|Ferguson criticises Mancini sacking
Sat, 18 May 2013 11:35:15 GMT
|VIDEO: Moto2 qualifying
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 07:28:41 GMT
Watch live coverage of the Moto2 qualifying ahead of the French Grand Prix at the Le Mans Circuit.
|Ireland fly-half O'Gara retires
Sat, 18 May 2013 10:20:24 GMT
|Marquez takes Le Mans MotoGP pole
Sat, 18 May 2013 13:43:52 GMT
Marc Marquez clinches pole position after topping the qualifying session for Sunday's French MotoGP at Le Mans.
|Worst season of my career - Mourinho
Fri, 17 May 2013 23:07:46 GMT
Jose Mourinho describes his season as "the worst of my career" after Real Madrid's Copa del Rey final defeat.
|America's Cup team urge wind limit
Sat, 18 May 2013 12:46:21 GMT
Italy's team threaten to withdraw from America's Cup if safety changes are not implemented, following Andrew Simpson's death.
|Notts seamers polish off Surrey
Sat, 18 May 2013 13:48:22 GMT
Seamers Harry Gurney and Paul Franks take three wickets each as Notts beat Surrey by 114 runs at Trent Bridge.
|Williams eyes fourth title in a row
Sat, 18 May 2013 13:00:55 GMT
Serena Williams secures her place in the Italian Open final where she will seek to win her fourth consecutive title.
|Warrington draw Huddersfield in Cup
Sat, 18 May 2013 07:45:37 GMT
Holders face in-form Giants in Challenge Cup quarter-finals
|PFA backs Notts County racism probe
Sat, 18 May 2013 14:02:50 GMT
PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor is satisfied with the way Notts County dealt with allegations of racism leading to two youth coaches resigning.
|DeGale claims victory in Canada
Sat, 18 May 2013 12:00:07 GMT
British super-middleweight James DeGale beats Canada's Sebastien Demers within two rounds in Quebec.
|Clermont Auvergne v Toulon (Sat)
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:47:39 GMT
Jonny Wilkinson is one of eight British players bidding for European glory as Clermont Auvergne meet Toulon in the Heineken Cup final.
|Beckham in talks to buy new MLS club
Sat, 18 May 2013 09:23:53 GMT
David Beckham's advisors hold talks with US Major League Soccer over the former England captain buying a franchise.
|Stoke investigate pig's head reports
Fri, 17 May 2013 20:58:28 GMT
Reports say pig's head left in Kenwyne Jones's locker.
|Coventry plan to build new stadium
Sat, 18 May 2013 13:20:15 GMT
Coventry City announce they are looking for a site to build a new stadium after a dispute with the Ricoh Arena's owners.
|Leinster 34-13 Stade Francais
Fri, 17 May 2013 21:16:46 GMT
|Sussex complete victory at Derby
Sat, 18 May 2013 11:11:33 GMT
Sussex make short work of Derbyshire on the final day, taking just over an hour to seal a nine-wicket away victory.
|Saints chairman Cortese to stay on
Sat, 18 May 2013 07:17:59 GMT
Nicola Cortese is to remain as Southampton chairman after resolving differences with the trust that owns the club.
|Warner in Twitter row investigation
Sat, 18 May 2013 09:11:32 GMT
Opener David Warner is asked by Cricket Australia to explain why abusive messages to journalists are on his Twitter account.
|David Beckham's career in pictures
Thu, 16 May 2013 16:07:55 GMT
From his 1992 Man Utd debut to hanging out with Tom Cruise, BBC Sport looks at the ex-England captain's career in pictures
|Chelsea's Europa League success
Thu, 16 May 2013 13:48:09 GMT
Photos of Chelsea's Europa League 2-1 final victory against Portuguese side Benfica at the Amsterdam Arena.
|VIDEO: North West 200: Saturday's races
Sat, 19 May 2012 09:19:15 GMT
BBC Sport NI's video coverage of Saturday's racing at the North West 200 in Northern Ireland.
|VIDEO: Holloway does dance of delight
Sat, 18 May 2013 12:19:26 GMT
Ian Holloway is caught on camera dancing after Crystal Palace sealed their place in the Championship play-off final by beating Brighton.
|VIDEO: Ferguson on retiring and Beckham
Fri, 17 May 2013 21:36:45 GMT
Ahead of his final match in charge of Manchester United, manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks back on his decision to retire - and reveals what he will miss most about the club.
