Lancashire head coach returns to job he lost in 2009 Paul Farbrace set to be named Moores's assistant Mike Selvey on why Moores is the right choiceEngland will announce that the Lancashire coach, Peter Moores, will be their new head coach, at a press conference at Lord's on Saturday morning. Paul Farbrace, the former Kent wicketkeeper who recently led Sri Lanka to the World Twenty20 title, wi
Hazard, Sturridge, Suárez and Touré also on shortlist Barkley and Sterling among nominations for youth awardSteven Gerrard, Eden Hazard, Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suárez and Yaya Touré are the six players nominated for this year's Professional Footballers' Association's Players' Player of the Year award. Continue reading...
Manchester United manager back after 11 years at Goodison Moyes will be respected after the final whistle, says MartínezRoberto Martínez has said he expects David Moyes to get a good reception when Manchester United visit Goodison but added there "cannot be a nice atmosphere" considering the importance of the game. "Facing the champions is a big enough reason to be excited and to make sure we'
St Helens 14-33 WiganIt was a pass, and a try, that would deserve to win any derby. Sean O'Loughlin, the Wigan captain who had already stretched over for the opening score, was set free just inside the St Helens half, ran diagonally across the field as he searched for support, and "just saw Sarge [Dan Sarginson, the right wing] in the corner of my eye".It took a special player to throw that
Spanish golfer needed medical attention after being attacked by hornets in Kuala LumpurSpanish golfer Pablo Larrazabal jumped into a water hazard to escape a swarm of hornets on Friday.Larrazabal needed medical attention after being attacked by hornets at the 14th hole, the fifth of his round.In my room resting after a long and tough day out there... Head still in pain but i will be 100
Eight-times champion Nadal beaten in straight sets Sixth-seed Ferrer says he dealt with Nadal's attacksDavid Ferrer claimed a stunning victory over his fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal to reach the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday.Top seed Nadal, eight times a winner of the French Open, had been aiming to recapture the Monte Carlo title after an eight-year unbeaten stretch at th
Hamilton finished 0.141sec ahead of Fernando Alonso Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg came thirdLewis Hamilton missed the first 25 minutes of Friday's second free practice for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix but still finished top of the timings by 0.141sec, ahead of Fernando Alonso and his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.Hamilton's car had a suspension problem and then he complained about unders
Middlesex's left-hander was willing to sacrifice the glitz and glamour of the IPL for the chance to regain his Test place and has his name written all over the No5 spotEoin Morgan admits he has never known the start of a season like it. With Jonathan Trott's continuing battle with his stress-related illness placing his international future in considerable doubt, Kevin Pietersen's sacking and th
Cam Hardie makes history by riding first Good Friday winner Grandeur has New York targets after landing big raceEvery Good Friday for more than a century after Lingfield Park opened its doors in 1890 until 18 April 2014, the track was locked and silent on the first afternoon of the Easter holiday. What a waste. The first All-Weather Championships card at the Surrey track, the first British mee
King Massini is napped to score over fences at Haydock, plus tips for six Easter Saturday cards4.55 Sinaadi 5.25 Dubawi Coast 6.00 Fear Or Favour 6.30 Come Uppence 7.00 Ladies Are Forever 7.30 Cadmium Loch 8.00 Annaluna Continue reading...
England flanker bemoans lack of 'characters' Wasps play Gloucester aiming for seventh spotJames Haskell's colourful personality may polarise opinion but the England back-row is only happy to inject life into a sport he believes is now populated by "robots".Wasps are benefiting from Haskell's return to form this season, with their director of rugby, Dai Young, describing him as a "30 to 40%
Which is the strongest chess club in Europe? Following Baden-Baden's ninth consecutive German Bundesliga title, the top-seeded Malachite Sverdlovsk has just won the Russian league at Sochi, edging out Moscow and St Petersburg.The clincher for Malachite was the scintillating form of Alexander Grischuk, who totalled 6/7, won the individual gold medal, had a performance rating close to the magic
*Portland Timbers visit nemesis RSL*Colorado come home after victories in Canada*Sporting KC come off rest week to face fragile MontrealWelcome to week seven of MLS, and owing to certain teams false-ing where they should have true-d last week, its one of those weeks where rather than MASSIVE HEAD-TO-HEADS, were seeing a few games with teams on a roll against teams who have suddenly found
Switch disrupts super-bantamweight's preparations Murray can complete comeback with victory over friendScott Quigg's defence of his world title against the late substitute Tshifhiwa Munyai is billed as the main event in Manchester on Saturday, and it could well provide unscheduled drama but the crowd are there in numbers for a fight with more significance than its title suggests.If, as I ex
*MLB: Five things we learned this week*Cuban star reportedly faces death threats*Yankees' Tanaka is the real deal*Astros fans see beginning of beginning*Cubs forecast: cloudy with chance of meatballsYasiel Puig is still acclimatising to everyday life in the US, while dealing with the on-field adjustment that comes with moving from Cubas Serie Nacional to Major League Baseball. Now
