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World Cup 2014 in pictures: The football goal posts of Brazil - Telegraph

Real Madrid ordered to play Champions League match in partially closed Bernabeu after racist chants from fans

European champions must display 'No to racism' sign in sections where abusive chanting was heard during semi-final against Bayern Munich<p><b>Real Madrid</b> will play the first game of their <b>Champions League</b> defence next season in a partially closed stadium after Uefa charged the club over racist behaviour …


Kevin Pietersen apologises as Delhi finish bottom of IPL

<b>Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has apologised to supporters after his Delhi Daredevils side finished bottom of the Indian Premier League.</b><p>England's all-time top run-scorer hit his only 50 of the tournament, but his 58 off 41 balls could not prevent a seven-wicket defeat to Kings XI …

Kevin Pietersen

Monaco F1 Grand Prix 2014: Final Results and Analysis of Top Drivers

Nico Rosberg secured pole position to win the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver outlasted teammate Lewis Hamilton, following a testy relationship between the two during GP week.<p>Persistent mumblings of a spat between Hamilton and Rosberg had dominated previews of today's race. The …

Motor Racing

Death of gymnast sparks calls for NHS review

Coroner calls for national review of hospital care for blood clots after death of young gymast<p>A coroner has called for a national review of how hospitals deal with blood clots after hearing how a young gymnast died after suffering a thrombosis linked to the contraceptive pill.<p>The 21-year-old died …

Boxing Day

Gareth Bale: Real Madrid's £86m man makes his mark in final

<b>When Gareth Bale was presented as a Real Madrid player in front of thousands of supporters at the Bernabeu, he was immediately acquainted with the weight of expectation that came with his arrival.</b><p>In a lengthy introduction for the world's most expensive footballer, club president Florentino Perez …


Hales called up with Cook in doubt

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Chester-le-Street<p>Alex Hales, the Nottinghamshire batsman, has been added to the England squad for the second ODI …

Premiership final 2014: Saracens are just too strong for Northampton Saints

They may have been outplayed by Toulon in the Heineken Cup final, but Saracens have the class and strength to see off Northampton in next Saturday’s Aviva Premiership final<p><b>Up front and up top</b><p>Northampton will need a solid set-piece and to get their front five in the game as much as possible. Then …


Real Madrid wins 10th European Cup

This time, Cinderella's slipper didn't fit.<p>Two minutes away from completing what would have been a historic double, Atletico Madrid stumbled at the finish Saturday, giving up a goal three minutes into stoppage time and then three more in overtime as Real Madrid swept by for a 4-1 victory in the …

Champions League Final: Photo Gallery

Croft and Brown ignite Lancashire

Derbyshire v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Division, Derby<p><i>Lancashire 169 for 3 (Croft 76*, Brown 67) beat Derbyshire 149 for 5 (Moore 40, Ali</i> …

United States

Gareth Bale no longer support act for Ronaldo at Real Madrid and Champions League final is his World Cup

Welshman's early success in his first season at Real Madrid is the best possible advertisement for British football<p><b>Champions League final, Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid: live</b><p>A couple of seasons ago, <b>Gareth Bale</b> started to play like <b>Cristiano Ronaldo</b>, blasting in from the wings to set the middle of …

David Luiz thanks Chelsea ahead of PSG move

The versatile defender is set to join the Ligue 1 champions for a deal worth £40 million, but expressed his sadness at leaving the Blues and the …


Report: Palace to offer Speroni new deal

<b>Crystal Palace</b> have reportedly decided to offer <b>Julian Speroni</b> a new contract that will keep him with the club for the 2014-15 Premier League …