July 25, 2014 - Tour De France 2014: the crashes

​This year's Tour De France has been full of thrills and spills on English and French roads with riders being patched up and sent back into the fray.  See the damage here.

July 23, 2014 - Glasgow 2014: St Helena finally arrive at Commonwealth games

​A Royal Mail ship, two flights, 8500 miles and 10 days of traveling - the St Helena team's route to Glasgow 2014 has been nothing short of epic. Grab a map here.

July 14, 2014 - Blackpool: from Premier league to only having 8 players

​The new Football League season is a month away and most clubs are putting the finishing touches to their squads for the upcoming season. All but one. Blackpool have just eight players and none of them is a goalkeeper. Volunteer to play here.

July 12, 2014 - World Cup 2014: Brazil's tournament captured in pictures

​Twenty five images that sum it all up. Browse here.

July 11, 2014 - The best memes of World Cup 2014

​It's been a World Cup jam packed with internet memes - those humorous images and catchphrases spread by social media. Here's some of the best as put together by the BBC. Laugh at Suarez here.

July 10, 2014 - Seagull photo finish: Bird caught on Camera at Brighton race course

​A rare outsider flew home in a photo finish at Brighton races - a seagull was caught on camera soaring past the horses during a neck to neck to beak photo finish. Watch the birdie here.

June 19, 2014 - Teenage bowler takes 10 wickets for 2 runs

A 13 year old Somerset boy has taken 10 wickets for only 2 runs during an under-14s school game. Tommy Stewart and his Sexey's School mates needed to stop the Gryphon School from reaching a target of 104. Shout 'ow'zat!' here.

June 17, 2014 - Uruguay squad's caramel spread confiscated

​Brazilian officials say they confiscated 86 pounds of caramel spread from Uruguay's football team as it arrived in Brazil for the World Cup. Apparently it didn't have the right documentation...and will be held until the paperwork shows up or the Uruguay team leaves the country. Taste it here.

​June 14, 2014 - World Cup opening ceremony

​Full of dancing trees and Jennifer Lopez - here's some photos that capture what all the pre-game stuff was all about. See that big chocolate orange open here.

​June 13, 2014 - Vanishing spray used for first time at World Cup tournament

​Refs at the World Cup have something new in their pocket - a spray to stop encroachment at free-kicks. Pepper spray may have been a better idea, but this is a vanishing spray for marking a line on the grass. See the graffiti refs here.

June 12, 2014 - World Cup 2014: It's here!

​The waiting is finally over. Football's show piece event begins today in Brazil. Here's the BBC's 'Today at the tournament' - Day one. Get comfortable 'cos it's going to be a long, hot month. Start here.

June 11, 2014 - Love sports? buy your own team or part of one

​Don't just cheer for your favourite club from the sidelines: own a piece of the team. If you are looking to buy or invest - here's what you need to know.

​June 10, 2014 - The pick of the World Cup songs

​'We Are One' - the official anthem - has been criticized for being generic with a video that looks like "a cheap ad for a tour operator". Here are 5 of the best tunes competing alongside the football. Listen in here.

​June 9, 2014 - How the Brazuca ball is made

In the Pakistani town of Sialkot women have been hard at work making the new balls for the World Cup. Watch out for hose clothes getting caught in the machinery! See the process in pictures here.

June 6, 2014 - How well do you know your international team nicknames?

​Sure you know your Three Lions from Les Bleus, but what about your Black Stars from your Reggae Boyz? Test yourself here.

June 5, 2014 - Is this the most patriotic house in England ahead of the World Cup?

​This house in Newtown, Southampton is covered in enough red and white crosses to make St. George himself blush. Hopefully the owner gets along with his neighbours. See red and white here.

​June 4, 2014 - Row over protection for World Cup mascot armadillo

​Conservationists in Brazil are challenging football's world governing body FIFA to do more to protect the animal that inspired this summer's World Cup mascot. See how the mascot and the real thing look so much alike here.

