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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.
Monday 10 March 2014
GREAT Britain completed the World Indoor Championships with six medals, following yesterday’s final-day haul of four.
Monday 10 March 2014
GOLF: America’s Patrick Reed held his nerve to claim the WGC-Cadillac Championship late last night, holding onto an overnight lead and keeping Welshman Jamie Donaldson tied in second place with Bubba Watson.
Monday 10 March 2014
PARALYMPICS: Great Britain’s curlers recorded back-to-back wins at the Paralympic Winter Games yesterday. A 6-4 win against Sweden was followed by an 8-4 triumph over South Korea.
Monday 10 March 2014
What happens when Bernie Ecclestone leaves Formula One?
Monday 10 March 2014
Patrick Callaghan reports from City AM’s Unibet-sponsored Cheltenham Festival Preview at The Brewery
Friday 07 March 2014
ENGLAND wing Chris Ashton insists missing out on next year’s World Cup is not on his mind, despite being overlooked for a fourth Six Nations match in a row this weekend.
Friday 07 March 2014
QUEENS Park Rangers face the likelihood of a fine of around £50m if they achieve promotion back to the Premier League this season unless their financial position suffers a dramatic and unexpected improvement.
Friday 07 March 2014
ARSENAL midfielder Jack Wilshere faces a race to be fit for the World Cup after breaking a bone in his foot during England’s friendly with Denmark on Wednesday, his club confirmed yesterday.
Friday 07 March 2014
ENGLAND batsman Joe Root is a major doubt for the World Twenty20 competition in Bangladesh after suffering a broken thumb in Wednesday’s one-day international victory against West Indies.
Friday 07 March 2014
WHEN Roy Hodgson spoke of a World Cup selection quandary after the midweek win over Denmark, the chatter was about the battle between left-backs Ashley Cole and Luke Shaw.
Friday 07 March 2014
WEST Brom striker Nicolas Anelka’s argument against a ban for his “quenelle” celebration failed because an independent panel found the gesture to be inextricably linked with anti-Semitism.
Friday 07 March 2014
PARALYMPIC star Oscar Pistorius wept in court yesterday as a witness described finding the athlete praying over his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp’s dying body shortly after he had shot her.
Friday 07 March 2014
WALES pride themselves on their rugby. For them, playing against England on Sunday is a huge game, their biggest.
Friday 07 March 2014
SARACENS prop Petrus du Plessis admits he is desperate for his team’s semi-final hoodoo to end as they travel to Franklin’s Gardens for another fierce encounter with bitter rivals Northampton Saints tomorrow.
Friday 07 March 2014
RYDER Cup winning captain Sam Torrance has been handpicked by Paul McGinley to help mastermind a third consecutive victory of the biennial event at Gleneagles in September.
Friday 07 March 2014
THIS image from 22 years ago today will cheer England fans as they prepare for Sunday’s Six Nations battle against Wales.
Friday 07 March 2014
FOOTBALL: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew admitted a Football Association charge of improper conduct yesterday, after headbutting Hull midfielder David Meyler last Saturday.
Friday 07 March 2014
FOOTBALL: Everton boss Roberto Martinez admits central defender Phil Jagielka is “very unlikely” to play in tomorrow’s FA Cup quarter-final at Arsenal due to a hamstring injury. Antolin Alcaraz stands by as his replacement.
Friday 07 March 2014
RUGBY UNION: Ireland have replaced flanker Peter O’Mahony with back-row forward Iain Henderson for tomorrow’s Six Nations match with Italy in Dublin.

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