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Strange lauds 'smart man' McGinley

Former US Ryder Cup captain Curtis Strange believes Paul McGinley could be more than a match for opposite number Tom Watson at Gleneagles next week.

Wolves fight back to beat Vikings

A hat-trick of tries from winger Joel Monaghan helped Warrington complete a stunning comeback against local rivals Widnes in a thrilling Super League play-off clash at the Halliwell Jones stadium.

Quins bounce back with victory

Harlequins rebounded from their surrender to Saracens by completing a stormy 26-23 Aviva Premiership victory over Wasps at Twickenham Stoop.

Ford stars as Bath rout Tigers

England fly-half hopeful George Ford inspired a Bath romp at the Recreation Ground as hapless Leicester were ruthlessly battered into submission.

Pipped Rosberg left frustrated

Nico Rosberg's expletive moments after the conclusion to a pulsating qualifying session said it all after he had lost out to Lewis Hamilton by the slenderest of margins.

Durham win cup in Breese swansong

Gareth Breese enjoyed a fairytale finish to his cricket career as Durham won the Royal London One-Day Cup after beating Warwickshire by three wickets in a nail-biting final at Lord's.

Trott reveals key Peters role

Jonathan Trott has credited Dr Steve Peters with helping to get his career back on track after stress had him doubting if he wanted to carry on playing at all.

Baxter sings Slade's praises

Exeter boss Rob Baxter hailed the quality of England World Cup hopeful Henry Slade after his team went top of the Aviva Premiership with a 25-22 victory over Gloucester at Kingsholm.

Mercedes pair shut out in practice

For only the fourth time in 42 practice sessions this year a Mercedes failed to finish in the top two positions come the conclusion.

Pochettino proud of players

Head coach Mauricio Pochettino believes the way Tottenham's players responded to the hostile atmosphere of Partizan Belgrade shows they can rise to the occasion under any circumstances.

It's all in the mind for Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is working on improving his single-mindedness as he bids to improve his chances of winning this year's Formula One world title.

Maldonado crash thwarts Rosberg

Pastor Maldonado ended Mercedes' run of seven consecutive one-two finishes at the conclusion of practice on the Friday of a race weekend - although not with a time to trouble the all-conquering team.

Hodgson hails Wembley success

Roy Hodgson hailed "a great opportunity" for England after Wembley won the right to host the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020.

Song: Gerrard was my Kop idol

Alex Song will come up against his idol Steven Gerrard on Saturday - having first met the Liverpool skipper as an awe-struck child.

Injury forces Li to retire

Two-time grand slam winner Li Na has announced her retirement from the sport after struggling to overcome knee problems.

Lewis hails Collingwood influence

Durham coach Jon Lewis will head into the Royal London One-Day Cup final confident he has the most influential player in the country at his disposal.

Alonso in the Singapore swing

Fernando Alonso led the way in practice for the first time since the Canadian Grand Prix ahead of this weekend's night race in Singapore.

Groves 'to learn from Froch fights'

George Groves has admitted he will never forget his two defeats to Carl Froch as he prepares to get his career back on track on Saturday night.

Celtic earn thrilling draw

Celtic twice surrendered the lead to draw 2-2 with Salzburg in their thrilling Europa League Group D opener in Austria.

Stalemate for Spurs

Tottenham held firm in intimidating conditions to kick off the Europa League group stage with a hard-fought, goalless draw at Partizan Belgrade.

Toffees off to winning start

Everton made a successful return to European football with a 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park.

Murray abused over referendum tweet

Andy Murray has been subjected to online abuse after declaring his support for the Yes campaign in the independence referendum.

Li to announce retirement - reports

China's two-time grand slam winner Li Na is set to announce her retirement, according to widespread reports in her home country.

ECB quiet on Gale charge report

The England and Wales Cricket Board has declined to add to previous statements about the disciplinary process facing Andrew Gale, amid reports that he is to be charged with a racist offence.

Disappointing display irks Wenger

Arsene Wenger was scathing of Arsenal's performance as they launched their Champions League Group D campaign with a chastening 2-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund.