June 3, 2014 - England players warned not to bathe in 'open sewer' sea outside World Cup hotel.

​The sea outside the Royal Tulip Hotel in Rio is often thick with human waste and the England players have been warned not to bathe in it. Locals say that rain acts like a giant toilet flush moving waste to the beach area. Dive in here.

June 2, 2014 - Pele son Edinho sentenced to 33 years in Brazil

Ina bit of pre-World Cup news - the son of the Brazilian football legend Pele has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for laundering money raised by drug trafficking. Edinho is a retired footballer himself but obviously coaching wasn't paying the bills. Feel bad for Pele here.

May 30, 2014 - Did the 1966 World Cup mark the birth of modern football?

​Blanket media coverage, a global TV audience of hundreds of millions, an official mascot and mountains of merchandise, record crowds in upgraded stadiums, wild goal celebrations and glamorous WAGS - see where it all began here.  

May 29, 2014 - Could matches be fixed in Brazil?

​Surely the 'fixers' would shy away from such a high profile tournament watched by billions around the planet and with football's governing body on red alert for corruption? Don't be so sure say the experts. Place your bets here.

May 27, 2014 - How Howard Webb prepares for Brazil heat

​He's 6000 miles from the coast of Brazil but in his mind Webb is already at the World Cup as he pounds out mile after mile on the treadmill in a climate controlled room at 80% humidity and at a temperature of 40C. Sweat with the ref here.

May 25, 2014 - 12 ways to hype a fight

​Traditionalists will tell you boxing was more staid in the old days. But between bare-knuckle rivals posting challenges on the walls of 19th century taverns and the press conference punch-ups of today hype has never been out of fashion. Here's twelve ways to make the public sit up and take notice.

May 23, 2014 - England win U17 championship on penalties!

​Yes, the U17 European Championship has been won by England in, would you believe it, a penalty shoot out. Is this an omen for the World Cup? See the victory over the Netherlands here.

May 22, 2014 - World Cup 2014 kits: in pictures

​Here they are - all 32 kits, from the sublime to the ridiculous...from the Eastern European austere to the flashy South American - including the little bit classy English entry into the fashion parade. Take your pick here.

May 21, 2014 - David Coleman's life celebrated by family and friends

​The life of David Coleman was celebrated at a memorial service in central London. He first appeared on air for the BBC in 1954 and went on to cover 11 Olympic games and 6 World Cups. Say goodbye to the face of BBC sport here.

May 20, 2014 - Glasgow 2014: What is the Queen's Baton Relay?

​The Queen's Baton Relay is the main curtain-raiser for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Baton contains a sealed secret message from the Queen and since the 9th October last year the baton has been carried diligently around the Commonwealth. Find out where it's been and where it's going here.

May 19, 2014 - How sticky tape is helping English cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board is looking towards inner cities for talent - with the help of some sticky tape. The trick to tape-ball cricket: "block for a few balls, then slog it!" Find out what it all means here.

May 16, 2014 - Skateboarding: Could it succeed as an Olympic sport?

​Is it time for the summer games to embrace skateboarding? The International Olympic Commitee is looking to expand and capture a more youthful, exuberant audience by turning to a sport that offers something 'fresh and unconventional.'

Dude - check it out here.

May 15, 2014 - 'Prince of Goalkeepers' Leigh Roose remembered

​A footballer described as the "Prince of goalkeepers" is to be remembered in a museum almost a century after he died in the trenches in World War One. He is named as the reason that goalkeepers can only carry the ball in their own area. Get your hands to it here.

May 14, 2014 - Meet the Brazuca: the new World Cup ball

​Is the Brazuca up to the task? It's the 12th ball created by adidas but is it better than the Jabulani or the Teamgeist and who makes up these names? Study balls here.

