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Care: England can catch All Blacks

Ilkley Gazette: Danny Care has been a key player for England in recent times

2:55pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Danny Care believes England possess the time and potential to bridge the gap on New Zealand before next year's home World Cup.

Tributes paid to retiring Kallis

Ilkley Gazette: South Africa's Jacques Kallis has called time on his international career

1:38pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis has announced his retirement from international cricket, admitting that next year's World Cup was just out of his reach.

Rio backs Rooney to captain England

Ilkley Gazette: Rio Ferdinand believes Wayne Rooney, right, should succeed Steven Gerrard as England captain

10:22am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Rio Ferdinand is backing Wayne Rooney to be the next England captain, insisting the striker has the experience and influence to succeed in the role.

Glasgow Games 'awesome' - Bolt

Ilkley Gazette: Usain Bolt watched Jamaica's Reggae Girlz in netball action on Wednesday after the furore over his opinion of the Games

4:26pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt labelled the Commonwealth Games as "awesome" on Wednesday after being earlier quoted delivering a staggering slur on his Glasgow experience.

Injured Nadal a US Open doubt

Ilkley Gazette: Rafael Nadal faces a race against time to be fit for the US Open

6:44pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Rafael Nadal's US Open participation has been called into question by an injury which will force him to wear a cast on his right wrist for up to three weeks.

Golden glory for Whitlock

Ilkley Gazette: England's Max Whitlock claimed his second gold of the Games

7:40pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Max Whitlock has claimed his first individual all-around gold medal at a major competition after a stunning display at the Commonwealth Games at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

Everton smash record fee for Lukaku

Ilkley Gazette: Romelu Lukaku was a big hit at Goodison Park last season

8:53pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Everton have signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku for a club-record fee of £28million.

Saints make Bertrand signing

Ilkley Gazette: Ryan Bertrand spent the second half of last season on loan at Aston Villa

9:49pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Southampton have announced the signing of Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand on a season-long loan.

Anderson receives Root praise

Ilkley Gazette: James Anderson completed a five-wicket haul, but was still not all smiles on his 32nd birthday

8:48pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

England are on the verge of a first Test win for almost a year, but at close of play on his birthday James Anderson still seemed unable to resist a party-piece contretemps with the opposition.

Glasgow gold for Rutherford

Ilkley Gazette: Greg Rutherford leapt to victory in the men's long jump at Hampden

8:40pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Greg Rutherford provided the ideal response to the critics who branded his Olympic gold a fluke by landing the Commonwealth long jump title in Glasgow.

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