• Cycling: Sprint aces to do battle in Britain

    Marcel Kittel of Germany and Team Giant-Shimano celebrates as he crosses the line to win the twenty first

    Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel, the world's leading sprinters, will go head to head in this month's Friends Life Tour of Britain, race organisers have announced.

  • Cricket: Cook and Hales make steady starts

    Alex Hales

    Alastair Cook and Alex Hales shared their second successive 50 opening stand as England made an encouraging start to the third Royal London Series.

  • Athletics: Dasaolu impresses in Zurich

     James Dasaolu of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    European champion James Dasaolu claimed several notable scalps as he pitted his wits against the world's best over 100 metres in Zurich on Thursday night.

  • Cycling: Degenkolb wins in Spain

    Mark Renshaw of Australia and the Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team in fourth place, John Degenkolb of Germany

    Giant-Shimano's John Degenkolb won his second straight stage of the Vuelta a Espana ahead of a frustrated Nacer Bouhanni in Rondo on Wednesday.

  • Boxing: Fifty no factor for Hopkins

    Boxer Bernard Hopkins (L) and President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya pose as they are introduced

    In 2001, underdog Bernard Hopkins stunned the world when he stopped rival Felix Trinidad in the 12th round to become the undisputed world middleweight champion.

  • Cricket: Quick wicket costs England

    England batsman Joe Root leaves the field after being bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2nd left) during the 2nd Royal London

    England's pursuit of a tough target was in jeopardy once they lost three wickets for nine runs in the second Royal London Series match against India in Cardiff.

  • Cricket: Hales to make international debut

    England batsman Alex Hales takes a drink during England practice ahead of Wednesday's 2nd One Day International against India

    Alex Hales was set to make his one-day international debut against India but must wait for his turn to bat after England captain Alastair Cook chose to bowl first.

  • Cycling: Matthews retains Vuelta lead

    Race leader and wearer of the maglia rosa Michael Matthews of Australia and Orica-GreenEdge

    Michael Matthews retained the overall lead of the Vuelta a Espana after coming in third on stage four behind Vincente Reynes and winner John Degenkolb.

  • Mathews leads the way for Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews celebrates winnin

    Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews once again led the way as his side crushed Pakistan by 77 runs to level the one-day international series in Hambantota.

  • Cycling: Matthews pips Martin on third day

    Dan Martin of Ireland and Team Garmin-Sharp walks onto the stage during the Team Presentation for the 2014 Giro d'Italia

    Michael Matthews pipped Dan Martin in a sprint finish to win the third stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Monday and claim the leader's jersey.

  • Cricket: Swann slams England's chances

    England captain Alastair Cook after winning the series trophy after winning the 5th Investec Test match between England

    England do not have a "cat in hell's chance" of winning next year's World Cup under Alastair Cook, according to Graeme Swann.

  • Bolt out of Zurich meet

    Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt gestures as he warms up before competing against

    Usain Bolt has pulled out of the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday, organisers have announced.

  • Dhoni: Fletcher still in charge

    Duncan Fletcher

    Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni insists India will present a united front with Duncan Fletcher "still the boss" despite Ravi Shastri's arrival as team director.

  • Bolt destroys 10-second mark in Warsaw

    Usain Bolt of Jamaica (R) plays with Wallace Spearmon of the United States during a practice

    Usain Bolt clocked 9.98 seconds in his second individual 100 metres of the season as he continued his comeback from injury with victory at a meeting in Warsaw.

  • All Blacks rout Wallabies to retain Bledisloe Cup

    New Zealand

    New Zealand laid down a Rugby Championship marker as they thrashed Australia 51-20 at Eden Park to retain the Bledisloe Cup.

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