|Trainer Butler banned for five years
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:56:37 GMT
Ban follows British Horseracing Authority doping inquiry.
|Walden ends Ding's unbeaten run
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:22:56 GMT
|End over-the-top Ashes rivalry - Cook
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:43:56 GMT
|Why everything's upside down, down under
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:06:03 GMT
Australia relaxed and confident, England unsure of themselves or their line-up - everything's changed in a few short months, says chief sports writer Tom Fordyce
|BBC to show 200 hours of Sochi 2014
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:00:45 GMT
The BBC will show 200 hours of action from Sochi 2014 with Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine and Jonathan Edwards hosting the coverage.
|New Jersey, Mexico and Korea dropped
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:22:38 GMT
Races in New Jersey, Mexico and Korea will not feature in the 2014 Formula 1 season despite being listed as provisional.
|UK Sport confident of Rio medal rise
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:56:36 GMT
UK Sport says it is confident Great Britain will win more Olympic and Paralympic medals at Rio 2016 than at London 2012.
|Dyson to learn European Tour fate
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:13:52 GMT
England's Simon Dyson is set to learn of any further punishment following his BMW Masters disqualification in October.
|Price relinquishes heavyweight belts
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:07:16 GMT
David Price relinquishes his British and Commonwealth titles in a bid to boost his career after pair of losses.
|Manchester United v Everton
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:43:32 GMT
Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton.
|Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:56:18 GMT
Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Premier League game between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur.
|Wales confirm 2014 autumn opponents
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:34:13 GMT
Southern hemisphere giants New Zealand, South Africa, Australia as well as Fiji will be Wales' opponents in the 2014 autumn series.
|Ennis-Hill's coach returns to GB fold
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:57:30 GMT
Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach Toni Minichiello returns to British Athletics a year after losing his job as an Olympic coach.
|Jones 'stopped enjoying' taekwondo
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:06:16 GMT
Olympic champion Jade Jones admits to "falling out of love" with taekwondo but hopes her new approach to the sport will succeed.
|Hughes named as Inverness manager
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:36:07 GMT
Former Hibs and Falkirk boss John Hughes is confirmed as the new manager of Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
|Scots learn World Cup qualifier group
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:30:55 GMT
Scotland will take on United Arab Emirates, Canada, Hong Kong and Nepal in Group A of the 2015 World Cup qualifier.
|Gatland named UK coach of the year
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:04:31 GMT
Wales and British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is named coach of the year at the 2013 UK Coaching Awards.
|Anger at 'linesman manhandling' ban
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:53:23 GMT
The Scottish Referees' Association express "deep dissatisfaction" with the ban given to Dundee United's Nadir Ciftci.
|Basketball brawl sees GB star banned
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:17:56 GMT
British basketball star Pops Mensah-Bonsu is banned for three games after a violent end to a Euroleague match.
|GB sprinters look for Mexico boost
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:15:45 GMT
Britain's sprinters will try to match their dominant endurance counterparts at round two of track cycling's World Cup in Mexico.
|The history of the World Cup match ball
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:00:31 GMT
Brazuca joins a list of World Cup match balls that includes such names as Tango, Top Star, Fevernova, Jabulani and Telstar
|VIDEO: Advent calendar: Shirai's fab four
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 06:53:58 GMT
The fourth day of BBC Sport's 2013 advent calendar recalls Japanese gymnast Kenzo Shirai's historic quadruple twist.
|VIDEO: Moyes expects 'mixed' reception
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:49:00 GMT
Manchester United boss David Moyes expects a "mixed" reception when he manages against his former club Everton for the first time on Wednesday.
|VIDEO: Maguire hits 142 break to beat Higgins
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 07:43:09 GMT
Stephen Maguire builds a break of 142 on his way to defeating fellow Scot John Higgins 6-3 in the UK Championship.
|VIDEO: Allardyce 'frustrated and angry' at loss
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 23:04:36 GMT
Manager Sam Allardyce is "frustrated and angry" as West Ham "gift" Crystal Palace the only goal in a 1-0 win.
|VIDEO: Pulis praises 'unbelievable' effort
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 23:23:03 GMT
Manager Tony Pulis praises Crystal Palace's "unbelievable" effort in their 1-0 Premier League win over West Ham.
|VIDEO: A guide to F1's 2014 rule changes
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 10:33:53 GMT
BBC Sport's Tom Clarkson guides us through the rule changes that come into force in the 2014 Formula 1 season.
|VIDEO: Cavendish wants Olympic medal
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:44:43 GMT
Great Britain's Mark Cavendish says he would love to win an Olympic medal, and does not rule out a return to the track at Rio 2016, if it "ties in" with his road racing.
|VIDEO: Ivory Coast's Toure wins 2013 BBC award
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:35:59 GMT
Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2013
|VIDEO: Beckham at The Class of 92 premiere
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 23:57:32 GMT
David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and their Manchester United youth team-mates hit the red carpet for the film premiere of The Class of 92.
