Talking Horses: rhythm for Al Dancer at Ascot plus Saturday’s best bets

16-02-2019 The Nigel Twiston-Davies trained unbeaten hurdler looked to have plenty more to offer when he won at CheltenhamA slightly reduced version of the Betfair Handicap Hurdle will be the main betting race on Ascot’s excellent card and it is hard to escape the claims of Al Dancer (3.20). From the Nigel Twiston-Davies yard that had a winner with its first runner back after racing restarted this week, he is unbeaten over hurdles and looked highly progressive when scoring at Cheltenham in December.That was his handicap debut and even a 12lb hike in the ratings may not stop him. Getaway Trump is a talented opponent but may find this too much of a test of speed. Continue reading...

FA Cup: 'He's fluffed it' - Mumford & Sons try football commentary

16-02-2019 Mumford & Sons' Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall give football commentary a go, describing Nat Knight-Percival's bizarre FA Cup goal for Bradford in 2017.

Who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

16-02-2019 After Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title on Sunday, BBC Sport is asking you just who is the greatest F1 driver ever?

Soccer and soju: The football match that kicked off Korean peace

16-02-2019 How a friendly chat on the sidelines opened the door for North and South Korea to start talking.

Chess: Guildford’s six-year 4NCL unbeaten run threatened by Manx

16-02-2019 Surrey club’s record unbeaten run is threatened by the newcomers who have climbed rapidly from the third tierThe all-conquering Guildford team in the Four Nations Chess League (4NCL) are winning match after match but their manager is already planning well ahead to the showdown with a fresh and dangerous challenger at the final league weekend in early May.Guildford’s record unbeaten run, which stands at 70 wins and two draws stretching over more than six years, is threatened by promoted chesscom.Manx Liberty, whose squad is packed with seasoned grandmasters and bankrolled by a leading global chess website. Continue reading...

Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi told to stay patient despite lack of game-time

16-02-2019 • Gianfranco Zola says: ‘He’s always on the edge of the team’• Chelsea and Malmö charged by Uefa after fans throw objectsGianfranco Zola has defended Chelsea’s infrequent use of Callum Hudson-Odoi since the forward’s failure to push through a move to Bayern Munich last month and suggested few teenagers at Europe’s elite clubs would have enjoyed as much game-time. Related: FA Cup fifth round: match previews for the weekend’s games Continue reading...

Rachel Morris: Paralympic cycling and rowing champion targets skiing

16-02-2019 Paralympic cycling and rowing champion Rachel Morris starts her quest for a third sporting success on the snow.

Dan Christian heroics send Renegades into Big Bash League final

16-02-2019 Renegades beat Sydney Sixers by three wicketsStars await in all-Melbourne final on SundayMelbourne Renegades will host cross-city rivals the Stars in Sunday’s BBL decider after claiming a thrilling three-wicket semi-final victory over Sydney Sixers.Set 181 to win on Friday night at Marvel Stadium, the Renegades required 46 off the final four overs but held their nerve to book a first BBL final appearance. Continue reading...

Henrik Kristoffersen wins giant slalom gold at 2019 World Championships

16-02-2019 Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen wins the gold medal in the giant slalom at the 2019 World Championships, clinching the top spot by just 0.20 seconds.

Gazprom v Abu Dhabi: an alternative guide to the Champions League ties

16-02-2019 Other states, hedge funds and a tax haven also feature in our look at how club owners and partners stack up in the last 16Schalke 04 Continue reading...