Murdoch breaks Commonwealth record in 200m breaststroke Jamieson: Ross deserved it but I dont prepare to come secondIt had been billed as Thunder Thursday but the clapping was difficult to stomach for Michael Jamieson. It was a night in the pool that Scotland will savour as golds for Ross Murdoch and Hannah Miley elevated the Commonwealth Games hosts to third in the medal table after one day i
Cyclist justifies medal as start of something special Journey now starts towards Rio de Janeiro Olympics goldSir Bradley Wigginss Commonwealth career ends as it started, with a silver medal in the team pursuit. He last won one of those 16 years ago, in Kuala Lumpur in 1998.Back then he was an 18-year-old riding in the seniors for the first time. In 2014, at the age of 34, he finds himsel
Yorkshire siblings dominate field at Strathclyde Country Park South Africas Richard Murray finishes thirdAlistair Brownlees grin was wider than the Strathclyde Park loch he had emerged from minutes earlier. The race was won long before he jogged down the home stretch ahead of his brother, Jonny, and soon he was draped in the flags of both England and Yorkshire, a fitting way to end an emphatic
The new manager Louis van Gaal has quickly made his mark at Manchester United in a manner similar to Sir Alex Ferguson, according to his assistant Ryan GiggsRyan Giggs believes Louis van Gaal has the same aura as Sir Alex Ferguson, the most successful manager in English football.Van Gaal, who flew with the squad to Denver following Wednesday evenings 7-0 hammering of LA Galaxy for the second
Astana rider finishes over a minute clear of Thibaut Pinot Nibali now over 7min clear of field in general classificationSince his exploits on the cobbled stage to Arenberg 15 days ago, Vincenzo Nibali has increasingly seemed to be involved in his own race at the top of the standings. Here that was literally the case, with the Italian finishing alone for his fourth stage win of the race, confir
Identity of trainer in the latest case is unknown Authority cannot rule out more bad news for industryRacings morphine nightmare continued on Thursday night with news that a seventh horse has tested positive for the drug, believed to have originated in contaminated feed. The British Horseracing Authority announced that two further positives had been discovered in addition to the original five
2008 world champion has won five races so far this season Contract could be worth up to £70m over its durationLewis Hamilton is expecting a fresh contract from Mercedes this year even though his current deal has 18 months left to run. He said on Thursday: Im sure something will happen this year. Ive made it clear to them that Im not out to see what else there is for me. Mercedes has been my fa
Fässler, Lotterer and Tréluyer bid to make history with win as Audi attempt to win all three endurance classics this yearThis years winners of the Le Mans 24 Hour race are bidding to pull off the double with a win at the Spa 24 Hours this weekend and in doing so make history by becoming the first driver line-up to win both endurance classics in the same year.Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer an
The days big question: can Rowsell hold off King and Trott? Scottish hopes for Ross Murdoch in the 100m breaststroke Continue reading...
*Sea Eagles captain Jamie Lyon makes admission *Host of Manly players linked with moves elsewhereSkipper Jamie Lyon admits some of his Manly team-mates "are a little bit angry" with club management but remain galvanised for a tilt at the NRL title.The Sea Eagles have been forced to endure increasing speculation about dressing-room disharmony since centre Steve Matai revealed he'd asked f
*4 x 100m women's freestyle relay team win gold*Record set by Dutch in supersuits in 2009 brokenIt was a world record that few expected to be broken any time soon. Even the Australians themselves could not quite believe it, with Melanie Schlanger the only swimmer to recognise the significance of their collective efforts at the Tollcross Swimming Centre at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games."
