|Liverpool 5-1 Norwich City
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:21:00 GMT
Virtuoso performance from Uruguayan helps Reds win 5-1.
|Arsenal 2-0 Hull City
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:57:17 GMT
|Manchester United 0-1 Everton
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:08:30 GMT
Oviedo gives Toffees first victory at Old Trafford for 21 years.
|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 21:06:42 GMT
Ding Junhui's hopes of winning a fourth consecutive ranking title end with a 6-4 loss to Ricky Walden at the UK Championship.
|Fulham 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:55:01 GMT
Lewis Holtby's winner ends Tottenham's four-match winless run as Fulham lose in Rene Meulensteen's first game in charge.
|Sunderland 3-4 Chelsea
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:06:32 GMT
Eden Hazard scores two fine goals as Chelsea increase Sunderland's relegation fears in a seven-goal thriller.
|Ex-New Zealand players investigated
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:16:13 GMT
New Zealand Cricket confirms a "small number" of its former players are being investigated after allegations of fixing.
|West Bromwich Albion 2-3 Manchester City
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:42:45 GMT
Yaya Toure scores twice as Manchester City beat West Brom to clinch only their second away Premier League win this season.
|Don't write Man Utd off - Mourinho
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:05:10 GMT
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says champions Manchester United can still win this season's Premier League title.
|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.
|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 20:41:50 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.
|Kiwi prop Afoa to leave Ulster
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:36:12 GMT
New Zealand prop John Afoa will leave Ulster at the end of the season after agreeing to join an English Premiership club.
|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.
|No place for women in football - Gattuso
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:44:00 GMT
Former AC Milan and Rangers midfielder Gennaro Gattuso says there is no place for women in football.
|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.
|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.
|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: Moyes laments ‘very disappointing' defeat
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:19:55 GMT
David Moyes says Manchester United's 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford to his former club Everton is "very disappointing".
|VIDEO: Suarez equal to world's best - Rodgers
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:43:13 GMT
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez is as good as the world's best after scoring four in goals in a 5-1 win over Norwich.
|VIDEO: Mourinho applauds 'fantastic' Chelsea
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:47:10 GMT
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes his side's 4-3 win against Sunderland was their best away performance of the season so far.
|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: 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: Martinez praises 'outstanding' Everton
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:21:49 GMT
Everton manager Roberto Martinez praises his team's 'outstanding performance' after Everton beat Manchester United 1-0 away at Old Trafford for the first time in 21 years.
|VIDEO: Arsenal performance delights Wenger
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:54:20 GMT
Arsene Wenger is delighted by Arsenal's "absolutely outstanding" passing and movement following a 2-0 win over Hull.
|VIDEO: Walden beats in-form Ding
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:13:19 GMT
Ding Junhui misses a routine pink to hand victory to Ricky Walden at the UK Championship and bring an end to his hopes of a fourth consecutive ranking title.
|VIDEO: Allen gives Trump consolation hug
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:51:49 GMT
Mark Allen consoles Judd Trump with a hug during a scrappy eighth frame at the UK Championship in York.
|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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
|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
|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
|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.
|End over-the-top Ashes rivalry - Cook
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:43:56 GMT
England captain Alastair Cook urges both sides to improve their conduct in Adelaide after it went "over the top" in the Ashes opener.
|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.
|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.
|Swansea City 3-0 Newcastle United
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:04:05 GMT
Swansea end Newcastle's winning streak and record their second home win of the season with an impressive win.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Warnock in contention for Owls job
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:57:33 GMT
Former Sheffield United and Leeds boss Neil Warnock is in contention for the Sheffield Wednesday job.
|Refs should speak out - McNamara
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:13:34 GMT
Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara feels referees may appreciate more opportunities to explain their decisions publicly.
|Swansea deserved victory - Laudrup
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:46:48 GMT
Manager Michael Laudrup says Swansea City deserved their 3-0 win over Newcastle United at the Liberty Stadium.
|League launches consultation process
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:23:17 GMT
The Northern Ireland Football League launches a consultation process which will embrace all 42 member clubs and other stakeholders.
Three girls who are involved in the Scotland under 18 Hockey Squad - Siobhan Murphy from The Berwickshire High School; Sarah Robertson from Selkirk High School and Kirsty Hill from Kelso High School, joined Councillor David Parker, Leader of Scottish Borders Council (SBC), Councillor Graham Garvie, Executive Member for Sport, Culture and Community Learning and Tony Taylor, Chairman, Borders Sport and Leisure Trust (BSLT) to cut the ribbon to officially open the facility.
