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The Fugue is retired through injury

BBC Sport - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:55
The Fugue, owned by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, is retired after suffering a leg injury in Sandown's Coral-Eclipse Stakes.

Friday's gossip column

BBC Sport - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:53
Arsenal chasing Loic Remy, Lazio favourites to sign Stefan De Vrij, Liverpool want Wilfried Bony, Leeds win 16-0 plus more.

Clarendon mother and child missing

Observer - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:50
CLARENDON, Jamaica — Seventeen-year-old Kimberly Wheatly and her eight-month-old daughter Omekia Smart of Hayes in Clarendon have been reported missing since Friday, July 4.

Miley to use her Games experience

BBC Sport - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:47
Hannah Miley is preparing for her third Commonwealth Games and intends to put her knowledge to good use in Glasgow.

World Cup 2014 day-by-day: the road to the Germany v Argentina final

Guardian Sport - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:39

From great group stages to penalty shootouts, Luis Suárezs bite and Brazils Mineiraço, the story of the 2014 World Cup

After Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez have roused the crowd in their inimitable style in a confusing opening ceremony, its finally time for Brazil and Croatia get things started at the Arena Corinthians in São Paulo. The atmosphere is terrific. The Brazilian national anthem is not so much sung as roared, while the players are in tears. Such a tremendous show of passion surely bodes well for Brazils chances of erasing the memory of 1950 and winning a sixth World Cup.

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Govt must abort plans to separate NCC from OCG, says Young Jamaica

Observer Sport - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:33
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Young Jamaica has chastised government for moving forward with plans to separate the National Contracts Commission (NCC) from the Office of the Contractor General (OCG).

Whiley relishing Nottingham Open

BBC Sport - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:30
Wimbledon ladies' doubles champion Jordanne Whiley is among those competing at the 25th British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

Cavendish recovering well after crash

BBC Sport - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:59
Mark Cavendish says he is recovering well after injuring his shoulder and being forced to withdraw from the Tour de France.

Wenger style key to transfer - Sanchez

BBC Sport - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:56
Alexis Sanchez says Arsenal's style of play is similar to Chile's and he expects to mount a trophy challenge next season.

Dave Brailsford risks alienation if Team Sky is blind to nationality | Richard Williams

Guardian Sport - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:53
Chris Froomes withdrawal has intensified the debate over whether Dave Brailsford maintains a responsibility to develop British successors to Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish

Sir Dave Brailsford was born in Derbyshire and brought up in Wales. He lives in Nottingham, works in Manchester and supports Liverpool. But he has an international outlook, perhaps the product of taking himself off to France in his late teens to pursue a career as a semi-pro bike racer. So it was no real surprise to hear the Team Sky principal say, when asked this week to identify his next ambition, that it would be nice to win the Tour de France with a French rider.

He rowed back on it a bit the following day, under further questioning. But he had indeed said those words, and they were consistent with everything we know about a man who, over the past decade, has made himself Britains most successful and admired sports leader. Brailsford is a man without frontiers.

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England Women ready to win - Mclean

BBC Sport - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:53
Captain Katy Mclean believes England Women have made the right preparations to win their first World Cup in 20 years.

World Cup final: live Argentina v Germany webchat from Brazil

Guardian Sport - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:51

Daniel Taylor will be online from Rio de Janeiro at 4pm BST to answer your questions about the biggest match in the game

2.51pm BST

Good afternoon. Danny will be here soon, but in the meantime here is a collection of our World Cup final offerings for your consumption:

A brief history of Argentina v Germany at the World Cup
These two behemoths of international football have met in two World Cup finals, two quarter-finals and two group matches. Germany have been edging it since 1958 but Argentina pipped them to the trophy in 1986. What next for Argentina v Germany?

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Suarez lawyer to appeal to Cas over ban

BBC Sport - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:50
Luis Suarez's lawyer will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the striker's "draconian" ban for biting.