|Sodje football fix claims probed
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 12:30:55 GMT
Three people are held as National Crime Agency investigate.
|Jimenez sets new European Tour record
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 13:11:09 GMT
|England face heavy defeat in Adelaide
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 10:15:44 GMT
Joe Root helps England take Australia to a final day but defeat in the second Ashes Test still seems inevitable.
|Man Utd can still win title - Moyes
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 16:59:31 GMT
Manchester United boss David Moyes says his side can still win the Premier League, despite their home loss to Newcastle.
|England's batting continues to baffle - Agnew
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 10:16:50 GMT
Alastair Cook's uncharacteristic dismissal was symptomatic of the muddled thinking that is undermining England's Ashes defence.
|Cook loses his head: Day four catch-up
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 08:31:58 GMT
|Fulham v Aston Villa
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:32:36 GMT
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Fulham and Aston Villa.
|Arsenal v Everton
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:16:01 GMT
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Arsenal and Everton.
|Clubs ready for FA Cup draw
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 20:10:38 GMT
Premier League and Championship clubs set to learn fate in FA Cup third-round draw.
|India make changes after IOC demand
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 13:03:57 GMT
The Indian Olympic Association amends its constitution after a threat to its participation in the Olympic Games.
|Crampton wins World Cup keirin gold
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 12:30:54 GMT
Matt Crampton and Laura Trott win medals as Britain's track cyclists finish third overall at the World Cup in Mexico.
|Matthew takes top ranking with title
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 13:11:32 GMT
World champion Nick Matthew reclaims squash's number one ranking with victory over Spaniard Borja Golan at Hong Kong Open.
|Jwala dies after Hong Kong fall
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 10:24:37 GMT
Jockey Steve Drowne injured after British-trained sprinter Jwala suffered fatal injuries in Hong Kong Sprint fall.
|Chelsea are in trouble - Mourinho
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 20:27:35 GMT
Blues gave up lead in 3-2 loss at Stoke.
|Coyle exit cost '£500,000' - Whelan
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 10:18:48 GMT
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan reveals manager Owen Coyle's exit has cost the club 'in the region of £500,000'.
|Barker dislocates hip in Sturm loss
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 07:56:56 GMT
|Returning Vonn improves to 11th
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 10:51:30 GMT
Lindsey Vonn continues her recovery from injury with 11th place in a World Cup downhill race won by Maria Hofl-Riesch.
|Selby hits snooker's 100th 147 break
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 22:10:31 GMT
Semi-final drama as Mark Selby hits maximum break.
|Woods retains lead into final round
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 07:58:34 GMT
Tiger Woods birdies two of the last three holes to lead by two shots after three rounds of the World Challenge.
|England lose to Australia in semis
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 23:44:51 GMT
England slump to 3-0 semi-final defeat against Australia in the World League final in Argentina.
|Liverpool 4-1 West Ham United
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:37:24 GMT
Liverpool cruise past West Ham in a match that features three own goals, plus one from the in-form Luis Suarez.
|Crystal Palace 2-0 Cardiff City
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:58:54 GMT
Goals from Cameron Jerome and Marouane Chamakh help Crystal Palace beat Cardiff and secure a third win in five matches.
|Nelson Mandela photo gallery
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:09:48 GMT
Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95, had a wide influence on the sporting world.
|VIDEO: European Cross Country
Sun, 11 Dec 2011 11:02:48 GMT
Jonathan Edwards presents coverage from Belgrade, Serbia, featuring the elite, under-23 and junior races in the men's and women's disciplines.
|VIDEO: Walcott: Of course Arsenal can win title
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:24:32 GMT
Theo Walcott tells Football Focus that Arsenal's young players have "stepped up" and can win the Premier League title this season.
|VIDEO: Credit must go to players - Villas-Boas
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:41:43 GMT
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says credit must go to his players after Spurs beat Sunderland 2-1 at the Stadium of Light
|VIDEO: Pundits react to World Cup draw
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:48:53 GMT
Match of the Day's Alan Shearer and Everton boss Roberto Martinez react to the tough draw facing England at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
|VIDEO: Memorable England World Cup goals
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 06:45:59 GMT
BBC Sport looks back at some of England's most memorable goals at past World Cup finals, after qualifying for Brazil 2014.
|VIDEO: Spain beat Netherlands in 2010 final
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:57:30 GMT
Andres Iniesta's goal four minutes from the end of extra time gives Spain a 1-0 victory over Netherlands, earning them their first World Cup triumph. (UK users only)
|VIDEO: Klinsmann ready for Low's Germany
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:50:08 GMT
USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann says his team are ready to take on "the challenge of a World Cup" and his home country Germany at Brazil 2014.
