|Garcia apologises for Woods remark
Wed, 22 May 2013 08:44:52 GMT
Sergio Garcia apologises for making what could be interpreted as a racist remark about world number one Tiger Woods.
|Dettori delay over 'medical issues'
Wed, 22 May 2013 09:36:46 GMT
|Murray withdraws from French Open
Tue, 21 May 2013 22:31:36 GMT
|Watson set for French Open return
Wed, 22 May 2013 09:26:11 GMT
British number two Heather Watson plans to return to action at the French Open after being out with glandular fever.
|England's top three ready for Ashes - Stewart
Wed, 22 May 2013 05:38:00 GMT
England's inconsistent batting displays are a concern but now is not the time to tinker, says former England captain Alec Stewart
|Carlton Cole to leave West Ham
Wed, 22 May 2013 08:49:36 GMT
|England's Unitt to miss Euro 2013
Wed, 22 May 2013 10:25:51 GMT
England and Birmingham's Rachel Unitt will miss the rest of the season and Euro 2013 with a serious knee injury.
|Harrison makes U-turn on retirement
Tue, 21 May 2013 17:29:35 GMT
|West Ham agree £15m Carroll fee
Tue, 21 May 2013 19:31:39 GMT
|Kessler ready for Froch rematch
Tue, 21 May 2013 21:58:40 GMT
Mikkel Kessler says "he is at his peak" before his world title fight against Carl Froch in London on Saturday.
|IPL cricketer denies spot-fixing
Wed, 22 May 2013 04:58:18 GMT
Indian fast bowler S Sreesanth, arrested last week over allegations of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, insists he is innocent.
|Manager Pulis leaves Stoke City
Tue, 21 May 2013 15:25:27 GMT
Manager Tony Pulis leaves Stoke City by mutual consent following talks with chairman Peter Coates on Tuesday.
|Intxausti wins 16th stage of Giro
Tue, 21 May 2013 16:21:53 GMT
Spain's Benat Intxausti wins stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia as Vincenzo Nibali maintains overall control of the race.
|Man City form New York MLS franchise
Tue, 21 May 2013 16:29:08 GMT
Manchester City have announced a partnership with baseball's New York Yankees to form a new Major League Soccer franchise.
|Carroll pulls out of England squad
Tue, 21 May 2013 21:34:21 GMT
Andy Carroll withdraws from the England squad for the friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil.
|Encke will retain trophies, says BHA
Tue, 21 May 2013 18:05:23 GMT
Encke will retain his trophies because there was no evidence his St Leger win was influenced by doping, says the BHA.
|Di Canio actions investigated by PFA
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:05:26 GMT
|Lyon women aim for European treble
Tue, 21 May 2013 16:38:14 GMT
Patrice Lair urges Lyon to fulfil their pre-season promises and win a third consecutive Women's Champions League title.
|Anchoring of putters to be banned
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:46:05 GMT
|Australia name Women's Ashes squad
Tue, 21 May 2013 12:57:52 GMT
Australia name a 15-player squad for the Women's Ashes series in England, and fast bowler Ellyse Perry is included.
|McLaren 2014 plan 'probably' reduced
Tue, 21 May 2013 12:57:26 GMT
McLaren say they “probably” diverted fewer resources from this year to 2014 and 2015 than planned to salvage their current car.
|Mourinho's time at Real in pictures
Tue, 21 May 2013 08:46:49 GMT
From El Clasico disaster to the first Copa del Rey success in 18 years, Jose Mourinho's reign at Real Madrid has come to an end
|England's kits through the years
Mon, 20 May 2013 17:43:39 GMT
Following the release of images of the new England kit, BBC Sport looks at the country's kits through the years.
|VIDEO: Andy Murray's incredible 2012
Wed, 22 May 2013 08:11:46 GMT
BBC Sport looks back at Scottish tennis player Andy Murray's impressive 2012 season, including his first ever Grand Slam crown.
