level rugby these days, but England are clearly hoping there is still a place for a little straight-line speed and some fabulously fancy footwork.
One centre-forward’s misfortune at Chelsea is another’s opportunity and for Samuel Eto’o, his first Champions League goals for the club tonight will once again change the way that Jose Mourinho thinks about his squad of players.
Motorsport boss Bernie Ecclestone has appeared at a High Court trial to defend himself against allegations that he made a “corrupt bargain” in a bid to stay at the top of Formula 1 racing.
Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane will form a “bad cop, bad, bad cop” team as they attempt to rejuvenate the Republic of Ireland’s fortunes.
Arsenal have returned to the country where their current buoyancy began determined to prove their pre-eminence is not based on hot air.
Henrik Stenson is doubly determined to stay at the top of the European Tour’s Race To Dubai money list – so he can avoid paying out on a losing bet to Ian Poulter.
The extent of the trouble that Australia are in is easy to gauge. Between now and the start of the first Test of the Ashes series expect a huge increase in the number and quality of the shock troops sent in to denigrate England.
The former Manchester United players Roy Keane and Ray Wilkins have hit out at Manchester United’s Ashley Young, accusing him of “conning” the referee by winning yet another dubious penalty for his club, with Wilkins declaring that his actions had been “pathetic.”
Defender Per Mertesacker feels Arsenal must stay relaxed when they look to ride their new-found confidence and secure a positive result against Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion on Wednesday.
The fourth round of the Champions League group stages gets underway tonight with both Manchester United and Manchester City in action. Both clubs take a major step towards qualification for the last-16 with wins against Real Sociedad and CSKA Moscow respectively, but a number of teams can actually book their place in the draw for the next round today.
Fernando Torres is a major doubt for Chelsea for Wednesday’s Champions League group game against Schalke having pulled out of training on Monday morning with a thigh problem after struggling in Saturday’s league defeat to Newcastle United.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has become the latest high-profile British sportsman to sign up with Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment.
Two members of the England pack who broke the Australians at Twickenham last weekend and ended the tourists’ attempt at a Grand Slam at a mercifully early stage – a Wallaby side this poor had no right to imagine a clean sweep, let alone challenge for one – were missing from training at the team base in Surrey on Monday. The loose-head prop Mako Vunipola and the flanker Tom Wood were granted a lie-in, the former because of minor knee trouble and the latter for “load management” reasons.
For those who would constantly rest fast bowlers while wrapping them in cotton wool, Jimmy Anderson had a message yesterday. “I think I need another game, I think I need to get more miles in my legs,” he said.