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Norwich City 2-3 Liverpool

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:35:18 GMT

Liverpool open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after a hard-fought win over relegation-battling Norwich.

Everton 2-0 Manchester United

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:38:31 GMT

Carter sees off debutant Xiao

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:09:41 GMT

Third race win a dream - Hamilton

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:49:07 GMT

Lewis Hamilton said it was a "dream" to have won three consecutive races with Mercedes this season.

When being world champion doesn't pay

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:00:57 GMT

How Olympic cyclist Emma Pooley's hobby turned out to be better paid than her day job

Liverpool closer to Premier League heaven

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:32:49 GMT

After Anfield flop Fabio Borini derails Chelsea, Liverpool will have only themselves to blame if they don't win title - Phil McNulty

Hull City 0-3 Arsenal

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:59:52 GMT

Donald pipped by Kuchar in RBC Heritage

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:56:56 GMT

England's Luke Donald finishes second, one shot behind American Matt Kuchar, at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina.

Wawrinka takes Monte Carlo title

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:48:32 GMT

Stanislas Wawrinka beats fellow Swiss Roger Federer to win the first Masters 1000 title of his career in Monte Carlo.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:51:06 GMT

Doherty beats Bingham to progress

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:57:16 GMT

Ken Doherty reaches the second round of the World Snooker Championship for the first time in eight years.

Ricciardo plays down Vettel dispute

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:30:06 GMT

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo moves to defuse a potential dispute with Sebastian Vettel over team orders at the Chinese GP.

Welbeck considers Man Utd exit

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:49:32 GMT

Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck is considering a move in order to play more in his preferred central striking role.

I will address sale rumours - Lerner

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:51:15 GMT

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner says he will wait until the end of the season to address reports he is set to sell the club.

Dominant Dujardin wins World Cup

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:06:32 GMT

Britain's Olympic dressage champion Charlotte Dujardin takes freestyle victory in the World Cup final in Lyon.

IPL investigative panel appointed

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:51:22 GMT

India's cricket board appoints a three-member investigative panel to look into allegations of corruption in the Indian Premier League.

Newcastle 18-23 Saracens

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:39:22 GMT

A much-changed Saracens side edge past Newcastle Falcons to stay comfortably clear at the top of the Premiership table.

Pro12: Blues 17-13 Scarlets

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:06:27 GMT

Both sides had a man sent off as the Cardiff Blues beat the Scarlets 17-13 in the Pro12 derby at the Millennium Stadium.

Hamilton eases to victory in China

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:46:09 GMT

Lewis Hamilton takes a dominant victory in the Chinese GP to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career.

Slater claims butterfly world record

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:19:20 GMT

Preston's Steph Slater sets a new 100m butterfly world best at the British Para-Swimming International meet in Glasgow.

Tammys Hill goes for Irish National

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:20:27 GMT

Trainer Liam Lennon hopes Cheltenham winner Tammys Hill can land another triumph in Monday's Irish Grand National.

Gilbert claims third Amstel Gold

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:58:07 GMT

Philippe Gilbert sees off fellow Belgian Jelle Vanendert to earn his third Amstel Gold victory in the Netherlands.

Wie wins first title in three years

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:15:56 GMT

Michelle Wie wins her third LPGA Tour title and her first in three years with victory at Hawaii's Lotte Championship.

Westwood wins by seven in Malaysia

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:29:14 GMT

Lee Westwood wins the Malaysian Open after the final round is delayed by four hours because of the threat of lightning.

'Hillsborough words inspired us'

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:07:53 GMT

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall inspired his team to victory at Norwich.

Final will be different - Wenger

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:37:32 GMT

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says their 3-0 league win at Hull City will have no bearing on their FA Cup final meeting next month.

Martinez proud after Everton victory

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:14:56 GMT

Roberto Martinez pays tribute to his Champions League-chasing Everton side as they do the double over Manchester United.

