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Friday 12 December 2014
Bill Esdaile offers his best bets for the weekend’s racing at Cheltenham and Doncaster
Friday 12 December 2014
1970: Chelsea skipper Ron “Chopper” Harris goes into the referee’s book, despite the protests of (left to right) Keith Weller (Chelsea’s goal-scorer), Harris himself, Marvin Hinton, David Webb and Charlie Cooke during the 1-1 draw at Nottingham Fo
Friday 12 December 2014
BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEWS THE BEST OF THIS WEEKEND’S PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION BOOKMAKERS have missed a trick by not offering odds on both teams losing in Sunday’s clash between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Friday 12 December 2014
THE PRESSURE on Arsene Wenger from Arsenal fans has subsided slightly after the 4-1 win over Galatasaray in midweek which ensured the Gunners qualified for the last-16 of the Champions league in style.
Friday 12 December 2014
MANCHESTER United versus Liverpool is arguably the biggest rivalry in English football and Sporting Index have a number of specials markets for Sunday’s massive clash at Old Trafford.
Thursday 11 December 2014
MANCHESTER City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes his side proved a point to their detractors after completing an unlikely Champions League resurrection with victory against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico last night.
Thursday 11 December 2014
TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino has acknowledged the significance of securing top spot as his side bid to land a knockout blow to closest rivals Besiktas in their final Europa League group-stage clash at the Ataurk Olympic Stadium tonight.
Thursday 11 December 2014
BARCELONA last night confirmed their place among the array of names Manchester City and Arsenal will be hoping to avoid in the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League.
Thursday 11 December 2014
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Thursday 11 December 2014
ENGLAND are this morning set to resume their one-day rescue mission in Sri Lanka after all-rounder Chris Woakes returned the third best figures by an English bowler in one-day international history.
Thursday 11 December 2014
DISGRACED Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius could yet be convicted of murder despite his acquittal earlier this year after state prosecutors were granted permission to appeal yesterday.
Thursday 11 December 2014
IT MIGHT have provoked outcry and even a petition but Wasps’ decision to move further still from their London roots is already showing signs that it will prove a success.
Thursday 11 December 2014
BRITISH former world champion Jenson Button’s Formula One future is set to become clearer today when McLaren chiefs confirm their driver line-up for next season.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
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Wednesday 10 December 2014
CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho insists the club are on the threshold of a productive new era of youth development and that the first fruits will be on display tonight against Sporting Lisbon.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
MANCHESTER City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes his squad has the depth in firepower to cope with the loss of Sergio Aguero after the Chilean last night confirmed his prolific marksman is set for between four and six weeks on the sidelines.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
GALATASARAY 1 ARSENAL 4 ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger saluted midfielder Aaron Ramsey’s wonder goal after routing Galatasaray but narrowly missing out on topping their Champions League group last night.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
BATSMAN Joe Root is adamant the England hierarchy will resist the temptation to continue with a policy of experimentation during their must-win fifth one-day international (ODI) against Sri Lanka today.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
OPENER David Warner dedicated his innings to late team-mate Phillip Hughes after hitting a century against India as Australia made an emotional return to Test cricket yesterday.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
ENGLAND wicketkeeper Matt Prior has co-founded a new professional cycling team with the expressed aim of competing at UCI Continental level.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
AUSTRALIAN bowler Sean Abbott, whose short-pitched ball led to the death of Test batsman Phillip Hughes, made a triumphant return to cricket yesterday at the scene of the tragedy.
Tuesday 09 December 2014
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Tuesday 09 December 2014
HOLDERS Arsenal face a repeat of May’s Wembley final after yesterday’s FA Cup draw paired Arsene Wenger’s side with Hull City in the third round.
Tuesday 09 December 2014
PROLIFIC Manchester City marksman Sergio Aguero is expected to be face a minimum of four weeks on the sidelines after suffering knee ligament damage during Saturday’s victory over Everton at the Etihad Stadium.
Tuesday 09 December 2014
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger insists the stream of abuse he is receiving from a section of the club’s supporters is not causing him undue concern as his side prepare to face Champions League Group D basement outfit Galatasaray tonight.
Tuesday 09 December 2014
LIVERPOOL boss Brendan Rodgers has urged his players to grasp the chance to write their own chapter of European history when the Reds face a date with destiny against FC Basel at Anfield tonight.
