Cardiff win opening three league games for first time in club’s history

Sean Morrison put Cardiff City ahead on the stroke of half timeCardiff City have won their opening three league games of a season for the first time in the Championship club's 107-year history.Goals either side of the interval by Sean Morrison and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing gave the Bluebirds a 2-0 win ... Read More

Derbyshire & Middlesex win in T20 Blast to boost quarter-final hopes

Reece's 66 helps Derbyshire beat DurhamNatWest T20 BlastDates: 7 July - 2 SeptemberCoverage: Ball-by-ball local radio commentary on every match online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. In-play highlights and live text commentary of selected games on the BBC Sport website. Selected commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.Derbyshire ... Read More

‘Tuilagi affected by mental torture of injuries’

Manu Tuilagi has played just 17 minutes of Test rugby since 2014The "mental torture" of injuries played a part in Manu Tuilagi's latest off-field indiscretion, says his Leicester Tigers head coach Matt O'Connor.Tuilagi was sent home from England's training camp last week after what was reported as an alcohol-related issue.He ... Read More

Europe’s Hull ready for Solheim Cup hostilities

Charley Hull (left) will play in her third Solheim Cup, with Europe captained by Annika Sorenstam (right)Charley Hull says she will use a hostile atmosphere in Iowa to her advantage when Europe face the USA in the Solheim Cup this week.The 21-year-old, Britain's highest-ranked female golfer, was part of the ... Read More

Day-night Test ‘step into the unknown’ – Broad

Australia beat New Zealand by three-wickets in the inaugural day-night Test in Adelaide in November 2015First Investec Test: England v West IndiesVenue: Edgbaston Dates: 17-21 August Start: 14:00 BSTCoverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 LW & online; in-play highlights & ... Read More

Britain’s Konta beats Bertens to reach Cincinnati third round

Konta beat Bertens winning 89% of points on her first serveBritain's Johanna Konta beat Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands to reach the third round at the Cincinnati Open.World number seven Konta broke early on in the first to take the set 6-3 with a strong performance on her first serve.Bertens, ... Read More

Everton agree £45m deal for Swansea’s Sigurdsson

Gylfi Sigurdsson has also played for Tottenham, Reading, Shrewsbury and Crewe in EnglandEverton have agreed a deal to sign Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for a fee believed to be about £45m.The Iceland international scored nine goals and contributed 13 assists last season to help the Swans beat the drop.The ... Read More

US Open wildcard means Sharapova set to play first major since drugs ban

The former world number one tested positive for heart disease drug meldonium at the 2016 Australian OpenMaria Sharapova is set to play in her first Grand Slam since her 15-month drugs ban after being given a wildcard for the US Open main draw.Former world number one Sharapova, 30, returned to ... Read More

Liverpool beat Hoffenheim in Champions League first leg

Trent Alexander-Arnold (second from right) was starting his ninth game for LiverpoolLiverpool will take a one-goal advantage back to Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League play-off tie with Hoffenheim after Trent Alexander-Arnold's free-kick and an own goal earned them a hard-fought victory in Germany.Rookie full-back Alexander-Arnold demonstrated ... Read More

GB’s Edmund loses in Cincinnati first round

Kyle Edmund is second in the British men's rankings behind Andy MurrayBritish number two Kyle Edmund is out of the Cincinnati Masters after a first-round loss to Joao Sousa.The world number 45 went down 3-6 6-2 3-6 in one hour and 37 minutes to his Portuguese opponent, who is ranked ... Read More

Hansa Rostock 0-2 Hertha Berlin: German Cup game suspended because of trouble

Hertha Berlin scored twice after the game resumedPlayers were forced to leave the pitch during Hertha Berlin's German Cup first round game at Hansa Rostock after fans let off flares and fireworks.Third-tier Hansa said a flare was set off from the away end shortly after half-time, before the game was ... Read More

