Sat, 19th Apr 2014

Echo Sport

Banahan try a Bath bonus

7:18pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Bath's Horacio Gulla beats the tackle of Worcester's Mike Williams to score their second try

Bath left it until the 77th minute to claim the four-try bonus point that lifts them back into third place in the Aviva Premiership as they overcame Worcester at the Rec.

Penalties traded in lively draw

5:57pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Peter Whittingham equalised for Cardiff from the penalty spot

Peter Whittingham's second-half penalty gave Cardiff a precious point in their scrap for Barclays Premier League survival - but the Welsh club still have it all to do.

Palace maintain fine form

5:57pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Mile Jedinak scored the only goal in Crystal Palace's win

Mile Jedinak's second-half penalty secured Crystal Palace a gutsy 1-0 victory at West Ham and guaranteed the Eagles' survival in the Barclays Premier League for another season.

Bony at the double for Swansea

5:57pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Wilfried Bony, right, celebrates scoring the winner

Wilfried Bony's injury-time penalty snatched a vital 2-1 victory for Swansea as Newcastle succumbed to a fifth successive Barclays Premier League defeat.

No way back for Pietersen - Downton

3:21pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: ECB managing director Paul Downton has stressed England are moving on without Kevin Pietersen, pictured

Kevin Pietersen, and his supporters, can no longer be in the slightest doubt that he will ever play for England again - after the clearest of management statements at Lord's.

Eriksen stars as Spurs sink Fulham

3:08pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Paulinho, right, celebrates netting the opener

Christian Eriksen was again the architect as Tottenham halted embattled Fulham's Barclays Premier League resurgence at White Hart lane.

O'Sullivan in control at Crucible

2:23pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Ronnie O'Sullivan, pictured, has opened up a five-frame lead over Robin Hull

Ronnie O'Sullivan was straight into an ominous groove as he opened a commanding lead over Robin Hull in their Dafabet World Championship first-round clash.

Moores keen to grasp England chance

10:36am Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Peter Moores has left Lancashire to coach England

Peter Moores is confident he will make the most of his second chance to coach England.

Hamilton secures record 34th pole

8:19am Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Lewis Hamilton, centre, beat both Red Bulls to pole in China (AP)

Lewis Hamilton cemented his place in British Formula One history by claiming the 34th pole position of his Formula One career ahead of Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.

Sunderland end Mourinho record

7:55pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Samuel Eto'o reacts after a missed shot during the defeat to Sunderland

Blunders from veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and full-back Cesar Azpilicueta allowed Sunderland to inflict Jose Mourinho's first home league defeat as Chelsea manager and hand Liverpool control in the Barclays Premier League title race.

Villa pick up point against Saints

5:57pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Ryan Bertrand, right, impressed for Aston Villa

Aston Villa ended a difficult week with a welcome point against Southampton.

Westwood lead dwindling in Malaysia

6:55am Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Lee Westwood holds a one-shot lead in Kuala Lumpur (AP)

Lee Westwood has a fight on his hands to claim a 13th win in Asia and 41st of his career after seeing a commanding lead almost wiped out by Andy Sullivan in the Maybank Malaysian Open.

Pellegrini won't play injury card

1:14pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City are third in the Premier League with five more games to play

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is reluctant to use injuries as an excuse with regard to his side's faltering Barclays Premier League title challenge.

Blues to assess Hazard fitness

6:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Eden Hazard must make a return to full training to be considered for Tuesday's Champions League trip to Atletico Madrid

Eden Hazard must prove his fitness by returning to full training to feature in Chelsea's Champions League semi-final first leg at Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, according to assistant coach Steve Holland.

Wane revels in stopping Saints

6:16am Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Shaun Wane was chuffed with the result

Wigan coach Shaun Wane could not hide his delight after masterminding the first defeat of the year for arch rivals St Helens.

Refereeing frustrates Cockerill

6:16am Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill bemoaned refereeing inconsistency

Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill complained of inconsistency among referees in the Aviva Premiership following Friday night's 24-20 defeat by Harlequins.

