Emile O'Dwyer

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Pellegrini: Disrespectful not to play best team

Manuel Pellegrini revealed he always wants to win every game © PA Photos<p>Enlarge<p>Manuel Pellegrini responded to Jose Mourinho's statement that Chelsea …

Balotelli angry at TV pundits

Mario Balotelli had some questions for his manager after Clarence Seedorf brought him off in the second half © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>Mario Balotelli had …

Soccer

Michael Phelps: Olympic swimmer uses heats to practise butterfly

<b>Michael Phelps rounded off his return to competitive swimming by using the 50m freestyle heats of the Arena Grand Prix to practise his butterfly.</b><p>The 18-time Olympic champion opted to change strokes while his rivals swam the faster, traditional front crawl stroke at the event in Arizona.<p>The American …

Swimming

Ryan Giggs Is Already Showing He Can Be a Future Manchester United Manager

It is a measure of how disappointing Manchester United's season has been that it took only a few words from interim manager Ryan Giggs to lift the mood.<p>In truth, attitudes improved among a majority of the fans on Tuesday morning when United announced they had parted company with David Moyes.<p>But in …

Rafael Nadal vs. Nicolas Almagro: Score and Recap from 2014 Barcelona Open

Nicolas Almagro came from behind to stun eight-time Barcelona Open champion Rafael Nadal in arguably the biggest upset in tournament history on Friday, winning in three sets to snap Nadal's 41-match winning streak in the Catalonian capital.<p>ESPN Tennis confirmed the shocking 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 …

David Beckham

Tito Vilanova Dead: Former Barcelona Coach Dies Aged 45

Tito Vilanova, the former coach of FC Barcelona, has died after a long battle with illness. He was 45-years-old.<p>The former youth team player had been …

Bayern, Atletico Madrid reach Champions League SFs

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich woke up against Manchester United only after falling behind.<p>Mario Mandzukic, Thomas Mueller and Arjen Robben scored second-half goals for a 3-1 victory Wednesday night that advanced the defending champions to the Champions League semifinals for the third straight year.<p>"I …

Champions League Team of the Week: Arjen Robben, Koke, Toni Kroos

Who stood out in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second legs? Here is the Champions League team of the week from the UCL quarter-final second-leg games.<p>Chelsea 2-0 Paris Saint-Germain<br>• Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Real Madrid<br>• Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona<br>• Bayern Munich 3-1 Manchester United<p>Please …

5 Things You Didn't Know About Pro Gaming

If “professional gaming” was once an oxymoron, those days are long gone. Video games, once a somewhat solitary affair, have exploded into full-featured social affairs, thanks to the rise of massive multiplayer online PC games and features that developed over the lifespan of the Xbox 360 and …

Mata finds his feet in central role as Manchester United's curious season rolls on

The Spanish playmaker has struggled at times since his record-breaking move from Chelsea, but he was the star of the show as the Premier League's best away side won comfortably<p><b>COMMENT</b><br>By Harry Slavin at St James' Park<p>It appears David Moyes may finally have found the answer to one of the most …

Lewis Hamilton column: why new F1 rules make life tough for drivers

<b>There has been a lot of discussion and controversy about the changes that have been made to Formula 1 this year.</b><p>But don't believe anyone who tells you it's no longer a challenge for the drivers. In many ways, it is tougher than before.<p>The cars are immensely complicated, so there is a lot more work …

Daniel Ricciardo

Cheryl Cole snubs premiere of X Factor musical I Can't Sing which mocks returning judge

Simon Cowell is expected to be joined by a host of friends at the star studded press night of X Factor musical I Can't Sing – but Cheryl Cole is …

Wayne Rooney wants the Reds to recover quickly from the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City. "We know we have to respond," he told MUTV. "It's a bad night for us all but we have to move on." Read more: http://bit.ly/1fgEwE6

Six Nations 2014: Stuart Lancaster stands by decisions as Clive Woodward suggests substitutions cost England title

England coach strongly disagrees with former manager's suggestion that his second-half changes in Rome contributed in failure to secure bigger win over Italy<p>Stuart Lancaster has contested criticism from Sir Clive Woodward over his use of replacements in the win over Italy that the World Cup-winner …

Has she finally said yes? Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton ‘engaged’

Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton are reportedly engaged after a six-year on-off romance.<p>The F1 ace has apparently got down on bended knee a …

Luis Suarez is on course to make Premier League history http://bbc.in/Nd8alZ. With 10 games remaining the Uruguayan could be on target to break the records for most goals in a Premier League season. Will Suarez be the deciding factor against Manchester United today? Share your thoughts below and let us know what you think.

Mom Adds Sandbox to Boy's Grave So Older Son Can Play with His Brother

A mother’s tribute to her deceased 5-day-old son – the addition of a sandbox to his grave, so her older boy could continue to play with his brother – …

Pregnancy

Cubestormer 3 robot breaks Rubik's Cube world record

<b>A robot has broken the world record for the fastest solving of a Rubik's Cube.</b><p>Cubestormer 3, designed by David Gilday and Mike Dobson, recorded a time of 3.253 seconds at Birmingham's NEC.<p>The previous record of 5.27 seconds was set by the same design team three years ago.<p>Craig Glenday, editor in …

Robotics

TOTD: McLaren P1 or Porsche 918 Spyder?

Now that you’ve read all about the 2014 McLaren P1 and how unbelievably fast it is, we have a scenario for you: you have a million and change to spend on one car. Do you buy the McLaren P1 or the also-wickedly fast Porsche 918 Spyder? One-percenter problems, right?<p>As you found out in our First Test …

Nico Rosberg wins F1 season-opener for Mercedes in Australia

Germany's Nico Rosberg ushered in Formula One's new era with a dominant victory in the Australian Grand Prix Sunday as defending four-time champion Sebastian Vettel and polesitter Lewis Hamilton were forced to retire.<p>Rosberg finished 24.5 seconds clear of Australia's Daniel Ricciardo, with rookie …

The Week in Spandex - Captain America vs. Batman vs. Superman, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom, Black Widow, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Flash, Constantine, Gotham and more

<b>Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including</b> <b>Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3,</b> …

Gravitational waves: have US scientists heard echoes of the big bang?

Discovery of gravitational waves by Bicep telescope at south pole could give scientists insights into how universe was born<p>There is intense speculation among cosmologists that a US team is on the verge of confirming they have detected "primordial gravitational waves" – an echo of the big bang in …