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Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:59:50 GMT

Karim Benzema's goal gives Real Madrid the advantage in their Champions League semi-final against holders Bayern Munich.

Liverpool reveal Anfield expansion plan

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:01:14 GMT

Farbrace named as England assistant

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:36:45 GMT

Man Utd believe Moyes timing right

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:52:27 GMT

Seven or eight on Murray's coach list

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:24:30 GMT

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is considering "seven or eight" candidates in his search for a new coach.

Is Louis van Gaal Man Utd's saviour?

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:33:41 GMT

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal once nearly took over at Manchester United - but is he the right man for the job now?

Chelsea trio charged by FA

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:39:35 GMT

Manager Jose Mourinho is among three Chelsea staff charged in the aftermath of the club's defeat by Sunderland.

Januzaj elects to play for Belgium

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:13:30 GMT

Manchester United's teenage winger Adnan Januzaj commits his international future to the Belgium national side.

Trump 'relieved' by first-round win

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:19:56 GMT

Judd Trump delivers a scathing assessment of his own form after scraping through the first round of the World Championship.

Daley set to miss synchronised event

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:24:22 GMT

Tom Daley is unlikely to defend his Commonwealth synchronised diving title in 2014 as he cannot find a diving partner.

Scholes returns to help coach Man Utd

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:54:02 GMT

Paul Scholes will assist former team-mate Ryan Giggs at Manchester United following the sacking of David Moyes.

Moores' last Lancs game ends in draw

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:38:58 GMT

Peter Moores' last game as Lancashire coach ends in a draw with Warwickshire after bad light cuts short the final day.

Cook makes century in Oval draw

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:05:17 GMT

England skipper Alastair Cook hits 127 as Essex bat out a draw on the final day against Surrey at The Oval.

GB's promotion hopes ended by Lithuania

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:26:07 GMT

Great Britain's hopes of World Championship promotion are ended by a 2-1 defeat to Lithuania in Vilnius.

Jackson leaves Glasgow for Wasps

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:36:55 GMT

Scotland fly-half Ruaridh Jackson is ending his six-year stay at Glasgow Warriors to join London Wasps.

Armitstead retains World Cup lead

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:21:36 GMT

Great Britain's Lizzie Armitstead is second for the third race in a row but remains in first place in the World Cup.

Nadal returns with win in Barcelona

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:57:42 GMT

Rafael Nadal recovers from last week's early exit in Monte Carlo with victory over Albert Ramos at the Barcelona Open.

Valverde wins second Fleche Wallonne

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:28:40 GMT

Spaniard Alejandro Valverde times his attack to perfection to win the Spring Classic Fleche Wallonne for the second time.

Scots eye 2020 bid as rivals pull out

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:04:47 GMT

Poland and Czech Republic withdraw bids as Scotland prepare to propose Glasgow as a Euro 2020 Finals venue.

Nothing wrong with McLaren - Boullier

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:23:55 GMT

Racing director Eric Boullier calls for calm and insists he will "rebuild a winning McLaren team".

Our Channel wins to seal Derby spot

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:48:48 GMT

Our Channel earns a place in the Classic line-up with a narrow victory in the Investec Derby Trial at Epsom.

Quigg aiming to unify world titles

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:23:23 GMT

WBA champion Scott Quigg wants to unify the super-bantamweight division with fights against other world title holders.

Adcocks are 'better pair' than Scots

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:56:04 GMT

England's Chris Adcock says he and wife Gabby can overcome Imogen Bankier and Robert Blair in European Championships.

Moyes's Man Utd tenure in pictures

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:12:51 GMT

During his 10 months in charge of Manchester United, David Moyes has endured a handful of highs but plenty more lows

VIDEO: World Snooker highlights

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:46:13 GMT

Watch highlights of snooker's World Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

VIDEO: World Cup moments: Brilliant Eusebio

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:20:06 GMT

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

VIDEO: Club 'will help Mourinho pick squad'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:35:46 GMT

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he would rest players for Sunday's trip to Liverpool, but he has to "listen to the club".

VIDEO: Moyes will be hurting - Cahill

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:45:18 GMT

Former Everton player Tim Cahill says David Moyes will be "as hurt as anyone" by the outcome of his tenure at Manchester United.

VIDEO: Referee's spillage amuses Higgins

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:26:10 GMT

John Higgins appears amused by an unfortunate moment for Dutch referee Jan Verhaas, after he knocked over a bottle of water during play.

VIDEO: Moyes - from 'Chosen One' to sacked

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:25:28 GMT

David Moyes is sacked after less than a year as Manchester United's manager, with the club seventh in the Premier League.

VIDEO: Challenge Cup fifth round preview

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:52:00 GMT

Huddersfield Giants prop Eorl Crabtree and former Salford Red Devils boss Brian Noble preview the fifth round of the Challenge Cup on BBC's Super League Show.

VIDEO: Notts County top Women's Super League

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:38:18 GMT

England forward Jess Clarke scored both goals as Notts County recorded a 2-0 win at Everton.

VIDEO: Where it went wrong for Moyes

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:50:17 GMT

BBC Sport looks back at the key moments that cost David Moyes his job at Manchester United after only 10 months in charge.

VIDEO: Flukes, fluffs and epic snookers

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:03:31 GMT

Englishman Michael Holt takes 10 attempts to hit the ball after being snookered by Northern Ireland's Mark Allen.

VIDEO: Five aims for new Man Utd manager

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:17:52 GMT

BBC Sport's Robbie Savage highlights five key areas the next Manchester United manager must tackle to bring back success.