|VIDEO: Freestyler tests World Cup football
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:59:18 GMT
Football freestyler Dan Magness tests the Brazuca ball that will be used for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
|VIDEO: O'Sullivan's 'gobsmacking' miss
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:11:07 GMT
Reigning world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan fails to make contact with a decisive black to hand Marcus Campbell the second frame of their third-round match at the UK Championships.
|VIDEO: Highlights - Rangers 6-1 Forfar Athletic
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:34:25 GMT
Nicky Clark scores four times as Rangers record a high-scoring win against Forfar Athletic in Scottish League One.
|VIDEO: Cook wants improved Ashes behaviour
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:03:57 GMT
England captain Alastair Cook admits that the players behaviour went "over the top" in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
|VIDEO: 26,000 teddies thrown onto ice after goal
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 10:19:07 GMT
Ice hockey fans in Canada celebrate a goal by throwing 26,000 teddy bears onto the ice during the game between Calgary Hitmen and Medicine Hat Tigers.
|VIDEO: Winner against England a Healy highlight
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:39:19 GMT
Many people will remember David Healy for his winning goal against England in a World Cup qualifier in 2005.
|VIDEO: Robertson builds 141 break
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:47:22 GMT
World number one Neil Robertson achieves the highest break of the UK Championship so far, scoring 141 at the Barbican Centre in York.
|VIDEO: Wenger expects Vermaelen to stay
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 09:04:39 GMT
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Thomas Vermaelen has not asked to leave in January.
|VIDEO: Healy says time right to end career
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:17:18 GMT
Northern Ireland's record goal-scorer David Healy says he had little option but to end his playing career after being unable to find a new club since the summer.
|VIDEO: Daley reveals relationship with man
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:46:30 GMT
Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a relationship with a man.
|VIDEO: Best tries from the autumn Tests
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:43:53 GMT
BBC Sport takes a look at some of the best tries scored during the 2013 autumn internationals.
|VIDEO: How does Giggs rank among greats?
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 09:51:12 GMT
In this week's Focus Forum, Robbie Savage and John Hartson discuss where Ryan Giggs ranks among the Premier League's greatest players.
|VIDEO: Beckham - the extended interview
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 10:20:06 GMT
Watch BBC Breakfast's full interview with David Beckham, as he discusses his career for Manchester United and England.
|VIDEO: Australia edge out Wales in thriller
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:22:46 GMT
Australia beat Wales for the ninth consecutive time as they triumph 30-26 at the Millennium Stadium, but once again the margin of victory is a narrow one.
|VIDEO: I proved I was still the best - Cockroft
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 06:12:48 GMT
Sports Personality contender Hannah Cockroft says she wanted to prove to herself that she was still the world's best wheelchair sprinter.
|VIDEO: Why Cockroft should win Sports Personality
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 06:11:10 GMT
A looks back 2013 and Sports Personality of the Year contender Hannah Cockroft's double world title win.
|VIDEO: 2003: Wilkinson wins BBC award
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 06:26:32 GMT
In 2003, Jonny Wilkinson wins the Sports Personality of the Year trophy after kicking England to Rugby World Cup glory.
|VIDEO: 'Trapped' footballer thanks Wenger
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:29:39 GMT
Zahir Belounis, the footballer who was 'trapped' in Qatar for two years following a dispute over wages, thanks Arsene Wenger for supporting his release.
|VIDEO: Bresnan return boosts England
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:29:26 GMT
BBC Sport's Joe Wilson reports how Tim Bresnan's return has boosted the England team ahead of Thursday's second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
|VIDEO: Mourinho promises Cole return
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:25:22 GMT
Manager Jose Mourinho says England left-back Ashley Cole will return to the Chelsea team in "one of" their next two Premier League games.
|AUDIO: Advent calendar: Fan goes radio ga-ga
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:03:27 GMT
Day three of BBC Sport's advent calendar focuses on a hilarious radio phone-in when a fan gets his team's score wrong.
|VIDEO: Veteran Scholes nets long-range chip
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:52:38 GMT
Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes scores with a long-range chip while playing 5-a-side for Chadderton Park Legends against Chadderton Park Veterans.
|VIDEO: Storey in first win after track return
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 21:32:26 GMT
Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey secures her first win as a mum at the Paracycling International Cup in Newport.
|VIDEO: Jeffery's spectacular touchdown catch
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:31:48 GMT
Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery makes a spectacular leaping catch for a 46-yard touchdown catch against the Minnesota Vikings.
|VIDEO: Australia thrash NZ to win World Cup
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:51:12 GMT
Australia produced a clinical performance to thrash holders New Zealand to win the World Cup at Old Trafford, in front of a record 74,468 crowd.
