Marvel McGee earns US Open place

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: James McGee has qualified for the US Open

9:52pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Ireland's James McGee defied cramp and missed opportunities to defeat Zhang Ze and qualify for the main draw of the US Open.

Bangladesh bungle run chase

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Chris Gayle hit a half century for the West Indies

9:24pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The West Indies skittled Bangladesh for just 70 to claim a crushing 177-run victory at St George's and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in their one-day international series.

Samaras signs for Baggies

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Georgios Samaras left Celtic at the end of last season after six years at the club

11:28am Friday 22nd August 2014

West Brom have completed the signing of Greece international Georgios Samaras on a two-year deal.

Redknapp offers Gazza coaching work

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Paul Gascoigne has been offered a route back in to football

12:08pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Harry Redknapp has offered an open invitation to Paul Gascoigne to help out with coaching his young players at QPR as he voiced his concern for the former England midfielder's health.

Hamilton on-song at Spa practice

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Lewis Hamilton was easily the fastest in second practice ahead of Sunday's Belgian GP (AP)

3:22pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Lewis Hamilton produced a bruising practice performance that put even Formula One title rival and team-mate Nico Rosberg in the shade.

Cardiff call for Bevan to quit

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cardiff want LMA chief executive Richard Bevan to resign from his post

3:39pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Cardiff have called for League Managers' Association chief executive Richard Bevan to resign after the Malky Mackay scandal descended into a day of apologies and accusations.

Rodgers won't risk club harmony

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Mario Balotelli looks to be heading for Liverpool

4:13pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has warned that no incoming player will be allowed to threaten the "fantastic environment" at the club as Mario Balotelli's proposed transfer to the Merseyside outfit apparently edges ever closer.

Van Gaal silent on Welbeck future

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Danny Welbeck's future at Manchester United is under intense speculation

4:26pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Louis van Gaal refused to comment on Danny Welbeck's future as speculation mounts the England striker is set to leave Manchester United.

Peaty sets new world record

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Adam Peaty has broken the world record

9:32pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Great Britain's Adam Peaty set a new 50 metres breaststroke world record at the European Championships in Berlin on Friday.

Humiliated Mackay vows to return

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: An apologetic Malky Mackay says his discriminatory texts were 'unacceptable and inappropriate'

6:28pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Malky Mackay offered a grovelling apology and vowed he would salvage his career after the text message scandal that has exposed the former Cardiff manager.

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