Man Utd are rebuilding, says Moyes

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:03:52 GMT

Manager David Moyes says big changes lie ahead for Manchester United after Sunday's 2-0 Premier League defeat at Everton.

Liverpool draw, Man City are beaten

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:53:53 GMT

Chelsea's Ji So-Yun is sent off in a 0-0 draw with Liverpool as Manchester City suffer a defeat against Bristol Academy.

In pictures: London Marathon 2014

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:03:18 GMT

The best images as thousands of runners take part in the London Marathon 2014.

VIDEO: Martinez hails historic 'double'

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:58:38 GMT

Everton manager Roberto Martinez hails an historic "double" over Manchester United after his side's 2-0 victory at Goodison Park.

VIDEO: Murphy miscue makes red ball fly

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:38:02 GMT

Shaun Murphy miscues a pot during his first-round match against Jamie Cope at the World Championships, sending a red flying through the air.

VIDEO: Highlights: Hamilton cruises to China win

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:00:26 GMT

Watch highlights as Lewis Hamilton takes a dominant victory in the Chinese Grand Prix to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career.

VIDEO: Perry flukes black with awful shot

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:44:54 GMT

Joe Perry flukes the black to win the third frame of his World Championship Snooker match against Jamie Burnett with a botched safety shot.

VIDEO: My best Easter ever - Hamilton

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:18:07 GMT

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says this is his best Easter ever after winning the Chinese Grand Prix having lead from start to finish.

VIDEO: O'Sullivan backs legends' wildcard

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:43:12 GMT

Reigning world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan gives his backing to wildcard tour entries for legends of the sport such as Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis and Jimmy White.

VIDEO: Sandro not good enough - Sherwood

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:06:29 GMT

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood says midfielder Sandro was not part of the team that beat Fulham 3-1 because he is not currently "good enough" to be selected.

VIDEO: Highlights: Hamilton storms to China pole

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:04:08 GMT

Watch highlights as Lewis Hamilton takes his third pole position in four races with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Watch Hamilton's China pole lap

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:08:22 GMT

Ride on board with Lewis Hamilton as the Mercedes man put his car on pole position at the Chinese Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Hamilton unfazed by weather

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:20:49 GMT

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he is not bothered about the race conditions at the Chinese Grand Prix after securing pole position in a rainy qualifying session.

VIDEO: Moyes left 'great memories' - Martinez

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:17:08 GMT

Everton manager Roberto Martinez praises his predecessor David Moyes, who returns with Manchester United on Sunday.

VIDEO: Liverpool run incredible - Rodgers

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:14:32 GMT

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool's run of 11 consecutive Premier League wins is "incredible" after their hard-fought 3-2 away victory against Norwich.

VIDEO: St Mirren's McLean scores after 13 secs

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:10:42 GMT

St Mirren take the lead 13 seconds after kick-off against Hibs, with Kenny McLean netting for the Buddies (UK users only).

VIDEO: Man Utd let in dreadful goals - Moyes

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:49:35 GMT

Manchester United manager David Moyes admits his side gave away "dreadful goals" during their 2-0 away defeat to Everton.

VIDEO: Angry Mourinho 'congratulates' referee

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:59:55 GMT

Manager Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' referee Mike Dean after Chelsea's 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland, the Portuguese's first ever loss in the league at Stamford Bridge.

VIDEO: Last four days remarkable - Poyet

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:14:51 GMT

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet describes the last four days as "remarkable" after following up a midweek draw against Manchester City, with a 2-1 victory over Chelsea.

VIDEO: Moyes relishing return to Everton

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:22:45 GMT

Man Utd boss David Moyes is "looking forward" to going back to Goodison Park for Sunday's Premier League match against Everton.

VIDEO: Golfer Larrazabal attacked by hornets

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:07:16 GMT

Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazabal is attacked by hornets and forced into a lake to avoid the swarm at the Malaysian Open.