|VIDEO: The Analyst: Cook 'calamity' for England
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 10:05:55 GMT
BBC Sport's cricket analyst Simon Hughes looks in detail at England captain Alastair Cook's dismissal on day four in Adelaide.
|VIDEO: Watch Selby's superb 147 maximum break
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:27:04 GMT
Mark Selby completes a 147 maximum break in his UK Championship semi-final against Ricky Walden in York.
|VIDEO: Moyes: Man Utd need goals for confidence
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:40:34 GMT
Manager David Moyes says Man Utd need to score a goal to lift their confidence, following a 1-0 defeat at home to Newcastle.
|VIDEO: Chelsea failed to kill off game - Mourinho
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:46:21 GMT
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his side should have killed the game off after losing 3-2 to Stoke City.
|VIDEO: The Analyst: England were 'abominable'
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 11:21:35 GMT
BBC Sport's cricket analyst Simon Hughes looks in detail at how England's batting line-up collapsed on the third day in Adelaide.
|VIDEO: Behind the scenes with a rugby medic
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:20:30 GMT
BBC Spotlight looks at a day in the life of a rugby union physio as they deal with players' aches and pains - and worse.
|VIDEO: Zara Phillips jumps to win in 2006
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 09:42:19 GMT
In 2006, equestrian star Zara Phillips won the Eventing World Championships and followed her mother in winning the Sports Personality trophy.
|VIDEO: Man City lost control - Pellegrini
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:55:00 GMT
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he is pleased with a 1-1 draw at Southampton, but thinks his side "lost control" of the match after taking the lead.
|VIDEO: Beating Chelsea a huge result - Hughes
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 18:24:36 GMT
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes says his side's 3-2 Premier League win over Chelsea was "a huge result".
|VIDEO: Advent calendar: A feast of goals
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 00:00:15 GMT
BBC Sport picks a selection of the best goals from Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden, won by defending champions Germany.
|VIDEO: Purvis wins silver at World Cup
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 12:47:22 GMT
Watch Dan Purvis's floor routine at the the 2013 Glasgow World Cup, where the Great Britain gymnast finished with a silver medal.
|VIDEO: Calzaghe ends Wales' wait in 2007
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 07:25:15 GMT
In 2007, boxer Joe Calzaghe becomes the first Welsh winner of the Sports Personality of the Year award since 1960.
|VIDEO: England allowed to dream - Hodgson
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 14:20:35 GMT
England boss Roy Hodgson says his team will travel to the World Cup in Brazil with the intention of winning all their matches.
|VIDEO: Bell: England need answers to Johnson
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:07:01 GMT
England's Ian Bell admits the team have to "find an answer" to the bowling of Mitchell Johnson after being "blown away" in the second Ashes Test.
|VIDEO: Liverpool can win title - Rodgers
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 18:37:31 GMT
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his side are "in the title conversation" after their 4-1 win against West Ham at Anfield.
|VIDEO: O'Sullivan's 'phenomenal' 135 break
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:26:49 GMT
Ronnie O'Sullivan hits a "phenomenal" 135 break against Stuart Bingham in their UK Championship quarter-final.
|VIDEO: World Cup qualifying in numbers
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 06:35:16 GMT
BBC Sport rounds up the key statistics from the 820 qualifying matches ahead of the draw for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.
|VIDEO: 'England need to dream they can win'
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:56:42 GMT
Brazil and Chelsea defender David Luiz thinks England "need to dream" they can win the World Cup to stand a chance of lifting the trophy
|Moyes retains Old Trafford support
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:24:54 GMT
Twitter reaction to Manchester United's latest loss was "predictably poisonous", writes BBC Sport's Chris Bevan, but most fans at Old Trafford support David Moyes
|Sydney, sun, sea, surf and snooker
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:33:19 GMT
Forget Aussie Rules and cricket, when Vinnie Calabrese was a toddler he "used to lie on the floor, potting balls into a hat"
|'From cartoon clown to dark destroyer'
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:07:41 GMT
Three years after his lowest ebb, Mitchell Johnson is blowing England apart, says chief sports writer Tom Fordyce
|England's cut-throat group is no lost cause
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 16:32:51 GMT
There's room for optimism for England at the World Cup, despite the humidity and Luis Suarez, says Phil McNulty
|2014 Fifa World Cup draw & fixtures
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:22:20 GMT
A full group-by-group guide to the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil, following Friday's draw
|'A group that should excite England'
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:49:36 GMT
Match of the Day pundits react to the tough draw facing England at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 20:05:26 GMT
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr
|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
|Close of play for cricket's film show
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 00:23:04 GMT
The British Film Institute cancels a long-running annual cricket exhibition, leading to fears that some of the sport's heritage will be lost
|The sporting legacy of Nelson Mandela
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:15:57 GMT
Even before his released from jail Nelson Mandela identified sport as a way of achieving peace
|Sports Personality 2013: The contenders
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:27:07 GMT
Who will the public choose as the 60th BBC Sports Personality of the Year?
