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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Funding cut difficult to stomach

GB volleyball captain Ben Pipes
GB captain Ben Pipes explains the effects of the cut in 2012 cash

Thorpe v Phelps in 2012?

Michael Phelps and Ian Thorpe
Swimming pundits react to Ian Thorpe's return - and a potential rematch with Michael Phelps

Adlington targeting third title

Rebecca Adlington
Rebecca Adlington qualifies fastest for Friday's 800m freestyle final at the British Championships to stay on course for her third title of the week.

GB sailors get wake-up call

Ben Ainslie
Olympic hopefuls left wanting at two-year countdown

Thrills and spills as Extreme Sailing Series begins

The Extreme Sailing Series begins in Oman with 11 teams and two British skippers competing.

Sam Oldham Q&A

Sam Oldham
Gymnast Sam Oldham on his sporting achievements and ambitions

Olympic sports give their 2010 verdicts

Synchronised swimmers
Sport bosses rate their progress towards glory at London 2012

LONDON 2012 2012 Olympics schedule revealed

The Olympic Stadium
The timetable of events for the London 2012 Olympic Games is released by organisers.

Top three grouped together at WGC

Left to right: Luke Donald, Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood
The world's top three - Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald - will tee off together when the WGC Cadillac Championship begins in Florida on Thursday.

Davis Cup win papers over cracks

James Ward and Davis Cup captain Leon Smith
The LTA must reach out to disillusioned tennis figures, says Jonathan Overend

Williams positive over comeback

Serena Williams
Wimbledon champion Serena Williams is confident that she will recover to full fitness after a blood clot on her lung - the "scariest moment" of her life.

Orr gives Tigers added bite

Danny Orr
Castleford half-back is loving life on familiar territory

HULL KR Hull KR's Vella out after knee op

Mick Vella
Hull Kingston Rovers captain Mick Vella faces up to six weeks out following knee surgery.

WELSH Irish foul play a worry - Gatland

Warren Gatland
Wales coach Warren Gatland will highlight Ireland's indiscipline to referee Jonathan Kaplan ahead of their Six Nations showdown on Saturday.

How do athletes train in winter?

Runner on Lanzarote
Open University on how top athletes get an edge over rivals

One day on training camp

Annabel Vernon and the GB womebn's rowing squad have been on cycling camp in Majorca
Pain and progress for London medal hope Annabel Vernon

Storey hopes for happy ending

Paralympian Sarah Storey celebrates team pursuit victory
Sarah Storey steps up her bid for the 2012 Olympics

2012's unwanted distraction

Olympic Rings at St Pancras
David Bond on the cash row blighting build-up to London

Olympics touts face £20,000 fine

Ticket sign
The maximum penalty for ticket touting at the London Olympics is set to be raised from £5,000 to £20,000, the home secretary says.

Andrew White's World Cup column

Kevin O'Brien
"Kevin O'Brien has been struggling to keep a low profile"

World Cup photos

Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan
Pictures from Sri Lanka's Group A match against Zimbabwe in Kandy

Adam Mountford's World Cup diary

TMS commentator Vic Marks' water bottle fell foul of ICC regulations
Injuries, insect bites and Vic Marks' water bottle

Strauss keeps quiet on new opener

Andrew Strauss
England captain Andrew Strauss says his new opening partner will not be revealed before Friday's match with Bangladesh.

FOOTBALL Wenger fumes at Uefa over charge

Arsene Wenger (left) and referee Massimo Busacca (right)
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hits back at Uefa and denies a charge of improper conduct following his side's Champions League exit in Barcelona.

Hampton Court to host Olympic time-trial

Sebastian Coe, left, poses on a bike in front of the historic Hampton Court Palace.
(CNN) -- Hampton Court Palace will be the venue for the cycling time trial event at the London 2012 Olympic Games, it was announced on Wednesday.

Tendulkar makes history in India win

Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar entered the record books once again in the defeat of the Netherlands.
(CNN) -- India batsman Sachin Tendulkar became the first player in history to score 2,000 runs at the Cricket World Cup, as the hosts eased to a five-wicket win over the Netherlands on Wednesday.

