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Venus pulls out of US Fed Cup team

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Venus Williams pulls out of US Fed Cup team to face Italy World number 16 Venus Williams has withdrawn from the United States Fed Cup team to face Italy on Saturday and Sunday for personal reasons. The seven-time Grand Slam champion, 34, has been replaced by Lauren Davis. Venus’s sister Serena Williams, the world number […]

April 15th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Tennis | Read More »

Cricket legend Benaud laid to rest

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A private funeral and commemoration service attended by family members and former players has been held for former Australian captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud. Former players Shane Warne and Ian Chappell attended, as did former team-mate and Anglican lay-preacher Brian Booth, who led the service. Benaud died on Friday, aged 84, after complications […]

April 15th, 2015 | Posted in Cricket,Sport | Read More »

‘I’m mentally stronger than Rosberg’

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Lewis Hamilton: I’m mentally stronger than Nico Rosberg Lewis Hamilton believes he has the psychological upper hand on Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in their title battle this season. The world champion made his claim after the German accused him of gamesmanship during the Chinese Grand Prix. “I’ve always said he is really strong mentally,” Hamilton […]

April 15th, 2015 | Posted in Formula One,Sport | Read More »

Coach Klopp to leave Dortmund

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Jurgen Klopp: Borussia Dortmund coach to leave at end of season Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has said he will leave the Bundesliga club at the end of the season. The 47-year-old German asked to be released from his contract, which had been due to run until 2018. “It’s not that I’m tired, I’ve not […]

April 15th, 2015 | Posted in Football,Sport | Read More »

Theo Walcott to Liverpool: Arsenal winger wants new contract to pay over £100,000-a-week as Liverpool consider Raheem Sterling replacement

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Theo Walcott’s future at Arsenal has been thrown into serious doubt with the winger believed to be looking for a significant increase on his £90,000-a-week wages amid transfer interest from Liverpool. Walcott has proven a tricky proposition when it has come to contract talks in the past, and with 15 months left to run on […]

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

Six Nations 2015: Rochelle Clark to win 100th cap for England

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Rochelle Clark will win her 100th cap for England in their final Six Nations match against France at Twickenham. Clark, 33, who made her Test debut against Canada in 2003 and won the World Cup in 2014, will join former hooker Amy Garnett as the joint most-capped England player of all time. “It is an […]

March 19th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Manuel Pellegrini’s time up after Champions League exit – Savage

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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini will be sacked at the end of the season after his side’s Champions League exit, says BBC football expert Robbie Savage. City failed to reach the last 16 after they lost 3-1 to Barcelona. They are also six points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea. “I think Pellegrini’s time will be […]

March 19th, 2015 | Posted in Football,Sport | Read More »

Formula 1 gossip: Hockenheim, Hamilton, Sauber… dodgems!

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Manor Marussia will pay unsecured creditors, including Ferrari and McLaren, 1.262p for every pound they were owed when the team entered administration. (Skysports.com)  Michael Schumacher’s 15-year-old son Mick is recovering after he crashed a Formula 4 car at more than 100mph in east Germany . (Daily Mail)  Kamui Kobayashi’s manager has played down reports the […]

March 19th, 2015 | Posted in Formula One,Sport | Read More »

Indian Wells: Andy Murray equals Tim Henman career win record

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Andy Murray equalled Tim Henman’s Open-era record for career wins by a British man as he advanced to the quarter-finals at Indian Wells. Murray beat unseeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-3 6-3 in what was the first meeting between the pair. The Scot will play Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the last eight. Murray said he “wasn’t […]

March 19th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Tennis | Read More »

Women’s football: Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes wants ‘Rooney Rule’

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British football needs a system similar to the ‘Rooney Rule’ to help female coaches get jobs in the men’s game, Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes says. Under the ‘Rooney Rule’, NFL American football franchises must interview at least one black or ethnic minority candidate for coach vacancies. Only a handful of female coaches work in […]

March 19th, 2015 | Posted in Football,Sport | Read More »