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Friday 14 March 2014
HARRY MADLEY AND BEN CLEMINSON PREVIEW THE WEEKEND’S SIX NATIONS AND PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION
Friday 14 March 2014
A FLICKER of hope. That’s all Manchester United hang on to in their pursuit of a top four place and it will be finally extinguished should they lose to in-form Liverpool on Sunday.
Friday 14 March 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP
Friday 14 March 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE FINAL DAY OF CHELTENHAM IT HASN’T been the greatest of weeks for Paul Nicholls so far, but he has a number of live chances today and will be disappointed if he isn’t on the scoresheet.
Friday 14 March 2014
Star Sports owner Ben Keith picks out one horse he’s happy to lay each day
Thursday 13 March 2014
BARCELONA 2 MANCHESTER CITY 1 (Barcelona win 4-1 on aggregate) MANCHESTER City captain Vincent Kompany believes his team will be ready to win the Champions League next year, after last night bowing out at the last-16 stage.
Thursday 13 March 2014
TOTTENHAM boss Tim Sherwood has told his players to prove their worth or risk being surplus to requirements in the summer.
Thursday 13 March 2014
SIRE De Grugy was the toast of Cheltenham yesterday after the 11-4 favourite answered his doubters with a convincing – and fairytale – victory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.
Thursday 13 March 2014
OLYMPIC champion Laura Trott is hoping for another capacity crowd this weekend when she makes an emotional first competitive return to her favourite track: London’s velodrome.
Thursday 13 March 2014
TENNIS: Britain’s Andy Murray lost to world No11 Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells last night.
Thursday 13 March 2014
FOOTBALL: Southampton unveiled Ralph Krueger as their new chairman yesterday. The 54-year-old, former ice hockey player succeeds Nicola Cortese.
Thursday 13 March 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE WORLD HURDLE AND THE BYRNE GROUP PLATE
Thursday 13 March 2014
NEVER have the words “tread carefully” been more appropriately used when it comes to solving the betting mystery that is the Byrne Group Plate (4.00pm).
Thursday 13 March 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE JLT NOVICES’ CHASE AND THE PERTEMPS FINAL
Thursday 13 March 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE RYANAIR CHASE AND THE KIM MUIR
Thursday 13 March 2014
Star Sports owner Ben Keith picks out one horse he’s happy to lay each day
Wednesday 12 March 2014
BAYERN MUNICH 1 ARSENAL 1 (Bayern win 3-1 on aggregate)
Wednesday 12 March 2014
NEWCASTLE boss Alan Pardew has been banned from the touchline until the final three games of the season after the Football Association deemed his headbutt on Hull’s David Meyler worthy of a seven-match suspension.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
CHARLTON have replaced Chris Powell with an unheralded Belgian coach after the popular manager was sacked for refusing to back owner Roland Duchatelet’s plans.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
OWNER JP McManus hailed “a very special day” after claiming a one-two in the Champion Hurdle, 9-1 shot Jezki pipping the fancied My Tent Or Yours to win the feature race on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
ENGLAND’S stand-in Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan has called on his team to beat West Indies tomorrow and go into the forthcoming World T20 on a high.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
FOOTBALL: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes his side can use their dramatic 2012 Premier League title triumph as inspiration to overcome Barcelona tonight.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
PARALYMPICS: British skier Jade Etherington edged toward her third medal at the Paralympic Winter Games yesterday, finishing second in the first stage of the visually impaired super combined.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
ATHLETICS: Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius “had a big love” for guns, a friend told his murder trial in Pretoria yesterday. Darren Fresco testified that he saw Pistorius fire a gun in a restaurant and through the sunroof of Fresco’s car.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE RSA CHASE AND THE NEPTUNE NOVICES’ HURDLE
Wednesday 12 March 2014
Star Sports owner Ben Keith picks out one horse he’s happy to lay each day THE BANDWAGON rolls on and we’ll be looking to take on the short ones again today.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
Bill Esdaile PREVIEWS THE CHAMPION CHASE AND THE CHAMPION BUMPER
