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Blackpool game at Alfreton postponed

BBC Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:35
Blackpool's miserable pre-season continues as their friendly against Alfreton Town on Saturday has been postponed.

Guns, riots & tigers: Football's craziest tour

BBC Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:34
"We knew we could get shot or a Bengali tiger was going to attack us" - the story behind football's strangest pre-season tour.

RFL confirms game's new structure

BBC Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:26
The Rugby Football League confirms changes to the Super League, Championship and Challenge Cup structure from the 2015 season onwards.

Swimmer Fox to miss IPC Europeans

BBC Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:26
Paralympic champion Jonathan Fox misses next month's IPC Swimming European Championships with a shoulder injury.

Commonwealth Games: Queen photobombs hockey players selfie

Guardian Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:16
Australian Jayde Taylor shares selfie taken in Glasgow
The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!! #sheevensmiled

Two years after her starring role in the London 2012 opening ceremony, the Queen has gone viral again after appearing to photobomb an Australian hockey players selfie.

Jayde Taylor, one of the players introduced to the Queen at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Thursday, took the photo to mark the moment, and when she saw the result, shared it on Twitter.

Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!! �� �� #royalty #sheevensmiled #amazing #Glasgow2014 @Hockeyroos @AusComGames pic.twitter.com/ZMtHYFUqHk

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Renicks sisters make judo finals

BBC Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:10
Scottish sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks are through to their respective judo finals at the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games lament losing another name with Mo Farah withdrawal

Guardian Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:08
Double Olympic champion opts to stay at Font Romeu
We are really disappointed for Mo, says Games spokesman
Mo Farah pulls out of Glasgow 2014 because of illness

Glasgow 2014 organisers have lamented a major blow to the Commonwealth Games with the withdrawal of Mo Farah through illness, claiming they are disappointed but can understand the double Olympic champions decision.

Farah is the latest big name to have pulled out, announcing on Thursday morning that he would remain at his France training base instead of making the journey to Scotland to compete in the 5,000m and 10,000m, both disciplines in which he won gold at London 2012.

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Pro-Palestinian fans 'attack' Israeli players

Observer Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:03
BISCHOFSHOFEN, July 24, 2014 (AFP) — A pre-season friendly between Maccabi Haifa and French side Lille had to be abandoned Wednesday when a group of pro-Palestinian supporters invaded the pitch and attacked some of the Israeli players.

Lake and Asher-Smith win golds

BBC Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:48
Great Britain's Morgan Lake and Dina Asher-Smith win gold medals at the World Junior Championships in the United States.

NY landlord charged with dismembering Guyanese woman

Stabroek - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:48
A 42-year-old New York woman has been charged in the killing of a missing Guyanese mother of four whose partially dismembered body was found in a parking lot on Long Island earlier this month, police...

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Ukraine PM resigns

Observer - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:44
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February.

Sir Chris Hoy asked for ID to enter Chris Hoy velodrome in Glasgow

Guardian Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:38
Olympian not recognised at Commonwealth Games
She was just doing her job! cyclist tweets

Sir Chris Hoy may be Britains most successful Olympian and one of the most recognisable celebrities in the world, never mind the Scottish homeland but that didnt stop him being asked for identification when he tried to enter his own velodrome at the Commonwealth Games.

The six times Olympic gold medallist turned up to watch the opening day of the cycling at the Chris Hoy velodrome only to be stopped by security and asked for his official ID.

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Somerset wait on Kieswetter return

BBC Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:33
Somerset remain unsure when wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter will return to action from a serious facial injury.

VIDEO: England beat Wales in hockey opener

BBC Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:32
England's women overcome stubborn resistance to beat Wales 2-0 in their opening hockey match of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Queen photo-bombs athletes' selfie

BBC Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:31
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.

Suarez could return in El Clasico

BBC Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:21
Luis Suarez could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, with El Clasico set for 26 October.

Commonwealth Games: Englands Jodie Stimpson takes triathlon gold

Guardian Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:20
Stimpson wins gold ahead of Canadas Kirsten Sweetland
England team-mate Vicky Holland claims the bronze

Englands Jodie Stimpson won the first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games to banish the pain of missing out on the London Olympics.

Canadas Kirsten Sweetland took silver with Englands Vicky Holland making it a dream start for the team by clinching a surprise bronze.

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Wane open to keeping James at Wigan

BBC Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:17
Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane says he would be keen to offer veteran prop Jordan James a new contract.

Former Consul General to Atlanta Vin Martin dies

Observer - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:15
WASHINGTON DC (JIS) -- Jamaica’s former Honorary Consul to Atlanta and prominent attorney Vin Martin, OD died Wednesday (July 23) in Atlanta, Georgia, after a long illness.

VIDEO: Stimpson wins first gold of Glasgow 2014

BBC Sport - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:13
England's Jodie Stimpson wins the first gold of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the women's triathlon ahead of Canada's Kirsten Sweetland with compatriot Vicky Holland taking bronze.