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Friday 12 September 2014
TOMORROW’S late kick off pits Liverpool against Aston Villa at Anfield and I’m keen to oppose Brendan Rodgers’ team at heavy odds-on.
Friday 12 September 2014
IT’S NO surprise to see title favourites Chelsea sitting atop the Premier League, but a few eyebrows would have been raised if you’d suggested that last year’s 12th, Swansea, would be fighting for top-spot, having also claimed three wins from thre
Friday 12 September 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE FINAL TWO DAYS OF THE LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL
Friday 12 September 2014
DAY THREE of the Ladbrokes St. Leger Festival at Doncaster gets underway today with some speedy juveniles in the Group Two Flying Childers Stakes (1.40pm).
Friday 12 September 2014
TODAY’S Doncaster Cup (2.40pm) provides The Queen's horse ESTIMATE with a superb chance to re-establish herself as a top-class stayer on a track that looks certain to suit.
Thursday 11 September 2014
A LEGAL wrangle is set to see Tottenham Hotspur rendered homeless after the club was yesterday forced to tear up plans over the proposed timing of a move to its new stadium.
Thursday 11 September 2014
THAT narrow T20 win against India at Edgbaston on Sunday will have given England players, management and supporters just a little bit more confidence, which was something that was sadly lacking previously.
Thursday 11 September 2014
FERRARI’S turbulent season shows no sign of ceasing after the long-serving chairman of their Formula One team, Luca di Montezemolo, announced he will stand down as the head of the Maranello-based outfit next month following a distinctly miserable
Thursday 11 September 2014
PRINCE Harry opened the Invictus Games for wounded service personnel at London’s Olympic Park last night, which will see competitors from 13 nations take part in events over the next four days.
Thursday 11 September 2014
INNOVATING England skipper Wayne Rooney has introduced player-only meetings to the Three Lions camp in a bid to drastically improve flagging squad cohesion.
Thursday 11 September 2014
INFLUENTIAL Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has moved to deflate concerns the ankle injury he sustained on international duty will sideline him from the Gunners’ pivotal Premier League clash with Manchester City on Saturday.
Thursday 11 September 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE SECOND DAY OF DONCASTER’S LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL
Thursday 11 September 2014
The Park Hill Stakes (2.40pm) sees many contenders step up in trip for this Group Three prize. In races like these it can often pay to side with a proven stayer, a label that few runners can lay claim to here.
Thursday 11 September 2014
THE GROUP Two Park Hill Stakes (2.40pm) on day two of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival provides SILK SARI with a big chance to remind punters of the genius qualities of trainer Luca Cumani.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
QUEENS Park Rangers have been warned they could be demoted to the Conference next season if they carry out a threat to contest a fine for breaching Championship restrictions on spending.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
ENGLAND outcast Steffon Armitage has been warned to forget about switching his allegiance to France ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
FORMER England striker Michael Owen insists victory over Switzerland will not prove an instant tonic for past failings but does believe there were signs of a brighter future.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
ENGLAND midfielder Jack Wilshere hopes to emulate some shining examples in a bid to ensure boss Roy Hodgson’s new diamond system is a polished operation.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
MANCHESTER United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are among the clubs set to benefit financially from Manchester City’s failure to comply with European financial fair play (FFP) rules.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
SEVEN-TIME Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has returned home to continue his recuperation from the skiing accident in December last year which left him fighting for his life.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE OPENING DAY OF THE LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL
Wednesday 10 September 2014
CLON BRULEE was bought out of David Barron’s yard last September by Godolphin for a winter campaign in Dubai.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
THE OPENING day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster throws up an intriguing feature race in the Scarbrough Stakes (3.00pm), a Listed contest where progressive handicappers traditionally meet regressive Group horses head on.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
Swiss rolled over in stylish display to ease pressure on boss Hodgson SWITZERLAND 0 ENGLAND 2
Tuesday 09 September 2014
FOOTBALL’S world governing body president Sepp Blatter revealed plans to trial a video referral system and took a swipe at the Football Association (FA) yesterday as he confirmed his intention to seek re-election.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
CROATIA’S Marin Cilic completed a remarkable turnaround in fortunes by sealing the US Open title with a straight-sets victory over Kei Nishikori in yesterday’s final on the Arther Ashe Stadium in New York.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
A DIAMOND midfield system is perfect for England, and they showed it last night in what was an enormously confidence-boosting win in Switzerland.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
Joe Hart 8 Two excellent saves from Seferovic, one with his feet and another reflex tip over. Played part in attack too, releasing Sterling with a smart early kick in the first half
Tuesday 09 September 2014
MAVERICK batsman Kevin Pietersen’s exile from red ball cricket is set to continue after Surrey opted not to select the former England captain for the campaign’s final two county championship fixtures.
