Phelps pipped by Lochte in Arizona

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Michael Phelps, pictured, finished second to Ryan Lochte on his comeback (AP)

7:13am Friday 25th April 2014

Michael Phelps lost out to Ryan Lochte in the 100 metres butterfly final in his comeback meeting at the Arena Grand Prix.

Thornley going under knife

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Iain Thornley will miss the rest of the campaign through injury

5:06pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Wigan centre Iain Thornley is set to miss the rest of the season after being told he needs surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle.

Martinez: Moyes will bounce back

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Everton manager Roberto Martinez, left, thinks David Moyes, right, will bounce back after leaving Manchester United

10:33am Thursday 24th April 2014

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is confident predecessor David Moyes will have no problems in getting a new job after being sacked by Manchester United after just 10 months in charge.

Duo share the lead in China

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Simon Dyson, pictured, shares the lead of the Volvo China Open with Alvaro Quiros

2:28pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Alvaro Quiros and Simon Dyson share the lead following the opening round of the Volvo China Open at the Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen as they both go in search of their first European Tour win since 2011.

Rocket rattled by Perry

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ronnie O'Sullivan will resume his second round clash with Joe Perry on Friday trailing 5-3

5:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Ronnie O'Sullivan was second best to Joe Perry in the opening session of their Dafabet World Championship second round match.

Long term view for Woods - agent

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Tiger Woods is taking a long term approach to his return from a back operation

3:09pm Thursday 24th April 2014

World number one Tiger Woods is taking a long-term view of his return to action and is thinking about "the next 10 or 15 years, not the next 10 weeks", according to his agent.

Fury signs new Falcons deal

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Dean Richards, pictured, has described Warren Fury as a 'tenacious and determined individual'

9:49am Thursday 24th April 2014

Aviva Premiership club Newcastle have announced a new two-year contract for scrum-half Warren Fury.

Farbrace: I couldn't say no to ECB

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Paul Farbrace, pictured, is looking forward to working with Peter Moores

9:10pm Thursday 24th April 2014

England's new assistant coach Paul Farbrace will have "mixed feelings" about taking on former employers Sri Lanka next month but felt the chance to work with his own national side was too good to turn down.

Klopp not interested in United post

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Jurgen Klopp is not interested in taking charge at Manchester United

6:56pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has ruled himself out of contention to become the next manager of Manchester United, and insists he has not been approached for the job either.

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