VIDEO: Steering wheel distracts Maldonado

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:54:32 GMT

Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado nearly crashes after getting distracted making adjustments to his steering wheel during first practice for the Chinese Grand Prix.

VIDEO: World Cup moments: Suarez handball

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:27:16 GMT

BBC Sport counts down 100 of the greatest World Cup moments, as the 2014 tournament in Brazil draws nearer.

VIDEO: Watch Priestland's point-blank miss

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:04:21 GMT

Scarlets fly-half Rhys Priestland misses a kick from right in front of the posts after scoring a try against the Blues at the Millennium Stadium.

VIDEO: Bingham's embarrassing blunder

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:16:20 GMT

Watch Stuart Bingham chip the cue ball over the black and into the pocket during his match with Ken Doherty at the Snooker World Championship.

VIDEO: 'Phenomenal effort' pleases Adams

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:51:55 GMT

Manager Neil Adams praises Norwich's "phenomenal effort" in their narrow 3-2 home Premier League defeat to Liverpool.

VIDEO: Phillips completes BMX World Cup double

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:54:13 GMT

Great Britain's Liam Phillips wins the Supercross title at the first round of the BMX World Cup series in Manchester, adding to his time-trial victory.

VIDEO: Marshall saved season - Solskjaer

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:57:10 GMT

Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says goalkeeper David Marshall saved his side's season with a stop in the dying minutes of their 1-1 draw with Stoke.

VIDEO: Doherty predicts Man Utd victory

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:48:42 GMT

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson is up against snooker star and former world champion Ken Doherty in his weekly Premier League predictions.

VIDEO: O'Sullivan starts defence in style

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:30:47 GMT

Ronnie O'Sullivan starts his World Championship defence in style with a clearance of 124 in the second frame of his first round match with Robin Hull.

VIDEO: Pietersen fell out with me - England boss Moores

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:04:05 GMT

Peter Moores says "I didn't fall out with Kevin Pietersen, he feel out with me", as he is appointed England coach for the second time.

VIDEO: The life of cheeky Charley

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:14:47 GMT

The BBC is given exclusive access to the life of teenage golf sensation Charley Hull as she continues her rise to stardom in the game.

It's tough luck to lose to your team-mate

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:35:56 GMT

Third consecutive win for 2008 champion cannot have failed to make an impression on team-mate, writes Andrew Benson

Garth Crooks's Team of the Week

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:54:38 GMT

Who was "the warrior" Liverpool needed and who has put Alan Pardew in trouble to make Garth Crooks's Team of the Week?

Moores a good fit for new-look England - Agnew

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:53:51 GMT

Peter Moores can impose himself on a young, ambitious England squad, writes BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew

Do Hibs have the stomach for a fight?

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:01:08 GMT

A run of nine games without a win leaves Easter Road side Hibernian in a battle for Scottish Premiership survival

Should gender come into play in sports governance?

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:38:13 GMT

British Cycling has set the gold standards in recent years, but even it felt change was needed at the top level

Must-not-miss sport on the BBC

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:47:56 GMT

Your guide to the latest sporting events on the BBC, including snooker, football, rugby league, cricket and Formula 1

Lawro's predictions v Ken Doherty

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:14:14 GMT

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on former snooker world champion Ken Doherty in this week's predictions

Barcelona: End of an era?

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:43:58 GMT

Troubles on the pitch and scandals off it mean Barcelona may enter a period of change, says Spanish football writer Andy West

Cram accepts British Athletics role

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:21:51 GMT

Former world champion Steve Cram joins British Athletics as an adviser and mentor ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

Hopkins secures historic victory

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:21:19 GMT

Bernard Hopkins becomes the oldest boxer to unify a weight division with a split-decision victory in Washington.

Warner hoping for Trott recovery

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:48:27 GMT

Australia batsman David Warner hopes Jonathan Trott will return to cricket from his stress-related issues.

Phillips wins Manchester Supercross

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:06:38 GMT

British world champion Liam Phillips wins the Supercross final at the BMX World Cup event in Manchester on Saturday.

