As a professional footballer, there can’t be many more nerve-racking games than a play-off final. You’ve worked solidly for the preceding ninth months of the season and yet your whole campaign boils down to 90 minutes at Wembley Stadium: joy and success, misery and abject failure.…

It’s strange to say so in 2017, but the withdrawal of 35-year-old Roger Federer from the upcoming French Open has blown the second major in the tennis calendar wide open.…

The race for football’s richest prize got a little feistier at the weekend. Both Fulham vs Reading and Huddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday lived up to the hype and delivered a pair of intriguing encounters.…

The English Championship play-off final is often billed as the ‘richest game in football’; the riches on offer for winning at Wembley Stadium almost disgustingly paradoxical to the hurt and torment suffered by the losing outfit. So, there is no less pressure on these semi-final match ups, with a place at Wembley and 90 minutes of football separating these four clubs from the sport’s promised land.…

The Players’ Championship is one of those golf events where even non-fans of the sport can get into the swing of things. Pretty much all of the best players in the world are here, which helps, plus the action will unfold at the stunning TPC Sawgrass which is one of the easiest on the eye golf courses on the planet.…

There is enough juice left – just about – to render the second legs of these Champions League ties of interest.…

It’s not often that a 14/1 shot offers a genuine hope of winning, but that’s exactly what Hydrangea brings to the party for the 1000 Guineas on Sunday.…

'And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain. My friend, I'll say it clear, I'll state my case, of which I'm certain.' When Frank Sinatra first recorded his opus 'My Way' it is unlikely he had this juncture in the football season in mind, however the lyrics seem to fit perfectly as the fat lady – let alone the famous crooner – clears her throat to call time on another rollercoaster campaign.…

The Champions League is a competition that is much beloved for bringing teams of various styles and systems together from across the continent. For its semi-finals, the tournament has once again come up trumps.…

It’s one of the most time-honoured and compelling narratives in sport: the gnarled old veteran, desperate for one final shot at the big time, taking on the hungry young lion eager for his own chance to dominate the world as his opponent had before him.…