Tuesday 09 December 2014
ENGLAND captain Chris Robshaw insists Harlequins team-mate Nick Easter remains one of the best practitioners of his craft, adding fuel to the fire of suggestions the veteran No8 could still have a place on the international stage.
Tuesday 09 December 2014
ENGLAND batsman James Taylor believes his pulsating innings in the fourth one-day international (ODI) can prove a watershed moment in his international career and strengthen his bid for a place in his country’s World Cup squad.
Tuesday 09 December 2014
THE state memorial service planned for Australia Test batsman Phillip Hughes was yesterday cancelled following consultation with family members and Cricket Australia.
Tuesday 09 December 2014
SQUASH and baseball could feature in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday voted to drop a 28-sport cap which currently governs the showpiece event.
Monday 08 December 2014
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Monday 08 December 2014
ENGLAND’S stand-in skipper Eoin Morgan extolled the performance of batsman James Taylor despite his side slumping to a six-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international in Colombo yesterday.
Monday 08 December 2014
ITALY prop Martin Castrogiovanni launched a scathing expletive-ridden attack on Leicester boss Richard Cockerill after storming into yesterday’s post-match press conference at Welford Road following Toulon’s 25-21 European Champions Cup defeat yes
Monday 08 December 2014
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger admits his team struggle to cope with playing at Stoke, following a fifth defeat in their last eight visits to the Britannia Stadium.
Monday 08 December 2014
LEICESTER manager Nigel Pearson insists he is not worried about getting the sack despite yesterday’s 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa leaving his team anchored to the bottom of the Premier League.
Monday 08 December 2014
FORMER world No1 Ronnie O’Sullivan insisted his epic UK Championship final clash with Judd Trump had proven the most testing match of his illustrious career after resisting a fierce comeback to win 10-9 in York last night.
Monday 08 December 2014
BRITAIN’S Laura Trott claimed her second gold medal of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at London’s Lee Valley VeloPark by clinching victory in the omnium yesterday.
Friday 05 December 2014
NEWCASTLE boss Alan Pardew has dismissed Chelsea’s ability to navigate the entire season without defeat as the Magpies bid to end their unbeaten start at St James’ Park tomorrow lunchtime.
Friday 05 December 2014
FORMER world No1 Tiger Woods endured a nightmare return to action yesterday when he carded a five-over-par 77 in the first round of the Hero World Challenge in Windermere, Florida – a tournament hosted by the 14-time Major winner.
Friday 05 December 2014
ENGLAND coach Peter Moores has vowed to stamp out his side’s problem with slow over-rates after skipper Alastair Cook was handed a one-match ban ahead of Sunday’s fourth one-day international (ODI) in Colombo.
Friday 05 December 2014
BRITISH former Formula One world champion Jenson Button has been left in limbo after McLaren yesterday again delayed an anticipated announcement on his future with the team.
Friday 05 December 2014
CRYSTAL Palace manager Neil Warnock has revealed that he failed in a bid to sign Harry Kane before the in-form England Under-21 striker became a key figure under new Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Friday 05 December 2014
QUEENS Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has urged his players to shelve thoughts of Christmas celebrations and pour their energies into a pivotal run of festive fixtures.
Friday 05 December 2014
LIVERPOOL are poised to begin a £114m revamp of Anfield that is set to increase capacity and, the club believes, generate an additional £20m a year in revenue.
Friday 05 December 2014
AUSTRALIA seamer Ryan Harris admits his team-mates are starting to focus on a return to Test cricket following the funeral of international team-mate Phillip Hughes on Wednesday.
Friday 05 December 2014
SALE’S England exile Danny Cipriani hopes to use tomorrow’s crunch European Rugby Champions Cup match with Saracens to prove he deserves another shot at international level.
Friday 05 December 2014
FORMER British No1 Tim Henman has backed Andy Murray to rise to the challenge of once again competing with powerhouses Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.
Friday 05 December 2014
RIO FERDINAND appears to be about to bring down the curtain on a fine – if flawed – career by retiring at the end of this season.
Friday 05 December 2014
Bill Esdaile previews tomorrow’s racing at Sandown and Aintree
Friday 05 December 2014
WHILE some may resent the shorter, darker, colder days that come with the advent of November, the month reignited the flames of Manchester City’s Premier League campaign, bringing their title retention hopes back to life.

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