|VIDEO: Houghton stunner rescues Arsenal
Fri, 17 May 2013 20:42:54 GMT
Steph Houghton scores a last-minute equaliser for Arsenal as they snatch a 1-1 draw against Lincoln in the FA Women's Super League.
|VIDEO: Anderson relieved after 300th wicket
Fri, 17 May 2013 21:17:58 GMT
James Anderson says he is relieved his 300th Test wicket is "out of the way" after becoming only the fourth England player to reach the landmark.
|VIDEO: Wenger admits European pressure
Fri, 17 May 2013 18:07:36 GMT
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the club's Champions League fate "is in our hands", but admits the "pressure is big".
|VIDEO: Anderson reaches England landmark
Fri, 17 May 2013 18:25:42 GMT
England bowler James Anderson takes his 300th Test wicket by dismissing New Zealand's Peter Fulton during the first Test at Lords.
|VIDEO: Archive: Beckham's England highs & lows
Thu, 16 May 2013 14:18:42 GMT
BBC Sport takes a look back at the highs and lows of David Beckham's illustrious international career.
|VIDEO: Archive: Beckham sent off at 1998 World Cup
Thu, 16 May 2013 14:19:04 GMT
England lose on penalties to Argentina after a 2-2 draw in St Etienne, which sees a wonder goal from Michael Owen and David Beckham's infamous red card. (UK users only)
|VIDEO: Archive: Beckham's Argentina redemption
Thu, 16 May 2013 14:21:24 GMT
David Beckham fires England's winner from the penalty spot as they beat Argentina 1-0 in the 2002 World Cup in Sapporo.(UK users only)
|VIDEO: Beckham carries flame on speedboat
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:21:13 GMT
David Beckham brings the Olympic flame from City Hall to the Olympic Stadium by speedboat with the help of Team GB footballer Jade Bailey.
|VIDEO: Archive: Beckham 'excited' to join PSG
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:06:50 GMT
David Beckham says he is "excited and honoured" to join French Ligue 1 side Paris St-Germain.
|VIDEO: Archive: Beckham signs off with MLS Cup win
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 10:29:24 GMT
David Beckham ends a five-and-half year spell at LA Galaxy by helping the team retain the MLS Cup.
|VIDEO: Neville: The extended interview
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:34:41 GMT
Phil Neville tells Football Focus he believes David Moyes will fit in perfectly at Manchester United, after accepting the offer to take over as manager from Sir Alex Ferguson.
|VIDEO: Lampard: Full Focus interview
Fri, 17 May 2013 12:09:30 GMT
Frank Lampard believes Jose Mourinho can repeat the success he had at Chelsea if he returns next season.
|VIDEO: Hacker the Dog takes on Lawro
Fri, 17 May 2013 19:54:34 GMT
CBBC star and Wigan Athletic fan Hacker the Dog takes on BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson in the final Premier League predictions of the season.
|VIDEO: North West 200: Thursday's race highlights
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:12:21 GMT
Highlights from the opening evening of racing at the North West 200 as Alastair Seeley earns thrilling Supersport and Superstock triumphs with veteran Jeremy McWilliams winning the Supertwins event.
|VIDEO: Akinfenwa mistaken for NFL player
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:30:28 GMT
Northampton Town striker Adebayo Akinfenwa tells BBC Look East that people think he is too big to play football and often think he is an American gridiron player.
|VIDEO: Everton should go for Benitez - Savage
Fri, 17 May 2013 07:40:55 GMT
Robbie Savage believes Everton should go for former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez as a replacement for David Moyes, who is joining Manchester United.
|VIDEO: More than fun and games for Froch
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:33:59 GMT
Carl Froch tells BBC East Midlands Today that the business side of promoting his unification bout against Mikkel Kessler is not all fun and games.
|VIDEO: Spurs have lost 'decisive' points
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:11:34 GMT
Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas says the club have lost "decisive" points during the end of their Premier League campaign.
|VIDEO: Benitez confident of finishing third
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:51:18 GMT
Interim boss Rafael Benitez insists Chelsea "will be fine" as they aim to secure automatic Champions League qualification against Everton.
