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• BT Sport subscribers take to Twitter to complain
BT Sport were left embarrassed on the opening day of what they are hoping will be their breakthrough season after the broadcasters’ website and app struggled to cope with the demand for coverage of Sunday’s Community Shield between Arsenal and Chelsea.
BT, whose £350m investment in exclusive rights to the Champions League and Europa League for the coming season has upped the stakes in their rivalry with Sky, had offered live streaming of the game online and on their app.Continue reading...
• Right Touch (Ripon 3.45) is the day’s next best
5.45 Glasgon 6.15 Tin Pan Alley 6.45 Gaelic Wizard 7.15 Steventon Star 7.45 Jan Smuts 8.15 Gambino 8.45 Card HighContinue reading...
Former Olympic gold medallist pledges world athletics governing body will treat seriously allegations over ‘dubious’ blood counts in elite athletes
Lord Coe said he expects “a robust response” from the world athletics governing body to claims of mass doping following the leak of thousands of elite athletes’ blood test results by a whistleblower.
The former Olympic gold medallist pledged the IAAF would treat “extremely seriously” allegations including that a third of all medals – including 55 golds - won in endurance events at recent Olympics and world championships went to competitors who had recorded a “dubious” blood count result during their career.Continue reading...
• Sir Robert Ogden’s filly has claim to be best of her sex over a mile in Europe
Amazing Maria continued her remarkable summer resurgence on Sunday when taking the Group One Prix Rothschild at Deauville under a confident ride from leading French jockey Olivier Peslier.
The Sir Robert Ogden-owned four-year-old looked to have a race on her hands as Ervedya, the 4-5 favourite, appeared to be going the better under Christophe Soumillon, but when push came to shove approaching the final furlong it was the David O’Meara-trained runner that showed the greater turn of foot and won comfortably by a length and a quarter.Continue reading...
The suggestion is that Mark Wood will come in at Trent Bridge, where his first-class record is an impressive 15 wickets at an average of 22.53. The last part of that sentence won’t mean a thing by the time he kicks off that imaginary wall for his first delivery. He will be expected to play a more sustained role than the “up and at them” one he has excelled at so far. Trevor Bayliss divulged that the bowling coach Ottis Gibson thinks Wood should be given a chance to bowl with the new ball, something he has done in only six of his 48 first-class innings.Continue reading...
• Australia hint that Shaun Marsh could come into team for Trent Bridge
England will blow off the cobwebs from their post-Edgbaston celebrations with a game of football at Nottingham Forest’s training ground as they turn their attention to Thursday’s fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge with Ian Bell warning that Australia are likely to hit back hard.
Leading the series 2-1 after Friday’s eight-wicket win in Birmingham, Alastair Cook’s side have opted to forgo a scheduled day off on Monday for some additional batting practice before heading along the bank of the Trent for a kickabout at the Championship club’s academy.Continue reading...
In their final preparation game for the Premier League campaign, Arsenal and Chelsea were still ironing out flaws in their approach – and while Arsène Wenger’s side emerged victorious, the two teams faced similar issues.
The headline news concerned the identity of both centre-forwards: Wenger repeated his FA Cup final selection by choosing Theo Walcott rather than Olivier Giroud while José Mourinho was without Diego Costa, so played Loïc Rémy. Consequently, both teams lacked a traditional penalty-box presence but had great pace up front – and therefore needed through balls from midfield.Continue reading...