Monday 08 September 2014
LUCKLESS England suffered further injury woe on the eve of their tricky Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland tonight after Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson limped out of training at St Jakob Park having sustained a knock to his right ankle.
Monday 08 September 2014
CRESTFALLEN London Welsh boss Justin Burnell hopes yesterday’s 52-0 thrashing by Exeter Chiefs could prove a blessing in disguise for the Premiership newcomers.
Monday 08 September 2014
BRITAIN currently has four world boxing champions. Between now and a few paragraphs’ time, the challenge is to see whether you can name them.
Monday 08 September 2014
MAJESTIC world No1 Serena Williams brutally dispatched a defenceless Caroline Wozniacki to claim a record-equalling sixth US Open title yesterday.
Monday 08 September 2014
STAND-IN skipper Eoin Morgan insisted the England bowling unit profited from the mistakes of their Indian counterparts after the hosts salvaged pride from the wreckage of the limited-overs summer with a nerve-shredding three-run T20 international
Monday 08 September 2014
WORLD championship hopeful Lewis Hamilton has vowed to keep piling the pressure on title rival Nico Rosberg after cutting his team-mate’s lead with a dazzling victory at yesterday’s Italian Grand Prix.
Monday 08 September 2014
SPRINT star Mark Cavendish suffered a repeat of his Tour de France woes on the first stage of the Tour of Britain yesterday, suffering a leg injury in a crash as he missed out on victory in Liverpool.
Monday 08 September 2014
BRITAIN’S Mo Farah set a new national half-marathon record as he became the first home winner of the Great North Run since 1985 yesterday.
Friday 05 September 2014
Bloody scene in Tenerife as British star knifed weeks after breakthrough victory
Friday 05 September 2014
BRITAIN’S Andy Murray admits he may miss the ATP World Tour Finals in London for the second year in a row after his resurgence was checked by world No1 Novak Djokovic at the US Open on Wednesday night.
Friday 05 September 2014
SKIPPER Wayne Rooney concedes England cannot use inexperience as an excuse when the Three Lions take their first step on the road to Euro 2016 qualification in Switzerland on Monday.
Friday 05 September 2014
TOP football clubs are considering scrapping the away goals rule in a move that could change the face of European competition.
Friday 05 September 2014
Aviva Premiership stars preview the new rugby season with Ross McLean
Friday 05 September 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS TOMORROW’S RACING AND BEN CLEMINSON LOOKS AHEAD TO SWITZERLAND V ENGLAND ON MONDAY
Friday 05 September 2014
IT WAS a familiar sight for England fans on Wednesday night at Wembley as they watched their team labour to beat a vastly inferior opponent – on paper at least – in the shape of Norway.
Thursday 04 September 2014
AT WEMBLEY STADIUM ENGLAND 1 NORWAY 0
Thursday 04 September 2014
Joe Hart 7 Produced a superb one-handed save shortly after half time to keep out Blackburn forward Josh King’s header
Thursday 04 September 2014
WEDNESDAY was a sad day. In probably the most one-sided one-day international between top teams that I’ve ever seen, England were not just beaten but annihilated by India by nine wickets. It was embarrassing.
Thursday 04 September 2014
HITMAN Danny Welbeck believes his deadline day transfer to Arsenal will see him escape the shackles of an indifferent goalscoring record.
Thursday 04 September 2014
FORMER England striker Andrew Johnson aims to help establish Crystal Palace as a Premier League force after returning to Selhurst Park for a second stint yesterday.
Thursday 04 September 2014
SKIPPER Andrew Gale will miss the final two games of the season for champions-elect Yorkshire after an altercation with Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince during this week’s Roses match at Old Trafford.

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