Year: 2018

December 10, 2018

• Nico de Boinville rides Altior to 15th straight victory • Nicky Henderson: ‘As good a performance as he has ever done’ The elements and a select band of opponents did all they could to end Altior’s winning streak at 14 but he responded with what Nicky Henderson, his trainer, called “as good a performance as he’s […]

December 10, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Vasiliy Lomachenko picked up his second lightweight title Saturday night, wearing down Jose Pedraza and winning a unanimous decision. Lomachenko (12-1) knocked down Pedraza twice in the 11th round and though he couldn’t finish him, won easily to add the WBO title to the WBA belt he picked up in May […]

December 10, 2018

Milan (AFP) – Argentina striker Mauro Icardi is the golden boy of Italian football as much for his goal-scoring prowess with Inter Milan as his colourful lifestyle off the pitch. The heavily tattooed 25-year-old from Rosario — also the hometown of Lionel Messi — followed the same route as his illustrious countryman to Barcelona in […]

December 10, 2018

• Saracens 51-25 Cardiff Blues • Premiership champions maintain winning run after early scare Saracens march on with another half-century, another seven tries and another demonstration of how determined they are to reclaim the Champions Cup trophy. If there was any surprise, it took until the introduction of the 20-year-old back-row Ben Earl early in the second […]

December 10, 2018

• Win comes 25 years after he first won the UK Championship • O’Sullivan passes Stephen Hendry’s haul of triple crown titles Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed a record-breaking seventh UK Championship title with a 10-6 victory over Mark Allen at the York Barbican on Sunday. His triumph, which came a quarter of a century after he won his […]

December 10, 2018

Selector has not shied away from bold picks and may use West Indies Tests to experiment with the exciting over the pragmatic Since Ed Smith became the chief selector it has been worth keeping an eye on the announcement of England squads. He has delivered a few surprises in his nine months in the job, […]

December 10, 2018

The two 32-year-olds are past their box-office peaks and Khan is being lined up to take on WBO title-holder Terence Crawford The immediate, logical reaction to Kell Brook grinding out a flat-footed points win over the Australian Michael Zerafa in Sheffield was that it would make his long-awaited showdown with Amir Khan much easier to […]

December 10, 2018

Juan Mata has declared his “love” of the Premier League, but he is yet to be handed a new contract by Manchester United. The World Cup winner has been at Old Trafford since January 2014, with David Moyes having snapped him up for £37 million ($47m). Mata has now passed the 200-appearance mark for the […]