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Middlesex inflict record defeat on Kent as Eoin Morgan hits half-century

Eoin Morgan returned to domestic duty with a half-century as Middlesex thrashed Kent Spitfires by 115 runs to claim their first win of the season in the NatWest T20 Blast. The England one-day captain, who returned this week from his stint in the Indian Premier League with Sunrisers Hyderabad, hit three sixes and four fours […]

May 29th, 2015 | Posted in Cricket,Sport | Read More »

Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United evolution: who stays and who goes

Definitely staying Víctor Valdés Age 33 Games last season 2 Valdés describes Louis van Gaal as the “most important person” in his career after the Dutchman handed him his debut at Barcelona in 2002 so he has a chance of being the next first-choice goalkeeper. Was shaky under the high ball in Sunday’s full debut […]

May 28th, 2015 | Posted in Football,Sport | Read More »

Venus Williams fined for snubbing press conference after French Open exit

Venus Williams has been fined $3,000 by tournament organisers for not attending a press conference following her first-round exit at the French Open. After Williams, the 15th seed, lost 7-6, 6-1 to Sloane Stephens on Monday, she snubbed the media, instead issuing a short statement: “When you arrive at any tournament you hope you will […]

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Tennis | Read More »

Mercedes blunder destroyed Lewis Hamilton’s Monaco GP, says Niki Lauda

Mercedes will regroup at their Brackley headquarters on Tuesday morning to continue their postmortem on one of the most glaring errors in the history of Formula One. Their decision to pit Lewis Hamilton for a second tyre change in Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix cost the British driver a certain victory that would have been his […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Formula One,Sport | Read More »

West Indies dump veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul for Australia Test series

Australia will not face Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the Caribbean next month after the veteran left-hander was left out of the West Indies squad. The 40-year-old, who has played 164 Tests in 21 years, was not named by chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd when the 12-man training squad for the two-Test series was named on Monday. […]

May 25th, 2015 | Posted in Cricket,Sport | Read More »

Radamel Falcao: a fallen superhero who deserves sympathy, not scorn

Just over a year ago Radamel Falcao walked into a room in Madrid to greet a cluster of schoolboys flown over from Colombia to meet their hero. One of them, a 12-year-old boy who had built his own museum dedicated to the player back at home in Bogotá, was so overcome to see his icon […]

May 24th, 2015 | Posted in Football,Sport | Read More »

Tomic ‘confident’ of shrugging off virus to start French Open

Bernard Tomic has dispelled lingering fitness doubts to declare himself a certain starter for the French Open, which begins in Paris on Sunday. Australia’s top-ranked men’s player retired with a virus during his opening-round match at last week’s Nice Open. But he didn’t hold back during a sweaty hour-long training session at Roland Garros on […]

May 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Tennis | Read More »

Jules Bianchi is in a ‘stagnant’ condition, says F1 driver’s father

The father of the injured Formula One driver Jules Bianchi said his son’s medical condition is “stagnant” as he continues to fight for his life in a French hospital. Speaking in an interview with Canal Plus television, Philippe Bianchi struggled to contain his emotions as he said: “The situation is stagnant, Jules’ neurological progress is […]

May 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Formula One,Sport | Read More »

Royal Challengers Bangalore turn on the IPL style to thrash Rajasthan

Amidst all the glamour of the IPL, it is a minor curiosity that Royal Challengers Bangalore, its most glamorous franchise, has yet to win the competition. But this thrashing of Rajasthan Royals, the margin a monstrous 71 runs, earned them a place in Friday’s eliminator against Chennai Super Kings; few will confidently bet against them. […]

May 21st, 2015 | Posted in Cricket,Sport | Read More »

England Under-21s: Harry Kane in European Championship squad

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been included in the England squad for the 2015 European Under-21 Championship. West Brom striker Saido Berahino and Burnley forward Danny Ings are also named in the squad, but Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw is left out. Gareth Southgate’s England side have won 13 of their last 14 matches. The […]

May 20th, 2015 | Posted in Football,Sport | Read More »