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Warren Gatland free for 2013 Lions role

Warren Gatland could coach the British and Irish Lions on their 2013 tour of Australia due to a five-month break clause in his new Wales deal. Gatland, a 2009 Lions assistant coach, has signed a four-year contract extension with the Welsh Rugby Union taking him to the 2015 World Cup. […]

Italy’s Franco Pellizotti cleared of passport tampering

Italy’s Franco Pellizotti is seeking damages from the International Cycling Union (UCI) after being cleared of tampering with his biological passport. The Liquigas rider missed the 2010 Giro d’Italia after the UCI said the data on his biological passport was suspicious. However, Italy’s anti-doping tribunal ruled “there does not exist […]

Jelena Jankovic & Elena Dementieva suffer fitness scare

Elena Dementieva and Jelena Jankovic have fitness concerns ahead of next week’s WTA Championships in Doha. Dementieva withdrew ahead of Thursday’s second-round match against Polona Hercog in Luxembourg because of an inflammation on her right foot. And Jankovic complained of illness after losing to Kazakh qualifier Zarina Diyas at the […]

Wladimir Klitschko says Chisora is braver than Haye

Wladimir Klitschko has lauded Dereck Chisora for showing the bravery he says has failed David Haye by agreeing to challenge for his heavyweight titles. Chisora, 26, is set to meet the Ukrainian IBF and WBO title-holder in Mannheim, Germany on 11 December. Klitschko has repeatedly claimed Chisora’s fellow Londoner and […]

Carlo Ancelotti wants Chelsea to top European group

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti insists they will go all out to ensure top spot in their Champions League group after virtually guaranteeing a last 16 spot. A superb 2-0 win at Spartak Moscow on Tuesday means the Blues now need only one point from three games to qualify. But Ancelotti […]

Fabregas & Wilshere combination pleases Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was delighted with the midfield combination of Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere in his side’s win over Shakhtar Donetsk. Fabregas returned from injury to score Arsenal’s third and Wilshere bounced back from his weekend red card to grab the fourth in a superb 5-1 victory. “I […]

Scottish Premier League meets to discuss reconstruction

The Scottish Premier League met on Wednesday to discuss plans to revitalise football in Scotland. Representatives from all 12 clubs gathered at Hampden, with league reconstruction top of the agenda. Talks have been ongoing for weeks between concerned chairman, who privately admit that drastic action is needed to give the […]

Lions to play Barbarians in Hong Kong in 2013

The British and Irish Lions will break new ground in 2013 by playing a game in Hong Kong for the first time. The Lions will stop off in Asia to face the Barbarians on their way to the three-Test tour of Australia. Lions chief executive John Feehan said the fixture […]