KP tweet appears to welcome Moores

1:47pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Kevin Pietersen, right, tweeted a cryptic message that could be related to Peter Moores', left, appointment

Kevin Pietersen appeared to give his backing to England's decision to grant Peter Moores a second chance as their head coach.

Goodison a no-go for Moyes

6:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: David Moyes returns to Goodison Park on Sunday

David Moyes admits he has been unable to go back to Goodison Park on scouting missions ever since he left Everton to join Manchester United.

Hamilton secures record 34th pole

6:16am Saturday 19th April 2014

Daily Echo: Lewis Hamilton scored the 34th pole position of his Formula One career in China

Lewis Hamilton cemented his place in British Formula One history by claiming the 34th pole position of his Formula One career ahead of Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.

Brown wins it for Quins

10:44pm Friday 18th April 2014

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Mike Brown's decisive try continued Harlequins' late charge for a place in the Aviva Premiership play-offs and ended Leicester's seven-match winning league run.

Saints slain by wonderful Wigan

6:18pm Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Wigan Warriors' Liam Farrell celebrates as he runs over to score a try during the First Utility Super League match at Langtree Park, St Helens.

Reigning champions Wigan turned on the style to end the 100 per cent First Utility Super League record of neighbours St Helens in a Good Friday derby of pure quality in front of a sell-out Langtree Park crowd of 17,980.

Hamilton fastest despite car woes

9:37am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Lewis Hamilton had expressed concern about his car (AP)

Lewis Hamilton may have grumbled about his Mercedes in practice for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix, but he still managed to again outpace his rivals.

Rodgers determined to show fight

3:07pm Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo:  Brendan Rodgers wants his players to fight like the Hillsborough families have in their fight for justice

Brendan Rodgers is taking inspiration from the Hillsborough families as Liverpool enter the final weeks of their title pursuit.

Saints slain by wonderful Wigan

2:47pm Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Liam Farrell celebrates as he runs over to score against St Helens

Reigning champions Wigan turned on the style to end the 100 per cent First Utility Super League record of neighbours St Helens in a Good Friday derby of pure quality in front of a sell-out Langtree Park crowd of 17,980.

Lambert: Me or Carroll in Brazil

12:19pm Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Rickie Lambert, pictured, knows he is in a race to the World Cup with England rival Andy Carroll

Rickie Lambert admits he faces a four-game face-off with West Ham's Andy Carroll to secure a place in England's World Cup squad.

Sandercock hails hard fought win

7:05am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Craig Hall earned victory for Hull KR

Craig Sandercock praised his Hull KR players for keeping their heads to give him what he called his best win as coach.

Martinez: Moyes will be welcomed

12:51pm Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Roberto Martinez, right, believes Everton fans will strike the right balance when David Moyes returns to Goodison Park with Manchester United

Roberto Martinez has no doubt Everton fans will find the right balance when David Moyes makes his first return to Goodison Park as Manchester United manager on Sunday.

Illness sidelines Trott again

9:18am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Jonathan Trott will take a second break from cricket

Jonathan Trott is to take a second break from professional cricket because of his stress-related illness.

Stokes playing the waiting game

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Ben Stokes is currently injured

Ben Stokes will have to remain patient before he can start to make up for time he has lost due to a self-inflicted injury.

Moyes set for warm Goodison return

9:46am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: David Moyes, left, returns to Everton this weekend

Roberto Martinez expects David Moyes to receive a warm welcome from Everton fans when he returns to Goodison Park for the first time as Manchester United manager on Sunday.

Holland: Terry to stay at Chelsea

12:59pm Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: John Terry is set to extend his Chelsea career

John Terry will hopefully complete terms on a new Chelsea contract "amicably" in the near future, according to assistant coach Steve Holland.

Bruce: Wenger exit talk is silly

11:19am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Hull boss Steve Bruce, pictured, believes Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is "one of the greats"

Hull manager Steve Bruce is staggered by the idea that Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger could be under pressure for his job at the end of the season and rates the Frenchman as "one of the greats".

Alonso quickest in first practice

6:52am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Marco Mattiacci is the centre of attention in China (AP)

With Marco Mattiacci in town on the first day of his new job as team principal of Ferrari, Fernando Alonso chose the perfect opportunity to prove the Prancing Horse is alive and kicking this season.

