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Monday 22 April 2013
FOOTBALL: Celtic beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle 4-1 to win the Scottish Premier League title for the 44th time in their 125-year history.
Monday 22 April 2013
SNOOKER: Former world No1 Mark Williams suffered a surprise first round exit at the World Championships, losing 10-6 to Michael White.
Monday 22 April 2013
MOTOR SPORT: Spain’s Marc Marquez, 20, became the youngest MotoGP rider to win a race taking victory at the Grand Prix of the Americas.
Friday 19 April 2013
Ben Cleminson and Bill Esdaile bring you the best football and racing bets of the weekend
Friday 19 April 2013
THE Coral Scottish Grand National (3.50pm) is one of the final big races of the National Hunt season and it is always a gruelling test.
Friday 19 April 2013
FORMER captain Michael Vaughan has warned that England’s superiority over Australia is being wildly overstated and predicts that this summer’s Ashes series will be far closer than many anticipate.
Friday 19 April 2013
TOTTENHAM chairman Daniel Levy and Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis have emerged as two of the highest paid directors in the Premier League, with both pocketing salaries in excess of £2m.
Friday 19 April 2013
LEYTON ORIENT chairman Barry Hearn expects to hear within two weeks whether a judicial review into what he perceives to be a breach of rules regarding West Ham’s tenancy of the Olympic Stadium is successful.
Friday 19 April 2013
SIX-TIME Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy announced his retirement from cycling with immediate effect yesterday. Hoy, 37, has won more Olympic gold medals than any other British athlete, as well as 11 world titles.
Friday 19 April 2013
DOUBLE Olympic champion Mo Farah believes London’s success at staging last summer’s Games should allay any fears surrounding security for Sunday’s marathon.
Friday 19 April 2013
FOOTBALL: Hillsborough justice campaigner Anne Williams, 60, has died following a battle with cancer. Williams’ son, Kevin, was among 96 Liverpool fans who died during a crush in 1989.
Friday 19 April 2013
HORSE RACING: Jockey AP McCoy has been admitted to hospital after suffering a chest injury racing at Cheltenham.
Thursday 18 April 2013
FULHAM 0 vs CHELSEA 3 CHELSEA boss Rafael Benitez admits he wants former club Liverpool to go on a winning streak until the end of the season, but only after his side visit Anfield on Sunday looking to tighten their grip on third place.
Thursday 18 April 2013
WEST HAM UNITED 2 vs MANCHESTER UNITED 2 WEST HAM manager Sam Allardyce was left seething with the match officials for failing to rule out Robin van Persie’s late equaliser, which he felt robbed his team of a “famous victory”.
Thursday 18 April 2013
MANCHESTER CITY cut rivals Manchester United’s lead at the top of the table to 13 points thanks to a late winner from Carlos Tevez against Wigan.
Thursday 18 April 2013
BRITAIN’S Andy Murray breezed through to the last 16 of the Monte Carlo Masters yesterday, seeing off the challenge from Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin in 73 minutes.
Thursday 18 April 2013
ICONIC mare Black Caviar is set to embark on a breeding career after being retired unbeaten with 25 wins, but an eagerly anticipated union with the world’s best thoroughbred, Frankel, appears to be off.
Thursday 18 April 2013
LONDON Marathon chiefs have confirmed plans to beef up security for Sunday’s race in a bid to reassure runners and spectators of their safety.
Thursday 18 April 2013
WORLD’S fastest man Usain Bolt has confirmed he will run at the London Grand Prix this summer for the first time since 2009, following the Chancellor’s decision to relax UK tax laws in last month’s budget.
Thursday 18 April 2013
CRICKET: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has vowed to fight on despite his appeal against a five-year ban for spot-fixing being rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) yesterday.
