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Man Utd silent on Moyes speculation

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:31:21 GMT

Manchester United are offering no comment on reports that David Moyes is set to be sacked as manager.

'Hillsborough words inspired us'

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:23:43 GMT

How Hamilton found edge again over Rosberg

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

Why Torres will still get a hero's welcome at Atletico

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:20:05 GMT

Chelsea's Fernando Torres can expect a hero's return to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday - and may yet end up back there permanently

Boston marathon honours bomb victims

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:19:06 GMT

Selby opens up lead over White

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:36:12 GMT

World number two Mark Selby opens up a 5-4 lead over Michael White in the first round of the World Championship.

Bairstow regrets Pietersen absence

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:09:51 GMT

England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow is disappointed he will not get to team up with Kevin Pietersen again in the England side.

Fans wrong to barrack Moyes - Howard

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:11:56 GMT

Goalkeeper Tim Howard thinks Everton fans were wrong to boo former manager David Moyes on his return to Goodison Park.

Kuchar pips Donald 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.

Man Utd are rebuilding, says Moyes

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:03:52 GMT

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.

Courtois relief at Chelsea clearance

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:46:04 GMT

Atletico Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtois says facing parent club Chelsea in the Champions League will be "special".

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.

Burnley v Wigan Athletic

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:19:58 GMT

Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's Championship game between Burnley and Wigan Athletic.

Tammys Hill out of Irish National

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:40:30 GMT

Tammys Hill is declared a non-runner for Monday's Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse after being found to be lame.

Ricciardo plays down Vettel dispute

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:30:06 GMT

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

Fitzpatrick treated for heart problem

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:05:44 GMT

Ulster prop Declan Fitzpatrick is released from a Glasgow hospital after treatment for an irregular heartbeat.

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.

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.

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.

Carter sees off debutant Xiao

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:09:41 GMT

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.

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.

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: Midweek Final Score

Sat, 05 Oct 2013 13:20:53 GMT

Keep up to date with all of Easter Monday's matches with Midweek Final Score.

VIDEO: Scorer sees red after flooring manager

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:00:30 GMT

Hearts player Jamie Hamill receives a second yellow card after his penalty-scoring celebration leads to a touchline altercation with Ross County players and management.

VIDEO: On this Day: Rocket's fastest 147

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:25:29 GMT

On this day in 1997 Ronnie "The Rocket" O'Sullivan made a maximum 147 break in the quickest time recorded, five minutes 20 seconds.

VIDEO: Are best bosses turning games?

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:30:52 GMT

Mark Chapman is joined by Danny Murphy and Martin Keown for this week's Match of the Day 3, to discuss whether certain managers are winning matches this season.

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: Selby pulls off stunning trick shot

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:55:51 GMT

Mark Selby produces a spectacular pot in his first-round clash with Michael White at the World Championships.

VIDEO: How flag error ended Chinese GP early

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:36:20 GMT

BBC F1 pit-lane reporter Tom Clarkson explains how the Chinese Grand Prix finished one lap early after an official waved the chequered flag in error.

VIDEO: World Cup moments: Dancing Milla

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:04:59 GMT

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

VIDEO: Doherty rolls back the years

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:28:58 GMT

Ken Doherty beats Stuart Bingham and progresses to the World Snooker Championship second round for the first time in eight years.

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: Boston runners recall marathon attack

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:00:46 GMT

Doctor Natalie Stavas finished last year's Boston Marathon just as the bombs exploded, and now the runner turned first responder prepares to run again.

VIDEO: Alex Scott meets hero Trevor Nelson

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:29:22 GMT

England and Arsenal player Alex Scott meets her hero DJ Trevor Nelson at the Radio 1Xtra studios in London.

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: 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: '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.

Liverpool closer to Premier League heaven

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:32:49 GMT

Liverpool have held their nerve in the Premier League title race - but must finish the job, argues chief football writer Phil McNulty

Coulthard: Vettel struggles but Alonso impresses

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:43:16 GMT

Sebastian Vettel's tough season continues but Fernando Alonso leads the way in a Ferrari revival, says David Coulthard

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?

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

You can't destabilise Big Phil's Brazil

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:00:31 GMT

Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari is unconcerned by criticism of his players, says South American football expert Tim Vickery

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

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

Ex-MLS keeper on saving a life at Boston bombings

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:57:07 GMT

Former goalkeeper Matt Reis does not feel he is a hero despite saving his father-in-law's life at the Boston Marathon

World Cup watch: Messi, Falcao and Tevez

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:04:34 GMT

BBC's weekly World Cup updates as Messi struggles for form, Falcao hopes to be fit and Tevez books Disney World tickets

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

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.

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.

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.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Blackpool

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:45:46 GMT

Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's Championship game between Brighton & Hove Albion and Blackpool.

Three wins in a row a dream - Hamilton

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:49:07 GMT

Lewis Hamilton says he is putting in the best performances of his career in an 'incredible car' after a third win in a row.

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.

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.

Wigan v Bradford (Mon)

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:28:02 GMT

Team news as Wigan Warriors face Bradford Bulls in Monday's Super League fixture at the DW Stadium (15:00 BST).

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.

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.

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.

Maguire rues 'season from hell'

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:03:33 GMT

Stephen Maguire is pleased to see the back of what he views as a nightmare snooker season after his Crucible exit.

Ospreys boss frustrated by Dragons

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:25:20 GMT

Ospreys boss Steve Tandy says he is frustrated his side failed to get a bonus point against the Newport Gwent Dragons.

Reds on verge of title triumph

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:15:32 GMT

Cliftonville can effectively clinch the Irish Premiership title by beating Portadown at Shamrock Park on Tuesday.

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SWIM TEAM BORDERS


The members of Swim Team Borders were on fire at the recent Scottish Gas National Age Group Championships which took place from 8-11 April at the Tollcross Leisure Centre in Glasgow.

Swim team borders


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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