|VIDEO: Vettel in Red Bull job swap with race engineer
Sun, 12 May 2013 15:39:10 GMT
Sebastian Vettel swaps roles with Red Bull race engineer Guillaume 'Rocky' Roquelin and sets him a special challenge.
|VIDEO: Arsenal win FA Cup final warm-up
Tue, 21 May 2013 09:25:12 GMT
Arsenal are through to the Continental Cup semi-finals after a thrilling 4-2 victory over Bristol Academy on Sunday.
|VIDEO: Murray's Memories: Monaco GP's six leaders
Tue, 21 May 2013 07:32:19 GMT
F1 commentary legend Murray Walker looks back at the final two laps of the 1982 Monaco Grand Prix in which a succession of leading cars drop out of the race.
|VIDEO: Mourinho's best quotes
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 07:16:25 GMT
BBC Sport looks back at Jose Mourinho's greatest quotes from his time in England.
|VIDEO: Pulis gives final interview on MotD
Sun, 19 May 2013 19:51:37 GMT
Stoke City boss Tony Pulis tells Match of the Day he is "disappointed" after a season-ending 1-1 draw against Southampton.
|VIDEO: Real Madrid confirm Mourinho will leave
Mon, 20 May 2013 20:17:08 GMT
Real Madrid president Florentine Perez announces that Jose Mourinho will leave the club at the end of the season after three years in charge.
|VIDEO: Match of the Day's team of the season
Mon, 20 May 2013 09:07:13 GMT
Match of the Day pundits Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer reveal their best 11 players from the Premier League this season.
|VIDEO: Pedrosa beats Crutchlow at Le Mans
Sun, 19 May 2013 14:11:50 GMT
Dani Pedrosa wins an enthralling French MotoGP in the rain at Le Mans ahead of Britain's Cal Crutchlow.
|VIDEO: Sir Alex Ferguson: a life of football
Sat, 11 May 2013 18:50:20 GMT
BBC Sport looks back at the life and career of Sir Alex Ferguson, from his early playing days in Scotland through to moulding Manchester United into one of the world's greatest clubs.
|VIDEO: Championship will be tough - Redknapp
Sun, 19 May 2013 19:13:38 GMT
QPR boss Harry Redknapp admits his side have lacked that bit of quality as they bowed out of the Premier League with a 1-0 defeat against Liverpool.
|VIDEO: Emotional Carragher thanks Liverpool fans
Sun, 19 May 2013 17:27:57 GMT
Jamie Carragher thanks Liverpool fans for the "great times and memories" after making his 737th and final appearance.
|VIDEO: Yeovil clinch League One promotion
Sun, 19 May 2013 15:34:55 GMT
Yeovil players, coaches and fans celebrate on the Wembley pitch after beating Brentford 2-1 in the League One play-off final to secure promotion to the Championship.
|VIDEO: Owen grateful for 'special' farewell
Sun, 19 May 2013 19:16:37 GMT
Michael Owen is thankful for a "special" final game of football before retiring and thanks Stoke fans for a fantastic ovation.
|VIDEO: Tambling gives Lampard golden boot
Sun, 19 May 2013 15:53:48 GMT
Chelsea's Frank Lampard is presented with a golden boot by Blues legend Bobby Tambling, after surpassing Tambling's club goal scoring record.
|VIDEO: Spurs can attract 'big players'
Sun, 19 May 2013 18:03:18 GMT
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says the club can still attract 'big players' despite not qualifying for the Champions League.
|VIDEO: Benitez proud of time at Chelsea
Sun, 19 May 2013 17:51:09 GMT
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez is delighted to have finished his difficult tenure at Stamford Bridge with a 2-1 win over Everton.
|VIDEO: Formula 1's magical Monaco moments
Tue, 21 May 2013 10:00:17 GMT
A quick-fire look at some of Formula 1's most memorable moments from the Monaco Grand Prix over the years.
|VIDEO: Anchoring of putters banned from 2016
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:54:28 GMT
Golf's two ruling bodies decide to ban the anchoring of putters in competition from 1 January, 2016.