Kindred secures European standard

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:14:23 GMT

Six-time Paralympic champion Sascha Kindred reaches the qualifying standard for the IPC European Swimming Championships.

Barcelona 2-1 Athletic Bilbao

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:12:07 GMT

Lionel Messi scores the winner as Barcelona come from behind against Athletic Bilbao to keep their faint title hopes alive.

Alonso dedicates podium to Domencali

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:56:25 GMT

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso dedicates his first podium of the season to former team principal Stefano Domencali.

Donald two clear at Heritage event

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:44:54 GMT

Luke Donald leads the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head by two shots at eight under par after a 66 in the penultimate round.

Grandeur wins Coral Easter Classic

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:51:49 GMT

Grandeur wins the Coral Easter Classic by a head, as British race meetings are held on Good Friday for the first time.

Marquez eases to Texas victory

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:42:59 GMT

World champion Marc Marquez claims victory from Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa in the Grand Prix of the Americas in Texas.

Dujardin breaks her own world record

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:36:42 GMT

Double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin and her horse Valegro break their own world record to win World Cup gold.

St Helens 14-33 Wigan Warriors

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:22:36 GMT

St Helens' 100% start to the season is ended as reigning Super League champions Wigan win a ferocious derby.

Northampton 36-21 London Irish

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:26:43 GMT

Northampton Saints survive a remarkable London Irish fightback to return to winning ways at Franklin's Gardens.

World Championship scores and results

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:07:12 GMT

The scores and results for the 2014 World Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield.

Scots reveal largest aquatics team

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:37 GMT

Team Scotland have named their largest aquatics team in Commonwealth Games history for Glasgow 2014.

Germany & Czech Rep in Fed Cup final

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:59:47 GMT

Angelique Kerber gives Germany victory over Australia while the Czech Republic beat Italy in the Fed Cup semi-finals.

GB coach plays down slopestyle fears

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:46:50 GMT

GB Freeski head coach Pat Sharples plays down fears that ski and snowboard slopestyle could be banned from the Winter Olympics.

Ballance ton helps Yorkshire recover

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:10:22 GMT

England batsman Gary Ballance hits an unbeaten 117 as Yorkshire close day one against Northamptonshire on 328-7

Clubs push for further SFA change

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:20:10 GMT

The Scottish Professional Football League proposes change when the Scottish FA holds its annual general meeting in May.

Pro12: NG Dragons 10-20 Ospreys

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:00:47 GMT

Ospreys beat NG Dragons to keep their play-off hopes alive in the second of two Pro12 derbies at the Millennium Stadium.

Linfield 1-1 Portadown

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:35:51 GMT

Linfield boss David Jeffrey is refusing to throw in the towel despite dropping two vital points at home to Portadown.

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Swim Team Borders celebrate victory


Eight members of the Swim Team Borders programme competed at the 2009 Scottish National Short Course Open Swimming Championships in Glasgow from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 January, 2009.

Swim Team Borders is a squad of Borders club members who attend extra training sessions with Alex Jordan, the Borders High Performance Swimming Development Coach.

Together, Swim Team Borders and the Borders club programmes provide swimmers with the opportunity to meet the recommended number of sessions as outlined by British Swimming.  Swim Team Borders members have chosen to increase their commitment to their swimming development by attending three to five morning training sessions (dependant on age) each week at the Selkirk Leisure Centre.

Competing for Galashiels Amateur Swimming Club (ASC), 14 year old Amy Fraser took gold in the 14 & under 800m Freestyle winning by a massive 25 metres with a huge 14 second personal best time. This secured a first ever Scottish National title for her coach Alex Jordan, originally from Australia.

Coach Jordan said: “It’s great to be able to say I have picked up my first Scottish title as a coach and it is something I’ll always remember. For Amy to do it in such spectacular style too was a huge bonus”.