May 13, 2014 - England 'won't go far' at World Cup say government

​The government doesn't appear to have much confidence in England reaching the final stages of the World Cup. A Home Office document put before the House of Lords says there's a high probability England will not be playing in the later stages of the tournament. Throw the towel in here.

May 12, 2014 - Brazilian police warn visitors: don't scream if robbed

​Brazilian police have put together a pamphlet of top tips for staying safe for visitors to the World Cup. It includes advice on how to avoid being murdered. Worry a little here.

May 9, 2014 - Life expectancy: which football fans are Premier League?

If you've said you'll support your local team until you die, well that means different things to different teams! The length of commitment you're making depends on where you live. Peek at your future here.

May 8, 2014 - Usain Bolt tweets over running shoes stolen in Croydon

​The orange puma shoes worth over 20,000 GBP were stolen from a commercial property in an industrial site in Croydon. So, if you see a really fast runner in that area check for a signature on his trainers. Run to look here.

May 7, 2014 - The adults who get misty-eyed over world cup stickers

​The run up to a World Cup is a time when children start collecting football stickers and cards. But there are also adults who get worryingly misty-eyed over reliving their childhood 'collecting' habits. Say 'Got it...need it' here.

May 6, 2014 - British documentary makers produce 'Next Goal Wins'

​In 2001 Australia set a world record for the largest ever international football victory in a match against American Samoa. Ten years later with a new coach, American Samoa set out to to shed the label: 'world's worst team'. The film covers what happened next. See the underdogs here.

May 5, 2014 - A day at the races

​Owning a racehorse can net you millions in prize money - or just a pet that eats a lot. Here's a guide on how to buy a racehorse - but be prepared to spend from 10,000 to 100,000 US Dollars. Try to get rich quick here.

​May 2, 2014 - How to cope with 'squeaky bum' time

​It is the time of reckoning, of chest-squeezing tension, the fortnight when, in the famous words of Sir Alex Ferguson bums squeak and championships are decided. How to survive the suffocation? Take a deep breath, there's help here.

May 1, 2014 - World Cup collectible player stickers - then and now

​The Mirror takes a look at how the biggest names have changed over the years including England's very own Lampard, Gerard and Rooney - but the scariest early picture belongs to Messi. Smile for the camera here.

April 30, 2014 - Army medic who saved comrades from grenade played in FA cup with shrapnel filled foot

​The astonishing story of how an army medic who stood on a grenade to save his comrades recovered from his injuries and went on to play professional football has emerged after his medal was sold. Play against the odds here.

April 29, 2014 - World Cup 2014: Brazil lunchtime kick-offs 'inhumane'

​FIFA has announced they are staggering kick-off times each day to maximise European TV viewing figures. Sounds like great news for the fan except that it means some teams will play at lunchtime in the sauna-esque heat. Get an early preview of excuses for poor performance here.

April 28, 2014 - The most bizarre and funny facial expressions from the London Diving World Series

​The London Aquatics Center just played host to this year's competition. Forget the skill on display - here's the best of the silly expressions of the divers. Make a splash here.

April 27, 2014 - Wirral Cricket Club three all out in Cheshire match

A cricket team were humiliated after only scoring three runs between them. Ten Wirral Cricket club batsmen were out for ducks. Only the number 11 troubled the scorers with the other runs coming from two leg byes. See the fairly blank score card here.

April 26, 2014 - How running has changed since the four minute mile

​As we approach the 60th anniversary of the four minute mile here are reflections on what has changed in the sport of running. Re-live Roger Bannister's moment here.

April 25, 2014 - This horse keeps sneaking in to watch football matches

​In Northumberland a cheeky stallion keeps showing up for Ashington AFC's home games.  He was spotted at this week's clash with Crook Town. Makes sense as he probably can't afford the bus to the away games. Cheer from the stands here.

April 24, 2014 - The top 10 dirtiest Premier league players this season

​A list has been compiled of players who cynically foul their contemporaries and who exhibit minimal regard for their safety on the field. See who deserves the nickname 'Chopper' here.

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