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Argentina were ordinary, says Wilmots

BBC Sport - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 17:01
Belgium coach Marc Wilmots says Argentina were "ordinary" in their 1-0 World Cup quarter-final win over his side.

Andy Murray to make quick decision on Mauresmo after Wimbledon exit

Guardian Sport - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 17:00
Scot concerned by grumblings in his backroom team
Mauresmos future depends on talks with Team Murray

Andy Murray will consult his team before extending his coaching arrangement with Amélie Mauresmo. If they are all not comfortable with her inclusion in a tight-knit group that has been together for several years, the former Wimbledon champion will tell her they probably cannot continue the arrangement.

As it stands, player and coach are keen to continue, but negotiations have been uneasy. They had long talks on Thursday, the day after Murray lost in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon to Grigor Dimitrov, and agreed there were a lot of positives to build on from their brief association, which began only a few weeks ago.

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Tour de France prepares for gradients of racebook-defying Sheffield leg | William Fotheringham

Guardian Sport - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 17:00
This could be one of the most nerve-jangling stages of recent years, and Marcel Kittel is among those to have voiced concerns

In the opening stages of the Tour de France, it takes relatively little to destabilise the peloton. The term nervous is on every rider and managers lips when asked to describe the demands of the early phase of the race, but what they mean is more complex than a few shivers of anticipation at the prospect of a tricky bit of road or two.

In the cycling sense, nervous refers to a vicious spiral in which the entire peloton is aware that the safest place to be is in the front 20 or so this is a basic racing principle taught at junior level with the upshot that every team leader with a purpose wants to be in the first 20 riders with as many of their team-mates as can manage it. The perils of crashing are obvious, but being trapped behind a crash when the road is blocked with bodies and bikes is equally perturbing.

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Essequibo rice farmers protest

Stabroek - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 17:00
This donkey cart was part of the protest procession by Essequibo rice farmers yesterday. It also carried water coconuts to quench the thirst of protesters.

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Uniform vouchers being uplifted

Stabroek - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:55
Parents of children attending the Golden Grove Primary School, East Coast Demerera uplifting their school uniform vouchers on Thursday. (GINA photo)

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Messi gives us water in desert - coach

BBC Sport - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:53
Lionel Messi gives life to World Cup semi-finalist Argentina when they are struggling, says coach Alejandro Sabella.

Golden Grove Primary teachers lauded

Stabroek - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:51
Teachers of the Golden Grove Primary School, East Coast Demerara were praised by parents for the impressive job they have been doing, which has led to the students excelling at the National Grade Six...

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VIDEO: Men's doubles final: 5 best points

BBC Sport - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:43
Watch five of the best points as Canadian Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock from the US beat reigning champions Bob and Mike Bryan to win the men's doubles Wimbledon title in thrilling style.

Froome asks for Tour crowd restraint

BBC Sport - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:40
Chris Froome says the crowds for the Tour de France's first stage were "incredible" - but says riders need more space.

Yorkshires Tour de France joy marred by Mark Cavendishs crash

Guardian Sport - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:39
The Manxman came under fire from his team manager for the impatience that led to his comeuppance during stage one

Perhaps the saddest part was watching Mark Cavendish, his face etched in pain and melancholy, being helped into an ambulance while his two-year-old daughter Delilah looked on. In her hand was a yellow flower. That was supposed to be his colour when the Tour de France came to Yorkshire.

Instead, with a quarter-turn of a bike wheel and a sharpened elbow, the narrative was ripped up as Cavendish was flipped on the tarmac clutching his right shoulder. While an x-ray at Harrogate District hospital showed no broken bones, a later MRI scan revealed a shoulder dislocation and ruptured ligaments.

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OUR discussions over LIME, Digicel's block of VoIP continue

Observer - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:37
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is holding meetings with sector stakeholders to discuss the decision by Dicigel and LIME to block applications that allow users to make free phone calls over the internet.

Sock and Pospisil win doubles title

BBC Sport - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:33
American Jack Sock and Canadian Vasek Pospisil beat the Bryan brothers in five sets to win the Wimbledon men's doubles title.