Amongst Fraser’s impressive list of results was her silver medal in the 14 & under 400m Freestyle and her 7th placing (fastest 14 year old) in the Open 200m Butterfly. She was also the fastest 14 year old in the Open 100m Butterfly, 2nd fastest 14 year old in the Open 200m Freestyle, the 3rd fastest 14 year old in the Open 200m Individual Medley, the 3rd fastest 14 year old in the Open 50m Butterfly and she placed 4th in the 14 & under 100m IM.

After her fine performance, Amy narrowly missed out on selection for her Scottish team. At the end of the competition she was ranked second for selection but there was only one place on the team available for swimmers in her age group.

Fifteen year old Scott Wilcox of Teviotdale ASC also won gold as the first placed junior male in the Men’s Open 100m Individual Medley. Wilcox was also the equal second fastest 15 year old in the Men’s Open 50m Breaststroke knocking an impressive 1.3 seconds off his previous personal best time.

Kirsty Paterson, 15 years old, of Duns ASC was the third Swim Team Borders member to make finals/B finals placing 2nd in the Open 50m Butterfly B final, 5th in the Open 200m Butterfly B final and 5th in the Open 400m Individual Medley B final.

Fifteen year old Euan Johnston and 14 year old Sarah Paterson (both of Duns ASC), 14 year old Maria Beattie and 13 year old Jessica Wilcox (both of Teviotdale ASC) and 11 year old Lucy Hope all represented their clubs and Swim Team Borders at the competition achieving many significant personal best times between them. Most notable amongst the results were Euan Johnston with a 38 second PB in the 15&U 1500m Freestyle and Maria Beattie with a 25 second PB in the 14&U 800m Freestyle. Lucy Hope also showed great composure and maturity when the 11 year old downed many older opponents in the three open and 14 years and under events in which she competed.

Coach Jordan said: “It was a great weekend and the swimmers impressed me with some significant personal best times. I was particularly pleased that the swimmers appear to be learning how to really race, how to get the absolute most out of themselves when they compete. The success of the swimmers proves that the Borders club coaches are doing a great job with their programmes and the Swim Team Borders programme is working in really well with the clubs.”

Swim Team Borders is one of several initiatives being implemented in the Borders Swimming Performance Development Programme. The programme aims to help further develop Borders swimmers and coaches, and improve the performance standard of Borders swimming as a whole.   The seven Borders clubs in the scheme are Duns, Galashiels, Hawick, Jedforest, Kelso, Peebles and Teviotdale Amateur Swimming Clubs.

Executive Member for Sport, Culture and Community Education Councillor Graham Garvie is delighted with the swimmers’ performances: “It is fantastic to see these young talented swimmers making their mark at a national level.  Since the appointment of Alex Jordan, these swimmers are now receiving the training that is recommended in order to reach their potential. I am confident that these fine young swimmers will go on to more success into the future – they have certainly shown they have the determination and potential to do so.”

Editor’s Notes:

Three Borders youngsters competing solely for their clubs also competed strongly over the weekend.

15 year old Rebekah Wilson representing Duns ASC racked up an impressive list of results achieving personal best times in most of her events with a very busy programme over the weekend. She placed 7th in the A final of the Open 100m Butterfly, 8th in the A final of the Open 200m Butterfly, 8th in the A final of the Open 50m Butterfly, 1st in the B final of the Open 400m Individual Medley, 4th in the B final of the Open 200m Individual Medley, 4th in the B final of the Open 100m Breaststroke and 5th in the B final of the Open 200m Breaststroke.

14 year old Abigail Tait, representing Duns ASC recorded an impressive personal best time in the Women’s Open 100m Individual Medley.

Wilson and Tait also combined with Duns club mates Sarah and Kirsty Paterson to place 10th, 13th and 15th in three open relay events over the weekend.

14 year old Zoe Wilson, representing Teviotdale ASC, swam strongly to cope well with the pressure of her first ever open national event finishing just outside her PB in the 100m Breaststroke.
 


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