Sports

07
Dec
Tiger Woods shoots 62 to lead at World Challenge in California

World number one Tiger Woods equalled his own course record with a 10-under-par 62 to take a two-shot lead at the World Challenge in California. Woods hit 10 birdies in a blemish-free round to finish 11 under overall. Overnight leader Zach Johnson is in second place after a 68, with fellow American Matt Kuchar a shot further back at the Sherwood Country Club. Graeme McDowell is six behind after a 67 but Rory McIlroy had a nine in his 77... [read news]

06
Dec
Nelson Mandela: Sport pays tribute to former South Africa president

Sport's greatest icons have paid their own tributes to South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95. Muhammad Ali said: "His was a life filled with purpose and hope - hope for himself, his country and the world. "He made us realise we are our brother's keeper and that our brothers come in all colours." Pele  said Mandela was "one of the most influential people in my life. He was my hero, my... [read news]

05
Dec
Ashes 2013-14: Graeme Swann - no blame over dropped catches

England's Graeme Swann said individuals would not be blamed despite three key dropped catches as Australia closed day one of the second Test on 273-5. Monty Panesar, Joe Root and Michael Carberry all missed chances in Adelaide but Swann said: "Nobody's going to be hard on anyone else. "We know how hard we all work on our fielding, and we'll come back tomorrow and hopefully take those half-chances. "If we can keep them below 350, we'll be... [read news]

03
Dec
Nico Hulkenberg rejoins Force India for 2014

German driver Nico Hulkenberg will return to Force India in 2014 after signing a "multi-year" deal. Hulkenberg, 26, who was in contention for a Lotus seat, raced for Force India in 2012 before moving to Sauber this season. Force India, who ran Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil this year, said they will name the second driver "in due course". Hulkenberg said: "I know this team and I can see their determination. We all share the same... [read news]

02
Dec
Barcelona not worried despite two losses - Sergio Busquets

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets says the club are not alarmed despite suffering a second consecutive defeat. Following Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at 10-man Ajax, they lost 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao in the league on Sunday. Those were Gerardo Martino's first two losses as Barcelona boss following his summer appointment. "There's no need to be alarmed, we just have to carry on. We have to learn both from our errors and the... [read news]

01
Dec
Rene Meulensteen replaces sacked Martin Jol at Fulham

Martin Jol has been sacked by Fulham, with head coach Rene Meulensteen taking responsibility for the first team. Jol had been in charge since June 2011 and his dismissal comes on the back of five straight Premier League defeats that leave Fulham 18th in the table. "Our poor form and results this season are undeniable, and Fulham supporters deserve better," said Fulham chairman Shahid Khan in a statement.  Jol said: "I'm... [read news]

30
Nov
Ross Brawn: Mercedes principal to leave at end of year

Ross Brawn is to leave Mercedes at the end of the year. The 59-year-old team principal is standing down following changes to the management structure at Mercedes F1. "The most important consideration in my decision to step down was to ensure the timing was right for the team in order to ensure its future success," he said. Executive directors Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe will lead the team, whose drivers are 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton... [read news]

25
Nov
Ashes 2013-14: Michael Clarke fined for 'broken arm' comment

Australia captain Michael Clarke has been fined 20% of his match fee for warning England's James Anderson to expect a broken arm. He was found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct for using language or a gesture that is obscene or insulting. Continue reading the main story “All the England players know we certainly respect them” Michael Clarke Australia captain Clarke, 32, used an... [read news]

24
Nov
Nice v St Etienne: Nine supporters injured after crowd trouble

The French league warned it could ban away supporters from matches after nine fans were injured before Nice's Ligue 1 game against St Etienne on Sunday. The injuries occurred when St Etienne fans threw seats at home supporters in Nice's Allianz Arena, the French interior and sports ministries said. "If we don't succeed in resolving this problem it will end with a systematic ban on trips," said Frederic Thiriez, president of the French... [read news]

22
Nov
Nico Rosberg beats Red Bulls in Brazilian GP practice

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg beat the Red Bulls in a wet second practice session at the Brazilian Grand Prix. The German, who also set the pace in the first session, was 0.225 seconds ahead of world champion Sebastian Vettel and his team-mate Mark Webber. Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen was fourth, ahead of Rosberg's team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who had a spin and was 0.841secs off the pace. Force India's Paul Di Resta was... [read news]


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