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Sussex's Jordan eyes Test recall

BBC Sport - 1 hour 1 min ago
Sussex bowler Chris Jordan hopes he can seize the opportunity if he is recalled to the England side for the third Test.

Hynd chases clean sweep of titles

BBC Sport - 1 hour 3 min ago
Paralympic swimming champion Ollie Hynd can complete a clean sweep of international titles with victory at the Commonwealth Games.

Visa delay at US Embassy

Stabroek - 1 hour 5 min ago
The United States Embassy is currently experiencing technical problems with its passport and visa system. According to information posted on its Facebook page, the issue is worldwide and not specific...

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Teenager Amber Hill loses out in womens skeet shoot-off

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 16 min ago
16-year-old was in shoot-out with two other women
She will go to World Championships later this year

Teenager Amber Hills bid for Games glory came to an end after a dramatic sudden-death shootoff in the womens skeet.

Having shot a disappointing 65 out of 75 in qualifying, Hill, who is 16 and was the BBCs Young Sports Personality of the year last year, faced a three-way shoot-off with England team-mate Sarah Gray and Panagiota Andreou of Cyprus.

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Everton continue talks with Chelsea over £20m-rated Romelu Lukaku

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 22 min ago
Blues line up £1.5m deal for Anderlechts David Henen
Muhamed Besic hold-up due to agents fees

Everton hope to complete the signings of David Henen and Muhamed Besic early next week as they continue to pursue a club-record deal for the Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.

Besic, a Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder, has accompanied Roberto Martínezs squad to Thailand for a pre-season friendly against Leicester City on Sundaydespite not finalising his proposed transfer from Ferencvaros. A £4m deal has been agreed with the Hungarian club but an issue over agents fees has delayed the move.

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Kilty aims to 'shock' in Glasgow

BBC Sport - 1 hour 23 min ago
England sprinter Richard Kilty hopes to prove his doubters wrong once again as he targets Commonwealth Games success.

VIDEO: Fitzgerald lands first boxing KO

BBC Sport - 1 hour 28 min ago
England's Scott Fitzgerald lands the first knock out of the Commonwealth games boxing competition by flooring Ron Bastian of St Lucia.

VIDEO: Conlan overcomes nasty cut to win

BBC Sport - 1 hour 32 min ago
Northern Ireland boxer Michael Conlan survives a nasty cut to beat Nauru's Mathew Martin to advance in the men's bantamweight (56kg)

Lewis Hamilton practice perfect before F1s Hungary Grand Prix

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 49 min ago
Hamilton fastest in both practice sessions in Hungary
Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg second quickest

Lewis Hamilton continued his long love affair with the Hungaroring by posting the fastest times in both Friday practice sessions in the buildup to the Hungarian Grand Prix. Hamilton has become a master of the tight, twisty track, the slowest permanent facility on the Formula One calendar, claiming four poles and four victories in seven attempts.

Another win on Sunday would make the 29-year-old the most successful driver at the circuit of all time. He is currently tied with Michael Schumacher on four wins apiece. Hamilton could not have asked for much more of a springboard towards a race win after finishing the day ahead of title rival and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

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Rays, Jays and Yankees close on Orioles in thrilling AL East race

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 49 min ago

Tampa's resurgence is almost as astonishing as the talent coming out of Cuba, while Tigers trade and Cruz tunes up

The American League East race was tight heading into the four day All-Star break last week, but with the Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees spiralling downward, the Baltimore Orioles looked poised to assume control. An O's team that defied injuries and a lack of performance from key pieces had ripped off 10 wins in 13 games, looking very much like a team ready to snap out of a 16-year divisional title drought.

However, since the second half of the season began, last Friday, the chasing pack have found a second wind, turning up the heat on a flawed Orioles club that are the most balanced of a mediocre group. The Jays, Yankees and the now rampaging Tampa Bay Rays combined to win 16 of their first 19 games as the O's faced stiff competition out on the West Coast.

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Barker refocused for other events

BBC Sport - 1 hour 53 min ago
Elinor Barker will turn her attention to other events after failing to qualify for the women's 3000m individual pursuit final.

Hull KRs Chris Chester calls the shots for trip to London Broncos

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 53 min ago
Stand-in coach lays down the law after two losses
Broncos land Josh Cordoba as they prepare for Championship

Chris Chester, the Hull Kingston Rovers caretaker-coach, is cracking the whip as the Robins look to improve their Super League play-off hopes.

