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I'm racing to win again - Jonny

Freed from the pressure of maintaining a remarkable podium streak, Jonny Brownlee has vowed to take the race to brother Alistair in Thursday's Commonwealth Games triathlon.

Canadian in velodrome crash drama

Canada's Nic Hamilton has been forced out of the Commonwealth Games track cycling events after crashing into an official in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

Varnish: Much more depth now

Jessica Varnish has warned there will be no 'face' of British cycling emerging from the Commonwealth Games, with the overall standard too high for one or two superstars to dominate.

Moores mystified by English malaise

Peter Moores admits he has yet to figure out whether England's whitewash Ashes defeat has left him with a clutch of cricketers with their best days behind them.

Deila: Forster vital to Celtic

Ronny Deila stressed his desire to keep Fraser Forster at Celtic Park after the Hoops cruised through to the Champions League third qualifying round with a 4-0 win over KR Reykjavik at the BT Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh.

Queen's horse fails drugs test

A racehorse owned by the Queen has tested positive for morphine, a prohibited substance, Buckingham Palace announced.

Majka takes second stage win

Poland's Rafal Majka claimed his second victory of the 2014 Tour de France on stage 17 as Vincenzo Nibali further enhanced his hold on the race leader's yellow jersey.

Powar praises Vieira after walk-off

Manchester City youth team coach Patrick Vieira has been praised for taking his players off the pitch after an alleged racist incident in a pre-season friendly.

Williamson ban over bowling action

New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson has been suspended from bowling due to an illegal action, the International Cricket Council has announced.

Van Gaal unhappy about US trip

Louis van Gaal thinks Manchester United are putting his chances of success in jeopardy by dragging the first-team squad across the United States on their pre-season tour.

Matthew to fly England flag

Sheffield's Nick Matthew will lead Team England into the Commonwealth Games after being named as the squad's flag bearer.

Rogers claims stage 16 victory

Michael Rogers claimed a first ever Tour de France stage victory as he out-sprinted Thomas Voeckler.

Moores backs captain Cook

England stood by their united assurances that Alastair Cook is still the man to lead them forward, by confirming him as captain for the third Investec Test against India.

Rodriguez revels in 'dream' move

James Rodriguez is determined to make history at Real Madrid rather than crumble under the pressure of becoming the fourth most expensive player of all time.

Celtic cruise in CL qualifier

Celtic eased through to the Champions League third qualifying round with an emphatic 4-0 win over KR Reykjavik at the BT Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh.

Date set for Anderson hearing

James Anderson faces the possibility of being banned from his home Test at Old Trafford after a date of August 1 was set for his International Cricket Council disciplinary hearing.

Real confirm Rodriguez signing

Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco, the European champions have announced.

Hamilton talks underway - Wolff

Lewis Hamilton has already opened talks with Mercedes with regard to signing a new deal.

No slacking from Red Bull - Horner

Christian Horner insists Red Bull will continue to throw all they have into the current Formula One season despite their title hopes fading fast.

Prior determined to bounce back

Matt Prior remains as determined as ever to play for England but just wants to take time out to get 100 per cent fit.

Cook remains as Buttler called in

Alastair Cook will remain as England captain with Jos Buttler in line for his Test debut after being picked in a 13-man squad for the third match of the Investec series against India in Southampton.

Captains call for Cook to step down

Former England captains Michael Atherton and Michael Vaughan feel the time has come for current national team skipper Alastair Cook to step down.

No respite for under-fire Cook

England captain Alastair Cook is in no mood to relinquish his responsibilities in adversity, and therefore has urgent business to attend to before the third Investec Test in Southampton.

Dyke: Summer 2022 World Cup a no-go

FA chairman Greg Dyke told MPs he is "certain" the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be held in the summer, insisting it is "too dangerous" due to the high temperatures.

Bulls down after dropping appeal

Bradford Bulls have dropped their legal challenge to the points deduction imposed by the Rugby Football League in February, which confirms their relegation from Super League.

