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<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.<p>In years gone by, chances are cultural icons like Nigerian literary giant Chinua Achebe or South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer might have popped straight into your head.<p>But …

Murdoch stuns Jamieson in pool

Scotland's Ross Murdoch stuns the home crowd by beating compatriot Michael Jamieson to gold in the 200m breaststroke at Glasgow 2014.<p>Murdoch was in disbelief after the finish, breaking the British record in a time of two minutes and 7.30 seconds.<p><i>Available to UK users only.</i>


Sir Bradley Wiggins - I will not ride Tour de France again

<b>Sir Bradley Wiggins says he will not ride the Tour de France again after claiming that road racing is "cut-throat" with "no kind of loyalties".</b><p>The 34-year-old Englishman, who won the race in 2012, added: "I've kind of done the road now. I've bled it dry."<p>He said: "The road is quite cut-throat. The …


Glasgow 2014: India dominate weightlifting medals

<b>India have won their first medals of Glasgow 2014, taking two golds, a silver and a bronze in the weightlifting on Thursday.</b><p>Sanjita Khumukcham, 20, beat team-mate Mirabai Chanu Saikhom, 19, by 3kg to take gold in the women's 48kg event.<p>In the men's 56kg event, Sukhen Dey claimed gold with …


Glasgow 2014: Wales countdown to the Commonwealth Games

<b>Wales have competed at the Commonwealth Games since 1930, when it was known as the Empire Games.</b><p>Their first medallist was Valerie Davies, a swimmer who won two silver and one bronze medal in 1930. Welshman Reg Thomas also won a gold and a silver athletics medal that year, but he competed for …

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BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Ross Murdoch wins swimming gold for Scotland

A Commonwealth Games and British record as Scottish swimmer Ross Murdoch takes gold in the 200m breaststroke final, destroying his teammate Michael Jamieson's dream of winning in his hometown.

Bradley Wiggins: "I’ve stopped enjoying the road now it’s become so political, the track feels more like a family"

Ross Murdoch: "There is no way that just happened. In the last 100m the sound was just amazing and it drove me on.”

Glasgow 2014: England secure triple gold in judo

<b>England won three Commonwealth Games gold medals on a rewarding night of judo for the home nations at the Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre.</b><p><b>Ashley McKenzie</b> claimed the first gold in the men's -60kg class before <b>Colin Oates</b> matched him in the men's -66kg.<p>In the last contest of the night, <b>Nekoda</b> …


Scotland’s Michael Jamieson and Ross Murdoch are in the #Glasgow2014 200m breaststroke final now on @BBCOne

RT @bbc5live: Susan, the mum of Judo gold medal winner @Ashleymckenzi12, moved to tears listening to his interview #glasgow2014

RT @NickHopeBBC: Scotland's @HannahMiley89 celebrates her 400m IM gold with fellow medallists @aimee_willmott & Keryn McMaster:…

Glasgow 2014: Hannah Miley earns Scotland gold in medley

<b>Scotland's Hannah Miley earned the first gold medal in the pool after obliterating her own Commonwealth Games record in the 400m medley in Glasgow.</b><p>The 24-year-old from Inverurie clocked four minutes 31.76 seconds to improve on the new mark of 4:38:27 she set in the heats on Thursday …


Turn to @BBCOne now for the #Glasgow2014 swimming finals with Scotland’s Hannah Miley going for gold

Ashley McKenzie wins #Glasgow2014 judo gold for England in the -60kg category. Watch finals live on @bbcthree

BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Tears of joy for triathlete Holland

Triathlete Vicky Holland gave Non Stanford, her fellow triathlete, housemate and 5 live commentator, something to shout about when she won bronze for England at the Commonwealth Games.<p>Holland told Stanford, who was alongside 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire, that winning bronze was "pure pain" but …

RT @bbc5live: Team pursuit SILVER for England - Sir Bradley Wiggins, Steven Burke, Ed Clancy & Andy Tennant. AUS GOLD #Glasgow2014

Can Sir Bradley Wiggins help England to gold in the #Glasgow2014 cycling team pursuit? Watch now on @BBCOne

Glasgow 2014: Brownlee brothers claim triathlon one-two - BBC Sport


RT @bbc5live: Brownlee brother tactics: "Work together on the swim. Work together on the bikes. Then race!" #Glasgow2014

Glasgow 2014: Scotland's Renicks sisters make judo finals

<b>Scottish sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks are through to their respective judo finals at the Commonwealth Games.</b><p>Kimberly, 26, will go for gold in the -48kg category, while Louise, 31, fights at -52kg.<p>Stephanie Inglis from Inverness also made it through to the final in the -57kg …


Wiggins helps England to track final

England's Men's Team Pursuit riders Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Andy Tennant qualify for this afternoon's gold medal race against Australia.<p><i>Available to UK users only.</i>


Glasgow 2014: Jodie Stimpson captures triathlon gold for England

<b>England's Jodie Stimpson stormed to the first medal of the 2014 Commonwealth Games as she took triathlon gold with her compatriot Vicky Holland in bronze.</b><p>Stimpson timed her surge on the final 10km run leg perfectly to pull away from Canada's Kirsten Sweetland 300m from the line and make up for her …


RT @_JaydeTaylor: Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!! 😄 👑 #royalty #sheevensmiled #amazing #Glasgow2014 @Hockeyroos @AusComGames

Swimming clean sweep for Scotland

Scottish 400m freestyle swimmers Stephen Milne, Daniel Wallace, and Robbie Renwick delight the home crowd by delivering a clean sweep in their heat at Glasgow 2014.<p>Their qualifying times for the final were only beaten by Australian David McKeon and Canadian Ryan Cochrane, and all three Scots will …


RT @chrishoy: All set and ready to go here at the velodrome, nice vantage point here up in the commentary box!

last night’s #Glasgow2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony peaked at 9.4m at on @BBCOne #bbcglasgow2014

Mo Farah withdraws from Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

<b>Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after failing to recover from a recent illness.</b><p>Farah, 31, won the 5,000m and 10,000m at London 2012 and was set to run both distances in Scotland.<p>However, he has decided to stay at his training camp to be …


Mo Farah on withdrawing from the #Glasgow2014 Commonwealth Games: "My body is telling me it's not ready to race yet."