‘I don’t know how I managed it’ – Novak Djokovic feared second Wimbledon crown was slipping away

Novak Djokovic admitted doubting himself before securing his second Wimbledon title by beating Roger Federer on Sunday. The 27-year-old secured his sixth grand slam title in a tense five-set battle with Federer, prevailing 6-7 (7/9) 6-4 7-6 (7/4) 5-7 6-4. The Serbian denied Federer a record eighth Wimbledon crown, but conceded he feared the match […]

Wimbledon 2014: What is your ultimate final?

Have you ever dreamt about who would contest your dream Wimbledon final? Two players, from any era, going head to head on the grass of Centre Court for the sport’s most prestigious prize. On the weekend of the 2014 women’s and men’s finals, we asked BBC commentators and pundits to select their ultimate match-up. Rod […]

Netherlands vs Costa Rica match report World Cup 2014: Tim Krul decision sends Dutch into semis as Costa Rica pay penalty

  In the last minute of extra time Louis van Gaal took off Jasper Cillesen and put on Tim Krul in anticipation of penalties. The decision paid off when the Newcastle keeper saved from Bryan Ruiz and Michael Umana in the shoot-out to send the Netherlands through to a World Cup semi-final with Argentina. The […]

Tour de France 2014: Cavendish crashes as Kittel wins first stage

Mark Cavendish dislocated his right shoulder and suffered ligament damage after crashing near the end of the Tour de France’s opening stage in Yorkshire. The Briton collided with Simon Gerrans during the sprint finish in Harrogate, which was won by Marcel Kittel. Cavendish was due to have an MRI scan with a decision on whether […]

Neymar out of World Cup: Brazil boss Felipe Scolari slams Colombia for ‘hunting’ Barcelona star

Neymar has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after suffering a fractured vertebrae during Brazil’s quarter-final victory over Colombia Brazil’s talismanic forward was taken off on a stretcher after suffering a kick to his lower back in the final minutes of the quarter-final with Colombia. Speaking to local media outside the […]

Roy Hodgson gives clearest indication he knows his England World Cup squad

England manager Roy Hodgson has given the clearest indication yet that he has decided on the make-up of his World Cup squad. Hodgson was at St Mary’s on Saturday to watch his internationals compete in Southampton’s 2-0 Premier League victory over Everton. Saints skipper Adam Lallana, left-back Luke Shaw and striker Rickie Lambert will hope […]

Premier League: Ajax coach Frank de Boer confirms Tottenham approach

Ajax coach Frank de Boer has confirmed Tottenham have approached the Dutch champions about him replacing Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane, but insists he will not contemplate leaving until their season finishes on May 3. Spurs are expected to appoint a new manager in the summer after reports earlier this month that Sherwood would […]