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• ‘I’m not a racist. What I said to Samson was out of order’
Joe Marler has apologised for calling Wales prop Samson Lee a “Gypsy Boy”, and insisted he is not a racist ahead of a World Rugby misconduct hearing on Tuesday.
Harlequins front-rower Marler escaped with a reprimand after insulting Scarlets prop Lee in England’s 25-21 RBS 6 Nations win over Wales last month, but could face a retrospective ban from World Rugby.Continue reading...
• Trainer Jim Best disqualified for four years by BHA
Pineau De Re, winner of the Grand National in 2014, now seems certain to miss the cut for this year’s race on Saturday. The veteran chaser needs five withdrawals from those above him in the list if he is to be allowed to take his chance and his trainer, Dr Richard Newland, who has given up hope, called for a rethink about the way in which horses are qualified for the famous Aintree race.
“It’s very disappointing,” Newland said, “and all the more frustrating because he is in fantastic shape. But everyone else has paid their £5,000 to stay in the entries to this point, so I would think they want to run and we’re not going to get many dropping out.”Continue reading...
It was one of those nights when the man hosting the presentation ceremony, who happened to be Nasser Hussain, barely earned his corn. He had only to ask Darren Sammy one question and the victorious West Indies captain was up and away.
Sammy thanked the Almighty and then berated Mark Nicholas (please do not get this pair confused) before going on to castigate his own board, which had been rather slower than anyone else in the Caribbean to send support and then congratulations for a stunning victory.Continue reading...
• TV money and good housekeeping head off problems
Financial fair play-style rules have dramatically improved English football’s financial health in recent years, according to an analysis of clubs’ figures by the accountants, Begbies Traynor.
In an annual report on clubs’ accounts, the firm concluded that of the 72 clubs in the Football League, only two lower division clubs, which were not named, show signs of financial distress. No club in the Premier League, which in 2013 introduced regulations to limit clubs’ losses and spending on players’ wages, are in distress; most now make a profit.Continue reading...
• Costa intent on leaving, with Cavani and Higuaín potential replacements
Antonio Conte is convinced he can restore Chelsea to the Champions League at the first time of asking but already faces an uphill task to persuade Diego Costa to remain at Stamford Bridge next season with the Spain international intent on returning to La Liga.
The manager of Italy has signed a three-year contract worth £5m a season, with a £5m bonus should he steer Chelsea to their second European Cup. He will take up the reins once Italy’s participation at Euro 2016 has concluded and will inherit a team who have had a traumatic season and are set to miss out on European competition of any kind for the first time in Roman Abramovich’s 13-year ownership.Continue reading...
• Juan Mata uploads picture of Shaw in training on to Instagram
Luke Shaw returned to training on Monday for the first time since suffering a double fracture in his leg in September.
The 20-year-old England full-back is entering the final stages of a long rehabilitation for an injury he sustained in the Champions League match at PSV Eindhoven.Continue reading...
Bubba Watson’s willingness to defy convention was apparent in his youth. Had Gerry Watson, the late father of the double Masters champion, had his way there would have been sporting development of an altogether different sort for the man who went on to become one of the best golfers in the world.
“Dad’s favourite team was the Yankees,” says Watson, taking up the story as he prepared for the first major of the year at Augusta this week. “It wasn’t anything bad about golf as a sport, he just had a dream that I would play baseball – and I played it; I was good at it. At high school, my dad said I had to choose; baseball or golf. I chose golf. He was a little upset at first but he got used to the idea – and it worked out.Continue reading...