Councillor Graham Garvie said: “This is a very exciting time for hockey in the Borders. Thanks to the combined commitments of our Hockey Development Officer, local clubs, schools, coaches and volunteers, we are starting to see hockey really take off in our region. A wide range of opportunities is now available for the development of players, volunteers and coaches and this has seen a significant increase in the number of people becoming involved in the sport. This combined with the newly refurbished facility here at Tweedbank is putting hockey in great stead for the future.”
SBC announced the plans to replace the 15 year old pitch at Tweedbank in June last year after it recognised it was at the end of its useful life. The decision to replace the pitch with sand-dressed synthetic carpet suitable for all levels of competitive hockey was made after the different needs of the two main user groups - hockey and football, were investigated. The pitch can also be used by footballers for training purposes.
£280,000 was made available from SBC to replace the pitch and repair the adjacent running track. SBC has also announced its commitment of £450,000 towards the development of separate third generation (3G) synthetic pitch at Netherdale in Galashiels, which will provide an ideal surface for football and rugby.
Leader of SBC, Councillor David Parker explained: “I am confident that getting this Tweedbank pitch back up and running will give hockey and the many other sports and activities that take place here the extra boost they deserve. This pitch will contribute to the excellent work that is already taking place in our region – from the development of our upcoming stars of the future to giving our local sports groups and clubs an ideal surface to train and play their games. With the hope of securing the extra funding needed for a separate 3G facility for football and rugby will mean that these sports can continue to thrive in parallel and we can set an example to the rest of Scotland.”
Managed and operated by BSLT, the centre now also boasts a renovated fitness suite with new equipment, a full size professional athletics track, hammer cage, long jump and male/female changing facilities.
Commenting on the redevelopment of the new all weather pitch, Tony Taylor, Chairman of BSLT said: “Over the past six years we have seen the number of hockey users who play on the Tweedbank pitch grow year on year and with the dedication of everyone associated with the sport, Hockey in the Scottish Borders is thriving. This facility is a great asset to the sporting community in the Scottish Borders and hope that sports groups and clubs will benefit from it for years to come.”
To celebrate the newly resurfaced pitch, the Borders Select team, which is made up of specially selected players from the three women’s clubs in the Borders (Borders Fjordhus, Peebles Ladies and Kelso Ladies) enjoyed a competitive game of hockey against a team of other fellow players. Seven of the high schools were represented in the game, as well as players from every club in the Borders.
Janet Jack, Hockey Development Officer for the Borders explained: “All those who have already played on Tweedbank are delighted with the new surface which has been laid and fully appreciate the support from the Borders Sport and Leisure Trust, Scottish Borders Council and all those who have been involved in providing such a high quality of surface. It is a fantastic surface to play on and the venue will be able to accommodate those starting out in the game and the more established players. All the Borders clubs will use the Tweedbank facility for their home games in the coming season and many years thereafter and it will also be the hockey centre in the area for the Development and Performance squads.”
President of Scottish Hockey, Lee Cousins added: “The facility is a testament to the hard work and support that the hockey community in the Borders has shown. The new pitch provides a focus for hockey in the area and will be used to deliver hockey from a first try through to the performance level. The Borders has a great history in developing very talented hockey players with a number achieving International success. I look forward to seeing even more hockey talent emerging in the future.”
Photo: Back Row (L to R) Tony Taylor, Chairman of BSLT; Councillor David Parker, Leader of SBC; Councillor Graham Garvie, Executive Member for Sport, Culture and Community Learning. Front Row (L to R) Sarah Robertson, Selkirk High School; Kirsty Hill, Kelso High School; Siobhan Murphy, The Berwickshire High School.
The main contractor for the works at Tweedbank is CBC Lands Ltd and works started in September 2009.
The opening comes one week before Tweedbank hosts the Borders Hockey Festival on 14-16 May which promises to be an exciting display of hockey. The Festival includes games between the Borders Select Team and an International Masters team (which includes two Olympic medallists and the Scotland U18s) and will also showcase some of the junior development that has been going on around the region.
The ‘Borders select’ team has been set up for the Hockey Festival to play against the Scottish Masters who are currently selecting players for the World Masters in Nottingham.
For more information on the Hockey Festival and any other hockey opportunities in the region visit www.sportborders.org.uk
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