|VIDEO: Di Canio cannot do as he wishes - PFA
Tue, 21 May 2013 15:26:34 GMT
PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor says no club can be "a law unto itself" as the association investigates the disciplinary action taken by Paolo Di Canio.
|VIDEO: Classic F1 - Monaco Grand Prix 1982
Tue, 19 May 2009 05:49:46 GMT
|VIDEO: Managers would welcome Mourinho
Tue, 21 May 2013 10:13:34 GMT
England manager Roy Hodgson and West Ham boss Sam Allardyce say Jose Mourinho would be welcomed back to English football.
|VIDEO: Martinez leads Wigan celebrations
Mon, 20 May 2013 18:34:46 GMT
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez leads supporters in a rendition of "You are my sunshine" as the Latics celebrate winning the FA Cup.
|VIDEO: Football's weekend of farewells
Mon, 20 May 2013 16:26:43 GMT
BBC Sport looks back at a season of farewells with fans showing their appreciation to some of their favourite stars.
|VIDEO: Little eyes Arsenal FA Cup glory
Wed, 22 May 2013 08:51:10 GMT
Arsenal's Kim Little speaks to BBC Sport's Tina Daheley ahead of Sunday's FA Women's Cup final, where she is "really excited" at the prospect of a fourth FA Women's Cup trophy.
|VIDEO: Wenger relieved to finish fourth
Sun, 19 May 2013 17:36:36 GMT
Arsene Wenger feels a mixture of relief and joy after Arsenal win 1-0 at Newcastle to finish fourth in the Premier League.
|VIDEO: Allardyce aiming to keep Carroll
Sun, 19 May 2013 18:16:42 GMT
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says keeping Andy Carroll at the club is his priority after they Hammers finished their season with a 4-2 win over Reading.
|VIDEO: Fraser-Pryce storms to Shanghai win
Sat, 18 May 2013 18:37:07 GMT
Double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins the 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Shanghai.
|VIDEO: Cook praises bowling attack
Sun, 19 May 2013 21:22:09 GMT
England cricket captain Alastair Cook praises his bowling attack after they sweep aside New Zealand in the first Test at Lord's.
|VIDEO: David Beckham's emotional farewell
Sun, 19 May 2013 02:42:55 GMT
Emotional David Beckham plays last home match at Paris Saint-Germain.
|VIDEO: GB's Redding takes maiden Moto2 win
Sun, 19 May 2013 11:35:56 GMT
Britain's Scott Redding claims his maiden Moto2 win in a dramatic French Grand Prix at Le Mans.
|How good are Lawro's predictions?
Wed, 22 May 2013 09:02:12 GMT
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|Is fussball coming home?
Wed, 22 May 2013 03:59:19 GMT
Is Wembley the home of German football too, as fans head to the stadium for Saturday's all-German Champions League final?
|European Tour finally under the spotlight
Tue, 21 May 2013 06:19:02 GMT
Wentworth's PGA Championship is one of the European Tour's few chances to be in the limelight - golf correspondent Iain Carter
|Motty's Premier League review: Good & the bad
Wed, 22 May 2013 06:43:56 GMT
Match of the Day commentator John Motson picks his highlights, low points and best players from the 2012-13 season
|Murray's Memories: 'Craziest race ever'
Tue, 21 May 2013 08:03:07 GMT
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|Crutchlow and Redding the best of British
Tue, 21 May 2013 16:07:10 GMT
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|Guscott on Wilkinson, O'Driscoll and the Lions
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:59:09 GMT
BBC rugby union expert on Jonny Wilkinson's form, Toulon winning the Heineken Cup and Australia's Lions squad
|End of season ups and downs
Sun, 19 May 2013 17:11:47 GMT
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|The Ashes: 50 days to go
Tue, 21 May 2013 06:05:59 GMT
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|Must-not-miss sport on the BBC
Mon, 20 May 2013 08:31:18 GMT
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|Pregnant McConnell eyes 2014 spot
Wed, 22 May 2013 10:37:32 GMT
Lee McConnell will not compete this year as she is expecting her first child but hopes to run in the Commonwealth Games.
