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Sir Alex Ferguson has said that Manchester United's poor European performances will force him to reassess how to approach games at Old Trafford.

Jake White, who coached the Springboks to their 2007 World Cup win, would not be in a position to start until after England's summer tour to South Africa

Jake White interested in England role

England have the opportunity to put together a heavyweight coaching team of Jake White and Wayne Smith to lead England into the 2015 Rugby World Cup on home soil.

Brendon McCullum looked well set but fell short of a half-century

New Zealand take small lead against South Africa

New Zealand led South Africa by five runs after reaching 243 for nine at stumps on day two of the first Test in Dunedin.

Warren Gatland pleased with Wales' strength in depth

Wales will go into Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash against Italy with coach Warren Gatland relishing the competition for places throughout his title-chasing squad.

Andy Farrell, the England backs coach, talks to the press yesterday

Farrell tempted to prolong 'brilliant' England venture

Andy Farrell says he is not thinking about life on the international circuit after the Six Nations Championship. "My remit has always been to work with England for the duration of this tournament and I have a very good job with Saracens that I enjoy doing," the great rugby league player and fast-developing union coach commented yesterday. "The future is irrelevant right now and none of us need distractions with a game against France coming up. These are long hours and long days: it's 24/7 and there are things that need doing."

Jemma Lowe, one of Britain's three world-class swimmers

Swimming: Lowe bounces back to lead the way in 200m fly

The top-two or bust nature of the British Swimming Championships - which double as the Olympic trials - is providing high drama in the women's butterfly. In Fran Halsall, Ellen Gandy and Jemma Lowe, Britain has three world-class swimmers, but only two can return to London this July to compete in each event.

Gymnasts win Olympic legal duel

British rhythmic gymnasts can compete at the London Olympics, but it took a court case against the seven athletes' own governing body to get them there.

Injunction lifted on Spelman son's drug case

The teenage son of Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman took banned steroids to try to recover from a serious injury that threatened his international rugby ambitions.

Jesse Ryder is one of those to have been punished

New Zealand cricketers punished after drinking session descends into slanging match

New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder and paceman Doug Bracewell have been handed one-match bans for going out drinking while recovering from injury and being goaded into a verbal slanging match with a patron at a local pub.

The London 2012 Anti-Doping Laboratory in Harlow

Every British athlete to be drug-tested before start of Games

Every member of Britain's 550-strong Olympic team and 300 Paralympians will be drug-tested at least once between now and this summer's London Games. UK Anti-Doping yesterday announced what it claims will be the most comprehensive pre-Games programme.

Winter Sports: Yarnold takes surprise third

Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold won a bronze medal at the women's skeleton World Championship in New York State. The 23-year-old, who became junior world champion in Innsbruck in January but who was in only her third senior race, outpaced the British World Cup champion Shelley Rudman by 0.35 seconds.

Leading article: Lancaster has reminded us how to be good sports

No tirades, no blame game, no scowling, no monosyllabic answers. What on earth is the matter with the caretaker head of England rugby?

England spinner Graeme Swann relaxes in Dubai yesterday

England look for the power and the glory

Advice about power hitting in tight situations was in greater supply yesterday than bail-out funds to Greece.

Steve Finn celebrates capturing the wicket of Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez on Saturday

Finn rises from the Ashes to head formidable attack

Pakistan 222 England 226-1

Mervyn Westfield never delivered on his early promise

How Westfield was 'groomed' for match-fixing

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