|VIDEO: Great tries from the 2013 World Cup
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 06:55:28 GMT
BBC Sport looks back at some of the best tries from the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:17:54 GMT
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes
|Sports Personality profile: Hannah Cockroft
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 06:19:32 GMT
Spotlight on wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft, who completed a world sprint title double in 2013
|Eyes of the world upon Brazil for World Cup draw
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:54:56 GMT
In winning the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, sports editor David Bond asks whether Brazil has taken on too much
|Searching for the real Don Bradman
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:12:48 GMT
Tom Fordyce tries to separate the man from the myth of Australia's first and most-lasting national hero
|'I was crying every day and thought about suicide'
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:58:25 GMT
His life "destroyed", footballer Zahir Belounis considered suicide and turned to alcohol before his release from Qatar
|Jeremy Guscott Q&A
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:49:30 GMT
BBC rugby expert Jeremy Guscott gives his verdict on the Six Nations and addresses the week's other issues in his Q&A
|What you need to know about World Cup draw
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:43:28 GMT
When? Where? Does it matter? All you need to know ahead of Friday's draw for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil
|Must-not-miss sport on the BBC
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:20:13 GMT
Your guide to the latest sporting events on the BBC, including the Ashes, UK Championship snooker and Heineken Cup rugby
|Ashes ground guide: Adelaide
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:18:56 GMT
The ground famous for the 'Bodyline' furore - and the scene of Kevin Pietersen's star turn with the ball
|Sports Personality 2013: The contenders
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:27:07 GMT
Who will the public choose to follow Sir Bradley Wiggins as winner of the 60th BBC Sports Personality of the Year award?
|BBC Sport App adds radio streaming
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 08:32:58 GMT
BBC Sport adds live streaming of BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra to its native app.
|Injured Tamgho out for winter season
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 14:47:26 GMT
France's triple jump world champion Teddy Tamgho will miss the rest of the winter season after fracturing his shinbone.
|Bellew beaten by Canadian Stevenson
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 08:28:39 GMT
Britain's Tony Bellew is stopped in the sixth round by Adonis Stevenson in their WBC light-heavyweight title fight in Canada.
|England Test return excites Bresnan
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:36:10 GMT
Tim Bresnan is excited to be back in England's squad for the second Ashes Test on Thursday after recovering from injury.
|Fachie and Thornhill win golds
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:18:10 GMT
Neil Fachie and Sophie Thornhill win gold medals on day one of the Paracycling International Cup in Newport.
|Storey makes winning comeback
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 19:17:48 GMT
Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey returns to competition with a win in the Paracycling International Cup in Newport.
|Wenger dismisses doubts of TV pundits
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:15:18 GMT
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can sustain their title challenge despite doubts from Match of the Day pundits.
|Hulkenberg rejoins Force India
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:55:32 GMT
German driver Nico Hulkenberg rejoins Force India for the 2014 Formula 1 season after signing a "multi-year" deal.
|European Tour appoints new chairman
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:36:55 GMT
Businessman David Williams succeeds Neil Coles as chairman of the European Tour's board of directors.
|Champion mare makes £4.2m at auction
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:49:52 GMT
Champion mare Dancing Rain, who is in foal by the prodigious Frankel, sells at auction for four million guineas (£4.2m).
|Marquez sees room for improvement
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:48:15 GMT
Marc Marquez knows he is not the finished article despite becoming the youngest rider to win the MotoGP title.
|Tom Daley in relationship with man
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:50:07 GMT
Olympic diving star Tom Daley reveals in a YouTube broadcast that he is in a relationship with a man.
|Roby signs five-year Saints deal
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:33:00 GMT
St Helens and England hooker James Roby signs a new five-year contract with his hometown club.
|Centre King re-signs for Scarlets
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:56:23 GMT
Clermont Auvergne centre Regan King will return to the Scarlets next season after signing a two-year contract with the region.
|UK Championship schedule and scores
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:00:01 GMT
Latest scores, results and schedule from the UK Championship at the Barbican Centre in York
|Jamieson returns after heart scare
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:39:43 GMT
Michael Jamieson says his recent heart scare shows he’s pushing himself to the limit for the Commonwealth Games.
|Murray comeback event cancelled
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:58:32 GMT
Andy Murray's return to action following back surgery is delayed after the Dream Cup exhibition in Barbados is cancelled.
|Taylor GB's first Telemark medallist
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:17:59 GMT
Jasmin Taylor has says she is 'overwhelmed' after becoming Britain's first ever Telemark skiing World Cup medallist.
|Arsenal v Hull City
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:52:27 GMT
Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Premier League game between Arsenal and Hull City.
|Vaughan is not for sale, says Robins
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:29:37 GMT
Huddersfield boss Mark Robins insists James Vaughan is not for sale after the striker is watched by Celtic.
|Bale bound to succeed in Madrid
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:34:03 GMT
Winger Gareth Bale's success at Real Madrid does not surprise his Wales manager Chris Coleman.
|Allen beats Trump at UK Championship
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:02:52 GMT
Mark Allen books his place in the UK Championship quarter-finals by beating Judd Trump 6-4 at the Barbican Centre in York.
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.”
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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