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Commonwealth Games 2014: Adam Gemili wins 100m silver

Jamaicas Nickel Ashmeade takes bronze Nigerias Blessing Okagbare wins womens 100mIn the cauldron of Scottish football an almighty Hampden roar sounded for a young English sprinter, Adam Gemili, who until three years ago dreamed of kicking a ball for a living but now has a 100m silver medal to celebrate. No wonder he clasped hands to head in wide-eyed exuberance.But the understated reaction

Commonwealth Games 2014: Nicola Adams eases past Oluwatoyin Oladeji

This contest ranks highly, as high as the Olympics for me Northern Irelands Michaela Walsh warns Olympic championA little bit of history was made in arena two here as women were allowed into the boxing ring at the Commonwealth Games for the first time, 84 years after the men.First up, in the flyweight division, was Michaela Walsh, a 21-year-old from Northern Ireland. It was brilliant, I was

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

England v India | Third Test, second day report

England 569-7 dec; India 25-1 Alastair Cooks batsmen make hayEngland dominated the second day even more than they had the first, when the foundations were being laid. There was some movement from the pitch and in the air for the India bowlers but they were unable to harness it satisfactorily so that first of all Gary Ballance, then Ian Bell and finally Jos Buttler were able to gorge themselves

Manchester United hold talks with Napoli over Marouane Fellaini exit

Belgian weighs up options after failing to shine at Old Trafford Louis van Gaal to assess situation over Shinji KagawaMarouane Fellainis nightmare time at Manchester United could be about to end as the club are in negotiations with Napoli regarding the midfielder, whose £27.5m fee last summer made him the fourth most expensive player in the clubs history.Fellaini is thought to be minded to

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

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

Phil Hughes sets 50-over record for Australia A

*Batsman scores 202 off 151 balls*Breaks record held by David WarnerPhil Hughes hit a brilliant double century in Australia A's one-day match with South Africa A in Darwin. Hughes's push for a national recall gathered further momentum on Tuesday when he set a new Australian List A record, scoring an unbeaten 202 off just 151 balls to better David Warner's 197 for NSW last year.The 25-yea

Sebastian Coe ruling out run for BBC Trust chairmanship report

London 2012 head says he 'doesn't have the capacity' to take on job due to his commitments in international athleticsSebastian Coe has signalled he has pulled out of the race to become the next chairman of the BBC Trust.The London 2012 head, who is chairman of the British Olympic Association, was reportedly the government's preferred candidate for the role but told the Daily Mail he did no

Abolish AFL free agency, says Geelong's Chris Scott

*Cats lost Gary Ablett to free agency*'We're trying to take a mature approach'The Geelong coach Chris Scott has launched an extraordinary attack on the AFL's free agency system, saying he and the club don't support it.The Cats were victims of the most high-profile defection since free agency's introduction when Brownlow medallist Gary Ablett left for Gold Coast. Several raiding attempts

Donald Sterling fails to stop the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA franchise

Court ruling clears the way for former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to buy the NBA team in a proposed $2bn dealDonald Sterling has lost an effort to halt the $2bn sale of the Los Angeles Clippers in a court ruling which handed victory to his estranged wife Shelly.The disgraced billionaire on Monday lost all three counts in a probate court trial which questioned his mental fitness to control t

Commonwealth Games: Campbell sisters take Australian one-two

*Cate and Bronte Campbell dominate in pool*Australia lead medals table in GlasgowCate and Bronte Campbell became the first sisters to take gold and silver in the same Commonwealth Games race. Cate just held off her fast finishing younger sister in the 100m freestyle on Monday in 52.68 seconds the fastest time of the year while Bronte's 52.86 was also fast enough to have won Olympic gold two

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

Olympic silver medallist second to Max Whitlock early on Englands men and women top of pile in team standingsLouis Smith was relieved after performing a pommel horse routine that should see him through to Thursdays individual final but he is prepared to step up another level for the highly anticipated showdown.The 25-year-old England gymnast was second to his team-mate Max Whitlock in the o

Commonwealth Games 2014: squash in pictures

Guardian photographer Tom Jenkins aims his lens on the medal matches in the squash competition at the Commonwealth Games on the Scotstoun Sports Campus Matthew beats Willstrop in Games squash final Continue reading...