*Banned coach returned from France earlier this week*Mark Thompson to remain in charge until end of seasonEssendon have announced senior coach James Hird will not play a match-day role in the coach's box until after the 2014 AFL season.Hird's 12-month ban for his role in Essendon's 2012 supplements program is due to expire next month, making him eligible to join caretaker coach Mark Thom
Craig Bellamys grudge match; rugby league country-style; a Homebush hoodoo; and Benji Marshalls returnCraig Bellamy never forgets and he never forgives. And if there is one loss in his storied career that the Melbourne Storm coach refuses to accept, it is the loss to the Brisbane Broncos in the 2006 grand final. The former Broncos assistant was filthy at the officiating and even filthier his
Australian hockey player shares selfie taken in Glasgow The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!! #sheevensmiledTwo years after her starring role in the London 2012 opening ceremony, the Queen has gone viral again after appearing to photobomb an Australian hockey players selfie.Jayde Taylor, one of the players introduced to the Queen at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Thursday, took the
Unbeaten welterweight now free to put on fights on his own Mayweather has used Top Rank and Golden Boy PromotionsFloyd Mayweather Jr can now organise and market fights in Nevada all on his own.The Nevada Athletic Commission voted on Wednesday to grant the undefeated welterweight champion a promoters licence. The 37-year-old Mayweather has previously worked with fight promoters Top Rank and
*Cyclist Anna Meares leads way in velodrome*Australia win 'Ashes on wheels' in men's team pursuit *Women's relay team claim world record and gold in pool*Emma McKeon wins second gold in 200m freestyle *Para-sport 100m freestyle gold to Rowan Crothers Team leader by title and by deed, Anna Meares' reliability is rivalled only by Australia's world record-breaking women swimmers. A day a
James Hird is back from his holidays; the thankless task of creating the fixture list; the Q-Clash; and the best team ever? Though Essendons form sagged badly at various points in between, both the beginning three weeks of the season and the last couple have clearly demonstrated the type of coach and football person Mark Thompson is. He genuinely does seem to love the game above all else, inc
Louise and Kimberley Renicks win big medals in judo Hannah Miley picks up gold number two in swimmingIn 63 extraordinary minutes the Glasgow Games burst into brilliant life as two Scottish sisters, Louise and Kimberley Renicks, both won individual gold medals in the judo and Hannah Miley triumphed in the pool. At the end of the first day, the Renicks household, in Coatbridge, out to the east o
Daley defending two Commonwealth Games titles in Glasgow England diver looking ahead to Rio Olympics in 2016Tom Daley insists he will continue diving as long as his body lets him. The 20-year-old was responding to speculation that his appearance for England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow would be his last.But the Plymouth athlete insists he is not ready to hang up his trunks yet and i
Alistair Brownlee beat his brother Jonny to triathlon gold, Bradley Wiggins and the England team pursuit quartet claimed silver, while Hannah Miley won and Ross Mudrich pulled off a shock in the pool. 10.14pm BST And that should just about be your lot for today. See you tomorrow for more of the same. 10.12pm BST Gymnastics: The results are in for the rhythmic gymnastics team final,
Our photographer was at the first event of the games, lawn bowls, before heading to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome to check out Sir Bradley Wiggins and the men's team pursuit and then onto Tollcross Swimming Centre for the men's 200m Breaststroke Final Continue reading...
Brownlee brothers dominate men's triathlon but Sir Bradley Wiggins and cycling squad lose out to AustraliaGlasgow's Commonwealth Games went off with a bang, a beep and plenty of roars yesterday, with England and the Scotland making their marks on the medals table after success in the triathlon, cycling, judo and swimming.The standout performance of the day was arguably that of the Brownlee b
Kimberley wins Scotlands first gold of Glasgow 2014 Sister Louise later beat Englands Kelly Edwards in -52kgSisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks celebrated winning Scotlands first gold medals of the Commonwealth Games in the space of a few hours to the delight of the crowd.Kimberley beat Indias Sushila Likmabam with an ippon in the -48kg category before her older sister battled past England
Ravens running back was caught on videotape punching Janay Palmer, now his wife, in an Atlantic City casino in February Rice got two games, Adderall could've got him four Why?The Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was caught on videotape earlier this year punching his then-fiancee, knocking her unconscious, has been suspended for two games. The NFL officially announced the suspe
Vincenzo Nibali finishes 1min 10sec ahead of Thibaut Pinot in the 18th stage of the Tour de France, to extend his lead in the general classification beyond seven minutes. Alejandro Valverde dropped to fourth position, allowing Pinot and Jean-Christophe Péraud to move into second and third positions respectively Continue reading...
Englishman disposes of unranked Mauritian in 21 minutes Star-struck opponent enjoys the experience nonethelessThe defending champion Nick Matthew eased to a routine victory in the opening squash session at Scotstoun, but for his opponent it was clearly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.Matthew took just 21 minutes to triumph 11-3, 11-3, 11-1 against the unranked Xavier Koenig, who is an insol
Click to enlarge, and debate the strip below the line. John Holder's verdict appears in Sunday's Observer and here from Monday. Continue reading...
Azizulhasni Awang had Save Gaza on gloves We have asked Malaysian chef de mission for a reportThe Commonwealth Games Federation is looking into an apparent political protest by a Malaysian cyclist who competed in gloves bearing the words Save Gaza at the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome on Thursday. Azizulhasni Awang held up his gloves to the camera to show Save written across the right one and Gaza on
Sri Lanka 305-5 Jayawardene hits 34th Test hundred in ColomboMahela Jayawardenes unbeaten century helped Sri Lanka recover from a shaky start to finish on 305 for five on day one of the second and final Test against South Africa.Jayawardene, who will retire from Test cricket next month, had hit 140 in 225 balls by the close of play in Colombo, including 16 fours and one six. It was the 34th
All the medals won by the 71 nations competing at Glasgow 2014 Continue reading...