Liuzzi handed drive with Hispania Racing

Vitantonio Liuzzi has been handed a drive with the Hispania Racing team, completing the F1 grid for 2011.
(CNN) -- The Hispania Racing Formula One team have confimed that Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi will drive for them in 2011, meaning all the race seats have now been filled for the forthcoming season.

Wenger, Nasri charged by UEFA after Barca clash

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was left frustrated after his side's 3-1 defeat to Barcelona on Tuesday.
(CNN) -- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and midfielder Samir Nasri have both been charged with improper conduct by governing body UEFA following the London club's European Champions League elimination at the hands of Barcelona on Tuesday.

Birmingham move out of relegation zone after draw

Everton players celebrate John Heitinga's equalizing goal in the 1-1 home draw with Birmingham.
(CNN) -- Everton hit back from going a goal behind to earn a 1-1 home draw with Birmingham City, a result that lifts the visitors out of the bottom three of the Premier League table.

Goalless draw enough to put Tottenham into quarters

Tottenhm's French defender William Gallas clears a shot from Robinho off the line during the 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane.
(CNN) -- Tottenham Hotspur are through to the quarterfinals of the European Champions League after a 0-0 draw at home to AC Milan gave them a 1-0 aggregate win on Wednesday.

FIFA investigates officials amid match-fixing claims

Bolivia beat Latvia 2-1 in the first of two international friendlies played in Antalya last month.
(CNN) -- FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against six match officials after claims that two international friendly games fell victim to match-fixing.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Diver Gladding taken to hospital

Megan Sylvester and Monique Gladding
British diver Monique Gladding is taken to hospital after suffering a head injury at the Fina Grand Prix in Russia.

GB heading in the right direction

David Weir
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson reflects on a promising showing from Team GB at the World Paralympic Athletics Championships

New backstroke world mark for Fox

Jonathan Fox
Paralympian Jonathan Fox sets a new world 100m backstroke record in his category at the British Championships in Manchester.

Taylor beats rival Van Barneveld

Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor moves up to second place in the Premier League table after beating Raymond van Barneveld 8-3 in Exeter.

Velodrome may steal the show

London velodrome
Adrian Warner on why cycling venue could be the architectural star of 2012

Contador seals Tour of Murcia win

The saga of Contador's drug test failure is by no means over
Alberto Contador wins the Vuelta de Murcia in his second event since being controversially cleared of doping.

World Indoor Bowls: Your thoughts

Send BBC Sport your views on the Championships

It could have been my year - King

Mervyn King
Mervyn King says he missed a chance to make a good year even better at the World Indoor Championships.

NBA looks for UK gains

Deron Williams
Regular-season London fixture shows American ambition

Nets edge out Raptors in overtime

Toronto Raptors' Italian player Andrea Bargnani
New Jersey Nets beat Toronto Raptors 137-136 after triple overtime in the second of two NBA matches in London.

MLB on 5 live

Giants seal World Series victory

San Francisco Giants celebrate victory
San Francisco win their first World Series since 1954 as a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers in game five seals a 4-1 overall triumph.

Badders it gets?

Nathan Robertson became involved in a long-running row with a team-mate
Infighting, funding cuts and resignations - what's wrong with British badminton?

Egelstaff makes Austrian progress

Badminton player Susan Egelstaff
Scotland's Susan Egelstaff eases through to the second round of the Austrian International in Vienna.

Merlin bewitched by Olympic magic

Merlin Diamond has 18 months to conjure up the times needed to qualify for the London Olympics
Namibian teen tours 2012 stadium

Yelena Isinbayeva Q&A

Yelena Isinbayeva
Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva answers questions

What makes a good sportsman?

Derek Redmond and his father Jim
Derek Redmond joins Today discussion on sporting heroism

Pretty in Paris

Jodie Williams and Helen Clitheroe
Are GB on the right track after an impressive show at the Euro Indoors?

Clitheroe stars in GB medal haul

Chambers thought he might have edged Obikwelu
Helen Clitheroe storms to an emotional 3,000m gold as Britain end the European Indoor Championships with a rush of medals.