|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.
|Ohuruogu named Sportswoman of Year
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:52:41 GMT
Athlete Christine Ohuruogu is named Sportswoman of the Year after winning gold at the World Championships.
|Liam Smith defends British title
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 00:03:11 GMT
Liam Smith defends his British light-middleweight title with a fourth-round stoppage of Mark Thompson in Liverpool.
|England must show some fight - Root
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 11:07:41 GMT
Joe Root says England must show they are "up for the fight", even if they suffer a heavy defeat in the second Test.
|Doull wins World Cup gold in Mexico
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:52:39 GMT
Owain Doull wins gold in the scratch race as Britain's track cyclists enjoy more success at the World Cup in Mexico.
|Judoka Ingram retains European title
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:22:11 GMT
Britain's Sam Ingram takes just 20 seconds in the final to retain his Visually Impaired European Championship judo title.
|Cambridge United v Sheffield United
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:42:00 GMT
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's FA Cup game between Cambridge United and Sheffield United.
|Todt re-elected president of FIA
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:54:45 GMT
Former Ferrari general manager Jean Todt is re-elected unopposed as the president of motorsport's governing body, the FIA.
|Donaldson leads by three at Sun City
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:41:05 GMT
Welshman Jamie Donaldson maintains his three-shot lead after the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City.
|Sire De Grugy wins Tingle Creek
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:17:02 GMT
Sire De Grugy, ridden by Jamie Moore for trainer father Gary, wins the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown.
|Dubai wife death superbiker arrested
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:29:55 GMT
A former superbike rider who was stranded in Dubai for 10 months is arrested on arrival in the UK over the death of his wife.
|Maher sued for £700,000 by backers
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:52:34 GMT
British Olympic showjumper Ben Maher faces a legal action which claims he made secret profits from horse deals.
|Brough and Burgess on Golden Boot list
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:49:32 GMT
England's Sam Burgess and Scotland's Danny Brough are among six nominees for the 2013 Golden Boot award.
|Racing Metro 8-32 Harlequins
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 18:14:01 GMT
Harlequins record their first Heineken Cup win of the season as they upset big-spending Racing Metro with a superb display.
|Robertson battles into UK final
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 10:06:26 GMT
World number one Neil Robertson fends off a late Stuart Bingham fightback to progress to the final of the UK Championship.
|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 'can challenge in Australia'
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:42:39 GMT
Andy Murray can be competitive at the Australian Open if he has fully recovered from back surgery, according to John McEnroe.
|Yarnold claims silver in Park City
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:39:33 GMT
Lizzy Yarnold beaten into second place at World Cup event in Utah during good day for Great Britain's skeleton team.
|Zebre 10-39 Saracens
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 16:43:28 GMT
Saracens boost their hopes of qualifying for the Heineken Cup quarter-finals with a bonus point win over Zebre.
|Award for Dundee United's Gauld
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 09:11:13 GMT
Dundee United complete a treble of SPFL awards after Ryan Gauld wins young player of the month for November.
|Davies challenges Blues youngsters
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 10:43:37 GMT
Boss Phil Davies tells youthful Cardiff Blues to repeat their Heineken Cup win over Glasgow in Friday's return clash.
|Ulster 48-0 Benetton Treviso
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 19:46:01 GMT
Ulster score seven tries to secure a thumping bonus-point win over Treviso in Heineken Cup Pool 5 at Ravenhill.
The comparatively small team of ten swimmers packed a powerful punch against their bigger rivals. Midway through an already very successful season, the team won two gold, four silver and one bronze medal and contested 23 finals. In a sure sign the Borders Performance Development Programme continues to benefit the region’s swimmers greatly, the team’s results were a marked improvement on their impressive 2009 effort of two silver and two bronze medals and 19 finals.