Wolff: Duo are like enemies

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff has described Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg as "almost like...enemies" in their head-to-head battle for this year's Formula One world title.

Watson heading home

Heather Watson was dumped out of the Korea Open in the first round in Seoul on Tuesday, beaten by American qualifier Nicole Gibbs.

Blues 'extremely keen' on Halfpenny

Cardiff Blues say they would be "extremely keen" on Wales star Leigh Halfpenny possibly rejoining them after a cloud was cast over his future at European champions Toulon by the French club's controversial president.

Clarke ruled out of ODI series

Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss next month's one-day international series against Pakistan because of the hamstring injury which ruled him out of much of the recent tour to Zimbabwe.

Bruce: Hernandez deserved to start

Hull manager Steve Bruce credited a late dash from Croydon to Rome for making Abel Hernandez's barnstorming debut possible.

Nash piles on runs at Trent Bridge

Chris Nash made his first century of the season a big one as Sussex compromised Nottinghamshire's hopes of a runners-up spot in LV= County Championship Division One.

Contador claims third Vuelta crown

Alberto Contador on Sunday won the Vuelta a Espana for a third time.

Wiggins encouraged by form

Sir Bradley Wiggins is ready to take on the world after claiming third place in the Tour of Britain.

Van Gaal sets sights on title

Louis van Gaal set his sights on Premier League glory after watching Manchester United hammer QPR 4-0 at Old Trafford.

Lucic-Baroni stuns Venus in final

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni won her first WTA title in more than 16 years as she stunned top seed Venus Williams to claim a straight-sets victory in the final of the Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec City on Sunday.

Rio: I'll never forgive Terry

Rio Ferdinand finds it "impossible to forgive" John Terry over his handling of the racism row involving his brother Anton but would still have been prepared to play alongside Terry for England if he had been given the chance.

Horschel pulls clear for huge win

Rory McIlroy missed out on a £7million payday as Billy Horschel won the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup title in Atlanta on Sunday.

New-look United up and running

Manchester United's stellar squad trounced QPR to hand Louis van Gaal his first win as manager.

Mayweather defeats Maidana

Floyd Mayweather won his rematch with Argentinian slugger Marcos Maidana on a unanimous decision in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Gale eyes more silverware

Andrew Gale has the perfect remedy for mixed emotions over his 11th-hour ban from lifting Yorkshire's County Championship trophy - he will just have to lead them to the title again next year.

Contador on brink of Vuelta success

Alberto Contador all but crowned victory in the Vuelta a Espana as the Tinkoff-Saxo rider pulled away from Chris Froome on the final climb of the Tour to claim his second stage win.

Costa is Mourinho's Mr. Right

Jose Mourinho praised Chelsea for waiting for Mr. Right in Diego Costa after the Spain striker extended his blistering start to his Blues career with a hat-trick in the 4-2 defeat of Swansea.

Villa tactics delight Lambert

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert felt his side were tactically perfect in their 1-0 win at Liverpool but denied they were over-physical in their approach at Anfield.

Beaten Pards skips press conference

Under-fire Newcastle manager Alan Pardew dodged the press conference after his side were humbled by former club Southampton.

Kingston on top of the Leger Hill

Kingston Hill stayed on best of all to lift the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster.

Pistorius could return to athletics

The International Paralympic Committeee will allow Oscar Pistorius to compete in the future after the movement's most famous athlete was found guilty of the culpable homicide of his girlfriend.

Brook keen to get back in ring

Kell Brook is more determined than ever to return to boxing and defend his IBF welterweight title after the stabbing incident that threatened to not only end his career, but his life as well.

Pellegrini: FFP led to Negredo exit

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed Financial Fair Play restrictions were the key factor in striker Alvaro Negredo's departure.

Khan expecting composed Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather will be a lot more self-assured when he steps in the ring with Argentinian slugger Marcos Maidana for a second time, according to British welterweight Amir Khan.

Dowsett leads after stage six

Movistar's Alex Dowsett stormed into the race lead of the Friend's Life Tour of Britain as Matthias Brandle collected his second consecutive stage victory in another breakaway.

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