|Battling Purdy beaten by Alexander
Sun, 19 May 2013 09:35:14 GMT
Welterweight Lee Purdy goes seven rounds against champion Devon Alexander before his corner throw in the towel.
|Bell passed fit for England Test
Tue, 21 May 2013 10:12:35 GMT
Ian Bell is fit for the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley as England name an unchanged 12-man squad.
|Visconti takes first Giro stage win
Sun, 19 May 2013 16:45:26 GMT
Giovanni Visconti wins his first ever Giro d'Italia stage as Vincenzo Nibali remains in the pink jersey after a snowy stage 15.
|Pistorius will not compete in 2013
Mon, 20 May 2013 15:23:02 GMT
Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will not compete again this year as he awaits trial for murder.
|Commons retires from Scotland set-up
Tue, 21 May 2013 21:05:47 GMT
Celtic midfielder Kris Commons retires from international football after winning 12 caps for Scotland.
|Mercedes secure Lowe's early release
Mon, 20 May 2013 11:22:08 GMT
Mercedes say Paddy Lowe will join the team next month after being granted an early release from his contract with McLaren.
|Europe increase Ryder Cup wildcards
Tue, 21 May 2013 12:21:39 GMT
Europe captain Paul McGinley will have three wildcard picks for next year's Ryder Cup against USA at Gleneagles.
|Godolphin doping scandal widens
Mon, 20 May 2013 14:26:56 GMT
The Godolphin doping scandal widens as seven more horses, including St Leger winner Encke, fail new drugs tests.
|Broken-leg victim Crutchlow on rise
Sun, 19 May 2013 18:49:46 GMT
British rider Cal Crutchlow is determined to build on his career-best performance in Sunday's French Grand Prix.
|Brearey turns to Nacra 17 for Rio
Fri, 17 May 2013 14:16:31 GMT
Essex sailor Sam Brearey will join Abby Zambinski in the new Olympic Nacra 17 boat in pursuit of a place at Rio 2016.
|Brown proud of Saints comeback
Tue, 21 May 2013 09:33:32 GMT
St Helens coach Nathan Brown praises his team's character as they come from 16-0 down to win at Leeds Rhinos.
|Warburton 'wise beyond his years'
Tue, 21 May 2013 07:02:51 GMT
Former Lions captain Paul O'Connell says Sam Warburton has the maturity and confidence to lead the tourists in Australia.
|Hawkins lauds Griffiths influence
Sun, 12 May 2013 17:21:54 GMT
World Snooker Championship runner-up Barry Hawkins says he owes his recent success to coach and mentor Terry Griffiths.
|Simmonds heads GB squad for Worlds
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:25:50 GMT
Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds is named in a 32-strong GB squad for August's IPC World Swimming Championships.
|Ward given Queen's Club wildcard
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:45:08 GMT
British number two James Ward gets a wildcard to compete in the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club next month.
|Team GB ice skaters get Sochi boost
Tue, 21 May 2013 16:20:49 GMT
Great Britain given three figure skating places for the 2014 Winter Olympics by the International Skating Union.
|Final 'do or die' for Northampton
Tue, 21 May 2013 16:36:06 GMT
Northampton flanker Tom Wood urges his side to seize a rare opportunity in the Premiership final against Leicester.
|Doncaster wants SFL to vote on plans
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:50:41 GMT
The Scottish Premier League's Neil Doncaster wants Scottish Football League clubs to vote on the top tier's revamp plans.
|Lock Davies relishes Wales captaincy
Wed, 22 May 2013 06:17:20 GMT
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|Crues win court battle over Windsor
Wed, 22 May 2013 10:15:23 GMT
Crusaders win the right to legally challenge the £25m funding of a redevelopment project for Windsor Park.
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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