While Amy Fraser again played the starring role for the team, 13 year old Kelso Amateur Swimming Club (ASC) representative Lucy Hope is starting to stamp her authority at the national level too. Hope won gold in the 200m backstroke with a tough and inspiring ‘never say die’ swim to touch out the runner up by just eight one hundredths of a second. This was Lucy’s first Scottish National (club) title and, on the way, she broke the East District of Scotland record. Hope also took home the silver medal in the 100m backstroke and made finals in every event she entered (200m individual medley, 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly) narrowly missing out on a bronze medal in the 100m freestyle and placing 5th in the 400m freestyle, 5th in the 400m individual medley and 7th in the 800m freestyle.
Fifteen year old Gala ASC representative, Amy Fraser, again collected a swag of medals including gold in the 200m butterfly, and three silver (100m butterfly, 400m and 800m freestyle). She placed 5th in two other finals and narrowly missed out on bronze, placing 4th in the 200m freestyle. Fraser has now earned selection in a British/Scottish open water training and racing squad set to tour Italy and France in early June this year.
Fourteen year old Jessica Wilcox, of Teviotdale ASC, earned her first Scottish National (club) medal in the 100m freestyle, narrowly missed bronze in the 200m freestyle by just 11 one hundredths of a second, and finished 7th in the final of the 200m backstroke.
Wilcox’s older brother, Scott, also representing Teviotdale ASC, placed 4th in the 16 to 18 years 200m breaststroke. Wilcox was the 2nd placed 16 year old in the event. Wilcox also placed 5th in the 16 to 18 years 100m breaststroke and was again the second placed 16 year old.
Kelso Swimming Club’s Ryan Brown, 12 years old, placed fourth overall in the 1500m freestyle with a non-Scottish national winning the event. He was, however, the 3rd placed Scotsman. Brown also recorded a solid PB to make his first ever national (club) final in the 100m butterfly.
Also from Kelso ASC, Chloe Mitchell placed 7th with a significant PB in her first ever national final, the 13 years 100m butterfly.
Duns ASC’s Kirsty Paterson, 17 years, made finals in the 16 to 18 years 100m breaststroke, 200m individual medley and 200m breaststroke.
Gregor Swinney (12 years, Peebles ASC), Euan Johnston (17 years, Duns ASC) and Kristie Waugh (13 years, Teviotdale ASC) all represented their clubs and Swim Team Borders admirably achieving PB’s and with Waugh narrowly missing a finals birth in her first club nationals.
Also a member of Swim Team Borders and Teviotdale ASC, 16 year old blind swimmer, James Clegg will be returning from the British International Disability Swimming Championships, Sheffield, as this article is published. This competition doubles as the trials for James for the world championships to be held in the Netherlands in August.
Borders Performance Coach and Head Coach of Swim Team Borders, Alex Jordan recognised his team’s significant achievement: “The swimmers raced exceptionally well. It was a very busy week and most team members had a very demanding race schedule, yet they just kept performing.” Not one to set low standards, Jordan recognised there was still a lot of room for improvement from the squad: “This squad races better than any other I’ve coached over the past 19 years. However, I believe they can be even better by improving the quality of thought they put into their technical preparation in training. I think the team tally could definitely have included several more medals had swimmers executed their races with more precision and skill”.
Jordan said that, during one finals session alone, team members had narrowly missed out on podium finishes in three races in a row.
Jordan acknowledged the significant contribution he and the team continue to receive through the help of volunteer club coaches Katrina Hope and Caroline Brown, both of whom regularly help direct the team at competitions and training. Both are members of the Kelso ASC coaching team and receive ongoing mentoring and support from Jordan during morning Swim Team Borders training sessions as well as the other initiatives of the Borders Performance Development Programme.
Executive Member for Sport, Culture and Community Education Councillor Graham Garvie said: “This is very exciting news for Swim Team Borders. This group of talented young swimmers have already produced many medals and PBs at very high profile competitions this year and they just keep getting better and better. Their ongoing dedication, combined with the professional experience of Alex Jordan is really helping them reach their potential. I look forward to hearing more about their continuing success over the coming year.”
The Borders Performance Development Programme commenced in June 2008 with a partnership between Scottish Swimming, Scottish Borders Council, Borders Sport and Leisure Trust and seven local swimming clubs including Duns, Gala, Hawick, Jedforest, Kelso, Peebles and Teviotdale. Five Swim Team Borders members receive support through Scottish Borders Council’s Athlete Support Programme (ASP).
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