Southampton: Chinese businessman Jisheng Gao completes takeover

Jisheng Gao and his family are understood to have bought about 80% of SouthamptonChinese businessman Jisheng Gao and his family have completed a deal to buy 80% of Southampton.In January, Gao's company Lander Sports Development said a deal was agreed, but the takeover is now a personal investment."Today is the ... Read More

As a realist I’m not sure West Indies will compete – Ambrose

Curtly Ambrose took 405 wickets from 98 Tests at an average of 20.99, his last Test appearance coming against England at The Oval in 2000First Investec Test: England v West IndiesVenue: Edgbaston Dates: 17-21 August Start: 14:00 BSTCoverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, ... Read More

Match of the Day: Tottenham players don’t deserve more money – Alan Shearer

Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer tells presenter Mark Chapman and fellow pundit Jermaine Jenas that Tottenham's players do not "deserve more money" because they "haven't won anything" following comments by Spurs defender Danny Rose.READ MORE:Pochettino accepts Rose apology ... Read More

Why Man Utd look so menacing – Shearer analysis

Every top team looks to make a statement at the start of the season, and the one Manchester United put out with Sunday's 4-0 win over West Ham was pretty emphatic.That was the quickest I have seen United move the ball around for a long time and there was so ... Read More

How to avoid being dropped by England – Compton’s open letter

Keaton Jennings scored 127 runs in eight innings against South AfricaI watched England's final Test against South Africa and really felt for Keaton Jennings.He has not scored the runs, and his technical difficulties around fourth stump have not withstood the severe cross-examination of the high-profile media pundits who fuel the ... Read More

Nadal to return to No 1 spot after Federer withdraws from Cincinnati Masters

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won 34 Grand Slam titles between themRafael Nadal will be the new world number one from next Monday after Roger Federer withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters with a back injury.The Swiss 19-time Grand Slam winner was the only player who could have denied Spain's ... Read More

Ronaldo banned for five matches after pushing referee in win over Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo put Real Madrid 2-1 up before he was sent off at the Nou CampCristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for five games after he was sent off in Real Madrid's 3-1 win against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday.He was given a one-match ban for ... Read More

Costa’s behaviour is ‘disgraceful’ – Wright

Diego Costa scored 20 goals in 35 Premier League games for champions Chelsea last seasonChelsea forward Diego Costa's refusal to return to training is "disgraceful", says former Arsenal striker Ian Wright.The 28-year-old, who is currently in his native Brazil, said he has been treated like a "criminal" and wants to ... Read More

World Championships 2017: Usain Bolt ‘says goodbye to everything’ as he retires

Bolt says final goodbye to athleticsUsain Bolt said he was "saying goodbye to everything" and "almost cried" as his successful career came to a close at the World Championships in London.Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Bolt, 30, is retiring from athletics having illuminated the sport like few others."It's really sad that ... Read More

Farah says media want to ‘destroy’ legacy – watch & read

'You never write the fact' - Salazar criticism frustrates FarahMo Farah has accused sections of the media of trying to "destroy" his legacy over his relationship with his coach Alberto Salazar.The Briton has worked with the American since 2011, winning four Olympic gold medals and six world titles.Salazar is under ... Read More

Alli inspires Spurs win against 10-man Newcastle

Dele Alli scored 18 Premier League goals for Tottenham last seasonTottenham made a winning start to the 2017-18 Premier League season as 10-man Newcastle endured a difficult return to the top flight.The Magpies, promoted as winners of the Championship last term, had captain Jonjo Shelvey sent off early in the ... Read More

England score 10 tries as they brush aside Italy

Emily Scarratt nearly scored a hat-trick but had to settle for two tries after losing control of the ball as she tried to finish this attemptEngland v ItalyEngland (22) 56Tries: Scarratt 2, Matthews, Thompson 2, Cokayne, Taylor, Waterman 2, Wilson-Hardy Cons: Scarratt 2, ReedItaly (8) 13Tries: Magatti, Giordano Pen: SchiavonDefending ... Read More

