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England v India: third Test day two as it happened

Ian Bell scored a superb century, Jos Buttler thrilled on debut and India are on the ropes after day two 6.32pm BST Right, that's it from me. Stick around on site for all the reports and reaction and be sure to head back tomorrow for more OBO action. 6.26pm BST India 25-1, trailing by 544. Very much England's day with the bat, then. The bowlers will have to be to the fore over the ne

Arsenal sign Calum Chambers from Southampton in deal rising to £16m

19-year-old right-back becomes clubs fourth summer signing Chambers: I am so happy to be signing for ArsenalCalum Chambers has been assured he will be granted significant opportunities in the Arsenal first team in the new season after the England under-19 international completed his transfer from Southampton in a deal that could end up costing £16m.Chambers will initially provide cover for

Harry Redknapp baffled by reports of QPRs Loïc Rémy failing medical

QPR manager says French striker has never had fitness issues Redknapp says Rémy will be welcomed back to Loftus RoadHarry Redknapp has rejected claims that Loïc Rémys transfer to Liverpool broke down because of a failed medical, adding he will welcome the French striker back to QPR.Rémy was closing in on a £8.5m move to Anfield, only for last seasons Premier League runners-up to pull out of

Commonwealth Games 2014: day five live!

*Live updates from all the action in Glasgow*Email*Sarah Adlington loses gold medal in x-ray machine* Not just fun, says English cylcing's Shane Sutton*Take a look at today's highlights and schedule*And keep an eye on the full medal table 6.37pm BST Gosh, England are tottering here, Sarah Walker losing three straight points to go 2-5 behind.

Commonwealth Games 2014: Adam Gemili fastest out of blocks in 100m

England sprinter clocks 10.15sec before Mondays final Kenyas Caleb Ndiku wins 5,000m in Farahs absenceAdam Gemili made a beguiling statement of intent when he qualified fastest for Mondays semi-finals of the 100 metres but it left some wondering if it might be a grand illusion.Gemili was all smiles after powering home in 10.15sec in his heat, 1/100th of a second quicker than the Jamaican Ke

UCI chief Brian Cookson wants Astanas Alexandr Vinokourov to testify

Plea to head of Tour de France-winning team Bjarne Riis also urged to talk to doping commissionThe UCI president, Brian Cookson, has called upon Alexandr Vinokourov and Bjarne Riis, the heads of the two most prominent teams in this years Tour de France, to testify before the independent commission on cyclings doping history as a way of helping the sport move on from its past.Vinokourov, wh

Lionel Messi to be prosecuted for alleged tax evasion

Player and father accused of false returns Barcelona forward denies wrongdoingA Spanish court will push ahead with prosecuting the Barcelona forward Lionel Messi for alleged tax evasion despite a recommendation from the public prosecutor the charges be dismissed.The prosecutor argued in June that Messis father Jorge was responsible for the familys finances and not the four-times World Playe

Commonwealth Games 2014: Louis Smith closes in on pommel horse final

England gymnast second to Max Whitlock in opening session English team lead way, while Wales women top standingsLouis Smith is prepared to step up in the pommel horse final after he all but secured his place in what looks set to be a highly anticipated final.The 25-year-old England gymnast was second only to team-mate Max Whitlock in the opening session of the Commonwealth Games team medal

South Africa return to top of world rankings with draw in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 421 & 229-8d; South Africa 282 & 159-8 Match drawn, South Africa win series 1-0South Africa have displaced Australia from the top of the world Test rankings, again succeeding where England failed recently by batting throughout the last day against Sri Lanka to secure a 1-0 series victory.The Proteas have shrugged off the recent retirements of Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis to res

Audi take endurance racing treble with victory at Spa 24 Hours

WRT team win thriller, taking the lead with 15 minutes to go Former Manchester United keeper Fabien Barthez 11th in classElation and despair, so often the two sides of the same coin in endurance racing, were centre stage at motor racings greatest amphitheatre on Sunday when, in a thrilling finale, the Audi of WRT Racing took the lead after 23 hours and 45 minutes of racing to deny the Marc VDS

Toormore can get Goodwood off to glorious start for Richard Hannon

Stable has prospects of hat-trick in first three races at meeting Fast ground prevalent as track misses nearby heavy rainThe five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting, which opens on Tuesday, will start on predominantly fast ground after the track missed Mondays torrential downpours a few miles away.The good to firm surface was not enough to deter the trainer John Gosden, who declared Kingman for

Horse racing tips: Tuesday 29 July

The Luca Cumani-trained Havana Cooler is rated the best bet on the opening day of Glorious GoodwoodBeverley2.20 Rainford Glory 2.50 Groor 3.25 Horsforth 4.00 Flash City 4.35 Fajry 5.10 Mojolika 5.45 Unex Michelangelo Continue reading...

