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  • Nico Rosberg & Lewis Hamilton set early pace in Brazil

    November 22, 2013 1:50 PM 27

    Rosberg set his fastest lap time early in the session and no-one got close to him as he sat out the final half of the 90-minute session. Hamilton ended up 0.449 seconds adrift with a time set a few minutes later. There were a number of spins and off-track moments in the slippery conditions, including from both Mercedes drivers. "Daniil's raw speed is very good, he's shown

  • Cricket - Trescothick retains captaincy

    November 22, 2013 1:07 PM 28

    Somerset have confirmed that Marcus Trescothick will continue as captain next season, with James Hildreth being named as vice-captain. There had been some debate about Trescothick's future as skipper following an unusually disappointing 2013 campaign in which the former England opener failed to score a single century and Somerset only just avoided relegation

  • Liverpool defender Jose Enrique facing knee surgery

    November 22, 2013 4:44 AM 25

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says defender Jose Enrique will miss Saturday's derby against Everton with a knee injury which will require surgery. The Spaniard, 27, only returned from injury in the 4-0 win over Fulham on 9 November after a month out. "It looks like he'll probably need a small operation," Rodgers told Liverpool's website. "It's disappointing

  • Forget Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal... football’s kings of England remain Liverpool and Everton as Gerrard and co lead the way

    November 22, 2013 1:40 AM 26

    Sir Alex Ferguson might have knocked Liverpool off their perch, but the wider population of Merseyside still has something to chirp about. That’s because, in the ever shrinking world of favourable statistics, the two teams that will contest the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on Saturday retain the edge when top-flight titles are apportioned by city. The records

  • England's World Cup Win 10 Years On: 6 Unsung Heroes

    November 21, 2013 8:08 PM 27

    The ‘Fun Bus’ was not first choice in England’s front row by the time the 2003 tournament arrived, but he was a key figure in the squad, getting the best out of his colleagues and, ultimately, playing a vital role on the field in the final. England’s dominant scrum should have seen them well on top of Australia, but referee Andre Watson saw things differently

  • West Brom v Aston Villa: Matt Lowton targets Hawthorns win

    November 21, 2013 6:03 PM 44

    Aston Villa defender Matthew Lowton believes his team can end their run of poor derby results against West Brom when the two old local rivals meet again at The Hawthorns on Monday night. Villa traditionally have the edge, winning 74 of 160 clashes of the 128-year-old fixture. But Lowton told BBC WM: "We're going to there and try to get all three points

  • Richard Hannon bows out when still at the top

    November 21, 2013 3:06 PM 45

    Though deep into November, with a momentous steeplechase dominating racing minds, there was still an agreeable sense of timing to the retirement of the champion Flat trainer yesterday. Richard Hannon chose the 38th birthday of his son and namesake to confirm that the time to hand over had arrived. The matter was conducted in typical, matter-of-fact style

  • Rangers: Laxey Partners pay £1.3m to be largest shareholder

    November 21, 2013 2:56 PM 43

    Rangers have announced that the purchase of more then three million shares on Wednesday was by Laxey Partners Limited. It makes the Isle of Man-based hedge fund the largest shareholder in Rangers International Football Club plc with 11.64%. The significance of the deal will be felt at next month's annual general meeting, where a crucial vote is due. Both parties

  • Keith Lowe: York City sign Cheltenham defender

    November 21, 2013 2:22 PM 47

    York City have signed Cheltenham defender Keith Lowe on loan until January. The 28-year-old has made 111 league appearances for the Robins since joining from Hereford in July 2010. "I had a phone call from my agent saying they were interested and I jumped at the chance to come," he told BBC Radio York. "It can take a couple of game to build up a partnership

  • Rugby League World Cup: Gareth Widdop and Carl Ablett back for England

    November 21, 2013 1:44 PM 30

    Last Updated: November 21, 2013 1:43pm Steve McNamara has made two changes to his 19-man England squad to face New Zealand in Saturday's Rugby League World Cup semi-final with Gareth Widdop and Carl Ablett recalled. Widdop has featured for just 54 minutes of the World Cup so far and the Halifax-born playmaker has replaced Rangi Chase, who had been an ever present