2014
11.24

Lewis Hamilton says winning his second world title is the start of “something special” for himself and Mercedes reports BBC F1

After winning Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to clinch the title, Hamilton, 29, said: “I wanted to be part of something building and growing

He is one of seven men to win the championship twice, leaving him one behind three-time victors Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Jackie Stewart, Lauda, Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna

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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates in Parc Ferme after winning the World Championship and the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE

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2014
11.21

Lewis Hamilton made an important statement ahead of the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix by beating rival Nico Rosberg in Friday practice reports BBC F1

Hamilton was quicker in both sessions, by 0.133 seconds in the first and 0.083secs in the second.

The two traded fastest times throughout the day as their season-long battle comes to a nail-biting climax.

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Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP locks up in front of Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November in Sao Paulo, Brazi

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2014
11.19

Manager Roy Hodgson describes England as “very good” in their 3-1 friendly victory over Scotland at Celtic Park reports BBC Sport

The visitors “started the game very well” and “gave our supporters something to cheer about” in a “supportive atmosphere” for the hosts.
Two goals from Wayne Rooney moved him to within three goals of Bobby Charlton’s England scoring record, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andrew Robertson also netting.

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Wayne Rooney of England celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the International Friendly match between Scotland and England at Celtic Park Stadium in Glasgow

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2014
11.17

Novak Djokovic admitted his season had come to an “awkward end” after Roger Federer withdrew from Sunday’s ATP World Tour final in London reports BBC Sport

Federer, 33, pulled out with a back problem after a lengthy semi-final against Stan Wawrinka on Saturday.
That left world number one Djokovic to collect the trophy before playing an exhibition set against Andy Murray

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the ATP trophy on day eight of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London

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2014
11.14

When the Springboks won at Ellis Park 19 years ago, there was one black player in the starting XV. At their 2nd World Cup win, seven years ago, there were 2 reports BBC Sport

This weekend, when they run out to play England at Twickenham, there will still be only three.

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South African rugby captain Francois Pienaar receives the William Webb Ellis Trophy from President Nelson Mandela after they defeated New Zealand to win the Rugby World Cup Final at Ellis Park

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2014
11.12

Fernando Alonso says Jenson Button should remain in Formula 1 next season reports BBC Sport

Alonso’s move from Ferrari to McLaren for 2015 is set to be confirmed shortly, but it is not clear whether McLaren want to retain Jenson Button or Kevin Magnussen alongside him
McLaren had been leaning towards retaining Magnussen, who is in his first season, but they may review that following another impressive drive from Button in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix

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Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren waves in Parc Ferme after qualifying ahead of the Russian Formula One Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom Russia

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2014
11.10

Fly-half Jonathan Sexton hailed an “absolute squad performance” as Ireland stunned South Africa 29-15 to help banish memories of defeat by New Zealand last year reports BBC Sport

Rhys Ruddock and Tommy Bowe scored Ireland’s tries but Sexton was the orchestrator of the surprise win.
“We left it behind us against New Zealand last year and didn’t want that to happen again,” said Sexton, 29.
“We came in here with a game plan and executed it pretty well.”
Sexton enjoyed a 100 per cent return with his goal-kicking as he notched four penalties and two conversions.

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Paul O’Connell (captain) of Ireland during the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour match between Ireland and South Africa at AVIVA Stadium Dublin

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2014
11.06

Bath’s Semesa Rokoduguni will make his England debut against New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday reports BBC Sport

Fijian Rokoduguni, 27, a lance corporal in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, qualifies for England on residency.
Uncapped duo George Kruis and Anthony Watson are on the bench, while Saracens’ Brad Barritt and Bath’s Kyle Eastmond form the centre partnership

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Semesa Rokoduguni of Bath dives in the corner to score a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and London Welsh at the Recreation Ground in Bath, England

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2014
11.03

Lewis Hamilton is capable of winning up to six Formula 1 world championship titles in his career, says former driver Sir Stirling Moss reports BBC F1

Hamilton recorded his 32nd Grand Prix success on Sunday which saw him overtake Nigel Mansell as the all-time British record holder for race wins.

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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates in Parc Ferme following his victory in the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, United States

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2014
10.31

Lewis Hamilton says it would “suck” if he lost the world championship as a result of the controversial final-race double points system this year reports BBC Sport

Hamilton is 17 points clear of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg with three races to go, starting in the US this weekend, and has nine wins to the German’s four.
But, depending on results, he could win in Austin and Brazil and still lose the title if he retires in Abu Dhabi.

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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP during practice for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan

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