Category Archives: Sport

Talking Horses: Ballydoyle runs 11 of the 12 in Saturday’s Vertem Futurity

O’Brien is well known for making multiple entries in major races but has never dominated the field for a Group One contest so thoroughly.Kameko, from Andrew Balding’s stable in Hampshire, is the only possible runner from a British yard in

Nowell backed to make timely return for England’s semi-final with New Zealand

England expect to have Jack Nowell fit and available for selection for this weekend’s World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.Nowell missed the quarter-final victory over Australia with a hamstring injury but England are optimistic he will be in contention to

Hansen and Jones show respect – and confidence they can overcome

Rather, a fast start and sticking to the task are the key planks of Jones’s approach as England seek to inflict a first World Cup defeat on New Zealand for 12 years.He is not interested in Clive Woodward’s attempts to

Burton rallies around Clough’s men as City arrive with 9-0 head start

The Brewers may be into serious damage-limitation territory when the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg starts on Wednesday night, but Clough’s mood remains as bright as the sun over the Pirelli Stadium and reflects a town relishing the prospect of

Tim Howard ends a career of individual brilliance but not much team glory

Four-and-a-half years and one World Cup qualifying disaster later, that night at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, is still the most recent World Cup venture for the US men’s team. Howard won’t be back. He announced on Tuesday

Benjamin Mendy could make Manchester City return against Burton

Pep Guardiola has confirmed Benjamin Mendy has the opportunity to begin his comeback from his latest injury in Manchester City’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Burton. “Some players need rhythm and are going to play. The guys who’ve had

Michael Conlan: ‘It’s prize fighting and it’s up to me to deliver for my family’

Conlan boasts a record of 10 fights and 10 wins as a professional, with six coming by knockout. A two-time Olympian, he won bronze in London in 2012 before following that up with a World Championship gold in 2015. Conlan

‘Growing as men’: Mike Friday on how USA rugby went top of world sevens

Such success is unprecedented and it is the result, says Mike Friday, of “a lot of hard work”. Any coach might be expected to say so but the affable Englishman, once a Wasps scrum-half and coach of England and Kenya,

New Zealand coach: ICC should consider trophy share in future after final drama

The New Zealand coach, Gary Stead, has shrugged off the debate over whether an umpiring error denied the Black Caps World Cup final glory against England, saying umpires are “human”.However, he added that sharing the trophy when teams cannot be

Pete Cowen: from Open loss-maker to coach of major champions

“I lost money on the week,” Cowen recalls. “I finished 55th in the order of merit – one in front of Bernhard Langer – and lost money on the year. Aged 28, I packed up. Some people now say: ‘Oh