Joyce Sarpong

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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>

Wildlife

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 …

Cycling

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 …

Weightlifting

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 …

Geraint Thomas

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" http://t.co/M9oPJp7ePN

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

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> …

Judo

Scotland’s Michael Jamieson and Ross Murdoch are in the #Glasgow2014 200m breaststroke final now on @BBCOne http://t.co/Qt7l40LPVo

RT @bbc5live: Susan, the mum of Judo gold medal winner @Ashleymckenzi12, moved to tears listening to his interview #glasgow2014 http://t.co/cUsPUTZ8fp

RT @NickHopeBBC: Scotland's @HannahMiley89 celebrates her 400m IM gold with fellow medallists @aimee_willmott & Keryn McMaster: http://t.co…

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 …

Swimming

Turn to @BBCOne now for the #Glasgow2014 swimming finals with Scotland’s Hannah Miley going for gold http://t.co/aicl5t7z2f

Ashley McKenzie wins #Glasgow2014 judo gold for England in the -60kg category. Watch finals live on @bbcthree http://t.co/LHGEGmvRso

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 http://t.co/TJg8KZMfmx

Can Sir Bradley Wiggins help England to gold in the #Glasgow2014 cycling team pursuit? Watch now on @BBCOne http://t.co/cgkq0K63rc

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

Swimming

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

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 …

Soccer

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>

Cycling

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 …

Swimming

RT @_JaydeTaylor: Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!! 😄 👑 #royalty #sheevensmiled #amazing #Glasgow2014 @Hockeyroos @AusComGames http://t.co/ZMtHYFUqHk

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 …

Swimming

RT @chrishoy: All set and ready to go here at the velodrome, nice vantage point here up in the commentary box! http://t.co/CWPQJyokqS

last night’s #Glasgow2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony peaked at 9.4m at on @BBCOne #bbcglasgow2014 http://t.co/J667SSed2i

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 …

Athletics

Mo Farah on withdrawing from the #Glasgow2014 Commonwealth Games: "My body is telling me it's not ready to race yet." http://t.co/wAMKzjS6Ix