Fans watching the Tour de France 2014 in pictures

The Tour de France attracts spectators from all walks of life and their enthusiasm and ingenuity when supporting the riders is famous. They will do whatever it takes to see the race, relax in the sun when they're waiting or use it for protest. Continue reading...

Nick Matthew beats James Willstrop in Commonwealth Games squash final

Champion taken the distance by Yorkshire rival Matthew prevails 11-9, 8-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5 Pictures: Tom Jenkins aims his lens on squash courtsThere were two rivals, alike in dignity, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny. And there were a few hundred spectators in the arena, perhaps 50 members of the press, a dozen photographers, a handful of Olympic champions from other sports, even a v

The Joy of Six: great Commonwealth Games moments

Ian Thorpe, Rob de Castella, Kerryn McCann, the Miracle Mile and Ato 'Golden Boldon' show why the Games can still punch their weightThey get a bum rap, the Commonwealth Games. For all the whingeing about awkward colonial throwbacks (fair point, I suppose) and talent-depleted fields in some events (less convincing right now with the likes of Usain Bolt about to tear up the Glasgow athletics tr

Commonwealth Games 2014: Jazz Carlin takes freestyle gold for Wales

Ive overcome real lows. Thats why I was crying so much Englands Sophie Taylor swims to glory in 100m breaststrokeIt was a performance full of soul and all that Jazz, an 800m freestyle victory that made history for Wales and ensured the red dragon flew highest at Tollcross. Land of my Fathers played out for a female athlete at a Commonwealth pool for the first time in 40 years, thanks to Jazz C

Commonwealth Games 2014: day five as it happened!

Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica and Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria produces brilliant runs to win the men's and women's 100m titles, while England's Adam Gemili grabbed a silver 10.08pm BST Talking of which, I'm now going to do the same - though probably without the same elation. Thanks all for your company - night-night. 10.08pm BST He wishes "all the muslims out there eid mubarak, happ

Englands Jos Buttler strikes it lucky and the runs start to flow | Vic Marks

Debutant survives three chances while showing his full array of attacking strokes in the third Test against IndiaA bit of luck helps. Or as John Paul Getty once suggested the secret of success is to rise early, work hard and strike oil. English batsmen, with the exception of Gary Ballance, have had a bit of luck and some have struck oil.In this match Alastair Cook was dropped on 15, the sort

Sir Bradley Wiggins can galvanise British cyclists, says Shane Sutton

British Cycling head says Wiggins can provide boost in Rio Home nations won two track golds at Commonwealth GamesShane Sutton, the British Cycling technical director, believes Sir Bradley Wiggins expected presence on the track at the Rio Olympics will be a huge lift to other riders, claiming the team will need big leaders to ensure success in 2016.Wiggins led the English pursuit team to sil

High time Mercedes allowed their F1 drivers to just get on with racing | Paul Weaver

Niki Lauda has suggested that once the F1 constructors championship is secured the team would let Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg off the leash that time has comeMercedes mistake in the Hungarian Grand Prix was not in giving Lewis Hamilton a duff call but in making any call at all.It is difficult to be too critical of a team who have totally dominated the 2014 Formula One season and will con

England allow Moeen Ali to keep wearing Gaza and Palestine wristbands

All-rounder has helped raise funds for Gaza ECB believes messages are not politicalEngland are happy for Moeen Ali to wear Save Gaza and Free Palestine wristbands during the remainder of the third Test and beyond, despite an International Cricket Council ban on players displaying political messages.The ICC has launched an investigation after being alerted to photographs of the 27-year-old b

Usain Bolt gives media and fans the slip at Commonwealth Games

World's fastest man is in Glasgow to compete in the 4x100m relay, but quite where he is in the meantime is anyone's guessWhen Usain Bolt turns up at an international sporting event, there is usually only one question in the minds of athletes and fans alike: just how quickly will the world's fastest man run this time as he cruises to the gold medal?But Glasgow 2014 is different. Bolt arrived

Commonwealth Games 2014: bowls pair give Scotland record gold haul

Alex Marshall and Paul Foster crush Malaysia in pairs final Shooter Michael Gault bows out without adding to tally Continue reading...

Commonwealth Games: Australia beat England to reach hockey semi-final

Australia 3-0 England Double for Kenny sees Australia home comfortablyHockey seems to be a sport that attracts royal attention at these Games. From a photo-bombing queen to the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince Harry at Glasgow Green, Australias women have evidently been given the seal of approval and this comfortable victory over England assured them of a place in the C

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

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

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