|Anderson a role model for new generation
Fri, 17 May 2013 19:08:33 GMT
James Anderson can break Ian Botham's England record of 383 Test wickets, says cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew
|Carragher on Carragher
Sat, 18 May 2013 06:01:25 GMT
Liverpool's Jamie Carragher talks through the highs and lows of his 16-year career ahead of his final game at Anfield on Sunday
|Frankie waiting for chance to ride again
Fri, 17 May 2013 17:38:21 GMT
Frankie Dettori looks to rebuild his career and reputation as he comes back from his six-month ban for using cocaine
|Lawro's Premier League predictions
Thu, 16 May 2013 21:09:08 GMT
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on CBBC's Hacker the Dog on the final weekend of the season
|James Anderson: King of the swingers
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:01:50 GMT
From injuries and inconsistency to a master of swing bowling, BBC Sport charts James Anderson's journey to 300 Test wickets
|Wiggins withdrawal reignites Tour talk
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:17:02 GMT
After Sir Bradley Wiggins exits the Giro d'Italia, what is next for the reigning Tour de France champion?
|Tambling: I was wrong about Lampard
Fri, 17 May 2013 18:43:07 GMT
Chelsea legend Bobby Tambling reflects on watching Frank Lampard eclipse his goalscoring record for the Blues
|"Your bike can be a lonely place"
Sat, 18 May 2013 09:54:27 GMT
Team Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas on Sir Bradley Wiggins's withdrawal from the "relentless" Giro d'Italia
|Beckham's most memorable moments
Thu, 16 May 2013 22:56:14 GMT
BBC Sport looks at the most memorable moments of David Beckham's remarkable career
|End of season ups and downs
Fri, 17 May 2013 16:07:48 GMT
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|Must-not-miss sport on the BBC
Wed, 15 May 2013 21:02:30 GMT
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|Rutherford set for China challenge
Fri, 17 May 2013 14:22:43 GMT
Greg Rutherford faces his "biggest challenge" since winning Olympic gold when he competes at Shanghai's Diamond League.
|Purdy plans to make 'big statement'
Tue, 14 May 2013 08:52:43 GMT
Lee Purdy aims to cause a major upset when he fights Devon Alexander for the IBF world welterweight title on Saturday.
|Anderson takes 300th Test wicket
Fri, 17 May 2013 20:32:23 GMT
James Anderson becomes only the fourth England player to take 300 Test wickets during the first Test against New Zealand.
|Cavendish completes consecutive wins
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:46:57 GMT
Mark Cavendish sprints to victory after a punishing stage 13 at the Giro d'Italia, his fourth win of this year's race.
|Nicholls 'shocked' by world record
Wed, 15 May 2013 10:41:32 GMT
Paralympian Mel Nicholls reveals the race in which she broke the 1500m T34 world record was only a training exercise.
|Bradford v Northampton
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:18:40 GMT
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's game between Bradford and Northampton in the League Two play-off final.
|Ferrari column attacks tyre critics
Fri, 17 May 2013 12:18:43 GMT
Ferrari have ridiculed critics of the tyres in Formula 1 in what amounts to a veiled attack on champions Red Bull.
|McDowell beats Van Pelt in Bulgaria
Sat, 18 May 2013 11:22:01 GMT
Graeme McDowell clinches a one-hole win over Bo Van Pelt to make the quarter-finals of the World Match Play in Bulgaria.
|Dettori return to racing delayed
Fri, 17 May 2013 17:24:12 GMT
Frankie Dettori has his comeback delayed at the end of a six-month ban for a positive drug test.
|Poncharal hints at Crutchlow exit
Tue, 14 May 2013 15:23:17 GMT
Cal Crutchlow could lose his Tech 3 seat to Moto2 rider Pol Espargaro, according to team owner Herve Poncharal
|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.
|Widnes Vikings 22-36 Huddersfield Giants
Fri, 17 May 2013 21:40:34 GMT
Huddersfield Giants move to within a point of Super League leaders Wigan with victory away at Widnes Vikings.
|Wilkinson up for European award
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:04:13 GMT
Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson is among five nominees for European Player of the Year following his impressive Heineken Cup displays.
|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.
|Djokovic loses to Berdych in Rome
Fri, 17 May 2013 22:18:44 GMT
World number one Novak Djokovic loses to Czech Tomas Berdych in the Italian Open quarter-finals.
|Drake seeks ski cross Olympic medal
Wed, 01 May 2013 12:39:45 GMT
Could a change from alpine to ski cross result in an Olympic medal next year for British hopeful Ed Drake?
|Catalan v Castleford (Sat)
Fri, 17 May 2013 12:35:12 GMT
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|SFL clubs in favour of restructuring
Fri, 17 May 2013 16:47:35 GMT
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|Laudrup targets Michu strike partner
Sat, 18 May 2013 10:16:46 GMT
Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup says he wants to sign another striker to help share the goalscoring burden with Michu.
|Dunlop wins at rain-delayed NW 200
Sat, 18 May 2013 12:55:41 GMT
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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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