Sinfield handed two-match ban

Kevin Sinfield will be available for Leeds' Challenge Cup semi-final clash with Warrington but will miss their next two matches after accepting an early guilty plea for his head-butt on Castleford full-back Luke Dorn.

Cook bent on fixing England slump

Alastair Cook is experiencing the toughest moments of his professional career, by his own admission, but remains determined to lead England out of their long losing run.

Prior steps back from England duty

Matt Prior has taken a step back from England duty for the rest of the summer due to injury.

Hamilton enjoying tough challenge

Lewis Hamilton has admitted his love of a challenge is keeping him in the hunt for this season's Formula One world title.

Prior steps back from England duty

Matt Prior has taken a step back from England duty for the rest of the summer due to injury.

England collapse gifts India win

England collapsed to a 95-run defeat at Lord's, to concede a 1-0 Investec series lead and pile ever more pressure on their captain Alastair Cook.

Cavendish making speedy recovery

Mark Cavendish says he is recovering quicker than expected from the shoulder injury that ruled him out of the Tour de France but may still miss the World Championships in September.

Sinfield charged after head-butt

Kevin Sinfield has being charged by the Rugby Football League following the first dismissal of his illustrious career last week.

Wolff: Double-points system unfair

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff has suggested one of his drivers will require psychological counselling should they lose this year's Formula One world title by the controversial double-points system.

Massa: Magnussen was too aggressive

Felipe Massa has slated Kevin Magnussen for being "too aggressive" as the Brazilian's world was turned upside down in Germany.

Johnson-Thompson ruled out of Games

Katarina Johnson-Thompson has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to a foot injury, Team England have announced.

Root gives England victory hope

Joe Root kept alive hopes of a famous victory as England engaged with their mission improbable on the final morning of the second Investec Test at Lord's.

Lowes encouraged by battling Bulls

Bradford coach James Lowes was in bullish mood despite watching his side's relegation from Super League all but confirmed with Sunday's 52-26 defeat by Huddersfield.

Cook and England on the rack

Alastair Cook's future as England captain is unlikely to depend solely on whether his team can defy the odds on the final day of the second Investec Test against India.

Kristoff claims stage 15 triumph

Alexander Kristoff took the win on stage 15 of the Tour de France as the sprinters caught Martin Elmiger and Jack Bauer on the line.

Scott focus now on US PGA glory

World number one Adam Scott will redouble his efforts in an attempt to add to his one major title after coming up short at the Open Championship for the third successive year.

Kenny beefs up for Glasgow Games

Triple Olympic champion Jason Kenny admits he has had to bulk up to keep pace with the changing dynamics of the men's sprint.

Rivals unhappy with Mercedes switch

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner and Ferrari counterpart Marco Mattiacci have both revealed they considered launching a protest against Mercedes following the German Grand Prix.

Pressure intensifies on Cook

England are in danger of a defeat captain Alastair Cook can ill afford, in the second Investec Test against India at Lord's.

England team behind Cook - Farbrace

England are clinging to the belief they can defy the odds for victory against India at Lord's, and that Alastair Cook remains the best man to lead them in the rest of the Investec series.

Rosberg reigns at Hockenheim

Nico Rosberg completed the week of his life with victory in the German Grand Prix on a day when Lewis Hamilton produced a backs-to-the-wall drive to limit the damage to his team-mate and title rival.

McIlroy hails 'incredible' victory

A year on from labelling his own play "brain dead", Rory McIlroy spoke of his pride at winning the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool and immediately targeted more major glory.

Woodward: New signings are imminent

Ed Woodward has told Manchester United fans to expect new signings and several departures over the next few weeks.

Giants leave Bulls on the brink

Bradford's relegation from Super League was all but confirmed when they suffered a sixth straight defeat in a scrappy, high-scoring derby at Huddersfield.

Illness ruins Porte's Tour chances

Richie Porte says a chest infection has ruined his chances of challenging for Tour de France glory.

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