FORMER world champion Amir Khan is adamant his sought-after meeting with Floyd Mayweather will come to fruition after being added to the undercard of the American’s forthcoming fight with Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas.
CYCLING: Tour de France champion Chris Froome finished safely among the peloton on stage one of the Volta a Catalunya yesterday. Slovenia’s Luka Mezgec holds a lead of four seconds, with Britain’s Froome 10 seconds off the pace.
RUGBY UNION: Wales forward Ryan Jones has signed a two-year deal with Championship leaders Bristol. Jones has won 75 international caps, including 33 as captain, but missed this year’s Six Nations with a hamstring injury.
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TOTTENHAM manager Tim Sherwood yesterday refused to give up the chase for Champions League qualification after moving to within six points of north London rivals Arsenal.
ARSENE Wenger has never had the healthiest of pallors but the colour had almost completely drained from his face by the time Arsenal were three goals and a man down against Chelsea as the clock struck 1pm on Saturday lunchtime.
ENGLAND captain Stuart Broad yesterday bemoaned the slap on the wrist he was given by cricket's authorities for publicly criticising the umpires following defeat to New Zealand in their opening match of the Twenty20 World Cup.
NEW world squash champion Laura Massaro admitted she had to battle through the toughest match of her career in yesterday's final in Malaysia to become the first English woman to hold the title since 1999.
CYCLING: Britain's Mark Cavendish had to settle for fifth place in yesterday's epic Milan-San Remo race, while compatriot Ben Swift achieved a career-best finish by coming third in the opening spring classic of the season.
FOOTBALL: Barcelona moved to within a point of the top of La Liga last night with a 4-3 victory at Real Madrid. Andres Iniesta opened the scoring before a Karim Benzema brace put Real ahead, but Lionel Messi equalised before the break.
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WIMBLEDON champion Andy Murray has vowed to take his time searching for a new coach after he and Ivan Lendl surprised the tennis world yesterday by announcing the end of their hugely successful two-year alliance.
OLYMPICS: Weightlifting had £894,000 of its Olympic cycle funding restored by UK Sport yesterday following a successful appeal, but cuts for six other sports, including water polo and basketball, remain in place.
CYCLING: Team Sky have withdrawn rider Sergio Henao from competition after abnormalities were found in blood tests carried out at altitude. The Colombian rider will now be subject to an altitude research programme.
FOOTBALL: Hull City yesterday accused the Football Association of “prejudice” after it recommended vetoing a proposed name change to Hull Tigers. The club is upset the verdict was made ahead of a planned ballot with season-ticket holders.
GOLF: World No1 Tiger Woods has withdrawn from this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational due to back spasms. The 38-year-old now faces a race to be fit for the Masters at Augusta, which tees off on 10 April.
EMBATTLED Manchester United manager David Moyes’s troubles deepened yesterday when he came under fire from one of his former Everton coaching colleagues, who accused the Scot of ignoring young players.