Moores set for England return

7:01pm Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Peter Moores is expected to return to his old job as England coach after five years

Peter Moores is set for a dramatic return as England head coach and will be unveiled on Saturday morning, Press Association Sport understands.

Trott to take break - reports

6:17am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Jonathan Trott has only just returned to cricket with Warwickshire

England batsman Jonathan Trott is set to step away from competitive cricket for a second time in five months due to a stress-related illness, it was reported on Thursday evening.

Cummins rues bad luck after loss

7:12am Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Francis Cummins feels everything is going wrong for his Bradford side

Bradford coach Francis Cummins was left cursing his luck after his injury-hit side suffered a sixth straight defeat to remain rooted to the foot of the First Utility Super League.

Liverpool lead award shortlist

12:48pm Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Luis Suarez has enjoyed an excellent season

Luis Suarez is one of three Liverpool players nominated for the Professional Footballers' Association's player of the year award.

Rooney returns for Red Devils

2:26pm Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: Wayne Rooney is set to face his former club Everton

Wayne Rooney is fit to start Manchester United's game at Everton on Sunday, manager David Moyes has said.

Moyes braced for hostile reception

5:45pm Friday 18th April 2014

Daily Echo: David Moyes returns to Goodison for the first time since leaving Everton on Sunday

David Moyes expects an "intimidating" atmosphere when he takes his Manchester United team to Everton for the first time since he left for Old Trafford.

Kirsten: Test schedule is tough

9:19am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: South Africa's head coach Gary Kirsten

Gary Kirsten believes that the all-year demands of international coaching may lead many to look for employment in tournaments such as the Indian Premier League, rather than pursue Test cricket jobs.

Commission could settle 'leak' row

12:06pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Cardiff claim the result of their match against Crystal Palace should not be allowed to stand, according to a BBC report

Cardiff say they have "every faith in the process" after lodging an official complaint with the Premier League over claims their team was leaked to Crystal Palace before a league game between the clubs earlier this month.

Fergie told Pulis to manage Palace

3:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Tony Pulis, pictured, has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson influenced his decision to take the Crystal Palace job

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson was a key influence in his decision to take on the job at a time when he had considerable doubts about it himself.

Pardew keen to emulate Sir Bobby

2:12pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has vowed to live up to Sir Bobby Robson's legacy

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has vowed to live up to Sir Bobby Robson's legacy as he attempts to drag the club out of an alarming slump.

Bale delights in dream cup triumph

8:14am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Gareth Bale produced the final's decisive moment in the closing stages

Gareth Bale revelled in a "dream come true" after his moment of magic won the Copa del Rey for Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Rosberg reveals Hamilton talks

6:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Toto Wolff feels all the ingredients at Mercedes have now come together

Nico Rosberg has confirmed holding clear-the-air talks with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to ensure they know where to draw future battle lines.

Bale fee was not enough - Sherwood

10:45pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Tim Sherwood thinks Tottenham should have got more for Gareth Bale, pictured

Tottenham got a world-record fee for Gareth Bale but head coach Tim Sherwood cannot help feeling they were short-changed.

Ricciardo moves on from appeal loss

1:03pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Daniel Ricciardo's joy in Melbourne was short-lived

Daniel Ricciardo has already moved on from the bitter disappointment of this week's appeal loss that denied him the best result of his Formula One career.

Defeat hurts Martinez

6:22am Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Everton manager Roberto Martinez, foreground, was hurting after defeat to Tony Pulis' Crystal Palace

Everton boss Roberto Martinez admitted he and his players were hurting after their pursuit of a top-four Barclays Premier League finish was damaged by a 3-2 home loss to Crystal Palace.

Howard commits to Toffees

10:47pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Tim Howard has committed his future to Everton until summer 2018

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has been hailed as the Premier League's best goalkeeper by manager Roberto Martinez after signing a contract extension tying him to the club until 2018.

Robson to miss Wimbledon

6:21pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Daily Echo: Laura Robson, pictured, will miss Wimbledon after deciding to have wrist surgery

Laura Robson has been ruled out of Wimbledon after opting to have surgery on her injured left wrist.

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