2014
07.25

Ross Murdoch capped a stunning first day of Commonwealth Games action for Scotland as the hosts secured four golds in the space of three hours reports BBC Sport

The 20-year-old upset home favourite Michael Jamieson to win a thrilling 200m breaststroke final, while Hannah Miley also claimed gold.
Earlier Kimberley Renicks won judo gold, followed by sister Louise.
Scotland, who secured 10 medals in all, sit third in the medals table, with England top on 17, including six golds.Australia are second with 15 medals, including five golds, while Wales have one silver and Northern Ireland one bronze.

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Ross Murdoch of Scotland celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke Final at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day one of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland

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2014
07.23

Australian Michael Rogers took victory in stage 16 of the Tour de France – the longest of this year’s race reports BBC Sport

The 34-year-old Tinkoff-Saxo rider made a break on the descent four kilometres out of the 237.5km Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon route
Vincenzo Nibali, the yellow jersey holder, and Alejandro Valverde, who is second overall, crossed the line together about nine minutes down on the leaders and retain the top two spots in the general classification
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The Peloton leaves the start of the fourteenth stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a 177km stage between Grenoble and Risoul in Grenoble, France

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2014
07.21

Rory McIlroy aims for domination and to emulate the success of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods after his Open Championship success reports BBC Sport

A two-shot victory at Royal Liverpool added the Claret Jug to McIlroy’s 2011 US Open and 2012 PGA Championship wins. Asked if he could replicate the 18 Grand Slam wins Nicklaus amassed and the success of 14-time major winner Woods, McIlroy replied: “I definitely hope so.
“Golf is looking for someone to put their hand up and try to dominate and I want to be that person.”

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his two-stroke victory on the 18th green during the final round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England.

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2014
07.18

Rory McIlroy says he will try to approach the second round at the 2014 Open with no expectations as he attempts to banish his bad Friday trend reports BBC Sport

The 25-year-old Northern Irishman shot an opening six-under-par round of 66 to lead the field by one shot at Hoylake.

But he has had a string of poor Friday rounds this season including a 78 after a 64 at last week’s Scottish Open

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Rory McIlroy hits his 2nd shot on the 18th hole on his way to victory in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

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2014
07.16

Alberto Contador he has been told it is almost impossible for him to compete in the Vuelta a Espana after breaking a leg on the Tour de France reports BBC Sport

Contador, one of the pre-race favourites for Le Tour, withdrew on Stage 10 following a big crash. He joins Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish on the Tour de France high profile injury list

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Alberto Contador of Spain and Tinkoff-Saxo attacks Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and the Astana Pro Team in the overall race leader’s yellow jersey on the climb to the finish on the Cote de la Mauselaine during stage eight of the 2014 Le Tour de France from Tomblaine to Gerardmer La Mauselaine in Gerardmer La Mauselaine, France. Contador finished second in the stage, three seconds ahead of Nibali who finished third and retained the overall race lead

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2014
07.14

Germany coach Joachim Low hailed Mario Gotze as the “miracle boy” after his extra-time strike sealed a 1-0 win over Argentina in Sunday’s World Cup final reports BBC Sport

Victory gave Germany a fourth World Cup title and first for 24 years.Gotze, who began the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Germany’s starting line-up, came on as an 88th-minute substitute for Miroslav Klose in Sunday’s final.

With seven minutes of extra time remaining, the Bayern Munich midfielder volleyed home with his left foot after controlling Andre Schurrle’s left-wing cross on his chest.

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Mario Goetze of Germany kisses the World Cup trophy after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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2014
07.11

Defending champion Chris Froome has pulled out of the Tour de France after crashing twice on stage five reports BBC Sport

Team Sky’s Sir Dave Brailsford is still very confident that the team can challenge for the Yellow jersey, even with out the non selection of Sir Bradley Wiggins and the withdrawal of another Team Sky rider, Xabi Zandio with a suspected broken collar bone during stage six.

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Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky chases back to the peloton after being involved in a crash just after the start of stage four of the 2014 Le Tour de France from Le Touquet-Paris-Plage to Lille in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France

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2014
07.09

Brazil “cracked up” during Tuesday’s stunning 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany, according to victorious coach Joachim Low reports BBC Sport

The three-time winners scored on five occasions in the first half – including four in six minutes – as they inflicted Brazil’s biggest World Cup loss.

“Scoring three in four minutes the hosts were in shock,” said Low.

“We were extremely cool and realised they were cracking up, and we took advantage of that.”

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Miroslav Klose of Germany scores his team’s second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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2014
07.06

Lewis Hamilton Won a classic British GP after Nico Rosberg retired reports BBC F1
Hamilton’s team-mate was leading, but being chased down by the Briton, before he retired with gearbox failure.

The race was delayed for nearly an hour for barriers to be repaired following Kimi Raikkonen’s high speed crash.

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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates his victory in the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit in Northampton

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2014
07.02

Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios set his sights on one day taking Rafael Nadal’s world number one ranking after beating the Spaniard at Wimbledon reports BBC Sport

Wildcard Kyrgios, 19, won 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 on his Centre Court debut and will play Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Former champion John McEnroe said Kyrgios could win the title this year and has high hopes for his future

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Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates match point and winning his Gentlemen’s Singles fourth round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London

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