Mirage Dancer to sidestep Investec Derby

Mirage Dancer will miss next month's Investec Derby although a run at Royal Ascot could still be on the cards.
The son of Frankel secured an impressive victory at Doncaster in his only run as a juvenile last year and he followed that impressive performance up with a fourth-place finish in th read more...

Carlsson cards 66 to lead PGA tournament

Johan Carlsson holds a one-shot lead at the BMW PGA Championship after an opening round of 66 left him six-under par at Wentworth.
The Swede birdied the third, fourth, fifth, seventh and ninth holes to turn in 30 before dropping a shot at the par three 10th. However he picked up another thre read more...

Walker relishing Wakefield chance

Adam Walker says he is looking forward to reuniting with coach Chris Chester after swapping St Helens for Wakefield.
Walker, 26, joined St Helens at the end of last season and has managed nine appearances but he has now made the switch to Wakefield, signing on until the end of the 2019 campa read more...

Murray ready to step up

Andy Murray is confident he can impress at the French Open after a disappointing 2017 campaign to date.
Murray remains the world number one but he has endured a tough season so far with just one tournament win, which came in Dubai at the start of March. The 30-year-old did reach the last fou read more...

A 21-race program for 2018 – Carey

Formula 1 chief executive Chase Carey has announced that there will be 21 grands prix on the 2018 calendar.
That is just one race more than this season, despite the fact that the sport's new owners Liberty Media have spoken about expanding to as many as 25 races per year.

There w read more...

Three Ashes preparation matches for England

England will play three warm-up matches in Australia before this year's Ashes Test series gets under way in November.
The tourists will start with a two-day match against a Western Australia XI in Perth from November 4, followed by a day-night match of four days against a Cricket Australia ( read more...

Talei announces retirement

Harlequins and Fiji back-row forward Netani Talei has retired due to ongoing injury problems.
The 34-year-old has confirmed he is quitting the sport after struggling to recover from a troublesome knee problem. Talei, who joined Quins in February 2015 following a spell at Newport Gwent Dragon read more...

Vettel fastest in second Monaco practice

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was fastest in second practice for the Monaco GP, while title rival Lewis Hamilton was down in eighth.
Championship leader Vettel ended up the second session 0.487 seconds quicker than the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo but Hamilton's Mercedes struggled to keep up, d read more...

Watson within touching distance of French Open

Heather Watson is just one match away from securing her place at the French Open after she beat Tereza Smitkova in straight sets.
The British number two is bidding to reach the main draw at Roland Garros for the seventh-successive year and after dispatching of Anastasiya Komardina in the fir read more...

Cracksman to strike in Investec Derby

Paul Alster explains why Cracksman is the runner to look out for at the Investec Derby.
Two years on from the famous Derby success of John Gosden's tremendous colt Golden Horn, the same trainer and owner (Anthony Oppenheimer) combination look set to hit the target again with their unbeaten C read more...