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Tom Johnstone puts marker down for Test series in England stroll past France

• England 44-6 France• Debutant winger Johnstone scores hat-trick before NZ seriesIt was not so much a Test, more a walk in the park for England as Wayne Bennett’s side sauntered through an understrength France team in their only warm-up game before th…


Soccer – Martinez positive for Fellaini

Roberto Martinez expects Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini to be fit for Manchester United’s massive Premier League clash with Chelsea on Saturday.

Fellaini was absent as Belgium drew 1-1 in a friendly international with neighbours the Netherlands…


Soccer – Wenger makes Ozil plea

Former Arsenal supremo Arsene Wenger believes that current Gunners ace Mesut Ozil and the Germany national team would benefit from the midfielder returning to the fold.

Wenger was sad to see his 30-year-old former charge call time with Die Mannschaft…


Horse Racing – All set fair for Buveur D’air

Trainer Nicky Henderson is more than happy with the conditioning of Buveur D’air, who is being prepared to return to action in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle.

The JP McManus-owned seven-year-old has won the last two renewals of Cheltenham’s C…


The striker leading Fiorentina to glory and Scotland to their World Cup debut

Lana Clelland moved to Italy four years ago ‘for an experience’. On Saturday she set up Fiorentina’s winning goal in a cup finalBy Martin Dunlop for The Gentleman UltraA Scottish footballer has just begun a fourth season in Serie A and is preparing to …


Richie Myler back in England side to face France after six-year absence

• England will give debuts to eight players at Leigh Sports Village • ‘There is plenty of quality in the squad,’ says coach BennettRichie Myler returns to the England side for the first time in six years on Wednesday evening. The Leeds scrum-half has n…


West Ham under pressure after coach attends Democratic Football Lads Alliance march

• Under-18s coach Mark Phillips facing awkward questions• Kick It Out monitoring situationWest Ham are under pressure to take action after one of their youth coaches said he went on a march organised by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, a group co…


Soccer – Southgate delighted with Seville win

Head coach Gareth Southgate heaped praise on his England side for their bravery in a 3-2 Nations League victory over Spain in Seville.

The Three Lions, who are 10/1 with bet365 to win the Nations League, stunned the home crowd by roaring into a three…


Soccer – Low takes bold approach

Head coach Joachim Low has challenged his struggling Germany side to play with confidence when they face World Cup 2018 winners France in the Nations League.

Die Mannschaft held Les Bleus to a goalless draw in their opening Nations League game, but s…


Horse Racing – Murphy expects Kalashnikov to fire

Trainer Amy Murphy is excited about seeing what Kalashnikov can do over fences, with the Racing Post Arkle at Cheltenham the primary target.

Having impressively won the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury in February, he went to Cheltenham in March and ran a b…


Soccer – Southgate offers Sterling support

Gareth Southgate is determined to help Raheem Sterling finally end his lengthy goal drought for the England national team.

The Manchester City forward has gone 27 England games without a goal since finding the net in a 2-0 European Championship quali…


Golf – Pepperell welcomes Augusta reward

Eddie Pepperell is relishing the opportunity to play in his first Masters at Augusta next year, having claimed victory in the British Masters at Walton Heath.

The 27-year-old Englishman edged home by two shots in Surrey to claim only his second Europ…


Tennis – Wounded Halep battles on

Simona Halep is determined to overcome her latest back problem and try to defend her hard-won number one world ranking.

The 27-year-old Romanian, who will finish top of the rankings for a second year in a row, is hoping to be able to return to action…


Sri Lanka v England: second ODI – live!

Live updates from the Rangiri Dambulla International StadiumEngland’s recent record against spin is one of the best, says RootEmail or tweet your thoughts 5.15am BST The players are out, and the sun is still shining! Let’s watch some cricket! 4.58am BS…


Talking Horses: Limini’s draw may make her a force in Cesarewitch

Limini can spring a surprise in the Cesarewitch – with only a 4lb penalty for her latest win and a decent draw in stall nine, she looks sure to get involvedThe betting market clearly expects Irish success in the Cesarewitch for the first time in 11 yea…


Croatia v England: Nations League — live!

Nations League updates from Rijeka, kick-off 7.45pm BSTRead this: the forgotten story of … Luton Town’s Manager IdolAnd feel free to email Scott with your thoughts 6.44pm BST Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell makes his first start for England, foll…


Soccer – Giggs fires Wales warning

Wales head coach Ryan Giggs has told his players that they have to shape up if they are to compete with top-class teams, having seen his charges thrashed 4-1 by Spain.

Giggs has now got to try and raise morale in the Welsh camp for the Nations league…


Soccer – Trophies a must for Klopp

Jurgen Klopp accepts that he needs to deliver silverware to be considered a true success during his time in charge of Liverpool, who are 9/4 with bet365 to win the Premier League title this season

The German has led the Reds to the final of the Leagu…


Soccer – Vertonghen return is delayed

Tottenham Hotspur face being without central defender Jan Vertonghen for much of the remainder of 2018 due to a hamstring injury.

The 31-year-old Belgium international has not featured for Spurs since the 2-0 Premier League victory at Huddersfield to…


Soccer – Enrique seeks Spain intensity

Spain head coach Luis Enrique has warned his players not to take things easy when they face Wales in a friendly international in Cardiff.

La Roja have seen off both England and Croatia in their opening two Nations League games, making a perfect start…