Thursday 18 April 2013
RUGBY UNION: Saracens have agreed to re-sign Fiji wing Michael Tagicakibau, 27, from Bristol in the summer, a year after he left the club.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
LONDON Marathon entrants, including double Olympic champion Mo Farah, will hold a 30-second silence and be encouraged to run wearing black ribbons to remember the victims of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings, as organisers insist Sunday’s race in
Wednesday 17 April 2013
OLYMPIC champions Jessica Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah will bid to recreate London 2012’s Super Saturday with the trio all scheduled to compete in the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
WHILE the news that England will be without arguably their most talented batsman for next month’s Test series against New Zealand is a blow, I suspect there may be an element of caution in the treatment of Kevin Pietersen.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
AFTER Boston, London organisers will be working closely with police intelligence, reviewing high-density spectator areas, such as the start and finish lines – targeted in Boston – as well as key historical sites along the route.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
WORLD No2 Andy Murray is set to open his clay court season today against Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the Monte Carlo Masters second round, as he begins a journey he hopes will culminate in winning the French Open in June.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
FOOTBALL: Queens Park Rangers have taken out a £15m bank loan amid fears for their financial stability if they fail to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
FOOTBALL: Cardiff City have been promoted to the Premier League, 53 years after they last reached the top flight. A 0-0 draw at home to Charlton was enough to send Malky Mackay’s team up with three games to spare.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
RUGBY UNION: World Cup-winning England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has extended his contract with Toulon until the end of next season.
Wilshere says Arsenal won’t let Manchester United win the title in north London
Tuesday 16 April 2013
ARSENAL and England midfielder Jack Wilshere has challenged the Gunners to win all of their remaining six games, but insists even victory over Everton tonight will not be enough to clinch a Champions League place.
Adam Scott capped a superb tournament in a dramatic play-off with Angel Cabrera
Tuesday 16 April 2013
ADAM SCOTT’S play-off triumph in the Masters provided the best finish to the tournament I’ve seen in a long time and capped a magnificent four days in Augusta.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
CYCLIST Sir Chris Hoy, winner of more Olympic gold medals than any other Briton, is expected to bring the curtain down on his illustrious career and announce his retirement later this week.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
THREE-TIME Masters runner-up Greg Norman believes compatriot Adam Scott can become Australia’s most successful golfer ever after ending his nation’s 77-year wait for a recipient of the green jacket on Sunday night.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
WILLIAMS development driver Susie Wolff says she cringed at comments from Sir Stirling Moss that women do not have the “mental aptitude” to compete in Formula One.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
RUGBY UNION: London Welsh are contemplating a return to their Old Deer Park home following their relegation from the Aviva Premiership, because of cost concerns at remaining at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
FOOTBALL: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will face no retrospective action for his apparent two-footed stamp on Chelsea defender David Luiz in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final, the Football Association has said.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
BOXING: Welterweight Kell Brook has postponed next month’s world title fight with Devon Alexander due to a stress fracture on his right foot. It is the third time the fight has been cancelled.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
CANOEING: The 2008 Olympic gold medal winner Dr Tim Brabants has announced his retirement and will now pursue a career in medicine.
Monday 15 April 2013
AUSTRALIA’S wait for a first ever Masters champion ended last night when Adam Scott clinched the green jacket with victory over Angel Cabrera on a play-off.
Monday 15 April 2013
IF YOU associate the name of Margaret Thatcher with sport at all, it will probably be in the context of football hooliganism, and the ill-fated identity card scheme that she advocated following the disasters at Heysel and Hillsborough.
Sergio Aguero scored Manchester City’s second in the win against Chelsea at Wembley
Monday 15 April 2013
CHELSEA 1 vs MANCHESTER CITY 2 CHELSEA boss Rafael Benitez was left fuming with referee Chris Foy following his failure to award a late penalty, which the Spaniard believed could have changed the outcome of the FA Cup semi-final.
Monday 15 April 2013
THE FOOTBALL Association insists it will crack down on hooliganism following a weekend of action that was marred by scenes of violence.
Monday 15 April 2013
FERRARI’S Fernando Alonso believes this season’s Formula One championship is up for grabs for many of the top drivers, after the Spaniard eased to an impeccable victory at the Chinese Grand Prix.
Monday 15 April 2013
SARACENS’ chief Mark McCall says his side needs to show more consistency, despite yesterday’s 47-17 win over Worcester at Allianz Park guaranteeing them a home semi-final draw.
Monday 15 April 2013
FOOTBALL: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists Lukas Podolski is not unsettled, despite the German forward starting the last three games on the bench. “He has a great attitude, [both] in training and before the game.
Monday 15 April 2013
SNOOKER: Six times runner-up Jimmy White has failed to qualify for this year’s World Championship, losing 10-5 to Robert Milkins last night.
Manchester City can book their return trip to Wembley for the FA Cup final
Friday 12 April 2013
BEN CLEMINSON AND BILL ESDAILE BRING YOU THE BEST FOOTBALL AND RACING BETS OF THE WEEKEND
Friday 12 April 2013
THIS weekend’s racing is pretty poor fare if I’m being brutally honest, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a bet or two to be had.

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