Hopkins defends his IBF title at age of 49 against Kazakh Paulie Malignaggi gets another title shot on undercardIt is long odds that Bernard Hopkins had access to the writing of Gabriel García Márquez in 1982, the year the celebrated Colombian writer was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Hopkins was a Philadelphia street punk newly delivered into the care of the Pennsylvania State Correc
'He's the fastest footballer in the world,' says Jamaican sprinter Double Olympic champion Hicham El Guerrouj also 'amazed' Sid Lowe: how Bale's wonder goal wowed SpainBale's first season at Madrid: an appraisalUsain Bolt has joined the chorus of appreciation for Gareth Bale's stunning Copa del Rey final winner against Barcelona on Wednesday.The forward's stunning 85th-minute winner, whic
Marco Mattiacci arrives from commercial side of Ferrari operation and is unencumbered with Formula One baggageEveryone liked Stefano Domenicali. That was the problem. Ferrari's team principal was a nice man in a world where niceness, even when accompanied by extreme competence, is usually considered to be the virtue of losers.Domenicali, who resigned suddenly at the start of this week, had b
Bats continue to swish and the money keeps rolling, convincing IPL7 of its place at the centre of the sporting universeWelcome back, then, the Indian Premier League. As of Wednesday morning the IPL is among us again, busily re-establishing itself as cricket's whizziest, gaudiest pop-up western town of a sporting sideshow, not to mention by its own figures the second most lucrative sports compet
'The double-header is a good example of what can be built up over time: it is now a major part of our calendar,' says the Premiership's Mark McCaffertyWhen Premiership Rugby announced at the turn of the decade that it was aiming to emulate football's Championship in terms of popular support, the general reaction was one of incredulity. Leicester apart, no club regularly attracted gates of 20,00
Mercedes are flying and their technical guru would like those at the top of F1 to share their enthusiasm for the new rulesPaddy Lowe, the technical wizard behind Mercedes' early domination of the Formula One season, says the sport's leading figures should work harder to promote their "brilliant" product."The leadership of F1 has a duty to promote it," Lowe says in an exclusive interview with
*Newcastle Knights 6-32 Brisbane BroncosA superb defensive effort at Hunter Stadium helped Brisbane end a two-game losing streak.In front of a crowd of 22,254, the Broncos' goalline defence was first class in the 32-6 victory over Newcastle. Continue reading...
The world's most famous cycling fan and designer of the world's largest bike, Didi Senft aka El Diablo, has been been slaving away in his workshop on his latest creation. He's spent 100 hours creating this beast which commemorates the 2014 World Cup Continue reading...
England batsman to take 'further period' away ECB insists it will support batsman's rehabilitationJonathan Trott has cited his inability to "concentrate fully at all times" as the reason for his decision to withdraw from his comeback to cricket after a single County Championship appearance.Warwickshire and the England and Wales Cricket Board issued a statement on Friday morning confirming t
*Melbourne Rebels 22-16 Western ForceThe Melbourne Rebels put the brakes on the Western Force's winning run with a hard-earned 22-16 victory.The Rebels made amends for their early-season humiliation at the hands of the Force and stopped the Perth franchise's surge at five successive wins. Continue reading...
The first round of the playoffs kicks off on Saturday, and while the West looks strong as ever, the East minus Miami is weakThe 2014 NBA playoffs kick off on Saturday, and the Lakers, the Celtics and the Knicks will all be sitting home. In their place are the Raptors, the Bobcats and the Trail Blazers. Excited to see Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Rajon Rondo? Well, don't be,
*Manly Sea Eagles 26-21 North Queensland CowboysManly secured a 26-21 come-from-behind win over North Queensland on the back of a highly controversial obstruction ruling.Kieran Foran laid on the matchwinning try for Jamie Buhrer in the 78th minute after Johnathan Thurston had two minutes earlier kicked the Cowboys one point clear. Continue reading...
Updates from the Championship, League One and League Two Send sweet nothings to email@example.com Or you can tweet him @michaelbutler18 Live scoreboard: all the goals as they go in across the UK Burnley ready to clinch promotion, says Trippier Dominic Fifield: Portsmouth owe everything to their community 4.27pm BST And Fleetwood are within a point of an automatic promoti
British No1 has not played since Australian Open Announces she will have surgery on Facebook pageLaura Robson has withdrawn from Wimbledon and the French Open to have wrist surgery in America. A light-hearted entry on her Facebook page masked the potential seriousness of the injury, which has troubled her since last summer and will now disrupt a large part of her 2014 season."I wanted to in
Hearn's proposal receives backing from within snooker Ronnie O'Sullivan readies for Crucible title defenceThe controversial proposal by Barry Hearn, the chairman of World Snooker, to hand Steve Davis a tour wild card for next season has received support from within the sport.The six-times world champion lost early in qualifying for this year's Crucible tournament, which begins on Saturday,