Wednesday 12 March 2014
THE WEATHERBYS Champion Bumper (5.15pm) is arguably the toughest race for punters to solve this week.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE HANDICAPS
Tuesday 11 March 2014
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger has urged his team to disregard Bayern Munich’s aura of invincibility as they attempt to pull off perhaps the greatest individual result of his 998-game reign tonight.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
ORGANISERS of the super-middleweight world title rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves plan an imminent release of 20,000 extra tickets, after an initial 60,000 seats sold out inside an hour yesterday.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
IT’S a great privilege to be asked to be part of another European Ryder Cup team, and I thank Paul McGinley for making me a vice-captain and for his kind words.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
BAYERN Munich coach Pep Guardiola has ordered his Champions League holders to nullify Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil or risk the most unlikely of upsets tonight.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
ENGLAND batsman Joe Root will be replaced by Ian Bell for this month’s World Twenty20, after scans revealed the severity of his thumb injury yesterday.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
PARALYMPICS: Skier Kelly Gallagher was crowned Britain’s first-ever Paralympic Winter Games champion yesterday, winning gold alongside guide Charlotte Evans in the visually impaired Super-G.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
RUGBY UNION: England head coach Stuart Lancaster has hinted he will stick with the team that beat Wales for the final match of the Six Nations championship against Italy on Saturday.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
THERE is no better sound in racing than the roar that kicks off the Cheltenham Festival as the tapes go up for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
AFTER a quiet period of winning favourites in the Racing Post Arkle, the cream has certainly risen to the top in the last two years with the outstanding Sprinter Sacre and Simonsig claiming the prize.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
I DON’T know if it’s wise or not to have your best bet of the week in the very first race, but I do think that VAUTOUR is banker material.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
BILL ESDAILE PREVIEWS THE CHAMPION HURDLE AND THE MARES’ HURDLE RARELY has a horse been more eagerly awaited than this year’s renewal of the Stan James Champion Hurdle.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
ANYONE who witnessed Quevega’s incredible fifth successive win in this race 12 months ago would have had serious doubts about the Willie Mullins-trained mare making it six wins on the bounce in 2014.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
NO OWNER’S colours have been carried to the Festival’s winner’s enclosure more frequently than those of JP McManus.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
THE WAITING is finally over and at last it’s time for the best four days in the racing calendar.
Monday 10 March 2014
Ahead of the greatest show on turf, Sporting Index has put together this handy Cheltenham Festival infographic to help punters get an angle on all the big trends and stats.
Monday 10 March 2014
ENGLAND 29 WALES 18 PROUD England coach Stuart Lancaster urged his players to refocus on this week’s Six Nations finale in Italy after they swept aside Wales yesterday at Twickenham to claim their first Triple Crown for 11 years.
Monday 10 March 2014
MANCHESTER CITY 1 WIGAN ATHLETIC 2 MANCHESTER City manager Manuel Pellegrini defended his team selection after defeat to FA Cup holders Wigan in the quarter-final ended their dream of ending the season with four trophies.
Monday 10 March 2014
IF FORTUNE favours the brave then it’s up to England to be bold in Rome next week.
Monday 10 March 2014
SHEFFIELD UNITED 2 CHARLTON ATHLETIC 0 CHARLTON manager Chris Powell has urged his players to bounce back from yesterday’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat by dragging themselves out of the Championship relegation zone.
Monday 10 March 2014
ENGLAND captain Stuart Broad said last night that injury will force him out of the remaining couple of Twenty20 games in West Indies, after watching his team comprehensively beaten in Bridgetown.
Monday 10 March 2014
HULL CITY boss Steve Bruce failed to contain his glee after yesterday’s FA Cup semi-final draw paired his team with Sheffield United of League One.

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