VIDEO: When Giggs speaks, you listen - Savage

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:15:28 GMT

Robbie Savage tells BBC Sport that Ryan Giggs will command the respect of the Manchester United dressing room.

VIDEO: Ding defeated by debutant Wasley

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:25:41 GMT

World Championship debutant Michael Wasley causes the shock of the tournament so far by defeating Ding Junhui.

VIDEO: Williams need to cut slack - Smedley

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:10:43 GMT

Williams head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley believes that his new team need to 'cut out all of the slack' and work on 'a knife edge' in order to succeed

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: 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: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:55:42 GMT

Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears.

VIDEO: Contenders to replace Moyes at Man Utd

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:48:37 GMT

BBC Sport looks at the potential contenders to replace David Moyes as Manchester United manager.

VIDEO: Cycling doping inquiry 'not a circus'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:47:10 GMT

International Cycling Union president Brian Cookson tells BBC Extratime that he does not want the inquiry into doping in cycling to become a media circus.

VIDEO: 'Only Mourinho could follow Sir Alex'

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:17:11 GMT

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker says only Jose Mourinho could have succeeded in following Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United boss.

VIDEO: UAE delight in IPL cricket

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:21:45 GMT

The first part of the 2014 Indian Premier League cricket tournament is being held in the United Arab Emirates, where it has found a captive audience.

VIDEO: West Ham game a cup final - Mel

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:06:04 GMT

West Bromwich Albion boss Pepe Mel says their upcoming fixture against West Ham is like a cup final.

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: 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: Archive - Rocket's fastest 147

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:25:29 GMT

Ronnie O'Sullivan makes a maximum 147 break in the quickest time recorded, five minutes 20 seconds.

'I will take no prisoners in bettering British tennis'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:08:53 GMT

British tennis' new chief executive, Michael Downey, wants a "tougher" and "hungrier" generation of elite players

Savage on Man Utd: spend £200m & sell 12 players

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:56:25 GMT

Robbie Savage unveils his action plan to make the Red Devils a domestic and European force once again

Moyes: Powerless as his dream turns sour

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:49:31 GMT

David Moyes failed to meet the challenge of managing at Old Trafford, says chief sports writer Tom Fordyce

Godolphin doping scandal - one year on

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:04:28 GMT

Which questions remain unanswered 12 months after one of the biggest doping scandals in British horse racing history?

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

Hendry 'could return' with new rules

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:09:40 GMT

New World Championship rules will see past winners like Stephen Hendry and Steve Davis given a chance to qualify.

Boston marathon honours bomb victims

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:06:39 GMT

Thousands of runners take to the streets of Boston as it honours those killed and injured in a bomb attack last year at the marathon's finish line.

Ireland's Quigley turns professional

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:50:55 GMT

World Championship silver medallist Jason Quigley gives up on his Olympic dream by quitting the amateur ranks.

Compton ton prevents Durham win

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:23:21 GMT

Nick Compton reminds England of his skills with 115 not out as Somerset reach 246-4 before agreeing a draw with Durham.

Contaminated meat 'led to failed test'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:24:25 GMT

Eating contaminated meat led to former world time-trial champion Michael Rogers failing a drugs test, the UCI says.

Simmonds wins 400m gold in Glasgow

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:29:31 GMT

Ellie Simmonds wins her second medal of the British Para-Swimming International meet in Glasgow with 400m freestyle gold.

Barcelona transfer ban put on hold

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:00:57 GMT

Barcelona will be able to buy and sell players this summer after Fifa suspended its transfer ban on the club.

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.

R&A chief executive Dawson to retire

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:29:55 GMT

Peter Dawson is to step down as chief executive of the R&A, golf's governing body, in September 2015.

Hughes returns after broken vertebra

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:47:53 GMT

Champion jockey Richard Hughes is expected to return to racing on Friday after fracturing his vertebra last month.

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.

Olympic medallist Williamson retires

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:05:13 GMT

Alison Williamson will not bid for a record-breaking seventh Olympic appearance in Rio after retiring from archery.

Salford extend Tomkins loan spell

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:45:23 GMT

Wigan Warriors hooker Logan Tomkins extends his loan spell with Salford Red Devils until the end of the season.

Prydie and Smith sign Dragons deals

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:30:16 GMT

Newport Gwent Dragons wing Tom Prydie and centre Ashley Smith sign three-year contract extensions.

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.

GB defeat world champions Spain

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:54:40 GMT

Great Britain's women's water polo team secure a 9-7 win over world champions Spain in their final World League match.

Injured Djokovic 'back in two weeks'

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:48:01 GMT

Novak Djokovic hopes to return in two weeks' time after his wrist injury was found to be not as serious as first thought.

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.

Man Utd criticised for Moyes sacking

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:01:28 GMT

Manchester United are accused of unprofessionalism following the sacking of manager David Moyes.

Four vie for manager of year award

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:16:31 GMT

Neil Lennon, Stuart McCall, Derek McInnes and Tommy Wright are shortlisted for PFA Scotland Manager of the Year.

Van Gaal a top manager says Vorm

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:38:42 GMT

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal would be an ideal choice as Manchester United manager says Swansea City keeper Michel Vorm

VIDEO: The Irish League Show - Programme 36

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:19:37 GMT

Joel Taggart presents BBC Sport NI's video review of the Irish Premiership as Cliftonville are crowned champions for the second year in a row.



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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