The former Hull and Hull KR forward enjoyed a fantastic start after taking over from Craig Sandercock by overseeing a 40-10 win over the leaders St Helens three weeks ago but Rovers then undid much of the good work by suffering heavy defeats at the hands of Leeds and Salford.

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Malaysian cyclist reprimanded over gloves with Save Gaza on them

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 59 min ago
Azizulhasni Awang apologises for protest
He will not be expelled from the competition

A Malaysian cyclist has been reprimanded by his team after wearing gloves with Save Gaza written on them while riding at the Commonwealth Games but he will not be expelled from the competition.

Azizulhasni Awang, 26, took part in the mens sprint on Thursday with the message written across the knuckles and the wrist of each glove, displaying them to cameras after he raced into the quarter-final.

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Englands selectors should stand by Alastair Cook to avoid summer of chaos | Richard Williams

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 45 sec ago
Paul Downton knows it would be wise to keep faith with Cook after his career was cut short in fateful summer of four captains

As he watched his selectors pondering the question of what to do about Alastair Cook this week, Paul Downton might have found his thoughts turning to 1988 and Englands infamous summer of four captains, a drama in which he played a supporting role. That chaotic episode, the English and Wales Cricket Boards new managing director would have concluded, offers a perfect example of how not to do it.

Downtons career as an international wicketkeeper came to an end that summer, during the series hammering at the hands of Vivian Richards West Indies. In the wholesale cull that followed defeat in the third Test, he was one of six men dropped. John Emburey, although retained as a off-spinner, lost the captaincy he had assumed when it was taken away from Mike Gatting after the first Test as a result of what Wisden described as obscene allegations in the tabloid press of his nocturnal relationship with a young barmaid during the match.

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Conlan cruises to Glasgow victory

BBC Sport - 2 hours 1 min ago
Michael Conlan survives an injury scare to easily beat Matthew Martin of Nauru in his opening bantamweight contest in Glasgow.

Vickery knocks out Cox as Tigers bring down Eagles

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 10 min ago
  • Richmond defeated West Coast 8.11 (59) to 6.6 (42)
  • Retiring Dean Cox knocked out by Ty Vickery

Richmond ruckman Ty Vickery is facing a lengthy suspension after striking Dean Cox on the chin in his side's 8.11 (59) to 6.6 (42) win over West Coast at Patersons Stadium. Cox was momentarily knocked out after being on the receiving end of Vickery's roundhouse blow as the pair competed for a boundary throw-in shortly before half-time.

The retiring Eagle suffered further damage when his head crashed heavily into the turf. Vickery, who had his eyes on the ball, is likely to argue he only swung his right arm around in a bid to jostle for a better position as the ball was airborne. But the forceful nature of the hit and the timing suggested he had intent to hurt Cox.

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Crickets new one-day format: a 50-over prep school for one-day internationals

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 24 min ago
This weekends Royal London One-Day Cup is intended to prepare players for the international one-day game and generate interest during the school holidays

There were two primary objectives in the scheduling of domestic crickets new 50-over one-day tournament, which starts on Saturday with the group stages occupying much of the next three weeks.

The first was to ensure potential international players are used to the 50-over format before they graduate to the one-day international game. The second was to bring, if not sanity, at least a modicum of regularity to the season by staging an attractive selection of full one-day games during the school holidays. The success or otherwise of the second objective will be clear sooner than that of the former, though it looks as though the Royal London One-Day Cup will be blessed with fine weather always a much bigger factor than is generally acknowledged for its opening fixtures.

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Team Sky still hopeful of retaining Bradley Wiggins, says Dave Brailsford

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 26 min ago
Brailsford keen to find ideal scenario for track and road
Wiggins has been critical of cut throat nature of road racing

Team Skys principal, Sir Dave Brailsford, has not given up hope of agreeing a new deal with Sir Bradley Wiggins, despite the latters hints to the contrary. Wiggins, Britains first Tour de France winner in 2012, has yet to sign a new contract with the team after being left out of this years event.

Instead, he joined Englands team pursuit squad at the Commonwealth Games, picking up silver alongside Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Andy Tennant at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome on Thursday. Speaking afterwards, 34-year-old Wiggins confirmed that his priority now is to claim a fifth Olympic gold in the team pursuit at Rio 2016.

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VIDEO: Judoka makes final despite injury

BBC Sport - 2 hours 32 min ago
England judo player Megan Fletcher reaches the -70kg final despite having her face taped up following an injury to her nose.