Justin Gatlin will run in the 100m in Lausanne
Dead-eye: Mick Gault has come out of retirement targeting a final shot at Australian Philip Adams’ total of 18 medals

Commonwealth Games 2014: Meet England’s most decorated man - pistol shooter Mick Gault

One more medal will see him equal the record haul in any sport

Lyndsey Sharp celebrates winning the women's 800m final

Commonwealth Games 2014: Q&A with Lynsey Sharp

Lynsey Sharp is European 800m champion and one of Scotland’s big hopes

Flag bearer Alex Salmond finds a Scottish flag among all those of the Commonwealth

Commonwealth Games 2014: Let’s get set for some political fun and Games

As the sporting action starts this week, look out for points scoring of a different kind as the Scottish referendum looms, reports Jonathan Coates

Sir Bradley Wiggins, Tom Daley, Mo Farah and Rod Stewart

Commonwealth Games 2014 schedule: How the action is likely to unfold at Glasgow’s great showpiece

From the unmistakable tones of Rod Stewart to the familiar figures of Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mo Farah and Tom Daley, to name but a few, Matt Majendie gives the lowdown on a Games bursting at the seams in star quality

Commonwealth Games 2014: Are we in a golden generation of British sprinting?

Improved coaching systems, the legacy of Van Commenee, strength in depth, better scientific procedures... and a hefty dollop of good luck have resulted in a renewed sense that our home runners can rule the world

Eilidh Child has urged Scottish athletes to not get caught up in the Glasgow atmosphere

Commonwealth Games 2014: Keep calm and win medals, Eilidh Child tells fellow Scots

Eilidh Child has urged her Scotland team-mates to stay calm in the face of the nation’s fervour to crown their athletes champions.

Britain's Gareth Warburton reacts after the men's 800m qualifications at the 2012 European Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki

Commonwealth Games 2014: Welsh 800m runner Gareth Warburton denies 'knowingly taken any banned substance' after he's suspended for anti-doping offence

Warburton narrowly missed out on a medal in 2010 but looks set to miss this year's Games after being informed of his suspension

Reigning Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton pictured with his wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton

Ashton Eaton: The man and his marriage have got the ultimate winning formula

The champion decathlete is happy to be back in London for Sunday’s Anniversary Games ahead of cheerleading for wife Brianne at the Commonwealth Games

Mo Farah plans to compete in the 5,000m and the 10,000m at both Glasgow and Zurich

Commonwealth Games 2014: Mo Farah targets another ‘double double’ gold despite illness scare

The Olympic and world 5,000m and 10,000m champion has fully recovered from an unspecified illness

Mo Farah is a doubt for the Commonwealth Games after being taken ill with abdominal pains

Mo Farah’s marathon training can point to double gold in Glasgow, says Paula Radcliffe

Paula Radcliffe is confident Mo Farah can bounce back from his recent illness to win double Commonwealth gold in Glasgow.

Rude awakening: After not running at all last year, David Rudisha was 2.5sec off his 2012 world record. But he still left the rest trailing in his wake

Glasgow Grand Prix 2014: David Rudisha returning to top form for Commonwealth Games

Kenyan Olympic 800m winner says he’s still only 90 per cent post-injury

Sprinters Yohan Blake and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce fly the Jamaica flag in Glasgow yesterday

Glasgow Grand Prix: Yohan Blake and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce hope for Hampden roar

Jamaican sprinters need fast times at Glasgow event after injury lay-offs

Katarina Johnson-Thompson competes in Glasgow on Friday

I still have long way to go to catch Jessica Ennis-Hill, says Katarina Johnson-Thompson

But heptathlete is enjoying the season of her life

Born to run David Rudisha now bases himself in Germany but is driven by his Maasai roots

David Rudisha: Back on track and aiming to be out of this world

Matt Majendie visits one of Africa’s most incredible talents at his German training base and talks about Star Trek — and his return from injury which will see him run in Scotland next weekend

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QuizQUIZ Paul Newman asks the questions that will reveal how closely you were paying attention as the big stories of the year unfolded in 2014
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King George VI Chase winner Silviniaco Conti, ridden by Noel Fehily
RACINGKing George VI Chase: Last year's winner holds off Cue Card and Champagne Fever to win by four-and-a-half lengths
Sport
RUGBY UNION Bath vs Exeter The Exeter coach believes his side face 'probably the hardest fixture this season'
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CRICKETNew Zealand star was back in top form as he hit 18 fours and 11 sixes on the first day against Sri Lanka
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Laura Trott and Jason Kenny are preparing for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
CYCLINGThe Olympic cyclists revealed their relationship at the London 2012 Games
Sport
Anthony Crolla (left) in action against John Murray as Crolla is in hospital after confronting burglars
BOXINGBut injured boxer initially thought it was a wind-up from his mates
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FOOTBALL Former PFA chairman's wife confirms he is out of danger
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Clarke Carlisle applauds the Northampton fans in his final appearance before retirement
REACTIONJoey Barton and Dean Ashton lead messages of support
Sport
Dylan Hartley is given his marching orders on Saturday
rugbyEngland hooker available for opener with Wales – if selected
Sport
MORE CRICKETA shaken Shane Watson had to quit training with Australia after being hit on his helmet by a bouncer
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Alastair Cook at the Darts on Monday night
Cook bounced back from one-day sacking with darts win over Anderson at Alexandra Palace
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Steffon's 30-year-old brother, Delon, has 26 England caps at full-back
Rugby UnionToulon back was handed 12-week ban for abusing Leicester fans
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TENNISAfter getting ‘lost’ on Futures circuit, British No 4 tells Paul Newman he is aiming for the top 100
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Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter always protested his innocence despite being found guilty and jailed
BOXING

There have been some notable deaths in the boxing business this year, writes Steve Bunce

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Northampton captain Dylan Hartley is shown the red card and sent off by referee JP Doyle during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Leicester on Saturday
Hooker was dismissed against Leicester on Saturday
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Anthony Crolla celebrates his win over John Murray back in April
BOXINGBoxer leaves hospital after suffering a fractured skull when he tried to stop two burglars
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Thierry Henry will be on Sky Sports next year
COMMENTView from the Sofa: A year of highs and lows on the box
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Kevin Pietersen of the Melbourne Stars leaves the field after getting out during the Big Bash League match between the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars last week
CRICKETNo way back for sacked England star after ECB says book launch ‘burnt more bridges’
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A disappointed Lindsey Vonn, with her right arm strapped up, leaves the course at Val d’Isère after crashing in the Super-G
SkiingAmerican must wait before she clinches her 62nd victory
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Amir Khan is engaged in a broader battle than attempting to win a fight with Floyd Mayweather
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