I’ve been treated like a criminal – Costa

Costa scored 20 goals in 35 matches as Chelsea won the title last seasonDiego Costa has described his treatment by Chelsea like that of a "criminal" and confirmed he wants to join Atletico Madrid.The striker, 28, last played for Chelsea in the FA Cup final in May, and was sent ... Read More

Which player is like a young Drogba? Check out Garth’s team of the week

Red cards, dream debuts and high-scoring encounters - the Premier League is back.Champions Chelsea had two players sent off as Antonio Conte's side lost at home to Burnley.New signing Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Manchester United got their campaign off to a flying start with a big win against West ... Read More

Lukaku scores twice as Man Utd thrash West Ham

Romelu Lukaku is the fourth Manchester United player to score a brace on his Premier League debutRomelu Lukaku announced his arrival at Old Trafford by scoring twice on his Premier League debut for Manchester United as they embarrassed West Ham.Jose Mourinho's team were a constant threat against a poor Hammers ... Read More

Thomas wins maiden major at US PGA – highlights & report

Justin Thomas wins maiden major championshipUS PGA Championship - final leaderboard-8 Thomas (US); -6 Molinari (Ita), Reed (US) Oosthuizen (SA); -5 Fowler (US), Matsuyama (Jpn); -4 DeLaet (Can), Kisner (US)Selected others:-1 Smith (Eng), Day (Aus); level D Johnson (US), Casey (Eng); +1 McIlroy (NI), Poulter (Eng); +2 Spieth (US); +5 ... Read More

GB women win 4x400m silver as men take bronze – highlights & report

GB women claim silver in 4x400m finalBritain's 4x400 metres women won a brilliant silver and the GB men bronze as the host nation finished the World Championships on a high.Behind a superlative US performance for gold, the British quartet of Zoey Clark, Laviai Nielsen, Eilidh Doyle and Emily Diamond made ... Read More

Guardiola relieved as Man City survive ‘complicated’ Brighton test

Sergio Aguero has now scored against 30 of his 31 Premier League opponentsManchester City manager Pep Guardiola was relieved to see his side overcome promoted Brighton after their Premier League rivals slipped up earlier in the day.Title favourites City had to wait to break down the Seagulls before two late ... Read More

Rooney winner ‘special moment’ on Everton return as Stoke beaten

Special moment to score winning goal - RooneyWayne Rooney says it was a "special moment" to score the winning goal on his top-flight return to Everton after 13 years and one he has been looking forward to for a long time.The 31-year-old, who left the club for Manchester United in ... Read More

New boys Huddersfield put three past De Boer’s Palace

Benin striker Mounie joined the Terriers for a club-record £12m earlier this summerHuddersfield Town made a dream start to their debut season in the Premier League as new Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer endured a miserable first game.The Terriers, playing in the English top flight for the first time ... Read More

Usain Bolt: Delays blamed for injury at World Championships – Yohan Blake

Analysis: How Bolt's career ended in heartbreakUsain Bolt "was really cold" before pulling up with injury in his last championship final, according to his Jamaican relay team-mates.Bolt's London finale ended in disappointment as he suffered a muscle cramp before the end of the 4x100m relay final which was won by ... Read More

Kisner one shot clear after third round at US PGA

Shots of the day - day threeUS PGA leaderboard, round two-7 Kisner (US); -6 Stroud (US), Matsuyama (Jpn); -5 Thomas (US), Oosthuizen (SA); -3 Murray (US); -2 DeLaet (Can), F Molinari (Ita), Reed (US), Woodland (US), Brown (US)Selected others: -1 Fowler (US); Level Day (Aus), Casey (Eng); +1 Stenson (Swe), ... Read More

Nine-man Chelsea stunned by Burnley

It seemed to be game over when Sam Vokes headed Burnley's third goal - but Chelsea almost saved a pointChampions Chelsea suffered a nightmare start to their Premier League title defence, having two men sent off as Burnley claimed a superb win at Stamford Bridge.It would be easy but misleading ... Read More

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