Moeen Ali bats wearing wristbands saying Save Gaza and Free Palestine

All-rounder has helped raise funds for Gaza Ali makes 12 in third Test at Ageas BowlMoeen Ali has risked punishment from the International Cricket Council by wearing wristbands demonstrating his support and sympathy for the people of Gaza when batting on the second day of Englands third Test against India in Southampton.The all-rounder was pictured wearing wristbands that say Save Gaza and

Maddux, Glavine and Cox are Braves choices for Baseball Hall of Fame

*Atlanta pitchers and manager honoured in Cooperstown*Thomas, La Russa and Torre also enter pantheonThe National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday had the feel of an Atlanta Braves reunion, as pitching greats Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were inducted along with former manager Bobby Cox. Maddux and Glavine, who were mainstays on the Braves team that won the 1995 World Se

South Africa top Test rankings after holding on for Sri Lanka draw

South Africa seal a 1-0 series victory after draw Hashim Amlas side will go above Australia in rankingsSouth Africa will return to the top of the International Cricket Council Test rankings after some stubborn batting helped them to a hard-fought draw against Sri Lanka in Colombo.Resuming on 38 for one, chasing a nominal 369, the tourists knew they only needed to bat out the final day of th

Tour de France 2014 sees emergence of new generation without complexes

Vincenzo Nibali held the yellow jersey for 19 of the 21 stages from Sheffield to Paris to take the honours and he will be joined by a new breed with no fear of the ancien régimeThe 2014 Tour de France had only been in the record books for a few hours, the 164 finishers had yet to reach their hotels at Porte Maillot, and the crowd barriers were yet to be dismantled on the Champs Elysées before t

Italy elated after Vincenzo Nibali's Tour de France victory - video

Rome residents praise Vincenzo Nibali's success in the Tour de France while his success makes front page news. One man says that thanks to Nibali, Italians can smile on an international level. Other residents wish him well and express their jubilation. Another supporter describes the victory as a point of pride for the whole nation. Nibali's success on Sunday is the first victory for an Italian ri

Summer of Kevin Love continues as Cavaliers and Warriors circle

Minnesota All-Star power forward is probably going somewhere. The only certainty, however, is that it isn't the Fiba World CupIt's now late July, and most of the major NBA free agents have been signed. Yet the Summer of Love continues. The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to explore trade options that would send their three time All-Star power forward Kevin Love to a contender. At the same

Sport picture of the day: the strain of the shot

The decathlon at this year's Commonwealth Games in Scotland is pushing competitors to the limit. Canada's Damian Warner strains every muscle he has in the shot put discipline, which is excellently captured in this picture. Continue reading...

Rio 2016 Olympic organisers say they are on course to meet targets

Organisers hit back at ill-informed and wrong criticism Criticism has been a wake-up call for Rio 2016The organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympics have labelled criticism of their preparations by a senior IOC figure as ill-informed and wrong and said they are now on course to meet their targets.The Australian IOC vice-president, John Coates, a member of the coordination commission that monitors

Tour de France 2014 fans hail Vincenzo Nibali victory video

Cycling fans in Paris give their reactions to Vincenzo Nibali winning the Tour de France on Sunday. One Italian fan says the win is important following Italy's disappointing World Cup performance this year, and says his country is proud of Nibali. A British fan applauds the event's atmosphere and the standard of cycling Continue reading...

County cricket: the weeks final over | Sport Network

Well-balanced Yorkshire, Warwickshire contained, Worcestershires cover job, T20 young guns and Eoin Morgans gripe Continue reading...

Talking Horses: todays best bets and the latest racing news

Kingman is declared a runner in the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood Continue reading...

Geraint Thomas signs a new two-year deal with Team Sky

Thomas finished 22nd in Tour de France Brailsford: He is one of the handful that can do it allGeraint Thomas has signed a new two-year deal with Team Sky that will run until the end of 2016.The versatile Welshman has become an important part of the team since joining in 2010 and produced some impressive rides in this years Tour de France as he eventually placed 22nd. Continue reading...

Lewis Hamilton defends decision not to let Nico Rosberg past

Hamilton finished third in Hungarian Grand Prix Im not slowing down; he has to get closerLewis Hamiton defended his decision not to move over when his team told him to to make way for the championship leader, Nico Rosberg, in the Hungarian Grand Prix.On lap 51 of the race that was won by Daniel Ricciardo, with Hamilton finishing third, Mercedes said: Let Nico pass on this lap. Hamilton repl

Kevin Pietersen signs two-year deal with T20 franchise Melbourne Stars

Batsman to be Big Bashs highest-paid player England to visit while cricketer is in AustraliaThe former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has signed a two-year deal with the Australia Twenty20 franchise the Melbourne Stars.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Cricket Australia will pay Pietersen a bonus of around Aus$100,000 (£55,000) to promote the Big Bash League, making him its highest-p

Tour de France 2014: highlights - video

Watch some of the highlights from the 2014 Tour de France. This year Vincenzo Nibali won the race for his team Astana with a lead of 7min 52sec. The Italian rider maintained his lead for 18 days out of the total 21 day race. Jean-Christophe Péraud and Thibaut Pinot followed him onto the podium to take second and third places respectively. The 21st stage win went to Marcel Kittel following a final

Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France 2014 video

Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France 2014 for his team Astana with a 7min 52sec lead. Nibali is followed French rider Jean-Christophe Péraud who managed to keep his position despite a crash. Fellow Frenchman Thibaut Pinot takes third place. Giant-Shimano rider Marcel Kittel won the final stage, sprinting ahead of Alexander Kristoff who had a puncture 30km before the finish line Co

Tour de France 2014: highs and lows, heroes and villains | John Ashdown

A look back at the best and worst moments of the Grand Boucle from Yorkshire crowds to Nibali's neck scratchThe crowds on the opening weekend were something unforgettable:A little thank you to Michael Rogers before Contador gets in to team car #itvtour pour @vincenzonibali ! #TDF 🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸 Astana e

Morgan Lake wins high jump gold at world junior championships

17-year-old clears 1.93m to take second gold in Eugene Lake had already won the heptathlon with personal bestThe Great Britain teenager Morgan Lake claimed her second gold medal of the 2014 world junior championships when she won the high jump in Oregon on Sunday.The 17-year-old, who won the heptathlon on Wednesday, cleared 1.91 metres on her first attempt to move into pole position and, at

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